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Has anyone driven the Sol in the rain? Considering how lite it is I would assume the traction in the rear wont be too spectacular. Also has anyone heard of GM offering a traction control option? Im up north and I am not looking forward to driving my Sol in the snow!
 

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anticd70 said:
Has anyone driven the Sol in the rain? Considering how lite it is I would assume the traction in the rear wont be too spectacular. Also has anyone heard of GM offering a traction control option? Im up north and I am not looking forward to driving my Sol in the snow!
For what it's worth I got feedback from the Ride & Drive in my area that the car was great in rain and snow. This was from a technician who had been with the program for 2 1/2 years. I think he would have reported any disappointment cause he was critical of some other stuff. One thing that bugged him (said it a couple of times) "go with dark interior, the two tone w/sand causes glare off the dash".
 

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anticd70 said:
Has anyone driven the Sol in the rain? Considering how lite it is I would assume the traction in the rear wont be too spectacular. Also has anyone heard of GM offering a traction control option? Im up north and I am not looking forward to driving my Sol in the snow!
It does have an option for LSD ( limited slip differential ) I have it but the weather has been good so far. I think it will be o.k. in the rain, but I wouldn't drive it in the snow. Your ground clearance is only 3.6"
 

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I live in UT and I will never drive my Sol in the snow. Rear wheel drive and light are two things that do not work well in the snow. Besides all that salt would be worse than anything.
 

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I live in UT and I will never drive my Sol in the snow. Rear wheel drive and light are two things that do not work well in the snow. Besides all that salt would be worse than anything.
:agree:
 

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No traction control. The car is well balanced and not really that powerful so it shouldn't be too bad in slippery conditions. However, it is going to get challenging in snow as it accumulates with only 3.6 inches of ground clearance.
 

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No traction control. The car is well balanced and not really that powerful so it shouldn't be too bad in slippery conditions. However, it is going to get challenging in snow as it accumulates with only 3.6 inches of ground clearance.
:agree:
 

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the engineer/escorts in detroit said it handled well in the snow, as long as it wasn't more than about 3 inches on the ground.
 

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Other than the ground clearance issue - how much worse could it be than driving a 2-wheel drive pickup ;)

Of course, I have gotten stuck several times in my own driveway :glol:

I don't think my Sol is going to see much snow - other than the ride home from the dealership :brentil:
 

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There is a big difference between sliding into a curb in a 2 wheel drive pickup vs. my Solstice. Why even risk it?
 

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Snow? See signature below...
 
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