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What a difference a news day makes, or not. A GM executive confirmed Pontiac's new Solstice roadster will hit the marketplace before the autumnal equinox, contrary to what's been reported. In fact, he said, the first models will be delivered to showrooms during the first week in August, right in the heat of summer convertible season. Still, the first 1,000 cars will go to those who placed orders during the TV tie-in with "The Apprentice" earlier this year (no, really), and (hold for Mr. Bad News) it's unclear how long it will take to deliver those cars. Aye! There's a bit of difference between seeding dealerships with teaser cars and actually delivering customers' orders. Wake us up when there's actual inventory at hand.

Solstice Set for Early August Sales [The Car Connection]

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