I would not buy a Saturn or most other so-called American made cars again
My 2004 Saturn Ion will not start on cold mornings without serious intervention. I live in Alaska and have to have my block heater, oil pan heater and a space heater on the car at the same time for approximately 2-4 hours (depending on how cold it is) before the car will start. Once it's started, it's good to go for the day, but it is a complete nightmare in the morning.
I took it into my mechanic and they cannot find anything definitive wrong with it.
I intend to try warming the key before trying to start it tomorrow morning. We'll see what happens.
It sounds like this is a consistent problem with 04 Ions, and Saturn is clearly NOT stepping up to the plate on this one.
I've always liked the car, but now it has become completely unreliable in cold weather.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th December, 2009