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08-02-2008 01:24 PM
ocoeeredline I traded my mx-5 for my 07 sky redline and while the mx-5 to me handled better the sky looks much better and I feel like a man in a mans car vs a man in a chic car .
08-02-2008 06:50 AM
gadget
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Originally Posted by baalzhebub View Post
i can also get a miata for a base of something like, 19,000 or some crap like that. then slap a body kit on it and hey it looks pretty nice.

and for 19,000 clams you can't really even compete with the sky.
and again man, the trunk space, i drove one a few days ago, i loved the drive, it drove as well as my 350z, and did exactly what i wanted it to do. so again, no complaints, but i put the top down and said "dood, wheres my trunk?"

i love the way the ride looks, handles and feels.
the only few reasons i haven't bought one yet are, that stupid trunk crap, and the cockpit just didn't seem all that comfy.

i'm going to hold out, see if i can rent one, drive it for about a week, and really see if all that matters.
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A Base MX5 is $28,000
08-01-2008 10:03 PM
RonsSkyRedline
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Originally Posted by baalzhebub View Post
like i said in another post, i've been looking around for a new daily driver, that suits my needs.

has to have some style.
has to be fun to drive anywhere.
and has to have plenty of nifty stuff i can add on to it.

i don't mind the sky haviong a crappy top, the only thing i have problems with is the stupid trunk, i refuse to buy a 94' blazer to go to the grocery store.

but other than that, each time i have driven the sky, it's been fun.
I personally do not mind the top. I like the fact the the top does not show when it is down, similar to the hardtop convertables. I've heard that they might be putting one on the Sky in the future, but don't know for sure.

Anyway to solve the problem with the trunk, My wife and I went on a Sunday drive the other day up in the mountains and stopped by a camping ground near a lake, and we talked about how fun it would be if we had a trailer to pull behind our Sky, so when we got home I started looking on the forums and found out that there is a company who make a trailer for the Sky that looks just like it in the rear, even with the Sky lights. Anyone interested can pm me and I will give you the details. I will order ours tomarrow, because we plan on taking a lot of trips to see some of you fine folks around the county! And we love camping out! This will allow us to do both!

Ron
08-01-2008 09:51 PM
baalzhebub oh and before you even ask why i'm on this forum, i want to know what you, yes all of you the drivers, would change, what you don't like about the sky.


so i can make a list, see what's important to me, and check it twice.
did it with my 350z, everyday that car put a smile on my face.
08-01-2008 09:50 PM
baalzhebub i can also get a miata for a base of something like, 19,000 or some crap like that. then slap a body kit on it and hey it looks pretty nice.

and for 19,000 clams you can't really even compete with the sky.
and again man, the trunk space, i drove one a few days ago, i loved the drive, it drove as well as my 350z, and did exactly what i wanted it to do. so again, no complaints, but i put the top down and said "dood, wheres my trunk?"

i love the way the ride looks, handles and feels.
the only few reasons i haven't bought one yet are, that stupid trunk crap, and the cockpit just didn't seem all that comfy.

i'm going to hold out, see if i can rent one, drive it for about a week, and really see if all that matters.
08-01-2008 08:34 PM
gadget
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Originally Posted by baalzhebub View Post
oh and the reason why the miata is so popular is because it does all the little things right, and a mustang, ha please. if i wanted a pony car i'd go buy a evo for around the same amount as a gt mustang, and feel much better about myself.
I somewhat take issue with that comment. There are plenty of complaints out there about the miata. just google a few up.

the Sky has it beat in body styling, the 2.4 Sky has more power than the 2.0 miata and even by japanese standards the sky handles better than the miata. Trunk space is about the same. internally the miata is much smaller than the Sky because the miata is narrower. Which I guess is okay if you want to leanover and give your homeboy a kiss on the cheek

