2003 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2003 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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:3.8 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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Displaying 1 - 10 of 15 2003 Saturn VUE reviews.

bmiller writes:
2003 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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4

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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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Kodi writes:
2003 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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4

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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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Yevette writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base AWD Review
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4

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Good on gas!

Cons

Would have liked a bigger engine - but the V4 is good for just around town.

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Love The Duck! — At this point in my life (old fart) I would rather "climp up into" a vehicle then "climb up out of" one. Can really hold a lot more cargo then you think.

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Renee writes:
2003 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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4

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cost of ownership

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would like better gas mileage

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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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Denise writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Review
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3

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Very attractive.

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Seats not comfortable.

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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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Stan writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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5

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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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Whitney writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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5

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THE SPACE, THE AMOUNT NOT SPENT ON GAS!

Cons

THE COLOR....I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE

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My First Car! What Do You Expect?? — 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. Especially during rush hour traffic! It is great when you are moving because it is very spacious! I hope that one day I might get to afford a newer vue! They are really really nice!

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Jason writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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5

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gas mileage, roomy but not too big

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70mph on highway and im at 3k rpms, thats about it.

45

One Of My Smarter Decisions... — 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?

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Jawzbaby writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base Review
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2

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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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Bridgett writes:
2003 Saturn VUE Base AWD Review
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4

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Good on gas, and has AWD! And Very inexpensive!!!

Cons

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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2008 Saturn VUE Reviews

Pleasant Smaller Suv By robh693

We bought this vehicle with 38,000 miles. Ride is somewhat buoyant and acceleration with the 2.4 Ecotec is just adequate. Fuel mileage is good: 22 around town, 26 highway. Noise inside the cabin can... Read More

Looks Good But The Longer You Own It The More Problems. By Kevin

As soon as the warranty runs out then the car will stop working. Be prepared to spend a extra 4500 on your car sticker price to replace the transmission. Maybe there is a reason the company went out ... 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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2006 Saturn VUE Reviews

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

All Around Great Little Suv By BlondeRocket42

My Vue is a Red Line edition...different wheels, suede seats...V6 fwd. We've taken it cross-country numerous times...it handled us plus all of our treasures. We got side-swiped at Mount Rushmore in 2... Read More

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2005 Saturn VUE Reviews

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

Impressed By wca

good overall suv, cannot beat it for the money, has the features similar to those of more value, fuel efficient, the awd system isn't something you want to rock climb with but its suitable for rainy/w... Read More

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