2005 Saturn ION Red Line User Reviews

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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Greatest Purchase In My Life So Far As Cars — 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 which is quite nice, Exterior is sleek and aero dynamic Cost of Ownership: I fill up on premium fuel (92 octane) and its about 30.00-35.00 for a full tank Fun Factor: words cant describe it, quite fun to speed!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel economy

Cons: None

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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05 Saturn Ion Redline — 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 definitely a strong suit, but torque steer likes to rear it's ugly head (especially with the stock Dunlop Sport SP9000 tires fitted). It's disappointing that a limited slip differential was not offered on the 2005 models, as this is one car that would definitely benefit from LSD. Handling 200 lb-ft of torque is a lot to be asking from the front tires. It's not the fastest car out there, but it doesn't try to be. It is the typical American car, in that it accelerates well, handles ok, and has terrible brakes. They simply aren't up to the task of aggressive driving with fade becoming apparent early. The car's build quality is atrocious, especially evident in the interior's panel fitment. The body emits random squeaks and rattles especially around the missing B pillars. Mechanical problems have been almost non-existent. I think the appearance is definitely a strong suit. From far away, it doesn't attract a lot of attention (especially from the boys in blue) but upon closer inspection, the car reveals an aggressive body kit and cool looking rims. Maintenance costs have been relatively low due to the lack of mechanical failures, but the cost of oil changes is comparatively expensive. The car takes 6 and 3/4 qts of Mobil 1 synthetic per each oil change and access to the oil filter requires near-gymnast flexibility. Gas mileage has proven to be average, but a strong selling point is that the car will run on 87 octane fuel even though it is recommended to run 91. If lower than 91 octane fuel is used, the computer reduces engine power by a couple hp to prevent engine knock. The car makes up for all it's shortcomings by being so much fun to drive. When put into the hands of a capable driver it offers a truly fun "pocket rocket" experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, easy on fuel, styling

Cons: Brake fade, lack of LSD, interior quality

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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A Flat Out Performer — 14.5 in the 1/4 engine mounts suck great looks 28mpg and reliable absolute blast to drive s/c whine is amazing 4 passenger 4 door coupe handles like its on rails the wing may be by personal preference very rare vehicles, less than 6000 built in 4 years you get to pick on unsuspecting cobalt SS owners at will

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

Pros: its a true drivers car

Cons: if you suck at driving, don't buy

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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Sean And Carolyns Saturn — I like the way it drives and for the speed it has its great on gas...I dont like how the battery is in the back tho.the ackseat doesnt look to comfortable but the front seat is..The factory cd/mp3 player is not bad at all and the metallic trim inside is nice..nie racing pedals..just needs some tint and a bigger wing on the back..carolyns likes it so thats all that matters i bought it for her:)

Pros: Gas and Style

Cons: trunk space and back seat space

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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My Second Car In Less Then A Year — Pretty stylish,Got some balls,Not a bad price and its good on gas...Ya gotta have it with turbo tho to make it real fast..Battery is in the trunk which I find really strange..The rims are nice and the interior is comfortable..Not a bad factory system either

Pros: Speed,gas,style

Cons: Parts,Price

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2005 Saturn ION Red Line Quad Coupe Review
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Overall A Fun Car — I bought this car in August 2008. It is a 2005 GM stage 2 with 53,000 miles on it. I actually havent had too many problems with hooking up, these cars are known for wheel hop but i guess its the tires. I am running Pirelli P-Neros. I love the interior, and i had a three-stage shift light that makes it a lot easier. I dont really like that the gauges are all the way over in the middle of the car, instead of in front of the wheel.

Pros: i love the whine of the supercharger

Cons: the wheels are kinda ugly

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Reviews From Other Years

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

2004 Saturn ION Red Line Reviews

A Little Pricey But Worth The Time By Redline_Ryder

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 f... Read More

Good Luck Finding One... By Clayton

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 ... Read More

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