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OOOOOOOOHHHHHH!! The Sol brothers and Sisters aren't going to be happy.

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Interesting enough...both the complaints they have of the car, lack of power and lack of storage, apply equally to the Sky.

Did they not mention the Sky because no one would know what it was?
Or does the Sky's styling more easily overcome the same deficiencies?

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IMHO, typical trash spoken from, ahhh, who's the source? Ah yes, the MSN network, I see--- Good reading but ...thats about it--The Mustang,... please give me a break,,,,




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Interesting enough...both the complaints they have of the car, lack of power and lack of storage, apply equally to the Sky.

Did they not mention the Sky because no one would know what it was?
Or does the Sky's styling more easily overcome the same deficiencies?
You are very right, other than some sheet metal the cars are identical. The Sky is the Solstices worst enemy.
Oatmeal power is solved with the GXP or is that not enough for them? Space well, you know what you have when you buy it.
I personally don't need more space.

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Hmmm ... a friend of mine has a Miata & her storage space sucks, too!!!

But that is a normal & expected feature of any small 2-seat ragtop.


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I have to agree about the PT Cruiser and Scion...but that's about it. Then again, the PT Cruiser was revolutionary in my opinion...just too many on the road.

And to reiterate a post above, The Mustang...please give me a break, too...

As for the Solstice...I don't care if it has a nuclear power plant or a rubber-band under the hood...the thing looks cool everytime I see one on the road. It is a very unique looking car...even more unique than the Sky (if I dare say so) but not cheesey-unique like the Scion. Not to mention, this "writer" probably doesn't even know the GXP exists.

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OOOOOOOOHHHHHH!! The Sol brothers and Sisters aren't going to be happy.


We're used to it.

Doesn't change a thing. I went to a SCCA rally this weekend with 36 cars ranging from Austin Healeys to Maseratis and I got comments from everyone on how they liked the car.

Journalists always like to be the first to praise, and the first to backlash. Buy what you love and ignore them.
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Tom Wilson is an idiot! Who elected him as car guru! Any bets on who is slipping him money or cars under the table. All the cars listed have poor trunk space, but if you go with the Porsche you get to pay anywhere from $71,000 to $122,000. For that money I would buy the solstice and a full size van for trunk space. Hmm, what trunk space does his car have? Trunk space might be the only thing he has, because there seems to be very little under his hood.
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Also agree about the PT cruiser and the Scion.

But I think the H2 and the Mini will always be "cool".

I wanted a T-Bird pretty badly, but I think the price point did them in. Too much to spend for a fun car for us normal folk.


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I think its funny that 173HP is considered oatmeal, when the Miata has 166HP, i know that there is a weight difference, but come on 173HP is not oatmeal!

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I think its funny that 173HP is considered oatmeal, when the Miata has 166HP, i know that there is a weight difference, but come on 173HP is not oatmeal!
I agree many of the classic sports cars didn't have much more than 100 Hp
give them time though the SKY/Solstice is only in it's first generation and it's already as fast as a Porsche in the redline version. The Miata is in it's Third generation. In the first it only had 120Hp and went 0-60 in 9.4s

As long as GM and owners support the car it will gain the respect it deserves.

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Those of us old enough to remember the Chevrolet Corvair will recall the Ralph Nader book that basically stopped production of the little car. True, there was also a safety issue, but the Corvair is now one of the most sought after cars among classic car junkies.

Hang tight Kappa car owners, one persons opinion don't amount to much in the long run!
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Hmmm ... a friend of mine has a Miata & her storage space sucks, too!!!

But that is a normal & expected feature of any small 2-seat ragtop.
Somewhere on this Forum I saw a comparison of trunk space between Kappa and Miata and one other sports car. The Miata actually had less useable space. But the Miata's space is more user friendly because the floor is flat with no gas tank intrusion.

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Yea, but who cares? It's a Miata.
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