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Old 03-18-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Heard the "buyback" rumor yet?

I heard from a very reliable source that it was leaked (slightly I should add) that GM could be offering a "buyback" option for customers with repeated documented 2003 VUE's with the VTi transmission.

For those that have problems, would you go for this? Do you think it's a fair solution?

I have also heard that the dealership I deal with has already bought back a customers 2003 VUE and replaced it with a 2004 VUE.

With the problems I have been having I'd almost be afraid to "settle" just in case something went wrong with the '04.

I really miss driving my VUE though and I want it back!!

On another note, again I appreciate all the advice on the thread I posted a few days ago. I have written a letter to GM Canada and copied it to Saturn in Spring Hill as well as the manager at my dealership.

I wasn't nasty in the letter, but I did outline the safety issues and "The Saturn Promise" and stated that I trust they will help me find a way to resolve my problems and failing that I will file a safety related defect report with Transport Canada.

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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Where did you hear this? I am also in Canada (Montreal) and have had problems with my VTi. I would give it up in a second if they would buy it back!!

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:31 AM   #3
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I wonder what the criteria would have to be for a buyback? I've had 3 transmission repairs in less than a year. I'll bet it has to be a lot of problems before they would actually buy it back. I do think I would swap in the 03 for an 04 manual though.

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Old 03-18-2004, 12:39 PM   #4
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Last week I spoke to the area manager are told him I do not want my 03 4-cyld AWD drive anymore as its has spent far too much time in the shop. I specifically requested they repurchase the vehicle. After review the area manager told me I do qualify - I assumed he was refering to the lemon laws.
What he did do was call the dealer and ask him to attempt to work a good deal on a trade in value if I were to purchase a new Vue. They also stated they would provide a 5 year extended warranty or the 3-year car care plan at no cost if I purchased a new vehicle. I was looking at going to the AWD V6 to get away from the VTi. I was still going to be stuck with about $2000 in negative equity. What does that have to say about the resale value! At this point I really dont think it is worth starting 5-years of payments all over again.

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:00 PM   #5
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Saturn is still offerring $2,000 toward the down payment. You might just break even.

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:07 PM   #6
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I don't trust the Vti. at all.I don't think saturn will offer me a straight exchange for the v-6.I guess I am stuck with my "rumbling"Awd Vti.2003.I recently called saturn to talk to regional service rep.Customer service said they would have him call me .He hasn't yet.

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:12 PM   #7
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I think the $2000 is for 03's I know they are offering $500 and 0% financing around here in IL. Good luck!

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:40 PM   #8
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The $2000 is for the 2004's as well. My father in law just bought a 2004 onyx black Vue and got $2000 off with 0% financing.

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Old 03-18-2004, 04:17 PM   #9
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I would gladly trade my 03 VTI AWD for an 04 FWD same 4 cylinder in a manual instead. I like the vehicle, just don't like the problem VTI.

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Old 03-18-2004, 04:21 PM   #10
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was that with a gm supplier/employee or credit card discount

or just flat out $2000 rebate plus zero finacing for 5 years?

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Old 03-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #11
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I was told it was either/or on the 0% or $2,000.

Bought mine earilaer this month.

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Old 03-19-2004, 01:56 PM   #12
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I was told it was either/or on the 0% or $2,000.
I was told the same thing. But if you can get both then more power to you.

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Old 03-19-2004, 05:35 PM   #13
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I recall them doing this when they SL series first came out. They had some bad coolant and didn't know. SO, they created a buyback or trade in plan. It's intheir DNA -- let's hope they do it.

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Old 03-19-2004, 05:44 PM   #14
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I hope the do a buyback. I would jump at the chance. However, I suspect it will depend on if Saturn actually view there to be a problem with your vehicle, as to whether or not they offer the choice to you.

Saturn CAC have told me that grinding from the VTi is perfectly normal, and therefore they are under no obligation to repair my car. I doubt this qualifies me for buyback.

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Old 03-22-2004, 03:03 PM   #15
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i would dump mine in a second if a buy back is offered.

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Old 03-22-2004, 11:57 PM   #16
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With the problems we have had I would gladly give up our VUE. I just really doubt Saturn/GM will allow this to happen. I have seen ads for a '04 V6 VUE for only $18k (with more options than I have now), with the $2,000 rebate its only $16,000. I wonder what they would offer for a trade in on current VUE owners? I would be happy if a even trade was worked out somehow. My last visit to the dealer I asked what they would give me for a trade and they wouldn't answer me???

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Old 03-23-2004, 07:35 AM   #17
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"I was told it was either/or on the 0% or $2,000."


Actually, the $2000 plus 0% included a supplier discount. My bad.

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Old 03-23-2004, 08:14 AM   #18
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I got a brochure in the mail that offers 110% trade in value and 5 ears @ 0 % financing. I traded for a new 2004 VUE on Saturday. I did have a 2002 Fire Engine Red Vue, and now I have a 2004 Chili Pepper Red Vue with sunfroof. I got a wonderful trade. Same car note, but new car.

We had terrible rain on Saturday night. My Vue was parked in my parking space at my condo complex and the drain was clogged with all the rain in a little amount of time (10-15 minutes). My Vue was flooded. The water was just staning in my front and rear floor. I had to claaim it on my insurance. I wanted it dried out and checked out to make sure there was no water damage to the engine or electrical system. I am just sick. I am drivng a Pontiac Vibe, and I don't really like it. I miss my VUE. I hope to get it back within two days.

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Old 03-23-2004, 10:42 PM   #19
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Very sorry to hear about your Vue. Hope you get it back soon!

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Old 03-24-2004, 02:59 PM   #20
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From where did you get the mailing with 110% trade in plus the financing?

Local dealership or Saturn corp?

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