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2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWDReview
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Wow! — When I first saw the new 2008 SATURN Vue XR I really like how it looks with the chrome on black. Amazing It had a lot more features that the older models didn't like Navigation system, new colors, and different V6 engines. but overall love the new design and power. Price can be a shocker when viewing a new SATURN than years before.

Pros: New Colors, Engine Performance, European Design, Rims, Ride, Appearance, instrument panel layout, and interior design with nicer leather seating. PRICE!

Cons: NO DENT Resistant, Smaller than older Vue (02-07), have the honda CR-V design (a little), and NO SUNROOF (Late 2008)

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2008 Saturn VUE XEReview
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Good Suv, Shoulda Sprung For The V6 — Traded an 06 Vue w/ honda v6 for an 08 w/ 2.4 I4. Ok in Indiana but a little rough here in Colorado

Pros: comfortable, nice lines, great interior

Cons: a litlle anemic w/ the I4 engine.  Lotso hills here in God's Country

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2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWDReview
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For The Most Part I Will Give It A Thumbs Up, But For My Next Car I Am Looking To Change Some Of My —

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 someone with a short commute that wants the added vehicle height for seeing over snowbanks, other cars. For the most part the AWD system will get you where you want when dealing with snow, and off roading where you don't have to do major hill climbs. Has a lot of features at a low price, like AWD, vehicle stability assist, fog lights, dimming rear view mirror, heated seats. Decent cargo room for items that are tall and you wouldn't be able to fit in the trunk of a car. Supposibly it has good safety and with the weight I would think it would crush the other car you get in an accident with. Looks are great I feel, still holds up around 2015 vehicles. Pros: Car weighs a lot and I think this hurts it both in the handling and gas mileage. Gas mileage is poor, was getting 20.5 mpg average with 75% highway when purchased in 2012, but recently have been getting worse. I will check it again today and maybe update mpg here. Again handling there is quite a lot of body roll when cornering, similar vehicles in 2015 will blow this vehicle away in the corners. In the winter every once in a while you will lose your stability track, traction control, ABS, and possibly AWD(can't really tell), haven't figured out why yet, to reset it, just turn the vehicle off open and close the drivers door and wait for vehicle interior lights to shutoff before restarting the vehicle. So an annoyance. Transmission 3-5-R waveplate goes out, but now GM is covering that for 120k or 10 years whichever comes first. For the size of this vehicle the cargo room is low, and you really feel that when going on a camping trip or other trip. Also rear seat room is small only really comfortable for small kids. Front room feels small too and seat bottoms are short, so you feel like too much of your legs stick off. The front seats don't bother me much but its worth noting for others. The rear bumper there is no protector over the top of it to keep it from getting knicked or scratched when cargo is removed or put in the vehicle, and it is a curved surface so there is really no add on you can put on there. On the front bumber is this black drop down air dam piece to help get the vehicle more MPG, only issue is, if you go offroading, it is going to get banged up and even on some high curbs this part will bottom out on when parking, bad design in my eye and how much MPG do you really save from this? I'm guessing minimal. The hitch that comes on my vehicle is a Class 2, with the trailering package. With a car with so much power, you would think they would have done a class 3 offering. Yet the chassis and the tranny wouldn't be able to handle the upper weights of a class 3. So, I think they put a class 2 just to make sure no idiot would dammage their vehicle. If you do opt to replace the class 2 with a class 3 hitch be aware that the tongue weight can still only handle 450 lbs based on the vehicle chassis and pull weight of 3500 lbs. Therefore I can only see one reason to really upgrade the hitch on this vehicle and that would be in order to be able to buy one of those bike racks with a hitch on it that allows you to pull a very small trailer at the same time. When temperatures fall below 45F, I notice my front shocks start squaking, I have looked up there and found that there is a plastic shock guard that appears to fall off probably when temps. are high in the summer and that is what I think is making most of the noise. If you pull it back down over the shock the noise is much less. I may cable tie it this fall, but I'm guessing if the noise bothers you you will want to at least pull that down every year in the late fall. I feel a lot of vehicle flex in the rear and there is some noise that goes along with things moving back there, doesn't seem to be too big of a deal for me, just that they could have made an overall stiffer chassis I think. Vehicle depreciation, I guess its domestic, what more can I say. AWD system, this system is a reactive system, where the vehicle runs in FWD mode until there is slippage up front at any tire and then a magnetic clutch applies some power to the rear end. I will tell you with experience you do not want to go offroading following your friends subaru to anywere he goes, because getting back is going to be much harder for you especially on the hill climbs. I've even had some trouble just going up my snow covered driveway with this system when the snow gets deeper. Yet, even though this system is inferior to Subarus it is much better than just a FWD vehicle.

