Ok right. But, it seems like the Base Solstice gets a bad rap everywhere. I don't get it. I must be getting old. :yawn:I look too, must mean the June 13 magazine?
BTW, kudos to wspohn for positive remarks:
Not old, but better! MoPower is nice, but so is finding the right shift point to stay in the power band. Drag racing is fun, I suppose, but so is taking twisties and staying in one's lane at the same time. Feeding a V8 from a 13 gallon tank DOES give one a chance to empty the bladder more often, but a peppy 4-banger gives you a chance to see what is around the next curve without it having to be a HESS station. Spending 5 to 7 g's for a V8 is impressive, but with the fun-per-mile quotient so high in the Kappas, and for around 26 g's, delivered, total [new 2007 car price] and 25 mpg average, I don't feel too old. Say, more mature maybe.Ok right. But, it seems like the Base Solstice gets a bad rap everywhere. I don't get it. I must be getting old. :yawn:
My thought exactly, and I posted so on the GM site. Most facts were OK (a few minro stumbles like the fact we didn't get a 6 speed box, and the number of coupes made with manual trans) but the 'problems' he cited looked like they had come straight out of someone else's review. Bad power steering? I think I'm the only one around here that I've ever seen saying that a manual steering would be better due to loss of feel. And I have no idea whatsoever what he meant by saying that described the LNF engine "as lacking finesse "to control the engine power band". WTF does that mean?Picked up a copy @ B&N. The review comes across as being mostly accurate facts wise, but review wise still contains some of the same standard regurgitated complaints. In fact, after reading it it made me wonder if he had actually every driven one.