Saturn Sky Red Line Review

Posted on 31. Oct, 2006 by in Auto News

The Saturn Sky was a great success. Not because of it. A great car, an absence of significant trunk and the model is less than exhilarating driving dynamics make it a toy with limited play value But the Sky hits the ball out of the park in the style department. In fact, the Sky is the most physically appealing car GM has produced since Harley Earl last roamed the halls of the general design department. With the advent of the Saturn Sky Red Line, GM gets another type of sports cars a chance to redeem himself in the hard-Pistonheads, which do not offer the drop-dead gorgeous model basis the necessary automobile sex. Unfortunately …

During the Saturn Sky Red Line basic shape and proportions are top shelf eye candy A modern take on the original Corvette God is not in the details. The red line is chrome hood vents are fake. The headlamps' black bezels, chrome exhaust tips, and 18 "wheels are nice, but they do little to project the necessary threat. OK, brake cooling paste and prevents the larger mesh lower grille in a bit of aggression, but the cosmetic changes to the basic Sky are about as exciting as fourth thoracic Pamela Anderson op Meanwhile, two antenna at OnStar / XM Radio Killer and an analog stick still mar perfect pitch lines of the roadster.

Still, who cares? I admit that my pants were wet when I got behind the wheel of the Sky Red Line. Not because of the way it looked, sounded and drove because the roof leaks. So I left the barnyard thoroughly ridiculous piece of engineering as Saturn Sky Roof known. Step 1: Open the window and unlock the top of the top of the windshield. Cracking the glove compartment and the trunk hit go. Jumping out of the car. Step 2: Lift the trunk lid. With both hands, pull the upper back of the boot. If you think it's down, give it a nice push in the middle "until it is embedded closely. Step 3: (! And I mean SLAM) slam shut the boot lid, so that it is sealed on both sides of the vehicle. Step 4: Never pack luggage will not fit my normal airplane hand luggage in the trunk..

For those of you that GM has this quality, think what sort, open the Sky Red Line trunk and look at the base of the tip. You'll see small foam cubes plasti-bound (such as clothing tags) in order to keep the roof of his form.

I think a convertible cool factor in direct proportion to the severity of the woman next to you is measured. Women, is to achieve the high Fahrenheit readings are not satisfied by the lack of a vanity mirror in the sun visor of the Saturn Red Line. Also it is with how deep you sit inside its carcass be satisfied. In fact, my girlfriend refused to drive the car. She said she did not feel safe in it. This is from someone driving a rusty Dodge Caravan without complaint.

As I mentioned, my first day was wet with the Saturn Sky Red Line, wet, wet (and too cold to play ball), so I left the traction control alone and did nothing. (The base car a handful in the wet is;. If it ends faster than a boomerang swap) Later, in the dry, I discovered that the greater Red Line Sky makes tire-shredding mid-corner drifts so simple you'll begin to think , Your last name is Millen. Until you hit a bump. The Sky Red Line attenuation is fine initially. The recovery is malignant. It emerges from the rear of the car, upset the rear tire and the elimination of driver confidence. Then the chassis rotates a bit, whereupon rowed arm and passenger side nausea. You can learn to live with the sky limits, scanning the road for potential disaster, as you gather speed, but it's not exactly what I call fun.

If that's what it should do to "unique Red Line coil springs" for handling, someone put in an urgent call at Saturn Tempurpedic. Oh, right, the power. I almost forgot. The Red Line has a 260 horsepower Ecotec four-cylinder engine. While a similar engine in the Cobalt SS Super charged has its moments – including a delicious WW2 fighter plane belt whine-The turbo bolted on the Sky unit only has this asthmatic engine a blowfish. If lackluster power delivery is not enough to frustrate the determined speed freak, should the fact that to finish the four pot in traffic. Four times.

Taken as a whole, it is as if Saturn / Opel / GM / Vauxhall / Pontiac engineers designed this sports car with 10-foot poles. Everything about the supposedly rabid roadster seems far out of the car-sacrificing driveability, handling, functionality, reliability, usability and comfort have been developed. Yes, the Saturn Sky Red Line looks like sex on wheels. And that's about it.