Reviewer:  SaturnV

Vehicle: 2003 Saturn Ion

Miles per gallon: 25-26

Summary:  Deserves more credit than it gets.

Rating: 4.5

Purchase Date: July 2003

Mileage:  Around 26 in town

Reliability:  OK

Review:  I’ve read a lot of negative review about the Ion, but I liked mine.  Never had any problems with it, loved the plastic panels – no rust, no dents.  Even the center mounted dash was great once I got used to it.  I also liked the small steering wheel, it make it very easy to get in and out of the drivers seat.

Also, the dealership was fantastic.  The no-haggle buying made the purchase a pleasant experience.  Also the sales men seemed much better than average.  They really knew and loved their product.

The only thing I didn’t like about the Ion was the seats, they were small and kind of uncomfortable.  Also, it was hard to get in and out of the backseat.  Also, the radio was pretty cheap, but in fairness to Saturn, it was a pretty cheap car – you get what you pay for.  Kept my Ion for years, if Saturn hadn’t gone under i would have bought another Saturn for sure, but maybe not another Ion.