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Pros: SUN ROOF 3 DOORS
Cons: IT TO LOWIT IS DARK GREEN WITH A SUN ROOF HAS 3 DOORS WITH A CD PLAYER
Pros: Looks and detail
Cons: Rear view mirror too low creates a blind spot to the right
Advice: order what YOU want on it.there is nothing like the feel of a real sports car on a winding road. This car drives well, and looks fantastic. I have had mine for a year now and I still get heads turning as I drive down the road. The only problem I've found so far is a slight vibration sound coming from the dash speedometer gage. I modified the trim on mine to gold and with the deep green body color it stand out as a looker in any class of vehicle
Pros: Power.Style.Fuel Economy.Price.
Cons: Storage space, but who cares this car is not meant for hauling.
Advice: Test drive it, and you'll see that Christian Wardlaw is an idiot. The car is awsome.The Saturn Sky is hands down, the best value for your dollar if your looking to purchase a fun, reliable, affordable, stylish coupe. I have had my redline for six months now, 15,000 kms and have had NO problems with the car. Power is great, its tremedous on fuel, and of course, the car is gorgeous. The auther of this article has an apparent bias towards import manufacturers that can be found in many of his statements, so disregard his review. I test drove the Honda S2000 and the Mazda MX-5, both of which could not stack up. Honda - too expensive for what you get, engine rev's ridiculously high and seems to do nothing with the high rpm. Mazda - underpowered, unrefined and ugly. I didnt get 'that feeling' with the Honda/Mazda. My advice, test drive all your potential rides and you'll see the Saturn is for you.
Advice: Get the Red Line, not the standard model. The extra HP is a great thrillVery nice car. Reliable and fun to drive. Shifter could be tighter.
Pros: starting to wonder
Cons: persisent rear differential oil leak and subsequent body cracks d/t repetitive lifts
Advice: if you own one...please check for body cracks(rocker panels) after it has been liftedLove the look of the car...but am not really enjoying it. It has been serviced 3 times for oil leaks (rear differntial oil leak) Apparently it is a problem with some of these cars. First leak noted at a few hundred kms. Fixed 3 times. Just picked it up and leaking again. MOST UPSETTING is that now underside of car (rocker panels) are CRACKED. Dealer is telling me i am responsible for these cracks in body even though bottom of car is unscathed. A body expert has told me it is because of the vertical lifting of the car. It has been hoisted up to 15 times in the last 5 months for repairs that are never repaired. A roof latch is asynchronous..can't fix problem- in 3 times for this as well. One side opens automatically and other side needs manual lifting...kinda defeats the purpose of the 'pop' roof.
Pros: Quiet and comfortable ride
Cons: The size
Advice: Drive one for yourself.Don't let articles like the one here on Auto Bytel discourage you. Doesn't even seem close to the car that I actually own and live with every day.Best kept secret in the industry. The reviewers love to hate it, but it's been a fault free, quiet economical car since day 1.The ride alone is worth the price of admission: smooth and comfortable. Just returned from a road trip: LA to Tucson, to Salt Lake City back to LA, hit all conditions incl. freezing and snow and ran it like I stole it and it still returned 35-37 mpg, with an automatic. This one will be running long after the auto scribes who hated it have retired. Get one now, production stops Mar. 27, 2007
Cons: No vanity mirror on passenger side visor
Advice: You better get in line to BUY, BUY, BUY!!!!!!First off, this car is not a dragster. The sky was intended for making tight mountain roads straight. Anyone that buys this car for a dragster is going to be disappointed. My wife and I have put 10,000 miles on our sky and have had nothing but a BLAST! The sky not only turns heads but it is possible we might have even broken a few necks, this needless to say, is because the sky is the most beautiful car on the road. One might say the suspension feels stiff, could this be because it has Bilstein dampers, hollow front and rear sway bars and 18 inch rims on low profile tires? YOU BET!!! The sky was designed as a intermediate true American sports car with looks for a decent price. This is just an all out fun car!