2004 Saturn ION Car Insurance Cost – 6 Ideas for Best Prices

Want lower insurance coverage rates? Drivers have lots of choices when trying to find the lowest priced Saturn ION insurance. You can either waste hours calling around trying to get quotes or save time using the internet to compare rates.

There are more efficient ways to shop for insurance coverage and you need to know the proper way to compare rates on a Saturn and locate the cheapest rates from both online companies and local agents.

How to compare car insurance quotes

Finding low cost 2004 Saturn ION car insurance quotes can be quick and easy. All that’s required is to invest a few minutes getting comparison quotes to discover which company has affordable insurance quotes. It is quite easy and can be accomplished in a couple of different ways.

The easiest and least time consuming way to get quotes is a comparison rater form click to view form in new window. This easy form keeps you from doing multiple quote forms for every company. Taking the time to complete one form will get you price quotes instantly. Just one form and you’re done.

A slightly less efficient method to analyze rates is to manually visit each individual company website to request a price quote. For example, we’ll pretend you want comparison quotes from Liberty Mutual, 21st Century and American Family. To find out each rate you need to go to each individual site and enter your information, which is why the first method is more popular. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.

You can use whichever method you prefer to find lower rates, just make sure you use nearly identical quote information on every quote you get. If you enter different liability limits it will be next to impossible to determine the lowest rate for your Saturn ION.

Find discounts to get cheap car insurance quotes

Companies don’t list the entire discount list in a way that’s easy to find, so we break down a few of the more well known and also the lesser-known credits available to you. If you’re not getting every credit possible, you are paying more than you should be.

  • College Student – College-age children who are enrolled in higher education away from home and leave their car at home may be insured at a cheaper rate.
  • Auto/Home Discount – If you can bundle your home and auto insurance with one company you will save as much as 10 to 15 percent.
  • Military Rewards – Having a family member in the military can result in better premium rates.
  • ABS Brakes – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles can stop better under adverse conditions and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Sign Early and Save – A few companies allow discounts for switching policies before your current expiration date. You could save around 10% when you buy insurance online.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Fewer annual miles on your Saturn could be rewarded with substantially lower prices.

Drivers should understand that most credits do not apply to the entire policy premium. Some only apply to individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. Even though the math looks like adding up those discounts means a free policy, it doesn’t quite work that way.

The best car insurance companies and the discounts they provide can be found below.

  • State Farm offers premium reductions for good driver, defensive driving training, driver’s education, passive restraint, and multiple autos.
  • GEICO discounts include emergency military deployment, defensive driver, multi-policy, military active duty, driver training, and anti-theft.
  • Allstate has discounts for FullPay discount, 55 and retired, EZ pay plan discount, multi-policy, and resident student.
  • SAFECO offers discounts including anti-theft, bundle discounts, multi-car, teen safe driver, accident prevention training, and drive less.
  • Farm Bureau may have discounts that include safe driver, multi-vehicle, driver training, renewal discount, and youthful driver.
  • Progressive has savings for continuous coverage, good student, online signing, homeowner, online quote discount, and multi-vehicle.
  • AAA may include discounts for good driver, multi-car, good student, AAA membership discount, pay-in-full, and anti-theft.

Before purchasing a policy, check with every insurance company which credits you are entitled to. Depending on the company, some discounts might not be offered on policies in your area. To find providers who offer car insurance discounts, follow this link.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When choosing the best auto insurance coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s situation is unique.

Here are some questions about coverages that might point out whether your personal situation could use an agent’s help.

  • Does my policy cover me when driving someone else’s vehicle?
  • Can I afford low physical damage deductibles?
  • Is pleasure use cheaper than using my 2004 Saturn ION to commute?
  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • What are the best liability limits?
  • Why is insurance for a teen driver so high?
  • Should I carry comprehensive and collision coverage?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, take a second and complete this form. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can help protect your family.

Insurance coverages 101

Having a good grasp of insurance can help you determine the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage pay for immediate expenses for things like rehabilitation expenses, surgery, doctor visits and nursing services. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This coverage gives you protection when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Saturn ION.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their limits can quickly be used up. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family. Normally your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Comprehensive protection

This pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims like damage from getting keyed, rock chips in glass, damage from a tornado or hurricane, hitting a bird and hitting a deer. The highest amount a insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider removing comprehensive coverage.


This coverage provides protection from damage that occurs to other people or property by causing an accident. It protects YOU from claims by other people, and does not provide coverage for damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have liability limits of 100/300/100 which means a limit of $100,000 per injured person, $300,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000. Another option is a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability can pay for things such as attorney fees, medical expenses and pain and suffering. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Collision insurance

Collision coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for things such as crashing into a ditch, scraping a guard rail, colliding with another moving vehicle, sustaining damage from a pot hole and hitting a mailbox. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Comments About 2004 Saturn ION Insurance

  1. Caterina Charles

    Does Missouri require a SR-22 after a DUI?

  2. Raisa Charles

    From South Burlington, Vermont. Received quotes from GMAC, AAA, Mercury, and a couple others for my Saturn and cut my rates about $90 a year.

  3. Kesha Howell

    Where is cheaper car insurance? I live north of Colorado Springs, CO. Received quotes from Progressive, American Family, and Erie for my ION and I think I am saving around $30 each month. I even had a DUI years ago. Just go online and compare their rates.

  4. Tabitha Tyson

    Lots of useful info here. I live on the west side of West Valley City, Utah. Quoted rates from GEICO, Amica, and Esurance for my ION and saved around $100 a year. Insured with Encompass before. It never hurts to quote around. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.

  5. Yvette Rosales

    I live on the south side of New Orleans, Louisiana. Quoted quotes from Progressive, American Family, and some I forget for my Saturn and I think I saved about $30 each month. Have an at-fault accident tho.

  6. Sherley Whitaker

    Liked the article. I live south of Nashville, Tennessee. Received prices from Auto-Owners, Nationwide, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Saturn and I think I saved about $20 each month. Insured with Hartford before. A clean driving record helps. Online quotes are the way to go. It’s too old for full coverage.

  7. Genia Roth

    $100 to anyone who understands their policy.

  8. Shiloh Duncan

    Well-written and thought out article. I live in Little Rock, AR. I got free rates from Amica, MetLife, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 2004 Saturn ION and saved $115 a year. It never hurts to quote around.

  9. Svetlana Gaines

    I’ve had GEICO for years. I’m in Springfield, MA.