Pontiac Solstice

Pontiac Solstice

About Pontiac Solstice

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.

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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.

2008 Pontiac Solstice
What's new for 2008?
2008 Pontiac Solstice

New standard features include an acoustic headliner, MP3-compatible stereo with auxiliary input jack, XM Satellite Radio, Driver Information Center (DIC) and OnStar.

2007 Pontiac Solstice
What's new for 2007?
2007 Pontiac Solstice

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.

Consumer Reviews

fun to deive

By on Tuesday, April 7, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"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."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

AMAZING CAR!

By on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

"The Solstice GXP blows my mind. I read another review that said that the GXP was the poor man's Boxster (he meant it as a compliment), but I think the Solstice looks waaaay better than the Boxster, and I've heard its faster 0-60. I have an orange 2008 GXP that just makes driving a joy. The way it handles is incredible, and I honestly don't think short of Ferrari there is a much better looking sports car out there. I don't think I will ever sell mine."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Lots of compliments

By on Sunday, December 4, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,500

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fast, very comfortable to drive, looks great."

Cons: "none for what I use it for"

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

"Purchased this 2007 Solstice GXP (Turbo) in 2011 with 2800 miles on it, Loved it from the 1st time I put my foot on the gas peddle. I will come home from work and just go for a drive because it is such a pleasure to drive. Can't hardly get out of it in a parking lot without someone complimenting the looks of the car. The ride is softer than my Grand Cherokee. It gets 30 mpg @ 60 mph, 28 @ 75 mph, and about 25 around town if I can keep my foot out of it, not bad for a car that will do 0 - 60 in 5.2 sec.. When I can find real gas without the Corn squeeze it adds about 3 mpg to each."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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