OMG - IT's Dirty!!!! :willy: :willy: I can see that my expenses for car wash supplies are going to increase greatly. I've now got 200 miles on my Solstice, and had no choice but to drive it in a downpour today. The good news is, no leaks. It's not what I expected from a convertible after having three C5 convertibles. Handling even in a heavy rain is great, just have to watch out for large puddles. :lol: I keep comparing the Solstice to a C5 Corvette, and for the first 24 hours of ownership, I made the right decision to sell the Corvette for the Solstice. I have to drive about 1500 feet on a dirt road to get to my subdivision, and everytime I took the Corvette out, I felt that the road would shake the body apart (fiberglass rattling), not so with the Solstice. The 177 hp engine is enough power to give the impression that there is alot more on tap. The stereo sounds great (I have the uplevel single CD player with Monsoon system). I was wishy-washy about using this Solstice as an everyday driver, but decided I was too old for any more garage queens, so it is going to see use everyday. My wife likes it (darn), and her comment of the day is "it makes me feel alot younger". Maybe it's time to get rid of the mini-van and become a two Solstice family. As the novelity and newness starts to wear off, I will have to take a more serious look at what I think is the ideal car for me, and do an indepth review of it, but until then, I'm going to just enjoy it.