2005 Saturn VUE Reviews - Page 5 of 6

2005 Saturn VUE Red Line 3.4L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carSaturn VUE

Summary:

I like the look and the performance

Faults:

No real problems have occured. Only one complaint and that was the horn.

General Comments:

I am in process now to replace the horn with something that has some db's to it. Going down the freeway or in some other situations, the horn could be louder to get the attention of the other person.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th August, 2005

2005 Saturn VUE RedLine 3.5L by Honda from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5L by Honda Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance9191 miles
Previous carSaturn L300

Summary:

Redline Vue is really fun to drive

Faults:

Air conditioning went out. Took it to dealer, they gave me a free rental. Picked up the car the next day, all is fine.

General Comments:

Very nice SUV, very quick and electronic turning system rocks.

Styling is awesome, I catch a lot of people checking it out and starting conversations about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2005

2005 Saturn VUE AWD V6 3.5 V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance2100 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

Functional and fun to drive

Faults:

Nothing. It may be too soon to tell, but in the 2100 miles I've driven the car, it has performed well.

General Comments:

I love this vehicle. Saturn has done a good job building a sport utility that is pleasing to look at, reasonably economical, powerful, practical, and functional.

The interior is largely plastic, but for about $25k these days, it's hard to expect much more.

The polymer side panels are a real plus, both to save weight, and improve the car's durability. My 8-year old SL2 still looks great without the dings that one would expect in an all-metal car.

The Honda V6 is the best. It's smooth and powerful. I test drove the 4 cylinder model, and found it had a hard time getting out of its own way. The V6 makes all the difference. If you intend to pass other cars while climbing a hill, or towing anything, get the V6.

Just about every car has difficulties in the first few model years. 2005 seems to have sorted things out.

Keep in mind that the VUE isn't a rock crawler like a Jeep Rubicon, but if you want to go skiing and have a comfortable ride over slushy roads, this is a good choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2005

2005 Saturn VUE 2.2 gas 4cylinders from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 gas 4cylinders Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous carMercury Villager

Summary:

Excellent!!!

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

My vue is very comfortable and with the 4 cylinder engine, with 4 kids and 2 adults and the AC blasting ir rides like a dream. I hear no noises up to this point, I have taken it up mountains with no loss of power. I Live in NYC and there is a lot of traffic and the VUE drives like a dream. I honestly recommend this car. I get 26 MPH on the highway and about 20 in the City. Also Saturn has a policy that if you don't like the car up to 1,000 miles or having any trouble, you may return it. Thank you, Miguel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2005

2005 Saturn VUE V4 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V4 Automatic
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance22 miles

Summary:

Great SUV

Faults:

I just leased this car. I love it. Great ride. The 2.2 has enough to get up and go, but is nothing to write home about. The tires are key, I have seen some with low profile tires --stay away from them if you get a lot of snow... Go for the regular "hub cap" version. The interior is very, very, very cheap, however is very easy to understand. (Good for a new driver).. Now that I write this,this is a very safe SUV for a new driver (Young ones)...You can see everything, everwhere! The outside Mirrors are very big. I like this SUV. It has a very nice feel to it...This is coming from a person getting out of a 2004 V6 Toyota Salaro with 17 inch rims. I bet this VUE could out handle it...

General Comments:

This is a great car for the first time driver. Very, very safe with the side impct.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

19th Jul 2005, 16:30

Wow I think we all know what this guy was talking about I don't think you had to correct him.

25th Sep 2005, 14:06

It always amazes me how so many people have to go out of their way to be a jerk.

2nd Nov 2005, 22:11

I thought we were talking about cars children?

21st Feb 2006, 19:16

Regarding the comment of being able to see all around and big outside mirrors. May be true, but new drivers - beware of the "blind spots" when looking out the side of the front windshield. The interior design where the outside mirrors are is quite wide and when you are turning, they create a blind spot on the side of the turn. Just be careful.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 21 reviews