DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. On the Coupe, cargo space is greatly increased, while a contoured roof panel increases head room to 37. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Reviewers disliked all the plastic in the interior of the two-seater Pontiac Solstice. On its way to production, the Solstice coupe grew a removable roof section in place of the convertible top. The shares the platform with the Solstice, and many reviewers noticed the similarities in their performance.
To use it, you must first put the three pieces together. Those moves seem to have worked, and 28. We also enjoyed the seat support and comfort and the surprising lack of road noise with the top up. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds. The new hardtop 2009 model was announced in mid-2008. An optional cloth top is available, which can be fit into the trunk.
The weight difference between the two cars is negligible, with the coupe just 49 pounds heavier according to our scales. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. At the , Pontiac announced that within a year, a coupe variant will join the roadster in Pontiac showrooms, providing a slightly less impractical and slightly more winter-friendly alternative to the very impractical and very winter-unfriendly Solstice roadster while retaining every inch of its knockout looks. The roof can be removed, but the hard roof cannot be fitted into the trunk. That is, until you have to store the folding top.
And build it they did. However, the panel is too large to be kept in the car. The removable portion of the roof ends at the B-pillars, and a rear liftglass opens up to the cargo area. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. At least not until now. The interior has a cockpit-style layout that angles the controls toward the driver and features motorcycle-inspired gauges. My trade in was a '01 vet coupe that was delivered to the dealership on a flat bed truck meaning it won't drive.
The rear fenders and fascia remain the same but new taillight assemblies now flow into the canted roofline. Summer tires on 18 inch wheels are standard. I am awaiting the title to the car to be delivered by FedEx. The Club Sport can be considered a basic version designed to keep weight to a minimum. Nor had its functional limitations slipped our minds. Most people will opt for the Preferred Package's power windows and locks, as well as air conditioning and the Monsoon sound system, which will add a few thousand to the bottom line.
An aluminum roof bow is the primary structural modification, which also allows for a four-inch-lower load floor and 5. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. This is the highest specific output of any engine by cubic inches in the history of General Motors at 2. Removing the 31-pound magnesium and plastic roof section, a task one person can manage, makes being in the cabin less depressing—and the car looks good with its lid off. The Solstice has a low safety score for the class. Inside, the rear bulkhead was fitted with a storage tray just aft of the seats and redesigned to allow easy access to the cargo area. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
The space created by removing the folding soft-top mechanism allows for a new flat cargo floor and storage compartments. The Solstice is a hot commodity and its limited production and good fuel economy mean demand will likely remain high. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The roof panel, rear deck section, glass hatch, and taillights are new pieces. For one thing, it offers better outward visibility with its rear quarter-windows and flip-up rear backlight.
Given the modest price, we were pleasantly surprised to see the 173-horsepower 2. Engine choices are the same as the convertible versions. The hardtop is nicely scooped out, providing plenty of headroom. These plans were shelved shortly thereafter, when instead acquired the Wilmington Assembly where the Solstice was produced. On the plus side, cargo is more secure than it is in the roadster.