I’m sure I’ll get mocked for admitting it again, but I have such a soft spot for pre-recession performance cars from GM. Is a Pontiac Solstice better than a Mazda Miata? Nope. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still admire it from afar. Besides, it’s different. Like the Miata you get when you want a Miata that isn’t technically a Miata. Especially if we’re talking about the 260-horsepower GXP version.
I’m also a huge fan of shooting brakes and fully believe that every two-door car would be better with a hatch. I want to live in a world where you can get a Ford Mustang shooting brake. And a Mazda Miata shooting brake. And a Chevrolet Corvette shooting brake. So it hurts me to admit that, actually, this 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP shooting brake does not look good.
That said, if you disagree and actually like the look, it appears the rest of the car is in pretty good shape for a Pontiac that’s more than 15 years old. Plus, it’s got a manual transmission. If you buy it, you’ll probably enjoy it. And allegedly, if you want to take the top off and go back to just driving a convertible, that’s an option, as well. But in that case, shouldn’t you just buy a regular Solstice GXP?
Maybe there’s another timeline where a beautiful factory Pontiac Solstice GXP shooting brake exists. But as much as I hate to admit it, clearly, we are not part of that timeline.
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