Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Saturn Sky, Part 3

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Why you should buy this car: It's got those cool dent-resistant plastic hydroformed sheetmetal body panels. Really though, the Sky looks boss, especially for a car priced in the mid-20's. It gives us hope for the American auto industry that they can still make fun cars.

Why you shouldn't buy this car: The roof is annoying and trunk is pretty useless, and it should feel sportier. The 0-60 time is decent, but this is a sports car, not a family hauler, so the engine response and handling should be livelier. The 260-hp Sky Redline will fix many of these problems, for a price.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: Yes
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: No


Also Consider:
· Mazda MX-5 Miata
· Pontiac Solstice
· Porsche Boxster (used)

· Manufacturer: Saturn
· Model tested: Sky
· Model year: 2007
· Base Price: $23,115
· Price as Tested: $26,205
· Engine type: 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four
· Horsepower: 177 hp @ 6600 rpm
· Torque: 166 ft.-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
· Redline: 7000 rpm
· Transmission: 5-speed automatic
· Curb Weight: 2963 lbs
· LxWxH: 161.1 x 71.4 x 50.4 in
· Wheelbase: 95.1 in
· Tires: P245/45R18 Goodyear Eagle RSA
· Drive type: rear-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 7.2 sec.
· 1/4-mile: 15.7 sec. @ 89 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 22 / 26
· NHTSA crash test rating: not tested

[by Mike Austin]

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I never realized this before, but for a small roadster, it sure does get shitty gas mileage.