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Old 10-19-2007, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Saturn VUE reliability (please sign up if you're new)

Because existing sources of vehicle reliability information left much to be desired, in late 2005 I started conducting my own reliability research at TrueDelta.com. TrueDelta reports absolute stats like "trips to the shop" that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so any significant changes in a model's reliability become apparent quickly.

Thanks to the help of Saturnfans and its members, for which I am very grateful, TrueDelta was able to provide quick results for the new Aura and Outlook. With the new VUE, we hope to provide reliability information before anyone else. The more participants there are, the more accurate these results will be and the more detail TrueDelta will be able to provide.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, panel members will receive full access to the results for free.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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Old 11-07-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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16 signed up so far. Just need a couple dozen more in the next few weeks for a result in February.

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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I just signed up my 08 Vue

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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Just signed up

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: Saturn VUE reliability (please sign up if you're new)

Thanks, I appreciate it.

40 owners have signed up so far.

However, only 16 of these have responded to the survey, for a total of 38 months of data. I only show a result at all if there are at least 45 months of data, and asterisk this result unless there are at least 75 months of data.

There will almost certainly be a result in a few weeks. The big question is whether this result will have an asterisk.

A follow-up email with links to the survey goes out tomorrow. If you've already signed up, please respond to it. If you haven't yet signed up, please consider doing so.

Details and link to the enrollment form here:

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Old 03-08-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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I just signed up my 08 VUE. Thanks for the information.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Just added my 08 Vue ... I took possession of it from the dealer yesterday so it will be a month before I have details to provide.

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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I added my new VUE.

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:16 PM   #9
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I added my 08 Vue about a week or so ago.

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #10
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Just added my 08 VUE Redline.

To make sure I understood correctly...we cant actually take the Reliability Survey until enough owners have registered their car. Once there are enough owners, then we will recieve a montly email with a link to the survery correct?

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Old 03-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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Updated results posted recently. The 2008 VUE remains worse than average, but the repair rate has been coming down. As the second model year, the 2009 could be better--but not enough signed up yet. Have a 2009? We need your help.

The results page for the VUE, which includes results for competitors:

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:26 AM   #12
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We have updated results for the VUE based on owner experiences through the end of September. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2008 VUE has improved to 42, which is about average.

We've also introduced two new 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 75 and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

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A big thanks, once again, to this forum an 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 the 2009 as well.

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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I'm in. 2005 vue 2.2 5 speed 125,000

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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Hey guys Im new here. My wife and I just got a 08 Vue XE... silver pearl with 60k miles.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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Hi! New here as well. I registered on the reliability thing as well, and registered all of our cars/SUV vehicles. I found an 08 VUE XE for my 83 yr old mom to drive, 72K miles, nice shape. Thx for the welcome!

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