Saturn Sky Convertibles

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A: The main reason you should not buy a salvaged car for your son is because they are not safe.
Would you let your son ride a motorcycle? That is essentially what you are doing by buying a salvaged car…especially something like a Sky, which doesn’t have the greatest safety ratings to begin with.

Now to your question – Salvaged cars are hard to value because they always depend on the amount of damage. If a Saturn Sky was salvaged, it really is ‘a lot’ of damage and not ‘medium’ amount of damage. They Sky has only been out for a couple of years, which means that damage had to have been at least $13K (or 70%-80% of the car’s residual value). It could possibly be even higher.

Too hard to tell what it is worth without getting it inspected, but don’t pay anything close to blue book or black book value.
Plus, like the above poster stated, make sure you can insure the car before you purchase. Most carriers will not insure salvaged vehicles.

Q: How is Saturn Sky for a first car?
I will be getting my licence soon, and I am starting to look for a new car, and I was wondering how Saturn Sky would be as a first car. If it wouldn’t be that great, could you please recommend something for a first car? I am looking for a coupe, or even more preferrably a convertible.

I’ve looked at the Hyundai Tiburon, Mustang, Saturn Sky, and other cars on Ebay. Which of these (or matching criteria) would be a nice first car?
Thanks, you guys are so nice

A: If you can afford the insurance, I suppose the Sky is okay. They are a very nice car. Since you are just starting out with your driving experience, why not look for something sporty with a V6, or 4 cylinder (for lower insurance rates). I am curious to know why you require a new car, as the first car too? Don’t you think it would be better to get a good nice looking used car to gain the needed experience, then step up to a new car?

I saw the Pontiac Solstice, and the Saturn Sky. They are both based on the Opel GT of Europe. The Pontiac starts out at $22,000 and some change. The Saturn starts out at $25,000. Isn’t that a bit expensive for a first car? All are very nice cars, but do you need a car like that to start out with?

Q: Why doesn’t GM make a Saturn Sky coupe not just a convertible?
It would be a good idea to do so, since some people prefer a coupe over a convertible, like myself.

Doesn’t it cost more money to build a convertible than building a coupe? I don’t see, why they wouldn’t build one.

I’m thinking about purchasing a Mustang or a Saturn Sky, if GM made a Saturn Sky coupe, then I would definitely get a Sky.

A: The market segment that the Sky is built for is the 2-door 2-seat roadster market. It is supposed to compete with other similar type of cars such as the Mazda Miata, Honda S2000, BMW Z4, etc… People buy these type of cars because they want a convertible.

These type of cars aren’t very high volume sales cars, so there most likely would be more cost involved if they had to design/produce two different versions which would lower their profit margins. This might be why you don’t see any coupe version of the cars listed above, yet you will find coupe/convertible version of higher end cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette or Dodge Viper (since higher end cars tend to be sell with higher profit potential).

Also the Sky isn’t really comparable to the Mustang. I do realize that part of the reason that you bring up the Mustang is because it’s available as both a coupe and a convertible. The Mustang is a 2-door coupe that they modified to also be made as a convertible also, while the Sky is a purpose-built 2-door convertible.

Q: I was thinking about getting a Saturn Sky as a car, but…?
…all of the ones I’ve seen are only convertibles! Are there only convertible sky’s or any like a regular, hard top car?

A: Yes convertible only…Chevy will honor and keep making parts for 20 years…At least that’s what cnn said today..

Q: 2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Convertible, 2009 Saturn SKY Red Line, or Opel GT?
can you tell me the mpg?
top speed?
and which you would get ?

A: i hav no i dea about the opel. top speed for the solstice and skyy is gonna be 160 mph highway gas mileage is 25 mpg city gas mileage is 19 mpg.

Q: I need to know about the Saturn Sky?
Does anyone know if you can get a 2006 saturn sky that is not a convertible stock. Also same question for the 2006 pontiac solstice

A: No.
The Solstice and Sky are only made as convertibles.

Q: Which car would have the highest insurance rates out of these?
1. 2001 Audi TT Coupe 33,000 miles
2. 2007 Saturn Sky Convertible 8,603 miles
3. 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 31,000 miles
4. 2007 Scion tC 39,000 miles

I am 16, and these are all stick shifts, and when i get one of these 4 in December, i think the one of the biggest factors for me at least comes down to insurance costs.

A: The Audi would most likely have the greatest insurance costs, First because it is a more expensive car to begin with, second that car has only two seats, Third because of the fact that your young any car will be be expensive. The cheapest will most likely be the VW or the scion . The transmission has nothing to do with the cost of insurance. But the only way to know what you will actually pay for each car would be to call your insurance agent.

Q: saturn sky question and bmw z4 question?
my dad wants a roadster convertible and im wondering how good the bmw z4 is and saturn sky what roadster would be the best one for around 35 grand?

