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Pontiac Solstice, Coupe
Jan 18, 2008 (6:13 am)
do you notice this problem with your Pontiac Solstice brakes? Do you have to give it a bit of time and let your Solstice warm up for several minutes before you can take off and be assured that your brakes will grab and work?
#32 of 50 Re: pao.. [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 24, 2008 (9:21 pm)
yes i do, it really scared me at first, but since i know that i have to let it warm up first, i just give myself a few minutes in the morning. the first time it happened, i freaked out. i have driven alot of small cars like the nissan 200,240,280,300 and have never had this happen before, i will admit it is more fun to drive my 08 gxp. i did look on line before buying this car to see if anybody was having these kind of problems and found none, but i did read that the sky is having the same poblem. and when i ask the sales person about it of coarse they said they have not heard of anybody having problems like this with their solstice.
#33 of 50 That's what they always say...
Jan 26, 2008 (8:21 pm)
huh? As if no one had ever come up to them and asked them about this design flaw before. Oh well, I guess that if the Solstice's brakes work after waiting the few minutes, and that doesn't bother you, you're in like flint.
If it does, you're poop out of luck and stuck with a car that has this little annoying crimp in it's style. It is a nice looking roadster, today I heard someone saying that they wouldn't buy one because you can't put the top up from your seat. You have to get out and fiddle with it in person and apply it to where it has to go? Lazybutt Americans having to get up out of their Solstice to tamper the top down? Say it isn't so, Joe Namath!
#34 of 50 Re: pao.. [deepgirl]
Jan 28, 2008 (4:34 am)
take it to the dealer...take with the service manager...not your salesman.....most salesman dont care one way or another once they made the sale.....explain the problem.....discuss the issue level headed and without emotion to resolve it....your issue isnt normal......and there hasnt been anything mentioned about it over on the solsticeforum that Im aware of
#35 of 50 2007 Pontiac Soltice new owner
Mar 16, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Well Friday I test drove a 2007 Pontiac Soltice. I loved it so much, I bought it. Was on a used Nissian dealer lot and the Wife said this was the one she seen at the main new car dealership a few weeks back. We had talked about trading off our diesel truck because of high priced fuel and not RVing much because of increasing cost. I know, I have read some reviews, not everything is perfect, but, hey I am 66 tomorrow and I can't wait forever. I feel at least 20 years younger driving it. I have had 2 Corvetts, GTO, & Firebird, but this is something for todays current driving challenges. Thank You Pontiac, keep up the good work, maybe not perfect, but still a dam good effort. I love this car!
#37 of 50 Re: pao.. [deepgirl]
Jun 06, 2008 (1:41 pm)
Well, its 50+ degrees here in the mornings now and the lazy brake thing has disappeared for me on my GXP. Obviously it is temperature related.
After 11,000 miles, I am happy to say the car has been flawless other than the brake thing. No trips to the dealer for anything. 29.5 mpg average and getting better every day. The top is completely dry. I am still amazed at how quiet it is, top up or down.
I gotta say, I am totally enjoying my 26 mile trips home from work through the countryside in the evenings......
#38 of 50 Tonneau Cover
Aug 03, 2008 (8:14 am)
I just had the tonneau cover installed on my 2007 Solstice. When i picked it up from the dealer warranty shop, they gave no instructions about use. When we tried to use it, we found that it is not user friendly at all. Help!!! Does anybody have any experience on using one, are we doing something wrong or is it really as difficult as it seems.
#39 of 50 Re: Help- Opinions [pao]
Aug 03, 2008 (10:00 pm)
I have been the owner of a New Beetle convertible since 2005.
I love the car. BUT...
I was at the dealership every month for some problems.
They finally, under the lemon law, exchanged it for a brand new 2008 a couple of weeks ago. So it is too soon to tell.
But I have also been driving a Solstice Turbo for the past week ( I test drive cars for my website, burlappcars.com). And I can tell you,even though I love my "Bug".
I fell in love with the Solstice.
It is an amazing car to drive that will put a smile on your face every time.
I just can't believe it.
There are some compromises like a cheaper interior. No storage etc.. And no back seats.
On another note. I used to hate driving sticks. But GM could only get me a manual to test drive for a week. and I actually love it.
I think the Solstice is a very rare car . Something really special with personality.
Drive them both before you buy.
#40 of 50 Re: Tonneau Cover [rosey6]
Aug 04, 2008 (8:22 am)
very few solstice owners have used them since it required drilling into the body to install the snaps.....when you say use of the top...do you mean installing it or using it while driving??