2005 Saturn ION ion 2 from North America
Love it, hate it
I have had this car for 4 months, and the check engine light comes off and on at about every 30 km.
I put 5.5 of synthetic oil in at 4894 kms and when I reached 8800 kms it was time for another oil change.
And finally the kicker is the darn thing stalled on me when I stopped at a traffic light and wouldn't start again for 10 minutes. And please note this is an automatic not a manual transmission.
My car has been in the service department at Saturn several times and they tell me they have no idea what is wrong with it. It could be that I got the lemon, but they have done nothing to keep my business for the future.
As far as the oil needing to be changed so soon after the last, I was told that the oil should be black because it is cleaning the engine. Well what exactly needs to cleaned on a car with only 9000 km on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th April, 2005
24th Jun 2005, 16:58
Interesting that the computer is scheduled to tell you to change the oil every 5k. The dealer I was at when I test drove an Ion told me that it measured the viscosity of the oil, and when it became to thick then you needed to change the oil. He also told me that the prices on new Saturns are non-negotiable.