2009 Pontiac Solstice consumer reviews

$24,275 starting MSRP
side view of 2009 Solstice Pontiac
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5
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5.0

Very fun car to drive

Car runs very good, plenty of power. Good leg room. Really turns some heads. Great on gas. Easy to get around. Easy to put down top.

2.9

Owned the coupe, one of the most attractive cars

I owned the base Coupe, not the GXP. The GXP is a far different car performance wise. The base coupe, while great looking, isn't much of a sports car. Doesn't handle particularly well, slower than my Honda Fit in a straight line. About the handling, understand that I've owned Lotus Elise and Exige, and they ruin you for just about any other sports car, at any price, in terms of handling and driving dynamics. So my view of the Solstice's handling comes from that perspective. The soft top, which I had, was ridiculously cumbersome to put together, and, when broken down, took up all of the extremely limited space under the back hatch. It was fun little car to tool around in, got a fair amount of attention, but if you ENJOY driving you will be disappointed. For the money, get a Miata.

4.7

Rarest & Exotic

The Solstice GXP is 1/32 in Deep Blue 48U made in the Alastair year old of Production. Very Exotic Looking has Removable Targa Top. 1/1152 Made in 2009!

5.0

2009 Red Pontiac Solstice GXP Convertible 4750 mi

Beautiful fun eye-catcher convertible sports car with chrome wheels and no flaws! Garaged and covered. Never driven in rain or snow. 4750 miles. New battery.

4.0

GM Should Have Kept Pontiac Muscle Car GXP!

The Car is Cooler than any Corvette in Looks The GXP Coupe has a Lot of Blind Spots, it's more of a Weekend Cruiser or Show Car! This Car is Fun to Drive on Curvy Roads It's Like a Turbo Go Kart!

3.7

Miata Clone Done Well

Firstly, I know. It's an Opel GT. It's a Vauxhall Vx series. Who cares! The car was purchased used by my wife in 2010 when her 2002 Ford Explorer had to be euthanized after 2 transmission rebuilds. We found it at a used car lot with an aftermarket body kit (that was surprisingly tasteful and not "Fast and Furious" looking). It had an especially attractive silhouette with the top down and secured in the trunk. After a few years, she chose a new vehicle and I took over daily driving of this car. As a note: This was the base Solstice with the 2.4 liter, 180hp ecotec engine mated to a five speed automatic. Had I been choosing the car, it would have been the GXP trim with a 260hp turbo and the five speed manual. However, the power and transmission provided did not detract from the appeal. The car drove wonderfully in dry conditions. In heavy rain with summer tires, I did accidentally learn how to drift. Aside from those impromptu moments, it handled very well in turns at 8/10ths. Straight line speed is not what you are looking for in this car. Inside the cockpit- the basics and nothing more. Tach, speedo, radio, fuel guage. That's all you get and all you need. Satellite radio and one aux input were a part of the package deal. The seats were pleather, but attractive and comfortable. They were even moderately bolstered to hold you in place when the car accidentally goes sideways in the rain! As small as the car appears, my 6'2" frame was comfortable in the car and never felt cramped. With regard to styling, the aftermarket kit that came on this car added to the appeal as opposed to took away from it. The car looked more like it's Saturn brethren than that stock "dragonfly on PCP" styling, yet I still somehow found the stock model attractive. Over the duration of ownership of this car, about 3.5 years, only one time did it have to be taken in to be serviced. The sensor for the fly-by wire throttle faulted, sending into an emergency driving mode that decreases engine output by half (I'm not sure why). Two hundred fifty dollars and five hours at the local GM dealership took care of it. Gas mileage averaged 23-25 mpg combined. It had a 13 gallon tank. It will get you 200 miles up the road between fill-ups but plan to pack light if you will be gone overnight. Even with the rag-top up there is no room for luggage. I had to learn to pack for trips with grocery bags, or not be out of town in that car. As a daily driver for people who need to put anything more than themselves in the car, probably not a good choice. As a car to take out on a sunny day just for the heck of it? Absolutely!

4.9

Great Cars

Fourth one ive owned. From base to GXP loved them all. Boy did Pontiac drop the ball| This one will be used for fun and as an investment. 16,000 miles base 2009

4.9

1/102 PEP Coupes GXP ( Targa Top)

2009 Solstice GXP Coupe It's sweet it turns heads ! Never gone thinks it's a.European Exotic.1BadCar

4.9

I love my car

I have wanted a red sports car forever and we came across MY 2009 and I love it. And YES people do look at it a lot especially when the top is down. I am very happy I got it for my 30th Anniversary.

5.0

2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP

I just love my 2008 Pontiac Solstice GPX, great sports car at a great price. I would recommend Brass City Hyundai for any car purchase, the people were fantastic, thank you to our sales man Madrid Ajro you were great.