I think they should keep in mind that the reason that worked for Mazda is because they were the only game in town at that price point. So if you have one less than you need, you just might lose that customer to Mazda. Obviously it would be optimum to produce no more than what you can sell, especially in a car like this. But I think it would be a big mistake to disappoint a bunch of potential buyers in the first model year. Interesting article.jwally said:damn, I hope that's not my car he's referring to............:roadster in the first quarter of '06�he provides a ballpark of 15,000 to 20,000 units, but notes that they'll always try to have one less Solstice than there is demand for, a strategy that was used by Mazda for its Miata two-seater. . .speaking of which, Larson points out that the 9,000 orders is nearly the number of Miatas sold last year (9,356). While there was some pre-production public speculation that the program was being delayed,
Pretty sure they are talking about the welding being done by hand at least, sounds like there is much to be said for human skill:Michael said:In the article it states that the Solstice is 'essentially a hand-built vehicle'. Is this true? Or in what context are they speaking? I'm not nit picking, just curious as to whether they're taking creative license as to what they consider hand built is all.
Thanks, lets all drive nice for a while. :yesnod:DreamerDave said:You are correct. They will be expensive at first. But, as most body panels are not actually made by the original automobile manufacturer, the initial tooling outlay for a small company in say, China won't be that great so they'll eventually show up. Remember, this is how pots and pans, sinks and bathtubs are made. And there's always carbon fibre. By the way, you should ask someone how much an early Viper hood costs. Heard it was around of $10,000!!!