Video The Supercharged Saturn ION Redline Was Hilarious

Video ✅ The Saturn ION Redline was a weird one. During the late era of the Dodge Neon SRT4 the supercharged Cobalt SS came onto the scene -with it’s step child brother – Surprisingly, Saturn ION Redline is one of the most affordable tuner cars on the used market today. Living in the shadow of it’s Chevy brother was the Saturn ION Redline really worth producing? The Saturn ION Redline we are driving today makes somehwere between 280-300HP and has bolt ons from ZZPerformance, full exhaust, different TVS Supercharger, and feels incredibly light. So what happened to the legacy of the ION Redline? Let’s talk about it. ✅ The Supercharged Saturn ION Redline Was Hilarious

⏩ Video content: The Supercharged Saturn ION Redline Was Hilarious

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ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the
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now a little bit ago I drove the
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turbocharged Chevy Cobalt SS where I
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actually had a lot of really good things
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to say about it it was it was my first
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time driving the turbo SS and I had a
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really fantastic time and it was in the
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rain so it made it a little bit crazy
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but today I I am in basically the
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predecessor in some ways there was two
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different Cobalt SS’s one was a
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supercharged version with an Eaton
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supercharger but then Chevy’s contract
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with
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expired so then they went to a
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turbocharged model which is kind of
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known as the faster version of the
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kobold SS now why am I mentioning the
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Cobalt SS when I’m driving the Saturn
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Ion Redline
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because it’s basically the same car
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before we get started what would you own
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the kobold SS or the Saturn Ion Redline
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let me know in the comment section below
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now the Scion Ion Redline is the
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supercharged Cobalt SS in a different
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skin a different interior different
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exterior headlights all that good stuff
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honestly the Saturn Ion Redline in the
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front I think is an absolute looker I
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think it looks much more aggressive than
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the quibbled SS up front I will say that
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this car being what it is was really
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weird and let’s just talk about Saturn
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as a brand at the time Saturn was
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basically on its last leg during these
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years and they were just carbon copies
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of
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this one seemed very unique because of
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kind of what it represented it was like
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wait
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they finally built like a faster Saturn
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for once you know don’t get me wrong
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there was the Saturn Sky Redline as well
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but when I think of a quick performance
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Saturn this is probably the first thing
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I think of especially because it didn’t
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have a million bits of Chrome on it
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that’s another thing the kobold SS as we
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talked about in the last video was kind
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of America’s answer to the tuner car era
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the Boost data four cylinders whether it
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was turboed or supercharged this is a
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TVs supercharger on it with full exhaust
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all the way from the header it also has
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the zzp coilovers zzp is actually a
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great company to get aftermarket parts
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from if you’re in the Ecotech kind of
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world they’re kind of like my number one
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recommendation for sure so this thing
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has full suspension all the way down to
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the adjustable end links the engine bay
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of this is extremely clean I really like
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the engine bay of this the blower sits
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right there up front front and center
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and it kind of reminds me of like a
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Jackson race seen supercharger set up on
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a Honda or something along those lines I
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like the look of the Saturn Ion a lot I
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like the wing like the headlights the
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side profile is pretty good this one
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with all the mods makes somewhere
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between 280 to 300 horsepower if you’re
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lucky so all Ecotec fans out there I’m
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not going to commit to a number just
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letting you know
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okay Power Band is very smooth the turbo
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one is a lot more like intense now the
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turbo SS was definitely easier to make
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power out of but the supercharged one
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had that really intense character right
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the supercharger wine the instantaneous
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torque
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as soon as you get on the throttle on
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this thing it’s ready to go
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you
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also this has the Cobalt SS Brembo
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brakes I knew I recognized them but
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having the Brembo brakes adds a lot more
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confidence to getting on the Saturn Ion
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Redline one big thing I want to talk
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about the Saturn Ion Redline is the
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interior now it is definitely a 2000s GM
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interior it’s pretty much all hard
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plastics we got the ion logo with this
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kind of
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weird brushed aluminum colored center
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console thing but the number one thing
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with this is the gauges are off center
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so looking down he has a gauge pod for
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his afrs and stuff like that but
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directly in front of you there’s nothing
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there’s nothing there you have to look
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over to the side to look at the
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tachometer which is all the way on the
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right and then the speedo in the middle
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then your fuel gauge and tip gauge on
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the left aesthetically it has kind of
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this like futuristic feeling to it but
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conveniently I think it kind of takes
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your eyes off the road in a very
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peculiar way because you’re kind of
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turning your head like this if you’re
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shifting gears really fast and you want
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to look at the RPM gauge and you’re
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looking over here it’s definitely
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something to get used to this does have
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a five-speed manual transmission
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foreign
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I mean that’s just really neat and also
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it sits right next to your leg it’s kind
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of an interesting position usually
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nowadays the more modern cars you’ll
