2003 Saturn VUE AWD V6 from North America
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
4th Mar 2004, 06:37
I've had all these problems too. Seems most VUE's have the exact same problems. A boat load of bad parts were put into these vehicles. VTI transmissions are crap. Driveshafts, wheel bearings, struts, rear differentials. We've all had these problems. Come on Saturn, what happened to a quality vehicle???
19th May 2004, 06:51
I am also experiencing issues with my 03 Vue. Suspension, struts, bearings, in shop 8 times, window motor, and recently my fuel sensor quit working at16,000 miles. I have had the Vue 15 months. Last night spoke to customer assistance area rep. and was told that problems would not warranty Lemon Law buy back according to off-set calculations. I expressed my regrets about Saturn not living up to its reputation of being so customer oriented. I have tried to trade in this vehicle several times. I am not getting anywhere near the NADA value for the car, and the reason is always, "Its because it's a Saturn." I have made a 20,000 dollar mistake and I am depressed over it.