3 out of 5 stars
Not bad until the 50K mark
by My wife wanted a relay
from Clarksville, TN
on Wed Nov 26 2008
Ok the first few years but it seems as this vehicle turned 50,000 miles things have been heading downhill fast. There have been problems with the DVD player overheating, the lighting flickers, a recurring check engine light and problems with the sliding door. One sliding door wouldn't close all the way and one is stuck in lock - it wont open or close. It has kept the techs at our local dealership very busy to say the least. It met a need - sliding doors and plenty of room. Up until these recent problems despite the fact that I have never liked it I would have recommended it to those that need more room with decent features for the price. The people at the local Saturn dealership have been terrific to us, no complaints there.
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3 out of 5 stars
Has excellent ride and driveability. Has issues!
by Electric Bill
from San Diego
on Thu Feb 22 2018
The van drives real nice and has plenty of power for 3.5l V-6.
The lights flicker under medium to hard acceleration. Lots of complaints of this. I think it's a bad regulator design problem. When the fuel injection system calls for medium to hard throttle it pulls a large amount of electrical current and the regulator is not keeping up. The dealer doesn't seem to have a cure for it. They tell you that these vehicles do that and it's considered normal. I feel like oncoming traffic thinks I'm blinking my lights at them.
The other problem is the transaxle making a whining or growling noise when in gear and changes pitch as you speed up. $3700 repair.
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4 out of 5 stars
best minivan on the street
by someone who knows about cars
on Tue Sep 08 2009
this car was the best so far in almost all the catagories. its perfect for the family. the ride is smooth, it can take good punishment, it has a great engine. handles great. its very safe for a family trip or to get them anyplace. not bad on gas.
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2 out of 5 stars
DO NOT GET THIS, BEWARE
by dan from new jersey
from franklin lakes, new jersey
on Thu Aug 06 2009
Me and my wife got this to transport family, and we've had nothing but problms. the sliding doors were automatic, and they stopped working so they had to be manual again. saturn did nothing to help. We got a ford freestar, and its great, do not get this van!
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