Not all the additions to the Vue are good. The adopted engine provides another interesting competitive twist. Distinctive interior features for the new Vue Red Line include ebony leather-appointed seats with suede fabric inserts; ebony carpet and safety belts; six-way power driver seat adjuster and a unique instrument cluster faceplate and metallic foot pedals. Now chrome accents ring the white-face gauges, and titanium-colored plastic blankets the center console and new three-spoke, two-tone steering wheel. It automatically stops the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt and instantly restarts it when the vehicle must move again.
Express ticket to page one, please. Saturn Vue Red Line The redesigned 2006 Saturn Vue Red Line combines bold new styling and proven performance with surprising fuel economy and a lower price. The Vue is still offered with a 4-cylinder engine, too: G. Not what I would expect from a reputable dealer. Zero to 60 times does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the Saturn 0-60 mph times. It now has better on-center feel and reacts faster to the driver's commands.
The Red Line has a tougher, more serious appearance than other Vues -- Saturn calls it a ''slammed'' look, like that worn by customized import cars -- with distinctive front and rear panels. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present. I would not have wasted my time if I knew all of the issues the car had. Asked directly, the company's execs aren't shy about admitting where the engine comes from. The electric power steering, which used to feel loose and wooden, with an alarming tendency to wander, is better on all models. We are continually improving the quality of our text archives.
Some of the others I saw there hadn't even been cleaned. Most garages will do this free of charge. The V-6 front-wheel drive Vue also delivers a class-leading 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Aside from cheap-looking plastic in the cabin, the Vue had a soft suspension with excessive body lean on corners, numb electric steering, a noisy V-6 engine and a continuously variable transmission that felt crude and sounded whiny. A unique item on the new Vue Red Line is ambient lower lighting that illuminates the front and rear foot well areas.
The Vue Red Line comes standard with the 3. The rumble of Sloan and Kettering rolling over in their graves registered on the Richter scale. Nothing in the add about the condition and I also spoke to them on the phone before I drove there and they didnt tell me of the condition. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Saturn cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. The old cockpit resembled the inside of a brown paper bag. While I found the glitch annoying, I suspect that many drivers will not notice it. It will be followed next year by the Saturn Sky roadster, Vue Green Line Hybrid, Aura midsize sedan and Outlook crossover mid-utility.
Please take into account that the Saturn 0 to 60 times and Quarter mile data listed on this car performance page is gathered from numerous credible sources. The electric power steering is calibrated for a sporty feel. The Red Line's steering is better yet, with tighter on-center feel and even faster response. The restyled Vue is the latest vehicle to join Saturn's expanding product portfolio. Compared with the weak jabs of last year's British-built 181-hp, 3. If that's the case, a more palatable alternative might be a regular Vue with the V-6. But to be a news story, it needed a second source, another singing canary.
. That explains why the Saturn's horsepower figures are different from the Hondas'. Next to arrive is the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, another small utility wagon that is to reach dealerships next month. In addition, the Red Line model Vue benefits from the interior enhancements made to the entire Vue lineup for 2006, including a redesigned center stack, new center storage console, steering wheel with audio controls and a new family of upgraded radios. The world's largest automaker, which spawned the automatic transmission, the self-starter, and the catalytic converter, was reduced by changes of fortune to buying engines from a smaller Japanese outfit that, 35 years ago, was marketing air-cooled two-cylinder cars with chain drive. Its unibody platform is shared with the Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and the European Opel Antara. On the freeway it zooms by tractor-trailers as if they were rolling on square wheels.
The electric motor will also assist somewhat in acceleration, though not to the extent that Honda's Integrated Motor Assist system does. Posted on Oct 29, 2009. Upgrades included a redesigned interior with higher-quality materials, a new bumper and grille, and some minor cosmetic pieces to the exterior. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain on. I like the look, which has a bit of the chunky bulldog appearance of Toyota's Scion xB. Flat-foot the pedal, and the Vue squats on its buns and lunges like a stink bug in heat.
Ratings have risen to 250 horsepower and 242 pounds-feet of torque, from 181 and 195 pounds-feet. The Vue was the first G. We are already on record complaining that the Vue is bigger than a Ford Escape on the outside and smaller inside. Honda has provided the Vue a far more powerful engine than it offers in its own entry in the compact utility segment. And although it has the throbbing heart of a Honda, the new Vue lacks a Honda's love of the road. Of course, it is hardly surprising that such a tall five-passenger vehicle doesn't perform much like a sports car.