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Hello Solstice Forums!

While I've been using this site for research for over two years, this is my first post!
(Please let me know if this thread is in the wrong location)

I've been looking for a GXP Manual for a while, and while I would prefer a coupe, I never thought I'd have the opportunity to buy one (If I got a ragtop I would leave it up 100% of the time).
I live a warm climate, and would use this car as my daily driver (40 miles daily commute).

I just found a black coupe GXP manual for sale at a dealer (trade in).
It has 50K miles on it, some goofy wheels, but otherwise appears stock (I haven't seen it in person yet).
Asking price is $19K

(my other option 'till I found this one was an '07 silver GXP Manual with 60K for just over $11K).

This is my first sports car, and I'd like to have fun with it (GMPP tune, small mods) and maybe take it to the track once or twice.

My questions:

1. Is the coupe a reasonable price? It was more than I planned on spending, but won't break the bank.

2. Should I leave the coupe to a collector (since all I'll do is rack up more miles on it) and go with the cheap and cheerful ragtop?

Thanks for your opinions and advice!
 

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. If you have been reading for a while, you can anticipate getting some interesting answers:yesnod:

My opinion is that both the prices you mentioned, for used cars in hoot to excellent condition are in the expected range.

If you are planning on top up, get the coup. No rag top issues down the road. Less to maintain and go wrong.
 

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Automatics make up around 2/3 of the coupe production so the manuals are the ones to get and will more than likely be what collectors will be looking for in the future. But the bottom line is if you like coupes better than verts than buy the coupe. Because the collectibility/value issue is a subject that continues to be debated around here with no clear agreement in sight.

I'd start negotiating at $17,500.

BTW, Smoothline makes two different style removable hardtops for the vert.
http://www.smoothline.com/solstice.php

Let us know if you buy it.
 

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Buy the coupe
 

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For $19k, that coupe sounds like its an NA, and not a GXP, so wouldn't that make it ineligible for the GMPP? Of course, you could always go aftermarket with a turbo or supercharger if it is the N/A, but you could get into issues with the powertrain warranty. Though, with only one year left on that, maybe that's less of a concern.

Either way, if it were me, I'd hold out for a GXP model with a stick in either case.
 

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I bought a 09 GXP manual Coupe this Spring with 10,000 miles on it and paid $24.5K for it. It was a very clean one owner Florida car. I knew I paid more than Blue Book value but wanted a manual coupe and knew they only produced less than 350 on them. I was equipped with all options but sport pedals & USB radio (ordered with CD changer radio)

Blue book price is around $19-20K. So that seems to be a fair price.

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Buy the coupe, if it's a GXP. Oh hell buy it anyway.
 

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Buy the coupe
X2!

With less than 300 manual GXP coupes, you could be looking a long time to find another one. Dicker a bit if you can, but get it.

If you like coupes as I do (I'd have preferred them to have welded a top on!) then why not get one and drive the heck out of it? Some people like putting them away and putting very few miles on them - they get their jollies that way and who is to say they are wrong - they certainly spend less on maintenance! I think the majority enjoy just driving them, and the cars are great drivers. the difference between a well maintained but well used coupe and a garage queen isn't going to be that significant for years, if ever - let the collectors find their own cars, just buy the one that suits you and use it however you want to.

Besides, everyone knows that the coupes look way better than the convertibles do and you can feel good about owning one every time you read another thread about all the problems with the convertible top mechanisms! (But you'll have to ignore threads about squeaks in the coupe top etc.)
 

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Buy the coupe, the price is maybe a bit on the higher side of reasonable given the # of miles, but there is only 288 of them (GXP/Manual) made. It is a rarity.

If you decide not to buy it, let us know who has it for sale, because a lot of us are interested.
 

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Thanks for all the comments!

I called yesterday afternoon and and found that after being on the website for less than 24 hrs, it already had been sold (they hadn't even detailed it yet!). It was a gxp, sorry for not mentioning that. It was #429 if you wanted to look it up on the VIN list.

Anyway, It looks like I'll be going to pick up the '07 silver gxp manual this weekend. I know I'll feel much better knowing that this will be a fun little car to mod without worrying about damaging a collectors item.

I wanted to put up a screenshot of the ad (so that it wouldn't expire) but I can't figure out how to upload a file (it will only let me add a URL), so here's a link to the add (It'll probably expire soon): 2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP w/ Leather Houston, Texas | Sewell Infiniti of Houston
 

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That was a forum car - Michael10101 or something - had some issues, in a front end accident, was reported stolen then recovered, electrical gremlins with AC. His posts are still on here.
 

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Dell Dude In the classified section there is a 2009 GXP Coupe with only 48 total miles and a GXP Roadster that has 1080 total miles on it . Go thre and check them out . Both have extra set of Wheels and a cover .


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Pair of GXP's For Sale

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For Sale--

2008 Coupe Convertible 1080 Miles, Red exterior, Black leather interior.
5 Speed Manual, Performance kit installed. Comes with an extra set of Heritage ten spoke polished wheels new in boxes, including new TPM sensors.
$22,500 Firm No Trades.

2009 Hardtop Coupe 45 Miles, Red exterior, Black leather interior.
Automatic, Performance kit included, not installed. Comes with extra set of
Heritage ten spoke polished wheels new in boxes, including new TPM sensors.
$27,500 Firm No Trades.

Both vehciles come with covers, have been in a environmentally controlled
garage and are virtually new.

Serious inquiries only, more information available upon request.

Happy Cruising!
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Exactly. I'd say it was more of a Bordeaux myself.
I believe it's a Merlot, which is probably my fav. I like Cabs and Pinot's as well, but those weren't available.
 

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