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Monday, July 11, 2005

Before The Dealer, or GM Buypower - 'Spec It Yourself!


Tired of having to go to a dealer to reference RPO codes? Annoyed because you can't spec out a HHR, Solstice, or other upcoming vehicle because doesn't let you? Would you like some more comprehensive data when it comes to vehicle and powertrain dimensions, specifications, and performance?

There is a solution. A "ghost in the machine", if you will.


GM's Fleet Website has a handy tool called the 'Online Order Guide' that allows one to spec these vehicles out.

While the Solstice is a GMX Car Platform, let's take a look at what all we can reference.



Choose 2006, and Cars/Light Trucks.....



Click on the Pontiac Logo....



Select 'Solstice' from the pull-down upper-right-hand menu.



And you arrive at the central page for all Solstice-related information.



One can....

  • Look at all packages, options, and their respective RPO codes, side by side...

  • Look at all available wheel covers and wheels....


  • Take a gander at all available sound systems - including the new generation units with AUX input....


  • See available seating and colors....


  • Compare exterior colors...


  • And get performance stats on powertrain, and other physical specifications for the vehicle.




The only downside? This doesn't provide pricing as GM Buypower, or for that matter, your dealer possibly could.

However, this is a good starting point for researching your next GM Vehicle, particuarly before visiting dealers. This site should be used only as a reference point; changes can and may occur over time.

And just to show it pays to do research - it appears as if the Solstice's automatic transmission has already been given an RPO code.....



Enjoy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous jackman said...

the pricing is a little iffy on these dudes... but at least their cars kick!

10/02/2005 2:19 PM  
Anonymous theman said...

i agree with jackman, the pricing is interestine. but what i do have to say is that the rear design is amazing! anyone know how they do that? i have never seen a curve like that! wow!

10/23/2005 5:12 PM  

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