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2006 Pontiac Solstice

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 26/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Pontiac Solstice Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 265 Ratings for the 2006 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Great car with a lot of features.

By on Thursday, December 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great looking car, great sensation of speed."

Cons: "Noisy tires on some road surfaces."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is a retirement present. I have owned this GXP for two months. The manual transmission is easy to shift and the clutch is easy to modulate. The abundant low end torque makes getting underway from a stop a snap. Riding along in almost any gear only requires a little more pressure on the accelerator to take off at a very quick pace. This manual is easier to drive and requires less down shifting that an '84 corvette that I owned. The wide tires and wheels lets you take curves quickly and with confidence. Interior controls are easy to use. Exterior mirrors are small. Difficult to back up because of a lack of rearward visibility. My car has all of the bells and whistles. Great sound system, chrome wheels and well done seats. One word of caution. The owners manual warns against leaving the "slime" tire repair sealant in the tire for more than 100 miles. I may damage the tire. This is a true sports car. Fast, low to the ground and stiff suspension. One of the most attractive engine bays that I have ever seen."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Bought new on a whim, thanksgiving 2006

By on Saturday, December 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,240

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought the car on a whim a few days after my wife passed away after a long battle with Cancer... Time to do it is now, as there may not be a then... 9 years later it has proven to be a very reliable fun car to drive, even on a small island. I likened it to the old Austin Healey 100/6 British sports car feel, with modern american parts and reliability. Shame it was discontinued, but I'll soon be parting with mine in favor of Range Rover. The island I am on now, has too many hills, and over the hood visibility lacks on these roads... and no roads to open up and run the wind."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Very fun to drive

By on Monday, November 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Handles great, fun to drive"

Cons: "trunk is just too fricking small. Cup holders are"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It's a really fun car to drive and handles corners like a champ. It's only got a 4-banger but plenty of pep with the manual transmission. It's fun on a road trip but don't plan on hauling much gear. Don't plan on a suitcase, more of a dufflebag for hauling a few things and a change of clothes. But driving through the forest with the top down - that is an AWESOME experience and well worth the cost."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

I have #750/1000. Turns heads. Gals love it.

By on Saturday, September 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Beautiful body style. The best style GM ever made."

Cons: "No spare and little trunk space."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this as a retirement present. It is one of the "First 1000." A "First 1000" Plaque is on the dash. You're not buying this car for cup holders or trunk space. It is a fun car for cruising and turning heads. It turns heads every where I go and wish I had a nickle for everyone who asked "What is that car? and "That is so cool." Handles well, runs smooth and can open or close the top in less than 60 seconds. I change oil and filters every 4000 miles myself. Air and Oil filters are easy to access from under the hood, not under the car. Drawbacks: no spare tire, poor cup holder positions, trans is under the seats and must remove fender to access battery. But "I love it!""

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Wouldn't buy if I had driven it for a week

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "nice to look at"

Cons: "no room and under powered with design flaws"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have seen toy cars with more usable trunk space it's tough to get a duffle bag in. Water has a tendency of getting into the engine compartment and doing electrical damage in ordinary rain storms. I have never had a car need new door latches until this car I had to replace them on both doors. Only one cup holder and it is flimsy. the street model I own although it can get up to speed is under powered, the turbo is a definite requirement. The good points it is great looking and it handles fantastic,"

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

LOVE this car!

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Design, fun to drive, gas mileage, comfort"

Cons: "Manual convertible top"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Out of the 5 vehicles I own, this car is my absolute favorite. The Solstice drives smoothly, and handles corners and turns exceptionally well. I initially was concerned about driving this car in the winter, considering it is RWD- and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it drove in the snow and ice compared to a Camero. This car makes people take a second look every time I take it for a spin; and on multiple occasions I have had strangers stop me to make an offer on my car (even though it is not for sale). Words cannot describe how happy I am with this car, and if I ever find another one again for sale at a good price- I would purchase another one just for investment purposes."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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