Originally Posted by subyski
Well, it was a decent car and it sold pretty well for a sports car but I don't think GM wanted to put the money and effort to Chevy-ize it considering sales dropped off due to the recession and the whole bankruptcy thing. Much like the the G8, the timing was all wrong.
A fail that the Solstice experienced was that there was a hardtop that could not be stored in the vehicle. You had to purchase the extra soft-top if you wanted a roof on the go.
There was a bunch of "WTF were they thinking" engineering querks with the twins. Unlike our Miata, it was hard to take a Solstice on a weekend get away for two with a lack of trunk space. There were everyday nags too. I had a nice little Redline for a full week to try it out and both the wife and I decided the Miata was just easier to live with.