They are ridiculous because it's an american car. If instead of a Pontiac Solstice it hear a Honda Solstice, we'd hear how it's the best thing since sliced bread.
The bias against american cars is beyond ridiculous at this point.
I am thinking the 4 cylinder engine from Honda would be much quieter and smoother then GMs. I have quietly started to make plans to buy a BMW Z4. I know the price is more, but I am thinking in the long run I will have the true classic.
Sorry to say I wanted to give my money to GM (SATURN) but as time goes by I find myself glad I was unable to buy the car quickly. IT gave me more time to listen to others and how the car worked in real life driving conditions.