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Old 06-18-2006, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default solstice made from the spare parts bin???

i was browsing wikipedia specificaly the pontiac solstice and i didn't relize what a mix of gm'* lineup composed the solstice

1.The rear axle and differential are from the Sigma-based Cadillac CTS
2. The interior storage bin is from the Cadillac XLR
3. The passenger'* side airbag, steering column, and exterior and interior door handles are from the Chevrolet Cobalt
4. The backup lights are from the GMC Envoy
5. The heating, ventilating, and air conditioning modules are from the Hummer H3
6. The front fog lamp assembly is from the Pontiac Grand Prix
7. The steering wheel is from the Pontiac Torrent
8. The 2.4 L Ecotec engine is shared with the Saturn Ion, Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Cobalt, and Chevrolet HHR
9. The five-speed manual transmission is from the Hummer H3, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado
10. The five-speed automatic is from the Cadillac CTS, STS, and SRX
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well we know the trans will put up with alot of hell, at least!
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you know wikipedia can be edited and posted on by anybody right? not everything is a fact be very weary of this site.
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Yeah, I remember seeing that in a magazine somewhere. Or maybe it was for a different car, who knows!

Pretty interesting stuff how automakers can mix-n-match...
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Pretty interesting stuff how automakers can mix-n-match...
Yep. Makes sense though. Why engineer an entirely new part for a car when you've already done the same part on another line. Less of a supply line to create, parts to stock and handle, etc.

I kinda like the Solstice. Hope it enjoys a longer life than the Fiero. Probably will since it is now the common chassis for two cars in different lines (Saturn Sky)
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This was done to keep costs down on that new model. It worked
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I dont see anything wrong with that list...after all sharing is caring and they ended up with a fun looking sporty little car.
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I dont see anything wrong with that list...after all sharing is caring and they ended up with a fun looking sporty little car.
I agree. I do believe though that if you did some research, you would find this is pretty common. I bet almost all of the cars on the road today, you would find that the parts are used on 5+ models.
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I dont see anything wrong with that list...after all sharing is caring and they ended up with a fun looking sporty little car.
I agree. I do believe though that if you did some research, you would find this is pretty common. I bet almost all of the cars on the road today, you would find that the parts are used on 5+ models.
this will be very useful down the line when it comes to junk yard runs
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Who cares what it'* made of, it'* just plain gorgeous!!
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