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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, new member here.
I'm a new Solstice owner but not new to Pontiacs. I have had a '69 Firebird convertible sine '91 and also currently own an '08 Grand Prix (fully loaded, Ink Slate, my wife's daily driver) and a 2000 GrandAm GT coupe (silver, leather, my winter driver).
I'm recovering from a recent cancer episode that got me thinking about life and how to live it. That led to a search for a car to travel the country in and that is where the Solstice comes in. The search led me (I should say "us" because my wife was a big part of the decision making) to a 2008 GXP roadster a hundred miles south of here. I would have bought it on the spot but the owners wife wasn't sure she wanted to sell. Anyway, she gave in and now it is mine.
Here are the details: Color-Sly
Mileage:13,900
Options: Pretty much everything!
Other things about me; VietNam vet, married, kids and grand kids, semi retired remodeling contractor.
Waiting for summer and hoping to get to know others here on the forum.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 02:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum. You are in good company here. Lots of us in very much the same situation. Take a look at the new owners checklist and of course read my Punisher thread to learn what not to do LOL

Also, read up on the Nationals in June. You can meet a lot of us there

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Welcome. Most of us are old guys to.
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Welcome. Most of us are old guys to.
Totally agree with WEEZER888 about most of us are old guys. We are reliving our love for cool and fast cars from our youth with both the GXP and the Base. You're gonna love the drive.
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Welcome, couple of books worth buying to become familiar with the Kappa platform. BTW, look for used. Also, best time to buy parts is around major holidays when forum vendors run sales. If you do nothing else check into what's called the "brace bundle", and the General Motors Performance Tune, that will take you from 260HP to 290HP.

From concept to production.


Published back in 07, but still worth looking at.

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Mr & Mrs ChopTop's 09 Fastback & 06 Vert Mods thread:https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...session-75468/ Original join date; Oct 2005 under LowLife handle.

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Welcome to the forum.

Aggressive GXP at $25,995.00 shipping of $600, MT.
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Air, $960; Chrome Wheels, $545; PCQ, Premium Package (Leather), $525; Radio, 6-Disc with MP3, $495; Monsoon, $395; Premium Acoustic Headliner, $150; and Sport Metallic Pedals, $115; all totals $29,180.00.
No XM/OnStar and NO Spoiler.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 07:28 PM
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Welcome. Most of us are old guys to.
quite a difference from the group i was with before i sold that car and bought my solstice. (rochesterdsm - eclipses and talons). most of those guys are 1/3 my age. haha.

we'll have to get together and cruise in the spring. i'm in spencerport but closer to brockport.


and welcome hank!
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Speak for yourself!!! lol

Welcome Hank. Good group of people here and I'm sure you'll enjoy their vast knowledge and helpfulness.

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Welcome to the forum. Hope you have many miles of smiles.

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09 Aggressive GXP Coupe 4-16-14, #577, Auto,soft top,Red calps,GM tune,GM acc whls,Conti Xtreme contact tires,pulsing 3rd light,red eng cover, DDM susp set,SOLO center Exh, Norm Valance
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Speak for yourself!!! lol

Welcome Hank. Good group of people here and I'm sure you'll enjoy their vast knowledge and helpfulness.
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You don't have time to be posting here. You are supposed to be working on the coupe graphic! LOL

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https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f62/punisher-65168/
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https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post2067289

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Sounds good pyro, would like to get a group from our area together once a month.
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You don't have time to be posting here. You are supposed to be working on the coupe graphic! LOL
Yeah yeah yeah. I'm on vacation until tomorrow! When I get back to work I'll screw off and use the CAD software to finish that!
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