Coupe joins the Roadster. It features a liftback glass hatch and a removable roof panel. New standard equipment includes StabiliTrak stability control, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and a limited-slip differential.
Tucking a turbo beneath the Solstice hood supplies performance to match the roadster's richly-curved, assertively-shaped skin, while weight distribution near 50/50 contributes to the GXP's balanced sports-car handling. Clever design provides a hidden compartment for the
convertible top, though it steals trunk space and raising or lowering the roof isn't a simple task.
When Pontiac first showed the Solstice concept, the public and the press had just two words for the people at GM: Build it. And build it they did. Three years into production, the
2009 Pontiac Solstice roadster is an unqualified success, combining exotic good looks with a sturdy chassis and world-class handling. Despite the obvious use of in-house parts (the ventilation controls are borrowed from the Hummer H3 and the reverse lights from the GMC Envoy), and the less-than-user-friendly convertible-top mechanism, the Solstice comes off as fresh and original. Visually, the Solstice easily rivals such stylish competitors as the
BMW Z4 and
Audi TT, yet costs half as much.
"I have had no problems with this car. It is a great little roadster. Putting the top up & down is a compliant to some. I can do it in about 20 seconds. Yes you have to get out of the car, we all need some exercise.
The best thing about the solstice is the looks you get.
The gas mileage is not to bad 27mpg. on the highway."
"I have had it for almost two years now, unfortunately I have gone thru a few things with this car..A new clutch(Not Common $1,500 Priv Mechanic, $1,800 Dealer), Emergency brake calibration(Super Common $150-250 Dealer), Passenger Air Bag re-calibration (Common Dealer $650), and a Passenger door handle ($15 Fix it yourself 10-30min).
Even tho I have had those 3-4 Problems THAT IS THE ONLY problem that anyone in the world is really going thru with these cars. I also did a tuneup myself(Spark Plugs, Thermostat, Brakes, Oil Change, and Coolant Change) it was super easy.
The Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky forums are amazing when It comes to getting information. And the community is really responsive & supportive! Highly recommend the car! I crack a lot of heads I have a "brazen inferno orange" color and all my friends & family love it! Nice convertable, Nice overall Ride."
"Obviously do not buy this for commuting the soccer team, but if you are looking for something fun to drive the solstice is great. It is not the fastest car on the block, but can get good pick up with when running it in higher RPMs.
It is great on the expressway and handles like its on rails.
I have owned it for 6 months, and put 10,000 miles it and am very happy with my purchase.
My only real issue is the manual convertible set up."