2003 Saturn ION User Reviews

2003 Saturn ION Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"ugly car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"wiper" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Ashley writes:
2003 Saturn ION Base Review
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great car, comfortable

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2003 Saturn Ion — Great car, love the placement of the speedometer and whatnot. Makes for a smaller steering wheel which is perfect for women. I have had my car for 2 years and have never had a single problem with it. It's a great car, fun to drive. The only negative thing I could possibly say is that the seats can get a little uncomfortable if you are on a long drive. Otherwise, it's a great car!

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Robert writes:
2003 Saturn ION 3 Review
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4

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good starter car

Cons

ugly body

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Good For Starting Drivers — high gass mileage, diffrent, hate the appearance. the body is made of diffrent material and the speedometer is in the center of the dash. the car has good acceleration and is fun to crusie in but again the body needs work.

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Kaylynn writes:
2003 Saturn ION Coupe Review
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5

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its a sweet lookin ride and the coupe doors make people jealous

Cons

a few minor things keep going wrong

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Awesome Car — This car is awesome! not only is it awesome looking, but it performs extremely well. its easy to handle and i like that the brakes arent touchy like most models out there. its only needed minor repairs like fuses that keep blowing and one time the windshield wiper came off track. It's appearance is stellar. i love the coupe doors and the low profile tires. the interior could be a little prettier, though. i'd say it gets maybe a little under par on gas mileage which is one major downfall of this car. But overall, this car is wonderful! i'd recommend it to anyone who wants to have a sweet looking ride that handles well.

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Tamika writes:
2003 Saturn ION 3 Review
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4

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Reliability

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The mileage was up there...

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The Very Reliable Saturn Ion — I loved this car. It's definitely not as sexy as my new car but it's a solid GM vehicle. It had amazing features. It never broke down or needed more than gas for 2 full years of me driving it.

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Leah writes:
2003 Saturn ION 2 Review
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5

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Excellent handling

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not quick to start

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Runs Like A Dream — Good interior, good for short people, spacious for it's size, lots of trunk space.

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Bat228 writes:
2003 Saturn ION 3 Review
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4

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Great gas milage - Very Reliable - Low Maintenance costs - Awesome stereo

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Nicely equipped but not a luxury car...

Bat228
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Great Commuter And Reliable For Family — Has been a great car for the wife. Fun, safe & reliable. I see why there are so many Saturn ION followers. The maintanance has been easy and affordable, the ride is nice and smooth & the car stops fast and straight.

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Hannah writes:
2003 Saturn ION Base Review
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It's a 5 speed, girls always look sexy driving five speed.

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It's ugly and rather large. It has like a big trunk so it makes the car look like it has a ghetto booty... if it had a booty... ok yeah

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The Car Was $3000... An Offer I Couldn't Refuse — I hate the car, its ugly and it feels big to drive. But having said that it's cheap to fix when i rear end people cause I can't stop in time or put it into guard rails, and best of all parked cars. haha :-P

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Jeff writes:
2003 Saturn ION Review
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3

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Engine has had very few problems.  Rides pretty good.

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Too small, tires too expensive, lights burn out quickly, air conditioning doesn't work well.

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Wouldn't Recommend. — Too many little things have gone wrong that cost a lot to fix. Tires are super expensive for a little car.

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stephsters8cats writes:
2003 Saturn ION 2 Review
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5

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The car is very smooth driving, comfortable, just the right size.  Very good on gas.

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Problem with knocking noise behind glove box.

stephsters8cats
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I Love The Car! — This car was purchased from a private seller who took excellent care of it. I have had very little maintenance done to it since purchasing in Feb. 2014. I would absolutely recommend this car to others. I just have to get the knocking noise behind the glove box tended to - I have been advised about this situation by several people.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Daniel writes:
2003 Saturn ION Base Review
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hahah

Cons

rattling noises

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Saturn — Cheap piece of crap. It gets me around and I don't feel so bad when i go back to it and see dents in the hood, scratches on the side, and rubs on the bumpers. She is rippin with 140 bhp and 120k miles... If anyone has advice about zipcars please let me know how it is.... Getting tickets and parking this piece of crap is starting to get annoying!

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2004 Saturn ION Reviews

I Loved This Car! Great Deal And Great Gas Mileage!! By topsecretauto

I was super sad to see this car sell... I loved driving this car! It got great gas mileage! Had room in the trunk to put groceries, It was fun to drive, I only wish they still made Saturn Ion's. Read More

Clean Saturn Ion. Must See By Armyranger1322

This car was so easy to drive and great on gas for if you have to travel long distances. Its also a good first car for a teenager its stylish and is a great price. It has a extremely spacous back seat... Read More

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2005 Saturn ION Reviews

Alas, Poor Saturn. I Knew It Well. By bitdreamer

This car has been fun and functional. But I have to admit, the good deals I find are often weird -- in this case, backwards doors, plastic shell and non-union shop -- and Americans don't go for weird... Read More

Not Worth It. By Pam

Its a cute little car, but has wayyyy to many problems. It makes so many noises and theres a problem with it every other day. Its good on gas, and gets me from point A-B most times though so no real... Read More

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2006 Saturn ION Reviews

Quite And Reliable By BSICILIANO1

This 2006 Saturn Ion a mid sized car. The vehicle maintenance cost are low however the rear seating has minimal leg room.The vehicle handles well on the road and runs quite.The car has a silver exteri... Read More

Its A Fine Car. By MarkBoston

Not my cup of tea body style wise, but this a great car for a college student. There isn't a ton of room in the back seats, so not a family car. But there is plenty of trunk space. And it holds up ... Read More

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2007 Saturn ION Reviews

Love It By mandigom

Overall the car is great. I love Saturns. They are reliable and affordable. Great family car or student car. Has some vroom to it. Not a gas guzzling car. Typically around 22/30. I would recommend to ... Read More

I Think This Car Is Great For Everyday Drivers And New Drivers By Rebecca

Performance - works well as an everyday car, handles well Build Quality - only needed the fuel line replaced, and tires that came with the car wore out really quickly, but outside of that everything i... Read More

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