I want my sky NOW said:I've been watching this forum for months now, and just decided to register, i'm like crying right now, I'm so happy theres a price, and thats it's so low. I just called my saturn dealership, and the manager isn't in yet but don't worry i'll keep calling.
no it is not, Just a 5 speed automatic... I am sure if it was the info already out would state that it had a manual shift option on the automatic transmission..I want my sky NOW said:Does anyone know if the automatic is also tiptronic? I so wish it was, too many old people and slow traffic here in florida to have manual, but if there is no tiptronic i will get a manual, b/c c'mon it's a roadster.
You also have to remember the Sky comes with cruise and a couple other options in the convenience package you have to order on the Solstice but to get them you have to order the the premium package... also the Sky comes standard with onstar, floormats and the sound insulated top padding....If you break it down and add cruise and the other options in the convenience package that are standard on the Sky you will come up with what I did in post number 6KappaMan said:I priced out a Solstice with ABS, AC, and the Power Package.
$22,475.00 (including destination charges).
Base Sky (per GM released info), comparably equipped: $23,690 (including destination charges).
More difference than I thought. BUT, the sky has projector halogen headlamps, which are not available on the Solstice.
Sorry, darn speed reading classes! :lol: Scanned right past your post #6...SkyMan 07 said:You also have to remember the Sky comes with cruise and a couple other options in the convenience package you have to order on the Solstice but to get them you have to order the the premium package... also the Sky comes standard with onstar, floormats and the sound insulated top padding....If you break it down and add cruise and the other options in the convenience package that are standard on the Sky you will come up with what I did in post number 6
Yeah. Similar thing when I was looking at GTO's when they first came out - dealer has nine sitting on the lot. Every one of them has +$5,000 added to the MSRP. I don't know if he sold them, but I'm patient enough that Pontiac ended up losing a sale - had I been able to get one between invoice and MSRP, I would have bought one of those GTO's, but at the end of the model year, he was stuck with them on his lot when the more powerful version of the GTO came out... At that point, I wasn't in the market for the car anymore.SATN SKY said:I just visited (pestered) my dealer again to see when I could place my actual build order. Still no "image", still no order.
However, my dealer also sells Pontiacs. They have 4 (count 'em 4) Solstices UNSOLD sitting in the showroom. I asked if they were pre-sold and was told "we already delivered the 7 pre-ordered Solstices. These are up for grabs."
I spent a solid hour playing with these cars. Hood up. Hood down. Clamshell up. Clamshell down. Top up. Top down. Sat in the driver's seat. Sat in the passenger seat. Crawled around on the floor and looked at the underside. Pushed every button.
It gave me a great "feel" for how the SKY will be physically.
Of particular interest:
On the window sticker, they all priced out between $24,000 and $25,000 MSRP with lots of goodies that will be standard on the SKY. Then, on a big bold sticker was "DELUXE EXTERIOR APPEARANCE PACKAGE $5,000.00". Bottom line price for these cars was $29,000 to $30,000.
I asked about the $5,000 and was told "that's the upcharge due to the supply and demand". Hello! You have 4 of them collecting dust on the showroom floor. I'm sure they'll get their premium, but what a rip-off.
I asked my SKY salesman if the SKY will come with a similar upcharge. He said he believed so (around the same number).
Those of us who have purchased Saturns over the years (4 brand new cars in the last 8 years for me) have gladly put up with the "no haggle" pricing of Saturn. We all paid the sticker price. Now, they expect us loyal customers to pay a $5,000 premium. It stinks.
Yes according to the standard equipment list for the Sky fog lights and The DIC are standard. check the order guide and you will see.KappaMan said:Sorry, darn speed reading classes! :lol: Scanned right past your post #6...
Yup, I see now, ZQ3 Convenience package, ZQ2 Power Package, C60 Air Conditioning, JL9 ABS, B32 Floor Mats, UE1 OnStar which forces the AZ5 Headliner....
all adds up to $23,845.
BUT, I don't think the foglamps or the Driver Information Center are standard on the Sky - and they are buried in the $465 of the ZQ3 Convenience package...., so basically, these cares are pretty much the same (assuming your standard floormats, OnStar/headliner, and cruise are, in fact, standard on the base Sky).