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Old 08-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Happy Two-Mode Hybrid Saturn VUE live on the street in Southfield Michigan

Ive been in Detroit for business the last few days, and yesterday coming back to my hotel in Southfield- driving up Telegraph road I noticed something odd about the bright blue VUE ahead of me... it had dual exhausts AND a Hybrid Badge, AND ABOVE the H/X shaped Hybrid Badge was a bar with two circles at either end(if memory serves) that read "TWO MODE". I never thought I'd ever see one of these, since the project was essentially still born with the death of Saturn, but there it was! He turned off on a side street at 12Mile, and that was the last I seen of it.

Wish my camera wasn't sitting back at home! In my defense, its detroit, there's usually nothing worth looking at here, and taking pictures in some areas will get you shot.

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's the 2 mode and not just a Hybrid Vue? I was in Vancouver Canada on the weekend wrapping up my vacation and saw the new design Saturn Vue Hybrid in the parking lot at the grocery store. Don't know at all if it was a '2 mode' or not.

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Old 08-18-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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You can buy "2 mode Hybrid" emblems off ebay.

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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You can buy "2 mode Hybrid" emblems off ebay.
Why would do so with MFR plates?

I'm sure it was legit. It had twin pipes, AND BOTH badges. I wasn't implying it was a privately owned vehicle.

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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Are you sure it's the 2 mode and not just a Hybrid Vue? I was in Vancouver Canada on the weekend wrapping up my vacation and saw the new design Saturn Vue Hybrid in the parking lot at the grocery store. Don't know at all if it was a '2 mode' or not.
The normal hybrid (BAS system) has a single exhaust pipe, and the normal H/X hybrid Badge

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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Were there badges on the lower section of the doors? I have a pic in my photos of a 2-mode VUE I saw at the car show in Vancouver 2009 carshow, was it anything like that?

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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there were two mode hybrid vues. i drove one. our saturn rep had one back in the saturn days.

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Were there badges on the lower section of the doors? I have a pic in my photos of a 2-mode VUE I saw at the car show in Vancouver 2009 carshow, was it anything like that?
That one in your photo section sure looked like the one I saw in Vancouver (different colors). Same type/size/style of decal on the lower doors (front & rear) though. Didn't pay attention to whether it had dual exhaust or not. ???

Maybe I saw the infamous 2-mode Vue Hybrid?

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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That one in your photo section sure looked like the one I saw in Vancouver (different colors). Same type/size/style of decal on the lower doors (front & rear) though. Didn't pay attention to whether it had dual exhaust or not. ???

Maybe I saw the infamous 2-mode Vue Hybrid?
The one in Detroit- well, Southfield actually, was the exact same color as the one in his photos, but the badge was different- I think. I could swear it had circles or rings at each of the 'two mode' badge. I don't recall any wording or stickers on the side- only was behind it from the toys are us store to 12 mile...

SHoulda had my camera.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #10
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I believe that you did see one. There's a dark green one going around town here. It's not a 2-mode though, it's just the 4 banger greenline model. The guy never washes it. Should report him for Saturn abuse....lol

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Default Re: Two-Mode Hybrid Saturn VUE live on the street in Southfield Michigan

After read out the post i have found that you have seen Two-Mode Hybrid Saturn VUE live on the street. i hope it was a great experience for you because i didnt see it live in south field street , if anyone have some live pics then plz post them .

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now i wish i had taken a couple pictures of the one i drove but who would have know what would happen to saturn. just remember it was wierd starting it because it didnt start. was like a golf cart til you got going. very smooth between electric and engine power.would have been a good vehicle.

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