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You have to wonder why Saturn and GM were so far behind the curve in launching a compact, car-like SUV like the VUE. Before the VUE, the only compact SUV in GM’s stable was Chevrolet’s truck-based, not-so-highway-friendly Tracker. Too, for years, Saturn’s development resources were channeled into the mid-size L-Series sedans and wagons before they could focus on an SUV. The plain-jane L hasn’t exactly been a sales success, and, well, the SUV market is flooded by now. If only the VUE had hit the market a couple of years earlier. As Cher might bellow huskily, “If I could turn back time…” Indeed.

Like the rest of the new crowd of SUVs, it’s no surprise that the VUE’s focus is on-road performance and car-like ride and handling, combined with a lot of versatility and space. Throw in the Saturn-typical dent-resistant side panels, an available CVT transmission, the high-ranking Saturn dealer network, and a 30-day/1500-mile money-back guarantee, and you have what should be enough to set the VUE out from the crowd.

The VUE is in an interesting size class. It’s not compact, yet not really mid-size; not big enough to have a third-row seat, yet spacious enough for adults to fit in the back seat. The VUE’s shape has an interesting effect from the outside, too. From the rear, it looks rather like a traditional SUV, but from the front it looks like a familiar Saturn wagon with an extreme lift kit.

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Friday, January 15, 2016
For 2009 Saturn VUE

Nothing electric and I love my 2003 saturn vue

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I have a 2003 saturn vue. I had a Chevy and had trouble with the electrical system. I bought my 2003 saturn vue without the electrical system. I love this car. It runs great. Great on gas.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
For 2009 Saturn VUE

Have not been disappointed!

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I have owned my 2009 VUE XE for 7 months, and in that time I have put 14,000 miles on it. (I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day). I am as happy with the vehicle now as I was when I purchased it. The 4... + More »
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
2008 Saturn VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XE

After 8 years and 62,000 miles with only oil changes, batteries and tires my Vue is still good looking, reliable, safe and the best overall valued car I have ever owned!

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When I first saw my 2008 Vue in November of 2007 I fell for its "rust" color, and roomy interior! After my test drive at the dealership I was sold, and signed the papers right then. Since then its roomy... + More »
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