Pontiac Solstice Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Owners please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. It might give all of us a better feel for the car. Just use copy and past to answer the questions below. Thanks.
Where applicable use a 1-10 scale on the following statements. (1 is best and 10 is worst)
Owner:
Height & Inseam
Weight. (Optional)

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer.
Mileage on car when delivered?

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#?
Color:Exterior & Interior?
Options?
Mileage on my car now?

Exterior general fit & finish:
Paint quality.
Alignment of body panels / gaps.
Top’s ease of operation.
Top wrinkles.
Hood and rear clamshell operation.
Any water leakage noticed?

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality.
Seats comfort & support.
Seats fit & finish.
Dash panel’s fit and finish.
Switch gear’s feel and operation.
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation.
AC operation.
Radio / Sound system.
How well does the car fit you?

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing.
Transmission’s operation.
Shifter feel.
Side view mirror placement.
Peddle placement.
Squeaks & rattles.
Blind spots.
Cowl shake while cornering.
Wind noise with top up.
Wind noise with top down.
Exhaust note.
Car’s acceleration met my expectations.

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,901 Posts
Very good idea Chip. Hope we get some good responses from this threadd.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Owner: PUTRFIXR
Height & Inseam 5'9" - 32in
Weight. (Optional) - 180

Dealer experience: Excellent
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the erorder process. - Sort of - Found more info here 2
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions. Absolutely - I told them NOT to put a dealer sticker or wax it and they didn't. 1
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. YES! 1
Mileage on car when delivered? 28

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? - 0089
Color:Exterior & Interior? Deep/Sand-Steel
Options? All but Smokers/Onstar
Mileage on my car now? 250 and counting...

Exterior general fit & finish: Pretty good - 2
Paint quality. Absoultely gorgeous! 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 9 - not too bad
Top’s ease of operation. Sometimes tough to push into place. 5
Top wrinkles. none - 1
Hood and rear clamshell operation. Sometimes tough to get it to shut on the first time. 3
Any water leakage noticed? None - at this time - 2

Interior fit & finish: Gorgeous. 1
Overall interior materials quality. Plastic - 2.5 Cheap looking
Seats comfort & support. - perfect - 1
Seats fit & finish. Great - 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. No problems - 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. - Short / Racy - 1+
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. Good for me. Could be a problem for those taller - 1
AC operation. - 1
Radio / Sound system. Nice - 1
How well does the car fit you? - Tough to get down that far! - 2.5

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. - Excellent Control! - 1
Transmission’s operation. First gear too short - 2
Shifter feel. Awesome! - 1
Side view mirror placement. Difficult to get use to - had to adjust many times to see what I needed. 2.5
Peddle placement. - No problems - 1
Squeaks & rattles. - none as of yet -1
Blind spots. - Was looking at the road! :)
Cowl shake while cornering. None - 1
Wind noise with top up. - A lot less then I expected - really! - 2
Wind noise with top down. - Very little - especially with the windows up - 2
Exhaust note. Sweet, sweet music! - 1+
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. First gear to short - all others ok - 2.5

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
None at this time...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Owner:
Height & Inseam - 6' 30"
Weight. (Optional) - 250

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. = 2
Mileage on car when delivered? - 37

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0014
Color:Exterior & Interior? - Deep Steel/Sand
Options? all, no smokers no +sterao or speakers
Mileage on my car now? 1534

Exterior general fit & finish:
Paint quality. 3
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 1
Top’s ease of operation. 3
Top wrinkles. 2
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 2
Any water leakage noticed? 1

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality. 2
Seats comfort & support. 1
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 2
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 3
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 5
How well does the car fit you? 3

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 3
Transmission’s operation. 2
Shifter feel. 2
Side view mirror placement. 1
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 2
Blind spots. 4
Cowl shake while cornering. 2
Wind noise with top up. 3
Wind noise with top down. 4
Exhaust note. 2
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 3

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,901 Posts
I removed the Dealer Name part from the posts since this goes against the forum policies since a lot of these cases are going to involve positive experiences. However if you had a horrible dealer experience you can post your dealer with a warning not to use them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
479 Posts
Owners Survey

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Owners please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. It might give all of us a better feel for the car. Just use copy and past to answer the questions below. Thanks.
Where applicable use a 1-10 scale on the following statements. (1 is best and 10 is worst)
Owner: Del Utz
Height & Inseam 6' 32"
Weight. (Optional) 230

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. yes, very good
Mileage on car when delivered? 18

