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2005 Saturn Vue

2005 Saturn Vue

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A Very Good Value

by from San Jose Cal on December 31, 2012

I bought my 2005 with 100,000 miles on it two years ago. I drove the car across the country and it was a decent experience. In the two years I've owned, the car, the vehicle has been in the shop once...
I bought my 2005 with 100,000 miles on it two years ago. I drove the car across the country and it was a decent experience. In the two years I've owned, the car, the vehicle has been in the shop once to replace the shifter cable. Overall, I am pleased with the car - it's boring looks and cheap interior are tolerable given the reliability of the Saturn engine, the interior room, and the outstanding tire/wheel combo. Positive Attributes - decent mileage for its class (28/24), very low cost of maintenance, good for tranporting stuff, good front passenger cabin space. GM 4 cyl motor is world-class. Negative Attributes - The Saturn has a cheap interior, across the board. Saturn used plastic extensively. Not only does it look cheap, but the interior paneling isn't durable. Minor components are unreliable - front sway bars, shock life, etc. Overall, I'd recommend the car to a buyer given the low cost of ownership and utility. I have excellent Cooper tires that are all-weather.
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Overall, Good car and good deal

by from indianapolis on July 2, 2011

I drive for a living so a comfortable, quiet car with good gas mileage is a must. Overall I enjoy the Saturn Vue 2005. I definetely could use more storage space in front for pens, notes etc..Minimal s...
I drive for a living so a comfortable, quiet car with good gas mileage is a must. Overall I enjoy the Saturn Vue 2005. I definetely could use more storage space in front for pens, notes etc..Minimal storage for maps, tools etc.. that most would want to keep handy. Horrible in rain, slick roads. Good window view(s) which I always look for, due to blind spots. Gas mileage is avg. 0f 20mpg, so I'm not impressed. Overall a good car at a good price. So far no mechanical problems........
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Most reliable / lowest maintenance car ever owned.

by from Danbury, Conecticut on August 4, 2009

Bought new in Danbury, Connecticut. Tires lasted 45,000 to 50,000 mile before replacement. Changed oil and filter and that's about all. Rotors last about 40,000 miles before resurfacing due to hilly t...
Bought new in Danbury, Connecticut. Tires lasted 45,000 to 50,000 mile before replacement. Changed oil and filter and that's about all. Rotors last about 40,000 miles before resurfacing due to hilly terrain. Amazing low maintenance cost. Vehicle gets 27-29 mpg on highway even after 100,000 miles. Replacable Cabin filter does an amazing job of keeping interior air clean. Not many cars have this feature. 5 speed is very peppy and this Vue handles like a sports car in the curves. Fold down seats make this vehicle very versatile. Fold down the front passenger seat and load 10' cargo. The front wheel drive makes this SUV very stable in slippery weather. Made it through many winter storms.
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Once I changed the Tires....

by from Northwest Indiana on September 9, 2008

I purchased my '05 Vue back in May of this year, and I was overall impressed. I'm most impressed so far with the Gas Mileage with the V6 Engine, beating the Gas mileage i was getting with my '01 PT Cr...
I purchased my '05 Vue back in May of this year, and I was overall impressed. I'm most impressed so far with the Gas Mileage with the V6 Engine, beating the Gas mileage i was getting with my '01 PT Cruiser (Not knocking the Cruiser, though). It does well on my daily commute to and from Illinois daily (I'm from Indiana). I didn't like how it handled in the rain (at first) with the Dueler Tires. I switched them to a slightly taller BF Goodrich Traction T/A. Now, not only is the ride more quiet, but a WHOLE lot smoother and a lot more stable. I do recommend the '05 V6 FWD Vue to anyone in need of Space, and Economy.
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Great Value and MPG

by from Phoenix, AZ on June 6, 2011

I was looking for a 4 cylinder station wagon and not having any luck. Then I looked at the 4 cylinder Vue. While the Vue gets a little less mileage than most of the small wagons out there, it's not th...
I was looking for a 4 cylinder station wagon and not having any luck. Then I looked at the 4 cylinder Vue. While the Vue gets a little less mileage than most of the small wagons out there, it's not that bad. I am averaging 23-28mpg. And when you factor in all the extra room, I think the Vue is a very good value. I have the standard complaints, front end rattle, lousy steering radius, no ashtray. I think the ride is good for what this is. A 4 cylinder FWD oversized wagon. I love the fact that I have the same interior space as my old 6 cylinder SUV and get a 40% fuel economy boost. I looked into replacement costs of major parts and you can have a low mileage motor and transmission for $550 each delivered.
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Best car I have ever owned

by from Olympia, WA on July 6, 2012

This is the best car I have ever owned. My 2005 has 99,000 miles on it and I have never had any issues. Rotate the tires and regular every 3,000 miles oil change. Because of the larger engine and bein...
This is the best car I have ever owned. My 2005 has 99,000 miles on it and I have never had any issues. Rotate the tires and regular every 3,000 miles oil change. Because of the larger engine and being a V6 and because of the rising gas prices, I will have to look for a better mileage car. No wonder Saturn is not in business anymore. They made such a great product, no one was trading it in! I will be sad to let this one go.
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An Average Vehicle

by from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on March 25, 2008

Have owned my 2005 Vue (5spd manual/4cyl) from brand new (October 2004). Ventilation and air flow is poorly designed for winter weather - the side windows ice up if the weather is below -15C (The air ...
Have owned my 2005 Vue (5spd manual/4cyl) from brand new (October 2004). Ventilation and air flow is poorly designed for winter weather - the side windows ice up if the weather is below -15C (The air flow to the side windows is blocked by the door panels). Visibility is restricted by the thick pillars and (to the rear) by the sun-blocker-tinting. The tinting is nice when it's bright out, but difficult to see out the rear when it's dusk or dark. Performance: excellent. This is one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned. No road noise. Interior: Agree with "Engineer", the interior is cheap, cheap, cheap. But adequate. You get what you pay for.
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Great VUE

by from Chicago,IL on July 25, 2011

I've owned a lot of cars and trucks but the Vue is both. As far as mantenace very little change the oil and rotate the tires that takes care of it. I'm getting right at 21 miles a gallon in city thats...
I've owned a lot of cars and trucks but the Vue is both. As far as mantenace very little change the oil and rotate the tires that takes care of it. I'm getting right at 21 miles a gallon in city thats with a lite foot. On the highway Keep it under 65 and I've got as much as 29 mpg. With alittle work I've got a 10 foot table in with the back door closed. The V6 is very peppy and and the all wheel drive is just great in the snow.
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One of the most reliable cars I've owned

by from Penn on October 20, 2007

Great car. I have the 4cyl. model and they say engine noise. I don't have any noise. Modest power great milage and tough as nails.
Great car. I have the 4cyl. model and they say engine noise. I don't have any noise. Modest power great milage and tough as nails.
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Nashville, TN on October 4, 2008

Had this car for two years. It's great! No problems, just change oil and drive. I just have to try and keep my wife away from it. The sound system is great.
Had this car for two years. It's great! No problems, just change oil and drive. I just have to try and keep my wife away from it. The sound system is great.
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