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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!
Pros: Good looks, good performance, well equipped
Cons: Wish it had a bigger fuel tank!
Advice: Try to find the Special Edition like mine..they won't last longI tested what is now my new FW4 (front wheel drive, 4 cyl) Saturn Vue, my first impression was it's easy to get into, lower than the average SUV and it felt natural. Ergonomically designed, everything is where it should be. The over all body styling is nice and the paint quality is nice. Rides & drive so much better than the Explorer. I have a special edition VUE, spec'd with the power package, moonroof, cd w/ 6 speakers, alloys, manual tranny(what i wanted) ....I priced each option seperatly and it came to 19,380 (or so) this special edition was $17,770. The car is well built, very functional interior, and it's generally a nice SUV. Go check on out if you are looking for a compact SUV.
Cons: NO FOG LAMPS FOR THE 2WD VUE
Advice: GREAT BUYTHE VUE HANDLES ALOT BETTER THAN ALOT OF SUV'S IN TIGHT TURNS. ACCELERATION IS VERY NICE. VERY SPACIOUS ON THE INSIDE. SOUND SYSTEM WITH SIX SPEAKERS HAS GOOD QUALITY. PLEANTY OF LEG ROOM IN THE BACK SEAT. OVERALL I RATE THE VUE WITH FIVE STARS. YOU CAN'T GET THE QUALITY AND PRICING ANYWHERE ELSE.
Pros: The appearance, has a unique style
Cons: The optional side step bars
Advice: No pressure sales people make it easy to test driveI test drove the V6 (181 hp) AWD model. It had decent power, not like a V8 or a sports car but decent for what it is. I found the side step bars (option) annoying. The vehicle is only 8 inches off the ground. Don't see a need for step bars other than appearance. Wind noise is important to me. This vehicle was quiet, there was a little wind noise but not bad. The ride was comfortable not stiff like some 4 wheel drive vehicles. I really liked the appearance, the back looks somewhat like the Mercedes, and the front looks a little like the Lexus.
Pros: The cabin is very quiet and auto trans very smooth compared to previous Saturns.
Cons: Still lacks sufficient legroom for total comfort on long drives. Left foot rests on 'hump' about 4 inches off floorboard (At 6'5' I could use the extra room)
Advice: Tall buyers beware of legroom (although headroom is more than adequate). You can't get a better sales experience than you get at a Saturn dealership - first class buying experience all the way (the same as it was when I bought my 92).What a difference 10 years makes. Trading up from my 1992 SL2 to the 2002 was really a positive experience. Many of the things I disliked about the 92 (engine noise in cabin, vibration, automatic trans shifting hesitation) have been solved. It looks much sportier, is very smooth and fast, and a pleasure to drive. It has the same tight turning and handling that the 92 had. Although its 0-60 time is rated longer than the 92 was, the 02 seems to have better pickup (probably the result of no auto trans hesitation vice the 92).
Pros: ease of entry and exit
Cons: lack of availability
Advice: I thought road noise was a bit loud for the automatic V6I drove the 5 speed 2WD 4 cylinder VUE. I loved it. It is very comfortable for getting in and out. It is very zippy. It is comfortable for large people.
Cons: Poor acceleration for a 6 cyclinder
Advice: Compare investment: When you ask the dealer does this have good resale value? He shrugs his shoulder and said does any Saturn have a good resale value?With the excellent service that all Saturn dealerships offers, the VUE is a new invention that should place the Saturn division way in front. Its ride was comfortable but not plushy comfortable. You can tell where the cost reduction for such an SUV is located. Lots of light weight plastic in areas like the cargo section. Especially around the grocery containment. Its accelerates slow for a six cylinder with a slight jerkiness in the transmission (180hp). Its body is the best for those moments with those mindless grocery carts running into it. Remember its on a car chassie, so not good for those who want to pack a lot of weight into it. It's a very good buy for $23,000 base. $25,000 totally dress. You just becareful of GM products! Don't last.