2003 Saturn VUE Overview

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Base
173 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,946
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $5,376
V6
Avg. Price: $5,385
V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $5,635

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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

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2003 Saturn Vue Automatic Trans Swap

Does anyone know what, if any other, automatic trans will fit this Vue? I want to get rid the variable drive junk for a trans that's reliable and cheaper to maintain. It has the 2.2 L engine, is AWD b...

5,461 views with 6 answers (last answer about a day ago)
coach2011
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I Just Got A New Fuel Pump Put On My 2003 Saturn Vue. How Much Should That ...

The car vibrates at times when going 55 MPH. The service light is on, the service engine light is on, the speedometer needle drops to zero when going 45 MPH, Security light keeps coming on.

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vuesick
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How To Change Shift Cable On 2003 Saturn Vue, 5 Spd

can't figure out how to release the connecters at either end. Neither the adjuster on the shifter or the end at the transaxle seem to want to come off.

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vuesick
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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.

117 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
Slydog
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Can I Bypass The Internal Oil Cooler On A 2003 Vue, And Replace It With An ...

95 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)