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According to the GMInsideNews forum, the first 2006 Solstice was delivered August 5, 2005. So does that make 8/5/2016 the official 10th year Solstice Anniversary date? If not, what would it be?

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That seems to be a reasonable anniversary date. I received an email invite to that event 1 or 2 days before it happened. I couldn't get there in time at a reasonable dollar expenditure, so I didn't go to the event.

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It should be this August 5th, 2015 and not 2016.
My 1st 1000 was #600 and delivered in 2005.
Diamoney should still have it if he has not sold it. That car will be 10 years old this year.
My 2007 GXP was delivered in October of 2006 making it 9 years old come October of 2015.
 

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It should be this August 5th, 2015 and not 2016.
My 1st 1000 was #600 and delivered in 2005.
Diamoney should still have it if he has not sold it. That car will be 10 years old this year.
My 2007 GXP was delivered in October of 2006 making it 9 years old come October of 2015.
Good point, the reason I went w/2016 is because of the VIN 06 designation. But it would be nice to get a forum consensus on what the Solstice Anniversary date should be for the future.
 

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Most of us that received or purchase the 1st 1000 should agree, the 10th anniversary is this year. I understand it is a model year 2006, but it came to life in 2005.
 

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Delivery Date = 8/5/2005
1st Anniversary = 8/5/2006
2nd Anniversary = 8/5/2007
3rd Anniversary = 8/5/2008
4th Anniversary = 8/5/2009
5th Anniversary = 8/5/2010
6th Anniversary = 8/5/2011
7th Anniversary = 8/5/2012
8th Anniversary = 8/5/2013
9th Anniversary = 8/5/2014
10th Anniversary = 8/5/2015
 

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Delivery Date = 8/5/2005
1st Anniversary = 8/5/2006
2nd Anniversary = 8/5/2007
3rd Anniversary = 8/5/2008
4th Anniversary = 8/5/2009
5th Anniversary = 8/5/2010
6th Anniversary = 8/5/2011
7th Anniversary = 8/5/2012
8th Anniversary = 8/5/2013
9th Anniversary = 8/5/2014
10th Anniversary = 8/5/2015
:agree: and there you have it! math wins... :thumbs:

but of course, the marketeers only count the model years... :devil:
 

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According to that link number one was presented by Lutz, and over 100 new owners also attended the event. So it sounds like the Briton's were the only ones who actually received a car on August 5, 2005, while everyone else (including those who attended the event) had to wait for their cars to be shipped from the Delaware factory, along with the rest of the 1st 1000 owners. In fact the title of the article says; First 2006 Pontiac Solstice Delvered By GM Biggies. First, as in only one delivered that day. Can the delivery of one car on August 5, 2005, qualify it to be the anniversary date for all 2006s?


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Shelly and Clark Brinton of Idaho sit in their new Pontiac Solstice two-seat roadster, VIN # 001, after receiving the keys from General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz at a special in the Wintergarden at the GM Renaissance Center in Friday, August 5, 2005 in Detroit. Hundreds of GM employees and more than 100 owners of the First 1,000 Pontiac Solstice owners group, representing 30 states attended the event. Shipments of the remaining First 1,000 Solstices, which were sold in only 41 minutes in April, will continue from GM's Wilmington (Delaware) Assembly Plant, followed by the additional 9,000 orders already received.
 

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Can the delivery of one car on August 5, 2005, qualify it to be the anniversary date for all 2006s?

- I think so.
The 'in-service day' was marked as such...
 

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Well if 8/5/2015 is the 10th Anniversary date, then I hope that it is acknowledged somehow at the 2015 NASSM. Especially to 2006 NASSM attendees.

But I have to admit, that since the VIN says 2006, I still think it it makes more sense that 2016 be the anniversary date of a 2006 dated car.
 

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Cars have been delivered prior to the model year for decades at least. This is the anniversary year in my opinion.
Have to agree. What matters is when the car was made/delivered, not what year number was attached to it.

We've got so called 2010 Solstices made before hundreds of 2009 cars - how much sense does that make?

The British had a more practical view - they introduced changes whenever they wanted and the cars were whatever year they were produced and registered in (that's changed more recently, when they started following the American practice).
 

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Maybe this will help clear things up with regard to production year vs model year.

In the United States, automobile model-year sales traditionally begin with the fourth quarter of the preceding year. So model year refers to the "sales" model year; for example, vehicles sold during the period from October 1 to September 30 of the following year belong to a single model year.
 

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Normally, the cut-over at Wilmington between model years occurred in Mid-June. It appears that the June, July time frame is pretty common for the changeover of model years across the automobile industry.

The Solstice was a bit late to the game as VIN 6Y000001 was a July build. But compare that to the First batch of Skys that were built in December, 2005, as Model year 2007 vehicles. Deliveries to customers started in March of 2006.

My car, #741, was built on 8/26/2005 and I took delivery on 10/3/2005.

From the Wilmington, DE, plant, it took a train ride to the Lordstown, Ohio, GM plant. It sat a while. Then it took a train ride to the Janesville, WI, GM plant. It sat for a while. Then it took a truck ride to my dealer in SE Wisconsin. Then it sat for 3 days before I returned to town to pick it up.

I consider it will be 10 years old this year.

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Normally, the cut-over at Wilmington between model years occurred in Mid-June. It appears that the June, July time frame is pretty common for the changeover of model years across the automobile industry.

The Solstice was a bit late to the game as VIN 6Y000001 was a July build. But compare that to the First batch of Skys that were built in December, 2005, as Model year 2007 vehicles. Deliveries to customers started in March of 2006.

My car, #741, was built on 8/26/2005 and I took delivery on 10/3/2005.

From the Wilmington, DE, plant, it took a train ride to the Lordstown, Ohio, GM plant. It sat a while. Then it took a train ride to the Janesville, WI, GM plant. It sat for a while. Then it took a truck ride to my dealer in SE Wisconsin. Then it sat for 3 days before I returned to town to pick it up.

I consider it will be 10 years old this year.

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What if you post an ad to sell it? How old is it then?? :willy:

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