I originally fell in love with my Saturn Ion simply because of the awesome odd green color that it is. The look of the car is very sporty, which I also liked and the "suicide" type quad doors make a cool-looking addition that is definitely a pleaser. After driving my Ion for quite some time now, I am even more pleased with the car's overall performance. For this little car to be a four cylinder vehicle, it seems to have as much pickup as an eight cylinder. It handles so smoothly and drives so easily that you can look down at the spedometer and be running at 80mph on the interstate before you realize it - and you're not pushing the limits of this little engine. I've not had the first problem of any kind out of the Ion. It is awesome on gas mileage - $20 goes a long, long way - even with today's gas prices. The only gripe I could have is that for a longer trip (ie - anything over an hour), the car becomes uncomfortable. It is not made for the comfort of the driver and especially not the comfort of the passengers. I realize that Saturn has kept costs down, which I really appreciate, by not overly stuffing the vehicle full of unneccesary luxury items, but a little bit of fluff would help. The interior is so plain - it almost looks cheap. I deal with it because the car itself is awesome - and as I said, the price was really good. Hopefully, in the future, they can meet in the middle somewhere! I would definitely recommend buying a 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe - mine is Sweet!!!
This was a super car for my college experience! It took me where I needed and wanted to go and didn't cost much to get me there. Some of the negative sides to this vehicle is the air makes a loud noise when it's running and the dealership states that all IONs make this noise (and after trying out 3 of the ones on their lot I believed them) and the upholstery is EXTREMELY hard to keep clean. Even spilling water stains the seats. I would recommend seat covers. I never had a major problem out of this car- I was in 2 wrecks and came out completely fine. It's safe and I enjoyed it.
This is my 1st Saturn. I love the styling plus the back doors make it a lot easier to get in the back seat of my Quad Coupe. Average mpg 35 with automatic and aroud 40 on trips. I get a lot of looks in this car.Fun to Drive and big trunk space for size of cart. I will buy another Saturn