2004 Saturn VUE 4 cylinder from North America
Piece of junk!
I have had this car for 3 years (less than 36000 miles), and it has been in the shop 7 times for serious problems.
Today it is being towed in for its 8th stay in the shop. This will be the third time this vehicle has left me stranded.
The engine lights come on and I lose all power to the engine. This time I was able to get it to crawl (15mph) 5 miles home.
I purchased the extended warranty (thank goodness). Unfortunately, no one at the dealer bothered to register that warranty. Thankfully I was good enough to provide THEM a copy when they told me LAST week that the bad wheel bearings would not be covered.
The folks in service are courteous and helpful, it is a shame the rest of the company is so disorganized and the cars so pitiful.
If I were looking to buy a car again (which I am, and soon), I would not, and will not get a Saturn. They could offer me a free car, and I think it just wouldn't be enough incentive for me.
I have put up with so much from this vehicle; I felt I just needed to warn others before they make the same mistake I have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th August, 2007
28th May 2008, 13:23
I have the same Vue as you (4 cylinder 5 speed FWD) and I am having that same problem, if you fixed it, what was the problem?
8th Jun 2008, 13:40
We purchased a 2004 Saturn Vue, and without warning the transmission went out. We took the Vue into the shop, & were told that Saturn does not make parts for the transmission. We were told we would have to buy the entire transmission at a cost of $5,000. That is the price without labor. We have had the car aprox. 1 year. It has 85,000 miles. We were told the part that went out is an inexpensive part, but Saturn does not sell transmission parts for the 2004 Vue. We will never buy another Saturn vehicle.