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2005 Saturn Ion

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Saturn Ion Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 910 Ratings for the 2003 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

The best

By on Sunday, June 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "This is the best car I have ever had."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am the only owner. Total cost for repairs $600.00for entire ownership. It is very peppy. It is very safe. Uses premium gas and gas mileage in town averages 26mpg and on highway and town 30mpg. It very fun to drive."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I bought this car 9 yrs ago it had 30k miles on it

By on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, easy to drive & park"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car 9 yrs ago for $8k it had 30k miles on it, I have put 200k miles on it and she is still going. I have only had to put money into it for normal wear and tear nothing major. I have heard horror stories about people having problems however I must be one of the lucky ones. I absolutely love this car!"

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

great car

By on Monday, March 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "good gas milage, dependible"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car new in 2006, did not have to change the battery until 2013. other than the 2 recalls the only issue I have had was a bad AC compressor. drove the car 80 miles a day to and from work. and have made many long trips. Would drive it across country today. Not the quietest car on the road but for an inexpensive economy car its fine. I hate that Saturn stopped making cars."

9 people out of 19 found this review helpful

owned for 9 years love this car

By on Monday, February 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "style,durability,value"

Cons: "small, serviceability issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"purchased new as a demonstrator,stylish and great option list for our needs, the body never rusts, easy to change the oil, front drive traction and handles well in foul weather,when saturn was still around this style car was kind of before its time,made the auto brand somewhat popular, comparably with same class competition i felt was best deal"

Better Than Most.

By on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,200

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Motor, Transmission, Warranty, MPG, Style, Doors."

Cons: "Fuel Line, trunk, key issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I got this car at 60k miles and its at about 112k. That's almost 75k miles I've put on this car. I haven't put as much work into this car as I have with other cars in this millage range. It handles, well it leaves something to be desired. It's fuel economy is great for a car this size, which is larger than a compact but not quite a Sedan. It has the 4 door suicide door setup which is cool, easy access to the the back. My biggest complaints, is that key refuses to come out, and the fuel line assembly was built poorly. Motor is great, Transmisson is great. Almost everything that was worked on in the car which is 10 years old, was all covered under warranty except fuel line, wheel bearings and the gas line. Took an impact to a deer with minimal damage. Survived 10 michigan winters, and is still running decently. I'll probally keep this car until 150k or 200k, and likely sell it."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Don't Bother

By on Thursday, January 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 227,256

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "good gas milage"

Cons: "nothing works It continually needs something fixed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"It's a money sucker for sure. Despite the factory recall and being fixed, nothing works it seems. The heat doesn't work, a big deal for a Wisconsin winter, the actual car parts, engine, etc, are faulty and everyone I know with a Saturn Ion, detests them. They fall apart and exist solely as money pits. Not worth the money I dumped into it by far."

7 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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