Rochester, NY Saturn Ion Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
Overall
3.8
Value
3.6
Performance
3.3
Style
3.7
Comfort
3.7
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.8
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2004 Saturn Ion - 0

KM
Rochester, New York
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
It's a fantastic car. I have the suicide door model, and everyone seems to be a fan of the doors. Great gas mileage (I suppose because it's standard transmission), and it gets the job done. I'd need a larger car if I had a large family, but I do not. Breaks are fine, seats are comfortable enough. Currently I need to get new tires, because mine are quite bald. It's not in the shop too often. Acceleration is OK, but I'm not a street racer so I don't need anything crazy. I feel in control when I'm driving it. On long car trips, the cruise control is a great feature to use. Radio works well, as does the CD player. The dashboard says "Coolant", and I have no idea what that means, but the AC works fine. Hopefully when I get it inspected at the end of this month, I'll know everything that is ... (more)
Story
I got this for free! Parents gave it to me. Sure, I have to pay insurance, etc., but I got it for free. That's the best part about it, really!
Pros
-The car looks like a sports car. -Cruise control is great -Enough storage space for everything besides furniture & larger items -Great gas mileage -Standard transmission - that's always a plus
Cons
-Wish it was larger. -This isn't a feature of the CAR itself, but I wish the tires didn't get old as fast -It takes longer than I'd like it to in order to heat up in the winter. Although, I do live in a very cold place.

2003 Saturn Ion - Handles great, highly dependable!

Ion Owner
New York, New York
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I've had my Saturn Ion for about a year, most of that in NYC and Long Island. If you live in NYC, you want this car. It parallel parks like a dream, can wind its way through a maze of double parked delivery trucks, giant potholes, stupid pedestrians, and suicidal bicycle delivery guys with the precision of a car commercial dodging traffic cones. My passengers generally hang on for dear life and tell me I drive like a crazy person, but you have to be crazy to drive here and this car can handle that!
Story
Going 60+ on the LIE in the right-hand lane when the next car up did something dangerously stupid in the middle lane. Car behind him (next to me) swerved into my lane to avoid hitting the idiot. I was able to parallel his swerve, pop up onto the shoulder, accelerate to get past him and the jackass, and come back down on the road before I had time to blink. Never once felt like I was or was goi... (more)
Pros
It has the best handling and steering of any car I've ever own, is comfortable to drive (as a short person), has great trunk space for a small car (moved cross-country in this car), and is the exact width of the standard neighborhood houses for street parking between driveways in Queens. I cannot emphasize that last one enough.
Cons
Shocks seem almost non-existent. Needs a long time to warm up on cold mornings. Doesn't have great acceleration. Automatic transmission occasionally tetchy. Windows don't fold in. Interior not aging well.

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2008 Saturn Astra - Bob Johnson Chevrolet Rochester

Larissa
Rochester, New York
Overall
4.0
Facility
5.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
4.0
I had a neighbor that worked there, and because I knew him I did not feel pressured to buy.

2014 Saturn L-Series - Bob Johnson Chevrolet Rochester

Ms
Rochester, New York
Overall
4.0
Facility
5.0
Process
4.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
They had a good deal. I got nice trade-in for my old car. The service was also great.