2008 Pontiac Solstice User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 2008 Pontiac Solstice reviews.

    2008 Pontiac Solstice Base Review
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    45

    Great Sports Car — The best part of the car is driving with the top down on a sunny day. Handles great, looks great. Easy for one person to put the top up and down. Gauges are located well, and the transmission shifts well. Don't plan on a long vacation though given the trunk space.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Fun car to drive! Gets noticed a lot

    Cons: not much cargo space

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    This Is One Sexy Car. Put The Top Down And People Notice! — I HATE to give this car up! It got great mileage, 28 on the highway, and I've never had any major repairs needed on it. A couple of sensors had gone out, but it was still under warranty at the time and I've had no problems since. Maintenance has been kept up-to-date.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: This car handles great and is fun to drive, especially with the top down.  Never have problems with it.

    Cons: It has a blind spot when the top is up that has almost caused me to have accidents.  Be sure to check twice when changing lanes.

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    Not Worth The Money.. — This car is fun in the summer...doesn't handle good in rain or ice.. it's fun to drive but there's to many problems with it...I don't think I would recommend this car to my friends, unless they wanted it for a weekend car...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive...Good on gas

    Cons: Ignition has locked up on me twice... Squeaks like rusty old bed springs in the winter..No storage space..Cup holders suck..Bad blind spots

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice Base Review
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    45

    Made For Fun — 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 car. This car is very dependable, we have not has any problems with it.

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    Looks great, turns heads, imagining handling, made for fun

    Cons: The only cons are storage, you can put golf clubs and duffle bags the trunk, which you cannot do many of the competing car types, but it is not handle regular suit case too well.

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    Total Garbage — This car is the most horrible thing I have owned since I had an XJS Jag. I have had it almost 3 years now and only 20k miles. I will NEVER again purchase a GM product. It is extremely hard to drive with the top up, you are blind form the doors back. I have had fits with the fuel system... that can not be figured out by dealership? It will nose dive while accelerating.I have had to take the car in twice for the trunk releasing but the top not. I have interior squeaking that will drive a person to drink, that the dealerships cant figure out(its in the dash... somewhere). Backfiring is a problem at elevation. Use 85 octane if you are planning to go 6500 feet or higher. The handling is good, but the tri-mode rear end is not. This car is great to look at, but that's as far as I would go if I were you... just look.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: not much

    Cons: everything but the styling

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    If You Can Afford A Second Car For Pure, Fun Driving, This Car Is A Great Choice. — Bought used in 2010 with 4300 miles. Love this car! The more I drive it, the more I love it! With the top down, its the hottest looking car on the road. Ultra-quick and very excellent handling. Storage is a problem and fit and finish is just average. Averaging 27 mph on Chicago toll roads.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Super stylish, faster than most cars on the road.

    Cons: Storage and the damn cupholders

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    45

    Very Happy With My Solstice — it handles really great, nice appointments, build well, low maintenance, good gas milage, needs a little more getup, the name does not fit the car, a whole lotta fun you want to drive it everywhere especially with the top down

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: a great time

    Cons: not much

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    Huh? — Love the car! Pontiac was one of my favorites! I was hoping to see the solstice coup come out soon! Definately beter than the saturn sky and view! Now i always run eraands for my wife! You should too! o-l<

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everything

    Cons: i cant get enough of it

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    Solstice Review — It's a great car just for showing of, if you want performance you are going to have to invest more than 10 thousand to enhance the engine. It has great looks, a deafening sound and a striking handling. I have never been very fond of american cars, personally I prefer europeans, but the solstice has astonished me talking about looks. Unforntunantely, the engine makes too much sound taking into account it's a four cilinder, the 2.4L engine develops 170 hp reflected only in curve acceleration, in straight line it's a bit dull.

    Pros: Looks, handling and traction

    Cons: Engine Output and vibration

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    Gxp — 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 about 7-8 grocery bags full with the hood up. Real head turner, and great fun to drive!

    Pros: feisty torque at low rpm, snappy acceleration and braking, stunning looks

    Cons: plastic interior, painful cup holders, small trunk.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2009 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

    Great Fast Rare Car! By Msp727

    Great car for collecting or just having fun. Hard top is a much better looking car than soft top and rare. This car is fast too. Can't tell you the number of random comments I get from people. Supe... Read More

    One Of A Kind By aubin24

    Overall I like the car nice sleek design, It is difficult to see on either side of the car blind spot, The sound system is great, The car is quick but not fast, It stop on a dine and corners very well... Read More

    2007 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

    I Absolutely Love This Car! By pcspetpro

    This is a sportscar made for fun not a luxuary car designed for ultimate comfort and convenience. If you want to really get out and enjoy driving a fun car and turn heads this is the car to have. It i... Read More

    My Sol By JimmyVillan

    I love the style of the car. The handling is great like riding on rails. A little noisy at speed but who cares it is a sports car. Engine power in the 2.4 is good enough to get you going. The quality ... Read More

    2006 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

    Fun, Fun, Fun By jjbarnet

    This car was a blast to drive in the city, on the highway, in the country or on the coast. Fuel economy is great, performance is outstanding and styling is superb. Even after having the car for 8 year... Read More

    Sexy Convertible Sport Car By PetRap

    I like the simple sexy sporty looking exterior, driver is very close to rear mirror giving excellent visibility, solid construction, great handling on fast sharp curves, very comfortable seat with hea... Read More

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