2005 Saturn VUE AWD V6 3.5L from North America
I haven't had it for long, but WOW
I realize I have had the vehicle for only a short time and there are few miles on the car, but for us in the New England States, I had to leave this review for anyone thinking of purchasing a VUE. With the recent inclement weather in NE, I have had plenty of opportunity to see how this SUV would handle in snow and ice. I have to say, the handling is unparalleled from any vehicle I have ever driven. I grew up in Maine and am familiar with bad roads and feel knowing your vehicle is half the battle of successful driving in poor conditions. I took my new VUE out in the bad weather with the purpose of seeing what it could do. It laughed at snow and slush covered 's'-turns, stopped abruptly when tested, and gripped the snow with enough strength to safely take me down a steep incline on a turn. I came home from our little excursion feeling like my purchase was a wise one.
Although the safety in driving was a huge priority to me, I am also a stay-home Mom and have two, little kids. The only other thing I can comment on this early into my ownership, is the space the VUE provides for my kids in the back - for them and all their stuff. It is great to have all that room for them, and I'm no longer breaking my back getting them into their car seats! That is truly a great value! Also, I have a bum hip and the numerous seat adjustments are very helpful on the comfort scale.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2005