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2004 saturn ion Sedan Gas Mileage
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
2004 saturn ion 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 20 city MPG/30 highway MPG
used 2004 Saturn ION Sedan Overview
The used 2004 Saturn ION Sedan is offered in the following styles: 2 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), 3 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A), and 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5A). Pre-owned ION Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 140 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2004 ION Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2004 Saturn ION Sedan?
Price comparisons for used 2004 Saturn ION trim styles:
The used 2004 Saturn ION 1 is priced around $2595 with average odometer reading of 91173 miles.
The used 2004 Saturn ION 2 is priced around $3877 with average odometer reading of 142506 miles.
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What do people think of the 2004 Saturn ION Sedan? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Saturn ION Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 ION Sedan a 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 ION Sedan.
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.