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Fast, Nice, and comfortable
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A little bit faster, not very nice or comfortable
 

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I haven't driven one yet, but I remember seeing it at the NAIAS in Detroit the first year they showed it as a concept (I think it was 2001?). Anyway, i think it's a nice looking car. Looks like it would be fun to drive. However, I'm sure the build quality is no better than the Pontiac Sunfire (POS). I am impressed by the numbers though. I'll post something after i have actually driven one.
 

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We had a test Solstice for a while, so I signed it out thinking I might like to get one (or a Sky). It was like a Jeckle and Hyde car. With the top up, I complained non-stop. With it down, I had a grin on the whole time. There was absolutely NO storage or leg room in the car. Very uncomfortable to drive, and blind spots all the way around. I had the lower HP 4 cyl vesion, but it was a bit of a dog. I couldn't see paying $35 k, to get some decent horse power. I gaurantee the GTI beats the base version, and I would put mone on it beating the > HP version as well. But if you are looking for a third car you only take out on nice days when you can lower the top... this is your car.

Oh, with ~ 6,000 miles on the car, the pasenger side door handle did not work on the inside (and no, it was not a child lock issue).
 

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Gunny said:
I couldn't see paying $35 k, to get some decent horse power.
Where did you get $35K? Are you still talking about the Solstice? The GXP has a MSRP of $27,115. I like how they have all the custom options available too.

The sticker on my GTI came was a little over $28K, although that's definitely not what I paid. In my experience, Pontiac has always been more flexible on their price negotiations than VW. So you may be able to get a pretty good deal on one of these, especially if you took one off the lot.

I didn't find any acceleration specs for the Solstice on the Pontiac website but here is a link to the Solstice Specifications.
 

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It was a ballpark figure thrown out by a salesman a while back. I figured if it was starting at 35 ballpark, I would not like where it ended, even given a good discount. $27K is not bad at all. I still need more space though. They just would not work for me.
 

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i was looking at this car befor the mkv gti and i sat in one and test drove it wow what a dog. There is no spare tire and no cargo space because of the conv. Def was not a pratical every day car
 
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