Most of the new mustangs out there are pretty much balless. Just like most of the early 65 mustangs
I just don't want to own any thing that is being turned out in a million copys a year.
08-01-2008 10:14 AM
baalzhebub oh and the reason why the miata is so popular is because it does all the little things right, and a mustang, ha please. if i wanted a pony car i'd go buy a evo for around the same amount as a gt mustang, and feel much better about myself.
08-01-2008 10:10 AM
baalzhebub like i said in another post, i've been looking around for a new daily driver, that suits my needs.

has to have some style.
has to be fun to drive anywhere.
and has to have plenty of nifty stuff i can add on to it.

i don't mind the sky haviong a crappy top, the only thing i have problems with is the stupid trunk, i refuse to buy a 94' blazer to go to the grocery store.

but other than that, each time i have driven the sky, it's been fun.
06-19-2008 01:27 PM
jwolfpack02
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Originally Posted by Elff View Post
Anyone who complains about the Sky Top can come over and use a stock JEEP softop
They will never complain about the sky top again

LOL...I traded in my Wrangler X for my Sky Redline. This top's an automatic compared to my old soft top.
06-15-2008 09:36 PM
irishsky5 Someone was asking on another thread last week whether we thought the Sky was more for women. After having pulled up alongside a Miata, there is no doubt which looks like the girlie car. Reviewers like a lot of first time viewers are having a difficult time believing Saturn can make such an attractive and fun to drive Sports car. Mazda has its well deserved Zoom Zoom image which carries over to the Miata. The Sky kinda broke the mold for what most Amercians expect from GM's Saturn division. Imagine the difference in reception if it had been introduced by GM as Corvette's little brother or Cadillac' entry into the affordable sports car market.
06-15-2008 09:24 PM
Elff Anyone who complains about the Sky Top can come over and use a stock JEEP softop
They will never complain about the sky top again
05-28-2008 11:10 PM
Bruce
It is what it is.

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Originally Posted by Ahnuld View Post
Metro - MX-5 fun for all seasons

Pinched Fingers? Geez I mustve been born with 12 cause I still have all ten.
20 seconds to put toop down and put up... and hours in between of amazing Sky styling and driving. Even if ours is slightly more effort... its a fair trade off... and this issue gets way too much media attention


the Saturn Sky and its Pontiac Solstice corporate cousin still have the most frustrating convertible storage system, a 10-step program of frayed nerves, pinched fingers and silent curses.
I have a friend who just bought an MX5 and so I checked it out. In general it is a pretty nice car with a different emphasis than the Sky. If you want a slower and not as good handling of a vehicle, but want a few more creature comforts, the MX5 is okay (and the top is pretty cool). Saying that, having the pure performance and looks of the Sky RL is really what it is all about to me.
05-28-2008 03:41 PM
Fformula88 This is just part of what car reviewers do. When they compare two cars, they tend to focus on what is different. The top operation between the two is different, and if operated back to back, very glaring. On the miata side, you unlatch it, toss it over your shoulder, and your done. Reverse is about the same. With the Sky, you unlatch the buttresses and header, open trunk, drop in, close trunk, and putting it up requires you to walk around the car to latch down the buttresses (gasp!).

Granted, the Sky top is nothing that any reasonable person couldn't live with and not give a second thought to when buying the car. To a reviewer, however, who is paid to point out differences (nitpick differences) between two roadsters, it just stands out... so it gets mentioned.

Anyone who makes the top on the Sky the make-it or break-it feature of the car, really didn't want the Sky anyway.
05-22-2008 08:45 PM
Rick Tinley Park
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
The problem is that reviewers typically only spend a weekend with the car (if they're lucky).

In that time, they only put the top up/down a couple of times...and face it...the Sky top IS a bit fussy, until you get the hang of it.

The reviewers never get past their first few awkward attempts at handling the top, so they assume that it will always be that difficult.
Huh It took me 1/2 way through the first time... That took me 30 seconds...
05-16-2008 01:43 AM
lorennerol
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Originally Posted by Bogie View Post
I'm hopeless.
Not entirely: Due to your mannish sense of humor and sarcastic wit you have the potential to be very popular...as a woman.
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