Care must be taken when opening and closing the manual convertible top. The top is prone to damage from improper use.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Problems
The fuel injection system for the 2.0L turbo engine places fuel directly into the combustion chambers. This is called "direct injection". Due to the high fuel pressure associated with this type of system a noticeable clicking noise can be heard from the fuel injectors.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Questions and Answers
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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Reviews
Trunk space is almost nil when the top has been opened. Cup holders are in an awkward position on the back center of cockpit, the pasenger cup holder is more accesable to the driver, it opens from the center console. The air turbulence in the cockpit will blow out anything not nailed down. A windscreen is available but I do not have one. The pickup when merging with traffic is very quick. The car sits low and is harder for other drivers may not be aware of you. You have to drive with the attitude your on a motorcycle and be aware of everybody else. The response to the accelerator is like driving a motorcycle. It is a very, very fun car to drive. The handling is outstanding. Exiting the car your almost sitting on the ground and is a little work to get to the standing position. When the top is down visability is 360 degrees. When the top is up there are nominal blind spots.