Picture the door arrangement on an extended-cab pickup, but with more style. The standard fabric in Ion 3 has been upgraded for 2006 as well. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. No apologies for the first review, it was a fit at that time, but the car has completely earned my trust over time.
And its performance and handling are less than okay for a car of its class. Also, last night I got in an accident with it, on a country road that ran between two fields. Check out this lost-foam, cast-aluminum 2. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Rear passengers enjoy good headroom and the rear seats are mounted two inches higher than the front seats, giving them a better view out front. The silver plastic roofline moldings battle the gold body for color supremacy rather than blend in with subtlety.
It drives nicely and its base engine offers adequate performance. The driver and the front passenger teeter atop narrow, flat chairs that are unsupportive in all directions. The car looks as good now as it did when new. The seat fabric is more a medley of swatches than hip upholstery. Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2.
There is a flabby quality to this car's behavior, like a former athlete whose moves have been muffled by a diet of pizza and beer. They're also several thousand dollars more expensive. Or you can press the Emergency button and they'll send out the troops. But the quad coupe's greatest appeal has nothing to do with dynamics. The A-pillar, roof-rail, and C-pillar trim panels can be ordered in varying colors and styles - colorblind folks are even allowed to select silver on gold - but they look tacked on, overflush, and by design they do not align with other character lines and the hood and trunk shut-lines.
The gas mileage was well below what it should have been until ~17,000 miles, when it kicked in and began getting the advertised mileage. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. At least they are mounted on the door and not on the center console. The front passenger seat folds flat, improving utility further. Its body is composed of harsh angles and lines that seem to be confused about where to end. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
We offer Great Financing ~. General Comments: I am the kind of person tends to end up with cars built on a Friday. I'll have to pay a lot more in the next few years on this lemon. The engine has 11500k miles and the oil still looks like honey. The shifter and cruise controls were improved as well. The car serves me well and i hope it will last me 10 more years.
Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. New for 2006 is an available Enhanced Performance Package on Ion 3 models that includes a 2. Bumps and potholes are traversed -- even in curves -- quietly and with greater aplomb than one would expect from such a proletarian suspension as this strut and trailing twist-beam setup. The Red Line coupe comes with excellent Recaro seats, but they are best suited for drivers with narrow hips. When it appeared in 2003, the Ion represented a major improvement over the old Saturn S-series. Bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from March 1, 2008, through June 27, 2008.
On the highway it's nervous just off-center, and the gain feels nonlinear. Yes Review Date: 5th May, 2007 Faults: Not one thing. Small hatchbacks can digest more, but this is as good as it gets for a coupe with a proper trunk. There, that should be enough jargon to ensure we've ditched the visitors, so now we can level with our core readership: This is probably the most disappointing all-new American car in a decade. The handling ability and response time of the Saturn Ion 3 Quad Coupe has been amazing and a relief.