Pros: Acceleration is impressive for the weight of the vehicle,
Maintenance is pretty standard,
Tranny covered for 120k/10yr. now.
Nice looking
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Cons: AWD inadequate
Car weight
MPG not very good
Handling not so good
Issue losing traction control, ABS, stabilitrack
Transmission 3-5-R waveplate will go out (Again GM covering it)
Cargo room low
small front seats
little rear passenger room
No rear bumper cargo protector
Front bumber piece comes low to ground
Tongue weight for towing should be more
Rear of chassis too flexible
Front shocks squeak at temps. below 45F
Vehicle depreciation

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2008 Saturn VUEReview
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Reliable Vehicle — its great, mine is fully loaded and the amemnities are great, heated seats , sunroof, all power, the cargo in the back is great, has a pull up handle that folds our three baskets you can use to seperate your groceries, quite useful if you don't want your items all over the back of your car...you never know!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great car, traveled far and wide in it and never had a problem up to 96,000 miles and its still a great car

Cons: the brakes constantly squeal , always have, even after changing

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2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 Review
GuruTXTKF says:
Great for flat towing. Good looking, The Captiva is just as good.
vs2009 Saturn VUE XR V6
2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2009 Saturn VUE XR V6 better.
"N/A"
Family Car Ranked 2009 Saturn VUE XR V6 better.
"N/A"
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2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD Review
irynanh says:
vs2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD worse.
"good"
Value Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD worse.
"good"
2008 Saturn VUE XE V6 AWD Review
irynanh says:
vs2008 Chevrolet Equinox
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vs2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD worse.
"good"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Equinox worse.
"good car"
Family Car Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Equinox worse.
"good car"
Value Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD worse.
"good"
2008 Saturn VUE XE Review
nickfed says:
vs2008 Kia Sorento EX
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Kia Sorento EX worse.
"more sporty"
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Kia Sorento EX worse.
"bigger"
2008 Saturn VUE XE V6 AWD Review
connally35 says:
So far its awesome!
vs2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD worse.
"I think they are both even."
Value Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD worse.
"I think they are both even."
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2008 Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD Review
Mack says:
This model WILL experience a transmission failure. the cost to repair is about $4000 and the owner will bear the entire cost. Warranties have run out, GM offers no assistance to mitigate the repair costs and youll be stuck with an orphan car few service dealers want to even see in their shop. Other than that, its a nice looking car, drives well, fuel economy is okay and the safety features are at the top. Too bad almost everyone that owns one experiences the same transmission failure.
vs2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited
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Handling Ranked 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited worse.
"The Vues suspension seems more taunt and less prone to body roll making it seems more stable in turns. "
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited better.
"The cost of ownership of the Forester when compared to the VUE is much less considering the almost certainty of a failed transmission in the Vue. The resale value of the Vue drops to the range of basic economy cars because of its poor reliability whereas the Forester, like all Subarus commands top dollar even on the used market."
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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Saturn VUE Reviews

Review By April

Interior smells. Warning lights on. Both back doors hard to open Read More

2009 Saturn VUE Reviews

Review By Guru98SPQK

Everything is breaking down at once! Engine hot/ ac off is now on. Smells like big money fix Read More

Review By Jacklyn

Love this vehicle best I drove. Great on gas Read More

2007 Saturn VUE Reviews

Review By Darold

The options said it had sunroof/moonroof and had heated seats. I did NOT have any of the two. fair value. Read More

Review By GuruSG6V5

Good value. Maybe AWD it is only a FWD. Captiva Sport if available. Fwd or Add. Read More

2006 Saturn VUE Reviews

Review By Patricia

Great suv. Runs like a dream! Always ready and dependable. I love it. Read More

Review By TobiOneKanobiGuru95K4RR

Features are what a buyer wants . This SUV is a good value I believe. Ford Edge is a likely comparison to the Saturn Vue. Read More

2005 Saturn VUE Reviews

Review By Guru8Y9PZ

Good! color nice . Body in good shape! nice features. Read More

Review By GiantHawk

Needs a bunch of work to be a dependable vehicle. Read More

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