2005 Saturn VUE User Reviews

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    2005 Saturn VUE Base Review
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    65

    2005 Saturn Vue — 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, it has help up wonderfully to the amount I drive it.

    Pros: Great gas mileage for an SUV. Great (Honda) engine and transmission. Spacious. Body style.

    Cons: For other people: the power window controls are located on the center console instead of on the doors. Confuses everyone.

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    Great, Composit Body Panels Still Looked New After 10 Years. — 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 trucks that I had.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I had originally leased the VUE but liked it so much I kept it for ten years. Still going strong when I sold it.

    Cons: Back wiper motor.

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    Impressed — 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/wintery weather, sounds good, feels good

    Pros: awd, fuel efficient, heated seats, plenty of power

    Cons: can only fit 5 people

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    25

    I Love It! — 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 blind spots that I ever noticed. Good braking, safe family car, and just fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love this car.  It handles great, it loves to get up and go, and it fits everyone inside comfortably.

    Cons: With all the great things about it, something has to be sacrificed, that was gas mileage.

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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    "total Package" For Middle Class Family — Liked everything - fuel economy, zip, reliability, affordability, everything. Silver is a great color for any vehicle, too - very "sleek" and doesn't show dirt. Unfortunately, needed to upgrade to vehicle with third row to accommodate a growing family. We are selling reluctantly. Really. LOVED this vehicle in every way.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: More power than I ever thought possible in a gas-sipping family car
    All the "extras" in an affordable package

    Cons: Gets tight with three small children (multiple carseats)

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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    Very Reliable — What I liked about this car was how dependable it is. It never broke down on me or wouldn't start. I loved how much room it had in the back seat and trunk, and the 18 MPG it gets. I did not like the exterior scratch

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Runs well, Working AC, 6 CD changer, A lot of storage space/room, New back tires

    Cons: Exterior damage on drivers side door.

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    Large Flying Piece Of Tupperware — I purchased this vehicle, believing it would have been a reliable vehicle, while achieving great fuel economy. Well, I am glad that Saturn has stopped manufacturing vehicles! My VUE was only nice for the first month of ownership, always did have great power, 250 horses from the stock V-6, so glad it was a Honda motor, not a GM motor! It always got great fuel economy, 30+MPG highway! The transmission was defective since I first bought it, the torque converter always had issues, finally after a few years of ownership, GM recalled the junker, and had it fixed. The rear differential failed at 92,000 miles, the drivers heated seat failed after 2 months of ownership, the leather seats seemed fake, like they were plastic. The front seats were too short for your butt and legs, and the rear seats were very hard, and cheap feeling. Parts of the dash would flake off just by rubbing your fingers across it, every part of the interior rattled especially when in the winter. The 6 disc CD Changer was awesome, until it broke when it was only 2 years old. The Sun/Moon-roof was cool, yet always leaked when it would rain, unless you flicked the switch a few times because it never closed completely. The AWD system was a complete joke! It would always be front wheel drive, until it would detect it was spinning out, sometimes taking up to 10 seconds before slamming the rear wheels into action, causing the vehicle to swerve, and it was a very noisy system. It did get me through snow about 5" deep on a mountain pass, it was scary, however it got me through it. I really strongly urge you to stay away from any GM product, after owning this piece of junk, never again will I purchase a GM EVER! I will stick to Chrysler, and Ford for american vehicles. I still have a '97 Dodge Dakota V-8 with 231,000 miles, and had a 2000 Grand Cherokee that lasted 316,000miles they both will go through anything, and where ever I want them to go, and has never ever broke down, nor has either needed any major work. The Dakota just loves its gas, but I would much rather spend money on fuel, and know I am going to get to my destination, than not have to spend much money, and be constantly worried about if it is going to fall apart. I would strongly suggest the Ford Edge if you are looking for a cross-over vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great power, could beat nearly anything from Mustangs to the Porsche Cayenne, had the Honda 3.5L V6, yes Honda! Great fuel economy, between 26-32 MPG HWY, 23 MPG combined. Smooth and responsive steering with electronic steering system.

    Cons: Extremely cheap, low build quality on nearly every part of the vehicle except engine.
    Bad rear-ends differentials,
    Dirt cheap interior, everything you touch falls apart
    Noisy ride
    Looks pretty goofy.

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    115

    Saturn Vue - Great Comfort And Amazing Gas Savings! — This car is very durable, affordable to maintain and to operate. They seem to last forever, we don’t spend a lot of time or money to upkeep the car, yet it always looks good and performs great. Very reliable, comfortable and rides very smooth. We lobve it!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas saver, great handling and very spacious inside.

    Cons: It has great power, but i wish it was faster

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 Review
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    75

    Great Family/utility/all-around Functional Vehicle — We were impressed by the features for the price - having a five member famiy limits our vehicle options to larger vehicles for comfort and carrying capacity, and the Saturn VUE is a nice hybrid of passenger and cargo space without sacrificing comfort and fuel economy... love the leather seats and sunroof too!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice features for the price - tight ride!

    Cons: None so far...

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    2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD Review
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    Great Car — It gets up and goes and stops pretty quick. It handles nice on curves and uphills. Great drive on long trips and has great gas mileage about 20mpg. It doesn't have a ton of space in the backseat but the very back will fit quite a bit of stuff. nice on the inside and out no dents or scratches.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gets up and goes

    Cons: Compact

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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

    2004 Saturn VUE Reviews

    My 2004 Saturn Vue Is Awesome!! By mermichele1

    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 a... Read More

    A Good Little Commuter To Work By Grim618

    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 Read More

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