Opinion and experience with Sky?

Discussion in 'Saturn Sky' started by Leythos, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    I'm thinking of purchasing a New 2008 or used 2008 Sky Red Line, been
    reading a lot about it on many sites, anyone own one that wants to
    Leythos, Sep 24, 2008
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    Jay R Guest

    I have an early 08, not the redline but loaded up.

    It is our 4th Saturn and I love it.

    Have had zero problems with it.

    Power is not a problem with the standard package.

    I was forced to get rid of a motorcycle due to health problems and use it
    on weekends for the country road rides and also during the week on days I
    don't have to put the top up for.

    On those weather challenged days, I drive a pickup.

    Jay R, Sep 24, 2008
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    Leythos Guest

    Thanks for the info - in my area of the country we get snow for a couple
    months, sometimes 1" sometimes 20". I have a 4x4 SUV, but I'm
    considering making the Sky my primary vehicle. I have experience with
    RWD in snow, lots of it, but I wonder if the sky is to close to the
    ground for a moderate snow day?
    Leythos, Sep 24, 2008
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    marx404 Guest

    The SKY sits quite low. You will need to make an intelligent decision by
    actually looking at one and determining how low it sits vs how much snow you
    will be driving over. We get less than 1" inn the winter here, thats ok. It
    is not intended to drive over deep or moderate snow.
    marx404, Sep 25, 2008
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    Gyzmologist Guest

    We have an '07 Sky with the 2.4L and automatic. I like the car itself,
    but the engine's performance and economy are disappointing. I also don't
    like how the transmission is programmed.

    The 2.4L has direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, but its
    performance and economy are well below that from other car makers.

    My old '94 Eclipse has a 2.0L turbo which it currently putting out 240HP
    and gets me at least 32 MPG commuting into town, with my best so far
    being 35.2 MPG (haven't had it on the highway since the last set of
    mods). My old '98 Dodge Stratus with 2.5L V6 and auto transmission gets
    31 MPG on the highway, and it has over 145,000 miles on it!

    The best mileage we have gotten with the Sky is 27 MPG on the highway,
    with 25 MPG being typical. So far we have had problems with the top,
    rattle in the dash, water leak in the trunk, and pinion seal leak. It is
    my wife's car, so as long as she is happy then I don't really care. She is

    The Sky is really an Opel GT (ignoring GM's marketing hype). I suggest
    you look at one of those and see what the differences are.

    I like the Sky, just not the GM parts.
    Gyzmologist, Oct 6, 2008
  6. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    Thanks for the info, good to know that it's not a 10 out of 10 for some
    Leythos, Oct 7, 2008
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    Jay R Guest

    What are you talking about the Opal GT and the SKy being the same?

    My Sky was built in the US just a few miles from where I live.

    I know the new Astra is an Opal designed and built car.
    Jay R, Oct 7, 2008
  8. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    You quoted and replied to the wrong person.
    Leythos, Oct 8, 2008
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    dejablues Guest

    The Sky is a roadster - a convertible sports car. It's not a daily driver,
    it's a fun toy meant to be taken out on nice days and garaged when the
    weather gets bad. Unless, of course, you like to torture yourself and your
    dejablues, Oct 13, 2008
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    PerfectReign Guest

    why wouldn't one drive a roadster when the weather gets bad.

    For the 15 or so days of rain we get, one could survive.
    PerfectReign, Oct 13, 2008
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    Jay R Guest

    I agree, while I love my Sky like life itself, as an old guy with bad knees,
    getting in and out with the top up is a pain.

    I have only had the top up a couple times in the two years or so I have had

    I do drive it nearly year round though as long as it is clear.

    It spends most of Jan and Feb in the garage though.

    I am in the Philly area.

    Mileage is not an issue for me as I am only 6 miles from work.

    I have the stick and have a good time with it on the country roads.

    It is a very sure footed car on both wet and dry pavement. On snow not so
    Jay R, Oct 13, 2008
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