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Old 02-27-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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2008 Saturn Vue

About to pull the trigger on 2008 Saturn Vue. 88k miles. New tires 5500.00. Good deal or not
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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According to the NADA guide looks like a good deal on paper, but you are at mileage where a number of service items may come into play, brakes and struts for example.
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you can tow it 4 down too.
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Be careful, to be flat towable, it MUST have the V-6 engine and Honda transmission. If it has the CVT transmission, you CANNOT tow it flat.
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Be careful, to be flat towable, it MUST have the V-6 engine and Honda transmission. If it has the CVT transmission, you CANNOT tow it flat.
From what I've read the Honda transmission was discontinued after 2007. 2008 to present have the CVT transmission. Anyone having problems with those years
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The owners manual for this model is available online, there is a section on recreational towing and all or front drive models is acceptable within guidelines. Don't have experience with it though, have the 2008 equinox Sport and that is a different trans but same guidelines as 65 mph limit and run at start of day and fuel stops.
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According to my copy of Motorhome Magazine Dingy Towing Guide, these models of a 2008 Saturn Vue are towable.

Saturn Model Wt Speed Man Auto MPG MSRP

VUE Green Line Hybrid 3,789 65 MPH/Unlimited NA Yes 25/32 $24,795
VUE XE AWD 4,325 65 MPH/Unlimited NA Yes 15/22 $24,515
VUE XE FWD 3,825 65 MPH/Unlimited NA Yes 19/26 $21,395
VUE XR AWD 4,035 65 MPH/Unlimited NA Yes 16/22 $26,895
VUE XR FWD 4,076 65 MPH/Unlimited NA Yes 16/23 $24,895

As stated by a previous poster, Saturn stopped using the Honda drive trains after 2007. Hope this helps some. You should also be able to look in the owners manual and it will tell you if your car is towable. We tow a 2005 Saturn Vue that now has 155,000 miles with no problems at all.
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It's a XR. 6 cylinder FWD
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The 2012 Captiva Sport 4 wheel drive, which is a Chevy badged Saturn Vue, tows great. It gives all the information you need in the owners manual. I'd look at the manual for your Vue if it has one for towing.
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