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Saturn ION, Exterior, Sedan
#3362 of 3390 saturn ion good or bad?
Oct 26, 2007 (3:32 pm)
i just 3 wks ago got a 2006 ion from a local dealer.never dealt with saturn before.these cars any good?(kinda too late now i guess,but anyway)i purchased a 6yr warranty & was never told that warranty dates back to original factory date of car(so i lost 2 yrs from my warranty)still deciding if this was good purchase or not.car runs ok but reading all these starting problems is really scaring me.
#3363 of 3390 Re: saturn ion good or bad? [j3891335]
Oct 27, 2007 (5:42 am)
i have a 2006 ion too for aout a year and a half and every problem that i have they fixed it with no hassle no problems with all of the cars that i had in the past this has been the best so far
#3364 of 3390 Re: saturn ion good or bad? [sldr921chad]
Oct 27, 2007 (11:16 am)
what kinda problems have u had?(if u dont mind telling me)anything major?
#3365 of 3390 '06 Ion Sedan considering selling
Nov 21, 2007 (2:02 am)
I've read a couple of posts here, hoping to find help on what to expect if I want to sell/trade-in my 2006 Saturn Ion Sedan. There are so many posts, it will take forever to filter out what I'm looking for. It has just under 25,000 miles. It has cruise control, air conditioning, power locks/windows, auto transmission, stock radio/cd player. I was involved in an accident back in December '06. There was alot of repair done to the body(mainly the front end where the impact happened, and replacement of the driver airbag), totaling about $5,000. No, the insurance company wouldn't declare it totaled. I had everything repaired by a recommended body shop via Saturn dealership. I've gone to NADA.com, and their site gives a rough figure of $10,825 trade-in/$12,825 retail. There's nowhere on the site to take into account an accident. How much impact should I expect from the accident on resell/trade-in value? There's nothing wrong with the car. I want a truck, bad. But I want to get the most for my trade-in/resell in an honest transaction about the accident. Any advice?
#3366 of 3390 Re: '06 Ion Sedan considering selling [jsprout73]
Nov 21, 2007 (8:02 am)
lCar insurance and accidents
Real World tradein values
I've listed two links from discussions here on Edmunds that have people who might help answer your question. I happen to be looking to pick up a third car and Ion is one of a short list I'm looking at occasionally. The accident on the record or found by the Saturn dealer who I will pay to check the car over if it's a Saturn telling me there was an accident would lower the value $3-4000 for me from what I would pay, if I bought the car at all. That's my personal opinion. I've seen lots of 07's that were rentals with 25000 kmiles and the asking price was about what you're stating. I'd be afraid to offer $11000 for the ones I've seen because the dealers would take it.
#3367 of 3390 Steering Trouble
Dec 05, 2007 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2006 Ion with about 40,00 miles on it. My Power Steering or should I say Electronic Assisted Steering quit working with no notice...does anyone have a similar story or know what might have happened? It also tends to idle very unsteady when RPM's are low or AC is on.
#3368 of 3390 weird knocking noise
Jan 19, 2008 (5:55 am)
i've had my 2006 ion for 3 months know & everything ok except this weird knocking noise(only sometimes)from somwhere in the back.it knocks three times(sounds like someone knocking on your window)does it when im idling or driving.when i start the car to go it ususally does it within the first 15 min of driving & then not again till next time.very strange & cant figure this out.nothing else is going on when this is happening.anyone know what the heck this could be???
#3369 of 3390 Re: Saturn Blows [vdisillusion]
Feb 18, 2008 (4:43 pm)
I also have a 2003 ion 2 saturn. But I only have 28,000 on my car and my warranty has run out taking all the maintance fees with it. What a rip off. Also, my car is now starting to give me all sorts of trouble and tomorrow I'll pay a shop to replace my starter with a rebuilt one and also stop the bell from ringing in the car everytime I open the door even though the lights are not on or key in the ignition.
For 22 years I drove foreign cars. Toyota 12 and Nissan 10. No troubles, just regular maintenance. If I had known I was buying a glorified Chevy I would never had bought a Saturn.
Feb 27, 2008 (12:04 pm)
I have a 2007 Ion that is in proper working order. I have just been in my 2nd accident in three weeks. While it maybe bad driving--I'm not a perfect driver--I'm suspecting some back brake problems. Both times the car felt like the back locked up sending me into a spin. Are there any others who have experienced this problem?