2003 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2003 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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  • 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:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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Decent gas mileage, Nice cargo storage area (pop up organizer in the rear), manual transmission a plus

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Silver color makes it look very faded, Steering is way too sensitive, if you relax for a second the car will drift, too light weight, easy tipping, the ride is very rough

Jawzbaby
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Not A Great Car — 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. The steering wheel squeaks when you make turns. I do not feel safe in this car. You have to concentrate very hard, so you don't run off the road, and be really careful around turns, because it feels like you will tip over. Now that Saturn has closed, it is hard to find a dealer nearby that will work on it. Our car is worth about 3,000 and we still owe 8,000. I don't think that we could ever sell it for what we owe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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reliability and gas mileage and visibility

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interior noise a bit excessive

bmiller
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Good Entry Level Suv Without Having To Pay An Arm And A Leg To Set Up High — 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 regular maintenance.Did have the spark plugs replaced when I had the gaskets done because you have to take the intake off to change the plugs.Exterior styling is good because its a little different than the typical suv(a little more rugid looking).The interior is rather basic and straight forward without much thought to styling.But it is layed out well,including centrally located controls.More geared towards function rather than eye appeal,but everything is there.Economical to drive,including great gas mileage for an suv(about 28mpg city)and fairly cheap to repair.Has a good stance and sets up tall for good visibility which makes it fun to drive for my wife!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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AWD

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Problems that the 2003's have with the Saab motor

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Great — This car is a great car for the winter thanks to the AWD. The V6 engine is awesome and has so much more power than the box did. The 2003's do have some issues, but after they are resolved it is a wonderful car. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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It's amzing

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N/A

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I Love It! — I loved this car. It had a sun roof, leather seats. The exterior was great too! It performed quite well, and the reason we had to trade it in was because it did not have enough seating for a growing family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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Manual transmission.

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Needs some work done to it.

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Basic — I like that it's a manual transmission. Makes it fun to drive. Wish it had a sun roof but still overall like the car. Has plenty of room to store stuff, tote stuff around. Nothing too exciting about it. My friend calls it the gramma car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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Its a GM. lol

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none really

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Quality, Nice, Solid, Mid Sized Suv — uber sleeper. ultimate saturn, besides the saturn sky. No one expects this truck to move as fast as it does. Sure fuel economy isnt the best, but when you are humming by some old V6 camaros I think its worth it. Overall nice truck. Not bad in the snow either.

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2003 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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cost of ownership

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would like better gas mileage

65

Is This Really Necessary? — The quality of this vehicle is about middle of the road. I'm sure VUE's have improved over the last 6 years. They are not very expensive but I wouldn't really call them 'cheap'. I've never really had any problems to speak of. It is starting get a few old age sounds but I'm sure a little grease will help that.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Saturn VUE Base AWD Review
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Good on gas, and has AWD! And Very inexpensive!!!

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None!

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It's A Great Car If You Are Looking For A Somewhat Cheap Awd Suv! — As a 2003 you have to expect that it doesn't have all the new technology that all the new cars and SUV's have today. But its truly a great car for your son, daughter, even yourself. Cheap, good on gas, and for Upstate New York its a must to have AWD!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Very attractive.

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Seats not comfortable.

45

My Saturn Vue — Seats aren't comfortable. I like the way it runs. Very attractive car. I like the heated seats. People tend to think it was more costly than it really was because of it's looks. I enjoy driving the car but would like to have faster take off, but it isn't bad on gas mileage. Nice car nice car. Cheaper than the Honda Civic we had our eye on.

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2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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Good all around viewability.

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Just a bit heavy on gas consumption.

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Serves All Of My Needs. — 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 longer look at something I think may be better. Easy to maintain.

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This car drives well and has very good pick up for a four cylinder. Economy is just so so! We had a problem with the a/c and now there is a coolant leak; however, there have not been any other proble... Read More

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2008 Saturn VUE Reviews

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2007 Saturn VUE Reviews

Vue Red Line By dtrackman

Long term reliability. Spacious rear seat for a mid size SUV. Red Line version has great handling, hugging curves without throwing you around. The gas mileage is adequate. Great pickup and go on... Read More

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

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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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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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