The 2004 Saturn ION is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, Coupe, Red Line. Available styles include Red Line 4dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M), 2 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), and 3 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A). ION models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine or a 2.2 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 205 hp, depending on engine type. The 2004 ION comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic. The 2004 ION comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a used 2004 Saturn ION?
Price comparisons for used 2004 Saturn ION trim styles:
The 2004 Saturn ION 1 is priced around $2595 with average odometer reading of 91173 miles.
The 2004 Saturn ION 2 is priced around $3937 with average odometer reading of 146930 miles.
The 2004 Saturn ION Red Line is priced around $2450 with average odometer reading of 131406 miles.
The 2004 Saturn ION 3 is priced around $2345 with average odometer reading of 146511 miles.
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Vehicle 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Review I purchased my Saturn Ion Quad Coupe brand-new in 2004. I previously drove '93 and '99 Saturn SC2 coupes and had no major problems. I kept my Ion much longer than my other 2 Saturns for various reasons. I was sorry that GM discontinued the Saturn line in 2009; the brand had high customer loyalty. If the Saturn brand hadn't been closed, I'd have bought another one. After 11 years and 126K miles, my husband and I felt it was time to move on; we just bought a 2015 Ford Focus, my first non-GM car. Even at this age and mileage, the engine and transmission are still in excellent condition. The air conditioning still runs as cold as it did back in 2004. I really will miss the unique design of the 2 rear half doors; they functioned better than a standard sedan since it was easier to open both doors and have a large space in which to load groceries and other items. I wish other car manufacturers caught on to this concept (the only other vehicle like that is my husband's Honda Element, which also has 2 rear half-doors). I am selling my car this weekend and will really hate to see it go, but it's time for a newer, more updated, and more dependable vehicle.
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2004 saturn ion Red Line 4dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M), 5-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 23 combined MPG 20 city MPG/26 highway MPG
2004 saturn ion 2 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 20 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2004 saturn ion 3 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 20 city MPG/30 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2004 Saturn ION?
Available Saturn ION 2004 Submodel Types: Sedan, Coupe, Red Line
Available Trims: 2, 3, 1, Red Line
Exterior Colors: Chili Pepper Red, Cypress Green, Deep Blue, Pacific Blue, Black Onyx, Golden Cashmere, Silver Nickel, Berry Red, Black, Bright Blue, Electric Blue, Silver, Silver Blue, Storm Grey, Dragonfly Green, Polar White, Red, Storm Gray, White
Interior Colors: Grey cloth, Grey, Gray, Tan cloth, Gray cloth, Black leather, Black, Black cloth, Black premium cloth, Tan, Tan leather
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Alarm, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats