Volts are fine, in their time. The only other notable features in the cabin of the Vue Green Line are the instruments related to the hybrid drive train. Let's see, Eco-happy, Easy to park, fits a family of 5, their dog, and some groceries all within a budget. Started last year, taillight worked, but drivers side brake light didn't. The problem, though, is that every auto credit requires a debit, and accountants' fingerprints can be seen all over this Vue. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. Unlike the OnStar navigation system, hands-free calling via OnStar does not require the aid of an off-board agent.
Having replied in the affirmative, we then had to wait between 20 and 30 seconds for the system to refind its bearings--far too long for our liking. In our time with the car, we observed an overall gas mileage of 22. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties. On the freeway, the story is less impressive. Several weeks ago, I listened to a presentation by Dr.
Temperature effects them and they bow causing severe wind noise inside the vehicle. Steering, throttle and brake response were all in line with our expectations for the category. Calling options include dialing a specific number one digit at a time, or calling a stored, voice-tagged contact. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. When approaching a turn, the screen divides in two with a reduced-size version of the regular map on left, and a close-up bright blue arrow showing the suggested route on the right of the screen.
Problem is, if you don't fix it, it'll cause other systems to fail. The two-mode Saturn Vue Green Line is one to watch out for. Test the tech: OnStar on trial One of the major differences between the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line and its predecessor is the availability in the most recent model of OnStar turn-by-turn navigation. In parallel with the text and graphics, the OnStar system provides turn-by-turn voice guidance. Then it ran, then it stopped. Is this necessary to keep the air operating? Drivers can shift the four-speed transmission themselves using two buttons on the side of the shifter.
Instead, drivers just have to push the phone button on the roof liner and follow the straightforward prompts with voice commands. Dealer doesn't recommend replace yet. Dazzling as-standard 17-inch alloy rims complete the picture. What is a Powertrain warranty? We are especially impressed with the bright, colorful, crisply rendered maps and the individually designed landmark icons that make it easy for drivers to orient themselves in dense urban areas: in San Francisco, for example, the maps feature bespoke graphics for Grace Cathedral, Coit Tower, the Ferry building, and the Transamerica building. Power and Associates, other than printing copies of the J. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
The new Vue Green Line two-mode will feature a 3. Drivers who want the utility but not the sport of the 2008 Saturn Vue can opt for either the base 169-horsepower, 2. Power and Associates is proprietary information owned by J. Also, it doesn't offer some of the technology that's becoming more widely available in the category, like Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity and remote-sensing unlock and start. Spoken directions are clear and concise, and we like the way in which the system gives each command once and then reminds the driver to turn with a chime, rather than repeating the whole command.
Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. The most unique design element of the cabin on first impression is the parking brake, which looks like a kite handle. Although the Vue's navigation system does not offer text-to-voice technology, it does display the name of the current street and the distance to the next turning. In line with Saturn's no-haggle pricing policy, our Fair Purchase Prices have reflected real-world transaction prices right around sticker price. Gone is the square-cut back end and unsightly plastic grille treatment up front, replaced by a curved profile and color-coded paintwork. Our first run confirmed these suspicions, as the X3 reached 60 mph in a laggardly 7.
To this point, all of our drives in the second-generation Vue have been in models equipped with the 3. Antoine, Ed Loh, Scott Mortara, Julia LaPalme, and I are going to need some seriously distillated java-juice to shake off our lunch-induced stupors and formulate some conclusions about these cars. The 2008 Vue Green Line may share most of the tech features of the original model, but its exterior design shows that Saturn has spent a busy 12 months at the drawing board. Then we kept driving for a few more miles and turned onto another highway I-237 and took that until we found yet another highway I-680. In our case, we got through to an OnStar assistant within 5 seconds of pressing the roof-mounted activation button, told the nice lady where we wanted to go, and waited a further 10 seconds after hanging up as the directions found their way over a cellular network to our car's in-dash head unit. The cloth seats are comfortable and interior look is attractive, even with the excessive use of hard plastic. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Vue that you need to replace.