The car has yet to let me down. I have had several trips to the dealer, and almost always got the car back while I waited. The free rental with my service contract made any overnight problems bearable. The tires seem to be about gone. This is a little better than I expected for OEM tires. The 16" low profile tires gave the car the best handling I have has with a small car. The transmission shifts good most of the time, but occasionaly hunts when the acceleration drops off near it's shift point. The front seats have a tremendous amount of leg room. However, the rear seat passenger can loose all of their leg room to the front seat. The car is comfortable on long trips.
This car is fun to drive. The small
steering wheel is just my size (5'6"
female driver) and the center mounted
panel is easy to look at. I love all
the features about this car that I
wouldn't expect to find on a car under
$20,000 -- power everything, auto
headlights, remote entry, cruise
control, ABS, sunroof, etc.
Such an intelligently engineered car!
Center-gauges, rear access doors,
fold-down seats, shoulder-strap
adjustable for a child, quality build,
tight turning radius, ...wonderful. Had
owned only Toyotas before, but this Ion
3 is fresh and fun. For the price of a
base Toy, I have a loaded Ion 3 (and
don't think I'm not enjoying the leather
seats and powerful sound system!). If
this is your first Saturn, ask your
dealer about the $500 "Conquest"
incentive. Thank you Saturn. When this
car eventually dies, as Arnie says,
"I'll be back."