Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The 2008 Vue Saga

Yesterday it went into the shop again. This after there was a burning plastic smell the wife smelled while driving then the whole suite of gages went dead, and all the warning lights came on. Also the radio was dead too and the On Star light flashed on and off. The engine was revving up and down while going 50 MPH or so and the car was lurching.

So into the shop it went, and a call later reporting "We have found nothing wrong with the car..."

Rethink Saturn.

I surely am.


Monday, January 14, 2008

14 Days in the shop and counting...

14 Days in the shop and counting. GM Engineers, if there is such a thing, say it is normal for the locks to lock while the keys are in the ignition.

I find that hard to believe because the three GM vehicle we have rented in the mean time do not do it. So for 14 days and after replacing all the locking hardware, computers, etc. it still does it in our car and no other cars. Hmmmm.

Hello Lemon Law.


Friday, January 11, 2008

2008 Saturn Vue Still in the Shop day 36

Today marks the 36th day of our new 2008 Saturn Vue in the Shop. This is the 12th day since we dropped if off for transmission problems and they decided to look at the door locks too. Well for 12 days now it sits awaiting the parts to fix the locking problem... The doors will lock all by them selves when you are out of the car with it running, in park or with it shut off (pumping gas, etc.) in park and you are out side... the keys are in the ignition of course!

This is just part of the frustration that we have experienced and I would dare say I do not want to buy or own another Saturn product again.

That is too bad because the dealership has been great to us, but lately we see the frustration with the car and us indirectly.

Basically, the Saturn Vue looks nice, has nice features that the wife and I like, but overall this 2008 Saturn Vue sucks! I don't know what happened to this vehicle, or if some disgruntled employee put some voodoo magic on it, but it has problems that are unacceptable for a new vehicle to have.

146 days owned, 36 Days in the shop = 2008 Saturn Vue Lemon


Saturday, January 05, 2008

2008 Vue Still in shop with problems... still

Poltergeist (the name I affectionately call the car) is still in the shop. How long until they fix it this time?

Seems like I am paying for a new car to be parked in another garage that is not my own.

They are trying to fix the door lock problem and will be hooking up an event recorder to record the intermittant problems with the transmission. The dealership has been great, too bad the car from GM / Saturn is not.


Oh yeah, don't buy one with the small engine and tranny!