Pontiac Solstice

Just when you thought that the age of the roadster was long gone, a new surge of them came onto the scene in recent years. Pontiac was no different and in 2006 decided to release the Pontiac Solstice, which is a stylish roadster that has been an instant hit the second that it hit the market. This car is such a crowd pleasure that it is sure to make the roadster enthusiasts in Japan and England jealous. The Solstice was such a refreshing change to the scene that it wan an Edmunds.com Most Significant Award for its stunning looks and its ability to live up to Pontiac's name. If you are looking for a roadster to add to your collection, then consider this guide as a brief introduction to the Pontiac Solstice and if you don't believe our review, then go see for yourself.

The Pontiac Solstice is a retro style roadster that comes standard with 18" wheels and a historic look that is sure to satisfy the retro car junkies as well as those looking for a thrilling ride. Like most of the G series, the Pontiac Solstice is front wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.4 Liter 4 cylinder model that is perfectly capable of high speeds on the road, but the true thrill comes from the GXT version. This bad boy comes with a 2.0 Liter Turbo with upgraded tires, brakes, and suspension.

In the looks department, the Pontiac Solstice is very reminiscent of a Honda S2000 and Mazda Miata hybrid, but more streamlined and retro styled. It has a convertible top and looks like a true beauty on the open road. Although the trunk is small and there isn't a lot of room on the interior of the vehicle, it isn't really set up to be anything more than a cruiser that can get you looks from friends and enemies alike as you show off this beauty on the open road.

The Pontiac Solstice looks very attractive on the inside as well, with upgraded interior components and comfortable seating that matches the style of the exterior. It also comes standard with On-Star installation and GPS, which is an upgrade from a year ago. You can upgrade the Solstice by adding a better suspension or fancier wheels if you choose, but even the base model is a highly attractive option.

The Pontiac Solstice successfully brings back the roadster with a fierce determination. You can hardly find them in stock at a local dealer, so you will more than likely have to order one and wait for it to arrive. The price can range anywhere from $23,000 to $28,000 depending on the model and options, but it is still a much cheaper alternative to pricier foreign roadsters. If you are looking for a sporty roadster that is retro styled and looks like a winner, then this is your model. Pontiac has really done a great job with this model and they've got the awards to prove it.