My Solstice: DEL_UTZ
Last 4 VIN#? 0260
Color:Exterior & Interior? Mysterious/cloth
Options? LSD,ABS,Convenience package, Power Package
Mileage on my car now? 425

Exterior general fit & finish: 2
Paint quality. 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 3
Top’s ease of operation. 1
Top wrinkles. 1
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 3
Any water leakage noticed? none

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality. 1
Seats comfort & support. 1
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 2
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 3
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 3
How well does the car fit you? 2

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 2
Transmission’s operation. 2
Shifter feel. 1
Side view mirror placement. 2
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 1
Blind spots. 3
Cowl shake while cornering. 1
Wind noise with top up. 3
Wind noise with top down. 1/windows up 3 windows down
Exhaust note. 2
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. yes,1

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable) Trunk lid closing, repaired, windnoise, top up seal needs additional part, ( tube ) part has been ordered.
__________________
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
481 Posts
Where applicable use a 1-10 scale on the following statements. (1 is best and 10 is worst)
Owner:
Height & Inseam 73.5", 32"
Weight. (Optional) 235

Dealer experience:1
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. 1
Mileage on car when delivered? 40

My Solstice: Liscense Plate "WANS2GO
Last 4 VIN#? 242
Color:Exterior & Interior? Deep, 2-toned
Options? All except smokers pkg & upgraded rims
Mileage on my car now? 410

Exterior general fit & finish: 2 no noticable flaws except a little bump from inside out above left rear wheel
Paint quality. 2 Good...somewhat cloudy, slight orangepeal
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 1
Top’s ease of operation. 2
Top wrinkles. 1
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 1
Any water leakage noticed? 1 not yet.....haven't been in rainstorm yet

Interior fit & finish: 1
Overall interior materials quality. 1
Seats comfort & support. 1
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 1
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 1
How well does the car fit you? 3

Driving Impression: 1 Fun, hugs the road, gets good looks
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 1 responsive
Transmission’s operation. 4 short throws, sometimes hard to get into reverse
Shifter feel. 1
Side view mirror placement. 3 lower right of left mirror and lower left of right mirror are blocked by the high rear fenders....I'm tall and imagine a shorter person would find more blockage, but I wouldn't want them sticking up more either
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 3 only in drivetrain
Blind spots. 5 top up has lots of them plus the mirrors as noted above
Cowl shake while cornering. 1
Wind noise with top up. 3 of course
Wind noise with top down. 2 of course
Exhaust note. 3 not noticed as real good or bad
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 2 quite good

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
__________________
Bob Lutz builds the kind of cars I would like to own. I only hope that the Solstice and / or the Sky are no exception! 1
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,210 Posts
Owner: mceb
Height & Inseam: 5' 7", 29" inseam
Weight. (Optional): 160 lbs

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process 5 (getting status info was tough)
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions 1
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer: 1
Mileage on car when delivered? 29 miles

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0030
Color:Exterior & Interior? Black, sand/steel
Options? All except only single CD, no XM
Mileage on my car now? 225

Exterior general fit & finish:
Paint quality. 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 1 (no signs of issues)
Top’s ease of operation. 3 (gets easier once you've done it 10 times)
Top wrinkles. 3 (yea has a few)
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 1
Any water leakage noticed? none

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality. 2
Seats comfort & support. 2
Seats fit & finish. 2
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 2
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 2
AC operation
Radio / Sound system. 2
How well does the car fit you? 1

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 1
Transmission’s operation.
Shifter feel. 1
Side view mirror placement. 2
Peddle placement. 2
Squeaks & rattles. 1
Blind spots. 3 (top up, right side rear blind spot if entering highway from left)
Cowl shake while cornering. 1
Wind noise with top up. 3 (my SUV is much louder)
Wind noise with top down 2 (nice, can hear radio and talk to passenger)
Exhaust note. 1 (great job)
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 1 (fine for me)

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
Trunk needs good slam to close or doesn't fully fit right
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
337 Posts
Owner:SolTex
Height & Inseam 6' / 33"
Weight. (Optional) 230

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process. 1
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions. Told the dealer not to prep car, they did good.Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. 1
Mileage on car when delivered? 18

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0083
Color:Exterior & Interior? Mysterious / Ebony
Options? all, no XM, Onstar, or Smokers
Mileage on my car now? 174

Exterior general fit & finish: 2
Paint quality. 2
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 3
Top’s ease of operation. 2
Top wrinkles. 2
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 1
Any water leakage noticed? None

