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Depending on how much of a 'parts bin' car the Solstice is, I really don't think they would be loosing that much money on the car. Actually I think this car could have a decent profit margin for them.

If you look at the ION Red Line and the SS Cobalt, you're talking $20k for the SuperCharged versions. The Solstice will use the same 2.4L Ecotect as the non SuperCharged SS Cobalt. The hydro-formed panels supposedly cost less then the plastic ones used on Saturns. There's nothing very exotic parts wise about this car to cause it to cost that much. It doesn't have AWD, there's no mention of LSD, it deosn't have a state-of-the-art transmission, there's no Turbo, there's no SuperCharger, no exotic paneling materials. Yes it is sitting on a new design platform, but so is the Cobalt. Also this design platform is known for being pretty much one of the quickest and cheapest ever to reach production.
 
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