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Dependable fuel efficient fun to drive
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By Ted Stawicki
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2005 Saturn ION Red Line 4dr Quad Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M)


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Suprisingly fuel efficient dependable and fun to drive


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Hell of Car
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By Tamika Dixon
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2005 Saturn ION 3 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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Read the car fax before you buy.


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what to watch out for
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By no
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2005 Saturn ION 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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Beware the "switch from hell", the ignition/park switch that lets the key know it the car is in park gear. Although the company has gone on record that they will fix this defect for 20 years from date of sale, but they do not. My key can be disengaged from the ignition regardless of where it is. Off, acc, and on do not matter to the key, it will come out anytime, so if it is not fully engaged in OFF the battery will bleed out.


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A little sporty but not too sporty
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By Will
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2005 Saturn ION 3 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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2005, used, a little over 103k miles, was in an accident before I bought it. Engine light comes on very now and then. The part is $70 for a tiny plastic piece. The traction control is so-so. Living in Montana, I use snow tires without studs and my tires would still spin, even in 3 gear(manual tranny). After market stereo, seats are mediocre and not all that great on long road trips. Gas mileage was great for having a 13 gallon tank, 180 miles used three eighths of a tank. Not bad. ABS worked great at slowing me down when needed, have had a few times when the engine would falter when starting it. Rear visibility is not great with the height of the trunk. For an up level basic car, I really like it. The center dash took sometime getting use to. Still resembles the Nissan Sentra, I think.


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Transmission Failure
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By Joe Soja
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2005 Saturn ION 2 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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I acquired this vehicle from a relative,and it was surprisingly reliable considering I was unfamiliar with the brand. It did however meet somewhat of an end at around 140,000 miles when a gear in the transmission failed and would require quite a bit of cost and labor to remedy.


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