2004 Saturn ION User Reviews

2004 Saturn ION Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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I Loved this car!!!

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not much

topsecretauto
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I Loved This Car! Great Deal And Great Gas Mileage!! — 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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Saturn ION 3 Review
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it was great on gas, very easy to drive,

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nothing really sucks about the car just i needed a bigger car for towing stuff

Armyranger1322
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Clean Saturn Ion. Must See — 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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great gas mileage an cheap parts

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no keyless entry an no cruise control

ashleyshields8
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Its A Great Car.... — This is the 4th saturn i have owned....i really like the saturn but this one is plan jane to my other ones there is no keyless entry remote starter or cruise control.....other those down falls this car is really good an i like it....makes for a good family car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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2004 Saturn ION 3 Review
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cheap to buy and insure. gets good gas mileage

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not enough power and most of the car is made out of plastic

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Lots Of Nicer Cars Out There. Use This Car As A To B Transport Only. — Performance: acceleration, braking, and handling are all well behind the competition. Build Quality: plastic car...beware. Appearance: looks ok inside and out. Nothing to brag about. Cost of Ownership: gets great gas mileage and is cheap to buy parts for. Fun Factor: fun at first but that wears off pretty quick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Saturn ION 3 Review
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gas milage

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This Car Sucks — personally i think that my saturn ion is a peice of crap it handles like a boat it has absolutley no power for acceleration i guess it brakes good. the front shockes are junk. it looks like a kids toy just in larger form. it is boring to drive. The only good things i can say about it is its good on gas and gets me from a to b. sorry to those jobless people out there but if all you can afford to pay for the gas in a car you shouldent be driving it at all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Handles good

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I have none yet

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Its A Good Car — Sound system is fantastic. Good acceleration but can be jumpy at times. I love the color of my car. I got the car for a great price which was within my buget. I love driving this car. I dont know what i would do without it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Saturn ION 2 Coupe Review
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36 mpg and a five speed

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Fun Easy To Maintain Smooth Ride — well i was first looking for a new car a two door coupe with a 5 speed and sun roof. found the saturn test drove it and loved it. i kept it only for 10 months cause i needed to get my truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Saturn ION 2 Review
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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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2004 Saturn ION 1 Review
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never shows rust and it pulls my trailer to the park without too much effort

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Not enough room for my Bouvier

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It Is Ideal For What I Use It For Mostly To Go To Work And Home — 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 little tight in the back but he likes sticking his head out of the window anyway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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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

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 othe... Read More

Great Commuter And Reliable For Family By Bat228

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 fas... Read More

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