Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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It appears to me, that the Sky RL will always be worth more, and more expenive than the GXP. I have had a Solstice/Mallett, two Redlines and two NA's. I would take the Redline with automatic over all of the others without even a thought.
I am making a like new NA, to replace the wife's Volt at end of lease. I am in real problems there, as I know she isn't going to like the performance on the car. NA's just don't have the horsepower of a Volt, not even close, and the handling is not that much better if at all. The convertible top will be the strong selling point!
My opinion on the GXP and RL, like peas in a pod, but the Solstice seems to draw a younger crowd that may be a little harder on their cars than all of the Geezers that bought Sky's. Maybe a little less maintenance than the Sky group. I only say that because of our Roadster club. Younger group, mostly Solstice. Us that have age superiority seem to have Sky's.
Check the fenders on the car. That is the easiest place to start. If they look like fenders, you have a good start, now run your hands along the bottom. If there is something there, you have fenders. A lot don't as it is something I check everytime I look at a Sky.
I look at the rear deck, if the corners set above the rest of the body, the trunk has been caught by the wind and may leak water. This is a flaw that really cannot be fixed. Last year at the National, I would gues 25-40 percent had this problem. Most never notice, but I pay attention to lines. If the car RL or GXP has over 40K on it, check to see if the water pump has been replaced. If not, you can almost certainly plan on doing it within the next two years. Mine hit 36K and almost instantly started having problems. The car is known for this problem. Other than that, I think the cars are pretty dependable as long as you leave them alone.
Unless you have a receipt for a new battery with less than 6 months, I would just go and buy a new high quality battery. Stops a lot of possible electrical activities. I won't say problems, but a new battery eliminates the chance for some very weird things happening.
And if you get one, you will always have this group to help you.
Last edited by skersfan; 01-20-2019 at 02:00 PM.