2005 Saturn ION - 1 (M5) Sedan
Pros: Interior size and gas mileage
Cons: handles like a 78 Granada
Advice: Can’t beat the price on this size 4 door. Get the upgrade packageI've had the car 6 months now. My advice is get the upgrades. I went cheep and got the Ion1. It's a really good serviceable car, great gas mileage, good power and size for an economy car. It's boring, handles like an old mans car, looks like an old mans car. get the Ion3 or redline it's worth the money.
2004 Saturn ION - 1 (M5) Sedan
Pros: Center console, Large trunk, gas milage and the apperance
Cons: Not much leg room or cup holders in the back
Advice: Give the ION a chance most new cars have problems, IONS are only babies compaired to some older cars in its class such as the Honda Civic so all of the kinks have not been worked outThis is my second Saturn and I am very happy with my purchase. I bought a 2004 ION 1 because of the price and value of the car as well as the trusted name of Saturns. My husband and I are considering purchasing a 2005 Saturn ION 3 next year because we like my car so much. I have had the car now for about 2 years with only minor problems. The service department was always fast and courtious when I brought my car in. There are a few things that are bothersome that I hear have been improved on the new models, such as the suspension is noisy at slow speeds going over bumps and there is a slight downshifting problem which happens rarely, when i am slowing down on a hill and it takes a minute to find the right gear. But the 2005's have supposedly fixed these problems.
2003 Saturn Ion - 3 (M5) Sedan
Cons: too many to mention
Advice: don't buy itWhy did I think that buying a new car would be a good idea? I'm silly for expecting a new car to need only the regular oil changes. I've had my ion in the shop numerous times and several times for the same reason. I'm taking it in again on Tuesday for a problem I've had it in 4x before. Of course it's worth nothing on trade in so I'm counting the days until I can get rid of this lemon.
2004 Saturn ION - 3 (M5) Sedan
Pros: 6 CD changer
Cons: Overall quality
Advice: Get a more reliable vehicle and don't count on the once famous customer service.Soon after taking delivery we bagan noticing brownish-looking rust spots on hood and trunk. Brought in for service, they buffed them out and returned the car. Similar discolorations continue. Carpet started coming in in back seat, had to order new carpet to replace. Not long ago the power steering failed. First repair attempt unsuccessful, and added motre problems by not properly installing new steering column. Second attempt was technically successful, but now the car creaks and bumps when turning. Saturn is buying it back as a lemon. Not the usual Saturn quality or service I had been used to.
2004 Saturn ION - 1 (M5) Sedan
Pros: The style
Cons: The stereo system
Advice: It is a wonderful car and it is a great car for the first time buyerI own and now drive a Saturn Ion 1. I love the service and the depndability. The car has went to Illinois and back to Arizona around 8 to 10 times. The car has around 35000 miles and runs like the day I bought it. It is a wonderful car and i wouldnt want a different car! It is a nice way to get around in a big city and it is much better than my Ford F250 Super-Duty. The car gets great gas milage and I love it because I am just now a new car driver, I am 16 and it is a great car for me not having a job and i still have the money to get me places. I have left over money from insurence and gas money so I can take my Girlfriend out to dinner and to a movie. The car helps me save money! Thank you Saturn for making a wonderful car.
2005 Saturn ION - 2 (M5) Coupe
Pros: The 6 disc cd changer
Cons: The cup holders in the back are nice but I wish the arm rest could come done.
Advice: Test drive it, think of price and options compare the car. And check diffrent styles.I have had 3 saturns. before I went on deployment to Iraq I got another saturn ion. I will admit I miss my car, it is a great car, sun roof and all the stuff you want in car for a good price. I think you love saturn or hate it! I am saturn owner for life. Cant wait to go home and drive it.
2003 Saturn Ion - 2 (M5) Coupe
Cons: Problem with the power stearing. When cold temperature in winter, power stearing stop fonctioning. Gm don't know what to do to reapir it.
Advice: Don't buy Ion because of the problem with power stearing; they don't know what to do to repair it.the problem is with the power stearing. Stop fonctioning when cold temperatures during the winter. GM don't know what to do to fix it.