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News from the GM Auto Show in Motion in San Jose, CA

I went to the GM Auto Show in Montion this weekend and they had a red pre-production sky there. The Saturn rep said that they production line will start up in January with a run of 250 production models that will be used for production shake down, auto journalist reviews and auto shows. Then by mid-Feb to early March the first consumer ones will start rolling off the line given that there are no problems. Saturn is not expecting any major problems since the all the mechanical problems are being worked out on the Solstice, leaving only cosmetic problems.

It was also stated that the 2.0 supercharged engine that has been mentioned will be the Sky redline.

Saturn is already planning for a second generation Sky which some of the changes could included being a little longer so us taller folks can fit in there better, and a redesign of the trunk area to allow for more room with the top down.
 

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:cheers: That is some great news. I'm wondering if it would be better for us to wait for the second generation and or the redline since we'll have to wait later on in the year to get an automatic anyway. I'm having second thoughts.
 

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:cheers: That is some great news. I'm wondering if it would be better for us to wait for the second generation and or the redline since we'll have to wait later on in the year to get an automatic anyway. I'm having second thoughts.
I for one love the car just as it is, and i can;t wait till Spring to be driving around in my very own Sky....
 

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S.F.Auto show this weekend (same as San Jose?)

I thought in the Mosconi ctr. in San Francisco there is an auto show where the SKY is suppost to be at (it's not the same as the San Jose show in motion is it?).

Anybody that went to the S.F. show, what color is the SKY? May want to drive up today or tomorrow to see it.
 

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The San Jose "auto show in motion" is not the same show as the SF International car show. ASIM isn't like a traditional car show. You show up, register and then get the opportunity to drive various types of cars around a small track they have set up. a co-worker of mine when to the one in Alameda last month and said that the average wait for most of the cars was about 15 mins. except for the solstice which was about 45 mins.
The drive is very short but you get a feel for what the car is like.

On the more expensive cars, like the corvette, hummer, etc... a ASIM rep goes along with you but on the more regular cars, they just hand you the keys and let you go around. he said the drive lasts only about a minute or two and of course there are rules. (no burnouts and 0-60 runs :lol: )
more infor-- http://www.autoshowinmotion.com

He said they had a blue sky at the Alameda show with the usual barrier around it so you couldn't touch it.

The SF show--- more info at --- http://www.sfautoshow.com/epage.html

is a regular car show, inside Moscone center so there will be no test drives going on. And it isn't GM only.

more info at --- http://www.sfautoshow.com/epage.html

The first day of the SF show is the 19th, My local dealer should know a few days before hand what color the sky will be. I will post what I can find out in this thread----- http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1729

Here is the ASIM info for this weekend in San Jose--
Paramount's Great America Park

4701 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Parking is Complimentary

Thursday - Sunday
November 10-13

Thursday - Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Anyone who might know the color of the Sky in this weekends San Jose ASIM show, please post!! Thanks
 

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Thanks USMC, I thought the S.F.show was this weekend. Got my wires crossed. Appreciate you keeping us informed. My wife has changed her mind on the red, she thinks she likes the silver pearl the best. Would like her to see that one in person so she can get the color SHE wants. "Treat 'em like a thoroughbred, they won't be a nag."
 

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no problem Doberman, saw that you were thinkin about coming to SF today and I thought I'd better post something fast. Didn't want you driving around SF all day looking for a car show that wasn't going on.

I haven't personally been to an ASIM show yet but I hear they are fun. You might want to head to San Jose today or tomorrow to check it out but be ready for long waits in the parking area and possibly lines.

I went to a Goodguys show a few years ago in San Jose and sat on the freeway in 95 degree heat for an hour just to get to the off ramp to the show!!! and then after getting on the off ramp it took another 20-30mins to get parked. I haven't been to a San Jose show since.

But then again, I'm one of those people that can't stand lines. I go crazy just waiting for checkout at Safeway. :willy:
 

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I read somewhere

doberman said:
Thanks USMC, I thought the S.F.show was this weekend. Got my wires crossed. Appreciate you keeping us informed. My wife has changed her mind on the red, she thinks she likes the silver pearl the best. Would like her to see that one in person so she can get the color SHE wants. "Treat 'em like a thoroughbred, they won't be a nag."
Hi Doberman

AH I read somewhere on this Forum that GM was not going to produce the pearl or maybe it was the white one. I will have to go back through tons of threads to see if I can find it for you.

Kimberly
 

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Kimberly, I thought that the silver color was called "silver pearl," could be wrong though. There is a darker silver or gray color that I have not seen pictures of to even see if it's a good color or not.
 

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USMC, a month or so ago there was an auto show in motion in San Diego. I was not sure if the SKY would be there or not. So I called my sons who live there to see if they'd go to it for me to check it out. They went over at lunch time and were given a nice boxed lunch by the GM folks. They required them to take a demo drive in a basic vehicle, then they could drive the others
( they drove a hummer and an escalade which they thought was cool). The SKY was not there, but I believe the solstice was. If it would have been there they would have called me and I would have driven to San Diego (4 1/2 hr.drive) to see it.

