I hadn’t planned on posting again today, but I also didn’t expect to receive the email I am about to share. I sent the URL for the post Congratulations! to Buick. An aside: I couldn’t send an email to General Motors per se, but had to pick one of the makes. Since you probably don’t have this blog memorized like I do, the majority of the post was about the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky and I wrote that I have long believed that the Solstice/Sky should be improved and revived and sold by Buick as a halo car. That’s why I sent the link to Buick because, of course, neither Pontiac nor Saturn exists.
Here is a portion of an email I received today from the Buick Customer Assistance Service Team:
“Thank you for contacting Buick Customer Assistance Center. We appreciate you taking some of your time to write, and share with us this link, featuring two of our GM vehicles, a Pontiac Solstice GPX [sic], and a Saturn Sky Red Line. We are very pleased with your enthusiasm for GM brands!
We are not ruling out the possibility of bringing these vehicles back to the market. [emphasis mine] Please note that your suggestion is documented and made accessible to the appropriate department for proper review. The Service Request Number that we have created for your feedback is…”
While I realize that replies like this are done to foster goodwill among the car-buying public, and I doubt I am the only person to send such an idea, I have to admit I was excited by “We are not ruling out the possibility of bringing these vehicles back to the market.”
I would be more excited if I were to receive one of these cars as a token of appreciation if/when they are revived. 🙂 What would they call it? Buick Wildcat, Buick Electra…Wouldn’t it be nice?
From topcarrating.com a picture of a Pontiac Solstice.
From conceptcarz.com a picture of a Saturn Sky.