Last post on Dec 02, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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Pontiac Solstice, Coupe, Convertible
Article comments for Full Test: 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP - Those of us who drove the 2006 Solstice resigned ourselves to the fact that although the car could draw the lustful gaze of fellow motorists, we'd have to shy away from stoplight challenges. (more)
#23 of 42 Re: And, jbwilson1... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 20, 2007 (11:48 am)
I have experienced this with my GXP. Not really a big deal.
You say the brakes don't work. Not so. They do work, it just takes more pedal force.
It is very similar to a cold engine in the carburetor days when the auto choke was on and you came to a stop. You had to to get serious with the brake pedal.
Once you know it is coming, it is really a non-event.
#24 of 42 Re: There Is No Rhyme Or Reason To Love [trucktricks]
Dec 20, 2007 (6:26 pm)
How much did you have to pay for it? Did you get it under sticker?
#25 of 42 Re: There Is No Rhyme Or Reason To Love [smogdung]
Dec 21, 2007 (6:49 am)
I'll pass on that one. What you are actually paying is all confused by trade in value, interest rates, etc. but....
It is not difficult to get the supplier price. Go to your relative or friend (or friend's friend, or relatives friend, you get the picture) who is a GM employee. They can get you a certificate.
#26 of 42 Re: There Is No Rhyme Or Reason To Love [smogdung]
Dec 25, 2007 (4:11 pm)
Gave $23K for a new 07 Xfire(Mercedes).....lifetime warranty.....151 top speed.1G Lat ACCEL...solid!
#27 of 42 CUP HOLDERS? WHO GIVES A S**T ABOUT CUP HOLDERS?
Jan 03, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Okay, I thought we were reviewing a Pontiac Solstice GXP here, correct? And as I read the review it seemed that this was the case. Until the imbecile writing the review started whining about cupholders. "Uhhh, the Solstice doesn't meet my expectations because it only comes with three (3) cupholders" (!!??)
Forgive me, but what precisely is wrong with this brain damaged schmuck and all the other monkeys who judge their sports car experience by the quality of the friggin car's cupholders? This is analogous to having sex with Christina Aguilera and complaining because the bedroom was painted the wrong color. "Well, I really couldn't enjoy the sexual experience with Christina what with all that mauve paint excoriating my poor eyeballs".
Get a grip you stupid putz!
Sports cars are for driving. Fast and free on twisty roads. They are for admiring and lusting after and enjoying viscerally. They are objects of joy and passion and FUN. They are NOT for hauling 300 lbs. of cute metal sticks to a golf course or for sucking down 1/2 gallon size slurpies like giant feverish mosquitos. A little perspective please.
.....Am I wrong? F**kin a Broseph, I didn't flippin think so! Someone needs to take these cupholder fetishists and steel boot them in their pink little testicles until they shut the hell up. Cupholders...
#28 of 42 Re: CUP HOLDERS? WHO GIVES A S**T ABOUT CUP HOLDERS? [lorthog]
Jan 04, 2008 (7:51 am)
I agree with that tirade.
#29 of 42 Re: CUP HOLDERS? WHO GIVES A S**T ABOUT CUP HOLDERS? [lorthog]
Jan 05, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Me too. I used to think cupholder criticism was an inside joke, until I realized that most people (here in the USA anyway) really do evaluate cars based on cupholders. This trend seems to have gotten underway in the 1990s, around the same time Americans became too fat and lazy to shift manual transmissions.
#30 of 42 Solstice Dilema!!!!!!!!
Apr 02, 2008 (6:54 pm)
I traded in a 230SLK Mercedes for a 2007 GXP Solstice thinking it was a totally awesome car. What the hell was I thinking? The car had 600 miles on it at purchase and 200 miles later began to rattle like a diesel truck. I have had it in to the dealership 4x as directed by the Attorney General but each time I get handed this flier stating my engine is suppose to rattle like this and it is "normal". Now I bet none of you would think so. I can hear the rattle outside of my car and inside when I have my stereo on which also doesn't work well and that of course is "normal" also. I have had people in parking lots knock on my window and tell me something is wrong with my car. Holy hell you think I can't hear it? So the last time I took it to George Gee here in Washington the guys in the service dept. came running out to see what the noise was and guess what - it was my car but of course General Motors won't let them touch it because you see this is "normal". Praise your Solstice all you want but I say give me my Mercedes back!!!!!!!!!!
#31 of 42 Re: Solstice Dilema!!!!!!!! [ibheath]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:41 am)
time to take it to another dealership, call Pontiac customer service, and get the regional tech rep involved....seems you bought it used...uuummm 600 miles....wonder if it was a problem with the previous owner.....
you state rattle....can you be more specific.....you might want to get some more insight over at www.solsticeforum.com as well
#32 of 42 Re: Solstice Dilema!!!!!!!! [ibheath]
Apr 03, 2008 (6:20 am)
Could be the direct injection? I have a ticking sound that I can hear from inside with the fan and radio off. But I don't ever drive the car with the fan and radio off......