2006 Saturn Vue Consumer Reviews

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2006 Saturn Vue
4.1
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Go for the V6 or don't go at all!

by from Cheapeake on January 30, 2011

As a proud owner of a 2006 Saturn Redline Vue, I definitely recommend this vehicle. I chose the Vue V6 SPECIFICALLY for the Honda Drivetrain and the unique style of the Redline package, although all o...
As a proud owner of a 2006 Saturn Redline Vue, I definitely recommend this vehicle. I chose the Vue V6 SPECIFICALLY for the Honda Drivetrain and the unique style of the Redline package, although all of the V6 Vues from 2004-2007 have the same Honda Drivetrain - stay away from the 2003 3.0 GM-built V6. With the exception of a few cheap GM interior panels, the 2006/2007 have a much more sophisticated and updated interior. This SUV HAULS! It is quick, responsive, and gets BETTER HIGHWAY MPG than the wimpy 2.2 four, hands-down no comparison - I'd honestly only give the 4 cylinder model 2-3 stars. Stick to the V6!
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Honda Quality and Performance at a GM Price

by from Appleton, WI on December 10, 2010

We purchased the 2006 V6 FWD Vue in Sept. of '06--it was a demonstrator that had just under 15K miles on it, so even though we were buying within the model year, we saved significant $$ going with the...
We purchased the 2006 V6 FWD Vue in Sept. of '06--it was a demonstrator that had just under 15K miles on it, so even though we were buying within the model year, we saved significant $$ going with the "slightly used" unit. Heading in, we knew that the '04 to '07 V6 Vues featured Honda-built engines and transmissions, but had no idea just exactly how powerful and reliable that powertrain would be over the life of the vehicle. Regarding power: the V6 has a 3.5-liter, 250 horsepower engine which is perfectly matched to the Honda transmission. Make no mistake: this car zips...and will continue zipping for a long, long time. No other "cute-ute" of the time period can come close to its power and performance. Currently we have 120K miles on ours and--no joke--it still drives like the day we brought it home. We've had absolutely no issues with the vehicle in the five years we've owned it and plan to push it to 200K with no expectations of problems. In sum: the '04-'07 V6 Vues are one of the best-kept secrets in the last decade's worth of domestic car production. You won't be disappointed.
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Love it

by from Northampton, MA on January 30, 2011

I purchased this car used a year ago. I was a bit reluctant at first because I new Saturn was going out of business and because the car was already nearly four years old with 48,000 miles. However, I ...
I purchased this car used a year ago. I was a bit reluctant at first because I new Saturn was going out of business and because the car was already nearly four years old with 48,000 miles. However, I could not be happier. Initially, I was thinking I would only keep the car for two years but now I am planning to keep it for much longer than that. I just had a remote starter put in and I could not love this car more. In addition, I recently went car shopping with a colleague who was looking at the CR-V, RAV4, and the Highlander and although I have a great deal of respect for all of those vehicles, at the end of the day, I would not trade my 2006 VUE in for any of them.
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Most Reliable Car I Have Owned

by from Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 26, 2010

I absolutely LOVE my VUE! With the polymer panels that are dent/ding and rust resistant (which is great up here in Michigan) and the smooth 3.5L V-6 engine and transmission which are made by Honda. I...
I absolutely LOVE my VUE! With the polymer panels that are dent/ding and rust resistant (which is great up here in Michigan) and the smooth 3.5L V-6 engine and transmission which are made by Honda. I purchased my 2006 Vue new and have driven 135,000 miles with no problems. I have only changed tires, oil, and brakes. This has been the most economical and durable car I have ever owned. The engine and transmission is smooth and shows no age. My next car may actually be a Honda simply because of the superior performance of this Honda engine and transmission. If you are considering a VUE, purchase the V-6 model with the Honda engine. I think the 3.5L Honda engine and transmission are only in 2006-07 models.
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One of my best vehicles

by from Laurel, DE on May 28, 2013

I've owned 14 vehicles in my lifetime. My 06 Saturn Vue is one of the best I've ever owned. My Vue (6cyl) has 102,000 miles on it and up until just recently all I've had to do is keep it serviced, wit...
I've owned 14 vehicles in my lifetime. My 06 Saturn Vue is one of the best I've ever owned. My Vue (6cyl) has 102,000 miles on it and up until just recently all I've had to do is keep it serviced, with the exception of Saturn paying to replace the torque converter on the transmission when it was about 2 years old. Recently I've had to replace some lifters because I was getting a shimmy going down the highway. Mechanic found it had thrown over 600 codes. Have had to replace brake pads normally and just had to replace rotors and calipers, but what do you expect with this many miles. Replaced the timing belt at 90,000 miles too. Again, maintenance item. I love the side panels because I have NO dings in my doors! Has been good on tires too. Getting ready to purchase my second set. Definitly going Michelin this time, no more Bridgestones for me! The only other vehicle I've owned that I say would even come close to being better than this vehicle is my old 94 Toyota Camry. I've owned Chevy (never again), Buick (never again), Pontiac, Toyota, Honda, Oldsmobile and Saturn. Toyota and Saturn top the list when it comes to all of the rating categories for sure!
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'06 Saturn Vue is for me

