What a great thread
I think there are a lot of good opinions here. For myself, earlier in August 2019 I bought a NA 2007 Solstice. During my search, I quickly found out that there are many options that can come on a base model, so you have to know what you are looking at. I think TC was only available on the GXP, although with some moisture on the road, even the NA could use it.
Mine came with premium sound, acoustic headliner, power door locks, spoiler, chrome wheels, limited slip, XM radio, OnStar, manual trans. I don't think there's anything else except automatic trans that I could have gotten, and I passed up a lot of nice, cheaper cars to get the manual trans.
This 09 GXP has been sold. It looks really nice, and the miles and price tell me that this car was a bargain. I bought my car for cash, but I might have taken out a loan to get this one!
For me, I find a tremendous amount of satisfaction with the looks and the feel of the NA car. I'm more of a cruiser type, enjoying country roads with turns and hills. The car is solidly planted, and with a little throttle manipulation you can get the nose to pull into a decreasing radius turn real nice.
There's something to be said for a car that requires its driver to apply some skill to make it perform. I've owned vintage Beetles and Buses, and Fiat X1/9s. I ride street motorcycles and yet, this car brings a smile to my face every time.
I'm still learning about this car and I'm impressed with the build quality, especially considering the price point. Even though my car had 48K when I bought it, in the first week the Engine Light came on and the codes came up for the cam positioning solenoid. I found a pair (Intake/Exhaust) on Amazon for $35, put them in myself and problem solved. The old ones still worked, but I think they were weak. They came out very clean, no oil deposits whatsoever. Since then, no issues.
I hope you enjoy what you get!