2006 Saturn ION User Reviews

2006 Saturn ION Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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" 12 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews

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Stephanie writes:
2006 Saturn ION Coupe Auto Review
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3

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safe

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short

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Great Car To Have — This car is great on gas, looks good on the inside, very safe and affordable . has good gas mileage.

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Devyn writes:
2006 Saturn ION Review
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5

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Everything.

Cons

Nothing.

35

Fantastic Car That Is Fun And Easy To Drive. — Pedals are not too touchy and not to stiff, steering is perfect, it is easy to see out of, it is a nice size, and it looks great.

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Chris writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Manual Review
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2

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good gas milage

Cons

front end falls apart

35

Saturn Ions Suck — This car sucks in the winter. The front end is always falling apart replaced both sway bar links twice and swing arm control bushings twice. I only have 32,000 miles on it. I dont think the quality of this car is very good. The oinly plus side is all that is under warranty so far. Gas mileage is good 31-34 mpg.

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Greg2810 writes:
2006 Saturn ION 2 Manual Review
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4

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great value

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none

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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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Blanche writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Auto Review
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4

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gas mileage

Cons

not starting when you try it the first time

35

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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Jennie writes:
2006 Saturn ION Coupe Auto Review
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5

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Comfort and efficiency

Cons

Not for a long term vehicle

55

Loved It! — Good on gas. Had some power when you needed it. Very comfortable. The suicide doors made it very convient. Nice handling. Went through alot and was always in one piece. Loved it. Good first car. Roomy and efficent. Handling was good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Desiree writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Manual Review
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5

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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

55

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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Carla writes:
2006 Saturn ION 2 Auto Review
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5

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great accelleration, fun to drive, runs well, easy on gas

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really really small

35

My Saturn — I actually really love this car. Out of all the car I've owned, it runs the best, it has the get up and go, it's not really that expensive...just don't stick your hand out the window while you're going 70, you'll swerve.

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Michael writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Auto Review
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4

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the weight distribution is well balanced for diamonding the corners.

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the steering wheel locks up more than usual.

75

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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Yanick writes:
2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Manual Review
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4

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Made of Polymer.

Cons

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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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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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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