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Used Pontiac Solstice

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2009 Pontiac Solstice What's new for 2009? 
2009 Pontiac Solstice

A hard-top 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.

About Pontiac Solstice

Pontiac has a long history of sporty machines, including the Firebird and Trans Am. Yet, other than the Fiero, that history has lacked two-seaters. That gap was filled by the launch of the rear-wheel-drive Solstice roadster, which was followed by the Solstice GXP, with 260 turbocharged horsepower from its direct-injection four-cylinder engine. For 2009, customers may have to wave extra dollars at dealers in an attempt to grab the newest addition to the Solstice lineup: The Solstice GXP hardtop coupe.

Consumer Reviews

head turner

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I bought the car two years ago. Fell in love with the style the first time I saw it. Just like 50s corvets. It is an American sport car. Rough and tough. I put in 24000 miles. No leaks or drips, runs better now than new. The only draw back are the seats, unconfortable and too low, Poor rear view visibility."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

2008 GXP owner...the bad stuff

By on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles awesome, turns heads, fast"

Cons: "Temperamental, repairs are costly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"We all know that American cars aren't built like they used to be. But expect some surprises with your Solstice. While I hands down have more of what you would call a "love affair" with my car, it can definitely be temperamental. Be extremely careful with the coolant system and never open the coolant reservoir when the engine is warm. There is a tendency to get air bubbles that will overheat the engine. In addition, I've had to replace my water pump and thermostat while still under power train warranty, and just today 1 month out of the power train warranty, I had to have a new coolant fan assembly installed for a whopping $840. On a car just over 5 years old, garage kept, and regularly maintained, I expect more. All said though, you'd be hard pressed to have a more fun, nostalgic convertible, and it's a real head turner."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Sunday, April 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, good gas mileage, looks great"

Cons: "Manual top, damagability of lower front"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

Ready to hit the roads!

"Have had my Solstice for 5+ years. Drove it to work daily. I am petite so it fits me perfectly. It is very comfortable. Seats slide forward and then power up and down. It is Mean Yellow (yes that is the actual name of the color) and turns heads. The 5 speed turbo is powerful. Road noise for a convertible is less than normal with the acoustic top. The handling is nice and tight with no slippage on the curvy back roads. Couple things I wish were different. I wish the convertible top was powered up and down, rather than manual. I wish the seats were heated as leather is cold in the winter, but the car warms up quickly. Lastly, I dislike the little metal piece that goes across the bottom of the front of the car. The car sits so low that it gets scratched when parking if it hits the concrete "bumpers" in parking lots."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Ready to hit the roads!