2004 Saturn ION 2 from North America
This has been nothing but a headache the two years I have own it
Stalled out while driving at about 100 miles.
Seats stain easily.
Directionals worked when they felt like it and it took taking the car to the dealership and leaving it 3 times before it was fixed.
The "drains" for the sunroof have clogged with debris 3 times already causing a flood in my vehicle. This left water damage and mold in the vehicle. It took me three times of putting up a stink to have mold removed. I was told all cars with sunroofs do this and they can't guarantee it won't happen again.
Car just recently stopped accelerating with red message lights on the dash board. My breaks also wouldn't work. The dealership told me that it had to do with my cruise control and that the brakes not working was a "weird fluke."
The car is horrible in the snow. The vehicle is all over the road.
This car rides nicely, but that is about the only nice thing about it. I wouldn't recommend the purchase of this car to anyone. Even after calling corporate 2 times I didn't get anywhere. Save yourself a headache get a reliable vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th November, 2006
15th Aug 2007, 14:41
As far as your "drain" problem, the answer is quite simple. Remove the debris yourself every time you wash the car. If you do this frequently, you won't get flooding, and thus, no mold. I would also recommend checking the "drains" above your firewall, where the A pillar meets the fender. These have been known to clog on many vehicles, and if you do not remove it, the water will flood into your air vents and into your interior.
28th May 2009, 11:49
Buy winter tires, all season tires are crap when the temp gets to 40 degrees F.
You shouldn't have cheap-ed out and not got the car scotch guarded.
19th Oct 2009, 13:36
I have read several comments on the 2004 Saturn Ion. I am having a different issue than most of you, so if anyone knows what this is, please help. This morning I was driving my best friend's son to school, and noticed that the car was accelerating by itself and it would jerk when I stopped! I then got it home and when I put it in park the RPMs shot up really high, so I turned it off as fast as I could for fear it would blow up! Anyone know what that is?