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08 Saturn Vue Hybrid Advice


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I know this is off topic in a sport truck forum, but I trust some of the mechanic advice more here than anywhere. I have found a 1 owner 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line at a great price, but I need some pros and cons before I pull the trigger. I really like the car, and I think it would be a great upgrade from my wife's Ford Focus. I would much rather have a TBSS, but with our commute being 44 miles 6 days a week, I think this would be a great choose. So my GM Fanatics/mechanics, what can you tell me about these? Please don't flame, im trying to save the ozone layer.................so my truck emissions can take it for itself lol.

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Well among the many cars I have we have a volt and love it! Nothing wrong with being a little green. I would be a little leery on a vehicle out of production with a first gen technology. That was gen 1 of the belt assist system for GM and I would worry about parts availability... even thought the same basic vehicle is still in production as the Chevy Captiva Sport. I am of the belief you should never buy gen one of anything....

 

Take my volt are leasing... I was strongly considering buying at the end of the lease it but I have had a lot of recalls for programing and had some electrical issues (although minor) all covered under warranty. I am not interested in paying out of my pocket so it will be turned in.... As the vehicles get increasingly complex and hybrid/electric (are more so in my book) I think they are great value while under warranty but I question the value out of warranty. Just my 2 cents.

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Well among the many cars I have we have a volt and love it! Nothing wrong with being a little green. I would be a little leery on a vehicle out of production with a first gen technology. That was gen 1 of the belt assist system for GM and I would worry about parts availability... even thought the same basic vehicle is still in production as the Chevy Captiva Sport. I am of the belief you should never buy gen one of anything....

 

Take my volt are leasing... I was strongly considering buying at the end of the lease it but I have had a lot of recalls for programing and had some electrical issues (although minor) all covered under warranty. I am not interested in paying out of my pocket so it will be turned in.... As the vehicles get increasingly complex and hybrid/electric (are more so in my book) I think they are great value while under warranty but I question the value out of warranty. Just my 2 cents.

 

They actually produced a Hybrid Vue in 2007 as well, but redid the body for 2008. Here is a question though. If the hybrid system fails on this specific model, can it be disabled to only be a gas application? It doesn't matter to me if it is a hybrid or not. Its just an awesome price.

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They actually produced a Hybrid Vue in 2007 as well, but redid the body for 2008. Here is a question though. If the hybrid system fails on this specific model, can it be disabled to only be a gas application? It doesn't matter to me if it is a hybrid or not. Its just an awesome price.

Not that I am aware of..... Maybe find a Saturn forum and ask. If it' has the belt start assist and has any kind of problem I don't think it has a regular ol starter so you would just have a large paper weight..... I'm not sure I would buy even at a great deal.....

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