2008 Pontiac Solstice Overview


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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 13 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
I Found The Car To Be The Most Fun And Best Looking Car I've Ever Owned. by Missterious
 — I virtually loved everything about this Solstice GXP, especially her looks and feel of her. The power was amazing, but easily controllable. In less than 6 seconds, it breezed from 0 to 60 mph. The On... 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

2008 Pontiac Solstice Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 13 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


Does Anyone Have Over 180k Miles On A 2008 Soltice Gxp

I am thinking of buying a 2008 GXP with 157K miles. I am not sure if it's a good idea. Any sound advise would be appreciated. Thank you,

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How Do I Tell If My Ecm Is Fried On 2008 Pontiac Solstice

no start no fuel pump dead diagnostic link in fact anything that the ecm controls dosn"t work

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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...

Buttons on steering wheel stick due to soda drink spill. Need to remove and clean buttons

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