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Old 10-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Need to buy a Saturn with room for 3kids and 2 adults

Need members advice on a good Saturn model to buy for my daughter and her family. she has been driving my 1995 Saturn sl2 and its a little small, we were looking at a 2003 Saturn vue 2.2L 4cyl. but I saw lots of posts about the trannys are bad. so I need to get some direction on what is good and what has problems. We are looking at Ions but I don't know anything about them either, please give me some imput. thank you all so much

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need to buy a Saturn with room for 3kids and 2 adults

The Vues with the automatic or manual sound pretty decent from what I've seen. It is the CVT that you want to run - not walk - away from.

You could also stuff that many into an SW. Guaranteed to last for a long time and get great gas mileage, but the kid(s) stuck in the back won't be too happy.

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Old 10-12-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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What is a CVT?

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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continued variabal transmission. no gears.

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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how would I know if the Vue we are interested in has that kind of transmission?

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Please tell me the 2003 Saturn vue 2.2L 4cyl you are looking at is a 5-speed if not RUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!


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20022005 Saturn Vue 2.2 Auto
20032004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe 2.2 Auto

They have the CVT Transmission

C- Crappy
V- Very [Expensive]
T- Transmission
Transmission will Die Eventually


Search each forum for exact issues with the other motor/trans for example....

The Honda 3.5 in 04-06 Vue's has issues with if you take care of the transmission..... but other than that is an AMAZING car

(I'm not sure on the Ion as much (on what years of 2.2 has the CVT)... but know for sure about the VUE, after 05 a 2.2 VUE should not have the CVT

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