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Old 12-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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thanks guys, i had my solstice for a little over a year.... it was a fun ride guys, i loved the car, it was my daily driver.... i traded it in today for a dodge dart there were many reasons (being 19, not enough room, need some more mpgs) but the main one was repairs, i had my fuel pump go, water pump go, then the main reason was an oil leak, i took it in they pulled the engine replaced the oil pan gasket, 2 months later another oil leak, pulled engine again replaced the oil pan and gasket plus the upper oil pan gasket, was okay for some months ~4 then started leaking oil 2 weeks ago, took it in they said it was the oil filter gasket did a simple oil change started leaking last sunday... that was the final straw, decided it was the end of me paying my 250 deductible (carmax extended warranty) and not having my car for about a week at a time (it was my only car) i really dont know what ultimately caused the oil leak(was towards the back of the engine) i thought maybe rear main seal or even possibly cracked block??? i dont know i was just tired of it being unreliable with only 60k on the clock (it was an 06) so i called up my sister (works at a dodge dealer) explained the situation she talked to the sales manager and he said most he could give me was 9k for the sol as a trade in so it was perfect i had to transfer some equity to the new car but in the end i got everything out the door for 26k about 2k over the dealers price....the solstice is gone i have great memories of the car when it was working fine but nightmares of it breaking down.. i never even got to turbo it or do much to it because of repairs but i will miss the car it was fun while it lasted but now im on a new adventure.... my new car is a 2013 Dodge Dart all black its the 1.4L Turbo 6-Speed with 160whp 170ft-lbs... so far its being a great little car, plus its fully loaded, and has AC!!! (the sol didnt lol)


but in the end i can say i will miss the sol, but im excited to see where this dart takes me....

Thank you all for the great help on here and the great so cal meets! ill still drop by here once in a while i still have the solstice bug but just dont own one anymore...

this is the new dart....
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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damn, that sucks lol but you gotta do what you gotta do. nice purchase john, good choice with the turbo since youll most likely get more power out of it when the mod bug hits
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good luck to you. And thanks for buying American.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice purchase! I hope you mod that thing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about your luck with the Solstice. Hopefully you won't see it around town and hear from the new owner that it's running great. (I've had that happen twice with vehicles I dumped because they were nickel and diming me to death, only to have the next owner put a boatload of miles on it with nothing but gas and oil expenses!)

Drop by and tell us about your first ticket with the Dart. : )
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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blackbirdracing1105711]Good luck to you. And thanks for buying American.[/QUOTE]

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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damn, that sucks lol but you gotta do what you gotta do. nice purchase john, good choice with the turbo since youll most likely get more power out of it when the mod bug hits
haha i want too but ill probably wait off for modding for a little


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Good luck to you. And thanks for buying American.
thanks, and its the only way to buy (for me)

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Nice purchase! I hope you mod that thing.
haha i have a short list of mods but like i said ill be waiting a bit

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Sorry to hear about your luck with the Solstice. Hopefully you won't see it around town and hear from the new owner that it's running great. (I've had that happen twice with vehicles I dumped because they were nickel and diming me to death, only to have the next owner put a boatload of miles on it with nothing but gas and oil expenses!)

Drop by and tell us about your first ticket with the Dart. : )

haha i hope i wont.... also ill make sure i stop by and let you guys know (i also had just gotten a ticket in the sol 3 months ago for speeding
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Mods:
White hurst shift knob
Custom Rims size 18x8 and a 1/8th spacer in the front to clear the caliper
Blacked out grilles
Debadged
Blacked out arrows
Audio:
Some jvc radio thing
with single din storage
Kappasphere parts:
Kappa springs
Kappa luggage rack
On the way:
Home made WR
Front lip splitter
Tinted windows 5%
Backbone
Rebar
TURBO INCOMING
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry to see you had to say good buy to your Sol.

Enjoy the Dart.

No slant 6 though so its not a "real" Dart


Here is the Dart you need!

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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God luck with the new mopar.
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