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This is a one-of-a-kind Saturn Vue custom converted by Usher (the recording artist). It was sold during the 2004 MTV VMA awards to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims and signed by over 50 recording artists. I'll put a link down below from when I bought it. I was the second owner, the first owner bought it and garaged it for 12 years. I bought it and drove it for two years. Here are the details:
Hand Signed by Usher on the Dash (see photos)Only 95,423 Original MilesStrong 4 Cylinder (burns no oil at all)Gets 24/22 MPG HW/CityAutomatic Transmission FWD (see below)Leather Interior (perfect condition)SunroofClarion VRX745VD CD Stereo ($800 stereo)Sirius XM Satellite(2) JL Audio Amps Built-into Trunk, one 500/1, one 300/4Huge Dual 8 Subwoofer in the Trunk (see photo)This stereo is ABSURDLY loud. .too loud to sit inside when turned up.(2) TVs built into the rear of the front seat headrestsAN ORIGINAL XBOX under the passenger seatPower Windows/Locks/SeatCold Strong Air
So, here is the story behind it. It originally sold for $24,000. When I bought it, I paid $9000 cash for it and it only had 286 original miles on it. The owner had garaged it until he ran out of room then parked it in front of one of his businesses to sell it. He covered it with a Rain-X car cover. The signatures on the outside of the car were not clear coated, so as the wind blew, the signatures gradually were mostly rubbed off. I purchased the car to use it, rather than collect it so I finished removing the signatures (except Usher's signature on the dash). You can still see where the signatures were on it as they altered the paint slightly where they were. It originally had 20 Rims with low profile tires, but those were replaced with 17 VOXX rims and I eventually lost the 20 rims. There was a big U on the dash for Usher but that also eventually needed to be removed. Everything in this car looks great. Admittedly, I need to vacuum the floor and remove my living items from inside, but it starts and idles smoothly.
Now, here is the reason I'm selling it. The transmission is going. I don't know anything about Transmissions, but this one is definitely slipping and clicking. I've been starting it regularly since I parked it about a year ago and will occasionally drive it down the road, but the battery no longer holds a charge for very long, so ultimately it will need a new battery as well.
It does start. You can drive it down the road from where I live just to hear it run, but there is definitely a transmission issue. It makes a clicking sound if you're driving forward and can begin slipping if it's hot and you're going uphill, but the sound completely disappears while in reverse. Again, I'm not a mechanic, just someone who can identify basic problems and know they're beyond my ability and willingness to deal with and fix it. Unless you live locally, I would definitely bring a trailer to haul it (I live less than a mile off of the Interstate...easy navigation).
Just the stereo and speaker system in this vehicle is worth nearly $2000, however it's useless to me since I don't drive it anymore. If you know anything about cars or know someone who does, this is an AMAZING vehicle to own and a great story to boot! Any questions, feel free to reach out. Below is the link to the original car...it actually has it's own web pages...lol.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||5GZCZ33D44S890160||Mileage:||95423|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Model:||Vue|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Trim:||Usher Custom|
|Options:||CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof||Engine:||4 Cyl|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Black||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||Tan||Disability Equipped:||No|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|