Color 2004 2005 2006 2007 Totals Silver 831 353 274 131 1589 Red None 286 260 116 662 Blue 783 478 189 134 1584 Black 1012 395 406 173 1986 Total 2626 1512 1135 554 5827 Comp. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The Ion is so resolutely utilitarian that Sen. The Ion Red Line features most interior features from the standard Ion Coupe, including its rear , to allow accessibility to the rear seat. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. That understeer is difficult to defeat; lift abruptly in midcorner, and the car will tighten its line slightly, but the rear wheels never really get into the act.
In the nearly two years that have passed since Saturn brought us the compact Ion sedan and quad coupe, tweaks to improve sound deadening and revisions to the interior that eliminate the mismatched plastics and colors address some of the more glaring problems with the Ion. The big M-B was inexpensive, well-built, slow and safe, largely because it was constructed like a tank. After looking it over I did not feel safe to test drive the truck nor would I feel safe to buy any vehicle from that lot. All drivers will appreciate the firm and supportive Recaro seats, whose aggressive bolstering keeps you in place no matter the g-loading. The last generation Saturn Vue Red Line's 250 hp came courtesy of a Honda V-6. The handling is safe and predictable, with understeer holding your hand if things get scary.
Introduced for the 2005 model year was the optional Competition Package. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Although its linkage is a bit clunky, the gearbox delivers power to the wheels via equal-length halfshafts that minimize torque steer. It doesn't have the tactile feedback that's present in Ford's Focus, but the improvement is a step in the right direction. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557311176781 ; listingsSearchManager.
Saturn makes a point of mentioning the spoiler on the Red Line, but it's the same spoiler as the hybrid Green Line gets. In the middle of the 2005 model year, the seats in the base Ion1 model received upgraded fabrics and a height adjustment feature. This exceeded the previous record of 183. They do not do very well in the snow but what car does. The seats in the Red Line version were replaced with black leather-appointed seats, which featured a -sensing system. The lacked an overdrive, allowing for five forward gears to be packaged in the size of a typical four-speed manual gearbox, both providing close gear ratios for better acceleration and fuel efficiency while eliminating the heat and parasitic loss generated by the additional planetary gearset. The new Red Line high-performance Saturns seemingly spell the end of the line for the Reds who were running down Saturn.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The Ion's instrument panel was mounted on the top center of the dashboard, rather than behind the steering wheel. Ill-conceived spoiler aside, the tweaked version of the Ion is a car that tears down the wall that has separated enthusiasts from the Saturn brand for so long. It's a responsive and fun chassis, although it would be more enjoyable if the Red Line had a limited-slip differential to fix its propensity to power-on understeer when exiting corners. For 2004, Saturn also re-calibrated the electric power steering, as well as upgraded interior materials, and offered new sound systems.
The Red Line soaks up potholes and expansion joints with gusto, yet the setup isn't too soft for a few laps on a racetrack. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. It was a dirty little secret that Saturn tried to hide, but the press just couldn't let it go. The V-6 routes its power through a six-speed automatic with a manumatic function to either the front or all four wheels. Below are the Production Numbers for the Ion Red Line from 2004 to 2007. As you would expect, transforming an Ion into a performance car takes extensive modifications, a task akin to changing the People's housing into somewhere you'd want to live.
Our car specs website is considered by many, to be the most easy-to-find directory for car statistics including classic cars, hybrid cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, sports cars and more! Unfortunately, that knob is just about the nicest piece the driver will see. However, the driving experience remains untouched, and the Ion continues to discourage enthusiastic driving. When the limit is exceeded, it's usually benign understeer, a problem quickly fixed by a lift of throttle to bring the nose back in line. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Saturn cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. This Upgrade Kit adds the Stage 2 elements and increases the horsepower from 236 hp 176 kW to 241 hp 180 kW.
BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. The compact 5-speed automatic had several unique characteristics. An aerodynamic add-on is one area where you'd be better off going to the aftermarket for help. Putting the power to the front wheels is a mandatory five-speed manual transmission. Was not impressed w the return callers lack of knowledge about the car I was asking about. The engine pulls hard at all rpm, dispatching the 0-to-60 run in 6. While looking it over not a single employee came over to help.
It makes its power in a laid-back manner as evidenced by our rolling 5-to-60-mph test, which only adds 0. The Saturn Ion Quad Coupe has half-sized rear while the sedan has conventionally hinged doors. The Ion was the last Saturn built at the Spring Hill, Tennessee plant. Under the hood, an acoustic engine cover was added to the engine bay to reduce noise emissions. So far I have not had very many problems at all out of it. A 5-speed manual or an 5-speed were available. Based on my dozen or so laps of the infield road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I'd say the mission has been accomplished.