The Saturn Sky is very closely related to the 2008 Pontiac Solstice but includes much more standard equipment, albeit for a base price that’s several thousand dollars higher, although many consider the Saturn’s interior design to be superior to that of the Solstice.
The Honda S2000 may be the closest competitor to the Solstice GXP; it brings an incredibly rev-happy 237-horsepower, 2.2-liter VTEC four-cylinder and six-speed manual.
Though it doesn’t match the Red Line for straight-line performance, it beats it for the tactile experience.
The Miata covers the basics with a certain tactile charm that the Solstice lacks; the shift action, very direct steering feel, and sound of the modest engine powering the balanced, lightweight roadster is still unbeatable.
The torquey Nissan 350Z Roadster is also worth a look for those who seek V-6 grunt above all else.
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|2008 Pontiac SolsticeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn SkyBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda S2000Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2-Seater||Two Seater||Two Seater|
|2-Door Convertible||2-Door Convertible||2-Door Convertible|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||2 Door Convertible||2 Door Convertible|
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|2008 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2009 Saturn Sky||2008 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2008 Honda S2000|