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.
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.
Pros: "Fast, Reliable, Great Design, Killer Handling"
Cons: "No trunk space, no power top, tough to get in/out"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought my GXP with just under 8k on the odometer in 2011. I've put about 9500 miles on it in the past year and can say that I'm very pleased overall with this car.
The acceleration is on par, if not better than, my 1998 Camaro Z28 Convertible. Build quality appears to be top notch as well. Handling is fantastic and I'd put it up against just about anything out there, past or present.
My biggest complaints? While it's no Lotus Exige, getting in and out of this car is a major pain in the butt and you'd best be a contortionist to do so. Also, the trunk might be big enough to hold a change purse or maybe a gym bag...and that's it. It holds NOTHING if the top is down. The only other complaint would be the lack of a power top. It's truly a pain to open/close the top.
Given its shortcomings, I would highly recommend this car. As an everyday driver, perhaps a little less so. As a weekend cruiser, second car, or your track/canyon carver...definitely. Biggest mistake GM made was NOT keeping this car as a performance option for, say, Buick."
"When I purchased my car back in 2007, it had only 1088 miles on it. I fell in love with this car the very 1st time I saw it. I still feel the same way today 4 years later. Sister Sol , as I call her is overall a great vehicle. She handles very well in all types of weather conditions. Very easy to clean and keep clean. Very low maintenance. Timeless body style. Just a great car to own. Mine is an 2006 and I will keep her forever because she is a classic. This was my 1st American car ever. Great Choice. Yeah Me!!!"
Pros: "I highly recommend this car to adverage size people"
Cons: "If your more then 6 feet tall or have incredably long legs this model is not for you"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchaserd this car in March 2007 with 300 miles on it. It now is just under 61000 miles. Its zippy and hugs the corners. Living in Oregon, I've learned that you need at least a 60' clear day to drop the top and have some fun. I have found almost every curvy road there is in this state because of this car. And scared most of my friends with my driving but still having a blast more then 5 years later. I love my toy."