2008 Saturn Sky User Reviews

2008 Saturn Sky Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"storage" 5 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"roadster" 2 reviews

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WestCoastDon writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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4

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Fabulous basic sports car. Tenacious handling, terrific power band--very broad. Virtually no turbo lag. Excellent fuel economy. Very rare even in LA--I see more Aston Martins than Skys.

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Aisin trans could use a 6th gear. Trunk space is minimal even for a sports car.

WestCoastDon
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Great Sports Car! — Very enjoyable, basic sports car. No computer controlled anything. It weighs barely 3000 pounds and with 260 HP and 260 LB. FT. of torque it will get sideways anytime you want. The top stows into the trunk area reducing even more the meager storage space but boy does it look cool with the top stowed. No visible convertible top makes for one stylish ride. The 2.0 liter engine sounds rorty on start-up but is never hard on the ears. Stereo easily heard at freeway speeds even with the top down. Consistently gets 27 MPG at 75 MPH in 5th gear but would be even better with a 6-speed gearbox. Too bad they're out of production. I predict they will be a collectible in 10 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sheree writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Roadster Review
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It handles well and it's gorgeous.

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I wouldn't avoid it for this reason, but obviously it doesn't accelerate as fast as a 6-cylinder. Also, it doesn't have a backseat or very much trunk space.

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It May Not Be Practical For Everyone, But I Like Being In Love With My Car Again! — I absoluely love this car. I missed being able to throw my foot down without holding back! I mean, without getting tickets. Ah, the joys of a 4-cylinder. I also missed having a convertible, even though I hardly ever use that particular function. I like having the option. To answer the questions asked, acceleration is less than in a Mustang (my previous car), obviously, but braking and handling are amazing. It hasn't needed repairs, or even gas, since I started driving it, because I haven't had it very long. Cost of ownership is actually slightly less than a Mustang. As far as appearance, it is absolutely gorgeous, and in my new favorite car color which I think of as melancholic blue (sorry, but I don't have the acutal manual, which would probably tell me the real name of the color!). And yes, it's great fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kksejwilson writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Over all an outstanding car.

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Cheap interior.

kksejwilson
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Cool Little Car — I think that this car is what it was designed for "Fun". Its a car that you can jump in and go without worry of it breaking down. I get about 31 mpg and feel the road as im driving. I like that there are after market parts still available for this car. It wouldnt take much to get this 4 cyclinder over 300HP. I think GM hit a home run when they came out with the Sky redline.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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pga4trp writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Love almost everything about this car. It is a sports car with only 2 seats.  Very fast for such a small engine.  2.0 liter but turbo charged. Easy to upgrade also. Check trifecta for cheap 30 to 50 add on HP. For real not a cheap rip off chip. Love the car. I have bought 2 cars via car guru in the past 3 months. Great way to find a deal.

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No cabin storage,  virtually no trunk especially when top is down. Older technology but it is an 08 after all. It is a large go kart and who doesn't love go karts.

pga4trp
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Small 2 Seat Sports Car Or Large Very Fast Go Kart. — I love this car just know that it is a toy. Not a family car with only 2 seats but you know that. It is a blast. Wish it had a little more storage space but I can live with that. It is a man's dream and a head turner. Ladies you will love it too.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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J_burbs writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Great sporty fast car a real head turner for a good price

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Not a lot of space at all

J_burbs
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Love The Car Lots Of Fun! — This car is a great car for the summer but it compares to a motorcycle You won't be able to get around in the winter with it. The overal performance of this car is great pushing 260 hp stock its sure to please.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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zinder writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Best looking car GM has ever built, some people complain about squeaks and rattles and this would upset me, but one minor noise in the steering column that goes away when the car warms up.  Fast and handles well and will handle much better when you get rid of those Goodyears.  Gas mileage, 22-23 city, 33-34 highway when doing the speed limit.  Still get 28-30 between 70-85 highway.  My friends own vehicles over $100,000.00 and I get more interest and praise for my car, it drives them nuts.  Update, after 30,000 miles the only thing I had to do to the car is change the oil.  Since the car is 5 yrs. old, I flushed the brake lines and the radiator.  That's it for now, happy motoring.

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Getting in and out and a lack of storage, that's it.

zinder
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Awesome — I am glad they did not make a lot of these cars because my car gets rarer and rarer every day. I have owned 25 cars and none have made me any happier than this one, it's not even close.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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bblessed22 writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Lots of power, fun to drive, head turner.

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No cargo space

bblessed22
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Fun To Drive — This car is so much fun to drive, but only with the top down. The turbo gives this 4 cylinder plenty of power. Turn heads constantly and always getting complemented at the gas station. People can't believe it is a Saturn.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tom writes:
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handling, acceleration, looks

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who needs armrests in a roadster??

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Fast..... — the car gives you attitude!!! sometimes you cant help but to accelerate when changing lanes. always hoping to be first in line at the red light. it is a very nice car. the tires are expensive so keep the traction control on...it will save you some bucks on tires.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Leslie writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Review
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Excellent performance, eye-catching looks

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Limited storage, unrefined interior.

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Top-down Summer Fun — Performance is exceptional - much quicker than comparable models from BMW and Mercedes. Mechanically very sound so far, with no issues whatsoever. Interior quality is slightly below what you might expect, although sound system is excellent. Lack of storage is an issue for overnight trips. A very fun car to drive overall. Drive one before you buy a more expensive model.

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Matt writes:
2008 Saturn Sky Roadster Review
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Bleh — The handling of the car was alright, accel was very sub par. Not at all good for a 40+k car. The interior styling was terrible because of the cheap materials. The car, despite its many cons, it very fun to drive. I would reccomend it to a rich person.....

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2009 Saturn Sky Reviews

Head Turner By jcg2684

the only thing you can dislike about this car is the amount of storage space ... no mater where I park this car I get questions about "who made this car" "how much does it cost" "where can I buy one... Read More

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2007 Saturn Sky Reviews

Close To Greatness By G_T

Fun sporty car. But the reliability and low-end power is not what I would expect from a pure sports car. The handling and looks are great. But 2.2L engine really lacks low-end torque for accelerati... Read More

Great Sports Car By publicutility

Has the looks, quality and performance of sports cars costing several thousands of dollars more than the Sky Red Line. Probably the best sports car there is for the money. It's a shame that it was d... Read More

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