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Pontiac Sports Car

Below is a list of all Pontiac cars and models that have come out so far. This Pontiac vehicle model list includes photos of Pontiac vehicles along with release dates and body types of each car. You can also find Pontiacs on best muscle cars and most ticketed cars. Did you use to drive one of the old Pontiac cars on this list? The company has had hits and misses, but definitely have put out some great cars. Among the models on this Pontiac cars list is the Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Aztek, and plenty of others – even many a Pontiac sports car – making for a complete listing of all Pontiac models.This list of car models made by Pontiac is a great way to see how Pontiac has evolved over the years. Who makes Pontiac? The brand was manufactured by General Motors until 2009, when Pontiac production stopped. However, the brand was already well-established in the car world, with lots of Pontiac sports cars, Pontiac classic cars (like the GTO), and other popular Pontiac automobiles.Pontiac types list below also have car class information available if you click on their names and go to their dedicated page. When it comes to Pontiac car models, there are lots of Pontiacs – old and new – to peruse and learn about, whether you’re a collector or just curious about one of America’s storied car companies.
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Pontiac Sports Car

For decades, the affordable roadster segment consisted solely of cars hailing from England or Japan. General Motors changed that overnight with the Pontiac Solstice (and its Saturn Sky twin), which was built right here in America. The Solstice brought some genuine excitement to the Pontiac brand with its gorgeous styling and available turbocharged power. It was briefly available as a targa-topped coupe, too.The Pontiac Solstice began its life as a concept vehicle at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After it received rave reviews and plenty of public interest, Pontiac decided to fast-track the creation of a production model. When the Solstice debuted for the 2006 model year, the concept’s styling was nearly intact, with big alloy wheels, fluid lines and a smooth, retro-style front end that gave the car a very distinctive look.But GM’s financial woes in 2009 required the elimination of Pontiac, and with that the Solstice was relegated to the past. That’s a shame, because with another generation of refinement, the Solstice could have really been something. A used Solstice is a mixed bag, equal parts seductive sheet metal, hit-or-miss driving dynamics and disappointing reliability and quality. Most Recent Pontiac SolsticeProduced from 2006-’09, the Pontiac Solstice convertible stuck with the classic roadster formula, featuring a front-mounted four-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive, a four-wheel independent suspension, a near 50/50 front/rear weight balance and a manually operated convertible soft top. The coupe, which was produced for 2009 only, was identical save for its targa roof — think T-tops without the bar in the middle.Underneath the hood of base models was a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. Although the engine featured an aluminum block, dual overhead camshafts and variable valve timing, it didn’t feel much like a sports car engine. Tall transmission gearing and a lack of responsiveness resulted in a slow-to-rev nature, and the soundtrack near redline was far from the glorious wail roadster aficionados expect.A better choice, resources permitting, was the Pontiac Solstice GXP (sold from 2007-’09). This version provided dramatically improved acceleration thanks to a powerful turbocharged direct-injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The GXP also had a sport-tuned suspension, stronger brakes and high-performance tires.In reviews, we found that while both versions were entertaining in terms of handling, they couldn’t match the precision of the benchmark Mazda Miata (or, for the GXP, the Honda S2000). Inside, Pontiac chose to go with markedly cheap materials, and the ownership experience was further dampened by three other unfortunate qualities: a fussy multistep top operation process for convertibles (complemented by awful rearward visibility for coupes), a dearth of interior storage space for things like cell phones and wallets, and a small trunk that was unusable in either model.The Pontiac Solstice received some notable tweaks during its run. For 2008, OnStar, an acoustic headliner for the soft top and a trip computer became standard equipment for both the base and GXP versions. Also for ’08, a Club Sport package with firmer suspension tuning and silver-painted wheels became available. In addition to the arrival of the coupe, 2009 marked the advent of the soft-top Solstice Street Edition, which included upgraded standard features and a sport suspension. Also in ’09, ABS, stability control and a limited-slip rear differential were made standard across the board, and Bluetooth connectivity was newly available. If you are looking for older years, visit our used Pontiac Solstice page.
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Pontiac Sports Car

Winner’’s CircleThe top 10 fastest cars from Pontiac are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.Pulling up at #1 in this class is the 2009 Pontiac G8-GXP, which races 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars. It darts ahead of the #2 ranked 2005 Pontiac GTO by 0.3 seconds and the #3 ranked 2008 Pontiac G8 GT by 0.3 seconds.Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 2009 Pontiac G8-GXP vs. 2005 Pontiac GTO, you would WIN by 0.3 seconds!If you happen to roll up next to another Pontiac, be sure you know what you’re up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 2009.
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Pontiac Sports Car

The Pontiac Solstice is a sports car that was produced by Pontiac. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice roadster began production in Wilmington, Delaware, starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 model year. The exterior styling of the production Solstice is similar to that of the 2002 Solstice concept that preceded it. Production of the Solstice was to be running before summer 2005, but delays at the Wilmington plant pushed volume production to the fourth quarter. The new hardtop targa top 2009 model was announced in mid-2008. The Solstice uses the GM Kappa platform, which also underpins the Saturn Sky, Opel GT, and Daewoo G2X. It was the brand’s first two-seater since the Pontiac Fiero was discontinued in 1988.
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Pontiac Sports Car

The 2009 Pontiac Solstice, which was available in either a coupe or convertible body style, has a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 177 horsepower on base and Street edition trims. The GXP has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Both engines come standard with a manual transmission, but an automatic is available. Maximum fuel economy for the Solstice is 19/28 mpg city/highway, which is slightly better than average for the class. Reviewers didn’t like the Solstice’s base engine, which they said is underpowered. However, reviewers recommended the turbocharged engine with the manual for the most fun driving experience. Test drivers said the rear-wheel drive Solstice is able around twists and turns, but they said the steering is not very responsive. The base model is very smooth over bumps, but, test drivers in the GXP and Street editions with the sport suspension noticed some unpleasant roughness. Reviewers disliked all the plastic in the interior of the two-seater Pontiac Solstice. Test drivers said the low ground clearance makes it difficult for some to get into the car. Once in the Solstice, reviewers said there is plenty of head- and legroom, but hip room is tight. Trunk space is on the low end of the class, with a maximum 5.6 cubic feet. Standard features on the Solstice include an audio system with satellite radio, a CD player, a tilting steering wheel and a trip computer. Available equipment on the Solstice include Bluetooth, full power accessories, keyless entry, leather seats, a seven-speaker audio system, air conditioning and a six-disc CD changer. The Solstice has a low safety score for the class. See the full 2009 Pontiac Solstice specs » Other Cars to Consider The 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata has a standard soft top and offers a hardtop. Unlike the Solstice where you have to take off the hardtop, the Miata’s hardtop is retractable. The 2009 Saturn Sky shares the platform with the Solstice, and many reviewers noticed the similarities in their performance. Test drivers preferred the Sky’s suspension and high-quality interior. Compare the Solstice to the Miata and Sky »
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Pontiac Sports Car

Pontiac Owner Assistance Here you’ll find the answers to all of your Pontiac questions. Browse below to find what you’re looking for. If you want additional assistance, feel free to chat with, email or call a Pontiac representative.
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Pontiac Sports Car

The Pontiac Solstice began its life as a concept vehicle at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After it received rave reviews and plenty of public interest, Pontiac decided to fast-track the creation of a production model. When the Solstice debuted for the 2006 model year, the concept’s styling was nearly intact, with big alloy wheels, fluid lines and a smooth, retro-style front end that gave the car a very distinctive look.

Published on Mar 17, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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