2002 Saturn Vue Consumer Reviews

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2002 Saturn Vue
3.5
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No way as good as I thought!

by from Chicago, IL on February 24, 2007

I bought my Vue about 16 months ago certified used. Since then we have had to replace the brakes, the tires, and now the $4,600 transmission. This Vue has 82,000 miles on it and we were told that it...
I bought my Vue about 16 months ago certified used. Since then we have had to replace the brakes, the tires, and now the $4,600 transmission. This Vue has 82,000 miles on it and we were told that it has one of the best transmissions. No one can believe how much this vehicle is costing us. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. We have had to put more money into it than you can imagine.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Great AWD SUV for the money!!!

by from Springfield, MASS on February 4, 2008

I think some of the other reviewers here either got lemons or they just choose the wrong engine/transmission combination. I have a 2002 VUE AWD V6 with an auto transmission (not a CVT) and it runs gr...
I think some of the other reviewers here either got lemons or they just choose the wrong engine/transmission combination. I have a 2002 VUE AWD V6 with an auto transmission (not a CVT) and it runs great with loads of power when you need it. I currently have 86k miles on it and it runs great. Compared to the foreign made competition out there the Vue AWD V6 gets similar mpg and it has the ability to tow up to 3500# trailers! A very utilitarian SUV, and you don't have to replace timing belts every 60k-70k miles like some of the competitors. It's easy to drive, park, and it gets thru deep snow better than my 4x4 pickup! If you haven't test driven a Vue AWD V6 you owe it to yourself to do so before going with a CR-V or Rav-4 or other similar awd suv. But do beware of the CVT and 5-speed transmissions, they do have their share of problems. The automatic is your best bet and comes standard on the V6 models as far as I know. As for the 4-cylinders, they are a bit under powered. My only complaint with the VUE is it has a moderate amount of engine, tire, and road noise heard inside the vehicle, similar to the CR-V and other compact suv’s without the high price tag. But you do get use to it after a while.
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Does recommend this car

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Roomier than the CRV and the RAV4

by from Ormond Beach, FL on February 18, 2008

The CRV and the RAV4 are too small for the average sized adult, the Vue is roomier by far. It also has more horsepower and still gets great gas mileage. I've had a few problems with mine like the cran...
The CRV and the RAV4 are too small for the average sized adult, the Vue is roomier by far. It also has more horsepower and still gets great gas mileage. I've had a few problems with mine like the crankshaft position sensor (dealer repaired $150) and the steering squeaks in cold weather (needs to be greased every 3 years), other than that 140k trouble free miles to date. Get the V6 AWD Auto, you'll be happy you did, the 4-cylinder has lots of issues with the CVT transmission. All in all a great little SUV.
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Does recommend this car

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Very good SUV for the price.

by from Oregon, WI on October 4, 2010

We purchased a 2002 V6 AWD with 69k miles on it. No issues so far. The Vue has more room than others, for example, the Toyota Highlander. We also own a Highlander...if you are tall or have long legs y...
We purchased a 2002 V6 AWD with 69k miles on it. No issues so far. The Vue has more room than others, for example, the Toyota Highlander. We also own a Highlander...if you are tall or have long legs you will be more comfortable on the Vue. Handling is not as great as the Highlander. But the price was not anywhere near it either. I would recommend the Vue to anyone.
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Does recommend this car

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superb vehicle

by from cali on May 27, 2009

this met my standards for the crossover i wanted. Ive had it for a year and its going great. It is also VERY comfortable inside. love it.
this met my standards for the crossover i wanted. Ive had it for a year and its going great. It is also VERY comfortable inside. love it.
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Does recommend this car

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Best Suv I've ever owned!

by from East Hartford, CT on February 17, 2008

I've owned over 12 different suv's (large & small) over the past twenty years and this is by far the best. Nuff said! 2002 Vue 6-cylinder, AWD
I've owned over 12 different suv's (large & small) over the past twenty years and this is by far the best. Nuff said! 2002 Vue 6-cylinder, AWD
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Avoid the CVT

by from Kennesaw, GA on January 3, 2008

The "auto" transmission offered in the four cylinder vue is extremely problematic. We paid for a replacement and it has been replaced three times under warranty in the past eight months. It has recent...
The "auto" transmission offered in the four cylinder vue is extremely problematic. We paid for a replacement and it has been replaced three times under warranty in the past eight months. It has recently started acting up again and Saturn is dragging it's feet on doing anymore work under warranty. Stick to the v6 or shop a different brand for your SUV needs.
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Great vehicle - great company

by from on August 15, 2015

Owned a VUE for 13 years. Was looking forward to upgrading to another Saturn. There's a reason you still see a ton of Saturn cars on the highway despite the brand being discontinued 5 years ago...
Owned a VUE for 13 years. Was looking forward to upgrading to another Saturn. There's a reason you still see a ton of Saturn cars on the highway despite the brand being discontinued 5 years ago...
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great car for the price

by from phoenix az on June 11, 2014

The price was just right. I know its not a cadillac, mercedes o bmw. But been on top of the maintanance and havent had any issues. highly recomend!
The price was just right. I know its not a cadillac, mercedes o bmw. But been on top of the maintanance and havent had any issues. highly recomend!
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love my tricked out saturn vue

by from on February 16, 2015

I have had my 02 Saturn Vue V6 Awd tomato for almost 5years. The only thing ive done is a tune up and a right rear wheel bearing. I installed 4 12" subwoofers and over 3000 watts of power to them. I a...
I have had my 02 Saturn Vue V6 Awd tomato for almost 5years. The only thing ive done is a tune up and a right rear wheel bearing. I installed 4 12" subwoofers and over 3000 watts of power to them. I also installed flip out tv in place of factory stereo and installed tv's in the headrest. Also fit a overhead in right behind the sunroof.as far as the outside goes I have lowered the front 2" and the rear 2.5". Also put nice 20" wheels on to finish it off. I would not have done all this if I didnt love my Vue. Now cant keep my wife out of it
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