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have more of an elevated position where
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the shifter is this is down low similar
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to the SRT4 now I love comparing the
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kobold SS because I always consider the
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SS to be kind of the spiritual successor
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to the SRT4 I feel like the Cobalt SS
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was overall a nicer car and honestly I
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think the Ecotec power plant is a little
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bit more
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ferocious out of the box but the SRT4 as
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I stated in the last video I feel as
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though has more of like a cool Factor it
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has more of that legendary status
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unfortunately the kobold SS I don’t
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think has that same status when somebody
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mentions an SRT4 they go oh watch out
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for that big turbo SRT4 right you don’t
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know what’s under that hood the kobold
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SS they’re a little bit more unassuming
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people didn’t take them as seriously I
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don’t think that’s just from my
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perspective unless you learned the hard
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way against a bolt-on Cobalt that says
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back in the early 2010s or so right
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foreign
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that’s so rad
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it’s so different okay I really did not
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think it was gonna feel as different as
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it does
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compared to the turbocharged one it
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feels a lot different I mean it’s like a
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completely different car turbo one has
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this like torque steer like ferocity to
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it this one has that great supercharger
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wine that’s just in the background dead
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straight and just like the Cobalt SS
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these are very affordable performance
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cars you can get these for an absolute
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bargain in the used Market especially
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before the world ended but tone wise
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Tech has always been much less raspy
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less ricey per se than say a lot of the
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Imports that have four cylinders as well
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but you know Force induction always
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helps with that let’s also talk about
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one very unique aspect of the Saturn and
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that is the back doors it has suicide
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doors on it very similar to something
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you’d find unlike an RX-8 or something
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it’s really interesting because it’s
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pretty roomy to get in the back I’m not
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saying it’s a back seat of a hot hatch
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or something but you can get in and out
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pretty easily now your leg room isn’t
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going to be the best but still it has a
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functional back seat I’ve rinned in the
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back of it before believe it or not and
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it wasn’t too bad I keep having this
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habit of looking down to look at my
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attack and Speedo and everything
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it’s just not there let’s also talk
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about the seats the seats in the Saturn
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Ion Redline have no right being as good
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as they are very similar to the kobold
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SS which had the really nice cloth seats
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these leather recaros are leather
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recaros like how how did GM convince
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them another really funny thing about
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the red line is that it’s very
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inconspicious
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without the wing on it you would have
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absolutely no idea that this was deemed
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a performance car it just looks like
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you’re some kid who’s a ricer so one one
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thing is too is first gear is actually
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kind of Jumpy because basically it’s
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just ready to rock at all times right it
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has this kind of buck factor to it but
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kind of makes it kind of fun at the same
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time knowing that you have that
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instantaneous power the turn in is
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really nice uh it’s very predictable I
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know exactly what I want the car to do
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and it just does it
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um
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looking over for your RPM gauge is so
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weird I still am not used to it because
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I feel like okay it wasn’t as
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you think of an issue as I thought it’s
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gonna be
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but it’s still pretty weird I feel like
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this is unsafe looking over here if I
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had a Morsi time in it would probably
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make more sense it’s not the highest
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revving four cylinder ever but it gets
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the job done
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steering wheel is like this four spoke
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looking thing definitely like the Cobalt
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that says his wheel a lot more in my
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opinion
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foreign
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I actually have had a really good time
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driving this car the Cobalt SS turbo is
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definitely a more advanced car I would
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say overall when it comes to r d and
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development and stuff and the ferocity
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of the engine however this car is just
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as fun but in a different way it’s not
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so much about the horsepower but the
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driver feel and the kind of the emotion
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it gives you when you hear the blur
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going and you hear the blower screaming
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when you’re slipping Tire it’s just
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fantastic well when it comes to
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forgotten sporty cars this is probably
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the top of the list of the past decade
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in my opinion it just shows that Saturn
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at one point had a real shot at doing
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more performance cars and they just
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couldn’t do it I mean financially they
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couldn’t do it it didn’t make much sense
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as a brand because Saturn was always
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known as the affordable car and the Ion
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Redline was just kind of a black deep in
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the grand scheme of things before the
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brand was dissolved entirely so on that
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note huge thanks to Joseph for letting
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me drive this car and I upload on
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Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays and I
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will see you guys next time take it easy
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have a wonderful day goodbye
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