2004 Saturn ION User Reviews

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Chris3195 writes:
2004 Saturn ION 1 Review
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Pretty much nothing. It started when I turned the key.

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Dent-resistant body panels made the car feel cheap as dirt. No ABS or side airbags.
Manual everything. 14" wheels. I could go on and on... They don't make them anymore.
Take that as a hint.

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A Hot Mess... — This was my first car. I'd be lying if I said I missed it. It was about as base as one could get a new car these days; manual windows and locks. I DID have A/C and a CD player though! Build quality was poor. This car was cheap to buy and certainly felt like it. It eventually met it's demise.

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Matthew writes:
2004 Saturn ION 1 Review
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Strong Ecotec engine. large trunk. good mpg

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Interior fit and finish. Styling. Not at all engaging to drive.

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Plastique: The Saturn Rocket — Well, you get what you pay for. In the fall of 2003, my options were a 4-yr-old Civic, or a brand-spankin' new Ion. The promise of a warranty brought me to the Saturn dealer. Well, that and a rediculously high trade-in on my barely-running Subaru. What I hate most about this car is that while it really does nothing terribly, it also doesn't do anything else more than just ok. Being a pre-Lutz era GM product, it "Runs Bad Forever". It's like an old cat that you just want to die so that you can get a new kitten that won't piss on your clean towels, that just keeps pissing on the towels, and NOT dying... Every morning I wake up hoping that it's been stolen and set on fire... It will get you from point A to point B, but don't expect much more.

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Joseph writes:
2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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Ionic Breeze. — It's peppy on the highway, but has major flaws in interior build quality, comfort, handling, and general part selection. It has reliability issues with the transmission, and no way to refill it without going to see either the dealer, or an ACDELCO specialist, because your standard Pep Boys won't know how to touch that thing. It has excessive amounts of body roll, and issues with aerodynamics. A slight gust on the highway will want to propel it into the other lane, and also limits its top speed to 100mph. Seats are exceedingly uncomfortable on long trips. Even an hour and a half drive to my ex-gf's house made me want to pull over and rest my butt. And the styling on the sedan? Positively super-gleeful looking. Not aggressive whatsoever. And don't even get me started on blind-spots. On the plus sides: It has pretty good stock speakers. And the instrument "pod" in the middle is a pain at first, but now I'm so accustomed to it that it bugs me not to drive with the instruments situated there. And, like I said. Peppy acceleration. It won't win any drags or anything, but it will get you from point-A to point-B relatively effortlessly.

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Douglas27 writes:
2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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4

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The tachometer and speedometer are not located behind the wheel, but in the center dash at the same level as the side mirrors, tilted toward the driver. This is the best position for them bar far.

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The gear-shift light on the dash kept making me thing something was wrong because it kept lighting up.

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Affortable Solid Performance. — The Saturn ION is backed by General Motors and has a very good build quality. he body is carbon composite which means no dings. The interrior is very roomy and has a medium-sized trunk for a car.

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Nick writes:
2004 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Review
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5

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Suicide rear doors, peppy, dent resistant panels, great gas mileage.

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speedometer display is in the middle of the dashboard

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Wifes Car — Incredible car that looks like a two door, but has two rear doors that open suicide style.

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André writes:
2004 Saturn ION 2 Coupe Review
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5

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A Good Car — fine looking, interior design very beautiful, the cluster in the center of the dahs is very great!

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Daryl writes:
2004 Saturn ION 3 Review
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5

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Style, appearance, acceleration, handling

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Road noise!

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Quick, Handles Well — 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 for a sedan and is a decent looking car. For a Saturn sedan, the Ion 3SE is a nice little ride.

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Heather writes:
2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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My Saturn — No cupholders! I had to buy them separate! And, the seats stain REALLY easily.

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Robert writes:
2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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5

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I like that is has a 6 disc cd changer.

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That there is not that much leg room in the back seat.

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The Car Is A Good Car And I Would Recommend It To People. — The car is a good car and i would recommend it to people. I like that is has a 6 disc cd changer. That there is not that much leg room in the back seat. The car cost is not that high and it gets good gas mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
2004 Saturn ION Review
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4

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easy to work on, very easy to drive, still has a lot of miles left in it

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none

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Its A Good First Car But I Wouldnt Want To Keep This Thing Forever. — Pretty good on gas milage for being a bigger sized car. its only a 4 cylinder and braking is pretty good. I barely have to put any money into it except for gas since i drive a lot but it gets around 25 mpg. overall its a fun car to drive i am the cars second owner i bought it from a family that bought it new. it currently has around 128,500 miles on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Saturn ION Reviews

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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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2003 Saturn ION Reviews

I Love The Car! By stephsters8cats

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Great Commuter And Reliable For Family By Bat228

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