The base model has been an absolute bargain for us based on how it has performed thus far
No repairs whatsoever! Looks, drives and runs like the day I bought it. Everything works as new!
I have an 04 Vue with a 2.2 5spd FWD popular in Canada only. My wife loves this vehicle. Bought it with 40k in 06, and now has a 75k with NO REPAIRS WHATSOEVER! This vehicle has been flawless, and I expect will continue to be based on its history so far.
We researched this vehicle before we bought it. It had no dealer service history other than the pre inspection. I will say it was a little noisy as far as clunks and groans, but performs like a charm. I put new Goodyear Fortera Triple Tread tires on and a lot of the clunks and groans have disappeared. Previous tires were Bridgestone Turanza EL42's. I do not recommend them even if they are a deal.
I cannot ask for better fuel economy. We average 8.0 litres per 100k on highway trips, and have lots of room for everything we carry, far more than ANY competitor.
That being said, this vehicle does NOT have all wheel drive, which is as poor as the VTI transmission abandoned by Saturn. We did our homework and are very satisfied with our purchase. Thanks to everyone for their comments on what not to buy after buying it!
P.S. This is not written by a dealer, but someone who's wife wanted a Vue based on looks and nothing else. I am not a GM fan, but cannot say anything bad about the vehicle I own.
Bottom line... DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th January, 2010