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Old 05-15-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Saturn Sky

I walked over to the Saturn dealer from work today and took a look at the Sky. It's a really nice looking car in person. They did a great job on the exterior design. I'm sure it isn't the best car when it comes to driving dynamics, but for the price seems like a nice roadster for alot of people.

I'm not implying I would in any way prefer this over my Boxster, but check it out. It's nice.

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I walked over to the Saturn dealer from work today and took a look at the Sky. It's a really nice looking car in person. They did a great job on the exterior design. I'm sure it isn't the best car when it comes to driving dynamics, but for the price seems like a nice roadster for alot of people.

I'm not implying I would in any way prefer this over my Boxster, but check it out. It's nice.
I'd really like to test drive the forthcoming Redline version (250hp). I tried to get my wife to buy one but she wasn't interested in anything without a back seat.... Damn!
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I think I'd take a Sky over a Solstice. Then I would debadge that thing every which way I could.

They are pretty decent looking cars at present. But I predict it won't be long until they are like Miatas and Corvettes... abundant as can be -wearing out their welcome on my retinas.
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I think I'd take a Sky over a Solstice. .
X2 MUCh better looking then the Solstice. I bet the redline will be a blast to drive also.
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I followed a Crossfire to the bank this morning for a good five minutes or so on the freeway.

The style is growing on me and if they can evolve that car into a real sports car with better handling and a larger engine, it's gonna sell very well I think.

I need to go see a Sky though. I've only seen it in paper ads and billboards.
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I followed a Crossfire to the bank this morning for a good five minutes or so on the freeway.

The style is growing on me and if they can evolve that car into a real sports car with better handling and a larger engine, it's gonna sell very well I think.

I need to go see a Sky though. I've only seen it in paper ads and billboards.
The only problem I have with the Crossfire is the interior. I cannot state strong enough how disappointed I was when I looked inside. Parts of the interior look like my wife's old Grand-Am. The drive tunnel is made of some extremely cheap, hard, pebbly, poor fitting plastic. The 2001 VW Cabrio we ended up buying (for 1/10 the cost) had an interior 10x nicer from an appearance, fit, and feel standpoint. The Crossfire is a car I wouldn't mind being seen in - but not sure I'd actually want to be in it.
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I followed a Crossfire to the bank this morning for a good five minutes or so on the freeway.

The style is growing on me and if they can evolve that car into a real sports car with better handling and a larger engine, it's gonna sell very well I think.
It really looks like a dog hunched over taking a dump! I think it will be as successful as the Cadillac Allante.
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It really looks like a dog hunched over taking a dump! I think it will be as successful as the Cadillac Allante.

LOL, classic ! (and true).

As for the Allante, I thought it was and is a great looking convertible, unlike the new convertible offerings from Caddy.
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Y'all do realise that the Sky is a Solstice?

As for the Crossfire, it had too much Crossover from the SLK for my tastes, including the horrendously uncomfortable MB seats.
I bought an MB 3 years ago and took it back within 5 days because the seats literally crippled me.

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Y'all do realise that the Sky is a Solstice?
I'm sure most people are aware of that they are based around the same vehicle. However, the Sky and the Solstice share none of the same body panels. Additionally, the interiors of the two are very different. The Sky also has some suspension tweaks that aren't in the Solstice - although I understand they may end up on the Solstice as well. So, for all intensive purposes, they are different cars.
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A couple of negatives regarding the Sky, after another visit to the Saturn dealer:

- The top is not automatic, it's manual and requires some effort to put up
- The top also takes up pretty much the entire trunk. There is NO space to carry
anything in this car. The salesman, was trying to say you can store stuff in a
small open area underneath the folded top - that's convenient.
- Didn't get a chance to actually drive it, but I did start it up - exhaust note sucks
- Salesman claims 50/50 weight distribution, I find that hard to believe but
possible
- Interior finish works for the car - not bad

I still have to say the car looks great, I love the front end. The hood is also clamshell opening, which is cool too. It has a nice wide aggressive stance and looks alot 'sportier' than it actually is.

Will be interesting to see the RedLine version when that becomes available later this year.
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Agreed. I wouldn't want one of those as my car - but I did think it would be kinda fun if my wife decided she wanted one. I'm extremely interested to see how the Redline version performs. BTW, from what I've read - they do have a 50/50 distribution.
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Except for Creseida, I think we should limit posts to this thread... "A man shall not show excessive interest in the Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky, and under no conditions be seen behind the wheel."

That's Man Law.

* Regardless of searing pain, a man doesnt' alter his stride over hot sand.
* A man may engage in gardening, but he must call it farming.
* A man is under no obligation to notice another man's haircut.
* Riding in a taxi is the only acceptable instance a man may be seen in a yellow car.
* A man shall never knowingly order a drink that is served inside a hollowed-out coconut shell.
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Except for Creseida, I think we should limit posts to this thread... "A man shall not show excessive interest in the Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky, and under no conditions be seen behind the wheel."

That's Man Law.

* Regardless of searing pain, a man doesnt' alter his stride over hot sand.
* A man may engage in gardening, but he must call it farming.
* A man is under no obligation to notice another man's haircut.
* Riding in a taxi is the only acceptable instance a man may be seen in a yellow car.
* A man shall never knowingly order a drink that is served inside a hollowed-out coconut shell.
Am I exempt 'cause I'm a chick? LOL The irony is, I have zero interest in the Sky/Solstice. And while I do realise they appear different, they share a platform, which, to me means that, for all intents and purposes, they are the same car with different window dressing. JMO

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" Riding in a taxi is the only acceptable instance a man may be seen in a yellow car."

You will have to tell that to the guys that drive the Corvette C6R to wins at Lemans, Sebring, etc.


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