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Old 02-17-2006, 05:22 PM   #121
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I've had my 2004 Vue for about 18 months and 40,000 kms. It is a very base 4 cyl 5 speed. When I was shopping, the difference with Canadian taxes between a base Vue and the lovely 6 cyl honda engined Vue was about 8,000 $CDN. Our Vue has been totally trouble free. Oil changes and gas. Mileage has been very good ( for a SUV ). Our other car is a 2000 Jetta 1.8T and I think the Vue gets better real world mileage than the Jetta. The 4 cyl is sort of sluggish in town, but is geared to work much better on the highway. Up here in Nova Scotia, I put snow tires on the FWD Vue and go thru pretty much everything. Buying experience was excellant.

Interior space is excellant when compared to other mini SUVs. I would buy again.
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Re: Changed Again, Now Trying for a Saturn VUE (Sorry Kia & Ford)
Old 02-17-2006, 05:48 PM   #122
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Fair enough.* I'm happy with wagons, so its not much of a big deal to me.
Yeah, I just need to get over it. I'll probably end up with a wagon too, because I'm too cheap frugal to pay the asking price for most SUV's these days.
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Re: Changed Again, Now Trying for a Saturn VUE (Sorry Kia & Ford)

OK Guys, and Gals of course:

Well, I did it. I bought a nice new 2006 Storm Gray Saturn Vue with ABS and Traction Control, Manual Tranny and 4 Cyl 2.2. I drove the 4cyl Manual 2006 and it has lots of power in 2nd and 3rd. enough for us non towing bunch anyway. It is tricked out enough for us and we got out the Door for $17k and change. Yes, OUT THE DOOR!. The buying experience was excellent. And I got what I consider to be a good deal.

Remember what SWR's definition of a good deal is: "Getting what you want at a price you are prepared to pay".

I will be more than happy to post my reviews if you all like as time goes on, or I will stop here if we are all fed up this thread. Let me know. I pick the car up tomorrow afternoon.

I did drive the Subaru Forester today. It was VERY NICE, but it is definately a Wagon and not IMHO a SUV. But that AWD is a dream. However, the best they could do was $23k + Tax License and Advertising + Other dealer shafting charges. And that was after a $2k Rebate.

Was the Forester better overall. Yes. Was it $7k better out the door. Definately Not for us.

Thanks for all your responses and feedback.

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Please do come back and report when you've had time to drive it for awhile.
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