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9 months to the day since I put down my deposit, my agressive Solstice has been delivered. Believe me, the wait was worth it. No flaws found, all seams line up, no paint problems.
My dealer called me on my cell phone around 1:50 PM to tell me that my Solstice was sitting on the showroom floor. By 2:00 PM, my vacation papers were signed and delivered and I was out the door. Got to the dealership around 3 and after much picture taking and hand shaking, we signed the papers and I was on my way. Vin 1741 had 26 miles on the odometer, a full tank of gas, and a killer shine. Finally stopped to eat supper around 9 PM. I love the car. I have the rest of the week to get acquainted with it.
 

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Congrats on your car. It looks great!
 

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Gratz:) nice color
anybody ever tell u,u look like Buddy Ryan( NFL coach)
 

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KLECKO said:
Gratz:) nice color
anybody ever tell u,u look like Buddy Ryan( NFL coach)
No, but my kids used to say I looked like Benny Hill.
 

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Congrats brother!

Did it bother you how those 26 miles were added to the clock? I have visions of the guys in the shop taking laps around the block taking it up to red line. Yikes!

When I picked up my last new car (Volvo) it had less than 3 miles on it.

Now where the h3ll is 1352??
 

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KLECKO said:
Gratz:) nice color
anybody ever tell u,u look like Buddy Ryan( NFL coach)
He's too nice to be Buddy Ryan! :lol:
 

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Congrats brother!

Did it bother you how those 26 miles were added to the clock? I have visions of the guys in the shop taking laps around the block taking it up to red line. Yikes!

When I picked up my last new car (Volvo) it had less than 3 miles on it.

Now where the h3ll is 1352??
Well, the engine was still warm when I got to the showroom to pick it up, but they said that they just ran it down to the gas station to fill it. Who knows?
I'm just happy it's in my garage now.
 

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Well, the engine was still warm when I got to the showroom to pick it up, but they said that they just ran it down to the gas station to fill it. Who knows?
I'm just happy it's in my garage now.
Here's another question for a fresh owner. You said that the dealer called and said it was on the showroom floor.

If you had it to do all over again, would you PREFER to get there when the truck shows up, and see it all dirty and grimey, then wait at least a few hours til the shop and detail departments were done with it to take it home?

Assuming you had the time to do that....
 

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King of the World.........

Buddy Ryan, Benny Hill.........I bet you felt like the "King of the World" when you sat in your new Solstice! :lol:
 

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jimmyo said:
Well, the engine was still warm when I got to the showroom to pick it up, but they said that they just ran it down to the gas station to fill it. Who knows?
I'm just happy it's in my garage now.
Fantastic picture, beautiful car and a happy guy. Nice goin JimmyO, can't wait to have the same picture taken. Best wishes for you and your Sol. :party:
 

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Fantastic picture, beautiful car and a happy guy. Nice goin JimmyO, can't wait to have the same picture taken. Best wishes for you and your Sol. :party:
Thanks, guys. I'm going back and forth from the computer to the garage. Can't stay away from it. I got the top line CD player, and I'm trying out the mp3's now. There's an awful lot for an old guy to learn. Good thing I took the rest of the week off. I will probably have to limit my time on the forum so I can devote the time to my new baby that she deserves!
:)
 

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Thanks, guys. I'm going back and forth from the computer to the garage.
:)
You need a wireless laptop! ;)
 

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Way to go, jimmyo! You WILL enjoy your vacation! :party:

Where are you going on your vacation?

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jimmyo said:
Thanks, guys. I'm going back and forth from the computer to the garage. Can't stay away from it. I got the top line CD player, and I'm trying out the mp3's now. There's an awful lot for an old guy to learn. Good thing I took the rest of the week off. I will probably have to limit my time on the forum so I can devote the time to my new baby that she deserves!
:)

You should have bought a carpet runner for the floor between the computer and the garage. :lol: Or that wireless laptop option...
 

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And just where the hell would I put that in my Solstice?
:lol:
On the workbench in the garage so that you can sit out there and still see the car.
 

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Way to go, jimmyo! You WILL enjoy your vacation! :party:

Where are you going on your vacation?

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Just going around to friends and relatives showing off the new wheels. My oldest daughter lives near Omaha, so that will probably be my longest trip.
 

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On the workbench in the garage so that you can sit out there and still see the car.
That was my thought when I suggested it. On the other hand he could keep it in the spacious trunk. ;)
 
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