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Pros: Interior feels like a cockpit dedicated to the driver. Great driver position.
Cons: Trunk, Cupholders behind driver position, window controls too far back.
Advice: Fun, fun, fun!!! If you need to haul stuff you will need a second vehicle.I purchased my 2006 Solstice in November 2006. I have driven 7,000 miles since then. The Solstice is great personal transportation. The car is the most fun I ever had behind the wheel. It handles like a dream. Get used to talking to strangers because everyone wants to know what it is. Old, young, and everyone in between like what they see. I drove the car on two long trips last year and it was a blast driving through the twisting Vermont mountain roads. Some say it doesn't have enough horsepower, but I say this 4 cylinder is deep. Drop it into forth for passing at highway speeds and tell me this car is not powerful; I bet you can't. It's not a race car anyway; it just looks like a racecar. Get used to taking drives for no reason other than having a fun day in the Solstice. Spring is coming and I will be cruising top down again soon. Solstice is top rated for resale, limited numbers will keep it that way. Not that resale matters to me because the Solstice is my long term fun car. Solstice surpassed the Miata in sales first year, and the GXP version will keep it that way. I purchased a small used wagon so my Solstice wouldn't be on the road in winter. 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway (top down all the way). I enjoy watching people in much more expensive cars staring enviously at the Solstice at stop lights. Over a year later the Solstice is still a rare sight on the road which works for me.
Pros: Overall Performance!
Cons: Blind spot in convertibles. Hidden headlamp and power window motors are issues.
Advice: Watch out for 'abused' examples. Check insurance costs first!Amazing performance! Incredible styling that still gets NEW CAR comments even though 5 model years old. A modern day classic with very few convertibles built in 2001 (only 796) and 2002 (less than 1,000). Getting a low mileage well maintained example is still possible but be careful of the abused ones. These cars can be ruined no matter how tough the engines are. Do your ownership homework!
Cons: Back seat a bit hard and tight for adults.
Advice: Comp G is the way to go!Love this car! Had a 2000 GP GT before this one. Both have been great cars. However, can't say enough good things about the 2005 with the Comp G package. The tight suspension handles great for a car of this size but some may consider the ride a bit harsh. Supercharged power makes this car a joy to drive. Power is instantaneous and strong. It will surprise many! Some features would be sorely missed in other cars. The HUD is easy to get addicted to as well as the hands free Onstar phone. Paddle shifters on steering wheel are fun but get used rarely. Cargo versatility is fantastic but at the expense of rear seat room.
Pros: FM/AM Cd player & A/C
Advice: If you want a reliable car that is fun to drive, this is it.My name is Ronald Smith & I own a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am that I bought in March of 2006. I have had NO problems with the car, & absolutely LOVE the way it handles & performs. One of my favorite features is the FANTASTIC FM/AM stereo CD player. I have kept track of my gas milage since I have owned the car, & I have run three tanks of fuel through it, with results of 17.7 MPG, on one tank, 17.5 MPG, on the second tank, & 19.5 on the third tank. The car handles very well on the road, & I would recommend it to anyone who is shopping for an excellent mid-size car.
Cons: The auto lights that come on during he day
Advice: get the alloy wheels instead of the granny wheelcoversMake sure you get the aluminum wheels instead of the basic 'granny wheel covers'. I bought silver a 2006 Pontiac G6 four months ago. I was surprised by it's wonderful peformance; the peppy 6 cyl engine, the steering and handling. The monsoon stereo is entertainment in itself. I love to play CDs while I'm in the vehicle. Good buy if you want style and full power options, but dont have a lot of money. This car is the best kept secret. Pontiac could have sold a lot more of these cars, if they had make the alloy aluminum wheels standard. Many G6's on the street, have the basic wheel covers which give the car a granny look. That's why I never noticed the G6 until I saw mine with the fancy aluminum alloy wheels.
Cons: The quality of the plastic for the dash.
Advice: SEE REMARKS INRight after my purchased my 2006 GP I drove about 75 miles to get back home. I enjoyed it. Most of the drive was Interstate and highway. This is my second base GP, the other was a 2000 that I leased. This second purchased was from a car rental company. A No haggle price of $13,900. The one that I leased was $308.00 a month payment for 3 years. Getting your GP this way gives you lots of bang for your buck. And gives my 'Overall Rating' extra points.
Pros: Quick acceleration if needed
Cons: The window openings are very small due to the aero-dynamics
Advice: Do a consumer report before you purchase, take a long test drive in every driving conditionI purchased this 2005 GTP second hand with just over 25,000 miles. I am currently at 33,000 miles. I am experiencing problems that seem to relate to the electrical system. Some examples are: horn only works sometimes, the lights on the shifter do not work, the back window defroster will sometimes turn itself off and other times does not. I am also finding that the gear shifting is causing a lack of power at lower speeds which I think may be related to the torque converter lockup. It goes into tc lockup at the very time that I need to accelerate and seems to lug. I have to go ahead and kick it to make it come out of the tc lockup mode. I have had the car at the dealership and they tell me that they cannot find a problem unless it sets a computer code. There are no lights coming on in the dash to indicate a problem. I have been very dissatisfied with the dealership because I am getting very close to the end of my warranty. It seems that they do not want to find the problem until the warranty is out. I did not buy a supercharged vehicle to have a lack of power. When I first bought the car, it did not have this problem. It started and continues to get worse as I go. I am curious to know if anyone else is having these types of issues. I am located near Lynchburg, VA. If you have any of these problems, could you please post it? I will monitor this site.