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Old 06-29-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

Reliability information could be much more helpful than it is today. So in the fall of 2005 I started collecting my own data. My focus is on concrete, readily comparable stats like "times in the shop." I also update quarterly, so information on new models can be provided more promptly than with an annual survey.

I posted reliability informationi for the Aura and Outlook before anyone else. I'd like to do the same with the new 2008 VUE, but this will depend on how quickly owners sign up and participate. My goal is the November update, but this will require that many owners sign up in the next few weeks.

To encourage participation, all results will be provided free of charge to those who help provide the data.

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Old 09-14-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

I'll start collecting data on the new 2008 as soon as ten owners sign up to participate. I usually require 25, but it's early in the model year.

If enough owners signed up and participated, I could have initial results as early as February.

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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Hi,
Do you review and also share this information with the EPINIONS.COM site?

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

I post my personal test drive impressions at epinions.com. I rarely if ever include TrueDelta's reliability info, though, partly because it would not be practical to go back and update those reviews four times a year.

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

A few more 2008 owners have signed up. If a couple more do so in the next few days, I'll start collecting data on the 2008 VUE this month.

The November results will include a result for the 2008 Lambdas. Quick results are possible, if enough owners sign up and participate.

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Old 10-07-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

Site looks like it would be very helpful to consumers, I signed up.

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

A belated thanks--I appreciate it.

We've provided two sets of results for the 2008 VUE so far, with a third in August, thanks to the participation of members here. Great job, guys.

Additional participants always helpful.

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated results for the VUE based on owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 20, better than average, small sample size

2008: 56, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

For the 2008, the only model year for which we have enough data for these stats, the percentage with no repairs is about 57 and the percentage of lemons is about 2.

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Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated results for the VUE based on owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 19, better than average, small sample size

2008: 54, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

For the 2008, the only model year for which we have enough data for these stats, the percentage with no repairs is about 54 and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

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Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #10
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated reliability stats for the VUE based on owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 9, better than average, small sample size

2008: 58, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

For the 2008, the only model year for which we have enough data for these stats, the percentage with no repairs is about 55 and the percentage of lemons is about two.

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We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2008-2010 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated results for the VUE based on owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 10, better than average, small sample size

2008: 65, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

For the 2008, the only model year for which we have enough data for these stats, the percentage with no repairs is about 54 and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Saturn VUE Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated our reliability stats for the VUE based on owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: no repairs reported, small sample size

2008: 58, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

For the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 57 and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

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Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates later this month and in May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated our reliability stats for the VUE based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 25, better than average, small sample size

2008: 31, better than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

2008: 77, < 1

We'll have further updates in February and May.

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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We have updated our reliability stats for the VUE based on owner experiences through December 31, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 45, moderate, small sample size

2008: 41, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

2008: 64, < 1

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates later this month and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We've updated our reliability stats for the VUE to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 VUE: 49, moderate, small sample size
2008 VUE: 63, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 VUE: 59, 3

We'll have further updates in August and in November.

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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We've updated our reliability stats for the VUE to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 VUE: 68, moderate, small sample size
2008 VUE: 67, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 VUE: 59, 3

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Default Re: 2008 VUE reliability - how will it compare?

We've updated our reliability stats for the VUE to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 VUE: 44, moderate, small sample size
2008 VUE: 66, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 VUE: 60, 5

We'll have further updates later this month and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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We've updated our reliability stats for the VUE to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 VUE: 35, low, small sample size
2008 VUE: 70, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 VUE: 54, 3

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Interesting how only 8% of your respondents report transmission issues yet the wave plate problem seems to be much more widespread.

I'm not going to drop this issue until GM does something

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Our reliability stats for the VUE now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 VUE: 41, low, small sample size
2008 VUE: 61, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 VUE: 52, < 1

Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

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