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Hey guy, I am in the market for a new car. I currently own a 94' Taurus S-H-O. Anyways I have my 2 choice narrowed down between a Redline and an SRT-4. I cant decide which one I want though. I found out they are stopping production of the SRT4 in Sept. of this year to make a new platform(they are ditching the neon). My question is, how long is Saturn gonna produce the Redline? Have there been any talks of stopping production yet? Any info you guys could give me on the car would be great :D
 

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just came out, they probobly won't stop production until the ion isn't in production, as long as sales keep up, but considering nobody knows about them, well few do, sales should pick up, considering word of mouth seems to be spreading VERY fast
 

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I'd say go buck wild & get the Redline. The SRT is faster but less refined, and the Ion probably wouldn't attract as much police attention. My buddy had an 89 SHO (he's in the army) and he's coming home tonight, it'll be his first time seeing my Redline.
 

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i was in the same decison anout two weeks ago. after testing both and checking into insurance and finacing on bot trust me the redline was the way to go. the srt is much more to insure. also the redline is so much more civilized inside and out. much smoother handles better not such a harsh ride and everthing that can be done with a srt has been so many people have them and are making huge numbers with them. the redline or at least ion will be around for a while and the 2.0 ecotec will probably be around even longer knowing gm. so give it time there will be no lack of parts soon. we are working on a turbo conversion now. psi-fi is working on twincharing it. i just got word there will be another company offering a turbo setup for it. stuff is coming. buy it enjoy it stock for a little the go nuts. but really go drive both you will see what i mean. the srt is slightly faster but after driving them you will understand
 

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The ION will be produced at least through the 2006 model year in it's current form. Then production of Saturn cars is supposed to move out of Spring Hill. No more plastic panels. :(
 

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It all depends on what's important to you. I think zfactor put it pretty well there, covered all the important points.

I think you will get biased opinion here, have you tried the same post in the SRT forum and see what they say?
 

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RedlinedSHO said:
Hey guy, I am in the market for a new car. I currently own a 94' Taurus S-H-O. Anyways I have my 2 choice narrowed down between a Redline and an SRT-4. I cant decide which one I want though. I found out they are stopping production of the SRT4 in Sept. of this year to make a new platform(they are ditching the neon). My question is, how long is Saturn gonna produce the Redline? Have there been any talks of stopping production yet? Any info you guys could give me on the car would be great :D
I like mine. I would get it quick, if I were you. You won't regret it.
 

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2006 is the last ION, so I would assume Proiduction ends in 06
Where have you heard that?!
 

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haunter said:
2006 is the last ION, so I would assume Proiduction ends in 06
Um..no. They will be built in 07, except they will be steel instead of polymer. I'm not sure, but I thought I heard 08 is the end of the ion.
 

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Actually there was a post someone that worked for the GM plant said they will be stopping production of the ION in 06, just a shame to I LOVE MY RUBBERMAID ROCKET!!!!!
 

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Actually there was a post someone that worked for the GM plant said they will be stopping production of the ION in 06, just a shame to I LOVE MY RUBBERMAID ROCKET!!!!!
My dad works for Saturn corp. and what I previously said is what he told me. The ION will be around next year, just all steel.
 

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I was under the impression that they're just moving the production to a different place, not ending the line...
 

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spoke to a friend at gm racing. he said the ion will be around for 07 but as others have said without the plastic panels. apperently gm has been planning this for a while for staurn . WHY?? take away something that sells the car to so many people i love my car for this exact reason????? so do so many other people i know that own saturns.
 

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I know, GM people are idiots. YES THATS RIGHT YOU GM GUYS READING RIGHT NOW. The plastic panels are what make this car what it is. The 1/4 mile times are going to drop for 1 and for to no one can get angry at there cars any more and kick them without actually doing damage. GM is going to lose ALOT of money in my opinion. I'll always own a saturn My next car will be the sky and if I ever start a family in a few years I'll own a saturv vue or a relay.
 

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D3XXFR said:
I know, GM people are idiots. YES THATS RIGHT YOU GM GUYS READING RIGHT NOW. The plastic panels are what make this car what it is. The 1/4 mile times are going to drop for 1 and for to no one can get angry at there cars any more and kick them without actually doing damage. GM is going to lose ALOT of money in my opinion. I'll always own a saturn My next car will be the sky and if I ever start a family in a few years I'll own a saturv vue or a relay.
Why a vue or relay I have a family and we just decided to buy two redlines instead. lol
 

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D3XXFR said:
I know, GM people are idiots. YES THATS RIGHT YOU GM GUYS READING RIGHT NOW. The plastic panels are what make this car what it is.
Blame the asswipes who cried and whined over the years to Saturn about thermal expansion (edpanding and contracig of polymer pannels due to the temperature) and fit. Oh and I'm sure GM has a big part in it to cut costs.
 

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Like Matt said, if people were buying the Saturns, and not worrying about the size of panel gaps, there would be no problems. People aren't, look at the troll we get... first insults always involve some sort of knock on the plastic. People are sheep man, they think plastic is unsafe. GM let Saturn do its own thing, and Saturn got stomped. So now, they're 'bringing the back into the fold'.... The Relays are already metal panels...
 

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Watch in a few years Toyota and Honda will adapt polymer pannels onto their cars, and the automotive media will call it innovative.
 
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