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I saw a Saturn Sky in person today. I didn't know they were even on sale yet. It was black, and I found it somewhere around Temple. We drove together, trading leadership roles, until I spilt off on I-35W to head to Fort Worth. It was a great drive, but I was tense the entire time. The car looked remarkably like a Solstice from the back - I wondered what someone had done to a Solstice at first. From the front (in a rear view mirror, at least), it looked like someone had done something odd to a Corvette.

I arrived at my paternal grandparents' house about 30 minutes before my parents. We eventually had lunch, and then my uncle and my grandmother got a ride in my car (one at a time, obviously). Both were impressed with both the car and my driving (Yay!). My grandmother's husband had a lot to teach me about engines, and showed me diagrams of some '40s and '50s engines in Fords, Chevys, and Cryslers.

Then I followed my dad from my paternal grandparents' to my aunt's. There was a good deal of traffic, and the roadway was under construction, so it's pretty unpredictable. It ended up being a very difficult drive with a lot of close calls, and I'm feeling really frazzled.
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sfida From: sfida Date: May 14th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
The Sky and the Solstice are the same car, mechanically. Of the two, I greatly prefer the Sky; the Solstice's curves are too unrestrained, and as a result, it looks a bit cartoonish. That said, I would much rather own a new MX-5 than either.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: May 14th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have yet to test drive either, but from the reviews I've read, I don't really need to. I suspect i'm going to try to find one of at least one of them to drive, since I actually am considering buying a new MX-5, and should at least look at the "competition," even if it really isn't competition. ;)
belleaire From: belleaire Date: May 14th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Sky is a pretty nifty looking car.

It doesn't matter what part of DFW you're in - I think everything is under construction all the time. Isn't it funny how different places have their own "traffic culture" that frazzle your nerves? I'm glad you're safe and sound.
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