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Old 10-03-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default What ION do I have, ION-1,2 or 3

What are the differences in these models?

How do I tell what ION I have?

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Old 10-04-2010, 02:37 AM   #2
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Search this forum, this had been talked about to death. The quickest, and only certain way is to look up how to read your vin, and read it.

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Old 10-04-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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Search this forum, this had been talked about to death. The quickest, and only certain way is to look up how to read your vin, and read it.
Tell me the options on your vehicle, including types of seats etc. and the year? Everything....ie, sunroof? info mirror?, power door locks? etc, etc, etc.

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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Most options are available on 2 or3 level, or 1 or 2 level. The only definitive things are stock leather seats mean it's a 3, and unpainted plastic door handles mean it's a 1, otherwise, the vin is the only definitive way to tell.

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Old 10-04-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Most options are available on 2 or3 level, or 1 or 2 level. The only definitive things are stock leather seats mean it's a 3, and unpainted plastic door handles mean it's a 1, otherwise, the vin is the only definitive way to tell.
In Canada, if you order certain options, it will put from 1 to 2 to 3 depending on the options.

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: What ION do I have, ION-1,2 or 3

2003 quad coup ION

electric windows and locks
remote adjustable mirrors (both doors)
rear window defrost
vinyl seats
AM/FM with CD stereo system
steel wheels with hub caps
remote trunk open from drivers seat

without ABS

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:05 PM   #7
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Coupe was NEVER offered as a 1 so you don't have that. Leather or sunroof were not standard on any level. No ION ever came with Vinyl seats so they must be leather. ABS and TC was an option not standard on any ION. No ION 3 came with steel wheels. All ION 3's came with foglamps. Go figure.

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Old 10-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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Coupe was NEVER offered as a 1 so you don't have that. No ION 3 came with steel wheels. All ION 3's came with foglamps. Go figure.
So your guess is an ION-2 if the vehicle wasn't Frankensteined at some point?...

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:18 AM   #9
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2003 quad coup ION

electric windows and locks
remote adjustable mirrors (both doors)
rear window defrost
vinyl seats
AM/FM with CD stereo system
steel wheels with hub caps
remote trunk open from drivers seat

without ABS

thanks for any help
Based just on this, you have a level 2. Some things don't jive though. I would just get the VIN number, go to a GM dealer and see what they say. Or go to a previous Saturn dealer that didn't close, and see if any of the original employees there can help.

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:19 AM   #10
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So your guess is an ION-2 if the vehicle wasn't Frankensteined at some point?...
Hey, I still have the original windows sticker from my car. I will look at it and see what was standard and what was options on my 06 Level 3 coupe.
Stay Tuned.

Ok so here it is. I will list the not so obvious standard items first
Anti lock brakes with traction control
Torsion beam rear suspension(Sucks!)
16" Flangless Alloy wheels
LCD message center(part of radio)
Premium Cloth Upholstery
Air
Am/FM with CD and MP3
Premium speakers
Conv. Package incl. Cruise, Pwr dual outside mirror. lock control and windows w/Rem.
Saturn new vehicle warr 3yr/60 000 complete plus 5yr/100 000 ext. powertrain
Saturn roadside asst.
Now this was all the standard stuff for a level 3 coupe.

Options: Power sun roof.

The only other things would be the information mirror, upgraded stereo and leather seats. Which this doesn't have. I paid 5,500 plus tax on a car that was 20,040 5 years ago. Not bad. So 06 level 3 Ions came pretty loaded.
The power sun roof was a 995.00 option so pretty pricey IMO.
Oh yeah, and a 100 air cond. tax. and 1050 dest. charge. That is all incl. in the 20,040 price before taxes. 15% in Ontario.

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #11
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Hey, I still have the original windows sticker from my car. I will look at it and see what was standard and what was options on my 06 Level 3 coupe.
Stay Tuned.

Ok so here it is. I will list the not so obvious standard items first
Anti lock brakes with traction control
Torsion beam rear suspension(Sucks!)
16" Flangless Alloy wheels
LCD message center(part of radio)
Premium Cloth Upholstery
Air
Am/FM with CD and MP3
Premium speakers
Conv. Package incl. Cruise, Pwr dual outside mirror. lock control and windows w/Rem.
Saturn new vehicle warr 3yr/60 000 complete plus 5yr/100 000 ext. powertrain
Saturn roadside asst.
Now this was all the standard stuff for a level 3 coupe.

Options: Power sun roof.

The only other things would be the information mirror, upgraded stereo and leather seats. Which this doesn't have. I paid 5,500 plus tax on a car that was 20,040 5 years ago. Not bad. So 06 level 3 Ions came pretty loaded.
The power sun roof was a 995.00 option so pretty pricey IMO.
Oh yeah, and a 100 air cond. tax. and 1050 dest. charge. That is all incl. in the 20,040 price before taxes. 15% in Ontario.
I should add the Preferred Equipment Group 1SL:
5 speed Manual Transmission

Additional Ion.3 Standard Equipment:

Ecotec 2.4L DOHC Engine
16" Machined Finish Aluminum Wheels
P205/55R-16"Tires
Sport Suspension(sucks!)
Anti-Lock Brake System With Traction Control
Rear Spoiler
AM/FM Stereo With CD/Mp3,Auto Tone & Radio Data System
Coaxial Seaker System (4)

Ext. Pacific Blue
Int. Ebony

So that is how it is listed.

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Old 10-05-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
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I should add the Preferred Equipment Group 1SL:
5 speed Manual Transmission

Additional Ion.3 Standard Equipment:

Ecotec 2.4L DOHC Engine
16" Machined Finish Aluminum Wheels
P205/55R-16"Tires
Sport Suspension(sucks!)
Anti-Lock Brake System With Traction Control
Rear Spoiler
AM/FM Stereo With CD/Mp3,Auto Tone & Radio Data System
Coaxial Seaker System (4)

Ext. Pacific Blue
Int. Ebony

So that is how it is listed.
One more standard feature not listed in my windows sticker is fog lamps.
I just went over the list and it isn't there. Strange. The VIN on my windows sticker is correct, so I don't know what else is not there that should be. As I said, I left a lot of obvous things of like the engine and tranny.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:20 PM   #13
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ABS/TC was part of the Enhanced Performance pkg "OPTION" that also included the 2.4L engine. So again ABS & TC are not standard equipment on the ION 3.

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Old 10-05-2010, 05:03 PM   #14
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Neither is the 2.4 as he implied

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #15
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and still, abs/traction control are not standard on any ION. no matter what number you put behind it.

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:26 AM   #16
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ABS/TC was part of the Enhanced Performance pkg "OPTION" that also included the 2.4L engine. So again ABS & TC are not standard equipment on the ION 3.
You are making an assumtion here and yes, in Canada, the 2.4L engine is the only engine on the L3's for 06 and 07. If I have to photocopy my windshield sticker, I can for all you unbelievers.

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The USA and canada are two different things, the physics even seen to work differently. In the USA, it was a package, as an option.

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Old 10-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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Who's talking about canadah

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Who's talking about canadah
It's Canada! lol!
And I was talking about it . I am from Canada, and things are a wee bit different here, like car options. Go figure. Like I was trying to say, a 2006 Level 3 Ion Quade Coupe has no option for engine. You will get the 2.4L variable valve timing. Period. And aluminum wheels, and.... Well you get the picture.

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Canada, canadia, whatever, I'm from right by it, and it produces some interesting people.

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