Believe it or not, one day a month ago I walked in on my Pontiac dealer and found a silver Solstice in the showroom. My salesman said if I want it, I can have it. That was pure fate and you can't fight fate. Sat down to write up the order but got hung up over 471.00 dealer prep charge and walked out without a Solstice. Crucify me if you want to. There were other reasons: 1. I had no intention of buying a car, I was just in the neighborhood and dropped in to say hello, 2. The weather was not right, 3. The car had $1800 worth of accessories I did not care for, 4. Was not crazy about the white gauges with slanted numbers, 5.Wanted to at least see Sky first.
Since I have been tossing back and forth between Solstice and Sky, now that Sky prices are available, I got curious how they compare so I did a little homework. There is a $3695 (23690 - 19995) base price difference but to get same equipment on Solstice I would have to add $3350 of options, air for 960, convenience package for 465, power package for 625, ABS for 400, floor mats for 60, On-Star for 695, headliner for 150.00. That brings Solstice to within $340.00. If I missed something, let me know, but I thought you all would be interested.
Of course, if you have been using GM Card you can cash in $1000 on Solstice that you can't on Sky... But a Saturn dealer may not charge you a prep fee.