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:
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/12294276.htmPontiac 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.