I owned one, drove it for 25,000 miles, sold it for some extra cash to put down on a house. Already looking for another one. You can go pay twice as much for an S2000 or go ahead and get an underpowered Miata but what's the point? A Sky Redline with a $300 Trifecta Tune is easily the best performance car you can get for your money. Less than 3,000lbs, near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and over 300hp/350lbs of torque (With the previously mentioned tune) will put you into C6 Corvette range while getting close to 30MPG. Not to mention cheap insurance costs, easy and inexpensive to maintain (the 2.0 turbo motor is still being thrown into most current GM models today, parts are everywhere, stop crying about Saturn being dead). The top takes literally 4 seconds to put down, I don't understand why people complain about it so much. The interior could be slightly better quality (less plastic) but it looks good and honestly, you'll have so much fun driving it you wont care. The trunk space isn't great, but if that really mattered you wouldn't be looking at a roadster right now anyway. There are luggage racks you can mount on the trunk (temporarily) for longer trips which work just fine. Honestly though, my favorite part about the car is that you rarely see them anywhere. I cant go anywhere in summer without seeing a Corvette, Miata, S2000 or a Z3 anymore but seeing another Sky is like seeing a unicorn. People always stop and ask me what I'm driving and it's extremely entertaining to watch their reaction when I told them it's a Saturn. So, in conclusion, the only realistic flaws among an extremely long list of positives are: No trunk space. And a Saturn badge. Both have very simple solutions. Now go buy one. And start picking on some Mustangs. They don't like being humiliated by Saturns (When they aren't busy running into crowds of people).
I own a Honda, Jaguar, and a Saturn. I find myself driving the Saturn Sky Redline for enjoyment. It is pure fun. Of the line it is a terror! In my life I owned to many cars to list. These include a 442, 340 Dodge swinger, Turbo Buick, etc. Now at 60 years old I can compare more easily than when I was 30years old. You will not regret a Sky Redline , if you can buy one. It has features that compare to 40-50 thousand dollar cars.I bought my Redline Sky new,the dealer added a Fugita F5 Competition Cold Air Intake System, warranted for one year. I added a Borla Exhaust. This combination only skyrockets your enjoyment. I was looking at specs for other cars but keep coming back to the Red.
I have owned several, what could be called, sexy cars over the last 38 years starting with a '68 Mustang I bought new after high school. I've owned a 68 'Vette, two Spitfires (despite the electrical systems), another 68 Mustang, only this one is a GT convertible, and I can honestly say that the Sky Turbo is more fun to drive than all of them. The power feels that it's on a par with the Mustangs and even the Corvette (I know Vette owners aren't buying that). For the price, I can't imagine a better vehicle for pure fun. Let me say that you must have something else in the garage for the Sky is the most impractical car I have ever owned, but who cares! It's that much fun. Buy and enjoy!
I waited almost a year for this car. I'm very disappointed. It looks really cool, but that's about it. It's broken down already. I never had a turbocharger before and I'll probably never buy one again. It seems like it makes it more prone to breaking or maybe it's just because it's a GM. I love the way it looks, but it's not that fast considering its power rating and turbo. Everything feels like plastic junk inside. It rattles all the time. It's not worth the cost or the wait.