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Honestly, I have had the car now going on my 4th day and I have completely forgotten that the antenna is even there. And anyone even looking at the car does not even ever notice the antenna. I asked someone what they thought of the antenna and they had to actually look around to find it.

So I say that a stubby would be thicker and therefore more noticeable.
 

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Being what it is, not a bad job. Knowing however that GM has done good work in removing the antenna (both AM/FM and XM) from view does make me wonder why leave this one on. Again, the bean counters need to be veto'd by the engineers every now and then.
 

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Have you tried radio reception without the mast attached? Maybe it's not that bad.
 

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Porn star of antennas

From the pics I've seen it isn't noticeable unless you're actually looking for it, but it is ridiculously long.
 

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hows the sound

Excelsior said:
Honestly, I have had the car now going on my 4th day and I have completely forgotten that the antenna is even there. And anyone even looking at the car does not even ever notice the antenna. I asked someone what they thought of the antenna and they had to actually look around to find it.

So I say that a stubby would be thicker and therefore more noticeable.
Congrats Exelsior, that car definitely ROCKS!!
I'm getting the monsoon sound system and I'm curious how the subwoofer
sounds behind the passenger seat. Do you have the premium sound?


Sly-everything except XM, onstar and smoker pkg.
 

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Does the subwoofer actually cause the passenger seat to vibrate like a massage chair? (Random post so I can hit 30 postings to change my Avatar)
 

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Solstice baby said:
Congrats Exelsior, that car definitely ROCKS!!
I'm getting the monsoon sound system and I'm curious how the subwoofer
sounds behind the passenger seat. Do you have the premium sound?


Sly-everything except XM, onstar and smoker pkg.

I have a stock stero system. Remember that while riding in a convertible it is enjoyable to hear the motor working and the road noises and everything all-together. It is quite rare that I even have the radio on.

But I did test out the CD Player with White Zombie - La Sexorcisto yesterday.
 

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maybe i'm missing something, but i don't see it on any pix of the car - where is it??
 

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Does the subwoofer actually cause the passenger seat to vibrate like a massage chair? (Random post so I can hit 30 postings to change my Avatar)
Yep. Call it a feature. :lol:
 

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sol4soul said:
Does the subwoofer actually cause the passenger seat to vibrate like a massage chair? (Random post so I can hit 30 postings to change my Avatar)
Just cause your car is #31 don't stop at 31 posts.
 

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Showing it off already huh.. I don;t blame you one bit...
I agree with you about the Antenna...
I have been looking at a bunch of sports cars and I would say 90 percent have an external antenna, and most are in the same location, the Miata, Z4 and others , I don't know what the big deal is about... It's black and really don't stand out that much... would it look better if you swapped it out for a Chrome mast, or maybe swap it out for one of the Micro power antennas?
 

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My Miata came with an electric retractable antenna. I don't see this an option on the Sol. (Or the PT for that matter). If they are NOT going to hide the antenna in the windshield frame, they should offer a retracting one.
 

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My Miata came with an electric retractable antenna. I don't see this an option on the Sol. (Or the PT for that matter). If they are NOT going to hide the antenna in the windshield frame, they should offer a retracting one.
Major reason for mast style antena: cost.
 

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Excelsior, that's not you in that pic.
 

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Hey Ex - could you look at the area inside the trunk where the antenna is mounted? Does it look like it would be easy to access and do you think it could accomodate a power unit?
 

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Hey Ex - could you look at the area inside the trunk where the antenna is mounted? Does it look like it would be easy to access and do you think it could accomodate a power unit?
Will take and post a pic of this tomorrow
 
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