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The compact ION continues in sedan and Quad Coupe versions; the latter comes with rear-hinged half-doors to ease entry and exit into and out of the back seat. Both sedans and coupes come powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that's fitted to a five-speed manual gearbox. A sporty Red Line edition of the ION Quad Coupe offers a quicker 205-horsepower supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, among other upgrades. Many 2005 updates are aimed at helping to quell numerous quality and performance-related issues. For starters, General Motors' long running four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox becomes available in place of the VTi continuously variable transmission on coupes and the five-speed conventional automatic on sedans. A newly added acoustic engine cover, along with so-called Quiet Steel for the plenum and dashboard are said to help reduce the vehicle's oft-criticized noise, vibration, and harshness. New calibrations for the electric power steering system are claimed to offer a better on-center feel, while a number of minor chassis upgrades are made to improve the car's ride and handling characteristics. Plus, revised seats are added to the ION 2 and 3 models, along with the larger four-spoke steering wheel that was featured on last year's Red Line version. Sedans now come with a beefier-looking front fascia and grille.

2004 Saturn ION Quad Coupe by Bengt Halvorson (10/27/2003)
Positively charged, but it could use a little more spark.

 

 

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Monday, April 13, 2015
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10 Years With A Saturn ION

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Great ride, quiet, fuel economy, small turning radius, great headroom. Battery lasted nearly nine years. Rear brakes done for the first time at 63,000 miles, 60% lining left on the front. Dent free polymer... + More »
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Sunday, October 11, 2015
2006 Saturn Ion ION 2 4-Door Sedan Automatic

GM should bring back the Saturn line of vehicles.

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GM should bring back the Saturn line of vehicles and make the entire line completely electric. Saturn vehicles with their composite bodies are light weight and look good for years beyond a typical metal bodied... + More »
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Friday, September 11, 2015
2004 Saturn Ion ION 2 4-Door Sedan Manual

ECONOMICAL AND EASY TO WORK ON

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I GET BETTER GAS MILEAGE THAN EPA ESTIMATES. THE CAR IS EASY TO WORK ON. BECAUSE OF THE PLASTIC PANELS, THE CAR STILL LOOKS GOOD FOR ITS AGE. VERY RELIABLE.
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