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Sexy no Frills Solstice GXP
Pros: Very fun to drive.
Cons: Lack of storage.I purchased a 2008 new in Sept. 2009 shortly after the announcement of the demise of Pontiac. I got an excellent on a new Solstice GXP. First the good news the performance is excellent. The 2L tech-4 engine has the power curve of a 2-stroke dirt bike thanks to the turbo-charger. The very light chassis has the handling of a go-cart but is soft enough to be an everyday driver. I commute 2 hours one way to my job so I spend allot of time in this car. I also got the upgraded stereo with the bose speakers which is really necessary with the top is down. I plug my phone into the aux jack on the front of the head unit so I can listen to my music on Slacker internet radio and recieve phone calls while I drive. Without it I would not even hear the phone ring with the top down. With the top up the car is pretty quiet for a convertable, and a sports car. Now for the down side: The clutch engages very early and since the engine has very little torque on the low end it is easy to stall when starting in 1st gear. There is very little storage anywhere in the car but it is a sports car. Other minor functions like opening the windows require gymnastics to reach the controls. The top is a tight fit into the trunk. You have to really push it down to get the trunk to close and when it is