Should we buy our daughter a 2003 saturn ion automatic transmission? I've read lots of bad things, about starting issues. Does that happen a lot or just a few? How would we know if it's going to happen to this car? Does it happen when new, or years later?

Asked by Feb 22, 2014 at 06:24 PM about the 2003 Saturn ION 2

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On an 11 year old car anything is possible. I'd talk to your local GM dealer about this. If it's a known problem perhaps GM has issued a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) on it that will quickly identify the suspect component(s). An elderly fellow at work bought an '02 Saturn about a year ago and has had no problems with it. Good luck with your search. HTH. -Jim

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