A good friend just called. Her daughter has a Saturn Ion with 126,000 miles. Apparently something has happened to the transmission in it. Her daughter says that it won't go over 40 miles an hour. She received an estimate of $3500 to replace the transmission with a used one, from a "trusted" shop. The daughter lives 3 hours from here, in St. Louis. First of all, I can't imagine why this is a $3500 job to R&R the transmission with a used one. And why isn't anyone mentioning repairing the transmission? My gut reaction is that someone is planning on ripping off the daughter, since she is 25, and lives three hours away from her parents. Is there something odd about the transmission in an Ion that I'm just not aware of?