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Pontiac Solstice, Convertible
#1 of 36 Pontiac Solstice: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2005 (7:27 am)
Post your Solstice buying experience here!!
Oct 08, 2005 (5:35 pm)
Other than my dealer putting their sticker on my car when I told them not to, the buying experience was excellent. They were able to put with me coming in all the time to check where my car was and my salemans was great to BS with. Paid MSRP.
#3 of 36 Dealer was excellent
Dec 12, 2005 (4:32 am)
patiently worked with us over the last 7 months as we waited for the car....followed our instructions for delivery...paid MSRP, had a written agreement since the day of the order.....even went up to the plant to pick our car up for us........great dealership to work with....!!
#4 of 36 My Last Resort
Jan 06, 2006 (2:27 pm)
I found my Solstice at the last dealer in my area that had not received the Solstices that they ordered. This was lucky for me but they increased the price by $3000 over MSRP. They got my $3000 but they won't sell any more cars to any of my friends and all of those new people who ask me about my car. Another dealer in my area (Crown pontiac, Metairie, LA)had sold their allotment of Solstices at MSRP. They are my preferred dealer.
#5 of 36 Right Place Right Time
Jan 12, 2006 (4:24 pm)
I happened to walk into a dealership that had a solstice, there was a hold on the car (original order, the person couldn't wait), I was lucky and got second on the list. 1st person decided to buy a GTO, I was up next, and purchased it for 2,600 over MSRP (included all dealer fees in the 2,600 as well). There was 4 more people behind me wanting the car by the time it was my turn.
The car has been great fun.
#6 of 36 Re: Right Place Right Time [bradleys]
Jan 14, 2006 (4:55 am)
whats wrong with waiting a few months until supply meets demand?
2-3k over on a solstice would get you an s2000.
not meant to flame, but i just don't get it.
as for the solstice, i find it be a kick arse car for the money, but at several thousand over sticker it is no longer the value it is meant to be.
#7 of 36 Re: Right Place Right Time [redacr]
Jan 15, 2006 (5:54 am)
I agree...I refused to pay more that MSRP...it was a 7 month wait to order and get delivery...but refused to do anything else..t.they can be had off the dealer lot..for MSRP...you just have to do the leg work..and be willing to find that dealer that will sell for that.....most who of looked and waited have found their car
#8 of 36 Smoothest transaction I've ever had
Jan 16, 2006 (9:42 pm)
I've bought 11 vehicles in the past 4 years and this was the easiest by far. My hometown dealer said wait up to a year and pay $1800 over MSRP plus $275 in dealer fees. No thanks. Found our car on gmbuypower.com 250 miles away in Mass at Lannan Buick-Pontiac-GMC. Called on Saturday to ask about the Red/Sand/Chrome loaded one they had and got a verbal agreement to sell at MSRP with no additional dealer fees. Drove to the store on Monday with wife and kids, took a quick test drive and was out of there in about an hour at the agreed to price. Car was in the garage area and had only 12 miles on the odo. No bait and switch, no pressure to buy extended warranties or paint sealant. Great dealership to work with. Wish they were closer as I'd buy my GTO from them, too.
#9 of 36 Re: Pontiac Solstice: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Jan 25, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Just about every dealer I spoke w/wanted 2-3,000 over MSRP. Found a dealer several hours away that would sell at MSRP. Put a deposit on the car to hold it over the phone. Everything else was simple. Dealer did try to push the paint protection. Was worth the drive to save $3,000.
#10 of 36 Have you all seen the prices now?
Feb 23, 2006 (8:29 am)
Look on edmunds.com and go under pontiac solstice,mannnnnnnn,they are prices these babies out of the roof?? My salesman was not so great--I did all the leg work,tracking my own order and he didn't or i will say,did not want too,so i know where my car is this very moment and anticipate arrival Sat,but really can't complain after seeing the prices now-Whew.