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Pontiac Solstice Questions

xnthc69
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Where Is The Location For The Ecm/pcm Relay In A Pontiac Solstice 06

I am getting the P0690 in my pontiac solstice.I don't know the location of the relay and how to fix that.

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VassersCar
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Unlock Steering Wheel

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Melanie Morin
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2007 Solstice Engine Light Stays On After New Battery Was Installed. Is Thi...

My car had a bad cell in the battery but no lights came on the DIC only after AAA did a diagnostic check and found all was well except for the battery. So I had a new battery installed and the engin...

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Erin Cayley
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Regular Maintenance

I have 140, 000kms on my 2008 gxp solstice. Should I be looking at getting a new serpentine belt? I'm having to replace the clutch right now also so might as well since it's quite the job? Anyt...

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Bungebob
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How Many 2008 Gxp Automatic In Orange Made?

I have a 2008 Orange GXP automatic with a tan top. How many were made? It has 7,250 miles

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)

About the Pontiac Solstice

You like me! You really like me! You could almost hear Sally Field's voice emanating from the dash of the Pontiac Solstice concept car at its 2002 debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Easily stealing all the thunder, the sexy and curvaceous pouncing roadster was an attempt by GM's Bob Lutz to enter the classic sports car market.

Technically Pontiac's first branded sports car (the Fiero was sold as a compact car), when the Solstice finally appeared on the market in 2006, you could hear necks snapping and eyes popping all across America as drivers were overwhelmed by its stunningly good looks. Borrowing parts from the rest of the GM lineup (the Cobalt's door handles, the Hummer's transmission, the Torrent's steering wheel) in order to keep costs down and the selling price low, the Pontiac Solstice was built on GM's new Kappa platform, with wheels stretched out to the far corners for better handling and more interior room than its obvious rival, the Mazda Miata. The trunk and hood sported reverse hinges, opening outward rather than toward the car.

Initially sold with a 2.4-liter, DOHC Ecotec inline 4-cylinder (borrowed from the Cobalt) rated at 177 hp with a 5-speed manual transmission, the Solstice wasn't necessarily a speedster off the line, but it was plenty peppy to ensure a thrilling ride on the open road with the top down. In 2007, the GXP arrived on the scene, with the more ferocious 2.0-liter, DOHC Turbo Ecotec that boasted 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It was apparently the first direct injection engine made in America, and GM's largest ever horsepower rating per cubic inch of engine. Finally, the Solstice had some grunt to match its snarling looks.

The GXP comes standard with a lot of features that are only options on the base Solstice, such as power windows and locks, cruise control, ABS brakes, and traction control. The thinking is that the less number of features, the lighter the car and the faster its performance. Yes, air conditioning is optional, the soft top is only manually lowered, and there is extremely limited trunk space (no spare tire) and lack of storage options, but that's what makes the Solstice affordable in the first place. And let's not pretend that anyone is buying this convertible for anything but its classically sleek good looks. On that score, the Solstice appears to be way ahead of the pack.