Last post on Jan 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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Pontiac Solstice, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Coupe, Convertible
Jan 16, 2008 (10:43 am)
These messages are dated, so I thought I'd mention a few things.
I bought the '08 Solstice, non-GXP. This motor, with VVT, rips! It's rated at 7 seconds on 0-60, but my standard 2.4, after breaking it in for a couple of weeks, absolutely rips! It does 80 in 2nd gear! It pulls so hard down low that it feels slow, but it cranks its best between 5,200-6,200 RPM. That's aggressive!
It's only a 177HP four-banger, but it's so light it blows my V8 Tundra away!
I very carefully picked my car choice for a two-seater, but now I can't keep my wife out of the thing!
Oh, well ... when the warranty is done, I'll drop the 300HP turbo kit into the sucker! I just wish the warranty wasn't so long (3yr bumper to bumper, 5yr (100k/20k per year) drivetrain - comprehensive except for the clutch. Yeah, mine is standard.
All I can say is, the car was kinda tight and stiff and slow-shifting when I received it, but after about 800 miles it loosened up to the point where it absolutely rips!!!
Oh, and in 4th gear going 50mph on flat ground, I'm pulling 37 miles per gallon according to the Driver Information Center (DIC). Yeah, how tough is that? My Solstice has a DIC! Hehe!
Love this car. Mean yellow is the only way to go!
#375 of 376 Re: Actually only the Miata has good steering feel [creakid1]
Jan 16, 2008 (10:50 am)
It only feels that way. It's an illusion!
#376 of 376 Re: Actually only the Miata has good steering feel [charley2]
Jan 17, 2008 (4:20 pm)
Actually, it is reality.