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Posted By: volley, 02-23-2013, 09:16 AM

I picked this one up today.
You don't see many of these in Germany. And yes: the white stuff is snow. Not the perfect car to ride in this conditions, but who cares!!

I was telling my wife for more than 20 years that one day I would like to have a roadster. But as life goes on other things were more important and more urgend to use the funds.
When we had our 25th aniversary last year she had organzed a Triumph TR6 for a day for me. And she told me I should not wait and finally start looking for a nice roadster. Yes I know I don't deserve her! But to be fair, we bought her horses already years ago.




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That Pontiac looks awesome and like you said "who cares", it's a roadster and one cool ride. Get it inside though before you get a cold constantly going outside to take another look at a car you are going to have a blast in. post some pics when the weather clears up and you put the top down. Have fun over there.
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Very cool! I've always liked the look of the Solstice. You'll love it when you can put the top down. Is there another place you can mount the front licence plate, or remove it completely? (sorry, pet peeve of mine) Enjoy!

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Sounds like one hell of a wife! Cheers bud and nice looking ride. JIM

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That Pontiac looks awesome and like you said "who cares", it's a roadster and one cool ride. Get it inside though before you get a cold constantly going outside to take another look at a car you are going to have a blast in. post some pics when the weather clears up and you put the top down. Have fun over there.
Thanks Bob, for sure it will be a fun ride when the weather improves. I'll post some "topless" pics!

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Very cool! I've always liked the look of the Solstice. You'll love it when you can put the top down. Is there another place you can mount the front licence plate, or remove it completely? (sorry, pet peeve of mine) Enjoy!
Thanks Paul! The front license plate is mandatory over here but the mounting is still "preliminary". I was lucky to get such a small licene plate approved though!
But who cares about the license plate when you can ride without speed limit on the Autobahn?

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Sounds like one hell of a wife! Cheers bud and nice looking ride. JIM
I'm sure she'll like the "hell of a wife" comment! Take care Jim
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I love the Solstice. Too bad GM ran the Pontiac name plate in to the ground and killed it, they made some great and memorable cars. At one time, Pontiac was the #3 car maker in the US. I hope it serves you well! And I bet you are right about not seeing many in Germany!
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I love the Solstice. Too bad GM ran the Pontiac name plate in to the ground and killed it, they made some great and memorable cars. At one time, Pontiac was the #3 car maker in the US. I hope it serves you well! And I bet you are right about not seeing many in Germany!
Thanks Tom! Opel (i.e. GM Germany) used the same plattform for a small convertible, the Opel GT. That should help if spare parts are needed.
But the Solstice looks much better than the Opel GT!
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Thanks Tom! Opel (i.e. GM Germany) used the same plattform for a small convertible, the Opel GT. That should help if spare parts are needed.
But the Solstice looks much better than the Opel GT!
They also used it for a two seater Saturn, but I still like the Pontiac better.

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Think the Pontiac Solstice is stunning....what a great , little roadster.
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They also used it for a two seater Saturn, but I still like the Pontiac better.
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Think the Pontiac Solstice is stunning....what a great , little roadster.
Thanks guys, I can't wait to get out on the road when the snow is gone!
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Beautiful, Norbert - I love roadsters and this one is very cool.

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Beautiful, Norbert - I love roadsters and this one is very cool.

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Thanks Jer! For sure you have more chances to drive with the top down! Do you still drive a Porsche?
Take care
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