Thank you to NIFE Member
Ken Smith for this video
Published on December
And it could have held twice this much, and
even more in the second trunk up front.
So, Pontiac Solstice sales are down, after
the initial mad rush to be on the waiting list? Who
After the ones
who just HAD to be the first to own what is
essentially a four-wheeled motorcycle, who else
would be buying?
Certainly not people who might
reasonably expect a sports car to hold a few bags of
groceries, or a 50-pound sack of potting soil, or 40
pavers, or a duffle bag and backpack for a
weekend trip. All of which I can and have carried in
the front and rear trunks of Old Red.
Parking lot doughnuts, burnouts, drifting and
180's are all a blast. But sometimes, practicality
trumps Big Fun. It's a pretty safe bet Bob Lutz
doesn't shop for his own groceries, or he never
would have approved the Solstice for production with
that ridiculous "trunk".
should be a never-ending source of embarrassment for
him and his engineers that the Miata folding hardtop
has more trunk space with the
top down than the
Solstice's folding soft-top has with the top UP.
And as the owner of two GM cars that were
designed and built here in America, I'm entitled to
rip GM up, down and sideways.
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