2006 Saturn VUE V6 AWD from North America
My family is safe in this car
Front end wheel work had to be done; long before they should have worn out. We heard and felt a constant buzzing sound from below and to the rear of the vehicle. I brought it to a local auto repair shop, and they showed me where the carrier bearing 'used' to be.
Also the brakes wore out very quickly. We actually had a 2002 4 cyl/FWD that started to begin signs of what most people are complaining about, but at the dealer we upgrade to this current 06 AWD/V6. Night and day. The '02 drove/handled like all the tires were half full: splashy and sloppy handling. The '06 turns on a dime!
The '06 V6/AWD has been a safe reliable car.
It handles very, very well.
It seems all of these Saturns are a hit or miss from the production line. I wonder if it has to do with the old school of thought that something manufactured on Tuesday or Wednesday is better than the one built on Monday or Friday? Although we have had some repairs done, it has been reliable. Ours was a hit!
The Saturn dealers/service were all a bunch of shysters! (cheats) Their capabilities was very poor. Our local shop was far more experienced and knowledgeable of this car than the dealers!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th January, 2011