You Need This: Supercharged Saturn Ion Redline Just $1600 OBO

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Aug 25, 2017 | Saturn

This 2004 Saturn Ion Redline has 164,000 miles on the body and 86,000 on the engine. The bad news, though: needs a head gasket.

Save one of our Challenge regulars by purchasing it before he does, okay?

Here’s the original ad copy:

Hi , I’m selling my 2004 saturn ion redline, it has 164k miles on the body and 86k on engine and transmission ( engine has a bad head gasket ), the outside is on good condition , interior is clean .

2 rear new tires . Rear calipers, rotors and brake pads were changed last summer . Dual pass endplate Option B H/E I have a tune pcm , 60Lb injectors and small S/C pulley 2.8 ( for extra horse power… not installed ). It has a nice pioneer head unit with Bluetooth and nice sound system. Sun roof . 6k new on cluth . 5 speed manual transmission .

The car still runs with bad head gasket . Txt for more info … thank you!!! $1600 o.b.o

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Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/26/17 10:47 a.m.

205 hp 200 ftlbs stock, looks like some nice mods to install including that pulley!

Don't think they had an LSD factory, but it uses the same basic trans as Saab 9-5s, which have a ton of cheap torsen type lsds floating around on eBay.

Double_Wishbone
Double_Wishbone Reader
8/26/17 11:02 a.m.

I like them a lot, I think they are pretty comparable in setup to the Cobalt SS. From what I understand the suspension is set up pretty well right out of the box. I don't know too much about that powertrain though...is a head gasket failure common on these engines at 86,000 mi?

Trackmouse
Trackmouse SuperDork
8/26/17 5:05 p.m.

This is a crazy good deal. I'd love to pick this up. Do the head gasket and this thing at least doubles its resale value.

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