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Forum: Vue General 07-06-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By benpatient
end 'o' the VUE

I haven't been here in a while, so this may be old news, but I didn't see any posts about it here.

There is a 90% chance that 2007 will be the last year of VUE production.

the ION move is just...
Forum: Ion General 05-09-2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By benpatient
Re: TSB for hazey headlights.

I couldn't get them to replace my VERY foggy headlight covers even when my ION was under warranty. They just keep getting worse...it's obvious that the problem is directly related to the "always on"...
Forum: Ion General 08-23-2004, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By benpatient
saw a medium red 05 ion 3 sedan yesterday at...

saw a medium red 05 ion 3 sedan yesterday at church.

looks very nice, imho, except for the headlight inserts...

the new -3 rims look good. the new little strip that runs along the outside of...
Forum: Ion General 08-04-2004, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By benpatient
do any aftermarket ones happen to fit? I know the...

do any aftermarket ones happen to fit? I know the ones from my 17" Porsche rims don't, but they have a place already, anyway. ;)

I painted my center caps black/red a long time ago (see gallery),...
Forum: Ion General 08-04-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By benpatient
but most all dealers wouldn't rather take a...

but most all dealers wouldn't rather take a 22,000 dollar hit when they get sued for breaking a contract... :)
Forum: Ion General 08-02-2004, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,354
Posted By benpatient
Bob Lutz is the bean counter. he just plays...

Bob Lutz is the bean counter.

he just plays it off like he's a hero.
Forum: Ion General 06-30-2004, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By benpatient
you'll have a tough time telling that to Porsche....

you'll have a tough time telling that to Porsche.

their 911s all have 4 seats and only two of them (the most racing-focused, at that) are called GTs.

Their 2 seat supercar is called the...
Forum: Ion Red Line 06-21-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By benpatient
psh...the CV interceptors aren't as impressive as...

psh...the CV interceptors aren't as impressive as the cops want you to think. it is all in the ability of the driver...and generally cops are pretty capable drivers.

a CV PI and the average sports...
Forum: Ion General 06-17-2004, 04:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,858
Posted By benpatient
i must say, it is funny to hear a 03 4 cylinder...

i must say, it is funny to hear a 03 4 cylinder Vue owner complaining about the ION being underpowered and poorly constructed and loud.

My roommate has a 04 AWD V6 VUE and he is joking more and...
Forum: Ion General 06-09-2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By benpatient
OhioVueBoy, i'm guessing you're driving a 5 speed...

OhioVueBoy, i'm guessing you're driving a 5 speed auto, right?

your opinion of the ION's 2.2 would be different with the manual...as would, i bet, your foot-room opinion. Not many people i know...
Forum: Ion General 06-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By benpatient
Porsche's carbon fiber high performance...

Porsche's carbon fiber high performance masterpiece also has a 610hp V10 in it.

and probably the most advanced suspension system ever created.

and rear tires nearly double the width of the ION...
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-26-2004, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By benpatient
went and spent some time in the RL yesterday....

went and spent some time in the RL yesterday. Quite nice.

Not enough to convince me that i should trade in my 03, though. not even close.

fun? yup. cool? yup. worth 27000 dollars (what my loan...
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-25-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By benpatient
let me put it to you this way: My 03 ION 3...

let me put it to you this way:

My 03 ION 3 sedan has leather, adv. audio, ABS/TC, power everything and CD/Cass and a 5 speed. The Kelley Blue Book trade in is 9000 dollars BEFORE you consider the...
Forum: Ion General 05-24-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By benpatient
i love driving through there. Last time i went to...

i love driving through there. Last time i went to virginia, went that way just for fun, even though it took longer.

it was foggy, too....i was in a caravan with a couple of other cars, one of...
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-11-2004, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,726
Posted By benpatient
ionquad2, i'd like to take you for a ride in my...

ionquad2, i'd like to take you for a ride in my ION3 sedan at 125mph

ionquad2, i'd like to take you for a ride in my ION3 sedan at 125mph

ionquad2, i'd like to take you for a ride in my ION3...
Forum: Ion General 04-26-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,530
Posted By benpatient
turbo, as you should know, that much of a...

turbo, as you should know, that much of a difference in the final drive ratio will have a huge impact on how each of those gears "feels" and performs.
as to whether or not it's the L series...
Forum: Ion Red Line 04-23-2004, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By benpatient
oh intend to get a test drive while i'm waiting...

oh intend to get a test drive while i'm waiting for my car to be serviced next weekend...being an hour from spring hill, i'm sure they'll have something by then...
Forum: Ion General 03-08-2004, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By benpatient
i finally got nailed a couple months ago going...

i finally got nailed a couple months ago going well over 100 in a 65 (night time in texas on the interstate is apparently 65 mph...sucky thing to discover at 2 AM when there are literally no other...
Forum: Ion General 03-08-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By benpatient
i believe letalis drives an ION. I believe he...

i believe letalis drives an ION. I believe he intended to say "rear deck spoiler" or "ground effects kit" when he said "bumper."

Who knows.

I DO know that dropping into 3rd in an ION @ 80-90mph...
Forum: Ion General 01-13-2004, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By benpatient
well, it's not exactly "spontaneous" if you...

well, it's not exactly "spontaneous" if you expose it to high levels of concentrated heat for an extended period of time, now is it? More like "slow out of the gate but look out when i get going"...
Forum: Ion General 12-31-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By benpatient
according to saturn, and from what I've seen, the...

according to saturn, and from what I've seen, the affinities on the ION 1 and 2 are the exact same tire. The ION 3's tires are wider and obviously for bigger wheels. They are more aggressive, and...
Forum: Ion General 12-31-2003, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By benpatient
It's available at www.adobe.com :)

It's available at www.adobe.com


:)
Forum: Ion General 12-31-2003, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By benpatient
if it gets any worse, take it in and have it...

if it gets any worse, take it in and have it looked at. my rotors were slightly warped after about 4K miles, and they turned them for free...fixed my shuddering...
Forum: Ion General 12-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By benpatient
you can't tell anything at all from that interior...

you can't tell anything at all from that interior shot. Wait till you sit in one before you say it looks like an Audi interior. I will go so far as to say there's not a chance of that.

go to the...
Forum: Ion General 12-30-2003, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By benpatient
current odometer reads 24,500. Current...

current odometer reads 24,500. Current squeak/rattle is this: Clutch pedal squeaks.

I'm getting the oil changed tomorrow so i should be able to get that fixed then.

I've noticed that my dash...
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