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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Opinions on Pontiac Solstice

I want to know what everybodies opinion is on Pontiacs new Roadster the Solstice. So let the opinions fly.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 02:46 PM
 
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Don't know anything about it but it looks cool!
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 03:29 PM
 
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Awesome looking car, has a lot of potetial to help GM out of its sales decline. The base price ($19,995) is attractive, but hugely misleading. (See the link.) I'd rock one when the lease is up in a year and a half, but mines got to have at least 200 HP, so the GTP version or whatever better come soon! Solstice Features and Optons
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I agree with you there bigbengt67. The Horse power needs to be brought up a lot, they should put a supercharged v6, not just an inline 4. IMO i think the styling is off the hook, it kind of reminds me of the BMW Z4.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 09:05 PM
 
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^ GM has had test mules out using both supercharged versions of the 2.4 Ecotec and the 2.0 Ecotec (from the Cobalt SS and Ion Redline). So we can guess that there will be at least a 205 HP version coming. I haven't heard the numbers on the 2.4, but I'm guessing it could be somewhere around 240 or so. Right now the power to weight ratio (2860 lbs and 177 HP) are similar to our G6's, which isn't all that impressive, neither is the 7.2 sec 0-60 estimate. Hopefully the performance versions will be out before December 2006 when I need one!
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 09:38 PM
 
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I like the way the car looks. I do agree with the horsepower.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 08:32 AM
 
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I agree that a more powerfull version needs to be made, but I do not agree that that means the current one needs more power. Having more than one model would probably be smart to keep the low end buyers happy. Right now though the performance oriented people will find the car lacking. But I'm sure Pontiac will solve the problem in the next year or so.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 12:46 PM
 
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Everyone keeps talking more power, then in another topic everyone is complaining how much gas cost?????
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 07:41 PM
 
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^ You can have both!
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 03:53 PM
 
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I like it! But with two kids can't own it.

This car looks awesome. You can't beat the price that's for sure.

Man all you single guys and gals should step up and buy this car. I believe it is a serious contender to Mazda Miatas, BMW Z-3/Z-4, Honda S2000 and the like genre. Wish I didn't have to own a sedan. If I hit the lottery I would probably buy one just as a weekend car.

Man looking at that Solstice makes me miss my BMW M Roadster!
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 09:53 AM
 
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I personally prefer the Saturn Sky (same platform). The grills on the Solstice have to go...
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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 06:30 PM
 
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I like it I think there is alot of things that owners will be able to do to make it custom. I wish it would come with a little more power.
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:39 PM
 
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I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I like some of the styling, but I think the back up lights look cheap and tacky. Also, I feel the Saturn Sky Roadster is the better looknig of the two models.

I need to see one in front of my eyes before I make a decision.
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post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 11:39 AM
 
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It looks nice. I was talking to a salesman about one when I was buying my G6, he said there might be an issue with the convertible top. The way it seals the back behind those two humps behind the seats, he said there might be some problems with that down the road.

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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 02:00 PM
 
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You know after more thinking about this topic I really like the lines of the car I think it would be fun to have.
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