Talk about torture! You can see your baby (or one that looks just like it) just on the other side of the fence but cannot have it. OHH the Agony. :willy:Myturn said:I work 1.5 miles from THE assembly plant (Mecca). My car was ordered Aug. 1st, was invoiced Oct. 19, and marked "shipped." My dealership is 8 miles from the assembly plant. How many days does it take to travel 8 miles? 20 days and counting!
Mine made itMyturn said:I just joined the forum today. I work 1.5 miles from THE assembly plant (Mecca). My car was ordered Aug. 1st, was invoiced Oct. 19, and marked "shipped." My dealership is 8 miles from the assembly plant. How many days does it take to travel 8 miles? 20 days and counting!
Here is what I learned Friday afternoon:
I tortured myself at lunchtime and drove over to the plant to see the SEA of brand new Soltices sitting on the lot behind the plant. I was hoping to see if any auto carriers were leaving the plant. Oddly enough, a carrier was there UNLOADING Soltices, and the driver was near the fence, so of course I engaged him in conversation, and this is what he said (paraphrased):
He was bringing cars BACK from the closed Baltimore GM plant, where they have engineers working on retro fits to fix the leaks. He's been taking cars down and bringing them back for weeks. He said NO CARS have been shipped from the plant in nearly month. He said his company has a contract to haul the cars, and they are losing money because the cars aren't being released for shipment. They keep "marking" them for shipment on the computers, but they are not leaving the plant.
He was told an hour before I showed up that the plant was finally releasing 77 cars Monday (yesterday), which is the first release in weeks.
I could post sad photographs of acres and acres of Solstices sitting at the plant back lot, waiting for love and attention from their anxious owners.
So no matter WHAT the dealers are being told by GM, no cars have left the plant in weeks. Don't know if 77 left Monday, but there's no reason to doubt the carrier's story. By the looks of today's forum postings, some cars made it to New England today (yeah for you!).
I have been slobbering over this car for nearly 3 years - saw it as a concept in an auto magazine way back, told my husband if my Volvo 240 DL wagon with 200+K lasted long enough, AND GM brought this car to market, I would buy one in a second! I was done with the "mom" car, kids were grown, and it was MY TURN to have fun. We had an MG Midget 30 years ago, and have been pining for a ragtop ever since.
Andrew Jackson said:Mine made it
1071 New England