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Old 12-18-2019, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Mileage check-in...

Let's see how many of us are still running.

Year: 2007
Engine: 2.2 liter
Mileage: 149,000 miles
Mechanical Issues: None
Work done:
Timing chain, Coil pack/boots, ECM, spark plugs, struts, front brake pads, front wheel bearings, inner/outer tie rods, valve cover gasket, Rear drums + internal hardware, rear brake lines, crankshaft position sensor, transmission filter replacement, pan magnet replacement, transmission fluid replacement, water pump, thermostat, stabilizer bar links.

This vehicle has surprised me. Never in my life did I think it would still be running, but with a little investment in time/money we've managed to keep it going strong. Cosmetically, I need to get the cabin headliner repaired as its begun falling down from the windshield on back by about 2-3 inches. The rear wiper has stopped working as well, but otherwise I feel this vehicle still has plenty of life in it. Oil changes are full synthetic every 6,000 miles.

Way things are going, I believe subframe rust will be the reason this vehicle is retired and not anything to do with mechanical issues.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:10 PM   #2
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This vehicle has surprised me. Never in my life did I think it would still be running, but with a little investment in time/money we've managed to keep it going strong. Cosmetically, I need to get the cabin headliner repaired as its begun falling down from the windshield on back by about 2-3 inches.

Way things are going, I believe subframe rust will be the reason this vehicle is retired and not anything to do with mechanical issues.
Someone here gave me a neat trick for the headliner repair. Search the subject, just a simple stick of school glue & a credit card fixed it in a couple minutes.

Mine appears to eat a bearing every 10K aside of the undercarriage rust.
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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Someone here gave me a neat trick for the headliner repair. Search the subject, just a simple stick of school glue & a credit card fixed it in a couple minutes.

Mine appears to eat a bearing every 10K aside of the undercarriage rust.
If I'm not mistaken, I remember seeing a repair spray specifically to repair the headliner. Although I imagine a glue stick should do the trick.
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:20 PM   #4
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If I'm not mistaken, I remember seeing a repair spray specifically to repair the headliner. Although I imagine a glue stick should do the trick.
Headliner Sagging

See post 5, this worked real well, use a credit card to flatten going forward toward the windshield, may have to wait till it is less humid out as it stretches back a bit.

Mine had been holding well for 2 years also... cost < $1.
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:47 PM   #5
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Headliner Sagging

See post 5, this worked real well, use a credit card to flatten going forward toward the windshield, may have to wait till it is less humid out as it stretches back a bit.

Mine had been holding well for 2 years also... cost < $1.
Better yet.....Headliner Drooping.

This worked great!

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Old 01-24-2020, 07:03 AM   #6
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Year: 2003
Model: Vue, AWD, 4cy
Milage: 193,300

Had new CVT put in at 60,000, that failed at 90,000. Finally had a CVT not built in Hungry put in in 2013, still running strong. Have always babied the car, never accelerate past 3,000 rpm, wash every 2 weeks. Driver side carpeting dirty up in the well, will try some oxy cleaner. No rattles, except the fold down grocery carrier. Had a problem with turn signals being wonky after a rain, but that cleard itself up a couple of weeks ago after about 6 years of being wonky.
5th car since 1979, so I keep them for a long time.
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:24 PM   #7
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My son decided to finally buy a new car and get rid of the 2005 Vue 2.2L Manual Tranny. We got it 5 years ago and it had 145K miles on the clock. It had jumped timing. Bought it for $1100 and completely rebuilt the engine for another $450 along with a new clutch. It now has 227K and is still going strong. Only had to perform normal maintenance along with two wheel hubs. I would say it was a great investment. Once we sell it we will now have no Saturns left in the family. This time last year we had four. 2003,2004,2005 Vues and a 2008 Sky Redline. So long Saturn it's been good to know ya.
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