2007 Saturn VUE Reviews

2007 Saturn VUE AWD V6 3.5 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Solid and dependable, with some GM quirks

Faults:

Struts had a rattle sound from like the first day. But the dealer replaced them under warranty. But they still sound rattly.

Other than maintenance (brakes, rotors, oil, windshield wipers, tires), this car has never broke down or left me stranded. And I drive about 90 miles a day.

General Comments:

This has a Honda 3.5. It never burns or leaks oil. It's peppy and the AWD works great.

I got a third little passengers seat in the cargo space that works great too.

I really can't complain about a great car that just keeps going like the Energizer Bunny.

The door windows sound like they are always cracked a bit though. And the road noise is loud.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2012

2007 Saturn VUE from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Worth what I paid for it. It was a dealer's vehicle

General Comments:

Not having had a SUV before, it was a learning experience.

The V6 is more than adequate, but not sure if it had a towing package in use. Next vehicle will be equipped for that.

I also have had to replace the sound system shortly after obtaining the Vue (under warranty).

The front brakes required work early, and disappoint me after returning to two private repair shops since then.

The constant issue is the interior noise from the drive. Highway is loud. Air through seal on door.

Now, I had to replace the battery at 54,000 miles, while the battery warning light continues to come on after start up. It will go off in time, but is annoying and required return to two shops. The test said the amperage is fine, and the alternator is not suspect. Bugs me.

After reading the other reviews, I am worried with the front end and struts/suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2012

2007 Saturn VUE from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance37500 miles
Previous carGMC Trailblazer

Summary:

Nice and comfortable inside, however they are not built to last

Faults:

I have had multiple problems from the start; from annoying non-essential things like a key buzzer that would go off indiscriminately, to the radio controls on the steering wheel which broke 5,000 miles in.

The strut mounts have had to be replaced twice. Once at 10,000 miles, and now at 37,000 miles.

At 35,000 miles I brought it in again because it was slipping out of gear. All of a sudden when you were driving, you would push on the gas and the engine would just rev.

When I brought it in this time at 37,000 miles, the repair manager told me I needed a new ignition ($342 + tax).

The "cables" that apparently make the car (manual trans) shift were not covered under the power train warranty ($380 + tax).

As well as "front sway bar" links ($260 + tax), also not covered under the warranty.

General Comments:

I have had probably a dozen cars in my life, but this was my first (and perhaps) last brand new car.

At the outset, I would say that I chose Saturn, for the most part because of the reliability others had expressed in their vehicles, and their award-winning customer service reputation they had established over the years, OR SO I THOUGHT.

I have had multiple problems from the start; (Did I mention the fact that our '07 Vue has only 37,000 miles on it)

The repair manager told me I needed the "cables" that apparently make the car (manual trans) shift and they were not covered under the power train warranty. I'm sorry, I thought drive train would include the parts that makes the car go from reverse to 1st gear.

Our miles put on this vehicle are as follows: the first 10,000 miles were around town in the city of Amarillo, Texas. we then drove 1,500 miles across the country as we moved to the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York. I'll give you that the Catskill mountains are not as urban as Amarillo, but with the stress that the shock mounts and other things have taken, you would think we go through downtown Kabul every day!

I remember with fondness the day we said this little cheer with the sales team at the dealership. Looking forward to driving my new Vue, not having to worry about things breaking down all the time. (yeah right)

For the most part I love my Saturn. I just wish there was an express lane to the service and parts department, because I am there so frequently and the dealership is 60 miles from my house. (not your fault, I'm the one that moved to the mountains.)

I've been to the dealership more often with my (NEW) car, than I ever was with my old Toyota that I drove until it had 150,000 miles on it, then the muffler fell off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2009

29th Apr 2009, 14:19

I am sorry you have had such a hard time with your vehicle. I have a 2006 Saturn Vue, AWD, Automatic Transmission. I purchased it in the month of Nov 2005. I have 81,000 miles on it. Rotors replaced twice, last week I changed the original struts. Of course I have had regular maintenance. (Oil, oil filter, air filter)

23rd Oct 2009, 23:43

I have had nothing but problems with the stereo in my 06 SATURN VUE. I bought the car brand new in 06 and about 1 month later I had no audio. I had to take it to the dealership 7 times for the problems with the radio. They replaced 2 amps and finally the stereo. Well the last time they fixed the issue it lasted about 6 months and failed. Now I have a non-working radio and no more warranty. The radio is completely dead now. Saturn refuses to fix it without me paying for it, even with the documented history of the problems while under warranty. I am so frustrated. I love my car and paid extra for the sound package, which has never worked like it should.

6th Jan 2010, 22:02

We have a 2007 Vue AWD. Heat engine made by Honda.

Pop struts have been replaced and they still sound like crap. Sounds like they are rattling.

The radio in less than ideal even with the sub-woofer. The driver's side goes out all the time.

The windows sound like they have no seals.

I am not happy with this vehicle

30th Mar 2010, 10:38

I am now driving my second Saturn (first one transmission went out at 80,000 miles). I have 67,000 miles on the car and I just had to put the car in the shop because gears 2,4, and reverse went out. The dealership told me it was bad shift cables and two retainers (at the cost of $489 plus tax). I have an extended warranty through my credit union where I purchased the vehicle. The warranty says this is a non-moving part. Interesting. Wouldn't it make sense that if this is an essential part, leading to a part that conducts what it needs to, it should be a covered part?

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews