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Saturn ION Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2007 Saturn ION   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 IONs, 9.4 months of data per ION, average 91000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Saturn ION   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 IONs, 9.9 months of data per ION, average 88900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Saturn ION   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 IONs, 8.0 months of data per ION, average 101200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Saturn ION   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 IONs, 10.6 months of data per ION, average 150900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Saturn ION Reliability

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Saturn ION

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Saturn ION

Saturn ION Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Dependable.
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Low maintenance required just oil changes and rotate tires. No damage to the car that I know of from hitting a tire and rim @ 65mph on the hwy. Had to purchase new rim, hubcap and tire.
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Just that -- a car I can get into and know it will start and reliably get me from a to b.
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very durable engine, but sub par interior materials.
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Plastic panels mean no rust and no fear for dents.
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We have only owned the Ion for a few months so I cannot comment on the reliablilty yet.
2006 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have onlu owed the car for a few months but have not had any problems with it yet.
2006 4dr Coupe 170-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good product
2006 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car starts even in the coldest weather (Chicago area) and runs smoothly, even after almost a quarter MILLION miles of driving it on bumpy Illinois roads! I sure wish they still made Saturn's so I could buy another one.
2005 4dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Way too many recalls in far too little an amount of time. Also too little too late.
Saturn ION Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The ignition switch went out at 33,000!! (SERIOUSLY?) Trunk release at 36k (not a fuse issue) At 29k radio would stick and no functions would work (had it fixed several times still having issues at 62k. Wheel bearings and struts out at 52k.
2003 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Front suspension fails has been replaced 3x