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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-14-2010, 10:20 PM
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WE NEED THIS FORUM.................
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WE NEED THIS FORUM.................
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Any word?
We're still ticking. 2007 Outlook owner here (49,000 miles, 1 set of new 19inch tires replaced, warranty now expired). Haven't been on this board since 2008, maybe? I guess the novelty of the Outlook has worn off and worries about resale value and such have set in, given the disappearance of Saturn. My dealer is basically gone. The Saturn sign removed. I'm told I can still get service at the same location because the dealer owner also owned the GMC dealership and Buick dealership right next door. I wouldn't want to have a brand new or almost new Saturn right now. I'm going to keep mine as long as it's ticking and inexpensive to maintain. It's worth more to me than I could probably get for it, although sometimes I kick myself for not buying an Acadia when I made my purchase decision exactly three years ago. I'd never owned a Saturn before buying the Outlook, which I bought fully loaded: trailering package, Xenon headlights, leather, upgraded sound system, navigation, 19 inch tires and upgraded wheels, dual moon roofs, etc. Fortunately, the only annoying problem that I've had was a power driver's seat that had faulty controls. Fortunately the problem surfaced while the car was still under warranty. And I wore out my 19 inchers at about 42,000 miles. We've taken our Outlook on vacations from Hilton Head Island to Martha's Vineyard and Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've stuffed it with all manner of stuff for my 18year old to move her to college out of state and bring her home during breaks. I don't have a boat but the trailering package has been great for an upscale multiple-bike mount that I've used frequently. I don't like those cheap bike carriers that touch the back of your vehicle.

Being among the first to buy this vehicle I can say that I have no regrets for the most part. It's ironic, though, that my first Saturn will be my last. I'll probably move to Acura if I think I still want an SUV that seats more than five. Six months after I bought the Outlook I purchased a new 2008 Acura RDX (5 seater) as my every day commuter. It was also my first Acura. Last time I checked that company is still around and will be forever. I'm equally pleased with that purchase as I am with my Outlook.

So, I'll drive my Outlook until it falls apart in the street, I guess, then make a decision. So long Saturn. I hardly knew ye.
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The Plainsman, great write up and glad to see that your OUTLOOK is still yours and serving you well. Also glad to see you on the forum again .




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The Plainsman, great write up and glad to see that your OUTLOOK is still yours and serving you well. Also glad to see you on the forum again .
Ya, I got the note from the admin this morning saying "we haven't heard from you in a while."
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post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 02:44 PM
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Quick question, does your Outlook XE have the following: Dual exhaust, power liftgate, HID headlights, 6-way power driver/2-way power passenger seats, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, tri-zone auto climate, universal home remote (homelink), turn signals in the mirrors, auto dimming inside rear view mirror? All that is standard on the base Enclave, and the longer warranty (4 years, 50,000miles), and the quiet tuning, which is more sound deadening.

However, I see you have AWD, that makes yours more expensive, mine is FWD.
I'm a little late replying since I have not been on this forum in a couple of months. I have an '08 Outlook XR, 2wd. I have all the above except perhaps the HIDs (but those may be there even though they were not listed in my option packages since they light up the road so well when I go to brights.) I don't have all the notes from when I was shopping, but IIRC each of the 3 (before the Traverse) when equipped with the same options, were pretty close to the same price. I think the Outlook I got had more the options I wanted and fewer that I did not than any Enclave I could find locally.

The main difference was you could get a base Outlook with a few less features than the Acadia for a little less. The base Enclave was closer to an XR Outlook in features and price. I went with the Outlook because I found one with all the options I wanted and few of the one I did not want in a color combo I liked. I do think I like the looks with the wrap around rear glass, etc. best of the three, well now four.

I went ahead and added 6 years/ 90,000 miles ($100 deduct) GMPP Major Guard warranty a few weeks before the 1st birthday. So, for a little over $1000 I have full coverage through 7 years and 98K miles. It is paid for so don't have to worry as much about the value. I'm still trying to wear out my '00 Trooper as a daily driver. The wife's '04 Envoy is holding up pretty well. The '08 Outlook has turned into her daily driver since she is retired so the miles are going on slowly.

Love the Outlook

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post #47 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 02:46 PM
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Welcome back Plainsman and wlbrown9! After some discussion on here, it was decided that a global PM/Email might be a good idea to let owners know we're sticking around. It was the first (and possible last) mass email I've ever sent to my members. I certainly don't want members to feel like I'm spamming them, but I figured in light of Saturn's news, a one-time message wouldn't be too annoying.
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Was that 16,000 miles in 2 weeks? WOW, you drive a *LOT*!

Hardly! I bought it used. It will take me 2-3 years to put another 16,000 on it!

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I check the site several times a week, but find more answers on the Acadia site. Still have a 2008 XR fully loaded with 21K on it and love it. Had it in because of steering problems in heavy rain and it will be heading in again for a loud whine and vibration in the power steering. Otherwise I thoroughly love the vehicle. have a 6 year warranty and plan on driving this until it dies.

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We're still ticking. 2007 Outlook owner here (49,000 miles, 1 set of new 19inch tires replaced, warranty now expired). Haven't been on this board since 2008, maybe? I guess the novelty of the Outlook has worn off and worries about resale value and such have set in, given the disappearance of Saturn. My dealer is basically gone. The Saturn sign removed. I'm told I can still get service at the same location because the dealer owner also owned the GMC dealership and Buick dealership right next door. I wouldn't want to have a brand new or almost new Saturn right now. I'm going to keep mine as long as it's ticking and inexpensive to maintain. It's worth more to me than I could probably get for it, although sometimes I kick myself for not buying an Acadia when I made my purchase decision exactly three years ago. I'd never owned a Saturn before buying the Outlook, which I bought fully loaded: trailering package, Xenon headlights, leather, upgraded sound system, navigation, 19 inch tires and upgraded wheels, dual moon roofs, etc. Fortunately, the only annoying problem that I've had was a power driver's seat that had faulty controls. Fortunately the problem surfaced while the car was still under warranty. And I wore out my 19 inchers at about 42,000 miles. We've taken our Outlook on vacations from Hilton Head Island to Martha's Vineyard and Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've stuffed it with all manner of stuff for my 18year old to move her to college out of state and bring her home during breaks. I don't have a boat but the trailering package has been great for an upscale multiple-bike mount that I've used frequently. I don't like those cheap bike carriers that touch the back of your vehicle.

Being among the first to buy this vehicle I can say that I have no regrets for the most part. It's ironic, though, that my first Saturn will be my last. I'll probably move to Acura if I think I still want an SUV that seats more than five. Six months after I bought the Outlook I purchased a new 2008 Acura RDX (5 seater) as my every day commuter. It was also my first Acura. Last time I checked that company is still around and will be forever. I'm equally pleased with that purchase as I am with my Outlook.

So, I'll drive my Outlook until it falls apart in the street, I guess, then make a decision. So long Saturn. I hardly knew ye.
I wouldn't say forever on anything these days, any company can go out of business. Just a question, there will still be Lambda vehicles to purchase (Traverse, Acadia, Enclave), why not get one of those? Especially the Acadia, it's virtually identical to the Outlook, more than the other two. Sounds like you like your Outlook, glad to hear it. There is not another vehicle out there that competes with the Lambdas 100%. If you want cheaper, you lose features, if you want more luxury, you lose the passenger and cargo room. Then, there's gas milage...I have not found another 8 passenger CUV/SUV that gets 24 MPG on the freeway, AND had 288 H.P.

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