2009 Saturn Outlook
1-10 of 17 reviews
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Used but great!!

by from Winston Salem, NC on May 2, 2017

Dealing with Jason at East Coast Auto and Trailers in Wilmington, NC was a great pleasure. He understood my needs and wants and gave me a great deal on my new SUV. It's reliable, easy to handle and wo...
Dealing with Jason at East Coast Auto and Trailers in Wilmington, NC was a great pleasure. He understood my needs and wants and gave me a great deal on my new SUV. It's reliable, easy to handle and works just as good as the Acadia at a more affordable price. I would purchase another Saturn, but more importantly from Jason because he's honest and he will work with you.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Bad Transmission & Engine Reliability

by from Troy, MI on November 21, 2014

I bought my 2009 Saturn Outlook new in Dec. 2008, so I have driven it for 6 years now - has 81K miles. Two months ago I had to have the transmission rebuilt and now it is back into the GM dealer for e...
I bought my 2009 Saturn Outlook new in Dec. 2008, so I have driven it for 6 years now - has 81K miles. Two months ago I had to have the transmission rebuilt and now it is back into the GM dealer for engine problems - ignition coils bad. This car has been back to the dealer more times than any car I have ever owned. It's too bad that the engine and trans. are not reliable because I love this car. Great to drive and lot's of room, very comfortable for adults even in the 3rd row. But I would not buy another one because of the issues.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Too many things going wrong

by from California on July 15, 2014

I have a Saturn 2009 outlook bought about a year ago with just under 20,000 miles. its been a headache. headlights are always going off, engine trouble...water pump...do i need to say more. sometimes ...
I have a Saturn 2009 outlook bought about a year ago with just under 20,000 miles. its been a headache. headlights are always going off, engine trouble...water pump...do i need to say more. sometimes i wish i could have purchased a different car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Issues with the engine.

by from on February 13, 2013

I have had the Saturn Outlook 2009 for 3 years, we bought it brand new. The comfort and drive has always been nice. The problem is in the engine....now being a woman I do not understand everything abo...
I have had the Saturn Outlook 2009 for 3 years, we bought it brand new. The comfort and drive has always been nice. The problem is in the engine....now being a woman I do not understand everything about the motor,but the dealer has replaced the "TIMING CHAIN" in the engine TWICE, and there have also been other things they have replaced that I am not familiar with, it has taken multiple trips to the dealer for them to figure out the issues, they have had our vehicle for weeks at a time. Everytime they send it back, the engine light goes on again This vehicle has been in the shop at least 6 times for a week or more....it is just not reliable. The service manager told me "oh yes there are problems with this engine, it is the same engine as the GMC Acadia, and the Chevy Traverse....GM is going to stop putting this engine in autos....so beware if you buy any of these models from 2009 until now 2013. This has been a nightmare for us, and they fix it only to have it go back in the shop again every fe months.... We have had enough and are going to try and trade it in very soon.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Too Early to tell

by from San Antonio, TX on September 15, 2012

I've had my 2009 Saturn Outlook LS for about 2 months now. We've driven about 1500 miles in cities and on highways. It's been a very nice vehicle. For as large and capacious as it is, it gets pretty g...
I've had my 2009 Saturn Outlook LS for about 2 months now. We've driven about 1500 miles in cities and on highways. It's been a very nice vehicle. For as large and capacious as it is, it gets pretty good mileage. Just about what they predicted 17/24. Interior is all leather and very comfy. Wifey loves the heated psgr seat option as she gets cold with my A/C settings, even though her temp is set higher than mine. My kids love the rear seating and the DVD player. The dual zone air really takes the edge off the TX summer heat. It handles well, drives like a dream. The only complaints I have are that I'm getting an occasional, sporadic Stabilitrak warning light. I understand that it can be due to many reasons, ie; under inflated tires to too much weight in the vehicle or even a true malfunction etc. Vehicle still seems to be functioning properly though. It downshifts kind of slowly in low gears at low speeds sometimes and especially going down hill. Other than that, it is a very nice vehicle with tons of extra features that I'm still discovering.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Outlook Vs Acadia

