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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've become one of you....

After having read what seems like a gazillion pages of very good information on this Forum, last night I pulled the trigger and joined the ranks of Solstice ownership.

I bought a 2009 GXP Coupe with the manual transmission. That would make it 1 of 288 if my figures are correct. Silver in color and < 9500 miles. I'm in process to arrange transportation to have it delivered sometime early next week I would guess. Kind of excited!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome. Pictures please when you get the car.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all. Seems like a nice place here. This will be one of a few toy cars - so no regular duty. But, too many mods on here to resist! I will probably do the MAP/boost upgrade and then work on a few suspension mods. Pics as soon as I get it here - I promise!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome!!! Talk about starting the New Year off right!!! Sounds like you have bought a beauty!!!
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Glad to have you with us! Sounds like you may have more that one "toy" to play with? What are all their names and what do they look like?
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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After having read what seems like a gazillion pages of very good information on this Forum, last night I pulled the trigger and joined the ranks of Solstice ownership.

I bought a 2009 GXP Coupe with the manual transmission. That would make it 1 of 288 if my figures are correct. Silver in color and < 9500 miles. I'm in process to arrange transportation to have it delivered sometime early next week I would guess. Kind of excited!
Very nice, welcome. Sounds like exactly what we did 4 months ago now. Don't know how you found it, but we bought off ebay from a dealer in Georgia and had it transported to Colorado.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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After having read what seems like a gazillion pages of very good information on this Forum, last night I pulled the trigger and joined the ranks of Solstice ownership.

I bought a 2009 GXP Coupe with the manual transmission. That would make it 1 of 288 if my figures are correct. Silver in color and < 9500 miles. I'm in process to arrange transportation to have it delivered sometime early next week I would guess. Kind of excited!
Welcome aboard - my combination as well, although mine is gray.

Only 281 (by my count) manual GXP coupes. FYI there were 213 silver coupes and of that, 39 were manual trans GXPs.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Very nice, welcome. Sounds like exactly what we did 4 months ago now. Don't know how you found it, but we bought off ebay from a dealer in Georgia and had it transported to Colorado.
I'm in SoCal and found this one ~1100 miles away. Doing the wire transfer tomorrow and starting to work on shipping to get it here. In the interim - can't get enough reading in here!!

wspohn - LOVE the gray!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Now you need a nice photo.

See Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe CARS0999 Art Print Poster Canvas A4 A3 A2 A1 | eBay



I have the A2 size in the best quality on my office wall. Cost all of $35 landed.

That seller also has several other quality images of coupes (I think they are copies of the factory promo shots) including a great rear shot I also had mounted -

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Bill,

I have those press photos on my laptop and iphone and living by them.... The Coupe that I bought is 1100+ miles away and truth be told, I've never seen a coupe in person!!

I have a short fuse when it comes to looking, liking and buying (probably the reason I have an empty bank account too) and once I became interested in having a coupe I went and test drove a couple of roadsters.... and the decision was done.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Congratulations Cooltech, Hope you enjoy your car. I had a similar story when I found and bought my car. I got a great deal on a dealer certified car but it was over 1000 miles away. I flew out on a Saturday morning, picked up the car by 10AM and drove it home non stop with the top down. what a great way to break it in. I was following trucks on 80 most of the way and according to my GPS the top speed was 101 MPH but to be honest, I never thought I was going that fast . Of course I picked my car up in July so the weather was a bit nicer. Good luck with your car and enjoy every mile on her.
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