I'm sure it will attract a lot of young buyers at that price. I looked at
the web page and added many thousands of $$ in options to make it acceptable
to my 60 year old tush! I hope they are successful with it as it is a sharp
Really!? I had one sitting in the bay beside
me for two days and I didn't really like it all
that much. It's too bad that they didn't release
it with an optional v-6 engine right away. The
Ecotec is just a bit rough for my liking.
This particular vehicle was brought in by our
dealership owner for his "girlfriend". The licence
plate that was put on the car reads "38 DD". I'm
assuming he bought those too!
Yeah, it's a nice car. BUT, check out it's sibling Saturn Sky Red Line:
Both are over $26,000 for one that I would want to drive.
I would have to see it in person. To me the Solstice looked awesome in
person. Th epictures make the Sky look a little angular for my tastes.
Perhaps, seeing it in person would change my opinion. Great cars.
Before you say well done, take a look at the trunk space and its
arrangement. And the rear visibility when the top is up.
I looked at the Pontiac flavor at a local auto show and was extremely
disappointed at the very small and horribly laid out (there is a big tumor
in the floor) trunk. Next to useless. Rear visibility (top up) same thing.
Granted, a sports car will not often have a big boot, but this is
This is, to me , another example of a 9/10's GM offering. They get things
90% done very well, and totally screw up the rest. It's like the adults were
absent for the final decision on the new model.
Makes me wonder what they will screw up with the forthcoming Camaro and GTO.
With the top up the trunk space is 3.8 cubic feet compared to the Mazda
Miata's 1.9 cubic feet. With the top down it shrinks to 1.8 cubic feet and
the Mazda's goes to nada, zilch. The "tumor" in the bottom of the trunk
holds the top up off the bottom so you can get two medium sized soft sided
pieces of luggage in the bottom, plus a "small" softsided wardrobe along the
rear. Compared to the other imported 2 seat, soft top roadsters we looked
at, nothing else comes close to the trunk space. They also put storage
pouches on the front and rear of the seats, as well as a small storeage area
in the center for cd's and sunglasses (ala Fiero).
I'm 6'1" and we ordered ours a week ago. I could not find anything that
even came close in features or price(besides the Miata, now Mx something)
and with the Miata you do need to be a hobbit.
Jim, you don't know what you are talking about w.r.t. Miata trunk space
Outake: "Space. Though dear inside for taller folks, it's generous in
the trunk. The official number is 5.3 cubic feet, which is small, but
it trumps Solstice's 3.5 (or 3.8, depending on which estimate you
believe). And Miata's is a useful rectangle, while Solstice's wraps
around a big hump in the trunk. Miata's trunk is the same top up or
down, while Solstice's vanishes to nearly nothing when the top's folded
because it's housed in the trunk."
Cut the crap, dude. The Solstice is better passenger-cabin wise for 6
footers, but it is inferior to Miata any way you look at it in the
The Solstice boot is a joke. GM should be ashamed. I was as excited
asanyone when I first saw the Soltice. GM screwed up some of the
details and the non-boot is a deal killer for me.
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