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2006 Saturn ION User Reviews

2006 Saturn ION Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews

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Michael writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Auto Review
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4

Pros

the weight distribution is well balanced for diamonding the corners.

Cons

the steering wheel locks up more than usual.

45

Get The Ion!!! — Most reliable car I have ever driven.....the weight distribution is well balanced for diamonding the corners. The dash is in a unusual posistion, however after time it becomes a great asset. Trunk has PLENTY of room. Handling is decent for price range. . .. . . . ............................................................................ ................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Desiree writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Manual Review
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Engine is awesome, comfortable seating, great transmission

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Lots of tire noise, could heat better in the winter, a little worse on gas then expected

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More Fun Then You Think It Is. — Its not as fast as a Mustang. But it has a ton of pep! I drive aggressively and it performs beautifully. Could use a lot less torque steering, but my overall impression is that its a fun car! I always enjoy my commute home.

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camille91207 writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Auto Review
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reasonable price

Cons

poor construction

camille91207
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Made Cheaply — service from dealer is expensive and lacks customer satisfaction. Fog light goes on and off, emissions light always goes on. gas lines have already been changed, gas cap changed.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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kelkel8813 writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Auto Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, good ride

Cons

sits low

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Very Reliable — This was my first car. It took me around the country and back safely. GREAT on gas mileage. My only problem was that it sits very low. I'm more comfortable driving taller cars. That's way why I traded it in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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topsecretauto writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Manual Review
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Nice car and  good gas mileage, what more could you ask for!? With it being a manual, it's fun to drive! I am a huge fan of Saturn, I only wish they still made them!

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not really anything.

topsecretauto
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Nice Car And Good Gas Mileage, What More Could You Ask For!? — Nice car and good gas mileage, what more could you ask for!? With it being a manual, it's fun to drive! I am a huge fan of Saturn, I only wish they still made them! I like the way the car handles, and drives.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AnEpic1 writes:
2006 Saturn ION 2 Auto Review
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Gas mileage, safety, maintence and reliability

Cons

Wish they were still making them

AnEpic1
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No Cost Ownership — Best car I have ever owned when it comes down to cost of ownership and reliability. Wish I could afford to have 2 cars. 34mpg plus every amenity from MP3 to ice cold air, cruise and on star, keyless entry and much more

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rbtdixon writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Manual Review
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good economical transportation

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nothing

rbtdixon
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Look After It And It Will Look After You — This is a Ion 2.4 5speed manual that is a rocket. Being a light weight car with 170HP and a manual tranny it accelerates with lots of power through all 5 gears. No complaints about build quality fit is good. Handling is well balanced in straight highway driving and on curvy roads.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Blanche writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Auto Review
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gas mileage

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not starting when you try it the first time

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Do/ Don't Like About Ion2's — low maintenace, good gas mileage, has trouble starting in the morning you have to try it some mornings and then come back out 10 min. later for it to start but that is only when it is relly cold or wet outside.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Yanick writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Manual Review
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Made of Polymer.

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none i can think of.

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Good Family Car — It is made of polymer, so it does not dent or rust, a really good thing. With the 2.4 liter engine, the car has good performance and handling. The trim for the Ion 3 is fairly good inside, the car has really good gas mileage, better than the 2.2 liter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Greg2810 writes:
2006 Saturn ION 2 Manual Review
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great value

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none

Greg2810
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Love The Car — love the car. 31 mpg (so far) plenty of room. rides great on the highway. Very Quiet. interior & exterior is laid out great. the features are in just the right spot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Saturn ION Reviews

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

Good Comuter Car By Phil

its a good gas saver thats about it. you can supe it up becase the transmission will literaly explode. its all made of plastic so its cheep to fix. the power steering motor will probly go out and make... 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

Read all 11 2005 Saturn ION reviews

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

Read all 25 2004 Saturn ION reviews

2003 Saturn ION Reviews

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

The Devil's In The Details. By Kevin

In my young and stupid days, it blew the doors off of Korean four-cylinders in a straight line (and even beat my wife's Miata and my friend's Ford Explorer Sport Trac), but it can't handle to save i... Read More

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