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Old 06-05-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Why are threads so old?

Almost everything on here is 2011 or earlier. Why?

I just bought my 2008 Red Line. Where can I go to get up to date information on it?

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Old 06-05-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why are threads so old?

1-Are you aware that Saturn folded in 2010?

2-With much fewer Sky's sold and presuming even fewer problems occurred among the few members joining Saturnfans, its not surprising less information is posted here.

Perhaps you might find more in Sky's sister, Pontiac Solstice (forums).

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Old 06-05-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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Yes, of course I am aware. I have been a car collector for 60 years. So did all the Skys just expire when the company went out of business? GM didnt go out of business. I have A '56 Studebaker and there are still clubs out there for the Studebaker????

I would have thought that a website for Skys would have become more and more valuable as support from Saturn faded, not less valuable. We need to support each other!!! Unless the car isnt worth saving.

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Old 06-05-2016, 08:18 PM   #4
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Several reasons: More Sky owners( than the rest of us driving regular beater Saturns) are of a means to afford dealer service, instead of gleaning info from discussion boards.

They have better things to do.

They don't get driven much.


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Old 06-05-2016, 08:50 PM   #5
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When Saturn folded, all models retired. This includes Sky. GM is not the same car company from years ago as it became bloated from inbreeding. Whether Sky becomes a collectors car remains to be seen. In addition to the Solstice forums, perhaps googling for sky forums may help you find other owners with similar interests.

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Old 06-05-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
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well I just got mine (actually its my wifes mothers day present, dont tell her I said "mine") and its so much fun to drive I dont think I will be driving the TownCar much anymore. And the Sky gets far better mileage. So I will be driving it a lot.

As to cost of acquisition, I got it for 7K and its virtually pristine with 88K on the clock and purrs like a kitten. So it doesnt take a wealthy man to own one these days.

And, while I do use the dealer for the Lincoln, I prefer to do my own maintenance on the other 10 cars. When I turned 70 I was having problems getting up from the floor so quit doing my own maintenance....until I discovered the Gym and got back in shape. This year I will be 80 and I dont mind getting on my back under the car anymore. In fact, its fun and rewarding.

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Old 06-06-2016, 03:47 PM   #7
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well said. enjoy your redline. beautiful car and goes like a rocket.

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Old 06-14-2016, 02:24 PM   #8
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Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is void of useful information. I'll take the archives here over newer threads most of the time. People create way too many threads for topics that have been covered ad nauseam.

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Old 06-16-2016, 10:17 PM   #9
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Combination of relatively low production numbers and "they don't make 'em anymore."

The kappa platform cars aren't expensive now (nor when they were new).

I doubt they'll ever be particularly collectible since GM still managed to crank out a fair number of Sky and Solstice cars during their brief run.

Congrats on the acquisition, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it to be a collectible car. And it's not that "interesting" to warrant a vibrant forum ecosystem.

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Old 07-04-2016, 05:42 PM   #10
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Combination of relatively low production numbers and "they don't make 'em anymore."

I doubt they'll ever be particularly collectible since GM still managed to crank out a fair number of Sky and Solstice cars during their brief run.

Congrats on the acquisition, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it to be a collectible car. And it's not that "interesting" to warrant a vibrant forum ecosystem.

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Its already collectable. I collected it and find it almost as beautiful as my E Type. The more people that dont think its acollectors idem, the beter because they will discard themto the junk yards and the remaining ones become rarer.

The Model A Ford exceeded 1 million in production, its a crappy car, slow with no accessories and no artistic style and it is collectable.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:37 PM   #11
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Its already collectable. I collected it and find it almost as beautiful as my E Type. The more people that dont think its acollectors idem, the beter because they will discard themto the junk yards and the remaining ones become rarer.

The Model A Ford exceeded 1 million in production, its a crappy car, slow with no accessories and no artistic style and it is collectable.
Spare me. The model A was produced NINETY years ago, not nine.

Good luck with that "collection."

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:27 AM   #12
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Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is void of useful information. I'll take the archives here over newer threads most of the time. People create way too many threads for topics that have been covered ad nauseam.
Couldn't be more off the point. New Threads new problems no two problems are the same and HiJacking a old post gives no new information to fix the OP problem whom most likely has moved on. That is why you need to start your own thread for your own problems. Your not the OP.

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:29 AM   #13
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Spare me. The model A was produced NINETY years ago, not nine.

Good luck with that "collection."

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Same here we need a car that will take me where I need to go and have A/C to keep me alive in it. We're living in the heat wave nowdays not the blizzard cool weather back then so a little perspective is in order. Last I looked Saturn didn't exist 90 years ago-the planet did but the car didn't.

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Couldn't be more off the point. New Threads new problems no two problems are the same and HiJacking a old post gives no new information to fix the OP problem whom most likely has moved on. That is why you need to start your own thread for your own problems. Your not the OP.
When I research older threads I don't see a need to ever bump them or "hijack" them, so I don't know what you're referring to there. There is plenty to be learned from the archive that is this place. More often than not, the problems we have with these cars are the same time and time again.

This site in archived format would still be ultra helpful to Saturn enthusiasts should a day come that we can no longer post here. Are you saying it wouldn't be?

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Old 07-23-2016, 12:30 PM   #15
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really hard to know what cars will become collectables in the future. still have to think the 8 2010 skys will be worth money some day.

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Old 11-18-2016, 08:38 PM   #16
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As you can see from my sig, I own 2 Saturns, my LW is a daily driver with 167k miles and the Redline pretty much sits in my garage nowadays under its Noah awaiting great weather weekends here in SoCal. To answer your question though, as fdryer pointed out, Saturn is dead, there are no new models, so as time progresses less and less Skys (and all Saturns for that matter) will be available, so inherent interest diminishes. When I joined this forum in early 2006 and skyroadster.com (sorry for the plug) back in 2007 things were hopping, sales were (no pun intended) Skyrocketing and the Sky and its sister the Solstice in general was abuzz. That was then, this is now. I bought mine new in November of 2007 and have enjoyed 108k miles or is that smiles since then? But really, even the skyroadster.com websiteís participation has fallen off in the past few years. I paid ~$35k for my 2008 new in 2007 and now, as you noted, they can be had for a small fraction of what I paid. So the whole buying demographics has changed. Mostly, unlike yourself, itís the Millennials and Gen X buying them and pretty much ricing them out (shame too). It would be interesting to know of the original ~34,400 Skys and ~65,000 Solstices, how many are still on the road today. That count by itself may tell you also why the lack of posts. After all, if you donít own one, you donít have a need to post any longer.

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Old 11-18-2016, 10:50 PM   #17
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during the 2007 model year people came in cash in hand to buy them and none around. we had a years worth of them sold on orders. it would be interesting to know how many they could have sold in the beginning if they would have built them. saturn said they wanted to keep the demand so they limited production....

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