These cars have been a huge seller for Pontiac, with many dealers running out of their initial stock and starting waiting lists for new buyers. With a retail price of $22,000 and a style that screams $50,000, how could buyers resist? In fact, many are paying up to $5,000 over retail for these cars. With a buying frenzy like that, expect Pontiac to expand on this platform and provide even better options for buyers that must have this car.
Though sold standard with an I4 engine, there is a GXP version of the Solstice that included a turbocharged engine that makes an incredible 260 horsepower. Remember that this car weighs in at less than 3,000 pounds, so the horsepower to weight ratio makes these cars a better than decent performer when equipped with the right parts.
A hardtop version of the Solstice is coming in 2009, along with a new I4 engine that should have boosted horsepower.
The Solstice GXP is quite popular right now in the drifting scene. Look for more and more of these cars to get modded by those with a lot of experience making good cars go faster.
If you want to buy a Solstice right now, good luck. Very few buyers are letting go of them, so you won't find too many used Pontiac Solstices out there right now. In addition, dealerships are having trouble keeping them on the lots, so you might have to get on a waiting list. Actually, your best option is probably going to be checking out the eBay listings. It might be your only chance to buy a Solstice at near retail and not have to wait a year.