• etdweasel avatar etdweasel Posted: 6/15/2011 7:36pm PDT

    As good as the G8 was, the Solstice Coupe was just gawdawful. More practicality? Who was the last manufacturer to sell a removable roof car that can't carry the roof? The only thing that kept these pigs from being the worst car in the final Pontiac lineup was the nightmare top on the G6 convertible...

  • dan detroit avatar dan detroit Posted: 6/16/2011 5:25am PDT

    VAlid criticism.
    Still, in 2007, Pontiac Solstice far outsold target Miata. Corvette captured nearly half of the two seat market for GM with 2nd place Solstic and 3rd place Saturn Sky also beating the Miata giving GM 1/2 the two seat market.

  • jeep avatar jeep Posted: 6/19/2011 4:39pm PDT

    I couldn't understand why the Mazda6 didn't sell because it was far and away the best looking Japanese midsize sedan. I think the Infiniti FX is also the best looking Japanese crossover second only to the Buick Enclave. The Astra and Solstice should have continued as a Chevrolet or Buick instead of keeping two truck lines, i.e., GMC. If I would have had anything to say about it, Saturn would have continued and GMC would have been sent packing.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 6/15/2011 10:56am PDT

    Most of the makers of those lost cars live on. However, we will miss the Opel-derived Saturns. They were worth keeping but had the bad fortune to be kicked out by Government Motors.

  • SpawnyWhippet avatar SpawnyWhippet Posted: 6/15/2011 6:52pm PDT

    Strange, these Astra's (marketed as Vauxhalls in the UK) have long been considered the worst of the small family car bunch, with most buyers opting for German or French alternatives.

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  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 6/15/2011 12:23pm PDT

    Carl, I miss the G8 GXP myself. I certainly don't need a full size muscle sedan, but the car could have done wonders for Pontiac's brand equity had it been introduced sooner.