Used Car of the Day: 2006 Saturn Ion Redline

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2006 saturn ion redline

Saturn made just 260 2006 Saturn Ion Redlines in the color red, and today's UCOTD is one of them.

According to the seller, this car has been well-maintained and runs and drives well.

It's a manual with a sunroof. It has Recaro seats, A/C, and cruise control and the only flaws seem to be a crack in the dash and some cosmetic issues, such as a worn seat. It apparently also needs some paint.

As a reminder, these cars had a 205-horsepower supercharged four-cylinder and a rear spoiler. Saturn built 5,827 between 2004 and 2007.

This one can be yours for $5,900.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Tassos Tassos on Jul 14, 2023

    Tim may believe that Saturn is the most wanted brand in the US

    Guess again, Tim:

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Jul 14, 2023

    When these came out, along with the Cobalt and HHR SS, the auto press was GaGa over 200+ HP and better handling. I was daily'ing a Focus SVT and was intrigued by the torquey boosted EcoTec, so I drove a Cobalt and HHR SS at the local Chevy store ( no consideration given to the goofy and ugly Saturn with the stupid half door). What a disappointment. A Chevy Cobalt with 200 HP is just a faster POS. The same crap interior, awful fit and finish and terrible driving dynamics. The manual shifter felt like a stick in a bowl of Oatmeal. I hated it, the dealer knew so and immediate said they'll knock 5k off sticker. No thanks. I drove away in the Focus lamenting it's total lack of low-end torque but otherwise pretty happy to have it. Never gave one of these a second thought and zero interest in this one.

  • Redapple2 Cadillac and racing. Boy those 2 go together dont they? What a joke. Up there with opening a coffee shop in NYC. EvilGM be clowning. Again.
  • Jbltg Rear bench seat does not match the front buckets. What's up?
  • Theflyersfan The two Louisville truck plants are still operating, but not sure for how much longer. I have a couple of friends who work at a manufacturing company in town that makes cooling systems for the trucks built here. And they are on pins and needles wondering if or when they get the call to not go back to work because there are no trucks being made. That's what drives me up the wall with these strikes. The auto workers still get a minimum amount of pay even while striking, but the massive support staff that builds components, staffs temp workers, runs the logistics, etc, ends up with nothing except the bare hope that the state's crippled unemployment system can help them keep afloat. In a city where shipping (UPS central hub and they almost went on strike on August 1) and heavy manufacturing (GE Appliance Park and the Ford plants) keeps tens of thousands of people employed, plus the support companies, any prolonged shutdown is a total disaster for the city as well. UAW members - you're not getting a 38% raise right away. That just doesn't happen. Start a little lower and end this. And then you can fight the good fight against the corner office staff who make millions for being in meetings all day.
  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )
  • Thehyundaigarage Yes, Canadian market vehicles have had immobilizers mandated by transport Canada since around 2001.In the US market, some key start Toyotas and Nissans still don’t have immobilizers. The US doesn’t mandate immobilizers or daytime running lights, but they mandate TPMS, yet canada mandates both, but couldn’t care less about TPMS. You’d think we’d have universal standards in North America.