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Old 08-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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From the Detroit Free Press: French automaker Peugeot - frequently mentioned as a possible supplier of future Saturn cars - is to unveil the sleek RCZ coupe at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. Very reminiscent of the Audi TT, the four-seat RCZ should go on sale in Europe next year.

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Old 08-20-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Well it's not a 2 seat roadster so no...however that looks amazing.

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It could be the NEW SATURN SXZ(SEXY)!

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Old 08-21-2009, 11:29 AM   #4
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I like the looks, but its made by Peugeot. From what I've heard (Top Gear) French Manufacturers aren't known for the best cars. Considering I have never even seen a Peugeot and the show thinks VW Beetles and Porsche 911s are the same then I guess I really don't know.

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Old 08-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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It looks like a Nissan 370Z to me. IMHO.

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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I like the looks, but its made by Peugeot. From what I've heard (Top Gear) French Manufacturers aren't known for the best cars. Considering I have never even seen a Peugeot and the show thinks VW Beetles and Porsche 911s are the same then I guess I really don't know.
Please take top gear not too seriously, or do you really belief that every american car (except the Corvette and CTS-V) is garbage? That's what Jeremy Clarkson often said on his show. It's fun to watch, but that's it.

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
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NO!
If they revive the SKY name, it better be a 2 seat roadster.

I don't like the Audi TT, and I don't like this.

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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If they revive the SKY name, it better be a 2 seat roadster.

I don't like the Audi TT, and I don't like this.
Why not? The Sky was/is a great car, but this one will at least have alot more cargo space sufficient for long trips. I doubt those back seats can seat anyone comfortably anyways, kinda like the S-Series coupes - especially the 1st gens.

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Old 08-22-2009, 07:31 AM   #9
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I have to say, after finding this gallery this car looks amazing! Its suppose to be cheaper than an Audi TT ($35,200) and get a combined 33MPG. The only down side I could see is the top of the line version will only have a 200HP engine but it does 0-60 just as fast as a SKY Redline.

I do have a few nick picks myself.
This whole car is so symmetrical except for the dual exhaust, put one of those on the other side and the outside is perfect. For those of us who get snow, I think the back flexed windshield might cause snow to get funneled in towards the middle of the back window.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnV...CZ-Coupe-4.jpg



I have been in Lincolns that have the clock face for the time and I don't like it. I know they probably put it in there to add some class and luxury but make it so I have a digital readout on the clock face as well (sorry just a little pet peeve).

Also if you didn't notice, there is no display for your radio/music player. The driver does have a LCD screen in the instrument cluster and I am guessing it will have an media information line in there so its easier on the driver, but what about the passenger?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnV...Z-Coupe-12.jpg




The backseat look a little lack luster and flat.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnV...Z-Coupe-14.jpg
but... That could look like that because your comparing them to the huge bucket seats in the front.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnV...Z-Coupe-13.jpg




Look at that, something the Saturn Sky didn't have.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnV...Z-Coupe-11.jpg

I agree, if they do go with this car as Saturn's new sport option it shouldn't be called the Sky but I do think they should look into this thing since there is nothing that looks this in America.

I think I am starting to see what Penske is doing here, I thought he was just going to make a cheap deal with a flousy car company and just sit back and hope the money comes in. It looks more like he looking around at what the American market doesn't have, looking for those nitches and getting those companies that haven't had a chance to compete here yet, bring the best they have and challenge the big boys.

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #10
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A little shy on HP but otherwise a fine looking car.

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Old 08-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #11
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looks good...is it FWD? or RWD/AWD?

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Old 08-22-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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http://www.peugeot.com/en/products/cars/rcz.aspx

there's the official site for it but it doesn't say, I'd wager it's front wheel drive

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Old 08-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #13
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Looks like a cross between a SC430 and an Audi TT.



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Old 08-22-2009, 02:48 PM   #14
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I like the looks, but its made by Peugeot. From what I've heard (Top Gear) French Manufacturers aren't known for the best cars. Considering I have never even seen a Peugeot and the show thinks VW Beetles and Porsche 911s are the same then I guess I really don't know.
Peugots were sold in the U.S. back in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

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Old 08-22-2009, 02:52 PM   #15
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I like the looks, but its made by Peugeot. From what I've heard (Top Gear) French Manufacturers aren't known for the best cars.
You'll never see a skinny Peugot mechanic.

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:14 AM   #16
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It kind of looks like a mitsu eclipse from the side. Either way, it's french, me no like

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And.. designed to make you think of the Peugeot 908 diesel LMP. (Yes, I know it's not that car, but...)

This is healthy- lots of ideas floating around. But first things first- Penske needs to complete the purchase and get the organization running on its own. Then we can all say to Car & Driver, LOUDLY, "we're not dead."

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #18
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IMO it wouldn't sell in America. The SKY name shouldn't be used on it.

An average person's reaction would be "What happened to it?", then they'll find out it's an imported facsimile.

It's not at all related, it's not a redesign, it's from a foreign country, all it shares is the brand name. It needs to have a different name.

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I doubt this will be a Saturn. I thought Penske already said he wanted to have Samsung build small cars in Korea.

But as has been brought up, The Frenchies sold cars over here, and failed miserably. French cars make the average American car look well made and that's saying something. But the biggest difference is that the French cars are/have been horribly unreliable, whereas American cars are simple but tough. It's not just Clarkson who preaches the fact that French cars are crap, you can look around and find it everywhere.

I fail to see why anyone would buy this over the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. I also don't think Americans will hop onto the Turbo 1.6L train yet, Americans can barely stand a turbo/supercharged 2L engine.

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I really hope that if Penske does continue to use the existing Saturn lineup in the future that he either (1) has vehicles mnfg as redesigned models that actually started with what currently exists, or (2) buys the newer versions of the existing models from GM or Opel (if produced). It would bug me to all hell if they had the brilliant :sarcasm: idea to take a completely different car, with completely different parts and design, and made by a completely different entity with absolutely NO affiliation with the previous mnfgr, and call it the same name as before. At least have the decency to come up with a completely new name for a completely different car.

For example, that picture shown of the RCZ coupe looks absolutely NOTHING like a Sky. And pretty much always when a car is redesigned, it at least looks a little bit like the previous incarnation. So I would hope that any new Saturn entity would not consider using a current name for a car like that, if they would potentially sell them.

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