No Review Date: 6th January, 2011 Faults: I have had the ignition cylinder replaced three times. The standard four-cylinder engine lacks sufficient gusto to get the with the program. For 2006, OnStar comes standard on all models, with Enhanced Automatic Crash Notification that will send emergency assistence in the event of airbag deployment. The driver's visor has an extension to help block the sun. Towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, enough to pull a snowmobile, personal watercraft, or a small boat. It handles very, very well. You should expect them to be friendly and easy to work with.
Overall, it looks modern and practical, with strong lines that avoid the bubble effect that curvy, cutesy imported mini-utilities share. The Vue received several updates for 2005, such as a four-speed automatic transmission for the four-cylinder engine, but 2006 is true midlife freshening. Handling has been improved more decisively. Of particular note are the configurable cargo spaces. Has been good on tires too.
Side storage bins in the cargo area are designed to hold a gallon of milk, and a cargo organizer can flip up to secure grocery bags. Interior Features The interior of the Saturn Vue has improved steadily since launch, and most dramatically for 2006. The switchgear is well designed and easy to operate, with center stack controls mounted flush with the rest of the dashboard and trim pieces. In back, a cargo organizer keeps things from rolling around. Acceleration performance is decidedly tepid with the standard four-cylinder engine, however. The seats, including the front passenger seat, fold flat, providing enough space to haul an eight-foot ladder. Dennis worked with me to get a reasonable price for the car I was purchasing.
Variable-valve timing enhances high-end power, low-end torque and fuel efficiency. Beyond these admittedly minor points, there is very little to dislike about the Vue. The electronic steering automatically boosts power assistance during emergency avoidance maneuvers. The Vue also has the required versatility — it will accommodate five in comfort, there is plenty of cargo space 30. Anti-lock brakes are optional on four-cylinder models, standard on V-6s. There are two engines available: a 2. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Definitly going Michelin this time, no more Bridgestones for me! 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. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Built by Honda, the V6 generates 250 horsepower and the Vue enjoyable to drive. The driver faces large, legible, white-faced gauges. We heard and felt a constant buzzing sound from below and to the rear of the vehicle. This vehicle has many airbags: driver, front passenger, and side bags.
Lots of fun to drive. And thanks for reading Autoblog. When it comes to power, the Vue is not shy — the Honda- derived 3. The overall look remains the same, though, as this is just the fourth year of production, and the vehicle isn't quite ready for a complete makeover. If you're looking for an all-weather wagon that provides some on-road smiles and sports a nice interior, by all means check out the Vue. The interior trim has been improved for 2006, and the front and rear styling has been revised for a more pleasing appearance.
Heating and air conditioning controls are straightforward and easy to operate. I imagine this will be a fortune in labor once the warranty lapses. Car-height bumpers offer enhanced protection from parking lot damage and help create a smoother appearance. New color schemes for 2006 include an uplevel design with nice wood-grain trim for an unexpectedly classy ambience. The four-cylinder is also available with an automatic. It holds its own against players ranging from the aging to the sleek , and it has a few unique calling cards, such as its dent-resistant plastic body. Variable-valve timing enhances high-end power, low-end torque and fuel efficiency.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-553-6000 -. Fortunately, I pulled off in time to prevent a bad car fire. The V-6 is teamed with a five-speed automatic in either front- or all-wheel drive. Back-seat riders are made more comfortable with seatbacks that recline slightly for comfort. Make no mistake: this car zips.
This base powerplant is even less powerful than those in the smaller and. New audio systems further improve the driving experience. Most unusual is the front end, thick and snubbed, with headlamps that ride high on either side of a button-nose grille. Front seatbelts are equipped with pretensioners, and the dual-stage front airbags are designed to inflate less forcefully in a less-severe crash to reduce the chance of airbag-related injuries. This version promises to become the most popular model as it has almost as much get-up-and-go as the V6 yet uses less fuel than the front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder model.
Of particular note are the configurable cargo spaces. The clean, Acura… Saturn's little PreVue crossover has three, not five doors. The V6 is mated to a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with grade logic control engineered by Honda. The spare tire is mounted inside the vehicle, which reduces potential damage from low-speed rear impacts. I purchased my first one in 1992 and loved it.