2006 Pontiac Solstice Ratings

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Pontiac Solstice 2006
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    2006 Pontiac Solstice - Base

    Pros: Appearance

    Cons: Needs more pep

    Advice: This is a fun car and not a practical car. Do not fool yourselves though. It is more fun and more styllish can the bigger cars can possibly be. I think there is great possibility of it becoming a classic.

    You want to be really careful about using the cruise control in hilly and/or slippery conditions. The car is so well balanced that it can start to hydroplane without correct braking. I would not have said anything about the performance if I did not own other GM cars with the six cylinder engines. The six cylinder Chevys (my former Monte Carlo, my Tracker, my 2000 Camaro, and new 200 HP Malibu) have better snap and remarkably better gas mileage with the exception of the 4WD Tracker LT). If it was not for the attraction of owning one of the first 1000, I would have waited. Other little things: aluminum brake and clutch pads would be a nice touch, optional luggage rack or a little more storage space, and still trying to get use to the telescopic dash. The fuel reading is hard to see. I have to say that I like the set up in the wife's Malibu better. But it does feel tight and magical. Its look and feel is like a modern 53 Corvette.

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    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2006 Pontiac Solstice - Base

    Pros: body styling

    Cons: the gas tank filling up the trunk space

    Advice: consider getting an '07 as it has some nice improvements such as dual exhausts

    It has plenty of zip and it sticks to the road like a magnet thanks to its wide stance and abundance of rubber. This curvacious, sexy machine draws stares everywhere. IMO, it needs a little bit of wood decor to break up the plastic look in the interior. Maybe I'll do that to mine. I would prefer a few extra ponies and less weight, too. I know...same shortcomings everyone else has.