There are certainly a few horror stories with the Outlook. When they're bad, they can be really bad--as in the dealer can't fix it. I've seen this in accounts like these and in others about water leaks.
TrueDelta has released updated Car Reliability Survey results for the Saturn Outlook and the other Lambdas. As noted three months ago, the difference between the 2007 and the 2008 has narrowed, and both are now close to the averages for those years.
We don't have enough responses for the 2009 yet for a full result, but so far the repair rate appears to be very low--so better than the 2007 and 2008. Note that the 2008 had a very low repair rate initially, though.
A big thanks to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May, August, and November, so additional participants would certainly be helpful.
TrueDelta now has a separate results page for each model that includes the scores of competitors for easy comparisons. The one for the Saturn Outlook:
Saturn Outlook reliability comparisons