Red is the correct color for night driving. Most boaters know that instruments, if illuminated, will be red. That is to preserve as much night vision as possible. That said, I love my VWs purple and red lighted dash.
Also, Ex, I think the blue looks pretty cool, thanks.
I have a 2003 Grand Am GT1 right now and the steering wheel icons aren't back-lighted. The only lighting on the steering wheel is a little yellow blip for the on/off with the cruise control. It would be nice though!!!
The steering wheel controls on my 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix are illuminated in red. (In fact one side is burned out and I'm still trying to figure out how to fix it.) That was of course six years ago, but I hope the steering wheel controls on the Solstice will be illuminated as well.
I think that the blue is cool too, but if the pontiac symbol on the steering wheel is red then the dash would be best in red also. I don't like the red/blue clash. Maybe if the pontiac symbol was blue... I don't think that they would go changing the symbol color though.
I know red is the pontiac guage color but I find red to be annoying. It makes me tense. I don't know why. I can look at neutral blues or greens for hours. But the red color makes me anxious and tense. For that reason I don't like it, regardless how it preserves my night vision. Oh well, just another annoying "character trait" of the Solstice. I know I am going to like this car anyway!
Red!!! Those are my school colors. (NC State) And all shades of blue suck! I change the video settings on my monitor so I don't have to see the blue on this website when I read it! J/K
To all those in NC:
Which do you prefer State or Carolina? And would you stick with your teams colors or prefer the opposite (SACRILEGE!!!)? Just a little local aside, people in NC or from NC chime in please!
Pontiac has done a nice job of coordinating elaborate dash lighting. Dials, Equalizers, radio etc. I just hop it is coordinated as the radio looks to be blue and the dash dials red... Must be what you get when you go for off the shelf components... and a price point of $20K
Since no one makes arm rest pads for our cars anymore, I had the local Street Rod upholstery guy make these up. They are closely matched in color to the dark gray of the seats. Attached to door with velcro. The soft side of the velcro is on the door panel so that if I have to take them off, I...
My thermostat, which has always displayed at 187f while moving, suddenly started dropping as low as 182f and then would go back to 187f. took it out and put it pot of water on the stove, heated it up and watched it open. let it cool and watched it close. It was sticking! It would open, stop, and...
So after a lifetime in Southern California, I was given an offer I couldn't refuse in Nashville. My GXP ships there next Friday along with my C10. Any tips on prepping the Sol for the ride? I've never shipped a car long distance before. Company paid so I don't have a choice of carriers and I...
The Solstice GXP is a fantastic car. But at the end of the day 2.0L just wasn't quite enough for me. There are so many great cars on the used market that are or will soon become attractive value options. I'm curious if there is anything out there that might tempt you away from the Solstice. What...