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It's true. All other auto reviews were surprised at how well the Solstice rode and handled. But the lack of objectivity here immediately becomes obvious with comments like the Pontiac engineers "cannibalized" the trunk to gain beauty over function, and the trunk was so small that you could not go to the grocery store, saying that they needed to buy milk one day and juice the next. Ridiculous! These are just wildly negative statements and loaded descriptions that lend an overall negative feel to what is nothing but a cheap shot (knowing there's no equal opportunity to refute the allegations) to what's disguised as an objective report written by a responsible organization. NOT! Jeez! The trunk is small, can't they just say that? Instead they bring their credibility into question with these exaggerated untruths. I'm really all done with Edmonds after reading this and at the same time experiencing the truth firsthand, there was a time that I would have thought all this stuff was actually true had I not experienced the car for myself.
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With winter coming, and the appearance of an AutoWeek article about slow Solstice and Sky sales,
Speaking of AutoWeek, they didn't have much good to say about the Solstice in their Driver's Log (18 December issue, p16). The reviewer didn't like the quality of the materials (he mentioned the dash in particular), and said the car "lacked refinement." He went on to say he thought the suspension was soft (which is ironic, since this seems to be one of the comments that Kappa owners make about the MX-5). Anyway, I figured this wasn't worth a new thread; but for those of you who grouse about moto-journalists, here is another to add to the list.

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Yeah, but I would rather be seen with Rush than Michael.
Can we get back to something we all agree on. That the edmunds review s---s like a brand new hoover!

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Can we get back to something we all agree on. That the edmunds review s---s like a brand new hoover!
It's kind of ironic. I just sold my base Sky to make room for my Redline and the buyer bought it because, as he told me, he had already looked at a Nissan Z (too expensive for what it is) and a Porsche Boxster (way too sluggish) . And Miata, not even on the radar screen as far as they were concerned. Now Edmunds take that! . Thats from real people not hired guns.

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Speaking of AutoWeek, they didn't have much good to say about the Solstice in their Driver's Log (18 December issue, p16). The reviewer didn't like the quality of the materials (he mentioned the dash in particular), and said the car "lacked refinement." He went on to say he thought the suspension was soft (which is ironic, since this seems to be one of the comments that Kappa owners make about the MX-5). Anyway, I figured this wasn't worth a new thread; but for those of you who grouse about moto-journalists, here is another to add to the list.
This is what irks me the most about Auto journalists. They spend their time driving around and writing about Ferrari's and the like, so much so, that they can't appreciate what a lower car looks like, and why it looks that way. Well, DUH, of course the $25k car won't look as nice inside as the $40k or $50k car. I think they get so biased about 'build quality' from driving around models from all over the price range, that when they get into something that really is nice for it's price, they can't see the forest for the trees.

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Some of you guys are way to sensitive. The only opinion of this car that counts is yours. Let them spout all of the BS they like but in the end you're the one smiling.

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I totally agree with SteveR. If Edmunds, or Car and Driver don't like the Kappa, so be it, but who the hell cares. Life's too short to be aggrevated by some bozo who, for whatever reason, has a different preception of what constitues a great car. I say hit them where it hurts, take Edmunds off your URL bookmarks, or cancel your subscription to magazines that print this crap.

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