2008 Pontiac Solstice User Reviews

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    I Love My Solstice — There isn't much more to say about it - I love my car. It drives amazing, looks amazing, and the speed isn't all too shabby either.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Haven't encountered anything yet

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    45

    I Found The Car To Be The Most Fun And Best Looking Car I've Ever Owned. — 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 OnStar feature enabled me to recover her and thwart the thieves who stole her in an hour (they can do nothing until police report is filed). I did have her in shop a couple of times to repair damage done to hard plastic engine guard due to my going too fast and bottoming out. I would not hesitate to buy another. Their value appears to be on the rise in spite of or maybe because of the model being discontinued.

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

    Pros: This car is pure class. After 5 years, it still attracted a lot of attention and questions about it's origin. Seats were comfortable. Dash resembled the cockpit of an airliner. Gas mileage was good unless you used Turbo aspects often. Car remained quiet and smooth on the numerous road trips I took.  I would buy another identical to her, but need more space for new puppy!!

    Cons: Did have little storage space especially with top down. The cup holders were awkwardly positioned above and to the right of driver. Cons were minimalistic compared to her looks and driving her. Being petite, I did experience a blind spot when looking over my left shoulder

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
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    2008 Solstice Gxp - One Fantastic Vehicle — This car rocks. Great handling, great sound system, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, what more do you need to say? When driving this car it seems as though you are going slow if you are doing under 80 MPH. The purposely stiff suspension is a bit uncomfortable on bumpy side streets but get on the highway and go 100 and it is smooth as silk.

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

    Pros: Great handling. Power (260 HP with turbo) to weight ratio makes it go like a bat out of hell.

    Cons: Not much storage space.

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    2008 Pontiac Solstice Base Review
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    A Well Kept Secret — 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 Hot Wheels. Remember the Cheetah? You got it right here. Maintenance Cost: Average; Handling: Above Average 50/50 weight distribution; Front Seats: Low, comfortable, cruiser, lots of leg room; Reliability: Starts Every-time; Fuel Economy: You don't buy a car like this for gas mileage. EPA estimates are a joke. They are done on a straight road, no hills, dry sunny day,....For me 19 City 30-32 hgwy spirited driving; Price: Paid 17k 24 k on the clock Cargo Capacity: Think three day motorcycle trip. Plenty of room for groceries for two well fed adults. I bought my Solstice used with about 24k on it. CarFax said it was a repo-one owner.I watched it sitting on the lot I bought it from for a full year before I bought it. It's an exotic sports car. Everything that goes along with owning a car like that, goes along with owning this car. My first car was a Triumph TR4. I've had: a Spitfire, Plymouth Satellite, BMW 325, Lincoln Mark III, VW Golf, and the list goes on. GM says the Solstice should go 100k with no maintenance. Only a fool would believe that. So do the basics: oil changes, filters, tires, brakes, do the work you would do if you owned an MG, or a Triumph. The clam-shell hood makes the car's motor a piece of cake to work on. Buy some low profile ramps, a low profile jack, some jack stands, and you are in business. If you are going to buy one, get down on your hands and knees and look at the bottom of the fender. These cars have specific jacking points similar to the Corvette (it shares a Corvette steering wheel), and the fenders get crunched on the bottom by putting a jack or lift in the wrong place without a disc or "hockey" puck. You should be able to knock a grand or so off the price to a dealer who does not know better. You can pull and pound the fenders out in an afternoon, or buy primed ones for 85.00 shipped. The car is built like a racing car. Fenders come on and off, body panels are adjustable. This is a car guy's car. That's non gender specific. It's a hobby. It handles great and makes you feel like a million bucks. Enjoy it. Hold on to it. They only made approximately 65, 724 of them. They won't be making anymore.

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

    Pros: Looks. Low maintenance.  Easy to work on .

    Cons: Gauge Placement. Windshield height.

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    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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