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While I was in LA this last weekend, I hopped over to a Saturn Dealership that had a red one on display (someone has posted pictures of this car in the gallery). The pictures that were posted of it do not show it, but this one in particular (while still stunning) has a problem with the rear deck lid. The entire panel is shifting to the rear of the car creating roughly a 3/4" gap between the front of the panel and the silver bar behind the seats. At the same time the lid is overhanging the taillights slightly as a result of the shift. I asked the girl that was traveling with the car if they were going to try and realign the panel and she told me that the way the panel was built for the prototype won't allow them to adjust it. She said that they made the panel out of fiberglass and that in order to correct it; they would have to replace the whole deck lid. And that isn't going to happen.

It's a little disappointing that there is such a glaring flaw in one of the vehicles they are using to drum up interest in the cars.

It also ended up by chance that the girl traveling with the car was staying at my hotel.
 

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Electron2002 said:
While I was in LA this last weekend.... and that in order to correct it; they would have to replace the whole deck lid. And that isn't going to happen.
It's a little disappointing that there is such a glaring flaw in one of the vehicles they are using to drum up interest in the cars.
It also ended up by chance that the girl traveling with the car was staying at my hotel.
So?........If this was a clay model people still want to see it. By the way, they must have either fixed the defect or slammed the deck down as there is no problem now. The car is in Riverside CA. today and will be going on to Valencia, CA. next....Those that will be going to see it please take a tape measure to show them how they screwed up on their display model. Com'on! I have also heard that the Blue display vehicle has terrible scratches on the paint. I am sure that when the driver (who is from Oklahoma) gets it back they will have a replacement for him to display. also he say's they are not allowed to open up the hood or deck area (true? I don't know)
 

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I am buying a Sky and probably will not even see a Pre-Production model. If the Pre-Production model is banged up, then no big deal;however, if my new one comes in looking bad ... we have issues. JMHO

I think that most are happy just to see one up close and understand that it is pre-production and is not a final product. :cheers:
 

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FOLKS FOLKS, Calm down!! all those cars that are seen before actual production are NOT put together in the production Line like we will recieve them. They are put together by hand, as I was informed, so don't worry about fit and finish.:cheers: It's not gonna be a "Piece of S***" Rust Bucket like that of the Saturn of yesteryear. Saturn is known for Reliabilaty. Now, they will be known for kick A** Sweet Automobile design if they keep this idea up. Ex. Sky, Aura, Outlook, New 2007 Ion, New 2007 Vue. The one's we see Spy Shot's of I mean. There looking hott!
 

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Even the silver SKY that was here in South Florida had some obvious scratches. These are one-off cars and have been handled in hundreds of locations. Scratches, imperfections, even flaws are just part of the deal. For me, the proof of the pudding will be in the tasting. When my new SKY rolls of the transport truck I have no doubt it will be stunning and nearly flawless. If not, I have a decade of experience with Saturn, and they ALWAYS make it right.
 

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Mulletman did not accompany the silver SKY to Florida. A dark haired bearded man did. He was very friendly and informative (even if I knew as much as he did).
 

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Agreed

You're right...no need to worry about these traveling demos...
Although the one I saw at a dealer near me was flawless.
It was forest green and was so much better looking in person than the pics I'd seen on the net and in brochures.
I was told by the rep that the Sky is 1" wider, and 4" longer than the Solstice.
The difference is really noticable because, to me, the Solstice looks too short.
(A neat little car mind you), just a wee bit out of proportion.
I WILL HAVE A SKY!
 

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I know that all of the cars that are on tour are preproduction cars and things will change but I am confused over the interior colors. The cars I have seen with the tan interior have a light tan color but the brochure shows it being a darker tan almost a brown shade.Any comments on this??????
 

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Just a reminder that the cars on tour are NOT pre-production, they are prototypes, hand built. The interiors are only a proximation of the final colors. The production interiors may be different from those on the show cars.

Also, photographs may not show the correct coloration of the interior, due to differences in lighting and to color balance.

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WGH said:
I know that all of the cars that are on tour are preproduction cars and things will change but I am confused over the interior colors. The cars I have seen with the tan interior have a light tan color but the brochure shows it being a darker tan almost a brown shade.Any comments on this??????
I have no idea about the interior colors. Im not gonna set my hearts desire on any particular color until it is set in stone. That way my heart won't be broken when they aren't making my color choice. With whatever GM chooses for the car will be fine with me. It's still gonna be one of the hottest car's on the road in along time. often confused with the Viper, Corvette, porshe, 350z, etc. but nicer than most. one night I went to the club, I saw a black roadster and my heart jumped because I thought it was a Black Sky Roadster. It was actually a Black Viper and I know every angle of the Sky. It just made me excited about getting my Sky, but upset that that wasn't me driving my sky. So I just can't wait for my car.
 

