My wife saw an SUV at a local car lot and fell in love with it at first sight. It was a 2008 Saturn Vue RX and was fully loaded. I met her there and we gave it a long test drive. I began to love it as well. They had a big price tag on it but since I knew the owner…we knew that price would never work. I talked to him in his office (my wife does not do well in car deals) and reached a suitable deal with him. I checked with my wife and the deal was done.
Shortly after we bought the car…we began to notice other brands that looked exactly the same. A friend of mine had a Cadillac SRX that was a clone of the Saturn. We saw several other “clones” as well. They included a Buick, a Chevy and GM. I was worried that a Saturn, since the brand was discontinued, might be an orphan with no parts available.
Her car has leather seats which are very comfortable and the AWD makes me feel better for her safety. She loves the car and let’s just say I’m a huge fan. The only things that I don’t like is the heated seats which will come on even if it’s 80 degrees outside and the dismal gas mileage around town. The heated seat switches are right near the area where you open the center console and where your hand goes while buckling the seat belts. If you bump the little rocker switch…the heaters come on instantly.That fuse or breaker is leaving as soon as I can find it’s location.
Now the question. I guess it’s my age but I have never seen these SUV’s before or even heard about them. Now that my wife owns one…I see them everywhere. Is it just me or have others experienced the same thing? Just wanting to know for my own peace of mind and my curiosity as well. Thanks in advance for any and all comments