2002 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2002 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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iamplatinum writes:
2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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5

Pros

This vehicle provided surprising value for the price.

Cons

Doesn't have the prestige of a BMW, Mercedes or other luxury SUV.

iamplatinum
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Bought It In A Pinch And Ended Up Falling In Love With It. — I first saw the Saturn VUE at a 2001 Auto Show. It was the only vehicle in the show that caught my attention as one that was new and innovative. Little did I know that six month later I would be driving one. When my luxury vehicle unexpectedly failed a few months later, I gave the VUE a serious look and bought one. The inline 4 cyl. with manual transmission is surprising peppy and economical. The vehicle provides exceptional value for the price. It has been inexpensive and easy to maintain. Like many I was disappointed to see GM drop Saturn.

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Mitchell writes:
2002 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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the room

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trnsmission issues

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Decent Vehicle For A Family Needing A Little More Room, Deosn't Hold Value, So Cheap $$$ — Brakes constantly squeak, It has good pep for a V-6, but I think the wierd transmission really holds it back, Very reminiscent of the ol Hydro-glide from pontiac. Sluggish gear changes, no definite feel when shift happens. Getting around 20 MPG, city. Interior is cheap, exterior is decent. With a couple of kids, there is plenty of room, plus some extra for trips to the beach. So far has held up with no major repairs, just a wheel hub gone bad.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Porsche996 writes:
2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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Great car for traveling with family or for work.  Mid-sized SUV but drives good.  Great on tires and normal use. If I was buying a new vehicle I would get a Ford Edge to replace this vehicle.

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Branking sucks due to the weight of the vehicle or just crappy brakes, does not handle the road very good or in the snow.  I would recommend a 4WD vehicle over this vehicle.

Porsche996
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Great Family Car For Store Trips Or Family Outings. — I enjoy the vehicle for long trips and family outings but for commuting it is just ok. If I was buying a new vehicle I would want a newer crossover vehicle like the Ford Edge or something equivlant to it. Overall it is a good vehicle but not excellent like my Porshce.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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vinoth writes:
2002 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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Very comfortable

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Less Mileage

vinoth
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Excellent About My Car — Feel excellent to have this car. Very good road view and stability. Brakes are good and comfortable driving leg room. Sunroof is really a good one in this car and gives more fun to my family. Awesome! The only problem i feel in my car is less mileage around 18 mpg

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cprettymerk writes:
2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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Safety is one of Saturn's biggest assets. We have used  3 wagons and this Saturn Vue.
Good mileage. Lots of room, also included are Rear safety belt comfort guides for children and small adults., which position the shoulder strap away from the head & neck.

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Not many

cprettymerk
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Good, Safe & Reliable Transportation . — Good,safe family car. Also Great for a tradesman. Fold flat front seat makes it easy to carry something 8ft long. As a gardener I can carry 18 /40lb bags of soil with just the backseats folded down. As a painter/ paperhanger I can carry a paperhanging table and ladder,plus tarps and equipment. 5 speed manual transmission is really great and we were always glad we had it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Misty writes:
2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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roomy, great gas mileage, dent resistant panels, customer service, warranty

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turn radius, early wear on certian body parts

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Saturn Vue 2002 Sport Package — Roomier than I initially expected, and has consistantly delivered an average of 25 miles+ to the gallon, even on short trips, highway driving peaking at 30 mpgs. Through the years I have noticed odd noises (chirping sounds coming from the doors) due to faulty door latches, luckily an inexpensive fix. Turn radius leaves MUCH to be desired, but all and all, I love my car.

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Keaton writes:
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fun to drive

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kinda slow

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Saturn Vue Review — it is amazing and it is cool and it is not extremely fast and the build quality is excellent and the cost of ownership is outstand the car is fun to drive and it is amazing and very nice. wow

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Holly writes:
2002 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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perfect size

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can't think of any

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Love It — Great little SUV. First year of the Vue. Has some bugs like torque-steer when first accelerating but once you are used to it--its ok. Good gas mileage. AWD is freaking awesome on the ice. Would like a blue one please!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Saturn VUE Reviews

Not A Great Car By Jawzbaby

We bought this car used. The trade in value is terrible. The heater/AC fan stopped working 2 weeks after we bought it. Water comes out of the tail pipe. It has room for 5 , although it is a tight fit.... Read More

Good Entry Level Suv Without Having To Pay An Arm And A Leg To Set Up High By bmiller

performance is adequate with acceleration and breaking good,but handling is sub-par.Hav'nt needed many repairs in the two years of ownership.Other than wheel bearings and valve cover gaskets,just regu... Read More

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2004 Saturn VUE Reviews

Poopy Butt Head By pborgmann

If it ain't fixed, break it. Row, row, row your boat mentally down the stream. Kick your teacher overboard and listen to her scream. Kickin white folk azz. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind ... Read More

My 2004 Saturn Vue Is Awesome!! By mermichele1

Overall, there's really nothing I don't like about my 2004 Saturn Vue. I especially like how my car has quick pick up from a stopped position at a red light to a green light. No hesition. If someone a... Read More

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2005 Saturn VUE Reviews

2005 Saturn Vue By amaranth

This was the first car I bought myself, and I have never regretted it. Bought it used with about 30k miles, it's up to about 150k now and while I have had to put some money into it on routine repairs,... Read More

Great, Composit Body Panels Still Looked New After 10 Years. By rayjr14

Easy for car seat use, being a do-it-yourselfer I carried a lot when all seats went flat. Very comfortable and peppy. I always had a sports car and a truck, I liked this SUV much better than the truck... Read More

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2006 Saturn VUE Reviews

Saturn Vue Family Transportation. By Julie

This has been a good family transportation for years. It has begun to show it age. It will not tow even with a v6 and automatic transmission. Would really like to get it back to normal running conditi... Read More

Best Tow-behind Vehicle If You Can Find One. By MarcyJA1

Looked all over for this car before purchasing used. Only THREE in the entire country were available at the time (in black, sunroof, leather seats). Flew to Florida to purchase sight unseen and drov... Read More

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2007 Saturn VUE Reviews

Exceeds Our Needs. By Gary

We tow it behind a 37 foot motorhome and have been very pleased with its capabilities. It has the power and space required to meet our needs. The hybrid function works very well and I am impressed wi... Read More

Amazing Car By dtrina

I love this car. The sound system is good. The fuel economy is great and it has a lot of power to it. It is really nice looking and very nice on the inside. Big enough for a family of five. Read More

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