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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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WTB Solstice GXP 5 speed manual only

Had one when new, shouldn't have let it go.

You have a nice one you want to sell? I am looking to replace my 2007 Sol GXP 5 speed manual. By June 21st I'd like to have a nice GXP again. I'm flexible on year, but a 'Cool' (Liquid Silver Metallic) '07 Sol GXP 5 speed with the GMPP turbo upgrade and no rear spoiler was what I gave up like an idiot and so that's my target; however I am flexible on color and options save for manual transmission. I do not know how to drive an automatic and don't care to learn.

I was in car restoration for 20+ years as an active hobby, in which I used to remove an engine to clean the firewall for example or chase down a factory oversize lifter, but I do not want a project Solstice. I do understand that these are used cars now and they can't be perfect any longer, and I am quite familiar with these cars and the common minor issues on these cars such as the fender mash.

I am a serious car guy and have been since the '80s and I consider these cars serious fun. I take care of my cars and service them correctly. I'm also not a kid playing with Daddy's cash who will abuse your baby and laugh about it on Twitter or make a "What happens when you fill a Solstice crankcase with mayonnaise?" video featuring your GXP on Youtube.

If you have a Sol GXP five speed in good condition and you want to sell, please let's talk. Life is short and correcting the mistake of letting my Sol GXP go is on my short list of to dos. I have looked at and driven pieces of junk and I have looked at OK cars that had too high an asking price and I've chased a few online leads but those cars weren't the right one.

Maybe you have the right one. Let's talk.

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

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2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.

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......... I do not know how to drive an automatic and don't care to learn..........
Clever. I will definitely steal that some day.

Have you perused Choptop's thread on low mileage Solstices? I would guess so, but you didn't mention it.

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I have seen it.

But thanks for the suggestion!

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

Gone but not forgotten:
2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.
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Agreed @JohnWR I loved that part!!!

Good luck in your search Chris. There are still many, many low mileage Sol's out there. Patience will be your key~
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Everything I found was an auto and 2 of them had spoilers. BTW, you might want to change "5spd" to "Manual' in your wants column, since the auto is also a 5sp.

GXP, silver, auto, no spoiler, $5500, Hueytown, AL
https://bham.craigslist.org/ctd/d/do...786833760.html

GXP, silver, auto, spoiler, $8750 San Antonia, TX
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/ct...804064337.html

GXP, silver, auto, spoiler, $4900, Santa Monica, CA
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...805372571.html



There's a few GXPs on w/no spoiler, but no silver, AutoTrader (GXP, Manual): https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...&firstRecord=0


Hemmings:
GXP, Man, Red, no spoiler, $7800
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...e/2201597.html
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Everything I found was an auto and 2 of them had spoilers. BTW, you might want to change "5spd" to "Manual' in your wants column, since the auto is also a 5sp.
Good point. The auto can be a 64 speed. I never bothered to find out. No disrespect to people who own automatics or base models, but I would sooner have no Solstice GXP at all than an automatic one or the base model. I won't own an auto or base Solstice.

I've already contacted many of the sellers you've linked to

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

Gone but not forgotten:
2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.

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Hmmm. Envious was the color I wanted originally in '08.

Cloth seats? I never saw a GXP with cloth. It was the standard seating option but I never saw one.

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

Gone but not forgotten:
2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.
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Good point. The auto can be a 64 speed. I never bothered to find out. No disrespect to people who own automatics or base models, but I would sooner have no Solstice GXP at all than an automatic one or the base model. I won't own an auto or base Solstice.

I've already contacted many of the sellers you've linked to
No disrespect but keep your opinions to yourself! I have a Automatic Base and my wife and I love it!
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Just to point out -
Many of the Solstice owners are not in their 20's, many are 60+ with hip and knee replacements and auto is the only thing that works for their body.

I WISH I could have had a manual, but since the fun car is shared between my wife and I, auto was the only option.....Auto or no fun car at all = Auto all the way.

Good luck with your purchase, patience is key. The PERFECT car that you're looking for WILL pop up.... eventually.
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My first solstice was a 2007 silver gxp manual which i had to go from British Columbia to Niagara Falls Ontario to purchase it. It was a beauty & i asked why it was for sale the reason been that the man that owned it had blown his left knee out which surgery couldn't fix. Today i still own a solstice manual but my second car is a Subaru with a paddle shifter on the column . I know my days are numbered as i play senior slow pitch ball as to give up ball as i have already had sprained ankles which left me one summer not been able to ride my harley or drive my solstice. Good luck with your search Chris as what your looking for will come up.

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Paddle shifters!!! *drool*
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I have a 2008 Mean Yellow GXP 27K that i would part with for the right price. Im in Las Vegas.
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No disrespect but keep your opinions to yourself! I have a Automatic Base and my wife and I love it!
I second that ! I also have a base at this point much modified that has surprised more than one GXP owner and it's an Envious 5 speed .Good luck trying to find one in that color I looked for over 2 years and had a friend who was a salesman at a local Chevy dealership helping me trying to find one and that's when there were still new ones on dealers lots .
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Read this REALLY carefully, Sting ya and Cmccomb1

Check yourselves boys. What opinion exactly was that? What opinion did I offer?

Precisely NONE. Where do I say autos were bad? What negative connotation did I attach to them? Where do I insult or belittle them or their owners? I posted that I would not accept ownership of one.
I stated what was right for ME and what I will not accept. You don't get to weigh in on that and tell me it's wrong. Who are YOU to tell me what's right for ME, exactly?

That is my personal choice and it is no opinion and it is no reflection on you, your wives or your cars. You're both being pretty damned insulting because what you WANT me to have said was "automatics are for [insert bad feelings here]". There is NO bashing of automatic transmission cars or owners going on here. What IS going on is the two of you just ganged up and me and tried to scold me for something I didn't do by acting as if I said something I NEVER said. That really pisses me off. Don't gaslight me and don't put words in my mouth.

Pull your claws back in. Do you copy?

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

Gone but not forgotten:
2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.

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Pull your claws back in. Do you copy?
Good advice Chris, and you might want to follow it yourself. Bold and all-caps is pretty aggressive.

I didn't understand why you felt it necessary to state that you would never accept an NA or an automatic in your original post. It was unnecessary to your message about looking for A gxp and it was insulting to those who drive one or the other, or both, whether you meant it to be or not. I'm honestly surprised that you didn't make the same comment about a Sky to complete the trifecta.

In this arena you could have stopped at "I'm looking for a manual GXP." and left it at that. Everyone on this forum understands the differences, and really doesn't care why you want what you want. No one is trying to influence what you buy or drive, but when you explicitly state that what they like isn't good enough for you, you should expect a reaction.
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