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Old 06-26-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Happy I have seen 2006 IONs!

Several of them in fact! I'll try and get pics up at some point.
Here's what looks different:

-The rear spoiler on the Quad Coupe.3 now seems to be an option again.
-The alloys on the 2 and 3 are very sharp.
-3 models with the Performance package look the same externally, save for a little "2.4" badge near the trunklid keyhole. It's about the size of the ION badge.
-Gauges look the same as the '05 models.
-The new radio is bigger than the previous ones and as such the center dash panel is redesigned to accomodate it.
-The HVAC controls are redesigned, and have no curvy round cutouts for them; they have a new font and a squarer opening around them.
-The new front cupholders are two same size circlels with a cutout between them, presumably for a mug handle or something.
-The little blank space in front of the cupholders/below the HVAC controls on 03-05 models is I'd say about half the size. The center console is now streamlined with the panel, so it flows up into the center dash for a cleaner look.
-Shift knobs look the same.
-Seats, steering wheel, etc. are the same.
-I think that's about it.

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Old 06-26-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Oh, and they were at Saturn of Cary. There were a LOT of them.

And I forgot to add that I don't think the center interchangeable bezels will work in 03-05 cars.

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Old 06-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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Does anyone know about the performace of the 2.4, I know it has 170 hp but does it really seam faster with the added weight of a bigger engine. anyway just wundering.

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Old 06-26-2005, 08:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: I have seen 2006 IONs!

2.2 to 2.4 can't add much weight at all. Sure, the 2.4 has variable valve timing and other goodies, but they can't add enough weight to make a difference.

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I have only seen about 300 IONs... wish I could see that many!

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Old 06-27-2005, 02:52 AM   #6
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Default Re: I have seen 2006 IONs!

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I have only seen about 300 IONs... wish I could see that many!
I feel like you owe us an apology for that one. Just teasing.

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Old 06-27-2005, 08:37 AM   #7
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I have only seen about 300 IONs... wish I could see that many!
Yeah, as I was waiting for the thread to load I thought "hmm, that title looks kinda like I counted over two-thousand ION's.

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