First off Welcome to the forum. 2nd here is congrats on the 30 years marriage.
Now to the facts which you have presented here:
- She has been test driving 2 seater convertibles and has fallen in love with the Saturn Sky's. Rut Ro...
What other 2 seat verts was she comparing the Sky to in this process?
OK then seems she has already picked out what she wants.. the 30 yr. present for this occasion to be. Good choice too.
The Blue one... Evening Blue/Midnight Blue are the darker shades here, so that narrows down her choices to
Bluestone or Hydro Blue as the " other " options available to her selection. This narrows down her choices even more
as those two colors are, a little more rare and limited in production numbers with the community here. They are out there
just a little tougher to find the right one, and she might have to be patient in the wait times until
the right one for her can be found. Example: It took me a year to find mine, and then it fell into my lap by accident.
The automatic trans should not be a problem in the search. 3 things I might want to point out, while you both consider this
future purchase, Motor type. Turbo or NA. 2.0 or 2.4? They vary in price and availability.
Next up would be mileage. With any used car purchase, what is the highest ceiling to which you are willing to go to?
Under 50K? Lower? Higher? Again prices out there vary.
Last but certainly not least is the ceiling for the cost? Sky's the limit, money is no object or we are not willing
to go above this_____ price? $10K ? More or less than?
These two factors determine what condition the car is in, when purchased. Maintenance/repair cost vary here.
Low mileage cars will cost more when first purchased but have less wear & tear to them.
Higher mileage cars have low cost layout when purchased, but... could be a pain when having to fix a lot of
stuff during the ownership. A good mechanical check up is in order before
purchase, and what if anything the dealer is willing to fix after purchase.
The computer search of local dealers within your area might turn up something. Auto-Trader, Cars.com any one
of the trade sites might have something local.
Then the choice is made and the proper inspection of the car in question. It's history, maintenance performed by owner
or dealer. These models can be expensive to repair in some cases.
Finding the right local dealer/shop to do such repairs is key. Careful when lifting this model...
Usage after purchase. Many of our owners have these as 2nd or 3rd car in their stable.
Couple of cases they are the primary vehicle, the DD.
Weekend fun & run car for the two of you? A commuter car for her?
AND.. then after purchase the "effect" happens: The Permagrin takes hold, if it hasn't already happened to her?
The attention factor happens to great affect when driving this model out among the masses.
Be prepared for this to happen to you soon. Then road trip.. little day trip to the coast, that lovely drive in country
on the back roads, or the weekend get way to the BB by the lake she always wanted to go to?
Problem here which one first? But wait.. there is no trunk room for her luggage and shoes or anything else for that matter,
something to consider here. There is also no spare tire for this model.
Problem is she wants … and what momma wants, she gets.
IF she isn't happy, then someone, cough cough might not be happy later.
We don't want that after 30yrs... now do we?
Look to threads here on the forum marked F/S Low Priced Sky's & F/S Low mileage Sky's by ChopTop.
You never know until you look.
Luck with your search and future purchase of our gem.
* Sorry mine is Midnight Blue, and... is not for sale at this time. Not done with it just yet or ever for that
Last edited by LAC Sky; 08-06-2019 at 09:25 AM.
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