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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 05:39 PM
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You know, after reading this thread, I am SO careful now. What I've read is not funny at all.
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post #62 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 09:47 AM
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that must have been a major slam on our trunk to create a ding/dent..Wow
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post #63 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 02:31 PM
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I love the Sol's light weight


Either you are kidding, or a ton and a half is what is called light weight these days.

These 'light weight. cars weigh 400 lbs. more than the original spec Mustang and just a bag of groceries less than a 1960s Z28 Camaro.

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Either you are kidding, or a ton and a half is what is called light weight these days.

These 'light weight. cars weigh 400 lbs. more than the original spec Mustang and just a bag of groceries less than a 1960s Z28 Camaro.
Yes, you're right. But to be fair, would either of those cars - or more specifically, you as the driver - fared anywhere near as well as the Solstice below? There's a reason cars are heavier now...


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Yes, you're right. But to be fair, would either of those cars - or more specifically, you as the driver - fared anywhere near as well as the Solstice below? There's a reason cars are heavier now...
Heavier is a given due to exactly what you mention, but porcine? No, not necessarily.

Both the Miata and the Elise fare as well as the Solstice, have as good or better performance (than the NA, in the case of the Miata) and weigh 3-600 and 900 lbs. lighter, respectively. It can be done if you care to.....

I have to say that the US auto makers have never traditionally cared much about weight, even in order to get the CAFE ratings they need and have resorted to other measures that are all but useless to owners, like gearboxes with special ratios that give excellent mileage cruising but would rarely be used by anyone in day to day driving, like 0.5:1. (And don't get me started on Computer Aided gearshifting, which won't allow you to shift into certain gears at certain throttle openings!)

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Have you ever seen the length of some of the bolts on a Solstice? simply grinding off the excess bolt length would probably net you 200 lbs. Plus, the Solstice is considerably larger than the Miata and Lotus.

She may be a heavy gal, but she wears it well.

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She may be a heavy gal, but she wears it well.
No question there!

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post #68 of 69 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 02:32 PM
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Hi all! New 2006 owner, as of today!! These flaps, I guess should open either as you lift the trunk or as you lift the top. I've got one the doesn't lift. The cable attached is just slack. I also have to push them down after I lower thetop; is that normal?
(already found the problem with the ball-link being disconnected which caused wind behind the passenger window - thanks already for that!).
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post #69 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-06-2016, 06:38 PM
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Go to just about any auto parts store. They sell a $20.00 kit that works just great taking out small dents. This kit just saved me about 500.00.
Thanks for that info. I bought the kit this weekend and popped the three small hump dents that my Sol had, as well as a couple others. Worked GREAT!!! I've also llearned how not to close the trunk!
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