2004 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2004 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews

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John writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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3

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Interior is spacious and nicely done.

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Way too noisy for such a young car.  Too many early problems with the suspension.

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Probably Our Last American Engineered Car — It's ok for getting around, but not well built. The suspension makes a lot of noise and the electric steering is not very good. Parts that should last 100K+ miles have been replaced at 40-60K. They used a great Honda engine and transmission, but they put such small lubricant reservoirs they are both "starving for oil/fluid" requiring more frequent maintenance. The brakes tend to warp the small rotors after about 15-20K miles. The interior is nice leather and no problems with it or the electronics so far. Lots of space for a small SUV so we can hall the kiddo, friends and stuff comfortably. Unfortunately, this is probably the last American engineered car we'll buy since our previous 3 or 4 had a lot of problems as well. It's a decent automobile, but when you drive over bumps in a car with only 40K miles it shouldn't sound like it is falling apart. Saturn used to have their "own models", but now GM is making it just like all the rest of their brands. The Vue is also the Chevy Equinox and Pontiac Torrent with just a different face.

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Kent writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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NONE

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I never thought that a new car could never give me this much headache.

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Rip Saturn — Shame on you Saturn. They promised that Saturn never changes their prices and never has to deal with rebates and crap. 6 month after buying the car Saturn had for the first time ever an Employee rebate for everyone, we lost $5k. I will never own another Saturn again, ever. I never thought that a new car could give me this much headache.

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Eric writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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looks

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nothing

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Awsome — absolutley love it there is no other family vehicle with its performance and looks. I give it 2 thumbs up because if i gave it any more than that they wouldn't be mine. You'll have to check it out your self to be able to see and feel the beauty of this vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Yevette writes:
2004 Saturn VUE Base AWD Review
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4

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Good on gas.

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Would get the bigger engine - but V4 is good for just around town.

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Love The Duck! — I like the Vue. At this point in my life (old fart) I would rather "step- up" into a vehicle instead of having to "climb up out" of one. Can handle alot more cargo than you think. Decent handling too.

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Ronize writes:
2004 Saturn VUE Review
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Fuel efficient

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No complaints...

Ronize
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Great Car — I love the space on this car. I am a mom of 4 so baseball season or a trip to the beach there is plenty of room for everything. Great on all weather. Plenty of leg room on the front and back. Very good on fuel. I love this car..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mermichele1 writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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4

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My 2004 Saturn Vue is the best car I've ever owned. It's reliable. Extremely comfortable front seats. No blind spots!

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The check engine light is always on, due to a gas cap issue. Purchased a new gas cap, long time, ago. The problem still persists. I'm used to seeing the check engine light on for years, now.

mermichele1
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My 2004 Saturn Vue Is Awesome!! — 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 asked me one thing I could change on my Saturn I would say place the clutch and brake pedal a bit further from each other. .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Grim618 writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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3

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Very reliable

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Seems the lack of power is my main then ride of suspension

Grim618
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A Good Little Commuter To Work — A good little suv for in town riding maybe a little dirt rode riding but any off reading is out of the question better off walking or u wish u did after bouncing around in the cab for a while

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dcjeepers007 writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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5

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great running car , looks great, clean

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prefer controls on doors for windows instead of console.

dcjeepers007
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Nice Car — Overall really quick and responsive. Has plenty of room. nice sun roof ! Nice SUV ... First Saturn surprised at quality over all. Really a lot of car . Really surprised at the condition being so like new with the new tires. Family car ,Work car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CrunkedRL writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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4

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Solid car that still turn heads while in traffic----has great balance of power, weight, and utility.

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The interior door panels

CrunkedRL
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Silver Streak — I like this car because it has a great engine and descent power. It is a redline edition which has a slightly lowered suspension and sportier more aggressive look than a traditional Vue. It has been the most trouble free car I've owned yet.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Armand writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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4

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Fast and handy.

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Speeding tickets

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I Love My Car. — It's actually a Saturn Vue with the Redline performance package. Which includes a 250 HP Honda VTEC V6 , Transmission with a performance selection, lowered suspension and 18" wheels. It is very fun to drive and can be scary at times too.... spun the 18" wheels on dry pavement doing 60 km/h while speeding up through a yellow at an intersection. Looks mean, especially from the front. Gets good gas mileage if you stay out of the VTEC.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Saturn VUE Reviews

Excellent About My Car By vinoth

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. Awe... Read More

Bought It In A Pinch And Ended Up Falling In Love With It. By iamplatinum

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 dri... Read More

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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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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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