2004 Saturn ION Overview

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2
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2 Coupe
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45 stars

Based on 25 reviews

Ion 3 by Kayla
 — I love my car its great havnt had any problems with it so far. (knock Knock) great on gas. Great breaking pretty good acceleration, really good at speeding, i havnt had to repair anything yet, good in... Read More
Quick, Handles Well by Daryl
 — The interior is comfortable enough, maybe a little snug, especially in the back seat. The 2.2 four cylinder has good acceleration, but doesn't get the same mileage as the 2.0 did. It handles very well... Read More
It Is Ideal For What I Use It For Mostly To Go To Work And Home by Martin
 — Overall I love its performance and handling. It has good build quality inside and out. People are surprised to find out it is a Saturn as some think it is a much more luxurious car. My dog is a littl... Read More

2004 Saturn ION Overview

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2004 Saturn ION

The 2004 Saturn Ion added some excitement to the lineup with two new variations: the Special Edition sedan and the Red Line coupe.  The Special Edition sedan has a black exterior with a refurbished leather interior and special standard features including a compass and outside temperature gauge.  The Red Line coupe  maintains the same 4 door design as the original quad coupe.  However, the new trim's modestly altered appearance belie the 205 horses running under its hood.
Besides the Red Line, the Ion has kept its original 5 trims: Sedan 1, Sedan 2, Sedan 3, Coupe 2, and Coupe 3.  All 5 still use a 2.2 L, 140 hp I4 engine with standard 5 speed manual transmission.  The sedans seat 5 and have optional 5 speed automatic while the non-Red Line coupes seat 4 and offer optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).  Fuel consumption generally ranges from 24 mpg in the city to 32 mpg on the highway.  Cargo space for all trims averages out to around 14.5 cubic feet, with sedans coming in at 14.7 and coupes giving you 14.2.
The main differences in the original Ion from 2003 to 2004 come in steering, handling, and road noise.  Drivers appreciate the electric variable-ratio steering, a technology that helps the car make tighter turns.  New materials have deadened sound and vibration to a level equal to other compact models.  Despite the improvements, consumers would like more durability, less road noise, and a more stylish interior in the Ion.  The 2004 Saturn Ion gives consumers solid performance for their dollar but may disappoint anyone looking for anything more.

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Saturn ION Questions

Kathi79
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Why Is My Car Knocking?

I drove my car yesterday and everything was fine. I went to crank it this morning and at first it acted like it did not to carnk and then when it did it was making an awful knocking noise and after...

17 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
twisted101
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I Have An 04 Santurn Ion, Control Dial For Heater/defrost Is Broken (only T...

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adironjack
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How Do I Bleed The Abs Module

Spongy petal, but it's not the master.

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devinthebryce
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Why Does My Steering Wheel Move Without Wheels Turning While Driving?

When I start driving the steering wheel will be in the normal position, then the steering wheel will loosen change positions and tighten back up, but be turned nearly completely upside down. The tires...

20 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
DaNita Jones
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My 2004 Saturn Ion. I'm Trying To Maintenance And Keep The Vehicle. It Idle...

To fix the problem?

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