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Pontiac Solstice, Coupe, Convertible
#1301 of 1346 Leaking roof on 07 Solstice
Mar 27, 2008 (4:09 pm)
I'm took my 07 Solstice in to get a few corrections made and one problem I had was with a leaking roof. I got the old "cannot duplicate problem" response. I came out to the car one evening to have the drivers side map pocket full of water after a good rain storm. Has anyone else had problems with leaking roof. I'd like to throw something back at the dealer for not being able to duplicate the problem. Thanks.
#1302 of 1346 Re: Leaking roof on 07 Solstice [stobar]
Mar 29, 2008 (6:10 am)
Well they were able to fix the leaky roof. Stated the drivers door glass was out of adjustment and not touching the seal correctly. They aligned and adjusted so hope that takes care of the leak. Also had the passenger door buttons fixed as all went dead. There was a circuit wire that wasn't grounded correctly. Last thing I forgot to get them to fix was the auto adjustment button for the passenger side mirror that's on the drivers side door. It stopped working. Oh well, will wait for next visit.
#1303 of 1346 Question about the convertible top
Mar 30, 2008 (7:12 pm)
I ahve seen several Saturn Sky's and Pontiac Solstice's around.....both are great looking cars. However, I have yet to see one that, when the roof in in the closed (up) position, the rear sides have wrinkles in the top...not severe wrinkles, but noticible, none the less. Am I just "lucky" to see the cars with this issue, or is this a "condition" that is normal with these models? It just seems to me that modern cars shouldn't have wrinkles in the fabric in this day and age....
Again, I really like the car design. I hear that a hard-top is in the future...anything to that rumor?
#1304 of 1346 Re: Question about the convertible top [busiris]
Mar 31, 2008 (11:18 am)
wrinkles are due to the stowage of the wings in the trunk...they go away in when they heat up in the sun...and yes a targa hard top coupe was introduced at the NY auto show for an 09 release
#1305 of 1346 Re: Question about the convertible top [pao]
Apr 02, 2008 (11:40 am)
I think we must be referring to different wrinkles. I have yet to see (and I have seen quite a few in store parking lots, etc.) Sky's and Solstice's without at least some wrinkles on the cloth "wings" behind the side windows. On the rare occasion that I have been by a dealer that has one out on the lot, even they have a couple of wrinkles (on a Sunday afternoon, with the dealership closed) in the same area.
My wife has a Mini convertible, and 15 minutes after the top is raised (other than on a cold winter day) almost any sign of a wrinkles has disappeared. I also look at other cars on the road, like Miatas, BMW Z-4's, etc., and I rarely see wrinkles in their convertible tops.
I am considering a vehicle of this type, and really like the body style of the Sky/Solstice, but frankly, I'm not sure that I would feel comfortable buying one with this condition. Surely, I haven't seen only vehicles with the top recently raised...
#1306 of 1346 Re: Question about the convertible top [busiris]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:38 am)
we are talking about the same ones....the wings that connect into the trunk lid.......ours gets eliminated when we close the top by pullng down the side of the top along the rear of the windows before you secure the "wings" in place...will say that this is a unique top design as well and not like any other convertible top.....we do occasionally have the what I would describe as a wave..not a wrinkle persay in the wings........it poses not problems with the top at all....we have had ours over two years now....and no top problems at all...
Apr 07, 2008 (9:15 pm)
Lol K So I Took My Mothers 2007 Solstic GXP To The Drag Strip And After Learning How The Car Reacted And What The Cars Best Launches Where I Ended Up With A Fast Time Of 13.9 101 MPH This Was Done At Around 6000 Ft Elevation. I Looked Up The Stats And It Said Pro Driver Sea Level Was 14.2 99 MPH. So My Question Is Has Anyone Else Ran Their GXP At A Drag Strip And What Times Did You Get... .............To get the 13.9 101 took a special type of launch wide open shifts and double clutching through 4th gear.......O Ya Car Is All Stock
#1308 of 1346 Re: Quarter Mile [zman_rx7]
Apr 08, 2008 (3:27 am)
go over to solsticeforum and there are a lot of folks doing the 1/4 mile times and dynos as well....some with mod'ed GXPs putting at 300HP at the rear wheels with tunes and other mods....some I beleive are getting right at or just below 13 with their cars....