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I was already in the market for a 2-seat, convertible roadster, and the SKY fit the bill. 144 22.82%
I was blown away by the looks the first time I saw a photo, and knew I had to have one. 440 69.73%
I reviewed the technical design of the SKY and it has all the right specs. 66 10.46%
The SKY offers a huge bang for the buck (i.e., great value). 143 22.66%
Mid-life crisis. 90 14.26%
Need to impress the neighbors. 22 3.49%
I really wanted a new motorcycle, but significant other said no. 16 2.54%
Other (please post reply with explanation). 48 7.61%
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Why are you buying a SKY ? (or thinking about it)

Answers to this question are located everywhere throughout this forum, but I thought it would be interesting to bring it all together in a single poll, so here goes. Please answer honestly, and post a reply to clarify your vote if necessary. Thanks!

Please note that this Poll allows for multiple answers to be selected.

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Answers to this question are located everywhere throughout this forum, but I thought it would be interesting to bring it all together in a single poll, so here goes. Please answer honestly, and post a reply to clarify your vote if necessary. Thanks!
I am getting it because i was going to get a convertible this spring anyway. A family member had a brochure in October and i fell in love with it.... Been trying to get any and all information on the car as i can.... CANT WAIT FOR IT TO BE HERE.... SkyBaby-07




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There are a lot of reasons both on the survey and some not -- but the looks are what got me to ACT.

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I am getting one because the looks are great, and the idea of owning a new designed car, and third childhood. But the real reason is that I love being "HIGH ON STRESS" my favorite T-shirt, by the way, and don't forget the fantasstic feel of aanxiety, and fits of rage, I just love it!!!

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I got to see the Vauxhall VX Lightning and soon found that Saturn was going to build a a car based on the design I new that the SKY was the car I was looking for.

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I got to see the Vauxhall VX Lightning and soon found that Saturn was going to build a a car based on the design I new that the SKY was the car I was looking for.

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Did you get to see the Vauxhall VX Lightning in person, or in a photo ? If it was in person, where, and how do you think it looks "in the flesh" compared to the SKY ? Thanks.

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Up front I really have fallen in Love with the looks, but the primary reason is that due to deployment injuries I will be unable to ride a motorcycle anymore and the wife said that I can get any car I want. This is the one I want and I thank my wife for the opportunity.

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Was absolutely blown away by the looks of the SKy. Saw it in a magazine shortly after purchasing my Ion and decided as soon as it was on the market I would buy it.

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I voted " I saw the Photo and had to have it". but the other part of that, which I would like to see in the pole.

"Because it is a Saturn"

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I voted " I saw the Photo and had to have it". but the other part of that, which I would like to see in the pole.

"Because it is a Saturn"

What's the point of having a Mid-Life Crisis if you can't have the car to go with it! That's why I'm buying a Sky
Rich - Thanks for participating in the poll, and for your comments. One thing, though... if I read your signature line correctly, you should have also voted for "Mid-Life Crisis" !

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My wife and I were in the market for a 2 door ragtop for a daily driver (have a '71 Vette vert that I am getting ready to restore) and we looked at several; Z4, 350Z, S2000, Boxter, etc. Then we started seeing stuff about the Sky and then saw one in person at SA car show late last year, and immediately said, YES! Bugged the dealer until we could order one and did so immediately.

It was probably going to be her prime car, unless the weather was too bad for me to ride the bike (which means heat precipertation or under 20F). But then a schoolbus T-boned my bike in early Feb and totaled it. Broke a couple of my ribs and squashed my leg pretty good (think how you thumb feels when you hit it with a hammer ), and my wife said I need to quit daily riding. Promised me the Sky for my daily driver if I didn't get a new bike and just rode my BMW '79 R65 on weekends. Hard to tell her no when I was having trouble walking and breathing.

So, when we get it, we'll see. If she starts 'borrowing" for the day too often I may have to tell her it is time for another bike (or another Sky!).

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Combo of things:

-First serious entry in 2-seat <100" wheelbase <$30,000 market from a domestic supplier in 15 years.

-Appear to have done a good job in "the right things" as far as engineering. Much of the problem I have with the Sol/SKY stems either directly or indirectly from "eye candy" syndrome (non functional vents, or roof that operates oddly, mis-configured trunk, slightly-too-big wheels - all things that have no real purpose except they got there because of styling-at-the-expense-of-performance decisions). It seems, though, that they got it right where it counts.

-Driving experience. Very impressive.
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I've taken care of everyone my whole life!

I feel I'm a good DAD, HUSBAND, SON, FRIEND and I go out of my way to make people happy! I'm in a job that deals with customer service and I constantly cater to individuals! BUT It's about time I do something for MYSELF!

The price of this car helps me to feel like I'm someone special, without blowing the kids college fund!

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Well, I voted twice. 1) the looks, 2) the looks, 3) mid-life crisis.
Ooops, listed the looks twice, go figure. This is a gorgeous automobile. Just entering mid-life so I might as well use that one too.

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Had a fascination with the roadster since seeing TR-6s and MGBs and Spitfires. Put that thought away as impractical for several decades. Suddenly, only 1 girl left at home and 1 at college. Rented a Mustang convertible a couple of years ago in LV, it was the first time I ever drove a convertible and it blew me away. When my 20 year old daughter told me I should get a convertible I told her, "If Saturn ever makes one I will", kind of as a joke.

About a month later I saw a poster at Saturn for the Concept "Curve", I'm still in love with THAT thing that will never exist, and have been a big follower of the SKY ever since. Since last summer on warm evenings and in the VA fall with moderate temps and colorful trees I've REALLY been getting impatient for this to come out.

Just about every item in the poll applies to me! It is the right car at the right time, I'm 53 and who's to say if I wait til I'm 65 what will the world be like then. This is the right time and car.

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