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Pontiac Solstice, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Coupe, Convertible
Nov 22, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Miata vs. Solstice? Just look around: the Solstice is in short supply, being sold for sticker or (more often) $1500 over sticker. That's assuming a dealer even has one. I can walk to any Mazda dealer and get a Miata in 5 minutes, and probably deal on it too......on the other hand, it is clear that GM can produce many thousands more Solstices than it is making now. The co. does not, b/c this is its status car. GM, crank out more Solstices!!
#338 of 376 Re: Winner: Solstice [walterquint]
Nov 25, 2006 (7:05 am)
Just look around: the Solstice is in short supply, being sold for sticker or (more often) $1500 over sticker.
I guess it depends on where you live. The Pontiac dealer down the street from me has had the same 3 Solstices out front for 2 months now with "Save Thousands!" written on a tag hanging in the window. One is red, one is bright yellow and the other silver.
If you are in the North East, you can pretty much get a deal on any rear drive car this time of year, except the Shelby GT500.
#339 of 376 Re: Winner: Solstice [walterquint]
Nov 25, 2006 (7:54 am)
Just look around: the Solstice is in short supply, being sold for sticker or (more often) $1500 over sticker
Thats hilarious....come up here to New England and you can find any color solstice you want instock for immediate delivery. You can also get the car for invoice without much effort.
Guess the bloom is off the rose already...how about the fools that paid MSRP or more!!...
#340 of 376 Re: Winner: Solstice [audia8q]
Nov 26, 2006 (4:09 pm)
having called a few dealers in the NE....CON, MASS, RI...I havent found a dealer yet with one not dealing at MSRP....if you have a specific dealer with Sols in stock that will deal at MSRP or lower.....pls email me.....and I will forward to several folks who would make the trip......and deal.......
#342 of 376 Re: Sigh-onara Solstice! [manybmws]
Dec 12, 2006 (4:58 am)
same old issues we have heard about since it first hit the market..no storage, dont like the top operation, plastic interior...noise.......we have heard this over and over again...and its still out selling the MX-5 here in the US on a monthly basis....this car isnt meant to be a daily driver....for 90% of the owners..its a 2d or 3rd car...and I would be the same holds true for the miata
if you have owned one, driven one for an extended period of time......well, ours is over a year old now...21K on it..and still love the car......enough said....
everyone has their choice in autos...yours is apparently BMWs....I like the brand and quality...but hate the scheduled maintenance costs.....to properly maintain them
#343 of 376 Re: Sigh-onara Solstice! [pao]
Dec 12, 2006 (8:45 am)
But their resale values are lower and that will have an effect on TCO no matter how many cars you have.
See my profile - I own a 2003 BMW 530i and a 2006 MX-5 GT.
#344 of 376 Re: Sigh-onara Solstice! [manybmws]
Dec 12, 2006 (8:57 am)
that assumes you buy a car for resale factor...and I honestly dont beleive most car buyers do that today..most go to the lot..pick out the model and color they like...and go from there......Im one who drives them till I honestly dont want to put any more money into them for repairs.....96 Bronco with 169K still going...04 Malibu Maxx with 85K, 03 Kia Sorento with 82K..and the 06 Solstice with 21K....and all paid for.....
resale was shown for this one edmunds article....C&D or MT did a long term estimate for resale and showed it to be one of the top five vehicles....but again..I dont put much faith in any auto mag..or Consumer Reports for other than a toaster.....
and I hope you are enjoying your MX-5 as much as we are our Sol.....we compared both, drove both and chose the Solstice.....but as you can see..its not our daily driver..rather are "FUN" car so to speak.....
#345 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [Sylvia]
Dec 31, 2006 (1:57 pm)
I was all set to buy a 2007 Solstice. But when I seen that there was no trunk space with the top down that was the end. My wife and I like to go for drives and stay over night and no trunk means that we can not take a suitcase. End of story. Been a GM person all my life but somethngs come first.
#346 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [gbyers]
Jan 02, 2007 (5:25 am)
we have packed for a five day trip to KC and back from VA in our solstice....you can fit two average size duffels in the back with the top down....you can hang clothes on a hanger behind each seat..using velcor hanger hook......so there is room...you have to be creative....yes you cant get a hard side suit case in with the top up or down...anyone with a roadster...regardless of the model..will probably tell you stories of creative packing.....