Ditto. Because they are mechanically identical underneath it comes down to a look thing. That, and some believe the SKY's basic interior was nicer; plus basic Kappa SKY was more expensive than basic Kappa Solstice. I've always thought the Sol was a classic design, whereas the SKY more trendy, some see it as the other way around. Along with some thinking one design is more masculine/feminine than the other. The 2.4 vs 2.0 decision is easier, most everyone agree's if someone is more performance orientated spending more on the 2.0 is a no-brainer, plus with the GMPP it takes the OEM 260 up to 290, whereas your have to purchase major add ons to get the 2.4 to run with it. Just always remember condition always plays a big part as it relates to value.
If possible park each side by side, that usually helps in the looks department.
I think that the only valid question in choosing between the Sol and the Sky is, as has already been stated, personal preference. Anything else is speculation, and won't matter for years anyway.
There were fewer Skys built, but there is a perception of inferiority (as you demonstrated) of the Saturn vs the Pontiac. Future value ? Flipping a coin may help. On the other hand, why pass up what you prefer now in the hope that it may be worth a little more some day ?
The base Sky cost more than the base Sol because it came with more standard features. That is also the reason that the Sky's curb weight is listed as higher. Comparably equipped, the cars and their prices are pretty much the same.
The turbo was originally priced $4k higher than the 2.4. The differential now seems to be closer to $3k.
Overall, cars with the 2.4 seem to be more reliable than those with the turbo.
Sky VIN 00252
2.4 NA Manual
There seem to be more parts available for the Solstice as well simply because there were more built. As others have said though mechanically, they're the same.
WooHoo!!! Ordered a loaded Deep GXP on March 19th, 2008. Order number 0814D93708
Event code 3400 on April 12, 2008
Born April 30, 2008 (VIN 1G2MF35X58Y130283)
Delivered to dealer May 23th, 2008
Delivered on May 27, 2008
Mods: lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with Solo hi-flow cat!
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