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Pontiac Solstice, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Coupe, Convertible
#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.....
#347 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [pao]
Jan 03, 2007 (2:06 pm)
Yes the Solstice is totally appropriate for traveling to a nudest gathering
#348 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [manybmws]
Jan 04, 2007 (1:50 pm)
well have spent 20 years in the military one learns how to pack and pack only what is needed.....so as I stated before....there is plenty of room to pack in the Sol...just be creative....most of us pack huge suitcases and dont wear half of what be pack to begin with......if you had to haul it yourself.....you would learn that lesson quickly.....
cheers and happy new year every one
#349 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [pao]
Jan 18, 2007 (10:15 pm)
I compared both cars and I love the looks of the Solstice but in my comparison, the Mazda wins in all but one category.
I will be Zooming it up pretty soon.
Both are very nice cars and Pontiac did a very good job on the Solstice. It sure is pretty to look at.
I rode bikes for the last six years and this is the most fun I have ever had driving a car.
#350 of 376 Re: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata [charlan]
Jan 19, 2007 (6:10 am)
well congrats..and enjoy the new ZOOM ZOOM!
#351 of 376 Soltice--No Parts
Feb 11, 2007 (11:54 am)
Just an FYI. I have a two month old Soltice GXP. Ran up a little hard on a parking lot curb and lightly scraped the front fender. A 5 MPH accident The intercooler is damaged ($1100 estimate) and Pontiac has no intercoolers available for purchase anywhere in the United States!! All new parts are going to production. i.e. I can't get my new car repaired and there is no release date for the part. Could be a month. Could be a year. Ironically I bought the car in lieu of a restored TR6 because I thought the Triumpth would be hard to get parts for!
Needless to say nobody informed me when I bought the vehicle that no parts were available to repair it. GM has stuck it to their customers again! Their official position is..... all new parts go on new cars. Translation...you bought it, you paid for it, we don't care if you ever get it fixed.
I will never purchase another car from these SOB's the remainder of my life!
Feb 11, 2007 (8:56 pm)
did anybody else read the above post? I am a Kia guy who's purchased two new Kia's in a row. I'm currently making plans to purchase a 2008 Mitsubushi Lancer. Reading the above it just makes me wonder if GM ever thinks down the road at all. To make a new car and not build replacement parts for it is just plain stupid.
steves5...I feel for you, man. GM is stupid. I don't know what the answer is for you...you might start contacting wrecking yards. Finding wrecked Pontiac Solstice's might be kind of rough though. Yikes.
Spending what we spend on new cars GM ought to be getting right on it and finding the parts for you right now.
#353 of 376 Re: Soltice--No Parts [steves5]
Feb 12, 2007 (8:10 am)
Based on GM's track record this should come as no surprise to anyone...Welcome to the world of GM.