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Pontiac Solstice, Coupe
#11 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [freedom3]
May 12, 2007 (7:41 pm)
Mine's pretty noisy on the highway, but no worse than other unlined top convertibles I've driven. There is an optional type of top now from what I see in the option list but I bought mine off the lot and apparently it has to be built in at the factory.
The leaking roof is obviously a defect that needs to be addressed so stay on 'em. Mine doesn't leak anywhere, even thought he fit on my body panels is worse than an old R ambler
#12 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [freedom3]
May 14, 2007 (6:18 am)
suggest you try another service department...experience is..that many dont know how to deal with this roadster....start a conversation with your service manager...also come over to the solsticeforum for more info and support as well
national solstice meet
there has also been some discussion that the premium headliner can be installed aftermarket...but havent been able to confirm that.....
#13 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [pao]
May 16, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I'm sure the liner is like most problems-throw enough money at it....................
When I talked to my parts guy back when I had first bought the car he looked for it and there was no part # as an accessory, only as an option. Obviously it could be ordered as a replacement part like any other body part, but I didn't pursue if it would have to be re-ordered as a complete top or whatever. I'm sure somebody will come up with an insert if there is enough interest.
#14 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [spoom]
May 17, 2007 (5:37 am)
you definitely dont have to have it reordered with a complette top...it can be installed aftermarket..but a good upholstery shop or covertible top shop..not a dealer service department should install it....
#15 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [pao]
May 19, 2007 (6:08 pm)
Thanks pao, do you know anyone who's actually done that? Curious what $ they ran into and if it was worth it to them i.e. would they do it again.
#16 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [spoom]
May 21, 2007 (7:29 am)
all those over on the solsticeforum who have the premium liner say it does cut down on noise...and allows for better cockpit environment control..hot/cold etc.....would think its $150 or so for the liner....and guessing...two or so hours to install..so probably another $200 labor..but that is truely a guess on my part
#17 of 50 Re: Pontiac Solstice [pao]
May 21, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Thanks, I'll dig into it at my dealer's part counter.
#18 of 50 2008 solstice transmission whoas
Sep 30, 2007 (8:35 am)
I love my 08 solstice,but wish i could drive it more .I bought it 8/3107 and since has been in the shop a total of two weeks for trans problems after 300 miles the range switch went bad ,this week driving at 65 mph it seemed to come out of gear ,looking down i saw it was in drive but felt as if in netral,all lighton shifter out until i stoped and put in park.noreadings on computer and dealer can not find the problem .sure wish they could.i would like to have my car back!
#20 of 50 Re: 2008 solstice transmission whoas [jfonseca]
Oct 08, 2007 (1:57 pm)
I assume by your description that it is an automatic. I further assume that the range switch you are referring to is the NSBU switch or its equivalent (you have a French made transmission).
So now the real question is whether the switch is inside the unit (like newer transmissions) or stuck on the side like the older designs. If it is inside, that means they had to drain your fluid to replace it. It is possible they did not get the fluid level set properly. A transmission low on fluid will feel like it is neutral.
Just a thought.