2004 Saturn ION 2 2.2L from North America
Car will not start in cold weather due to a security problem.
Brakes make a loud noise, no matter how many times I have them fixed.
Seats do not hold up well to kids or dogs.
Trunk leaks, and water stays in the right fender well.
I have enjoyed my little Saturn. I was looking for a car that was good on gas. The Saturn is great on gas, and is nice to drive around a busy town. It is quick to get in and out of traffic, and has been a good reliable car so far.
The only major issue is the problem with the security system. The car won't start, and the security idiot light flashes on cold days. It doesn't do it all the time, but it happens enough to make me late for work time and time again.
This morning it wouldn't start, so I sat there for a minute, took the key out of the ignition, turned on my headlights, and then turned them off again. When I put the key back in the ignition again and turned the key, it started right up. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it worked.
I hope this helps, it is not your battery, alternator, ignition switch, or any other crap they tell you. it is a problem with the computer, and the security system. so don't waste a lot of money. Only GM and/or Saturn can fix it, but they won't until it hurts someone and warrants a recall. For now, it is not considered a safety concern, just a discomfort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st February, 2011