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Old 11-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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They don't fit in my Sky, you SOL guys not have the two vertical braces in the center rear of the area?
No we don't have them. That one on the passenger side seems to really cut into the usable space for longer objects (with the pump the other doesn't look as bad).

I presume they are there to make the Sky body a little stiffer.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I have a little trouble getting in and out of mine.............but it's always worth it.

I only drive mine on weekends. I drive a Chevy colorado most of the time.

i've thought about a Vette.......... for a little more room.

Anyway....... Carpe....... I lost a 1963 Fiat to a drunk driver in 1970, adn I will always
miss that sporty little car. the Solstice would be the same i think.

But I wonder......... would a Vette be a good swap?

They are a little more comfortable.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Or you could simply higher a big buxom blond to drive you around and assist you getting in and out. I'm sure a few of us would enjoy standing around watching...

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Ask yourself, do I want a fun car or a roadster? If the Sol was totaled, (and no deal), what would be the replacement? Would a Camero be high on the list? You see where I'm going with this-do you like "roadsters" as a class of car, or just fun cars.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I don't think 'roadster (and they aren't roadsters anyway, technically, they are convertibles) is the right note. Replace that with 'sports car' and it is a fair question.

I have a coupe and I wouldn't own a Camero if you gave me one free.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I think maybe a Camaro Conv. might do it for me.........


But.......I need a "roadster", a large conv, a coupe, a truck, and a jeep to be happy!

I TOO HAVE pondered how to be satisfied with only two of these.

So, I'm on my way to getting the whole fleet!

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I forgot dunebuggy!!!!!

And I'm 61.

I can't help it "dudes" I've been a "motorhead" since 1958!
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I can't help it "dudes" I've been a "motorhead" since 1958!
What happened in 1958 Dan?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #39 (permalink)
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In 1958 Chevy put out the Impala with dual headlights and 6 tail-lights.
I was in love!!!!!!!!!! I was only 7, but from then on I loved cars! All kinds of cars!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I forgot dunebuggy!!!!!

And I'm 61.

I can't help it "dudes" I've been a "motorhead" since 1958!
I like the dune buggy idea for a garage queen! There are some awesome kits out there today too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #41 (permalink)
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What happened in 1958 Dan?
I was born!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #42 (permalink)
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In 1958 Chevy put out the Impala with dual headlights and 6 tail-lights.
I was in love!!!!!!!!!! I was only 7, but from then on I loved cars! All kinds of cars!
The '58 was the reason you got INTO cars? Wow. I thought that car only served to improve Ford sales...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Hi there!

Ribbing aside...

Dad bought his '68 Camaro SS convertible new (he ordered it). Red, white top, white interior (solid white, not houndstooth, apparently a rarity), 396, the works. Sticker was $4500 on a base price of $2800, so it was pretty well loaded. He sold it in 1984 to someone that still lives in our home town, and he still talks about it.

The CTS-V coupe is a fantastic idea, but the sticker price on those is out of Camaro territory by a good 1.5x.

People seem to hav zoned in on golf, but ease of entry/exit seems to be the bigger problem to solve. I seriously doubt the Camaro will be that much easier to get in or out of, going by my only experience of sitting in one at an auto show. The "extended test drive" is a great idea. That said I do understand about entry and exit. I rather enjoy watching people attempt to do that in my Solstice

Losing the folding top would be a deal-breaker for me.

Given that the money seems to be a wash, this is not necessarily a "rational" decision you can make by looking at spec. sheets. You're going to need some seat time in a new Camaro.

Not nearly the same, but last year I had to get another driver/inclement weather car. I drove an '03 BMW 325xi, and it was okay (and having driven BMWs plenty, was exactly what I expected). I then drove an '07 Subaru Outback, and as soon as I got in the Subie I knew I was going to buy it.

A long time ago I had a '94 Cavalier Z24 convertible. I fell into a very, very clean '94 Trans Am (LT1, 6-speed, bright red). I struggled with whether to trade for a couple of days before figuring out that if it was this much of a conundrum, I shouldn't do it. In retrospect I'm glad I kept my convertible.

Dad ordered a 1982 Chevrolet S-10 truck, Sport model, and I was with him the day in May when he took delivery. I learned to drive in it. It's sitting in my driveway right now. Barring catastrophe, it's not going anywhere. Is it valuable? It's pretty slick, but probably only valuable to me.

If you get the giggles when you sit in the Camaro, and (given your level of mods to your Kappa) you start having ideas on how to modifiy it, I'd buy it. If you're fretting about losing the Kappa, don't trade.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Question............

Why is the Solstice more fun than any car you ever had?

Is it the only convertible, the only roadster?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #45 (permalink)
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When i haven't driven mine in a while, and I put the top down, I feel like a kid in a go-cart!

The only complaint I have is it doesn't sound so good.

To me ........ if the solstice had a small V-8 or V-6, and a top without that wrinkle........
It would be perfect.

So.......to me the only thing better about the Camaro is the engine...........

But with that engine comes a lot more gasoline-expense..........and it's not a roadster.

So........ I'm back to the Solstice, unless you just cannot get in and out of it.


My personal solution for this would be to get a used Corvette. For ex. a 2002 for about 18Grand.

-----Conv, V8, "roadster"............

Or I'd stay with the Solstice.

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