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2003 Saturn VUE Overview


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Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 15 reviews

My First Car! What Do You Expect?? by Whitney
 — The quality of this car I would have to say rocks. It is a standard and get GREAT gas mileage. It only cost us $14000 and had 20000 miles on it...It's a standard so it keeps you entertained. Especiall... Read More
Serves All Of My Needs. by Stan
 — Has enough power for a 4 cyl. Drives so nice and is comfortable to ride in which is very important to me. Got a very good deal on it. Seems a little heavy on gas consumption but tolerable. No l... Read More
One Of My Smarter Decisions... by Jason
 — Big enough for me and all my friends to go on long road trips with all our gear (castle conquest FTW), 4 cylinder for some sweet 30+mpg, and its 5 speed. what more do i need? Read More

2003 Saturn VUE Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 15 reviews

2003 Saturn VUE

The Saturn VUE SUV developed a bit of a split personality in 2003.  Consumers now had the option to choose the more rugged Outdoor Expression or the more stylish Urban Expression.  The outdoor version features a prominent front bar, a roomy roof rack for your canoe, 16 inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and a hand-held GPS to help you find your way.  The urban version has 18 inch wheels, integrated navigation, and a rear seat video game system for the young at heart.

The 2003 Saturn VUE SUV also added a new trim to the lineup.  In addition to the FWD 4 cylinder, AWD 4 cylinder, and AWD V6, Saturn introduced the AWD V6 with 5 speed automatic transmission.  Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) technology enhances acceleration and handling in the 4 cylinder models and gas consumption still runs at around 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway for all trims.  New options include driver lumbar support, a re-vamped audio system with an 8 inch subwoofer, a 180 watt amplifier, and a power sunroof.

Overall, the 2003 Saturn VUE SUV made a conscientious effort to diversify while preserving what worked in 2002.  The new options and urbanized feel appealed to a broader demographic.  Handling and road noise remain the most noticeable issues with the new model.  However, despite the recurring inconveniences, the 2003 Saturn VUE SUV shows GM's commitment to improving an already solid brand.


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Saturn VUE Questions

Michelle Jerauld

How Do I Replace A Brake Light Switch???

203 Saturn VUE AWD having trouble getting the brake lights to work so I want to replace this part and see if it helps only problem is I can't find a video or instructions anywhere online to help me do...

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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2, 5spd, Replaced Ecm, Did Relearn Procedure, Now Tran Fa...

had fault P0481, Dealer said ECM bad. Replaced ECM with used one. Did relearn procedure. Now I get P0481, P0502, P0701, U2106. Cleared codes, came right back.

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Can I Bypass The Internal Oil Cooler On A 2003 Vue, And Replace It With An ...

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Nancy Sanchez

I Recently Bought A Saturn Vue 2003 And When I Went Down The Street It Cut ...

Tried putting it in reverse it'll cutt off. What ccould be the problem?

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Tino Montana

2003 Saturn Veu Replaced Tramission And Still Not Going Forward Or Reverse


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