2002 Saturn VUE User Reviews

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    2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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    85

    Bought It In A Pinch And Ended Up Falling In Love With It. — 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 driving one. When my luxury vehicle unexpectedly failed a few months later, I gave the VUE a serious look and bought one. The inline 4 cyl. with manual transmission is surprising peppy and economical. The vehicle provides exceptional value for the price. It has been inexpensive and easy to maintain. Like many I was disappointed to see GM drop Saturn.

    Pros: This vehicle provided surprising value for the price.

    Cons: Doesn't have the prestige of a BMW, Mercedes or other luxury SUV.

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    2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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    Good, Safe & Reliable Transportation . — Good,safe family car. Also Great for a tradesman. Fold flat front seat makes it easy to carry something 8ft long. As a gardener I can carry 18 /40lb bags of soil with just the backseats folded down. As a painter/ paperhanger I can carry a paperhanging table and ladder,plus tarps and equipment. 5 speed manual transmission is really great and we were always glad we had it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Safety is one of Saturn's biggest assets. We have used  3 wagons and this Saturn Vue.
    Good mileage. Lots of room, also included are Rear safety belt comfort guides for children and small adults., which position the shoulder strap away from the head & neck.

    Cons: Not many

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    2002 Saturn VUE Base Review
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    Great Family Car For Store Trips Or Family Outings. — I enjoy the vehicle for long trips and family outings but for commuting it is just ok. If I was buying a new vehicle I would want a newer crossover vehicle like the Ford Edge or something equivlant to it. Overall it is a good vehicle but not excellent like my Porshce.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great car for traveling with family or for work.  Mid-sized SUV but drives good.  Great on tires and normal use. If I was buying a new vehicle I would get a Ford Edge to replace this vehicle.

    Cons: Branking sucks due to the weight of the vehicle or just crappy brakes, does not handle the road very good or in the snow.  I would recommend a 4WD vehicle over this vehicle.

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    Saturn Vue Review — it is amazing and it is cool and it is not extremely fast and the build quality is excellent and the cost of ownership is outstand the car is fun to drive and it is amazing and very nice. wow

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: kinda slow

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    2002 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    Decent Vehicle For A Family Needing A Little More Room, Deosn't Hold Value, So Cheap $$$ — Brakes constantly squeak, It has good pep for a V-6, but I think the wierd transmission really holds it back, Very reminiscent of the ol Hydro-glide from pontiac. Sluggish gear changes, no definite feel when shift happens. Getting around 20 MPG, city. Interior is cheap, exterior is decent. With a couple of kids, there is plenty of room, plus some extra for trips to the beach. So far has held up with no major repairs, just a wheel hub gone bad.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: the room

    Cons: trnsmission issues

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    Love It — Great little SUV. First year of the Vue. Has some bugs like torque-steer when first accelerating but once you are used to it--its ok. Good gas mileage. AWD is freaking awesome on the ice. Would like a blue one please!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: perfect size

    Cons: can't think of any

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    Saturn Vue 2002 Sport Package — Roomier than I initially expected, and has consistantly delivered an average of 25 miles+ to the gallon, even on short trips, highway driving peaking at 30 mpgs. Through the years I have noticed odd noises (chirping sounds coming from the doors) due to faulty door latches, luckily an inexpensive fix. Turn radius leaves MUCH to be desired, but all and all, I love my car.

    Pros: roomy, great gas mileage, dent resistant panels, customer service, warranty

    Cons: turn radius, early wear on certian body parts

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    Excellent About My Car — 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. Awesome! The only problem i feel in my car is less mileage around 18 mpg

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very comfortable

    Cons: Less Mileage

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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