Well, there aren't too many who agree with those who commented on this review. GM is selling as many Sky/Solstice roadsters that they can produce, and there is a lengthy waiting list.
I think the SKY is a cheap piece of plastic. The fit and finish is horrible throughout the car. I don't care how many GM are selling, they are not about to get my money for this "sports car".
What are you doing buying an AUTOMATIC sports car? This thing doesn't even have paddle shifters does it? (which would be the only redeeming feature for an automatic).
Do yourself a favor, and if you're gonna buy a sports car, learn to drive a manual transmission.
The Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice are crap vehicles. Period. Ever seen one with the top up? What a plethora of folds, gaps, and crazy non-form fitting shapes! There's no way the thing won't leak.
As well, I experienced both models (in-person) and found their interior fit & finish absolutely appalling. When you would go to pull the door closed, the whole inside panel sort of "balloons-out". Not to mention all the jagged mold edges, and generally just crappy plastics that were used. Terrible.
"Buy the Sky"?
Sorry, but I need a little comfort in my ride.
I also appreciate a nice interior made of quality materials.
Most of all, I need to be able to fit things in my trunk, such as luggage, grocery bags, etc.
I also prefer well-designed top on my convertible.
Buy a Sky? Thanks but no thanks.
I have driven Miata, Viper, Corvette, Solstice, & Sky - all are fun roadsters.
The Sky's price is much lower than the Viper or 'Vette.
And $ for $ - the Sky is a better deal than the Miata.
The Sky will give you more hp, better cornering, & better styling than the Miata.
The trunk space in the Sky is only.5 cubic foot less than the Miata.
And contrary to what some say - the Miata is not a head turner like the Sky. Watch people when they are parked together - the Miata suddenly becomes invisible.
Talk about crap materials in a sports car, I test drove a BMW Z4 before eventually buying my Sky Red line.
My, my, my was I disappointed in the BMW. The doors were very cheap and flexed when pulled closed. Road noise was terrible, seats were as much like a sports car as any city transit bus, and it was pathetically underpowered. I drove the 3.0 litre; the turbo model likely would have had adequate power, but is not in the same price range as the Sky (neither was the 3.0 I drove).
Just goes to show that you can't make sweeping statements about imports being better, or particularly BMW. What a disappointment that car was.
These people bashing the SKY would not be doing it if it were an import.
Perhaps GM should just make all of its interiors out of gold. These people would still be saying it is not good enough, and then they would be complaining about the additional price.
There is no pleasing some people, who just like to bash every car their country makes. I do not take any of these comments seriously.
For me it's not an Import vs. Domestic thing - It comes down to good engineering and materials.
The Sky/Solstice top is far more complex than it need be.
The interior is dominated by cheap looking plastic, and there's hardly any storage room.
If you want to "turn heads" yes, these may be the cars for you, but most people don't buy their cars based on the attention they receive at stoplights.
I test drove one last night, I'm 6'2 and I don't fit in a Miata well, I do fit in the z4 and Sky. I don't think there's any difference in interior quality between the sky, z4, or miata. It's much better looking than the miata too. If you want to haul grocery bags get an SUV. I think I'm going back to pick one of these up tonight.
I did a road test 2 years ago. Nice car but...
My current toy is a 1986 Pontiac Fiero. The engine is in the back, I can put 2 groceries bag plus my golf bag in the trunk... try this in the Sky... Sorry GM, better luck next time..
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