SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Saturn's unique polymer bodyside panels provide a rugged and dent-resistant body that can boost resale value by helping prevent parking-lot dings and rust. Dual-stage air bags are designed to help reduce the occurrence of inflation-induced injuries by deploying the air bag less forcefully in lower speed crashes. Hinged at the rear, each back door swings wide and permits easier access to rear seats. Standard transmission is a manual five-speed by Germany's Getrag. Despite the Vue's high beltline, visibility is good, providing a panoramic view. The rear hatch is easy to open and close.
The Vue was the first G. These Red Line models carry souped-up powerplants, performance-tuned suspensions and body styling with unique aerodynamic accents. That was the top-end model last year, and all of the 2004 editions reflect that by stocking a high level of standard features. OnStar is now standard as well as cruise control and automatic headlights. Has 60 pound injectors 2. Saturn also announced that in 2005 it will sell a hybrid Vue that delivers nearly 40 mpg.
Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 8 in. These changes make the handling much crisper, with tighter control over body motions and lean. The stereo is nicely designed and attractive. Sharp bumps, such as pavement transitions and expansion joints, are transmitted into the cabin and there's a general lack of smoothness around town. Bought this suv right before my first kid was born for safty and room.
Going back, there is a wide hood transitioning to a steeply raked windshield, and along the sides, large fender flares are overflowing with steamroller size tires on beautiful 7 spoke open design alloy wheels complementing the aerodynamic side skirts. New powertrain A wide range of powertrain choices has always been one of VÚE's competitive advantages. Its exterior design is more sensible than sensational, with looks that are modern and practical, and strong lines that avoid the bubble effect that curvy, cutesy imported mini-utilities share. VÚE also offers the choice of the Ecotec 2. Another thought it was a hospital crisis. If one or both front wheels lose grip, the system comes into action progressively, with no buttons to push or levers to throw.
For 2004, all V-6 Vues get a 3. That was the top-end model last year, and all of the 2004 editions reflect that by stocking a high level of standard features. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. This car is listed as having leather seats, and the dealer confirmed that when I asked him about any rips or tears in the leather. The new powertrain increases towing capacity to 3,500 pounds, enough capacity to pull a jet ski, or snowmobile, or small boat and an improvement over the 2003 V6 model's 2,500-pound rating.
Of course, it is hardly surprising that such a tall five-passenger vehicle doesn't perform much like a sports car. Ratings have risen to 250 horsepower and 242 pounds-feet of torque, from 181 and 195 pounds-feet. The Red Line package addresses many of my complaints about the original Vue. The rear bumper completes the ground effects look and frames the chrome exhaust tip. The four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive version comes only with the C. Of course, it is hardly surprising that such a tall five-passenger vehicle doesn't perform much like a sports car.
For 2004, calibrations have been adjusted to improve on-center feel and responsiveness. One thought it had something to do with preventing people from buying houses in certain neighborhoods. Driven in town, through ice and snow, long road trips, hauled boxing and baseball gear in the back, stuffed it with a large armoire, a huge television, and fit my pitching cage in with no problem. The Vue's interior is still not perfect. A nice new steering wheel is a big improvement over last year's. But overall, the 2004 Saturn Vue has a nice interior.
See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. The V6 Saturn Vue has a powertrain made by Honda that is also used in the Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline. In fact, at 60 mph the engine is turning at only 1,600 rpm, and at 75, just 1,900 rpm. Big mirrors afford good visibility rearward. An optional sunroof also adds to the enjoyment of driving the VÚE.
The new V6 is mated to a new five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with grade logic control, which helps eliminate hunting between gears on hilly roads. Just a solid vehicle for the time I have owned it. New gauges and a cargo organizer have been added, while new dual-stage airbags enhance passenger safety. The Red Line sits 26 mm lower than a standard Vue, and sports stiffer springs, performance-tuned steering, and 18-inch wheels with Bridgestone Turanza tires. And there's a premium special-edition sedan edition due in a black paint design and flashing bright alloy wheels.