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Before you even start...no they are not delivering 1000 Solstices on Friday :lol: It's yet another example of how things can get twisted up and come out wrong :willy:

Pontiac plans to deliver 1,000 Solstice convertibles on Friday

By Akweli Parker

INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

There will be a summer Solstice.

General Motors Corp.'s Pontiac division plans to begin delivering the first 1,000 of its new Solstice convertibles Friday.

Those who pre-ordered the "special edition" first 1,000 cars will be feted at a GM ceremony in Detroit on Friday. More than 200 customers had RSVP'd for the event as of today, said Pontiac spokeswoman Dawn Gauthier.

Quality issues delayed production of the $20,000-plus sports car at GM's plant near Wilmington, according to enthusiast Web sites and auto industry publications.

The hold-up prompted critics to question GM's timing - releasing a convertible just prior to the onset of cold weather, and roughly coinciding with the release of the competing, redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata.

GM maintained the cars would be available in "summer of 2005," but has told dealers not to overhype the car since it probably will not be widely available until October or later.

"The very first Solstice will be presented to the owner on Friday, which is still summer," Gauthier said.

Ten thousand customers have pre-ordered Solstices and will have first priority as vehicles are shipped from the Delaware assembly line - the only place they are made.

At full-tilt, the former Saturn L-series plant is expected to employ up to 1,000 and will also produce the mechanically similar Saturn Sky and a variant for GM's Opel brand next year.
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/12294276.htm
 

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The story is right, it is the headline that is off. And I keep hearing from writers on the sports radio shows that they do not write the headlines.
 

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Kind of sounds like some earlier ideas where correct, deliver the first car Friday at the party and additional cars to follow (probably the following week unless they deliver on weekends).
 

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Quality issues delayed production of the $20,000-plus sports car at GM's plant near Wilmington, according to enthusiast Web sites....
Looks like once again solsticeforum.com may be where the media is turning to for their facts. :lol:
 

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one down, 9099 to go!
 

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Why is it so hard to get info on delivery dates? Has any of the first 1000 been delivered? Are the rest being delivered by date ordered?
 

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Its not that hard all the information we have is on this forum. Just take a look around. But I will help you out, 1 has been delivered. The rest are delivered by when they are build not by time stamp.
 

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Small Dealer said:
The story is right, it is the headline that is off. And I keep hearing from writers on the sports radio shows that they do not write the headlines.
I don't know, if you saw it on the Internet it HAS to be true!
 
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