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Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By cdp326
Re: VUE advice

VUE section would actually probably get more views/replies. There are a few of threads in there with information on what to look out for.

1st gen: 2002-07, with a refresh in 2006
2nd gen: 2008-10...
Forum: Aura General 04-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By cdp326
Re: new safety recall

They say they will - don't know what the process will be for that.

From the press release...
Forum: Vue General 01-19-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,921
Posted By cdp326
Re: How to tell if VUE has dreaded/hated/bad designed VTI transmission

If it's a 2005 I4, it would only have a VTi if it's all-wheel drive. Most obvious way to tell is if it has an "AWD" badge on the tailgate, unless that fell off or was removed...

But I don't...
Forum: Astra General 12-26-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,260
Posted By cdp326
Re: Opal Astra GTC vs Saturn Astra XR

GTC is/was the designation given to the 3-door Astra bodystyle, like the 2-door Kia Forte is called Forte Koup. The Astra OPC (Opel)/VXR (Vauxhall)/HSV (Holden) would be more powerful, firmer...
Forum: Aura General 12-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,026
Posted By cdp326
Re: Shift cable locking tab recall - Canada

We've received a recall notice but it's one of those that say parts will be available in January/early 2013. I imagine they'll send out another letter then.
Forum: Vue General 12-14-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,966
Posted By cdp326
Re: Bye Bye Vue :(

You're welcome, best of luck in whatever you decide. :arr:
Forum: S-Series General 12-06-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By cdp326
Re: Fuel Mileage Past & Now.?

Compared to an old Civic, a new one isn't really better, but the Civic has grown to have as much passenger space or more than most old Accords.

A new Civic automatic is rated for 28 city/39...
Forum: Vue General 11-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,966
Posted By cdp326
Re: Bye Bye Vue :(

Yep, 1.4T has a chain (example, here's the timing chain tensioner (,carcode,1446770,parttype,5736,a,Search%2Bfor%2BDeeza)). Shouldn't be much longer until they...
Forum: Vue General 11-28-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,966
Posted By cdp326
Re: Bye Bye Vue :(

The turbo 1.4 in the Cruze uses a timing chain - only the 1.8 in the base LS is a timing belt.
Forum: Vue Mods 11-22-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By cdp326
Re: 2005 Chev Equinox Wheels

Equinox, Torrent, Rendezvous, Aztek, GM minivans through '05 should work; I believe the GM W-bodies have the same bolt pattern, hub size, etc. as well.

Don't know about the new '10+...
Forum: Vue General 09-26-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By cdp326
Re: Which SUV should be next?

Since you like the VUE and it seems to be running well I would agree with the others and say stick with the VUE as your family vehicle for a bit, rather than add to your vehicle fleet just for the...
Forum: Vue General 09-02-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By cdp326
Re: 2002 Vue automatic reliability question.

Yup. VTi is the CVT. Skip those and you should be fine - the Aisin 5-speed auto is pretty good.
Forum: Vue General 09-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By cdp326
Re: 2002 Vue automatic reliability question.

VTis were 2002-04 four-cylinder automatics, and 2005 all-wheel drive four-cylinders (front-drive four-cylinder automatics switched to a more reliable four-speed automatic in 2005).

Badging on the...
Forum: Aura General 07-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By cdp326
Re: Well it was time... R.I.P. to my '07 XR, 73K miles

I wonder if they might've helped if you contacted GM customer service. Noticed them around other forums, and I believe a member here has mentioned them helping some out (believe it was onefunkar, who...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By cdp326
Re: thinking of getting vue. Need advice.

The 4 cylinder/manual is a pretty reliable combination. The VTi automatic in the 2002-04 VUE was a bad design, hence the advice to avoid those transmissions.
Forum: Aura General 07-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By cdp326
Re: A Really Different AURA Story

Remote door sensors sounds like it could be door lock actuator(s).

Neat story. I think we've had a couple run-ins with past cars like that but never could get close enough to check (like the VIN)....
Forum: Ion Tech 06-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By cdp326
Re: A/C Issue-Compressor or Low on Freon?

Welcome to the forum; this happened to him last July so he wouldn't have much recourse with the shop anyway, but it didn't come on for him during the day either:

A couple posts up he mentioned...
Forum: Vue Mods 06-28-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By cdp326
Re: Which wheels?

I've always liked those factory alloys, but the aftermarket ones look good as well. By now it doesn't matter much to the resale value if it looks stock or not and even you're probably planning to...
Forum: S-Series Mods 06-22-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By cdp326
Re: gold badges?

Gold badges were just an accessory, not really meant to signify any special edition. Added by the dealer or owner after the car was built as with a number of other cars until a few years ago (don't...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-20-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By cdp326
Re: recharge a/c

As mentioned above, skip the kind with the stop-leak in it. I'm sure the other more A/C-knowledgeable members will chime in, so I'll mention the basics: the system should be sealed and shouldn't...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,508
Posted By cdp326
Re: 2000 LW2, Timing Chain or Belt ???

tomcook had it correct - in 2000 the LW1 had the 2.2L I4, LW2 had the 3.0L V6.
Forum: Ion General 06-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,211
Posted By cdp326
Re: Whats the difference between level 2 and level 3 ?

The main things an ION 3 would have standard that a 2 could not have were the silver-face gauges, fog lights, automatic headlights, 16" alloys, and seat cloth (more plush on the 3, where the 2 was...
Forum: Ion General 06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By cdp326
Re: My old Ion 3 on CL

Says it's automatic when I view it; as a sedan it wouldn't have the VTi anyway but the 5-speed auto.

golftango, didn't know you had IONs as well. I've seen some of your posts on the Accord...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,550
Posted By cdp326
Re: 2.2L VUE / odd vibration

Also not true :D

Not much to back up; whenever Saturn offered ABS on a model it was available on every trim level. It's just not necessarily common on the 5-speed VUEs because they sold many of...
Forum: Aura General 05-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By cdp326
Re: Saying goodbye to our AURA

Congrats on the new Verano. I, and I'm sure others, would be interested in your comparison of the Aura and Verano - performance, space, comfort, etc.
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