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Anyone know the difference? Side from engine.

Did they both have limited slip diff?
Did they both have steering wheel controls?
 

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visually,
a base model more likely than not will have silver front grill inserts.

a GXP model will have black grill inserts.


I believe that most other options can be on either car.


base coupe:



GXP coupe:

 

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on the interior,
the seat of a GXP will most likely have the
"GXP" stitching, and "GXP" floor mats.
 

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Also, the same differences cosmetically between the NA and GXP roadsters. Additional grilles around the turn signal lights, the lower air intake on the front bumper cover, single exhaust on the rear.
 

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Silver headlights VS black headlights (see pics above)
 

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I sat in a coupe today that was a base. Holy crap IT was uncomfortable.

Is there a way to lower the seat on the base model? All I could do was recline and move forward and back.
Meanwhile my 6ft3ness was hitting something behind my head, and when attempting to look out the drive side window, all I saw was interior roof rail between a and b pillar. And the ground of course.
How do you tall guys see out of driver side is beyond me
 

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I sat in a coupe today that was a base. Holy crap IT was uncomfortable.

Is there a way to lower the seat on the base model? All I could do was recline and move forward and back.
Meanwhile my 6ft3ness was hitting something behind my head, and when attempting to look out the drive side window, all I saw was interior roof rail between a and b pillar. And the ground of course.
How do you tall guys see out of driver side is beyond me
Leave the targa top off? I mean you are only going to drive it in good weather right?
 

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I sat in a coupe today that was a base. Holy crap IT was uncomfortable.

Is there a way to lower the seat on the base model? All I could do was recline and move forward and back.
Meanwhile my 6ft3ness was hitting something behind my head, and when attempting to look out the drive side window, all I saw was interior roof rail between a and b pillar. And the ground of course.
How do you tall guys see out of driver side is beyond me
LOL, I've actually raised the seat as high as it will go for a hunkered down who the heck is driving that car look. :cool: I've also lowered it down as far as it will go and it almost feels like I'm sitting on the floor. For taller folks the torso/leg ratio may be more problematic. But as I said in another post Franz was 6'3. My legs are longer than my torso so I could use a couple inches in length added to the bottom seat cushion to support the bottom of my thighs. The seats are not that comfortable for me after a couple hours of driving.

BTW, If nobody else responds today about PS vs non height, after work I'll measure the seat heights on our PS coupe vs our 2.4 vert and post later.
 

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the switch to move the seat up/down is on the front left lower panel of the driver's seat. ( It is not on the side of the seat. ) The passenger seat does not have this.

( I don't even remember if I inspected this switch on my coupe. I'll double check... I know I have played with the switch on my vert...)
 

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Honestly, in both the coupe and the vert, I avoid going backwards. It is nearly impossible to see anything but the inside of the car when I turn my head to try to see the area near the passenger taillight. ( The vert is somewhat better than the coupe is this regard... )

When driving forward, I am always using the passenger mirror to see if anyone is coming up behind me on that side.

You get used to it...
 

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the switch to move the seat up/down is on the front left lower panel of the driver's seat. ( It is not on the side of the seat. ) The passenger seat does not have this.

( I don't even remember if I inspected this switch on my coupe. I'll double check... I know I have played with the switch on my vert...)
I have touched that switch exactly once - to set it as low as it will go, where it will now stay forever. I understand that the adjustable seats actually may be lower at the lowest setting than the fixed seats, so that is a good thing from my point of view.


Honestly, in both the coupe and the vert, I avoid going backwards. It is nearly impossible to see anything but the inside of the car when I turn my head to try to see the area near the passenger taillight. ( The vert is somewhat better than the coupe is this regard... )
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I only pulled into my driveway once, nose first. Once backing out into possible traffic, blind cured me of that. And one of my earlier mods was fitting a sonic proximity alert for assisting back up when I need to do that.
 

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Question, does the solstice base with auto trans have the same limited slip as the solstice GPX auto trans?

Lastly, it's my understanding the base automatic coupe does not come with stabilty control nor traction control?
 

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Question, does the solstice base with auto trans have the same limited slip as the solstice GPX auto trans?

Lastly, it's my understanding the base automatic coupe does not come with stabilty control nor traction control?
Same limited slip diff.

All 2009 model year cars had stabilitrak stability control and traction control.

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