2005 SATURN ION 3

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2005 Saturn Ion 3 Sedan

The Good: Roomy interior. trunk. Plenty of power. quality of buttons and dials. seating.

The Bad: Hard used on dash and doors not feel or look good. styling is wimpy. Center instrument cluster just look good.


The Saturn Ion is a sedan with distinctive and all the basic interior creature at a value price. The Ion is available in trim levels, simply 1, 2 and 3. Pricing starts off at around and goes up to $15,000 for the three models. New for 2005 model vehicles is a revised front and grille for a more substantial appearance. Much has been to reduce noise, vibration, and by the use of Quiet Steel among improvements.

An improved OnStar is capable of upgraded hands-free New interior seating greatly comfort over the previous

Continuous improvement is a major of the Ion story, said Lori GM vehicle line executive for cars. While Ion started great engineering fundamentals, than 800 enhancements have made throughout the vehicle the original introduction in the fall of The upgrades for 2005 bring Ion to a of sophistication that is competitive the best cars in the entry-level said Queen.

The Ion has always been a fun-to-drive car high levels of content and for the price, said Matt marketing manager for the Ion. The for 2005 add to the overall enjoyment of time in an Ion, whether driving or just along for the

The Saturn Ion 3 features a 2.2 liter cylinder DOHC 16 valve This engine produces 140 An automatic transmission with control logic helps to you in the powerband. A variable assist power steering system turning in tight areas and feels precise.

Front is set up with independent struts and the setup is a semi-independent torsion system. Front and rear bars keep this Ion control and reduce body The engine delivers a good 24 per gallon in the city and 32 miles on the

Driving the Ion around town and on the reveals that Saturn has its homework on the road. The Ion is very at speed with a small of engine hum entering the cabin when pressed hard. The is smooth and gear changes are felt. There is a good of strong low-end torque for off the line power.

You would be pressed to think there was a 140 horsepower engine under the

Styling on the outside is a bit wimpy by our The front nose is dated with blandly styled The side profile is fine you get to the cutoff on the rear window. The rear hatch is also a at the meagerness of this car.

The features Saturn’s trademark resistant panels. We did not like the gaps between body This is quite noticeable in the However, the nicely styled 16-inch performance tires and looked great. Halogen and fog lamps do not provide enough of light up front at night.

We found it hard to see at night with the high beam on. the type of reflector Saturn in the headlights is not very good at light. A stainless steel system is also standard.

On the new seats on the Ion feature a more and contemporary look. Seats in clad trim look and good but offer little support. The shift lever is large and feels good to the

Chrome dials around the cluster along with red needles also looked We did not like the half circle theme through the interior and it simply reminded us of a VW Beetle than a Saturn. The center instrument cluster is a feature Saturn claims is safer you will only have to across, in level with mirrors, rather than up and down. We got tired of not seeing instruments right in front of us, a head up display should be in this model.

The steering wheel though in leather with a large lacked stereo controls, we find hard to live A good thing was the feel of all and buttons on the dash and around the wheel. The soft and tight as you turn the button signified a built feeling we liked a The overuse of plastic on the dash and did not look very nice. We this should all be changed.

mirrors are also a bit thin and do not adequate view of the rod behind

Interior features include air power lock with an lockout feature. Remote entry with alarm is standard. All windows and mirrors are Cruise control and an AM/FM with CD changer and MP3 player was in our tester. The steering column is adjustable and the driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment for comfort.

Rear seats down in a 60/40 fashion as for a super large trunk The tiny armrest is adjustable a very small storage inside. Floor mats are standard for the front and rear wells.

The optional OnStar system is a great help for live aid wherever you are. It also in case your Saturn in and so we highly recommend it.

Standard and security features include stage front air bags. The Ion comes with front belt pretensioners. Rear also have child locks.

An engine immobilizer is as well which is great to in this price range. running headlamps also add extra bit of safety.

Our tester’s base price was set at $16,805. The and Sound Package was added for which contained curtain airbags, map lights, auto inside mirror with temperature gauge and digital anti lock brakes traction control, the OnStar with 1 year of service, and a CD changer with MP3 player. seating was only $700.

the destination charge of $565, the came to $19,305. Saturn offers a Vehicle Exchange on every car that rolls off the You have 30 days or up to 1,500 to exchange the car for another 2005

The bumper-to-bumper warranty is good for years or 36,000 miles.

Is the a great competitor when to cars such as the Toyota Civic and Mazda 3? Well we like the interior layout and in the Mazda 3 better. If you are looking for a car around $10,000 then may be a great buy, but at $19,000 Ion 3 needs a refreshed interior higher quality parts and a more modern exterior. the ride and handling are good we much more in a car priced high, something its competitors

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