2004 Saturn ION Level 2 2.2 gas from North America
Cheap, good on gas, and that's about it
The wiring in the driver's door broke, causing the windows to go down but not back up. Fixed at home, rear window and power lock are now not working.
Clutch switch (used to start the car by pushing the clutch all the way in) is temperamental. Sometimes takes 5-6 tries to get the car to start.
Suspension system constantly makes groaning and squeaking noises, despite having new parts. The windshield wiper arm snapped during a cold winter storm (not fun).
Overall this car has been reliable. The major components (engine transmission, etc.) have been very reliable. It gets good gas mileage and has decent power. However, the build quality is quite poor.
As mentioned in other reviews, the seats stain with just water being spilled on them, system components (wiring, HVAC controls) are very cheap and prone to break.
This was the only car that I could afford at the time (wonder why), but it gets me from point A to B. It is definitely nothing to brag about. Proceed with caution if you are looking into one of these. They look nice, but can empty your wallet quite quickly with constant problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th March, 2015