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Old 04-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Pontiac Solstice

Did anyone catch the unveiling of the new Pontiac Solstice on the Apprentice
Thursday night? The car looks sweet and is affordable too (MSRP 20k!

What do you think?

http://www.pontiac.com/?seo=ov_pontiac_ ... ord=878077
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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wow...20 k? Gonna be popular!

I couldn't fit in it though.
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Of course, it IS a Pontiac...YAWN #-o
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Ok Greg, no ride for you! [-X

From the Solstice Nazi!

I just ordered one.
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Here is a review of the Solstice:

http://www.nctd.com/sneakpreview.cfm?Ve ... eviewID=55
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:38 PM   #6
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Man, that sure does look nice! But, that 2.4L 140 hp engine remindes me of that POS engine that the early Fiero's had (I know ~ I had one)..I'm sure it's not after 22 years...
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Bill,

It's a 170 hp engine. Here is a clip from the review:

"Just check the dimensions and specs. The Solstice's wheelbase is 6 inches longer than the Miata's but its overall length is less than 2 inches greater. Although it's 5 inches shorter than the S2000, its wheelbase is almost an inch longer. The Solstice is powered by GM's four-cylinder 2.4-liter Ecotec engine that produces 170 horsepower compared to just 140 in the Miata. However, it is 400 pounds heavier than the Miata, closer in weight to the S2000. Honda's S2000 is powered by a 240-horsepower engine, but its torque rating is slightly lower: 161 pounds-feet vs. the Pontiac's 170 pounds-feet. Torque is that force that propels you from intersections and up hills. Consequently, the real-world performance of the Solstice appears to be closer to the S2000's than to the Miata's. We shall see."

The Miata is 140 hp.
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Mis-read the Miata's HP for the Solstice.. Damn nice looking ride!!
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Thanks Bill.

It will be my summer ride and my Chevy Silverado is my winter ride.

It's all part of my mid-life crisis. This is strictly a car for fun for me. :biggrin:
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I would stick with the Chevy Truck Kloset...I didn't mind the Fiero at all...one of my buddy's had one and it was pretty nice!

He did have a problem with the passenger side headlamp not wanting to flip up or down, but he was cheap and didn't want to fix it...nice ride and could corner like a mutha!! :biggrin:
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