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HarleyEarl

Sky & Solstice

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How are these two great looking sports cars doing in the marketplace these days?

Anyone know the sales figures lately?

They look great on the street and hope they stick around for awhile.

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If they had a less retarded roof, trunks, and places to put things in the interior maybe they would be doing better.

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They are nice toys for people that can afford them in addition to a more traditional vehicle for everyday use. I think a slightly more practical next generation Solstice should be designed for Pontiac that is 160 inches long on a 100 inch wheelbase. I think the Sky should be discontinued and Saturn should offer "TwinTop" roadster/coupe versions of their next generation Corsa (hopefully), Astra, and Aura lines. A luxury retractable hardtop version of the next generation platform could be created for Cadillac.

I would love to see GM modify the Kappa platform to build a subcompact 4-seat 3-door/5-door product for Pontiac. A small sporty specialty car that is 170 inches long on a 104 inch wheelbase, powered by 1.8 and 2.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engines. I think this car would blow the doors off anything that Scion offers as well as give the Mini some serious competition.

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I wish the Sky had been badged a Chevy instead.

Wasn't there some talk of a junior Corvette or Chevrolet based on the Sky/Solstice, awhile ago? Whatever happened to that idea? I must have missed the memo.

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Popular Mechanics (which always has very good intel) had a drawing of the Sky way before it was supposed to come out, but they thought it was a Chevy.

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They are nice toys for people that can afford them in addition to a more traditional vehicle for everyday use. I think a slightly more practical next generation Solstice should be designed for Pontiac that is 160 inches long on a 100 inch wheelbase. I think the Sky should be discontinued and Saturn should offer "TwinTop" roadster/coupe versions of their next generation Corsa (hopefully), Astra, and Aura lines. A luxury retractable hardtop version of the next generation platform could be created for Cadillac.

I would love to see GM modify the Kappa platform to build a subcompact 4-seat 3-door/5-door product for Pontiac. A small sporty specialty car that is 170 inches long on a 104 inch wheelbase, powered by 1.8 and 2.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engines. I think this car would blow the doors off anything that Scion offers as well as give the Mini some serious competition.

I agree, Saturn should have the TT Astra, and let the Sky be a Chevy, and bring in the dough. Focus it as a cheap car with a family of three engines 1.4 Turbo, 2L N.A. and 2.0 Turbo (SS) all DI's. I do not think Kappa has a future. It will possibly be a modified Alpha.

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