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Forum: 2008 Vue 08-10-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,484
Posted By sspeer
Re: Consumer Report's First Look at the 08 Vue

Just FYI

here is the EPA method of determining cost..

From fueleconomy.gov ---

How are fuel cost estimates and miles on a tank determined?

Fuel cost estimates are based on 45% highway...
Forum: Vue General 08-09-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By sspeer
Re: Transmission cooler?

I'd say you're fine. I towed about that much from IL to VA through the mountains on one occasion.

I'd consider it if you plan on towing frequently and with near-max loads on long hilly trips..
...
Forum: Vue General 08-09-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By sspeer
Re: VUE Rice

The chrome is within the headlight assembly between the bulb reflectors..The 2004-2004s are black plastic
Forum: 2008 Vue 08-09-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By sspeer
Re: Trading in Nitro for Vue Red Line

As far as accident/tickets and red...Red is a common color and is on sportier cars. I'm sure if you look at modern numbers..more silver cars get tickets and in accidents..because everyone seems to...
Forum: Vue General 08-09-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,573
Posted By sspeer
Forum: Vue General 08-09-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By sspeer
Re: THAT light

I'm wondering if the indicator is somhow mandated.. since every vehicle I've seen has it.

I'm guessing the reason is something to do with car seats or small children? At least with the manual...
Forum: Vue General 07-12-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By sspeer
Re: Waxing with Ice

I don't buy the whole Zaino is the best and the rest stink thing...It's too much like Amsoil hype.

The truth is, any car will only look as good as the prep work..otherwise you have shiny swirled...
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-12-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By sspeer
Re: 2.4L FWD gas mileage

Higher Altitute -> Thinner Air -> Less Fuel for the air:fuel ratio...unfortunately less power..

I noticed this on a motorcycle trip in the Rockies.


Have you noticed any power loss?
...
Forum: Vue General 07-11-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By sspeer
Re: WTH happened to this VUE?

Saturn VUE by Timex: Takes a licking..keeps on ticking.


I'm sure that's not in legal driving condition. LOL
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-09-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,449
Posted By sspeer
Re: Consumer Guide Reviews the Vue XR

I'd be surprised to see a Toyota or Honda dealer haggle on price. The local Honda dealer told me the average time for a CRV on the lot is about 3 days.
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-05-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,449
Posted By sspeer
Re: Consumer Guide Reviews the Vue XR

GM powertrains are very reliable, as reliable as any out there. I don't buy the better because it's a Honda. Honda had alot of transmission problems.

Bottom line is that yes, the 08 is improved...
Forum: 2008 Vue 06-05-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By sspeer
Re: Loss of cargo space

My point is numbers are numbers and can be deceiving..the dimensions of the floor is what is important for dog crates. I could get dog crates to fit in the VUE that wouldn't fit in a Equinox ...
Forum: Vue General 06-05-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By sspeer
Re: dexcool...

It's not the best stuff out there, but if it was really that bad, there'd be alot more engine failures.

The leaks were caused by poor gasket design since it was only on a few engines.

The...
Forum: Vue General 06-04-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By sspeer
Re: Corner lights

You can easily remove the cover of the clear corners and paint the edges flat black to match the 2002-2004s...just reseal it with some clear silicone

I ended up doing a medium tinting the whole...
Forum: Vue General 06-04-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By sspeer
Re: Does your Vue get praised?

A 2004-2007 V6er should be able to see their face for a bit...since they poo out at 108, unless you can break through the limiter with a downhill run :D
Forum: 2008 Vue 06-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By sspeer
Re: Loss of cargo space

Congrats on the new VUE.

Did you try to put the crates in the 08?

I'm wondering how much of the numerical loss of cargo is from the more sloping tail.
Forum: Vue Red Line 05-26-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By sspeer
Re: Insurance Rates for Vue Redline

Do they have a 1-800 number?

Or you can just get a couple of online quotes between your Ford and the Saturn..just to get an idea.

VUE insurance is pretty reasonable
Forum: Vue General 05-26-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By sspeer
Re: My Vue.... RANK ME!!

BBQ Grill paint would work great as well..cheaper and easier to find

I've even painted my motorcycle engine with it!
Forum: Vue General 05-18-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By sspeer
Re: Kinda Morbid Question...

As it has been said, the protection isn't in the skin. Sheet metal is so thin, that it really has very little protection when a 4000 protectile is coming at you.

Apple and oranges, but...
Forum: 2008 Vue 05-16-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,764
Posted By sspeer
Re: Some Reviews Starting to Come In

As far as mileage numbers.. remember to comparing new rules with new rules.

The new rules for 2004-2007 V6 are 18/25 for FWD, 17/24 for AWD

It only looks like a drop of 1 city and 1 highway
Forum: Vue General 05-14-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By sspeer
Re: Need a little insight for possible purchase

Absolutely! I could go for some early retirement :D
Forum: 2008 Vue 05-09-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,599
Posted By sspeer
Re: Wow!!!!

My impression is that if you usually spec up your vehicles with options, then the price increase since many features are now standard.
Forum: Vue General 05-02-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By sspeer
Re: Waxing with Ice

The real advantage of Klasse AIO or Jeff Werkstatt's Prime is that it chemically cleans the paint. Another great paint cleaner is Meguiar's ColorX in the black bottle (it's not a colored wax)

I...
Forum: Vue General 04-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By sspeer
Re: Need new headlight assembly, ebay vs oem?

I replaced my passenger light with a salvage pull off of ebay. Much cheaper than a new one
Forum: Vue General 04-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By sspeer
Re: keeping wheels clean

I use the car wash soap after I've done the body...any water spots..just use some Quick Detailer..as you would the paint.

Meguiar's has a new Quick Detailer for Wheels..I'm not sure how it's much...
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