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These display cars are living very rough lives. Being constantly moved and handled. They are essentially show cars. Hand built prototypes. It is understandable if they are looking a little rough around the edges.

I'd look more at the production Solstice's for an indication of build quality, which seems to be fairly good based on first hand observations. The experience they have learned from building the Solstice the past 5 months will only help the Sky more!
 

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This is a problem with the clam shell deck lids. If you close them from the side (like most will do) and not from the center the lid will shift to one side from the force. I have seen the problem on many Solstice cars and the manual has instructions on how to properly shut the deck lid. Most of the show cars have this as many different people are opening and shutting the lids. This is one of the reasons why GM has ask not for the deck lid to be opened during shows to prevent this alignment problem from occuring.

If you follow the directions in your manual you will be fine. The deck lid takes a little force to secure tightly (seals) and putting that much force on the side will cause it to shift. BE CAREFUL.
 

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Delnari said:
This is a problem with the clam shell deck lids. If you close them from the side (like most will do) and not from the center the lid will shift to one side from the force. I have seen the problem on many Solstice cars and the manual has instructions on how to properly shut the deck lid. Most of the show cars have this as many different people are opening and shutting the lids. This is one of the reasons why GM has ask not for the deck lid to be opened during shows to prevent this alignment problem from occuring.

If you follow the directions in your manual you will be fine. The deck lid takes a little force to secure tightly (seals) and putting that much force on the side will cause it to shift. BE CAREFUL.
Good advice. Get into the habit early of doing it right and you won't have any problems. What about the front hinged hood?
 

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Yo, G's. I saw this red one in Riverside today. I was standing there, chatting with the lovely attendant, when she said, "You know, the product specialist is off to lunch right now, if you wanted to you could..."

One 13th of a second later I was seated in this smashing car. Gad! I'm 6'3" and was genuinely worried that I wouldn't fit. But--HA!--it feels bigger than my Crossfire, better situated than my Viper (the newer model), and entirely swell.

I asked if the top could be put up or the bonnet opened. She stated that neither were operational on this model, so I think the comment about the deck lid coming off as a result of poor build quality is spurious.

Very swell, chaps.

WDI-SKY out.
 

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The Silver one was here in Minnesota the other day. What bummed me out about this one was that the top wasn't functional. They still managed to pull it out by hand, but it barely got far enough out to latch to the front of the car. But, they got it done and I finally got to see her with her top up. Did the other prototypes have the same issue?
 

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SkyLuvr said:
The Silver one was here in Minnesota the other day. What bummed me out about this one was that the top wasn't functional. They still managed to pull it out by hand, but it barely got far enough out to latch to the front of the car. But, they got it done and I finally got to see her with her top up. Did the other prototypes have the same issue?
Heh, guess I should have read the previous post a little closer first. :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for the information

I would like to thank you all for the informative, up front, information about the much anticipating Sky roadster.

Much to my surprise, I first learned about the Sky when I was searching around wanting to buy the 2006 Pontiac Solstice (Now I know what Sol means) so I went online looking around, hopping to buy the next year turbo Sol and saw the Sky and never looked back!

This was the first week of November of this year and I knew I had found the “pot of gold” Little to my knowledge, you guys have been brainstorming over the pot of gold for over a year now. So now, I am just hopeful that there will be a little change leftover!

I’m number 18 at my Saturn dealer with a thousand dollars deposit.

I just wanted to say thank you guys for a great site to feed my need while I wait along with the “SR” game. Thanks again for answering my “what if ?” questions and the pictures. I have learn know from you all then my own dealer!

I have been feeling like a voyeur just sitting back reading each replies gaining each days knowledge enjoying the communication.

ZKY
 

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WDI-SKY said:
Yo, G's. I saw this red one in Riverside today. I was standing there, chatting with the lovely attendant, when she said, "You know, the product specialist is off to lunch right now, if you wanted to you could......"poor build quality is spurious.

Very swell, chaps.

WDI-SKY out.
You lucky DOG! I slithered around and around that car Sunday but there were so many sales people from the local Saturn dealer with their eyes on it I couldn't get a chance to sit in it (even got friendly with the attendant, to no avail). All I wanted was my picture in it so I guess I'll photoshop it in...Darn!!
 

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That's awesome, I'm so jealous!

WDI-SKY said:
Yo, G's. I saw this red one in Riverside today. I was standing there, chatting with the lovely attendant, when she said, "You know, the product specialist is off to lunch right now, if you wanted to you could..."

One 13th of a second later I was seated in this smashing car. Gad! I'm 6'3" and was genuinely worried that I wouldn't fit. But--HA!--it feels bigger than my Crossfire, better situated than my Viper (the newer model), and entirely swell.

I asked if the top could be put up or the bonnet opened. She stated that neither were operational on this model, so I think the comment about the deck lid coming off as a result of poor build quality is spurious.

Very swell, chaps.

WDI-SKY out.
 
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