These plans were shelved shortly thereafter, when instead acquired the Wilmington Assembly where the Solstice was produced. The labor-intensive frame provides a stiff structure that's as quiet and still as a stuffed dog. Now the pedals are set up perfectly for heel-and-toeing. We have collected several Pontiac brochures and pamphlets that portray the once popular car over the years. Introduced at the 2004 , the Solstice roadster began in , starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 model year. Leather upholstery is optional on either model.
A rear spoiler is optional for both. Recall Date 2014-02-10 Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Engine is rated 325 hp 242 kW. Ryan Tuerck won the 2008 Formula Drift Driver of the Year award and finished 2nd in points for the 2009 season. A significant increase over the 2. All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. Check out these models in the Pontiac brochures below for a closer look at the muscle cars of the past.
Pontiac assured us that the noises would be exorcized in customer cars. Some of the world's foremost designers and studio chiefs are Art Center alums. An interim notification was issued to owners of 2007 and earlier models on March 10, 2014, informing them of the safety defect. General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. One needn't be a sadist to flog the Solstice, but it never hurts to be a sadist.
In the 1960 and early 1970s Pontiac was a big part of the Muscle Car period in the auto industry. Pontiac became a popular brand by manufacturing a full line of automobiles that appealed to wide variety of consumer. It was a runaway hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in the first 10 days of availability and 6,000 more orders before winter. In this mode, your lower cheeks will convince you that the wheelbase is at least 110 inches long. Units Affected 91007 When new car shopping, it can be difficult to balance front-of-the-valet style with working-at-the-valet prices, but it turns out there are plenty of attractive cars that satisfy the emotional and sensible arguments. It was the brand's first two-seater since the was discontinued in 1988. Underhood, the Solstice has a 177-hp, 2.
An optional cloth top is available, which can be fitted into the trunk. New paint choices for 2008 include gray and orange metallic. To make it work in a sports car, throws were reduced and the linkage was altered to improve shift feel. Both the manual and automatic transmissions would benefit from an additional gear. The wraparound instrument panel bears deeply recessed round gauges with red numerals. Top up, we noticed on our preproduction tester that at certain revs the engine emitted whistles and drones.
Driving Impressions Snug inside, the Solstice has ample headroom when the top is up but very limited elbow space. Bookmark us and keep checking back for cars 0-60 mph updates, since we constantly upload new 0 to 60 mph and quarter mile statistics. Pontiac continued this trend into the 1990s with Pontiac models like the Sunfire compact car and the Montana Minivan. We worried when, at the last minute, a first drive of the Solstice was canceled. Engine choices are the same as the convertible versions.
The steering offers solid on-center feel, and the ride smothers imperfections. Getting up to highway speed is only a couple of redline shifts away. Safety For 2008, a tire pressure monitoring system is standard equipment. Check out the Pontiac brochures and sales literature below to see the wide variety of offerings. Production ended with the closure of the plant in July 2009. The first version of the Coupe Concept was a metallic orange.
The Pontiac Solstice Coupes are considered to be quite rare: There were a total of 1,266 Solstice Coupes that were able to be manufactured before the production line in Wilmington, Delaware was shut down: 102 pre-production 2009 models, 1,152 sequentially vin'd regular production 2009 models, and 12 pre-production 2010 models. This vehicle is featured as in the 2007 film. Interior The Solstice seats two. First they offered the Pontiac Tempest in 1964 and then offered a V8 engine in this smaller car. Connecting the two rails are a fire wall and windshield frame, a bulkhead behind the seats, two floor pieces, and a centrally located boxed tunnel that ties the structure together. The Bonneville was roomy, sporty and luxurious while still maintaining an affordable price. Owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on April 21, 2014.
Pontiac diversified both models by offering coupes, wagons and sedans. With Pontiac models in a wide range of prices from low to medium that everyone could afford. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Pontiac cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. It even gives better fuel economy.
Those small, graceful two-seaters made the journey from doodle pad to rolling sheetmetal in an astonishing four months and drew attention away from the rolling Dumpster named for an indigenous people enchained by Hernando Cortés in 1521. Summer tires on 18 inch wheels are standard. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737 or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000. Under the Hood Base Solstices are powered by a 2. Blipping the throttle under braking with the top down gives off a hearty bark from the exhaust. Nacelles that sweep behind each seat are shaped to match the head restraints. This expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles.