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2004 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2004 Saturn VUE Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 21 2004 Saturn VUE reviews.

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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John writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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Interior is spacious and nicely done.

Cons

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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Armand writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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4

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Fast and handy.

Cons

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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Mowgli writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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4

Pros

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

Cons

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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CrunkedRL writes:
2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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4

Pros

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

Cons

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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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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Caliman73 writes:
2004 Saturn VUE Base Review
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3

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Good smooth acceleration. Handles well. Decent fuel economy

Cons

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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Daanen writes:
2004 Saturn VUE Base Review
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5

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It's a good car,

Cons

None that I can think of.

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I Love My 2004 Saturn Vue. — I really don't have any complaints. This is a pretty well built car. The acceleration, braking are pretty good. It does what I need it to do. The handling is to be expected from an SUV. It's top-heavy for a really light SUV. It weighs 3260 lbs. My friends 1998 Hyundai Accent weighs 3163 lbs. Im rough on cars. This car can take a beating like no other. I've hit cars, and received no damage. The only dent i have is when a garage door fell on my car. but the dent is about 3 inches, at most. The scratch and dent resistant side panels are the best things invented. The only repairs I've done to the car are: replace a wheel baring, replace the transmission and clutch, and the windshield wiper system (fuse, relay and switch). Also , this is a relatively inexpensive car to own. I've owned the car for 2.5 years and the repair cost is less then $1500. I don't pay out the ass for gas either. $40 to fill and i can go 400 miles on a single tank, if I drive like a human. If not my tank lasts about 330 miles. All in all, I love this car.

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

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Jeanette writes:
2004 Saturn VUE Base Review
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I drive it b/c it's what I have and I love it.

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Avoid only b/c it's GM make.

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Awesome, To Bad The Company Went To Shambles. — It may not have a powder of a V6 or V8 but it can get up and go and the manual shift makes it fun to drive. I like the exterior look of this year model more than the new ones which look like all the rest. Over all I love me Vue!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michelle writes:
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cause i got to pay for it for another 4 or 5 years

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transmissions

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I Wish I Didnt Trade In My Kia! — Piece of craap! Transmission died in 2009! Started giving out in 2008! I think she is beautiful on the outside... She doesnt pick up speed very fast, but alright on gas. My litle 4 cylinder piece of crap ofa car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Saturn VUE Reviews

Sharp Stylish Suv By tcarreon0514

Love the look of the Vue, drives great, heated seats, sunroof, everything I love in a car but need more room with the kids. Can fit a double sit n stand stroller and then some! Just in need of a third... Read More

I Would Rate This As A Good Buy If You Like Looks,power, And Comfort By saramoon

Great car that gives the feel of a much larger car. The ride is smooth and quite. The look is very sexy and Euro. I would buy this car over again.. Gas milage is not too bad for a 3.6 V6. If You ... Read More

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2008 Saturn VUE Reviews

Tranny Makes It A Lemon By oldschidc

the car was great until the Trany gave out now it sits around parked waiting for a transmission rebuild for which I have no idea how much it will be. I have to say that my decision to try and trust GM... Read More

Very Reliable, Very Good Value, Nice Looking And Ahead Of Its Time. By stch7381

Saturn hit a home run with the Vue, especially the XR. It was truly ahead of its time in exterior looks, interior comfort and features, and long-term value. We've loved this vehicle since 2008. Too... 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

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

I Love It! By Greyson

The SUV handled great, hugged the road really well for an SUV. I loved feeling the power of the V6 when I would pass someone, and I never had to worry about excelerating up hill and losing power. No... Read More

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