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Inara cancelled after one season

Inara cancelled after one season

Well, like a hot girlfriend with fatal character flaws, I finally got rid of Inara yesterday. The 2006 Pontiac Solstice was a gem to look at, but even on her farewell tour to meet the buyer I was put-off by how loud, uncomfortable, and unpleasant it was to actually drive her. I was reminded of […]

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Inara the Mobile Fish Tank

Inara the Mobile Fish Tank

The curse of the Solstice continues. I have been pretty unhappy with my Solstice, mostly for performance and interior issues. I discovered another thing to dislike about the Kappa platform roadster this week: the trunk leaks. Or, at least, mine does. The reverse-clamshell design of the trunk doesn’t have a gasket all the way around […]

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Pontiac Solstice 5000 Mile Review

Pontiac Solstice 5000 Mile Review

Let’s skip right to the bad news, since none of the good stuff has changed. The interior is a piece of shit. “Surprise!” someone said when I told them about it, “it’s a Pontiac.” The truth hurts. The center console is a large plastic piece that runs from the dashboard to the storage compartment/hump in […]

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Well, there goes getting out of debt.

Well, there goes getting out of debt.

Aftermarket tuning company Hahn Racecraft updated their Turbo Solstice page today, noting that they will offer a 300HP turbo kit. The stock Solstice has 177HP. The car’s Ecotech engine has been proven (on other cars) to scale as high as 500+HP, but that requires a lot more investment on internal parts, etc. The Hahn turbo […]

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And I Would Walk 1000 Miles

And I Would Walk 1000 Miles

No, this post won’t be about the Proclaimers. It’s about Inara, the 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster I bought almost a month ago. I’ve tacked on just a touch over 1000 miles since I bought her, and I figured now was a good time for a short review. Exterior The Pontiac Solstice is a sexy beast. […]

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Full speed ahead

Full speed ahead

After trying to sell my 2004 Element since last October on Autotrader.com and craigslist.org, I started shopping around for a replacement vehicle. The 1995 Montero graciously bequeathed to me by Alexa still sits proudly in our driveway, and while he’s still very serviceable, Monty is much happier when he’s not a daily driver. Low gas […]

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