2007 Saturn Ion
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the setting sun

by from flagstaff, az on December 9, 2008

I bought mine used, only one year old and 27k miles and have to say a terrific car for the money. 13k miles and 8 months on with no complaints. inexpensive to buy, operate and maintain. shame that gm ...
I bought mine used, only one year old and 27k miles and have to say a terrific car for the money. 13k miles and 8 months on with no complaints. inexpensive to buy, operate and maintain. shame that gm decided to convert saturn into just another division and sell only stamped out copies of other gm cars. Ion is the last true saturn or at least the closest to the originals. the chasis was designed for this car and of course the plastic panels. the ecotec engine although a gm global effort was in part based on the SL2 engine. good thing they gave up on the cvt and used a more reliable trans though in 07. peppy, good mileage, roomy interior and trunk, nice styling, and a cabin air filter. all for not much cash. goodbye saturn.
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Great value - Dependable car

by from Chicago, IL on November 15, 2008

Previously I owned a 1997 SL2 Saturn for 10 years and over 170,000 miles that got 33 mpg combined city/highway and 37 mpg on the highway. My 2007 ION gets a little less mpg (31 mpg combined and 36 mpg...
Previously I owned a 1997 SL2 Saturn for 10 years and over 170,000 miles that got 33 mpg combined city/highway and 37 mpg on the highway. My 2007 ION gets a little less mpg (31 mpg combined and 36 mpg highway) but has a lot more power which is a nice compromise not giving up too much mpg. It's certainly not a race car, sports car, or luxury car but so far (27,000 miles) it has been nothing less than a great value and dependable. Just routine maintanence. With the plastic bodies these cars really hide their age: no rust, dings, or dents. Though no longer in production, the styling remains current as evidenced by the new Nissan Sentra which appearsto be a clone of the ION from the exterior.
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It's ok, but there's still issues

by from Fond du Lac, WI on May 14, 2010

Now, after owning this car since last August, the Mass air flow sensor had to be replaced with only 16,000 miles on it. In February of 2010 there was a loud clunking noise underneath the car that was ...
Now, after owning this car since last August, the Mass air flow sensor had to be replaced with only 16,000 miles on it. In February of 2010 there was a loud clunking noise underneath the car that was there since November of 2009, finally I couldn't stand it anymore and actually took it to the dealership where I bought it. It turned out to be the front sway bar links, which they replaced. It helped only until now, as the clunk has returned. Always loved GM products, but I think they could have done a little better on the ION! It proved to be very good in the Wisconsin snowfalls though!
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Reliable

by from N.W. of Chicago on January 9, 2012

I don't know why Saturn was not picked up when GM divested it. I have now owned four Saturns and have enjoyed them all. This Ion is comfortable yet economical. Sporty with good pickup in trafic. I ten...
I don't know why Saturn was not picked up when GM divested it. I have now owned four Saturns and have enjoyed them all. This Ion is comfortable yet economical. Sporty with good pickup in trafic. I tend to drive cars into the ground with my long commute, so buying a fancy car does not make a lot of sense or cents. We picked this one up with very low milage so I should be able to get 5 or 6 years out of it.
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Decent mpg, but problems

by from Lodi,Ohio on December 26, 2011

Ive owned it for a little less than a year, and I've had the seat fixed three times,front wheel bearings, ignition cylinder, rear door catch, and blower motor in the heater all replaced. It has plenty...
Ive owned it for a little less than a year, and I've had the seat fixed three times,front wheel bearings, ignition cylinder, rear door catch, and blower motor in the heater all replaced. It has plenty of power for a 4 cylinder, and gets good mpg in both city and highway. The gas tank is rather small, but not too bad..i highly suggest getting an extended warranty if you plan on buying a saturn...
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Ion 2 is FUN to DRIVE!!!

by from Pocono Mts., PA on November 29, 2011

This is a great basic car for back and forth to work and running errands. I wouldn't go on long trips in it, and you certainly shouldn't take on tractor trailers on the Interstate. Visibility is excel...
This is a great basic car for back and forth to work and running errands. I wouldn't go on long trips in it, and you certainly shouldn't take on tractor trailers on the Interstate. Visibility is excellent. Lots of pickup and good handling can help you avoid hazards if needed. It is lightweight so fuel economy is good. The fuel tank is too small for this car. Braking is excellent! The steering sounds take some adaptation since it is motor assisted, not hydraulic. Steering is easy, we like it. You can park it easily. Road noise is negative, but a nice stereo system cancels out that. Wind noise is fine.
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my last UAW built car

by from Hattiesburg, Ms. on March 20, 2010

Purchased for tow car for motorhome. Owner of four vehicles,including motorhome. This one is my favorite to drive around town. Realy good on gas, 24mpg in town.
Purchased for tow car for motorhome. Owner of four vehicles,including motorhome. This one is my favorite to drive around town. Realy good on gas, 24mpg in town.
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A Solid Car..........

by from Northern New jersey on May 15, 2007

I traded in a 1997 SL 1 automatic with almost 118,000 miles on the odometer[bought off lease back in 2000 with almost 38,000 miles} and i have no regrets about my purchase.The engine is quieter, faste...
I traded in a 1997 SL 1 automatic with almost 118,000 miles on the odometer[bought off lease back in 2000 with almost 38,000 miles} and i have no regrets about my purchase.The engine is quieter, faster and smoother than the one on my previous Saturn.The transmission is smooth shifting and the electric power steering makes handling a breeze.The ride is smooth and my ION is certainly quieter than my S sedan.I found the center instrument POD is easy to get used to.I find the radio and heater/ac controls easy to use .The seats are comfortable.I wish that the power window controls were lighted for nighttime. I also find that the I liked the way i could fold down the rear seats on my older Saturn.On the ION you have to pull a lever in the trunk not a tab on the seat back.Saturn has done an excellent job in refining the ION since its introduction.The styling is beautiful and the front end echos the Aura.Unfortunately the ION is no longer being assembled but dealers may have some left in stock.Mine has the side air brakes and anti-lock brakes along with the power package and A/C. I am reaching the 3000 mile mark and I have no problems with my ION.OnStar is great but I think that you should the oil at the 3000 mile mark.If you buy one used try for the later model years and try and verify when the oil was changed.The owner of my previous Saturn changed the oil way past the 3000 mile mark which contributed to its excessive oil consumption.I do not think that the ION will have this problem-the engine used GM's Ecotec 2.2 is much better than my S sedans engine.This engine just by itself is the reason the ION is a solid car.
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the best car i've owned ever

by from orlando fl. on October 18, 2011

saturn ion is reliable one. gas saver, running smooting,confortable interiors and nice radiosaunds,a/c never fail and you have the power when you realy need.
saturn ion is reliable one. gas saver, running smooting,confortable interiors and nice radiosaunds,a/c never fail and you have the power when you realy need.
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very reliable car

by from concord n.c. on November 21, 2009

my experience is, all i have had to do is change the engine oil and fill the gas tank. has all of the features needed if you are thinking of starting a family. this car would also be a great car for a...
my experience is, all i have had to do is change the engine oil and fill the gas tank. has all of the features needed if you are thinking of starting a family. this car would also be a great car for a new driver.
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