This is a sportscar made for fun not a luxuary car designed for ultimate comfort and convenience. If you want to really get out and enjoy driving a fun car and turn heads this is the car to have. It is reminicent of the 53 corvette with the front end design. It is a blast to drive and has performed very well in the 2 years my wife has had it. I bought it for her approx. 2 years ago and it had 18,000 miles on it and now has 36,000 miles and the only service has been oil changes and replaced tail light bulb(warranty covered that) and replaced a plastic clip on the top that enabled it to close all the way. We both love this car and enjoy getting out with the top down and hitting the road.
I love my 07 Solstice it is by far the funnest and best car ever. I hear people are complaining there is no place for a cell phone. What the *&% # ??? I am in it to drive not to chat on the phone. Also that the cup holders are behind you is a complaint, there is one on the passenger side of the consol just have to look for it. Fun car and if your biggest concerns are a place for your phone and starbucks latte maybe you should stick to an SUV.
I picked up my standard Solstice even though the GXP has now arrived. At first drive I felt the acceleration was a little less than what I wanted, but it does actually have good thrust when you need it and step on the pedal to tell it you mean business. I also owned a GTO, so it is not in that league, but after a few hundred miles in traffic, as this is my daily commuter, I am more than satisfied with the car's performance. The styling also has created a lot of whiplash around it with craning necks to see what just went by. Nice ego boost. I will keep it.
This car is all about fun and styling. It handles wonderfully on the twisties and is a real head turner. It is certainly not a practical everyday vehicle, but in my case it is my weekend toy. I have had Miatas, and this car is so much more satisfying to own and drive. (Probably because it looks so darned special, as opposed to the Miatas somewhat mundane styling). I wanted a vehicle that closely gives the feel of those classic 1960's British sports cars (light, nimble, modest power plant), and the Solstice delivers in spades.