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Old 09-17-2009, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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new here w/ a VUE

hey, I've searched here a few times but decided to finally join. I have a '04 Saturn VUE w/ an ECOTEC and a 5 speed. all stock except for eibach springs. factory rated @ 29hwy; my avg is 27mpg, w/ a best ever of 31.6mpg, mostly hwy.
I'll be installing some winter tires soon, but when it gets warm again I'll be getting some summer rubber. stock size is 235/65 16 (it was a wider tire for the sport pkg) but I want to 'downgrade' to the standard size of 215/70.
I would like to experiment w/ an air dam of some sort; I have to be careful because my neighborhood is very hilly w/ steep transitions at the intersections. might try some grill blocking as well.

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Old 12-03-2009, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, don't know if anyone will notice, but I've got to change my intro info. we traded in our VUE for a '09 Mazda5 sport manual. only put gas in it once since picking it up, so we'll have to wait to see how it does.
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Why the trade?
oh, it was about time. had the VUE since new, was starting to show wear (read as: getting expensive to fix/maintain) and w/ 3 kids, we outgrew it. I should also say, we lost our 2nd car, a '96 MPV not too long ago to a hit&run, so we took this opportunity to simplify and get one car that can serve our family's needs.

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