2008 Pontiac Solstice  -  $23,075


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,075
Base Invoice: $21,840
Destination Charge: $620
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual (Required when (Z0K) Club Sport Package is ordered. Must specify a transmission.)
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder SFI, aluminum (173 hp [129.0 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 167 lb-ft of torque [225.5 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)

Pros

Sensuous looks; affordable; turbo power optional.


Model Highlights

The Pontiac Solstice continues as two trims for 2008, with the base convertible sporting a five-speed manual transmission and a 2.4L DOHC aluminum four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower. Four-wheel disc brakes, 18-inch aluminum wheels, traction control, a CD player with an auxiliary input jack, and XM satellite radio are all standard.

The performance-oriented GXP trades the 2.4L Ecotec engine for a turbocharged 2.0L I4, boosting horsepower by nearly 50% to 260. Along with the fiercer engine, the GXP receives a sportier four-wheel independent suspension, a limited-slip rear differential, dual exhaust outlets, fog lamps, and ABS. Convenience features such as cruise control, power mirrors and windows, remote keyless entry, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls are included as well.

The usual array of options, including a five-speed automatic transmission, leather seats, air conditioning, a six-disc CD changer, and larger speakers help soften the Solstice's purposeful roadster experience. Metallic pedals and a rear spoiler are available on both trims, while the Club Sport Package adds ABS brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, and a stiffer suspension to the base model.


Model News

Pontiac enhanced the 2008 Solstice with a number of new standard features, including a tire pressure monitor, OnStar, XM satellite radio, and a driver information center. StabiliTrak is now included on the base Solstice, the premium acoustic headliner is installed on all models instead of being optional, and the standard CD player is MP3 compatible.

On the GXP, the new Club Sport Package adds an independent sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip rear differential, and anti-lock brakes.

The optional Smoker's Package is no longer available, and Brazen Orange joins the color palette.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Pontiac Solstice is a terrific blend of affordability and exceptional styling, while the GXP adds performance to the mix. More standard features, such as traction control and XM satellite radio, make the Solstice an even better value than last year.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
247.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
325.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LE5

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.4L/145

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
MM5

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

EPA Classification
2-Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.4 in

Front Hip Room
50.6 in

Wheelbase
95.1 in

Length, Overall
157.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in

Height, Overall
50.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2860 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.07 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.96 in

Front Tire Order Code
QFX

Rear Tire Order Code
QFX

Front Tire Size
P245/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V454000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 26, 2007

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected
531

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS." AND STANDARD NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE ONE TO FOUR INBOARD SEAT STUD FASTENERS THAT DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATION FOR STRENGTH.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT AND SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED AND COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INBOARD SEAT STUDS AND, IF NECESSARY, REMOVE THE STUD AND INSTALL A BOLT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 10, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

GM RECALL NO. 07263. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V171000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,191,014

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, and 2007-2010 Saturn Sky vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position.

Consequence
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position, the vehicle could roll away: (a) for an automatic transmission, if the transmission is not in the "Park" position; or (b) for a manual transmission, if the parking brake is not engaged and the transmission is not in the "Reverse" position. This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

General Motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. For vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000. General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," o...

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder SFI, aluminum (173 hp [129.0 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 167 lb-ft of torque [225.5 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual (Required when (Z0K) Club Sport Package is ordered. Must specify a transmission.)

Rear axle, 3.91 ratio

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, Sport, 4-wheel independent, includes front and rear stabilizer bars and Bilstein monotube shock absorbers

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, stainless-steel

Exhaust outlet, single high-polished stainless-steel

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) silver-painted aluminum

Tires, P245/45R18 all-season, blackwall

Tire repair kit, includes inflator and tire sealant

Hood, front hinged with struts

Convertible top, manual folding, cloth with rear glass window and integral rear defogger

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature

Mirrors, outside manual, body-color with foldaway feature

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent wet-arm, variable

Decklid, reverse hinged with glovebox remote release

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Not included when (Z0K) Club Sport Package is ordered. Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, fixed-mast, AM/FM

Seats, front bucket with manual fore/aft seat adjusters, reclining seatbacks, driver and passenger forward-folding, driver and passenger seatback pocket and fixed head restraints

Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power height adjustment

Cup holders, 1 on passenger-side of front center console and 2 in rear center console

Parking brake, center console-mounted

Steering wheel, 3-spoke urethane

Steering column, rake-adjustable

Instrumentation, analog, backlit and chrome bezels with speedometer, fuel level and tachometer

Driver Information Center that monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment, includes steering-wheel accessory controls

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Door locks, manual

Windows, manual

Trunk release, power, remote, located in glovebox

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Defogger, rear-window electric

Power outlet, instrument panel-mounted auxiliary with cover, 12-volt

Mirror, inside rearview with dual reading lights

Headliner, premium acoustic

Visors, driver and front passenger, includes vanity mirror on driver-side

Lighting, trunk illumination

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, pillar-mounted, inboard to seat pretensioners, dual-mode retractors

Daytime Running Lamps

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SFI, ALUMINUM
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$925

 
NO LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$0

 
DIFFERENTIAL, LIMITED SLIP REAR
$195

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
ENVIOUS (EMERALD GREEN METALLIC)
$0

 
MYSTERIOUS (BLACK)
$0

 
PURE (SUMMIT WHITE)
$0

 
MAGNETIC (CARBON FLASH METALLIC)
$0

 
COOL (LIQUID SILVER METALLIC)
$0

 
AGGRESSIVE (VICTORY RED)
$0

 
SLY (DARK STEEL GRAY METALLIC)
$0

 
BRAZEN (INFERNO ORANGE METALLIC)
$295

 
MEAN (YELLOW)
$195

 
DEEP (DARK BLUE METALLIC)
$0

 
DARKSIDE (BLACK)
$0

 
LIGHTSIDE (MEDIUM TAN)
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EBONY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY/SAND, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING NOT DESIRED
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING, SINGLE-ZONE MANUAL
$960

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$295

 
WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) SILVER-PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) POLISHED ALUMINUM
$545

 
WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) CHROMED ALUMINUM
$795

 
CLUB SPORT PACKAGE
$1,095

 
SUSPENSION, PERFORMANCE, 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$395

 
CRUISE CONTROL, ELECTRONIC WITH SET AND RESUME SPEED, STEERING-WHEEL MOUNTED
$0

 
FOG LAMPS, FRONT, HALOGEN
$0

 
FLOOR MATS, COLOR-KEYED AND CARPETED FRONT
$80

 
PREFERRED PACKAGE
$625

 
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
$0

 
PREMIUM PACKAGE
$690

 
STEERING WHEEL ACCESSORY CONTROLS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, MONSOON PREMIUM 7-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$395

 
HEATER, OUTSIDE AIR WITH FAN
$0

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
PEDALS, SPORT METALLIC
$115

 
SPOILER, REAR
$275

 
BRAKES, 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK, 4-WHEEL DISC
$895

 
REGULAR PRODUCTION ACCESSORY, READY TO ROLL PACKAGE
$395

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK
$0

 
DEALER AUTHORIZES ORDER RELEASE
$0

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