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Old 01-20-2016, 12:43 PM
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Any major issues with these cars? Started looking online, was going to go drive a few and see if it would be a decent daily driver for a while. Prices seem reasonable for decent milage cars. Thanks
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They are not bad cars, but they have Zero Trunk Space, a 2nd Gen F-body with a full size spare is cavernous by comparision. I was considering one a couple years ago for a fun D/D but It could not haul my Work Tools and a passenger so I ended up going a different way.
But I haven't heard of any issue that is not common to any GM 4 cylinders
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:25 AM
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DD can have alot of different roles. how far ? style of traffic ? Need storage space ? Kid duties ?

I am suggesting these as I'm going through the process myself and while my heart goes in one direction, my practical side ends up based in reality.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:36 AM
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I have an old truck for Home Depot duty. No small kids to haul around. Work is 20 min in no traffic. Only need room for a couple bags of groceries and maybe a small back pack at times. So maybe this could work.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:23 PM
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Go for it !
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:11 AM
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Any issues with the turbo version? Drove 2006 version today. Liked it. Been in an accident. So I passed. Maybe hold out for a better one.
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Did you get a Solstice? We bought our first one last spring, a 2007 N/A automatic. I love driving it and the performance isn't bad for a 4 cylinder. Definitely something I want to keep in the collection.
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Daily drive a 2007 GXP. You want the turbo, 2007 and up. You can leave it stock and put a computer tune on it to get over 300 hp in a very small package. Water pumps fail and are a PITA to replace (expensive because of it). Steering and gear box on manuals are the biggest complaints for those looking for a true sports car driving experience. I might sell this one if you're interested.
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I did not. Still like the cars, just ended up with a hardtop jeep Wrangler. Another vehicle with it's own special issues. It pulls a small trailer and works for now. My LeMans is a convertible and I own a couple motorcycles. So the fair weather drives are taken care of. Maybe in the future. For the money it seems like a good buy and they look great.
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Well I ended up Buying a 2006 Mallet LS2 Conversion last year, fantastic car to drive. The 400 lbs of torque did take out the syncro's on the stock 5-speed. So I am in the middle of replacing it with a new Tremec 6060 six speed. So far could not be happier with it.
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77 Astre Formula, 215 Buick V-8 T-5
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71 Catalina Enforcer, 455 4bbl
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