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2005 Saturn ION Coupe

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Small annoying problems
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By Mislead
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2005 Saturn ION Coupe 3 4dr Quad Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought this car in 2006 as my first car. Was very reliable for the first few years, then stopped. Key cylinder has had to replaced once and soon will have to be replaced again. Car has leaked in the rain which destroyed my phone. Other than that, it has not been too bad. But it is really annoying having to spend fifteen minutes to remove your car key. Once it would not even turn off.


Favorite Features

Suicide doors for easy access to the back seats.


Suggested Improvements

Better build quality, a true sports coupe instead of a bunch of compromises. All sort of irrelevant now.


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not a happy camper
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By Samantha
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2005 Saturn ION Coupe 3 4dr Quad Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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i bought this ion from a friend, in which i just bought it before winter came, had the car not start for me. called the dealership and they were very helpful, replaced the ignition switch. all seemed fine and dandy, due to the nice weather showed up again. march/April of this year, i installed command start, guess what, got cold out car would not start. u buy a command start for this purpose or am i not correct on that lol. they replaced the bcm *body control module* and so far so good, hasn't stranded me yet. i live in Saskatchewan Canada, so ya, we go from plus 30 to minus 10 in 24 hrs.


Favorite Features

the dash, its not right in front of my face, and the distraction is not there, speakers are pretty good, can get a lot of bass out of them. lots of truck space, small but bigger car.


Suggested Improvements

the anti theft, get rid of it, or find out a way to by pass the whole stupid system so that it doesn't strand anyone else, especially if u have an emergency at hand. what is the point of it anyways? if someone steals ur radio, ur car wont start, where does that help the owner?


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Great small car
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By satisfiedsaturnowner
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2005 Saturn ION Coupe 3 4dr Quad Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Have had the car for almost a year now, and still love it. I have had no mechanical problems to date with it. Keep in mind it is a Saturn and will have its occasional pops and squeaks from all the plastic. Most of the noise is coming from the rear quad door, the top molding comes loose towards the rear of the door, but is easily popped back into place. It seems most of the reviewers have a problem with passlock, from experience on Saturn forums it appears this only happens in extremely cold conditions.


Favorite Features

Rear quad doors (the car gets a lot of compliments on them). Large trunk space. Striking exterior styling, Excellent gas mileage. Many parts are shared with Cobalts and other small GM vehicles


Suggested Improvements

Could use some improvement in power. Rear disk brakes would be nice.


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Last Saturn I buy
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By Carolyn
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2005 Saturn ION Coupe 2 4dr Quad Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Had a '94 SC1 and a '02 SC2 with no problems. Purchased ION 2 new in September 2005 as a leftover. Was great for the first few weeks, then a drain tube for the sunroof came undone & leaked thru healiner; dealer replaced carpet and headliner. Passlock anti- theft system froze repeatedly (preventing the car from starting for 20 minutes at a time) until replaced at 20k. Changed coil pack under warranty and now another I'll have to pay for at 50k miles. Have had computer code P0300- Random Misfire almost monthly since the warrantee expired, but no mechanic finds a problem. Seats are uncomfortable, dash rattles, rear door molding won't stay on ever. Poor quality to say the least.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy - avg 36+ MPG. That's about the only positive


Suggested Improvements

Quality, period. Saturns used to be known for going 100k+ wihtout problems, now I can't even get 50k out of it? The '02 SC2 has 115k and runs like a champ, same owner, same service.


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You get what ya paid for
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By Caligirl
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2005 Saturn ION Coupe 2 4dr Quad Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car with 50K for $7K. I really got my money's worth which wasn't much. The right headlight refuses to work, it runs hard, the engine can't take going 70 mph, and the whole car seems to be made of cheap, cheap plastic. To top it off, my engine light turns on then after a few hours to a day it turns off by itself. And no one can figure out why it does that! Buy this car if you want a cheap compact gas saver.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage! And the big trunk!


Suggested Improvements

Please make the seats comfortable and use better material for the exterior of the car.


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