The automotive press acted like it was the Second Coming when the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice twins were released into the world for the 2006 model year. Automotive “journalists” raved about how great it was to finally have an affordable American sports car with a turbocharger and a manual transmission…and that it was going to bring about the American automotive Renaissance…but they got it totally wrong and the ensuing automotive apocalypse of 2008 pushed Saturn and Pontiac into an early grave….and for whatever reason the Skystice is dirt cheap, even in Redline or GXP trim. Find this 2007 Saturn Sky Redline offered for $4,995 at a small used car dealer in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Picture this; you are stuck at home under stay-at-home orders and you need something to occupy your time since your internet connection is dead. What you need is an engine and a vehicle that needs an engine. Then you just need a few wrenches, some zip ties, a welder, and some fresh 5w30 oil. The […]
In the late 2000’s the Saturn Sky and cousin Pontiac Solstice tried to knock the Mazda Miata off as the king of the two seat convertible hill. Both GM cars and brands met the same inglorious fate as the Mercury Capri that came and tried years before. The base Sky had somewhat tepid performance from […]
GM’s Kappa platform was launched in 2006 with the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky followed a year later. Unfortunately the 2008 recession/carpocalpyse killed the Skystice before it was more than a few years old….but in those few years GM managed to sell 100,124 examples (34,400 Sky, 65,724 Solstic) and they make great used drivers […]
The people wanted it. The press wanted it. The engineers wanted to make it. And in 2006, General Motors finally delivered the American-built Mazda MX-5 competitor that was so missing from its domestic line up. The Skystice (Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky) was instantly loved by the people (7,000 orders in first 10 days), the […]
The GM Kappa platform was introduced in 2006 to much pomp and circumstance. Hallelujah, the chorus sang, General Motors finally listened to us car guys and introduced a lightweight, subcompact, rear drive chassis to compete with Mazda’s MX-5, Honda’s S2000, and the like. Unfortunately, GM canceled the entire line after 3 years of production when […]