by from Staten Island, NY on June 11, 2012

We were in the market for an SUV that seats 7 or 8. my wife fell in love with the GMC Acadia. We looked everywhere for a certified per own with less then 30,000 miles. One day was saw the Outlook and ...
We were in the market for an SUV that seats 7 or 8. my wife fell in love with the GMC Acadia. We looked everywhere for a certified per own with less then 30,000 miles. One day was saw the Outlook and did a double take thinking it was an Acadia. I then began my serch for the Saturn Outlook and found one in PA. My wife at first was not into the outlook, her mind was set on the Acadia. I took her to PA to see the Outlook and she then fell in love with it. I have it for three weeks and love it. My Saturn is fully loaded with the Tri-coat paint.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Improving my Outlook

by from Sacramento, CA on February 14, 2012

I was looking for an all around vehicle for a family of 4 kids and a wife. The Saturn was my first choice and finally I found one that had nearly evcery thing I wanted. Everything except AWD and GPS. ...
I was looking for an all around vehicle for a family of 4 kids and a wife. The Saturn was my first choice and finally I found one that had nearly evcery thing I wanted. Everything except AWD and GPS. Great car with lot's of leg room and everything in it's place. It's easy to enter and exist the vehicle. Can only get 16.1 MPG so it may need a tune up. I purchased it with 79002 miles on it. The only problem I have with the Outlook is the cheap heater controls. They get stuck when you push them in and the tempature goes down to 60 because it's in a stuck position. Other than that I love everything about this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Love my Saturn

by from Shelbyville, KY on April 27, 2011

Our XR is the first brand new car we have ever bought. We bought this car on the very day they announced they would discontinue the Saturn line. This car is super comfortable for long rides and our c...
Our XR is the first brand new car we have ever bought. We bought this car on the very day they announced they would discontinue the Saturn line. This car is super comfortable for long rides and our chocolate exterior looks great, too. I would comment on service, but 2 years in we have not had it in the shop! I can squeeze out 25 or 26 mpgs on the highway if I slow down and drive conservatively, but 22 or 23 mpg is more realistic.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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LOVE THIS SUV!!! It is very classy and IMPRESSIVE

by from Logan,WV on February 27, 2011

My husband and I just bought this suv! We love it! I have three children 5,4, and 2. I put the older ones in the back and the baby(2) rides in the middle. I am really impressed! This is the nicest, be...
My husband and I just bought this suv! We love it! I have three children 5,4, and 2. I put the older ones in the back and the baby(2) rides in the middle. I am really impressed! This is the nicest, best, classiest SUV I have ever had! If you buy one, you WON"T REGRET it!!! We have an 2008 the cocoa exterior with the tan interior. I am just sorry Saturn stop making this car!!! For my family it is what I have always dreamed of and the Acadia is nice but the reviews aren't as good with a higher price tag. This is the BESt for the $. It is everything I could want and more!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Great All Around Vehicle

by from Waterford, MI on February 22, 2011

Bought a 2010 Saturn Outlook. Saturn made some in 2010 till about March. I love the interior and exterior styling. Very comfortable and smooth drive. I have the seven passenger vehilce with black leat...
Bought a 2010 Saturn Outlook. Saturn made some in 2010 till about March. I love the interior and exterior styling. Very comfortable and smooth drive. I have the seven passenger vehilce with black leather seating. Very comfortable and rich looking. All of the GM Lambda vehicles (Acadia, Enclave, Traverse, Outlook) had an improvement in the engine acceleration that came out early 2009. Earlier engines had a slight lag when you hit the acceleration. This 2010 drives beautifully. Love the Cocoa color. Plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time. Best bang for your buck compared to the other lambda vehicles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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