- Car brand: Saturn
- Convertible roof type: Fabric
- Saturn Sky 2.4
- Saturn Sky Redline 2.0 Turbo
Based on GMs Kappa automobile platform which it shares with the Pontiac Solstice, the Saturn Sky was launched in 2006. The rear-wheel-drive sports car design is obviously designed to compete with the highly successful Mazda Miata. As a contender, The Saturn Sky is certainly an exciting and attractive vehicle but on other levels it may not be so class leading. The drive may not be quite as engaging as the Miata, but there is more power on offer and less feminine styling. Interior and luggage space are minimal but then practicality may not be the first thing on buyer’s minds.
Perhaps its only weakness is an ill-conceived manually operated roof which requires multiple steps to open or close, unlike Mazda’s clever mechanism that allows it to be flipped back with one hand.
The Delaware plant where the Sky was built was closed in 2009 while GM looks for a buyer for the Saturn brand. The Saturn Sky (along with the Kappa platform) seems to have had a short life with only around 34,000 cars sold.
2008 Sky 2.5 base model: Yes, roof operation is clunky… the power plant is lacking… but, there’s enough power to have a little fun and with it’s shortened Corvette chassis, it handles twisty roads like its on rails… What really sets the Sky apart is its styling and rarity. We can’t go anywhere in the Sky without hearing someone ask “What kind of car is that?” it literally turns heads at every intersection.
And mechanically, the thing is bullet proof reliable.
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