Last post on Nov 27, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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Pontiac Solstice, Coupe
#41 of 50 Re: Tonneau Cover [pao]
Aug 05, 2008 (5:50 am)
Drilling holes in the body was my primary concern about installing the tonneau cover, but my husband thought that it would be useful. I was talking about installing it, after we figured it out driving with it on is fine. It very hard to put in the car, the dealer assured me that the canvas and vinyl just need to stretch but I can't really even get it to zipper closed, getting it into the car is not a one person job for sure.
#42 of 50 Re: Tonneau Cover [rosey6]
Aug 05, 2008 (12:30 pm)
probably need to leave it in the sun for a while...let it warm up....and then try it...do you intend to leave it on for extended periods of time?
#43 of 50 Re: Tonneau Cover [pao]
Aug 05, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I am not sure how much I will use it, now that I see how difficult it is to put on the car. The cover was damaged with the installation at the dealer (or was damaged when I got it since it had never been out of the box I am not sure) now I really can't use it until it is repaired. It has been a frustrating experience. Now I am waiting to see what if anything the dealer will do for us. The car and cover were purchased from another dealer out of state so who knows.
#44 of 50 Solstice and Winters in Michigan
Aug 15, 2008 (5:27 am)
My wife is crazy about the Solstice. It would have to be her daily driver. Space isn't issue, but we're wondering about how the car would do in a Michigan winter. Any opinions/experiences?
#46 of 50 Re: Solstice and Winters in Michigan [kenwrench]
Aug 16, 2008 (2:07 pm)
We live in Iowa and the Solstice sat in the garage last winter and will again this winter. I did drive it in the snow a couple of times just because I got caught out and it started to snow, it held the road OK on my short (2 mile) drive home. I was a nervous wreck!!! This car is so low that if you had much snow or had to drive before the roads were plowed I think you would be in trouble.
#47 of 50 Re: Solstice and Winters in Michigan [kenwrench]
Oct 27, 2008 (10:41 am)
I'm in the same situation as Ken. Live in Michigan and my wife is crazy about the GXP. The obvious main concern is the rear wheel drive and handling in the snow/ice... Any other brave MI Solstice owners out there with opinions/experience?
#48 of 50 Re: Solstice and Winters in Michigan [marp]
Oct 27, 2008 (1:56 pm)
I live in Indiana and drive my GXP year-round. There are 4 or 5 days during the winter when I have to park it and take my 1980 K-10. The biggest issue is ground clearance or lack thereof. The ice/slush builds up in the center of the road from normal traffic and hammers the front valence. 3 or more inches of snow is pretty much the max it will take.
With rain, I drop my speed about 10 MPH and watch for standing water. I do stay dry inside however, even with heavy downpours.
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Nov 27, 2008 (9:44 am)
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