?VTI Transmission Experiences in the Vue?

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Pinball Hobbyist, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Has anyone purchased a Vue (4cyl) with the VTI transmission and
    put some serious mileage on it? How does it drive and how does it
    hold up? Curious,
    Pinball Hobbyist, Aug 21, 2004
  2. Pinball Hobbyist

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Sounds to me like the primary problem is your dealer. Not to diminish the
    issues with your vehicle, but all mechanical machines will break and can
    have manufacturing or design defects. That said, how your dealer is
    treating you is inexcusable. You'd probably help others most by stating
    which state "Montgomery " (Saturn of Montgomery is not at all clear at least
    to me) is located (there are several cities in the US with that name, the
    largest being in Alabama and the smallest being 10 miles from me in the

    On buying your used vehicle, you make it sound so appealing! You really
    know how to close the sale, so I am sure you will get top dollar. :)

    Bob Shuman, Nov 18, 2008
  3. Pinball Hobbyist

    marx404 Guest

    The VTi tranny was pretty much a flop for Saturn. Saturn stopped using this
    transmission in the VUE in 2004. All VUEs made in mid-2004 have the
    Hydro-Matic transmission since then. Saturn extended the powertrain
    warranties to all ORIGINAL VTi owners back in 2006 to cover for any
    potential problems. I don't know how long you have had your VUE, but it is
    worth looking into by calling Saturn Customer Service.

    There have have been many who have actually had good luck with thier VTI
    VUEs and IONs, so not all are dogs but as a general rule, I agree to avoid
    all early VUES - but ONLY the ones with the VTi transmission, unless you
    have a great warranty and a very good mechanic that knows VTi trannys inside
    and out. Sounds like you don't, so I would look into another Saturn shop,
    even if you have to drive 100 miles to get it fixed.

    But please don't flame all VUEs, there are many different models and years,
    NOT all are the same.

    Last time I checked VTi parts and trannys ARE still available. Your dealer
    mechanic was an a$#hole for even suggesting suing his own company - knowing
    that there are solutions that Saturn has already provided for people who
    bought VTi VUES from Saturn. (if you bought your VUE from a used car lot,
    not saturn, then good luck).

    Nonetheless, if you have not already I would call Saturn Customer Service
    and report this person, see if they can help you.
    marx404, Nov 23, 2008
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