2008 Pontiac Solstice Top Comparisons

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2008 Pontiac Solstice BaseReview
Jamie writes:
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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

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXPReview
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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

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Pontiac Solstice BaseReview
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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 GXPReview
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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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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXPReview
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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 GXPReview
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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 GXPReview
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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 BaseReview
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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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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
GuruTDC4L says:
I absolutely love this car!! The power will knock you into next month!! Super car!!
vs2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP winning categories:
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP better.
"Power is by far better. More bells and whistles on the GXP"
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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Review
GuruYN81T says:
Very quick and responsive. Custom yellow dash and interior parts. Yellow exterior.
vs2008 Saturn Sky Red Line
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line worse.
"Similar but I like the Solstice better."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line worse.
"No rear seat in either."
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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

Review By Guru9NFMDG

Bad, terrible, piece of crap, both the solstice and the sky get cracked headers when you go over a crack in the sidewalk would never buy that piece of crap Read More

Review By Guru9BW3DS

I owned a 2009 until 2016. I loved that car. Fun to drive, 5 speed manual GXP. Grey with 2 tone interior, premium sound system, subwoofer behind the passenger seat. I had it in Georgia for 5 years, Ch... Read More

2007 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

Review By Notsmokin

This is not my first Solstice. Pontiac put together a great lil Roadster. The 2007 GXP I found through carguru was as described. Great condition and well priced. Read More

Review By Guru9KLR4H

Great car, compare it to the Saturn sky! Good value Read More

2006 Pontiac Solstice Reviews

Review By Guru9Q5Y4T

This was a great model at a great price. Read More

Review By Yohliknal

Perfect choice for what I have in mind and want. The price selection was better than I expected Read More

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