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2008 Pontiac Solstice Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $14,249
GXP
Avg. Price: $16,177
SCCA SSB Champion Edition
Avg. Price: $16,118
SCCA T2 Champion Edition

Pontiac Solstice Experts

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 12 reviews

A Well Kept Secret by omw41
 — 2008 Solstice Base-Premium Package When U.S. taxpayers bailed out GM, the deal was to get rid of the lowest selling line. R.I.P. Pontiac. Power; more than enough for any sane driver. Looks: Think Ho... Read More
Gxp by Dirk
 — Snappy acceleration and braking, Hollywood good looks, new so no repairs, a little too much interior plastic, killer blind spot at 7PM with hood up, good on gas. Trunk undersized, although will hold a... Read More
Made For Fun by ssmith1
 — This car is pure fun; it handles better than any car that I ever driven, we love taking drives on the mountain roads. Everywhere we go , people look at it to try to see what it is. Everyone loves this... Read More

2008 Pontiac Solstice Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 12 reviews

2008 Pontiac Solstice

The 2008 Pontiac Solstice's sporty styling belies its low sticker price. With exterior touches more like those of a luxury model than a compact car, this two-seater convertible trumps the Mazda Miata and other competitors in the looks department.

When it comes to performance, though, the '08 Pontiac Solstice isn't quite so stellar. Although the GXP trim offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with a healthy 260-horsepower output, reviewers complain that it suffers from unresponsive handling and sloppy control. And the base model's engine, a 2.4-liter, 177-horsepower inline-4, feels underpowered to many drivers.

Another complaint that has dogged the 2008 Solstice is its lack of passenger space. The manufacturer's spec sheet pegs the hip room and leg room in the cabin at a touch over 50 inches, which feels like tight quarters by U.S. standards. (On the other hand, if you have fond memories of the Fiat Spyder or MG Midget, the Solstice will seem spacious in comparison.)

Fuel efficiency is pretty decent, with EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway.  And did I mention the low selling price?  Ultimately, that's probably what's going to win people over to the Solstice: It's a great-looking car at a great price, which may be enough to earn it a loyal following.

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Pontiac Solstice Questions

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What Type Of Gas Can I Use

can I use regular gas in a 2008 solstice

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I Have A 2008 Pontiac Solstice. How Do I Remove Cruze Control Buttons In St...

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I Have A 2008 Pontiac Solstice. The Ignition Has Locked Up On Me,, Is There...

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