2004 Saturn ION Red Line User Reviews

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    2004 Saturn ION Red Line Quad CoupeReview
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    A Little Pricey But Worth The Time — i liked the fact that this car is no push over, plenty of cars have try the 0-60 and failed to beat me, ill keep up with srt and sti but i kill all the little hondas, Its also a reliable daily owned for about a year now.

    Pros: Very clean inside and out lots of  power

    Cons: Gas! had a few cars before owning the Redline thats didnt use as much gas, then again they wern't  supercharged.

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    Good Luck Finding One... — I just picked up this puppy a couple weeks ago. Was having a little problem with the computer but i fixed that pretty easy. This is my second car and it is a Awesome upgrade! Power like you wouldnt believe! I love all the factory racing items like the recaro racing buckets and 5 speed with cruise control. Fuel economy is absoulutly wikid awesome, it might take 91 but its worth it. I havent done any upgrades yet but i will be hitting those up shortly...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very Fun!

    Cons: The computer can be problematic :s

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    It Is A Comfortable And Safe! — I loved this car! It got me where I needed to go and was great on gas. It is fast for those of you who love fast cars. I could travel with four people (myself included), comfortably. The sound system for a stock was great. The seats are extremely comfortable and fitting for everyone and it had cup holders in the front and back for four people! There is also no rust on the car! I felt safe and in control while driving my car it handled great!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Got me where I needed to go, great on gas, and very comfortable, the maintenance and repair costs were fair. The typical breaks, tires, rotors, oil changes, and so forth.

    Cons: The rims need to be cleaned they have a lot of break dust on them.

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    Stupid Car Lol — HATE THE CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION LMAO car is pretty quick for being stock brakes are awesome gas miliage sucks and its a blast to drive personally i like the apearance of it although many others beg to differ ooo well

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: for being stock its pretty quick

    Cons: CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION

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    It's A Love, Hate Relationship Lol! — Very powerful car with plenty of torque. If you push the car too much you tend to break something lol. I love the exterior since it's very unique among tuner cars and besides the Recaro racing seats which are amazing, the interior lacks styling. Gas mileage sucks especially when you engage the supercharger, which i do often lol, but you gotta love the whining it makes :) All in all, this car packs tons of fun since it can be civilized and sporty all at once.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Unique and powerful

    Cons: Not enough research into this car, many things to improve

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    Losing My Forced Induction Virginity —

    A real wakeup call to the world of small displacement performance. This is the first car i have owned so far that has any type of forced induction (meaning either a supercharger or turbocharger). This is actually the test bed year for the LSJ motor (that's the 2.0 liter Ecotec that eventually went into the Cobalt SS). This car came out a year before the SS did, just to make sure it was ok and ready for production. On top of that, this car was a rare beast; they only made 5400 ION Redline's from 2004 to 2007, and there's at least 50 of those off the road now due to accidents. I bought this from the #1 Cochran dealer in South Hills with only 39k on the clock, and since buying it i've made it to 40k. Sure going from not having a car payment to having one sucks, but it was worth it for this car. And for my introduction to forced induction, this car is quite the beast; i've driven V6's that have less torque than this 2 liter. It doesn't matter what gear you're in, if you step on the gas, the car just gets up and goes. 4 wheel disc brakes means this car stops on a dime, and the suspension is even tighter than the SL2 i used to own. The only downside to this car is also it's upside: forced induction. Fill ups hurt because of 93 octane only, and that isn't getting any cheaper. Even so, the MPG ain't that bad; 31 mpg isn't out of reach, but that's only if you keep your foot out of it. As a daily driver, this car is awesome; my only concern is the winter thanks to those 17 inch tires. With 200 lb. ft. of torque on tap, this car will spin the tires even in the wet, so who knows what winter will be like.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Bottomless torque, lots of power, great handling, still has enough room for four people, Quad-Coupe design works really well

    Cons: Only takes 93 octane gas, has so much torque it can be a handful sometimes, 17 inch rims mean only low profile tires fit on it

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    Blue Streak — Its the zip machine, and it holds up great. despite people gabbin about how hard i bag my car... it is in great shape still after 4 years, its been taken to the strip a couple times and laid down some very awesome numbers for a car i got for 23,000... easy upgrades, only thing these cars lack is a limited slip without the competition package upgrade, but they are still a great car all around no matter what. I would recommend a new cobalt SS turbo instead now though, more horsepower, should be more efficient, easier upgrades (ontop of the already really easy bolt-on power with this one) all in all GM really has made a great vehicle with this platform and the ecotec.

    Pros: Fast as heck,  great seats in 2004 (recaro's)

    Cons: Minor dealership service issues,  saturn dealerships as a rule are not used to servicing sport-coupes to younger buyers... so any issues that arise will be considered to be due to "abuse"    Such as serpentine tensioners breaking *confused*  Mildly dissapointing mileage.

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    Complete Sleeper. Stock Is Fast Enough To Keep With Srt-4, Little Needed To Beat It. — 205 Supercharged horsepower. It moves. It handles well, and yet it's a Saturn. Stage 2 kits make the car rediculous, and can be done cheaply. Comes with cold air intake, Recaro racing seats, 4 wheel disk brakes, and more. All in all, best bang for your buck.

    Pros: 205 HP, Supercharged, can get 245hp from only $600.

    Cons: Wheel hop!

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    Fun To Drive — The wheelhop is unbelieveable, but thanks to the blower the power is THERE right when you want it. None of that turbolag BS. It shouldda been a coupe, the wheelbase is just so wide the car looks a little bit funny. The suicide doors are cool, and i really like the plastic body pannels...they just dont dent!

    Pros: power and handling

    Cons: wheelhop and general lack of traction

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    Overall Great Car, Not What You Would Expect From A Saturn — again, not what you would expect from saturn. but speed and acceleration is top notch! ^_^

    Pros: supercharger, lots of room, great recaro seats. short throw shifter.

    Cons: Traction could be a little better off the line

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    2007 Saturn ION Red Line Reviews

    I Really Enjoy It. Keeping It Once My Lease Is Up. By toughchickprime

    Acceleration is crazy. Sounds like an airplane taking off in 3rd gear. I have the perfomance kit on mine and I just fly! It is the perfect size, mid-sized coupe with lots of room for everyone and ever... Read More

    Great Fun To Drive By Derek123

    I enjoy driving my redline around, it gets pretty good gas mileage. the steroe is ok, but great with an added sub. Read More

    2006 Saturn ION Red Line Reviews

    Ion Redline Competition By Mike

    Another classic vehicle that should still be in production for those that just gotta have a weekend go fast vehicle that will put a big 'ol smile on your face every time you squeeze down that pedal.... Read More

    I Loved This Car By Chris

    very nice car with good pickup due to the supercharger which helps the ecotec engine put out 205 hp sounds great looks good handles very well traction control actually works Read More

    2005 Saturn ION Red Line Reviews

    Greatest Purchase In My Life So Far As Cars By Spencer

    Performance: Quick acceleration w/ 205hp, handles really well and brakes quite well Build Quality: very minimal chance of rust, its body panels are plastic Appearance: Interior is all Recaro Racing wh... Read More

    05 Saturn Ion Redline By Tom

    I love driving this car. Even though the suspension design is archaic at best, i find that the car handles surprisingly well with good feedback through the steering wheel. Acceleration is definitel... Read More

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