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Old 02-27-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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90k Focus or 94K Ion Redline

Which would you pick for similar car payments? My current car (06 Focus, 90k miles, some nice options... SAP, sunroof, heated seats, tint, rims... Ive owned this car since it was NEW) or a 2006 Saturn Ion Coupe Redline, (Supercharged 205 hp, leather, sunroof, 94k miles)

Dont get me wrong, I like my car... but I wish I had something with a little more get up and go. Also, my car has SOOOOO many rattles its fricken stupid. It has a CONSTANT buzzing noise in the dash driving. It will NOT go away, no matter what I do. Seems like I would have to pull the dash to find it. (Way to go Ford on the quality here... really making me NOT want another Ford)

Just wondering what your opinions are here. I dont know much about this Saturn... I test drove it at work, and it seems like a really nice car. Quite a bit faster feeling than my car.


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Old 02-27-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile Lol, because your complaining about certain problems...but then your considering a saturn ion. Kinda like someone complaining they are short of breath all the time from being out of shape....but then they start smoking cigarettes.

Maybe the best thing to do is find a new favorite radio station. Better idea.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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all i can say is what company is still around ?
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:54 AM   #4
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Ion resale is pretty bad, and poor aftermarket support for supercharged Eco-tec. Good thing is parts are shared with Cobalts.

I say stick with Ford, fix your car. BTW, my '09 has zero rattles. The 2008-11 may not be as beloved with 'Focus enthusiasts', but Ford got the bugs out of them compared to the 'futuristic' 2000-04's.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:41 AM   #5
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u think your focus has quality issues... what are u gunna do when one of those dent resistant panels shatters??? (seen it happen) or your headliner carpeting doesnt adhere anymore and drops??? (seen it happen) or your dash board warps?? (seen it happen) i could keep listing things forever but rattles happen man. id rather see you trade UP than down which is what youd be doing...
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:41 AM   #6
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keep you focus, save up and 2012 focus is way to go!!
You know what is wrong with the focus, what have been done and other little stuff.
I would risk running into another car that is as old and you have no idea what has been done, how it has been taken car of.

You big advantage with the focus is you owned this car since it was NEW.

You are just getting bored with it...
Think of something to do so you will be in love with the focus again!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:04 AM   #7
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Man, non-stop buzzing- I'd be pulling parts to find that. It might be as simple as a wire rubbing on the warning buzzer hot. Put up a thread in Tech Chat about that. I remember someone having similar issues who found that it was a relay in the fuse box inside. On our cars that would be on the driver's side behind the CD storage compartment. I think there is a How-To on unplugging the warning buzzer or dinger if you prefer.
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Yeaah..just fix your Focus. Turbo or Supercharge it with a tune and there you go.
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