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Old 11-16-2005, 03:44 AM   #1
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Pontiac Solstice

What does everyone think of this car? Just wondering because my Aunt has already pre-ordered hers, scheduled to get here around April.

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Old 11-16-2005, 03:51 AM   #2
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I think they look cool.
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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i think your aunt is gonna have fun with it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:06 AM   #4
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It's pretty nice, but a bit small...Your aunt would enjoy her, jus tell her to be careful...I saw it at the Detroit Auto Show 2 years ago, here is what the card says:

General: Seating: 2
Suspension: 4-Wheel independant SLA with coil-over shocks
Wheels: 18,8.5 aluminum
Tires: Goodyear P235/45R18 (front and rear)
Brakes: 4-Wheel disc with ABS option

Dimensions: Vehicle Length: 157.2 inches/3994mm.
Wheelbase: 95.1/2415mm
Overall Width: 71.6 inches/1819mm
Overall Height: 50.2 inches/1274mm
Track: 60.5 inches/1537mm (front)
61.2 inches/1555mm (rear)

Powertrain: Engine: Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4 (LE5)
Horsepower: 170hp/127kw@6400rpm
Torque: 170lb-ft/230Nm@4400rpm
Transmission: MW5 Aisin 5-Speed manual
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:07 AM   #5
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solstice

I realy like them
are they quick?
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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I realy like them
are they quick?

Not very fast, but still impressive, 7.5 seconds 0-60, the 1/4 mile is done in 15.82, at 87.01 miles and 64.3 miles in the slalom
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:22 AM   #7
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I love them, I cant wait till the turbo model. I wish they'd make more of them a year though.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:27 AM   #8
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I was a little skeptical at first, but it looks good. Small 5-speed (heard all of them are 5 speeds) convertible rwd. Decent power as well, only thing it's missing is dual exhaust.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:18 AM   #9
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I like it... I only wish it was a mid engine
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:02 AM   #10
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I was a little skeptical at first, but it looks good. Small 5-speed (heard all of them are 5 speeds) convertible rwd. Decent power as well, only thing it's missing is dual exhaust.

Ah yes, the elusive dual exhaust 4-cylinder... a true powerhouse indeed.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:45 AM   #11
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This is the first car to come out of GM in a long while that is all in all a very wel lrounded vehicle, and will be VERY popular. While it is no Miata in performance it can hold it's own in that department. Great price, good enough power and very good handling. I'm so glad GM put the 2.4L Ecotec in there and just didnt throw in the 140hp 2.2L Ecotec... Also, can hold slightly larger folks

This is a GREAT step forward for GM, cant wait to see the Saturn Sky.
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:05 PM   #12
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yeah, can't wait to see the Sky in person. The Solstice looks really good in person.

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Old 11-16-2005, 04:51 PM   #13
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I like the solstice because I can fit!

Thats a really nice car. Saturn Sky eh? First I've heard of it. When is it supposed to come into production?
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:57 PM   #14
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yeah, can't wait to see the Sky in person. The Solstice looks really good in person.


Everytime I look at it, it kind of looks like a baby Corvette, I love it! Hope those wheels make it to production.
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Everytime I look at it, it kind of looks like a baby Corvette, I love it! Hope those wheels make it to production.

Apparently they did. Here's one at a dealership already...
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