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Pros: Dent resistant body panels
Cons: Plastic interior
Advice: NO CVT 4 cyl available until further notice which limits choices.The VUE is a unique SUV with a few little flaws. First off, there seems to be constant trouble getting the CVT transmission to work which has delayed production for months. This doesn't say much for Saturn or the Hungarians who manufacture the transmissions. All that aside, the V6 5 speed automatic is powerfull and well trusted from other Saturn models. The interior is gimiky and has way too much plastic for me. This may not bother some people but it cannot compare to others in its class. Since the rear has no spare tire blocking your view it rises above several others in rear crash tests repair costs. Other sniggles, once you add the costs of ABS and side curtain air bags the price matches the Toyota Highlander. Considering the resale values of Toyota, Saturn must consider lowering the base cost of this SUV. GM will use variants of this SUV for several lines starting this fall.
Pros: 16 inch chrome wheels/6 CD player/doors don't get dinged or dented
Cons: glare in the windshield from the dash
Advice: Try itI drove then purchased the 2002 LS300 black/black leather,sunroof,6 CD player,heated mirrors and seats,rear spoiler and 16 inch chrome wheels. I added tinted windows, automatic starter and the trunk cargo net. I really like it. It is one of the sharpest cars on the road. With the V6 it's also very quick.
Pros: Wide door opening for rear passengers
Cons: Back hatch doesn't shut well unless you use a lot of force
Advice: Great vehicle for the price, roomyBought 4 cylinder, FWD, 24-29 MPG, easily accessible seat for passengers, no head dunking or leg hiking, excellent power on hills, initially seats felt a little too firm but after driving over 5 hours non-stop when you arrive at your destination you are not sore or aching anywhere.
Pros: Everything is push button automatic
Cons: controls for temperature (air condition and heat)
Advice: Definitely consider buying this American car over a foreign oneI drove out of the showroom with my new L100 Special Edition on Feb.8,2002. I love everything about it especially the handling. The steering was a little tight the first 10 miles but after a few turns everything is fine. I agree the rear window is small but I have no problem seeing traffic. Maybe I can see better because on the Special Edition there is a well engineered spoiler. It sits on the top of the trunk and it functions as a guide as to where the car ends.( Good for Parking!)Perfect car for me.
Pros: Most bang for the buck
Cons: A bit loud when accelerating
Advice: The no-pressure sales approach makes it worth a test-drive.We went into the dealership for an economical new car and came out as the owner of TWO new vehicles--an SL2 and a VUE. The VUE has more passenger room than most other SUV's of similiar size and lots of nifty, no nonsense features such as the grocery bag holders and storage boxes in the trunk area. Also, no 'hump' on the rear floor makes the back seat more comfortable for three people. I have never owned a Saturn before, but now we are a two-Saturn family and we hope for the best. The knowledgable, no-pressure salesperson made the dealership live up to the 'We're a different kind of car company.' slogan. It's nice to not have to haggle over price. And the 30-day money-back guarantee is terrific!!
Pros: Good price to value ratio plus good gas mileage
Cons: Does not have the status of a Lexus, but then I could have TWO
Advice: Don't sell it short, test drive it.Great exterior design lines. I like to drive with the radio off to listen to the transmission mesh changing gears,like listening to the sound of a Harley. Very functional design--if you need a 'Martha Stewart' interior, you will probably not like it's spartan design. Bought the FWD4. Like a shift and think that 4 wheel drive is over-rated.
Pros: The large cabin space.
Cons: The color, (WHITE) 'last limited edition in New Orleans'
Advice: Get one today!Bought limited edition vue yesterday. Fantastic feel to the automobile. One drive and we fell in love. First Saturn we ever bought, and I can understand why people love Saturn and there staff. The limited edition has a few options that make the VUE a steal for what they are asking! I got mine for $17,700.00, and got a great deal for my trade in. Grab one today!