Vue instrument cluster

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Leicaman, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Leicaman

    Leicaman Guest

    I have looked over the Vue and I tell you what, they really screwed
    themselves when they put that instrument pod in the center. I for one will
    not be going for my third Saturn ('93 SL2 and '99 SL2) this year. What on
    earth were they thinking. I know that there are several other cars that
    have this feature, but I need my speedometer just where it sits on my SL2
    cars. No wonder why their sales are down.

    gck
     
    Leicaman, Dec 5, 2004
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  2. Leicaman

    Bill Davis Guest

    Vue? ... you certain you mean the Vue? As far as I know, the Vue
    doesn't have a center instrument panel:
    http://www.saturn.com/saturn/gallery/index.jsp?nav=520&viewme=0&starthere=7

    The ION on the other hand, does have a center mounted instrument
    cluster:
    http://www.saturn.com/saturn/gallery/index.jsp?viewme=11&nav=120&starthere=0

    I originally had the same concerns. However after a long test drive
    (30 plus miles, the salesperson needed to briefly attend to another
    customer and told me to take my time :eek:) ), I found that it was very
    easy to adapt to. Having bought the car, now after only 350 miles,
    it's second nature and I don't even think about it. In fact I rather
    like it there as it tends to give the driver's area a more roomy
    feeling.

    Bill Davis
    (1993 SL2, 2005 ION2)
     
    Bill Davis, Dec 5, 2004
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  3. You mean the Ion coupe, right? I do agree with your premise though.
    After 30 years of looking for the speedometer and tachometer in one
    place, I don't think I could ever get used to looking to the right to
    see how fast I'm going. The Ion is definitely off my wish list until the
    instrument pod goes back where it belongs.
     
    Gary Kirchherr, Dec 5, 2004
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  4. Leicaman

    john Guest

    2004 Ion owner. Took just a few miles to get used to the center placement.
    Like it now, speedometer never blocked by steering wheel position
     
    john, Dec 5, 2004
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  5. I agree. In the ION, the center cluster just "feels right". It makes
    the small car feel roomy.
     
    Rev Turd Fredericks, Dec 7, 2004
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  6. Leicaman

    Leicaman Guest

    I meant ION. Its hard getting used to those names. I still didn't buy
    one. I bought a passat instead, but I am keeping my trusty '99 Saturn SL2
    as a my work car.

    gk
     
    Leicaman, Jan 1, 2005
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