Saturn was riding the high with the first manufactured model S-Series taking over the car market with bullet proof marketing and customer service. However it all took a turn for the worse in 1995 when the public realized Saturn really only had one car and its novelty was being thrown out the window. Without enough cash Saturn began bringing in rebadged Opels that couldn't compete with its Eastern Competitors which brings us to the Saturn ION best known as the Successor to the S-Series. The ION Spanned only 5 years with very little information in the online universe eManualOnline had to delve deep in order to bring you a curated detailed Saturn ION Service Manual, enjoy while supplies last.
Saturn ION introduced a first of its kind quad coupe which is a 4 door suicide opening with no support beam. Found in three different levels known as 1, 2, and 3. Level 3 and level 2 being your top end line with power windows, power locks, cast aluminum rims, sunroof, fog lights even a sporty spoiler to keep your tail end from swerving. While the lower levels used a crank window and plastic wheel covers which wasn't as enticing.
Under the GM Delta Platform the Saturn ION featured a front independent suspension and a twist beam in the rear proving to be capable for reliability and durability. It proved so well GM decided to continue the use of the GM Delta Platform on various models such as the Chevy Cobalt.
Powering the Saturn ION were two GM 4 cylinder engines. A 2.2 Liter 140 HP DOHC Ecotec 4 Cylinder backed by 5 speed manual or 5 speed automatic that lacked a overdrive in order to fit the extra 5th gear. And secondly a 2.4 Liter 170 HP VVT backed by a 4 speed automatic.
Even though Saturn tried its ultimate best at saving the company with its no haggle prices and American made brand the Saturn ION just couldn't match up to its Eastern Competitors Scion and Toyota. By 2007 the ION was to be discontinued in favor for a rebadged Opel Astra. Deeming the ION the last built Saturn at the Spring Hill, Tennessee Plant. With its short time span of only 5 years the Saturn ION is truly a shooting star. Luckily eManualOnline has a team of researchers seeking all the info to keep your Saturn ION flying into the future. Head on over today and get your Saturn ION Repair Manual.