For my very first vehicle I don't regret this. Unfortunately, that impression is a reality, for the Vue tips the scales at 4146 pounds--500 more than typical competitors. The dealership worked with me, gave me the best trade-in value on my old car of over 10 dealerships I talked to, and before I committed to buy the car even parked it around back the day I was planning to look at it again so it would be there when I arrived. This machine brings a rakish roofline, an attractive interior, and fine road manners to the class. The initial scan of a disc takes between one and three minutes, depending on the amount of music you have stored on it. A co-worker of his had purchased a 2006 Vue in the past and absolutely loved it.
Steering, throttle and brake response were all in line with our expectations for the category. Their finance person made everything very simple to finalize quickly. That started to change last year when Saturn introduced three attractive new models: the Sky, the Outlook and the Aura, but those were in segments Saturn loyalists weren't used to. Forget everything you know about the Vue, from its dumpy shape to the ill-fitting plastic body panels. The StabiliTrak activation telltale will flash to signal the driver to reduce vehicle speed. Going up steep hills is effortless.
Many more positives than negatives. It weighs a little more than the other pack leaders I test drove. Making the weight gain even more startling is the fact that the new Vue is nearly the exact size as the outgoing Vue and rides on the same 106. I'm giving it 4 of 5 stars. Didn't like the previous years models but this one is a keeper for me. I am now a Saturn fan. The steering was crisp and although it looks a little bulky, it feels very agile, even sporty.
I love the fact that the rear view mirror automatically dims at night so you don't get blinded from the headlights from other cars behind you. Upon detection of trailer sway, StabiliTrak will begin to apply the brakes, independent of the driver applying the brake pedal, to assist the driver in stabilizing the vehicle. The only little gripe I have about the Vue. So if anything happens, it's already covered!!! Plus my dealership gave me a 3 month warranty and also have an extended 3 year warranty that is all inclusive and comprehensive with 0 deductible and a car rental. It's definitely the most stylish, the seating the most comfortable and the overall interior the highest looking quality. Largely developed in Germany by Opel, the 2008 Vue and the Opel Antara are almost indistinguishable.
Almost next to nothing in noise which I love. I suggest you test drive it prior to purchasing to see what I mean. Aside from the center stack and the cheap-looking gauge faces, the Vue's insides are identical to the Antara's. The Vue feels fast enough until one considers the last Vue's 7. That sense of solidity comes courtesy of a modified version of the old Vue's Theta platform. Burying the pedal in third or fourth gear results in a slight lag, followed by a rush of power that gives you plenty of capacity for passing maneuvers or freeway mergers. At the time of purchase the vehicle only had 149,825 km which is very low for the age.
Cup holders too low; ignition slot hidden behind the steering wheel; Front seat seating surface needs more thigh support; Drivers seat needs more front to back travel; Uncomfortible lumbar support even when dialed down,especially on long trips. That extra mass doesn't result in more passenger or luggage space. I'm in college full time and work part time and live on my own in a townhouse. The price was great for how nice it is and how well it still runs after almost 5 years of ownership. Never before had I even walked onto a Saturn lot or sat in one of their vehicles.
Nice little change if you get bored with your hands lol. Interior Inside, the Vue continues the upscale theme with refined materials and precise fit and finish. It just hasn't had many models that people wanted to buy. In our second run, we managed to go quicker, getting to 60 mph in a sprightly 7. Within a week or two, I found the perfect one.
The Vue's in-dash touch screen doubles as a control interface for selecting and controlling audio sources. Best Price Program Buying a car should always be this easy. I have had such a surprisingly great experience with this car though that I'd like to share. It is no luxury car, but it is not a bare-bones economy car either. I had no intention of buying a 2008 Vue, I was looking at the 2007 Vue Hybrids, but it definitely won me over. I was really disappointed when they decided not to make them any more.
Overall, this is a good car. Designers used lighter colors to bring a greater sense of spaciousness to the cabin, and incorporated an array of useful storage solutions. The program ranges from the , which uses the platform fitted with Opel-like sheetmetal but screwed together in America, to the built-in-Belgium that is a rebadged Opel Astra and will be sold at Saturn stores by the end of this year. They did a real good choice but building this one off of the European Opel model. Bluetooth hands-free calling is not available on the model. The tapered roof line is one of the design cues drawn from the PreVue concept shown at the 2006 New York Auto Show.
To this point, all of our drives in the second-generation Vue have been in models equipped with the 3. We're told that future vehicles for both brands will be more of a collaboration than are the Aura, Sky, and Astra and more like the global effort that has yielded this latest-generation Saturn Vue and its clone, the. Driving the 2007 Vue was totally uninspiring. When properly equipped, the Vue can tow up to 3,500 pounds 1,587 kg. The size and style of the vehicle was everything I wanted the only thing it didn't have was a sunroof, but that's definitely forgivable.