2003 Saturn VUE Overview


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2003 Saturn VUE Overview

The Saturn VUE SUV developed a bit of a split personality in 2003. Consumers now had the option to choose the more rugged Outdoor Expression or the more stylish Urban Expression. The outdoor version features a prominent front bar, a roomy roof rack for your canoe, 16 inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and a hand-held GPS to help you find your way. The urban version has 18 inch wheels, integrated navigation, and a rear seat video game system for the young at heart.

The 2003 Saturn VUE SUV also added a new trim to the lineup. In addition to the FWD 4 cylinder, AWD 4 cylinder, and AWD V6, Saturn introduced the AWD V6 with 5 speed automatic transmission. Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) technology enhances acceleration and handling in the 4 cylinder models and gas consumption still runs at around 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway for all trims. New options include driver lumbar support, a re-vamped audio system with an 8 inch subwoofer, a 180 watt amplifier, and a power sunroof.

Overall, the 2003 Saturn VUE SUV made a conscientious effort to diversify while preserving what worked in 2002. The new options and urbanized feel appealed to a broader demographic. Handling and road noise remain the most noticeable issues with the new model. However, despite the recurring inconveniences, the 2003 Saturn VUE SUV shows GM's commitment to improving an already solid brand.


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    03 Saturn Vue Throttle Body Reprogramed??

    I have a 2003 Saturn Vue 3.0 v6 AWD I was trying to figure out when replacing the throttle body do I have to go to a dealer to get it reprogramed or does it do it by it self.

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)

    Power Issue

    Was driving home security light would flicker on and off. After about 10 min lost all power to the console lights and all instruments. Let set for 2 day and will not start, will turn over just not s...

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Saturn 2003 Vue

    Replaced oxygen sensor downstream but service engine light came back on why and now what do I do ? The code showed up and said that it want giving a signal to the converter catlike

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    I Have A 3.0, 2003 Saturn Vue With Intake Manifold Problems. Would It Be Be...

    Dealer said bottom part of manifold was crack and can't fix. dealer got a used one from Idaho and put it in approx. 1 month later lost power on freeway. Car still runs but when the "Service" light c...

    24 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)

    2003 Saturn Vue Automatic Trans Swap

    Does anyone know what, if any other, automatic trans will fit this Vue? I want to get rid the variable drive junk for a trans that's reliable and cheaper to maintain. It has the 2.2 L engine, is AWD b...

    13,099 views with 26 answers (last answer 7 months ago)