GM announced that the Solstice would be limited in production, and has over 13,000 orders for 2006 Solstices.. How many orders does Mazda have for 2006 MX-5's? I really doubt that it would be close to that. but I know if they had 13000 orders there would be a wait for them too, the reason they have them sitting on the lots is because they can't sell them as fast as they build them (our Mazda dealership still has left over 2005's) where as Pontiac sells them Faster than they can build them....thewizard said:I think GM may shoot themselves in the foot with this one. Announcing, albeit limited, a release of 2005 of a car that cannot be acquired until 2007?
Mazda is seeming to be more appealing
mceb said:Dealers frequently make stuff up or shoot from the hip. If we've learned anything during this wait, it's that dealers can be bad source of info (except for the ones on this forum :thumbs: )
thewizard said:I plan to, its just a serious letdown as I already had a hard enough time tracking down a dealer who had any information in the first place.
As for the miata, I just looked at it again and couldn't bring myself to even buy one. The look of the Solstice sold me long ago and I likely won't be aiming for anything else. I guess I'm just going to have to start calling dealerships again.
If Mazda decides to put two humps on the back deck of the Miata and add a little more HP there’ll be more than 4 billion on the road in 17 months. The Solstice will be known as the Ferio II project.GHM73 said:let the impatient flee... that leaves a more exclusive car for me : )
There will be 4 billion Miata's on the road in a year. I'd rather have a truly beautiful car.
2 humps on a MX-5.. they could call it the Camelback Miata.....flaj said:If Mazda decides to put two humps on the back deck of the Miata and add a little more HP there’ll be more than 4 billion on the road in 17 months. The Solstice will be known as the Ferio II project.
God I wish I could like the Sky as I do the Solstice. But damned if I don't like the curves.dolphin1 said:You might want to consider the following: http://www.saturn.com/saturn/showroom/future_vehicles/sky.jsp?nav=710&flashOK=yes
It is a Solstice with a twist and it looks as good, just different.
Actually it makes a lot of sense if you think about it long term and not short term. If they saturate a niche market early on it becomes much harder to sell more cars later. They learned that lesson with the Fiero expecting to sell 100,000 a year. Also if you spend the massive ammount of money it would cost to hire a 3rd line, train them, and buy the equipment for them to work on and then you hit a market saturation point after a year of production, you've just wasted a ton of moeny on now useless equipment, and union workers you have to fire (firing union workes is never good money wise).lupado said:I don't understand Pontiac. The more they make - the more they sell. The Solstice has the potential to be the next Miata (in terms of quantity purchased).. yet they make a limited few. There's a waiting list that overlaps into the next model year. What kind of businesmen are these people? There could easily... easily be 10,000 Solstices on the road right now.. That's $220,000,000 worth in vehicles.. instead, there are only 500 - and many potential customers visiting other dealers because they need a car now.. or in 6 months. Imagine how much money they're losing because their planning and common sense has left the building.