Yep, same thing happened with the 2003 Tiburons. I know many who had them in Jan/Feb 2002 and one I think claimed Dec '01! but that could have been his build date. Too long ago for this old brain. LOLBizz said:04 grand prix was on dealer lots in feb of 03.
it was eerie, one dealer near me had a couple of 04s, a bunch of 03s, and one 02 on the lot at the same time at one point.
i read on another site the same info on the L series demise. it also statedSolstice2006 said:As far as I know, the Solstice is being built at GM's Wilmington, Delaware plant. That plant is currently producing the Saturn L-Series. According to recent news reports, the L-Series is being discontinued late this spring/early summer. That means that the plant needs to retool once the last L-Series rolls off the line and that takes time. However, because the Solstice is a "niche" vehicle, meaning that it is produced in small numbers, turnaround time for the plant might be substantially lower - at least for the Solstice (the L-Series was run on a line that was originally intended to produce a higher volume of vehicles). While Saturn lovers are mourning the loss of a good, solid family car, Pontiac enthusiasts are reaping the gain as GM readies plant space for the amazingly-anticipated Solstice.
The bottome line, I would think, would be that the first Solstice pilot vehicles wouldn't be out until at least fall 2005, with the first production models making their way to showrooms by very early 2006. Anything built after January 1, 2005 can be declared a 2006 model.
I do not know. They could call it a 2005 if they so choose. But, I guess for some marketing reason they are going for 2004.5. I would be interested to see what was on the TITLE of the car when registered with the state.2006solstice said:Interesting info Acura TL- I had not heard that before.
So, why would Volvo be calling the new S40 a 2004.5 S40, rather than a 2005? It is a completely new model, and will be going on sale in about a month or so I believe.