2008 Saturn Outlook consumer reviews

$28,625–$30,260 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Outlook Saturn
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.0
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5.0

My favorite car ever!

This car has been my favorite of all the cars I've ever owned - it's great for a family with lots of room and comfort.

2.6

Upset Off 2007 Outlook Owner

I've had this vehicle for over 4 years now and have had nothing but problems with it. It was in the shop when we first purchased it die to the sunroof leak. It took Saturn over 30 days to resolve the issue. when they finally resolved the issue my interior was left with finger prints all over interior, which took another week to get all cleaned and new parts ordered. I am now at 52,000 miles and the vehicle has been in and out of the shop for a timing chain, water pump and now a transmission. We love the size of the vehicle, acceleration could be better, as well as gas mileage - but then again it's a large vehicle so you will take a hit on the mileage. If you are looking at an 07 be very careful with your purchase. I am in the process of trying to get GM to give me a newer model Outlook that will hopefully not have these issues. If you 08, 09, 10 Outlook has these same issues, please post something here, so myself as well as other potential buyers will know what they are getting themselves into.

4.7

good choice for the money

I have enjoyed my Saturn. At the time it was the most vehicle I could purchase for the price. Its sad that the Saturn product is no more.

4.9

2008 Outlook

Great driving car. My wife switched from a Honda Accord because we have 2 kids now and wanted more room. She didn't want to be part of the minivan crowd and a full size SUV was too big. The auto tailgate is great. The performance is comparable to the other crossovers in it's class.

5.0

awesome

My wife and I have had the Outlook for just over a year.GREAT vehicle I drive a GMC pick-up and the Outlook will pull the boat just as good as the truck.Smooth and comfortable as they come. We should know we are both in our 50's and have had a lots of different vehicle's.The only problem that we have had is when asscelarating up in rain tires will spin. But that could be the type of tires (Yes they are new)

2.7

Worst car I have owned

My husband and I got rid of a Tahoe to purchase this 2007 outlook crossover and it was the worst thing we could have done. We had a growing family and didn't want a minivan, so we thought this would be a good purchase. We were very wrong. This car has been in the shop 18 times in 24 months. I have not had a heating problem that I am aware of, but tons of electrical problems. I got in the car the other day, went to turn down the volume on the radio, and realized the radio wasn't even on, but it was playing! The dealer has just put in the 3rd DVD/Radio. A t one point that car was calibrated by the dealership and something wasn't done properly and the car was calculating 2 miles for every 1 mile driven. And the dealership, although I never took my issues to the high management for a number of reason, I totally felt like once they had our money we were no longer a valued customer. Several roof leaks led to adding tubes in the sunroof which meant removing the headliner. When we picked up the car there were grease fingerprints all of it. Also grease marks on the interior. Very unhappy with this car. Would NOT recommend the dealer nor the car.

4.1

NOT SO SURE

WE BOUGHT THIS CAR 1 WEEK AGO AND IT IS ALREADY IN THE SHOP.THE TRANSMISSION FEELS LIKE IT NEVER CATCHES UP TO IT'S SELF. SLUGGIGH ON TRYING TO ACCELORATE TO PASS ON THE FRWY. HORRIBLE GAS MILEAGE , IN THE CITY AVERAGING 13.MPG. ASKED ABOUT THE GAS MILEAGE WAS TOLD IT WAS A NEW CAR AND HAD TO BE BROKE IN.PEOPLE AT DEALER ARE NOT SO FRIENDLY NOW THAT WE HAVE PAID FOR THE CAR. THEY ARE ALAWAYS IN A HURRY LIKE NO TIME TO TALK BOUT OUR CONCERNS, BUT HAD NO PROBLEM TALKING TO US BEFORE THEY HAD OUR MONEY.NOT SO IMPRESSED!WITH THE QUALITY OF THE CAR OR THE SERVICE.

4.4

The more we drive it, the more we like it.

This being our first SUV, the wife and I were skeptical about the ride and handling. We are very pleased with both. Its higher off the ground than sedan but still easy to get into. My mileage has been over 20 on all highway mileage and high 19 on both city and highway driving. Wife loves the backup assist lights and sound system. Had it 4 months and over 7800 miles.

4.4

very, very nice!!

at 270 hp & 7 passenger seating and a good 19-mpg average, this truley is a very nice combo, the four-wheel independent suspension makes this one of the best around as it just gobles up all the road chatter and bumps with great ease. You owe it to yourself to check this crossover out if you are in the market for a new all around people hauler...

3.7

Ditto on heating problems

I'm a new Outlook owner--just bought it last week. We drove it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. On the way home, we drove through heavy rain and some fog. We tried for hours to adjust the heat and defogger to clear the windshield with no luck. When the wipers were running full speed, they left fog on the windshield which made visibility very unsafe with approaching headlights. We stopped at the dealership on our way home to show them the problem during the rain. We were told to bring the car to the service department the next day. Now we are waiting for more rain to show the problem to the service manager. Today I found out what "Needs warm car" from Ohio was talking about. I had read this review before purchasing and even asked the salesman about the heater, but I didn't really believe it would be an issue in our mild climate. Today the outdoor temperature was 55 degrees F and I had to wait too long for the heater to warm the car. Finally, when it got warm, my foot on the accelerator got over toasted while my left foot was still chilly. I didn't have a passenger to test the other side. I'm wondering now how the air conditioner will perform as that is a big issue here. My other concern is that we only got 16.5 mpg on the trip. Granted there were a few spots of stop-and-go traffic, and we did drive a few miles in Vegas, but the trip was mostly open highway(although we did not stay at 55 mph, either). Our air conditioner was on, but the outdoor temperatures were in the 80's, so I don't think it should have affected the mpg that much. I hope Saturn will be able to adjust our defogger and heater; I guess we're stuck with the mileage. I'll write more as this unfolds.