The cars are poorly made, and/or use poor quality parts
First week of ownership:
Engine mount bolt only finger tight, allowing engine to move around making noise.
Instrument cluster was scratched and was replaced.
At 10,000 miles:
Driveshaft replaced for being out of balance.
Passenger rear window literally blew out.
At 18,000 miles:
Front strut bearings replaced.
Rear differential module replaced.
Transmission cooler leaked, and was repaired.
After much research, I bought TWO V-6 AWD Vues in Jan '03. They appeared to be a great value. I cannot adequately express my extreme disappointment.
These cars were my first, and now my LAST Saturn...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th January, 2004