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Old 05-31-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Ion year by year specifications sticky?

Would anyone like to see a sticky of Ion specs/changes by model year? I'm thinking about items like transmission options, interior and exterior colors, the seat and steering wheel change, wheel photos, etc. RPO codes would be nice too.

Something like this is what I was thinking
TRANSMISSIONS
5spd. Manual, M86, 2003 - 2007, Sedan & Coupe, 2.2L only
5spd. Manual, MU3, 2004 - 2007, Redline Coupe, 2.0L SC only
5spd. Auto, ???, 2003 - ????, Sedan only
Vti Auto, ???, 2003 - ????, Coupe only
4spd Auto, MN5, 200? - 2007, Sedan & Coupe

COLORS
Cranberry, ???, 2003, Sedan only
Berry Red, 63U, 200? - 200? Sedan only
Chili Pepper Red, 74U, 200? - 200?, Coupe only
Black Onyx, 41U, 2003 - 2007
Pacific Blue, 91U, 2005 - 2007
Electric Blue, ???, 200? - 2004
Electric Lime, ???, 200? - 200?, Coupe only
Orange ???, 2003, Coupe only
Fusion Orange, 55U, 2006 - 2007, Coupe only
Golden Wheat, ???, 200? - 200?, Sedan only
Golden Cashmere 15U, 2006 - 2007, Sedan only
Polar White, 50U, 200? - 200?
Rain Forest Green ???, 200? - 200?, Sedan only
Cypress Green 32U, 2006 - 2007, Sedan only
Silver Nickel 13U, 200? - 200?
Silver Blue ???, 2003
Storm Grey 88U, 200? - 200?

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
2004
Revised interior grains & gloss levels, bezel & I/P colors, fabrics on uplevel models. EPS recalibrated. Additional sound deadening. 5spd Auto and Vti calibration changes. New MP3 radios with XM available. Body color roof rails standard all models. Special edition model. Redline introduced.

2005
Quiet steel. Redesigned steering wheel (as on Redline), Redesigned seats. ....

2006
2.4L introduced in performance package. New radios with aux inputs. ...



Unfortuntately I don't have all the information but collectively we probably do. The factory brochures would be a good start. Too bad I didn't have the foresight to download the electronic specifications for each year when they were posted. Previous years are not available on the Saturn site. I got the idea for this thread looking at a PDF of the 06 specs. Its 29 pages but only 142K (heavy on info and only a photos of wheels and radios). Some info is available in archived news releases but you have to dig to find it.

So what do you think? Worth doing? If we could find all the PDF files could we just post them here?

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Old 06-02-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ion year by year specifications sticky?

That would be nice history for people looking at used IONs etc...
I bet there are people out there with the information.
Just getting them to post it might be tough.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ion year by year specifications sticky?

youre missing two very important changes.

The intake sensor, and the throttle.

05+ have a different sensor, and are drive-by-wire

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Old 06-03-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ion year by year specifications sticky?

My post was just an example of the types of info people might be interested in. I'm sure there's alot more that should be added and I didn't even attempt to research all the press releases on this site. The question was should a resource like this be compiled? So far I'd say it's a lukewarm reaction and probably not worth doing.

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