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Early build 2007s didn't have a door lock switch in the car so you can only unlock the doors with the key fob, inserting the key into the door, or pulling up on the lock nub/pin/switch
Thanks for this. Test drove one today, it didnt have a common sense door lock and it bugged the hell out of me. Glad to know it's pretty rare.
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Yea, only the first few months of the 2007 builds were like that. I want to say those built before July 2006.


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The 2007 I was looking at was built in 2006 and maybe does not have the air tire pressure system. Kinda nice in a way to not have that.

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The 2007 I was looking at was built in 2006 and maybe does not have the air tire pressure system. Kinda nice in a way to not have that.

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The TPMS was introduced in MY2008. Federal requirement. Mid-June, 2007 production start.



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One bit of advice to the OP - if you opt for an NA car, do yourself a very big favour and neither drive nor be driven in a turbo version EVER! If you do, you may well regret your decision.
Yes, absolutely. Buyer's remorse is horrible!
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The 2007 I was looking at was built in 2006 and maybe does not have the air tire pressure system. Kinda nice in a way to not have that.

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Actually, no. That system is pretty useful and will warn you of a slow leak - I had one rim that had a very slow leak after fitting new tires and I was able to catch it and rectify it long before I would have noticed it otherwise.

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Actually, no. That system is pretty useful and will warn you of a slow leak - I had one rim that had a very slow leak after fitting new tires and I was able to catch it and rectify it long before I would have noticed it otherwise.
I've only owned two cars that had tire pressure monitoring systems--the systems were fantastic at notifying me that they had malfunctioned, but their utility in giving me information about tire pressure was dubious at best. I am happy to not have it on the Sky.

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Rodney, you really should consider the turbo version - it gets better mileage when you don't have your foot into it and the comparison in power is very substantial. While long term maintenance costs may be higher it is worth it!
I will second this--the turbo is dramatically more powerful and also gets better fuel economy when driven with care.
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Robo, you mentioned the twin cup holder in the earlier model Skys that my ‘09 doesn’t have. Is it possible to find those, and would they be interchangeable with my center console? Thanks!
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I don't think they are available in OEM condition, but possibly thru junk yards. I will have one available towards the winter months. I have a 2007 Sky that I will be parting out/making into a trailer then.
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I've only owned two cars that had tire pressure monitoring systems--the systems were fantastic at notifying me that they had malfunctioned, but their utility in giving me information about tire pressure was dubious at best. I am happy to not have it on the Sky.
Interesting, wonder what cars you had them in.

My personal experience has been very good with them. I Had it in my 2008 Dodge, have it in my 2010 Dodge, had it in my 2013 volt, have it in my 2015 volt, have it in my 2016 cruze, have it in my 2009 Sky. And have never had a TPMS fail. But have had them catch slow leaks, and just seasonal changes.

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The sensor TPMS in the kappa is a PITA and issues are reported now with some regularity on the forums. It made my choice of an 07 kappa over an 08 model easy. The newer indirect TPMS you now see on many cars is sensorless. Much more appealing.
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I've only owned two cars that had tire pressure monitoring systems--the systems were fantastic at notifying me that they had malfunctioned, but their utility in giving me information about tire pressure was dubious at best. I am happy to not have it on the Sky.
Favorite reason to get an '07, no TPMS.
Can change out sets of wheels without dashboard idiot light coming on.
Those unaware of their tire conditions should maybe be driving Honda sedans?
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Robo, you mentioned the twin cup holder in the earlier model Skys that my ‘09 doesn’t have. Is it possible to find those, and would they be interchangeable with my center console? Thanks!
I believe that you can put that unit into the cars that didn't have them but I'm not sure the process to do it.


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But the center console is not involved. It is the waterfall that has the cupholder that is absent from my '09 Solstice. Darn! Would be nice, but haven't looked into getting one.
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I believe that you can put that unit into the cars that didn't have them but I'm not sure the process to do it.
Yes you can do it. It's a fairly simple swap - just a coupla screws from the back IIRC - BUT you have to take out your waterfall first (ugh).

Some waterfall removal info in first 2 posts here: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f...olstice-32406/
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