2008 Saturn VUE User Reviews

2008 Saturn VUE Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Saturn VUE against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2008 Saturn VUE vs:

    Have you driven a 2008 Saturn VUE?  
    Rank this car

    User Reviews

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 22 2008 Saturn VUE reviews.

    2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    75

    Love It And Hope Not To Hate It! — 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 the right features: premium audio, sunroof, leather/heated seats, rain sensing wipers, etc. The size is just right for us and the engine is strong and smooth. However, about a month after buying it (and fortunately a $0 deductible powertrain warranty), we noticed the transmission slipping. The warranty company hadn't even processed the paperwork yet. Per the forum on this site, we directed them to the 3-5-R plate which was broken. I write this on our second day having it home and I already noticed slipping around 20 mph. I will be calling the dealer tomorrow. In our 6 weeks with the Vue, we have loved having it. I am hoping to get this settled and we will be able to be done with repairs for some time. I am happy we went with the extended warranty as we still have 98K miles and 5 years left!

    Pros: Looks great, strong engine, loaded with features

    Cons: Transmission problems, seats could be more comfortable, can only buy the rear wiper from the dealer

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    VUE

    Looking for a Used VUE in your area?

    CarGurus has 2,835 nationwide VUE listings starting at $1,699.

    ZIP:
    2008 Saturn VUE XE Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    105

    Pleasant Smaller Suv — We bought this vehicle with 38,000 miles. Ride is somewhat buoyant and acceleration with the 2.4 Ecotec is just adequate. Fuel mileage is good: 22 around town, 26 highway. Noise inside the cabin can be intrusive at higher speeds and GM must have realized that when they installed a radio with the capability of getting louder as you drive faster! Fit and finish appears good and of substantial quality (for plastic anyway, leather seats feature a very heavy grade of leather). Towing capacity isn't much with the 4 cylinder (1500 lbs) but it handles my 5x10 lawn trailer with ease.

    Pros: Fuel economy

    Cons: Ride

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    95

    Looks Good But The Longer You Own It The More Problems. — As soon as the warranty runs out then the car will stop working. Be prepared to spend a extra 4500 on your car sticker price to replace the transmission. Maybe there is a reason the company went out of business.

    Pros: Besides the fact that the car looks good, nothing else.

    Cons: Transmission for both of the Saturn VUEs that we have owned went out before 75000 miles. This is a joke. GM doesn't care about their people who bought into and supported Saturn. Now we are stuck holding the bag on vehicles that weren't

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 Review
    Brakes:
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Interior Noise:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Snow/Ice:
    Looks/Style:
    Weight:
    Overall:
    285

    Nice Vehicle, But Needs Better Quality Parts To Avoid Breakdown Under Normal Use. — The front seats make a lot of noise when sitting on them, because frame and springs are defective. Transmissions wave plates break easily under normal use causing costly repair. The struts make a creaking and clicking sound when turning. The steering column makes a rubbing sound.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks good, solid, feel safe  rides good, brakes good and powerful engine.

    Cons: Very noisy interior,  brakes and struts. Transmission 6 speed feels like it's going to break or not safe. Steering makes a rubbing sound or like something is falling apart. The front seats frame is defective. The carpet color literally came out when detail, but not the seats.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XE V6 AWD Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    105

    Tranny Makes It A Lemon — 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 production has left me dissapointed and swearing off american once again. I've owned Mercedes, BMW, Hondas, Toyotas, all of which went well into the 150 K and above and none of which has left me with this feeling of disappointment.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling, acceleration,space

    Cons: rear seating, transmission,

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    55

    Very Reliable, Very Good Value, Nice Looking And Ahead Of Its Time. — 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 bad Saturn was a casualty of the economy. But, it was brought back as the Chevy Captiva, out of the same Tennesee factory. Helps with dealer service, for certain!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Timeless style...they brought it back as a Chevy Captiva, with hardly any changes!  Still one of the sharpest SUVs on the road.  Very luxurious, and high quality.

    Cons: Had a little issue with transmission slipping at 80K miles.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    45

    Love The Car — I like the xm radio, the dual cd player, how it handles in the snow and ice. Its fun to drive, dependable and not bad fuel economy for suv. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for an suv.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles well in the snow, fun to drive, comfortable ride.

    Cons: none

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XE Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    55

    We Love This Car. — We purchased our vue for the flat tow capability . All we do is turn the key to ACC. Put it in N and pull a fuse. Couldn't be easier. We liked the gas milage. The ride. The heated seats. The surprising roominess of the seating areas. The storage capability. The low tire pressure warning is great. We replaced the tires last year and a A/C componet last year. Other than that no cost except oil changes and fuel. GM PLEASE START MAKING THE SATURNS AGAIN!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: We have really enjoyed our Saturn Vue. The downshifting button on the gear shift was really great on the mountains, (it is an automatic.) We have gotten superior gas milage both in town and highway. Very comfortable ride even on long trips. The heated seats and Siris radio are huge pluses.  I wish they would have never stopped making Saturns.

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XE Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Ride Comfort:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    35

    Great Vehicle For Families: — This vehicle has great performance with accereration, great braking and handling. Driving this vehicle was fun and under control no problem. I'm a golfer so with that said I was extremely happy the open hatch, there is enough room for golf clubs and extra items.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great vehicle no problem two long trip great ride there and back.

    Cons: I don't have kids and wife vehicle is to large for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2008 Saturn VUE XE Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    35

    I Would Buy This Car Again If I Were Looking For A 5 Passenger Suv. — Great overall SUV but the 4 Cly is just not strong enough when mated to the 4 speed automatic transmission. Excellent braking and steering. No repairs in the first 2 years. Quiet and comfortable ride, great handling, decent fuel milage, comfortable seating, great visibility.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great family SUV with ability to haul people and cargo.

    Cons: No complaints.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 22 2008 Saturn VUE reviews.

    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

    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

    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

    Cars compared to 2008 Saturn VUEPeople researching a 2008 Saturn VUE contacted a dealer about

    VUE

    Looking for a Used VUE in your area?

    CarGurus has 2,835 nationwide VUE listings starting at $1,699.

    ZIP:
    Have you driven a 2008 Saturn VUE?  
    Rank your car →