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mkaresh 09-29-2010 06:55 PM

Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So back in 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.

Thanks to the help of this forum, for which I'm very grateful, we've had excellent participation by Saturn owners, and have been providing stats for most Saturn models for a while. I'd love to do the same with the SKY--just a matter of getting enough owners involved. We're close.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the SKY, for free. I'll share results for the SKY in this thread after each update.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/reliability.php]Car reliability research[/url]

mkaresh 09-06-2011 02:52 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We have an initial reliabiliy stat for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn SKY to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

With a reported repair rate of 19 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2007 Solstice and SKY are better tha average, but these cars are driven only about 4,000 miles a year, on average, and the sample size is very small.

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants we could cover all model years and provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability.php?stage=pt&bd=Saturn&mc=713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 01-19-2012 03:23 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We have an initial reliabiliy stat for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn SKY (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

With a reported repair frequency of 14 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2007 Solstice and SKY are better than average.

Realize, though, that these cars are driven only about 4,000 miles a year, on average, and the sample size is very small.

We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants we could cover all model years and provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability.php?stage=pt&bd=Saturn&mc=713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

Martinkin 01-23-2012 07:27 PM

hi in
 
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Werks11 02-01-2012 09:12 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
truedelta should be named littledata

scotty6486 02-10-2012 11:09 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
Not bad, makes me more interested in the Sky. I wonder what parts pricing/availability will be like in a few more years.

mkaresh 12-11-2012 02:01 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
[QUOTE=Werks11;1839528]truedelta should be named littledata[/QUOTE]

We have good data on over 600 model / model year combinations, just not the SKY. Would love to change this.

We have updated the reliabiltiy stat for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn SKY to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012. None of the eleven owners participating has reported a repair in the past year. A very small sample size, but clearly these cars aren't falling to pieces.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability.php?stage=pt&bd=Pontiac&mc=494]Pontiac Solstice reliability ratings and

comparisons[/url]

[url=http://truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and

comparisons[/url]

SilverFox 12-14-2012 05:09 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
Have you tried making comparisons to Consumer Reports. I'd think there data would be more accurate...

mkaresh 12-14-2012 05:39 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
In this case they do currently have better information, simply because our sample size was so small. If we had even a few dozen owners participating, our information would be more accurate and much more recent, as their methods contain serious flaws and they slowly update their stats only once a year.

SilverFox 01-14-2013 02:05 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
Love it! Generally, I just rely upon Consumer Reports, so it's nice to have another set of data. Of course, what counts most is how reliable your Sky is. Towards this end, I change my oil every 3K, which I'm told is a big indicator on how long your great Sky will last.

mkaresh 03-24-2013 12:13 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We have updated the reliabiliy stat for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn SKY to include owner experiences through December 31, 2012. Once again no repairs were reported, with eleven owners participating.

We'll have further updates in May and August. With more owners involved we could cover all model years and provide more precise information.

To sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/reliability.php]Car reliability research[/url]

mkaresh 07-18-2013 12:00 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007 SKY: 0, low, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in August and in November.

For the details, including the descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

paulsnider11 08-06-2013 07:58 AM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
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mkaresh 10-13-2013 11:42 AM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 16, low, very small sample size
2007 SKY: 0, low, very small sample size

Note: these cars tend to have low odometer readings--they're not driven much.

We'll have further updates in November and February.

To view competitors' scores and descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 02-06-2014 11:47 AM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 19, low, small sample size
2007 SKY: 9, low, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 04-24-2014 12:18 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 15, low, small sample size
2007 SKY: 33, low, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 08-01-2014 01:36 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
Our reliability stats for the SKY now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 8, low, small sample size
2007 SKY: 37, low, very small sample size

Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

For a deeper dive, including the stats for other cars and repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 10-31-2014 01:37 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 8, low, small sample size
2007 SKY: 39, low, very small sample size

Note: many of these cars aren't driven much

Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

mkaresh 01-19-2015 03:50 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
We've updated our reliability stats for the SKY to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 SKY: 0, low, very small sample size
2007 SKY: 33, low, very small sample size

To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):

[url=http://www.truedelta.com/Saturn-SKY/reliability-713]Saturn SKY reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]

SilverFox 09-08-2015 10:59 PM

Re: Saturn SKY reliability - better info
 
Thanks for taking this project on. I've been told by my dealer that with regular maintenance, I should have no problem getting 300K miles out of my Sky.


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