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View Poll Results: Why are you buying a new SKY ? (or thinking about it)
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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going to order it tomorrow. it's a suprise for my baby.
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I knew I wanted to get a sporty car and was leaning towards a convertible when I saw the concept at the NAIAS last year. I had been leaning towards the Boxster but I could get two Skys for the same price making it a no brainer. Perfect timing for what I wanted.
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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!!!
Like Ernest I feel in love with the Sky as soon as my eyes saw her. My ol Triumph Spitfire doesn't like my choice but it will learn to cope with another roadster in the garage with it . Now they might commence to fighting and if that happens then I might have to intervene. But I think they will get along OK. Skip....
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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.
I was in England a couple of years back and saw a TV show, Top Gear, and when they mentioned it was going to be built as a Saturn I new I wanted one. I wish I could have seen it in person though!

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Love at first sight

I saw the brochure while I was having my 01 SC2 oil changed back in August, and the salesman told me they would have a prototype to view on 10/25/05.

I came to the party(complete with flowing chocolate fountain-yum!!) and saw her "in the steel" and knew that I had to put my money where my eyes were She just called my name and I could not resist.

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I work for Saturn and after I drove one, I knew I had to have on. It feels great.
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I work for Saturn and after I drove one, I knew I had to have on. It feels great.
Thanks for your response. When and where did you have a chance to drive one ?

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Some of the NON- FUNCTIONAL design elements are what helped to sell the car... It would be nice if the hood/door vents had a function other than make the car look hot but the truth is they do make the car look hot! It's an affordable car. I can't afford the car I'd really like to drive. And I dare say that I think most of us here can't afford the cars we'd really like to drive. So a little eye candy on the car is ok with me. Perhaps we deserve it!


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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" !
Okay here is the order!

1) It is one F'ng sexy car!
2) It is a Saturn and I love the brand!

My signature is more a play on the "Thats why we built the sky" motto.

A "Mid-Life Crisis" occurs when some spends the first part of there life in very mature and adult like manner, then feels like they missed something.

Me, I never grew up, still a kid at heart, a kid who wants his toy NOW!

Seriously, I go to pick up my step daughter at punk shows and walk around like I am one of them. They look at me kind of strangely of course!

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My Wife Won't Drive Our Solstice Because The Automatic
Was Not Offered On The F1k Models.
We Ordered Her A Sky With Auto And On-star In Green
With Tan Top And Interior.
She Will Share The Sky With Our Daughter, Also Tranny
Disfunctional, While I Share The Solstice With Her Sister
Who Loves Driving Manual Transmissions.
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I want a car that I can tweak under the hood, that looks cool, that inspires envy, that doesn't cost a fortune, and something that not everyone an their mother has.

The last one is the most important, I love having a car that is different than everyone else. With the SKY being low production, and with the upcoming Redline (which I want) being even lower production and modification will make my car one of a kind. Not just on my block, or in my city, not even in my state, but probably within the entire Country or maybe even the World, I will be the only person with a car exactly like mine. If that's not cool, I don't know what is.

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As I said previously: Bought a brand new '96 Astro van, which the kids now call the ghetto mobile. Have driven nothing else since then. Will turn 50 this November, mid-life crisis, need I say more?
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Post Mid Life Crisis

I'm 62 so I'm past the mid life crisis stage. Way back in '67 I had a Datsun
SPL311 Roadster. It was a blast and I have missed it for the last 30 odd years. So when I saw the new Sky, I figured it was now or never. Saw my Saturn dealer, gave him $500 and now I'm with the rest of you, just waiting for the call that my Sky is in.
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i saw the photo...was blown away by the looks.....and i'm having a mid-life crisis.....what do i put?
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