- PRICE AS TESTED: $27, 340
- ENGINE: 2.4L Ecotec
- HORSEPOWER: 177 hp @ 6, 600 rpm / 166 lb-ft at 4, 800 rpm
- DRIVETRAIN: Rear-wheel drive, Aisin five-speed close-ratio manual
- WEIGHT: 2, 680 lbs.
- FUEL ECONOMY: 20/28 mpg
By: Dave Chess
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - RIS - Sliding down into the cockpit of the 2006 Pontiac Solstice took a little extra time. First of all I’m six-feet tall and weigh a little north of 240 pounds. Second, I’m over 50 and for those of you over 50, you’ll know what I mean.
Finally, I came to rest on the supple leather seats and let my eyes feast on the instrumentation and light tan interior of this truly impressive two-seat rear-wheel drive sports car.
What great curves this car has. From front to rear this is a sexy two-seater. Pontiac calls its first production two-seat roadster, "seductive." Not surprising that the only way you can buy one off a dealer’s lot is if a wait-listed buyer reneges on their sales contract.
These cars are so popular that several months ago Pontiac announced they sold out the entire production for the 2006 model year and there is a wait-list for next year.
Go look at your car again.2002-09-05 10:17:20 by Boxter_A_Porche
It's "Boxster." It's parked next to your Ferari and your Lambergini. You're quite the expert, eh??
Speed doesn't make it a Porsche. Who designed it and what it was originally intended for has a lot of say in what it is. Look up the history of the 914 or the 924. As to the Boxster that you fantasize about owning, it's a Porsche. However, the original poster was discussing an "old Porsche" that he bought to fix up. I doubt that he's discussing a Spyder or a 917, or even a 911 so I assume it's either a 356, a 912, or a 914. Anything to add, or would you prefer to keep making "Brmmm brmmm" noises while you pretend to drive your "Boxter"??
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