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality. 2
Seats comfort & support. 1
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 1
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 2
How well does the car fit you? 2

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 2
Transmission’s operation. 2
Shifter feel. 2
Side view mirror placement. 3
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 2
Blind spots. Top is never up!!!
Cowl shake while cornering. 2
Wind noise with top up. 2
Wind noise with top down. 3
Exhaust note. 1+++
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 2

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
462 Posts
Owner: mcbman
Height & Inseam 5'8" - 33" inseam
Weight. (Optional) 185

Dealer experience: 2
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process. 5
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions. 2
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. 2
Mileage on car when delivered? 28

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0430
Color:Exterior & Interior? sly & ebony leather
Options? everything but Onstar/XM and pwr pkg
Mileage on my car now? 667

Exterior general fit & finish: 1
Paint quality. 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 1
Top’s ease of operation. 3
Top wrinkles. 2
Hood and rear clamshell operation. 2
Any water leakage noticed? no

Interior fit & finish: 1
Overall interior materials quality. 1
Seats comfort & support. 3
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 3
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 4
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 1
How well does the car fit you? great

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 1
Transmission’s operation. 4
Shifter feel. 2
Side view mirror placement. 1
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 2
Blind spots. 6
Cowl shake while cornering. 1
Wind noise with top up. 2
Wind noise with top down. 3
Exhaust note. 4
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 5

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
1st gear is too short.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
576 Posts
Owners please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. It might give all of us a better feel for the car. Just use copy and past to answer the questions below. Thanks.
Where applicable use a 1-10 scale on the following statements. (1 is best and 10 is worst)

Owner:SolLate
Height & Inseam 6'1"", 32
Weight. (Optional) 230

Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process. 2
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions. 1
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. 1
Mileage on car when delivered? 36

My Solstice: Sol4Us
Last 4 VIN#? 0082
Color:Exterior & Interior? Envious/Ebony
Options? All but 6disc, XM, On Star, Smokers
Mileage on my car now? 310

Exterior general fit & finish: 2
Paint quality. 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps. 1
Top’s ease of operation. 2
Top wrinkles. 2 -some on sides
Hood and rear clamshell operation. hood needs alignment, hard to lock on drivers side
Any water leakage noticed? - no

Interior fit & finish: 1
Overall interior materials quality. 1
Seats comfort & support. 2 - would prefer more leg room
Seats fit & finish. 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish. 1
Switch gear’s feel and operation. 1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. 3 -Gas gauge difficult to see
Passenger Airbag/Seat belt light positioned too high
AC operation. 1
Radio / Sound system. 1
How well does the car fit you? 3

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. 2
Transmission’s operation. 2 ( gears 2 to 3, 4 to 5) gear ratio
Shifter feel. 1
Side view mirror placement. 1
Peddle placement. 1
Squeaks & rattles. 1
Blind spots. 3 difficult to accuratelyback up. Difficult to see with top up
Cowl shake while cornering. 1
Wind noise with top up. 2
Wind noise with top down. 3
Exhaust note. 3
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. 2

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)
Gas gauge not quickly registering
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,570 Posts
Owner:
Height & Inseam 6' height, 33" inseam
Weight. (Optional) 170lbs

Dealer experience: Good

My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process. They didn't know too much. I knew more about the Solstice from being on this site, than they did. They actually learned from me.

The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions. Yes
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer. Yes
Mileage on car when delivered? 35

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0051
Color:Exterior & Interior? Envious, Ebony
Options? All except XM, Onstar, Smokers, 6-disc
Mileage on my car now? About 250

Exterior general fit & finish: (2) Not a show car, but very good.

Paint quality. (2) See above

Alignment of body panels / gaps. (2) See above

Top’s ease of operation. (4) It's kind of a hassle to walk around the car.

Top wrinkles. (2-3) They're there at the AFBTSs, but not the big deal some think they are.

Hood and rear clamshell operation. (2) Once you get used to the amount of force required, they work as good as any.

Any water leakage noticed? Mine hasn't been wet yet.

Interior fit & finish: (2) Better than I expected

Overall interior materials quality. (4) Not bad for $20k, but could have done a little better on the door panels and center console, but over all I'm happy.

Seats comfort & support. (2) Very good, but I wish I could recline a little more.

Seats fit & finish. (1) I can't find any flaws.

Dash panel’s fit and finish. (1) See above

Switch gear’s feel and operation. (1) As good as any car I've driven.

Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. (1) What little gauges there are, they're easy to see. I like their design very much. The gas is a little small.

AC operation. (1) Nice and cold!

Radio / Sound system. (2) The head unit's design is awsome! Very intuitive, no need for the manual. Easy to use while driving. I like the road speed volume adjustment. However the display is almost impossible to read in direct sunlight. The sound quality is not the best I have heard in a car, but then I have heard some very good systems, and have spent many hours in my past recording, mixing and mastering music. Overall, it is a little flat, but certainly meets my needs and expections. If you're an audiophile, and want to tinker with the Solstice, I would say change the speakers, amp and add an equalizer, but leave the head unit! I love it!

How well does the car fit you? (2) Almost perfect. I wish I could recline a little more.

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. (1) Excellent! However, I don't have any experience in race cars, so I'm sure there are better. For a civilian, it's awsome!

Transmission’s operation. (3) Excellent shifter placement, nice short throws, but a little balky IMO. It's very stiff. Kind of like you would expect in a pick up truck! It may free up in the future with use.

Shifter feel. (3) See above.

Side view mirror placement. (3) Good placement. Decent traffic coverage, but I like to use the mirrors to back up close to curbs, and they are pretty much useless for this function. The body gets in the way, and you can not see the wheels or curb.

Peddle placement. (2) Very good for heal to toe operation, but kind of narrow foot well. Although due to my profession, I wear work boots alot and have wide feet.

Squeaks & rattles. (5) Cabin squeeks aren't bad now that I have adjusted the driver's seat back so that it is not touching the back of the chassis and adjusting the passenger seat so the side bolster doesn't rub on the door panel. The drive line lash is another story. It clunks way too much. GM needs to address this. I can live with it, and it is only occational, but could be much better.

Blind spots. (3) Not anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, there are some, but I don't think any worse that any other roadster. With the mirrors, there's not really a problem.

Cowl shake while cornering. (1) None that I can preceive. Feels like driving a coupe. My only past experience with roadtsters is '64 Jaguar XKE, '72 Triumph TR6, '03 Mazda Miata and '04 Ford Thunderbird. Those cars had preceivable cowl shake from washing machine to slight, but the Solstice is very stiff.

Wind noise with top up. (2) It is a convertable, but I'm sure there are better out there. I have no issues with wind noise and find it very exceptable.

Wind noise with top down. (2) It doesn't blast you in the ear or anything. However there is more wind buffetting than Pontiac will have you believe.

Exhaust note. (3) The tone is great, but it could have been louder. A little too much pussy cat, not enough tiger. Overall it's good. Makes a nice sound if you wind it up.

Car’s acceleration met my expectations. (2) With only 250 miles on it, I am still in break in and that officially prohibits full throttle. Also, it is my experience that engines make more power when they are broken in. So the jury is still out. So far it is good, but I hoped for a tad more. Hopefully I'll get it.

Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable) My only issue is with the driveline clunking. Like I have said before, I can live with it, but it's kind of lame for a new car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
504 Posts
Owners please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. It might give all of us a better feel for the car. Just use copy and past to answer the questions below. Thanks.
Where applicable use a 1-10 scale on the following statements. (1 is best and 10 is worst)
Owner:SATCH
Height & Inseam5'10" 31"
Weight. (Optional)2 STONE

Dealer experience:5
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer.5
Mileage on car when delivered?38mi.

My Solstice:LITHA
Last 4 VIN#? 0151
Color:Exterior & Interior? ENVIOUS
Options?LSD,ABS,CONV.&POWER PACK.A/C,#2 RADIO,FLO MAT,POL. ALUM RIM
Mileage on my car now?175

Exterior general fit & finish1
Paint quality.1
Alignment of body panels / gaps.1
Top’s ease of operation.1
Top wrinkles.1
Hood and rear clamshell operation.1
Any water leakage noticed? NO

Interior fit & finish:1.10
Overall interior materials quality.2
Seats comfort & support.2
Seats fit & finish.1
Dash panel’s fit and finish.1
Switch gear’s feel and operation.1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation.1
AC operation.????HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET,HEATER WORKS!!!!
Radio / Sound system. 1
How well does the car fit you?1
Driving Impression:1
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing.1
Transmission’s operation.1
Shifter feel.1 Side view mirror placement.1
Peddle placement.1

Wind noise with top up.NO
Squeaks & rattles.NONE HEARD
Blind spots.TOP DOWN NONE,TOP UP?
Cowl shake while cornering.NO
Wind noise with top down.YES BUT NO PROBLEM
Exhaust note.2
Car’s acceleration met my expectations.1
Issues or problems noted: (fixes if applicable)LATE GETTING TO MY DRIVEWAY,THE CAR ITSELF TO BE ANSWERED AFTER SHAKEDOWN IS OVER.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,041 Posts
My Solstice: Ex-Miata Man
Last 4 VIN# 0128
Color:Deep with two-tone leather
Options: Basically all but polished rims, monsoon, XM or smokers package
Mileage on my car now: 2205

Exterior general fit & finish: 1
Paint quality: 1
Alignment of body panels / gaps : 2
Top’s ease of operation: 2
Top wrinkles: 2
Hood and rear clamshell operation: 1
Any water leakage noticed: None - 1

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality: Door panels could be nicer - 3
Seats comfort & support: 1
Seats fit & finish: 1
Dash panel’s fit and finish: 3
Switch gear’s feel and operation: 1
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation: Gas gauge difficult to see during the day - 3
AC operation: 1
Radio / Sound system: 2
How well does the car fit you: I'm 5'-11", 185 pounds - the fit is great!

Driving Impression: My Sol blows the doors off my former 2000 Miata
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing: 2
Transmission’s operation: 2
Shifter feel: 1
Side view mirror placement: 2
Peddle placement: Gas pedel could be higher - 2
Squeaks & rattles: 1
Blind spots: Rear corners are tough - 3
Cowl shake while cornering: 1
Wind noise with top up: 2
Wind noise with top down: 3
Exhaust note: 1+++
Car’s acceleration met my expectations: 1

Issues or problems noted: The exhaust rattle at first start up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
542 Posts
Dealer experience:
My dealer was helpful and informative throughout the order process.
The car was prepared & delivered in accordance with my instructions.
Overall I am satisfied with my dealer.
Mileage on car when delivered? 34

My Solstice:
Last 4 VIN#? 0588
Color:Exterior & Interior? Cool/Ebony
Options? Pwr,Convenience,Air, Leather, LSD, Monsoon, 6 CD Stereo, XM, Polished Wheels
Mileage on my car now? 750

Exterior general fit & finish: Excellent...no problems seen
Paint quality. Excellent...noticed slight overspray at lower passenger back rear well area...not noticeable unless polishing the car..the everyday person would not notice.
Alignment of body panels / gaps. Overall good. Need two VERY minor adjustments
Top’s ease of operation. Simple..but only used the top 1X this week.
Top wrinkles. Slight, right after top is up...not an eyesore like one is lead to believe here on this forum.
Hood and rear clamshell operation. Easy...
Any water leakage noticed? None. Drove from 1:45 minutes west of Cleveland to N. Virginia in rain the whole way...no water problems reported...after two washes, no water noticed inside interior.

Interior fit & finish:
Overall interior materials quality. Above what I expected. Quality is excellent
Seats comfort & support. No complaints, equal to comfort and support of my 2001 Z3 (which I no longer have).
Seats fit & finish. Excellent
Dash panel’s fit and finish. Excellent
Switch gear’s feel and operation. Above what I expected...and getting better as I learn the car and as the car is breaking in..
Gauge placement for easy viewing / operation. Perfect
AC operation. Strong...alot of air is pumped into the cabin.
Radio / Sound system. With the Monsoon system, unbelievable!
How well does the car fit you? Like a glove.

Driving Impression:
Steering wheel’s feel in conveying what the car is doing. Awesome feel. Handles beautifully.
Transmission’s operation. Extremely smooth, mine is quiet no knocks or noise.
Shifter feel. Great
Side view mirror placement. Some visiblity problems but nothing I can't get used to.
Peddle placement. GREAT. Clutch pedal is perfect.
Squeaks & rattles. None.
Blind spots. Behind the headrests...and over the fenders...
Cowl shake while cornering. None noticed
Wind noise with top up. Minimal. meets expectations.
Wind noise with top down. minimal, exceeds expectations..however, I would still get the windscreen which will help keep warm air in the cabin when the heat is on.
Exhaust note. Not a Cobra but still awesome.
Car’s acceleration met my expectations. Yes...and after 700 miles, the car is breathing better and accelerating better...exceeds my expectation...Although, I will be adding turbo to this when it becomes available.

Overall, this car rocks! And, like everyone says, a real looker! I've never experienced anything like it in my life...people just walk up to you with this great big grin and want to hear all about it...It's just too cool to be among the 1st 1000 with all of you!
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top