It would be nice to stay in a hotel in S.F. and see the auto show, but I hear that in S.F., they charge $30-$40/nite to park in the same hotel you're staying at (rat bas_ _ _ ds). We may stay in Cupertino and drive to the show or just do a turnaround and trade off driving.
 

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Interior Color

Hey guys I think my dealership is giving me the run around. I am number 1 on their list but yesterday I called to speak to the sales guy I have been talking to for 1 year now and he told me that they were only going to make the interior with Black and red. Now he knows I don't want a red dash board and it seems like he was trying to get me to not want the car. He said that the dealers were only going to get 30 cars each and that other people are not as picky as me and they will take whatever car they have. I think if I am paying close to $30,000 for something it's going to be what I want :D Anyone else hear the same thing?????????????
 

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Hi Ya PAMMYSKY

PammySky said:
Hey guys I think my dealership is giving me the run around. I am number 1 on their list but yesterday I called to speak to the sales guy I have been talking to for 1 year now and he told me that they were only going to make the interior with Black and red. Now he knows I don't want a red dash board and it seems like he was trying to get me to not want the car. He said that the dealers were only going to get 30 cars each and that other people are not as picky as me and they will take whatever car they have. I think if I am paying close to $30,000 for something it's going to be what I want :D Anyone else hear the same thing?????????????
First off "Where have you been"?????We need the woman folk on here, sometimes the testosterone gets a little strong!!!!!! But they are all sweet anyway!!!
I read on here somewhere that it was the cloth black, black leather, red/black but not on the dash and the same with the tan. I believe they are putting the tan in the blue and red and yellow and red in the silver, black and ????. I will see if I can search out that thread and get back to you.
I am getting the Chili Red Sky with black only leather. What color are you getting?
AND if you dont like they way they are treating you than seek out another dealer but keep your deposit at the original one just in case.
If I were you I would talk to the manager because as the other dealers on here will tell you, customer service and satisfaction are the KEY to a dealership. I would cause some waves.

off to find that thread for you

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Hi Kimberly,
I want the silver sky with ALL BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR and black dash board. Thanks for searching for that for me :) I know funny thing is I told him well how come the yellow sky in the calendar has all black interior... he avoided the question and said oh isn't that a cool calendar hee he ehee
 

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PammySky said:
Hey guys I think my dealership is giving me the run around. I am number 1 on their list but yesterday I called to speak to the sales guy I have been talking to for 1 year now and he told me that they were only going to make the interior with Black and red. Now he knows I don't want a red dash board and it seems like he was trying to get me to not want the car. He said that the dealers were only going to get 30 cars each and that other people are not as picky as me and they will take whatever car they have. I think if I am paying close to $30,000 for something it's going to be what I want :D Anyone else hear the same thing?????????????
This seems like it would be a rather poor approach to a new product launch- just producing what you want to and not offering choices at first. If this is indeed the way it goes down, I think a lot of people would take serious issue with that and I would be one of them. Pretty much the only thing the Saturn brand has had going for it up to this point has been the pleasant dealership experience, and they do not want to lose that.

As for the red dash, interior color options as of 5/27 were slated to be black, red, and tan, so I'd say it's extremely unlikely you'll have to get a red dash or no car. Even the red/black interior is rumored to now have an all black dash.

Ordering is widely expected to begin soon (in the next 1-6 weeks), and if so, we'll all know a lot more then. At this point, I would relax and see what happens.
 

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Okay I searched

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Hi Kimberly,
I want the silver sky with ALL BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR and black dash board. Thanks for searching for that for me :) I know funny thing is I told him well how come the yellow sky in the calendar has all black interior... he avoided the question and said oh isn't that a cool calendar hee he ehee
You know Pammy, the senior group tells us not to ask but to search the forum first, well I have searched and can not find that one thread that had the colors of interiors with color of exteriors.

BUT if you are getting the sliver than for sure I bet it will come in all black leather. DONT worry you will get what you want and so will all of us. Saturn will make sure that all these people just waiting to spend thier hard earned money will be taken care of. AND if I ever find that thread I will email it too you.

Kimberly :cheers:
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Thanks Kimberly for checking for me. I sure hope you are right about us getting what we want. Hey that little blue shoe is cute :) You are going to laugh at me but I was buying a cute pair of shoes the other day and I was like these will look good when I am driving my sky with the top down :cool: :lol:
 

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Yep

But our biggest concern will be how to keep our hair in one place while driving our toys with the top down. I currently use a ball cap but it leaves me with flat head. So buying that plexi wind deflector will help a lot. Did you see that at the Kappa Store?

Kimberly
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No I didn't see that but it does sound good because I'm letting my hair grow really long. It's only to my shoulders now but I am on a mission to let it grow really long :) I can always put it in a twist like I do at work everyday :D
 
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