2007 Saturn VUE 4 cylinder from North America
The radio does not get the best reception - I had to have the radio replaced and it's still not working properly.
Great car - very comfortable!! Does well on the highway and regular roads. I thought I would have to fill up every week, but so far it's about once every week and a half or so. Handles very well and body style is very easy on the eyes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th May, 2007
On a recent trip to Florida, I had the misfortune to hire a Vue for two weeks. It was without doubt the worst handling car I have ever driven. The steering was inaccurate and woolly to the point of being frightening at 70mph on the interstate. The brakes had no feel at all, and did not inspire confidence in the least. The interior was at least roomy, but the driving position seemed offset, and coupled with the awful handling, made a long drive intolerable.
My RAV4 felt like a racing car when I got back into it after driving the awful Vue. I guess it looked OK though...
Nothing worse than "woolly steering", whatever the heck that is...
Enjoy your Rav4. We initially considered one, but couldn't get past the cartoonish interior and goofy-looking exterior, especially considering the Rav4's much steeper price as delivered.
He's probably talking about the previous generation VUE. It was kind of a dog. The new one is much better.
I think that the last poster is right. He was talking about he previous generation Vue. Yes it did have some of those problems. However some last generation Vues could be had with a Honda sourced V6. Doesn't fix steering issues but it does make the car significantly better. The new Vue is luxurious compared to the Rav4 or any of the other offerings in the segment and goes down the road with smooth, powerful comfort. I only test drove one and was really impressed. Too bad the nearest Saturn dealer is 130 miles away.
The Honda 6 on my 2005 VUE was a great engine, and is one of the main reasons I'm looking at the 2008 VUE, even though Honda is not providing engines any longer.
It didn't handle like a sports car, but it's been responsive and fun to drive for an SUV.
I will miss the large amount of space that the 2005 model had - overall it was a nice combination of size and economy.