by from Twin Cities, MN on February 6, 2009

When I could no longer get a decent sized station wagon to haul my junk around (my last one was a '92 Volvo), I decided it was SUV time for me. I looked around and picked the VUE because it was the ea...
When I could no longer get a decent sized station wagon to haul my junk around (my last one was a '92 Volvo), I decided it was SUV time for me. I looked around and picked the VUE because it was the easiest to get in and out of. Also, my wife had Saturns and was happy. I love the options: sunroof, side airbags, leather heated power seats, and on and on. I drove the car 48,000 miles in 3 years. It functioned beautifuly, although it did have one repair after warranty. I was hit nearly head-on by a drunk driver in a big pickup and the car was totaled. I had no injuries, the side airbags worked perfectly. I'm now shopping for exactly the same vehicle. I don't want a newer one ('08 or later) because they are all metal. The plastic kept looking great here in Minnesota!
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Just love my VUE

by from Fort Wayne, IN on November 18, 2010

I love my Saturn Vue. It has plenty of room but not to big and gets great fuel economy. Very nice looking too. I love the split leather/suede material. I would highly recommended this vehicle!!
I love my Saturn Vue. It has plenty of room but not to big and gets great fuel economy. Very nice looking too. I love the split leather/suede material. I would highly recommended this vehicle!!
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A real screamer!

by from Thomaston, CT on December 2, 2006

All I can say is WOW!!! Quality is great as well as the fit and finish. Complete leather seats not just inserts. Nothing compares to the Honda 3.5 liter powerplant with variable timing and 4 valves...
All I can say is WOW!!! Quality is great as well as the fit and finish. Complete leather seats not just inserts. Nothing compares to the Honda 3.5 liter powerplant with variable timing and 4 valves per cylinder. Serious zero to sixty performance at 7.5 seconds. Handles like a top-heavy SUV in cornering but straight-line it is unbeatable by many "sports cars". A comfortable and fun driver that is practiclal as well. I held my own accelerating next to a "pesky" Lexus 400 trying to pass on the right going from 50 to almost 100 mph before he edged out in front. It brought looks of confusion from both the offending driver and his passenger...and HUGE smiles from me.... William in CT
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Can't beat this for all around value and looks

by from Norfolk, VA on November 4, 2009

Great car. Bought one new and have 45000 miles on it. Haven't had to do anything but regular maint. Price I paid for a 2006 was $3,000 more than the price after 4 years and 45K miles. Not bad. Doors a...
Great car. Bought one new and have 45000 miles on it. Haven't had to do anything but regular maint. Price I paid for a 2006 was $3,000 more than the price after 4 years and 45K miles. Not bad. Doors are ding resistant and look same as the day I bought it - no fading, no dents. I got the heated seats and am very glad - it was less than $200 and I've used that feature from Nov to April each year. I get 30mpg on the road and 22 in town regularly. This vehicle has done everything I have asked it to do. I regret that they no longer make the model or the brand.
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2006 Saturn VUE AWD

by from Calgary, Alberta Canada on May 31, 2006

I was attacted to this vehicle because of the 250HP Honda V6 engine with 5 spd auto. I wanted and all round vehicle to haul a small boat through the mountains 600 miles without suffering a gas gussell...
I was attacted to this vehicle because of the 250HP Honda V6 engine with 5 spd auto. I wanted and all round vehicle to haul a small boat through the mountains 600 miles without suffering a gas gusselling V8 and larger vehicle. The VUE doesn't offer some of the optional equipment others supply for the same price, but it does have the best performance I have found in this size of SUV with better than most fuel economy. The exterior and interior (woodgrain accented) appointments are generally appealling with good room up front but a little tight for a 6 footer in the back when the driver and passenger are comfortably place in their seats. The front bucket seat inboard swing down arm rests could be better designed to be more comfortably positioned. The standard stereo systems power and quality are barely adequate considering todays technology, and the $900 upgrade system is not worth the money, Saturn definitely has to tune this up. Drum brakes in the rear is very old technology and should be dumped on all vehicles with 4 wheel disc ABS as standard. There is noticable front end wheel torque to the right when accelerating and Saturn should have compensated for this when they installed the high output drivetrain. The front windshield spray system hits very low on the windshield, not sure whats with that. The Vue's non-negotiable sticker price is quite high for the limited option list provided, but in my case I loved the subtantial difference in power and was willing to trade off some of the creature comforts offered in other comparable vehicles. It is fun to drive and I would recommend this vehicle to those who want performance in their small SUV.
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