Junkyard Outtake/QOTD: 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe – Starsky And Hutch Relocate To Spring Hill, Tennessee

Starsky and Hutch Saturn Ion Coupe

While the Ford Torino benefitted mightily (at least to my then pre-pubescent peepers) from its association with Bay City’s finest undercover officers, the sad-sack Saturn Ion Quad Coupe does not.  Although the rear clamshell door does at least allow access for Huggy Bear in these inclusive times that we live in.

I don’t know if I’ve seen a bigger travesty of tribute car than this although the General Lee Scion xB (2nd generation) that used to roam around town came close.  What have you seen or would like to see (or not see, for that matter)?

Here’s the world’s most famous and best Ford Torino if you needed a reminder.  The show ran for four years from 1975 to 1979, one season less than the Saturn Ion was available for the 2003 to 2007 model years.  But S&H lived on (lives on?) forever in syndication, not to mention the 2004 movie remake.  Saturn, well, Saturn was eventually cancelled for good and won’t be back.