2004 Saturn VUE the cheapest with updated pack 2.2 eco tech (honda if you didn't know) from North America
If all Saturns are like this, I will definitely stay a customer
None at all!!!
Reluctantly I bought the Vue because is a Saturn and I was used to japanese cars. I tested nearly every in its class and I was drawn by its looks and the price (plus that polymer body that does not dent or rust). I am delighted with my decision. At first that brand new 2.2 engine was kind of a dog, and I was told that I had to break it in... they were totally right! It performs outstandingly, it is very efficient with gas (I travel 206 miles every day for work) and this manual transmission is da bomb.
Downside: since it sits high, you have to be careful on tight curves, but nothing a lowering kit and wider tires did not resolve. I don't know why other people's experiences have been so bad with this car, but cars as well as a toy or as a computer can come defective. I enjoy my little SUV, is more spacious than probably the rest in its class, dent resistant body and performance...I'm in love! With a little bit of cosmetics the interior is easily updated, but everyone that sits in my ride says the same... is this a Saturn??
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2006
6th Jan 2006, 16:00
I hate to tell you, but your engine is NOT made by Honda. Only the 3.5 V6 engine is made by Honda. Your engine is the same one in Cavaliers and Cobalts, not to mention the ION. If your dealer told you this, he lied to you.
11th Jan 2007, 17:28
I am looking at a car just like you described and all of the other reviews worried me, then I realized that all of the problems seem to be with the automatic transmissions...Coincidence???
10th Apr 2007, 12:09
To the last comment: do not buy SATURN!!! It will be your worst! I had a Saturn before and had nothing but trouble. Every weekend I had to date the mechanic for repairs. I just recently traded that "junk" for a Kia Sorento and the Kia is much quicker, handles better and you can't beat the warranty; I am sold!
9th Feb 2013, 01:40
You have the equally reliable American made engine... the 2.2 ... not the Honda V6. Just goes to show American manufacturers make good/great engines too. Buy American!