2004 Saturn ION 4 door 2.2 ecotek from North America
If they still made 'em, I'd buy another!
When I had my Ion for about 11,000 miles, it started having problems trying to start - nothing would happen, not even a "click" - - I got it towed to the Saturn dealership, and they ended up replacing the ignition switch.
I just had the same thing happen last week, at least now I know what it is - - I had called AAA to come jump start the car, thinking it was very odd, because I had just gotten a new battery last month - - and then it started for no particular reason - - so I am assuming that the ignition switch is going bad again. The first time it was under warranty, now I guess I'll find out what it really costs...
Other than that, I have been very pleased with this car! I get about 36 mpg on the highway (have driven Nashville to Boston and back several times - the seats are very comfortable too) and since it has a manual transmission, I get a lot of "git up" around town.
It has a surprisingly large trunk, and I was rear-ended a few weeks ago, at a red light, and since I was in neutral, I guess it was like kicking a football - - the rear bumper bounced right back into shape, no damage! (the girl that hit me was really happy about that) I have started using synthetic oil, so I'll see how that helps keep down wear and tear on the engine...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2008