A: I would avoid the Sky. It is NOT too new to assess reliability, as another poster stated. Consumer Reports, the industry’s leading watchdog of reliability in brands, gives the Sky it’s worst possible grade for reliability, a poor(solid, black dot). Here is a sample of what they say about the vehicle in general….

“Saturn’s version of the Pontiac Solstice uses the same standard 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that sounds and feels harsh. The base Solstice we tested exhibited handling that is fairly agile and easy to control, and had a tolerable ride. The cabin has unimpressive fit and finish and lacks storage cubbies. Folding the soft top is a multi-step process that requires getting out of the car. The trunk has virtually no storage space”.
Highs-Acceleration, steering.
Lows-Top design, luggage space, fit and finish, shifter, noise, access, controls, driving position, visibility, reliability.

To fit your price range, your Dad will probably need to buy a used Z4, but they are excellent vehicles and worth it. He should also consider such outstanding options as the Mazda MX-5(Miata), or the Honda S2000. Good luck.

Q: I like Corvette and Saturn Sky but they sit only two. What Make is Convertible, has sporty look and four seats

A: There is:
Porsche 911 Carerra Cabriolet
Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Audi A4
BMW 330ci
Ford Mustang
Mercedes CL and CLK
Audi TT
Mitsubishi Eclipse
VW Eos
VW Golf Cabrio
Mini Cooper

Q: Saturn sky? Mazda Mx-5 miata? 4 seats? Help!?
I really like these cars but they only seat two people :(
Is there a car like this (same look/price) that seats 4?
I want a convertible car, i like the vw eos but it is a foreign car and my parents wont buy me a foreign car period. :( ughh
is there anything else? (not a mustang, those are cheap)
thanks!

A: The Mazda MX-5 is also a foreign car.
Foreign cars the best cars and most reliable. I don’t know why your parents said you can’t get a foreign car.
Ford owns 33.5% of Mazda, but Mazda’s are still Mazda’s and still foreign cars. They do not use any Ford made or designed parts.

The only other 4 seat American convertible besides the Mustang are the Chrysler Sebring and Pontiac G6.

Q: ????Ssiren….Who is going to buy her new Saturn Sky?
Convertible.. Fireater OwlLishFox could probably afford it for her
anyone else…?

Merry Christmas Ssiren don’t forget to give Blue
And Petunia a spin………OTAY?
anybody else wanna take a ride

sign up peeps
Juggums jump in you look like you could
use a shower…
she will drop you and the Sky
through the NO TOUCH
Car wash …stay buckled
though….would you like a
wax job too
NO Charge

A: why would i want to buy a planet and then drive it?

Q: Poll: what is your dream car?
ok hypothetical situation: say a family member decides to buy you a brand new car just for the heck of it, the only limit you have is 45,000 dollars, what car would you get? what year? and what color? me, i would go to the nearest Saturn dealership (ha i work at one, yes employee discount) and i would buy a Chili Pepper Red,2007 Saturn Sky Convertible, with the works, so, what would you buy?

A: A 1962 Ford Fairlane 500.

Q: Are Two Seat Roadster Soft tops safe?
I think I may get a Pontic G6 Convertible of Saturn Sky. The sky is cheaper but is it safer? I need to know. And do the Sky or G6 has a GPS option?

A: Naturally a soft top will not provide the protection of a hardtop. Frames on convertibles are designed to be stronger than hardtops, but that doesn’t help in a rollover. Always wear your seat belt, and insist others in the car do as well. While rollovers happen, they aren’t as common as simple collisions. Always be aware of your surroundings.

I drive a VERY SMALL two seater convertible and I drive as carefully as I would on a motorcycle. WATCH THE OTHER GUY. Have fun with the top down!

Q: SKY vs. SOLSTICE vs. ECLIPSE?
Alright, so which would you choose the Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice, or Mitsubishi Eclipse(hardtop or convertible?)??? Why???
Which has better resale value?

A: The Saturn and Pontiac are pretty much the exact same, just with different styling cues. Personally, my preference is the Saturn because it looks exotic and Saturn has the best dealers in the world (they will even drive to you if you want to test drive!) The Mitsubishi I think is just plain old ugly, not to mention the massive blindspot lurking on the convertible top. Plus, the new Lancer is determining if Mitsubishi will stay in the states or not, if it doesn’t (most likely looking at the sales of the Lancer), it will leave making finding parts hard and expensive. I would prefer the hard top over soft because it is a quieter ride, less expensive to maintain, cooler, improves image and keeps heat in your car better.

Q: What are the prices of these cars in CAD?
I’m planning on buying a car soon and would just like to know the INITIAL BASE price of these cars without added options or anything. And if any of these ares or even worth buying! Thanks! Much apreciated.

Nissan 350Z Hard Top
Porsche Carrera S
BMW Z4
Mitsubishi Eclipse Concept-E
Ford Mustang GT
Corvette C6
Mazda Mx-5
Pontiac Solstice
Saturn Sky Red Line
Cadillac XLR
BMW M3 Convertible
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

A: you do not say year mileage ect

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