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Old 08-10-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Not to think it is worth alot of money. But I just bought a 04 ION3 QUAD Coupe with leather, sunroof and a 5 speed ? Any others out there I have seen alot of autos like this.

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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they are very nice cars but not that rare.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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I had the same thinking when I owned my Ion. It was a 2004 Saturn Ion 3 Sedan with the "Special Edition" options package. Included special wheels, and two-toned leather interior. A very nice car, not like any other Ion I had ever once seen. Even moreso because it was a 5spd manual.

Thinking it was worth so much I paid slightly more than I should have, and the non-existent rarity of the vehicle did not help me in the end.

It was a great car, but I bought it under the impression that it was a special, limited production options package. It was, but wasn't worth much to anyone.

Sounds like you have a nice vehicle. The Ion with leather does seem like a pretty upscale vehicle for the price.

Enjoy it, but don't be surprised when the resale value problem plagues your Ion as it did mine, as well as others.

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Old 08-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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I have all of that, but mine is a Ion 2 quad.
Resale on mine is still slightly higher than I paid for it, bit not much......

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have all of that, but mine is a Ion 2 quad.
Resale on mine is still slightly higher than I paid for it, bit not much......
Really? Was it aftermarket leather? Leather wasn't an option on Ion 2 QCs.

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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Really? Was it aftermarket leather? Leather wasn't an option on Ion 2 QCs.
I don't know. It looks like the normal 2 tone leather that I have seen before, and no Identifying tags stick out. If it is aftermarket, then someone did a darn good job of installing it.

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I don't know. It looks like the normal 2 tone leather that I have seen before, and no Identifying tags stick out. If it is aftermarket, then someone did a darn good job of installing it.
3 ways to determine if you have an Ion2 or an Ion3.

1. Do you have foglights? If yes, 3, if no, 2.
2. Is your cluster background silver? If yes 3, if black, 2.
3. Do you have the "lego" wheels? If yes, 3, if no, 2.

This is assuming your car is stock.

I'm thinking it's truely an Ion 3.

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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no fogs, white on black gauges, and i am not sure about the wheels. I'll post pics in the morning.

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no fogs, white on black gauges, and i am not sure about the wheels. I'll post pics in the morning.
You are right, it's an Ion2. I stand corrected. Very cool, however.

Maybe someone had them installed and/or special orered or something like that.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:23 AM   #10
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I see, you have a '04 Ion 2 QC with Sport package. The sport package included the wheels like the 3 only without the + in the middle. Also, a sunroof. This was only available with a manual transmission.

The seats that you have are not stock. It looks as if an aftermarket leather kit was installed, very nicely I might add. That's one very nice looking Ion you've got there! Now, just make sure you condition that leather so it doesn't crack.

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Yup, it gets conditioned with Meguire's once a month.

The Ion isn't too bad. Its the Navigator that takes forever to condition.

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Yup, it gets conditioned with Meguire's once a month.

The Ion isn't too bad. Its the Navigator that takes forever to condition.
I use Meguire's leather conditioner as well. Works very well.

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