2004 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2004 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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  • 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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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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2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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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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2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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Excellent space and easy to maintain.

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The fuel economy on the V6 AWD drops to the 20s on the highway.

ncdiscountcars
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Great Car That Puts The Utility In Suv! — The functionality of the AWD V6 Saturn Vue is nothing short of amazing. It gives the versatility of an AWD utility vehicle without the over-the-top size that makes you feel as though you are driving a mini school bus (lol). The Saturn brand holds a special place in the heart of several customers though its no longer around, but the viability of General Motors puts the mind at ease about obtaining parts for it. All in all, the Saturn provides a lot for the money particularly if you want to spend less than $10k.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Great miles and utility!

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None.

ncdiscountcars
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All Purpose Compact Suv — The 2004 six cylinder Saturn Vue All Wheel Drive is a joy to drive. Its a wonderful car with pleasant touches. AWD feature is great during times of inclement weather. The utility of the Saturn Vue is probably its best feature combined with its gas mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Good smooth acceleration. Handles well. Decent fuel economy

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Transmission is not good. CVT which is difficult to find and replace.

Caliman73
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Okay Small Suv — The 2004 Saturn VUE is a car with a lot of potential. Unfortunately it does not live up to that potential. The acceleration and handling are very good thanks to the CVT transmission, which was new only to the 2004 model. You don't get the hurky jerky shifting when you push down on the pedal, just responsive, smooth acceleration. HOWEVER, should the transmission fail (mine did....twice) good luck finding a replacement. Ultimately it is an okay car if it holds up. There are other cars in its class that have better records.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fun for outing with a few freinds.

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Not much room and loss of power problems.

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Average Suv Nothing Great But Not The Worst — It is what I would call a very average car. It's not flashy or anything, butr it gets me from point A to Point B. Gas mileage is par. Hardly much room if you wanna bring the family and it has power issues from time to time.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Great, durable vehicle. Fast and AWD give it a nice combination control and fun.

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End of the day its a saturn and people dont always love having a car that is no longer manufactured.

Mowgli
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Awesome Hidden Gem — The Redline Vue has a Honda engine and transmission, with a handful of great other features this is a great find. Plastic doors, panels and other body parts make it fairly impervious to dings, dents and other normal parking wear and tear. The engine is a great one for this size of car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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reliable transportation

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none known

Ashgryl
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This Has Been A Great One Family Car — Great family car, extended warranty to October 2011, Very clean accident free, Runs, drives and looks great. Remote starter estimated 20 city mpg & 28 highway mpg, head curtain airbags, fun to drive, great 1st car, priced to sell very quickly

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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2009 Saturn VUE Reviews

Fine By Maxcurse

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

I Think The Experience Was Great By scorpion66

I disliked the seating in the car was very uncomfortable to ride in for long periods of timeThe cargo space is too small to haul anything, the gas mileage in the 3.5 v6 too much for the car and there... Read More

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2008 Saturn VUE Reviews

For The Most Part I Will Give It A Thumbs Up, But For My Next Car I Am Looking To Change Some Of My By Kartboarder22G

Cons: Accelleration is impressive for the weight of the vehicle, maintenance is pretty standard, the tranny goes out, but GM covers it to 120k now. For the most part this is a good vehicle for someo... Read More

Love It And Hope Not To Hate It! By Brian

My partner and I bought our 2008 Saturn Vue XR V6 about 2 months ago. We have loved the vehicle and it has aged well considering it's going on 7 years old and had 75K miles when we bought it. All ... Read More

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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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