Zippy Saturn Sky Deserves to Survive GM Woes

2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Ruby Red Limited Edition

Steven Cole Smith from the Orlando Sentinel: It's interesting that the test car, a 2009 Saturn Sky sports car, has only been on the market for a few years, but is the oldest product in the Saturn lineup. Based on the same platform as the similar Pontiac Solstice — another brand with an uncertain future — the Sky is a little more upscale than the Pontiac. New for 2009 in this particular model's trim package is a dark "ruby red" exterior with dark accent stripes on the hood and trunk. It's handsome but a bit understated, not a bad thing for a 260-horsepower sports car. It certainly drew more than its share of compliments. The Sky Red Line is a lot of fun to drive, a product good enough to stand on its own. Too bad it, and all the Saturn products, are caught up in GM's financial crisis. There has long been the philosophy in the auto business that if you build good products, you will succeed. Saturn's woes suggest that is no longer a given.

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