Stock tires are not very good in the snow. It is tolerable, but I do have to turn up the radio and volume on my cell phone to hear. That explains why the Saturn's horsepower figures are different from the Hondas'. Hopefully the seller didn't work for a Saturn dealer. I have nothing special on the car and that said, the stereo is average.
I drove several versions of that new vehicle, the Vue, with various engines, transmissions and drivetrain combinations, and while I found the size and price appealing, the overall package seemed rather uninspired. If it can, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and keys, free of charge. The redline looks like a keeper though! Primary Use: Commuting to work This Has Been A Great One Family Car — Great family car, extended warranty to October 2011, Very clean accident free, Runs, drives and looks great. Sounds like a grinding noise to me. Not a fan of subeys.
Not many vehicles live to 200k. Which seats did it have? The wide tires, the tall body, and the soft suspension fail to keep the 250 horses in check. But who am I to talk? Next to arrive is the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, another small utility wagon that is to reach dealerships next month. Most common problems in the front end are endlinks, control arm bushings, bearings and brakes. My 03 was getting jealous of the redline so I got her all prettied up. The engine is a great one for this size of car. The Honda V-6 is powerful and refined, eager to respond when passing and willing to relax for peaceful Interstate cruising.
Of course I bought new tires as needed. Tires can be pricy, but if you go one size bigger on the sidewall new Camaro tire , they're about half the price. While there are definitely plenty of owners on here that have gone past 100k without any issues, I personally wouldn't want to risk it for too long past the 100k mark. Base models with the 2. . Starter is a bit funky, sounds like the starter gear is staying engaged longer than it should be. Don't forget to check the front end for noises, Vue's do tend to creak and rattle.
When hustled, the Vue exhibits poor body control and an unwillingness to stay settled. Yes Review Date: 28th May, 2010 Faults: Sometimes the windshield wiper fluid clogs. Saturn claims that 0 to 60 mph can be achieved in a believable seven seconds. After research, discovered that the fuel pump does not like ethanol, which is in high percentages of Canadian gasoline. The Vue is the first to be Red-Lined.
The seats felt weird compared to my 03. Yes Review Date: 10th February, 2010. A chief difference between the two: the Equinox will have a steel body instead of Saturn's composite-plastic, dent-resistant panels. Check the center driveline bearing for noise and play. My friend likes being higher up, and since I have basically taken my vue apart if his car explodes ill be able to help.
Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Starter is a bit funky, sounds like the starter gear is staying engaged longer than it should be. And there's a new performance-oriented Red Line model. The recall began in October 2014. The guy had it for 8 initially so he wasnt willing to go any lower than 6500, he supposedly bought it for 6250. The Red Line package addresses many of my complaints about the original Vue.
Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. I really wish I had bought new so the warrantee covered the control arm and other minor defects. I believe my '04 had the starter replaced at some point. Replacement belts may be of lower quality just in general. Photo: Alexandra Straub, Canadian Auto Press most of the same classes with many of the same teachers. I am not very familiar with the vtec vues, is there anything we should be looking out for in particular? It makes me wonder if there's some truth to what I was told by the Sales Manager at the dealer where I bought mine - former Saturn dealer.
He didnt know much about the car which I tried to use to my advantage. Saturn, that feel-good seller of automotive appliances, is trying to inject some passion into the brand with its Red Line series of performance vehicles. It automatically stops the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt and instantly restarts it when the vehicle must move again. Another thought it was a hospital crisis. The gas mileage for the size is amazing.
Gone are the annoying torque steer, vague on-center feel, and darty handling that plagued the 2003 model. The vehicle is lowered about an inch, the 17-inch wheels and tires are replaced with 18-inchers, and stiffer springs are installed. The new powerplant standard in any V-6-equipped Vue, Red Line or not offers 38 percent more power and a 24-percent bump in torque over last year's Opel-based V-6. One person here replaced at 150k, but the replacement failed at 260k. I judged it to be a relatively good car for its make, but it left me wanting for more refinement. It has far more tractability and torque than the in-house six it replaces forget the 2.