Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2007 Saturn ION?
Stereo gets excellent reception and is easy to operate. Steering is responsive.
Cons: How would you improve your 2007 Saturn ION?
More low end torque! This poor car cannot climb hills without shifting into low gear, flooring it, and sucking up a bunch of gas all at the same time.
Instrument panel should be in front of driver.
The brakes are also in serious need of improvement.
The suspension needs to be more sturdy and it seems as though it does not have a big enough sway bar (the thing rides like a bucking bronco).
Finally, the cruise control needs to be totally reworked since it cannot regulate speed in hilly terrain.
2007 Saturn ION Review:
This car is supposed to get 27 MPG city? HA! Mine only gets about 12 MPG city and highway, 15 on a good day, maybe. My Ion has a very triphammer accelerator, and it is very difficult to get smooth acceleration without getting thrown back in your seat. It even occasionally accelerates on its own a la Toyota. (Maybe this is part of the reason why the fuel delivery system has been recalled?)
About the only way you can get good gas mileage from this model is by adjusting the seat so you can barely touch the accelerator, A/C off, driving on a completely flat road, and making sure the tachometer never goes above 2000 RPM.
This car was a gift, and as soon as my father pays it off, it will get traded in for something else very quickly.
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