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QUALITY | 6 out of 10
Tiny trunk, fussy top, fluttering hood, and cheap interior trim
Car and Driver
Below-average ergonomics and interior plastics quality
Annoying wind rush even at moderate speeds
The 2008 Saturn Sky may be more of a styling statement and performance machine than a luxury car, but it would still be nice to see better materials inside. The Saturn Sky also loses points for its poor interior ergonomics.
The 2008 Saturn Sky arrives as a "two-seat roadster," according to Edmunds, and most reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are disappointed by the design of the passenger space. While ConsumerGuide notes "there's OK leg space and good top-up headroom," they also say the seat "padding feels skimpy" and the "low seats won't suit some shorter drivers." Edmunds reports "ergonomics and materials quality leaves much to be desired," and usefulness of cabin space is impeded by the fact that "the transmission tunnel is unusually wide, which can put the squeeze on larger drivers." Car and Driver also says "the interior has tidy forms but ergonomics on par with a game of Twister."
Things don't get much better for the 2008 Saturn Sky when it comes to practicality and storage space, either. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are quick to point out that the trunk on the Sky Saturn is woefully small, even for a convertible. Edmunds says that the trunk offers "just 5.4 cubic feet of space with the top up and practically none with it down," while Cars.com reports "when the top is down, roughly a backpack's worth of space remains, though the top must be lifted to reach it." The interior cargo offerings on the Saturn Sky aren't very impressive either, and Cars.com reviewers feel "the Sky needs more covered, lockable storage so you can leave it parked with the top down." ConsumerGuide also notes "cockpit storage is meager, even for a sports car."
The parade of criticism in this category continues when it comes to interior quality, where ConsumerGuide says that the "cabin is awash in cheap-looking hard plastic" and notes the presence of "numerous interior squeaks and rattles." Cars.com adds "the materials are hard to the touch." On the positive side, many reviewers appreciate the "piano black and metallic trim" on the Sky Saturn that Kelley Blue Book says dominates the interior, imparting a "sophisticated, contemporary ambience."
The Saturn Sky loses yet more points when it comes to cabin noise. Cars.com laments the fact that "the engine noise is rough and...noisy." ConsumerGuide also notices the presence of "annoying wind rush even at moderate speeds," thanks to the "ill-fitting tops."
Suffice it to say that you don't buy the 2008 Saturn Sky for the luxurious interior and quiet ride.