2007 Saturn ION Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2007 Saturn ION 3 2.4 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 Liter Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles

Summary:

Great car (SI3)

Faults:

NO big problems...

General Comments:

Great car; good gas mileage + will last me a long time...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2009

2007 Saturn ION 2 4 cyln. from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 cyln. Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous carSaturn ION

Summary:

Disappointed : (

Faults:

I have been in for service since the first day I bought the car.

I have had the shocks repaired 3 times as the plastic casing gets cold and breaks causing moisture to seep in. I have also had the steering colum replaced, tie rods, sway bar, the windshield needed to be resealed. There also had to re-manufacture the hub caps as they consisted to make noise.

I am currently waiting to go back in to have my other sway bar fixed as they didn't think to fix both the first time.

To top things off I had a flat tire the other day, and couldn't get the spar off as the screw was cross threaded, good thing I was at home and not on the side of the highway.

General Comments:

I really like the style of the car, and the car functions for what I would like to do. I did not receive good treatment from Saturn and was disappointed that I have had the car service more than any of my old junkers I have owned in the past.

I would not buy another ION, and now that I am trying to trade it in Saturn is giving me problems, so I will be looking to other mauufactures. I was a very bad experience for my first new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th June, 2008

2007 Saturn ION 3 2.4 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

It's nice for the price

Faults:

Basically the cruise control...

Purchased in October 2007 in Wisconsin, dealer traded from Illinois. My fiance was the first one to notice the cruise control wasn't working in December on the way to Chicago. On the way back I drove & it worked fine; I figured it was user error. Driving back from Chicago a few weeks later the cruise control went out again, while I was driving. I took it to the dealer a couple days later & they diagnosed PCM failure. It was replaced and programmed.

In mid-April the same thing happened. Intermittent cruise control failure. I took it to the dealer again and they were only able to replicate the concern once, but they still replaced the PCM again.

It is now mid-May and the same thing is happening. The cruise control works when it wants to, and it's really getting frustrating. The car will go back to the dealer again this Thursday for a longer period of time to give the tech ample opportunity to duplicate the problem.

General Comments:

Other than that, at 5500 miles I love my Ion. It has a lot more headroom than the Sentra did and a little more power. I was also able to find one with leather and a sunroof with the 2.4 engine. Overall, I'm pleased. I just wish I wasn't having the issue with the cruise control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th May, 2008

21st Nov 2009, 21:39

Sounds to me like the dealer did not diagnose the car right the first time. Computers normally do not go bad in automotive applications, but it is easy to understand the frustration: that is towards the dealer, not the car.

2007 Saturn ION 2.2 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance16894 kilometres
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

Cheap transportation

Faults:

A rattle in the door or door jam whenever I hit a little bump.

General Comments:

Very cheaply made interior; feels like the handles could break when using, although none have yet.

Carpet doesn't lay on the floor very well; a lot of bumps, poor fit I guess.

There is no protection for the bottom of the radiator, and this car can hit the plastic thing under the car; I would call it ground effects. Even hitting a bump at slow speeds in the driveway.

I bought this car because of the price; this was the last year of the Ion and they had very good deals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th April, 2008

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 17 reviews