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Old 01-23-2009, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Save the Kappa. The time is now!

Solstice owners and enthusiasts!

With the current economic crisis facing General Motors, combined with the impending increases in CAF╔ fuel economy standards, recent press reports, and what information has filtered out of GM, we believe that there is a real cause for concern regarding the immediate future, and long term future of the Sky, Solstice, Opel GT, and kappa platform in general.

In light of this, we would like to introduce to you a new website…

Save the Kappa!

Fformula88, Mceb, and myself have put together this website in the hopes of spurring on a grass roots effort to inform General Motors that the large and enthusiastic community of kappa owners do appreciate their efforts for bringing this car to market, and continue to yearn for updates, improvements, and future products.

I urge everyone to visit the site, review it’s contents, and take some sort of action. We have included some basic information about the current state of the platform, as well as some tips and hints as to what you can do.

If you so chose to participate, we would also like to stress the importance of sending a letter, or multiple letters to General Motors and the decision makers inside that corporation. Sending a snail mail letter, possible with a picture of yourself and your pride and joy kappa, is far more personal than an email, or an online petition. It tells the reader that the writer has enough passion and drive in their cause to have sat down, wrote out the letter, purchased a stamp, and physically mailed it. An email or online petition may try to convey the same information, but the ease and quickness of using electronic forms such as this just don’t carry the same weight as a good old fashioned snail mail letter. We have also provided names and address of some people at GM (on the site) who we would recommend writing. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to send a separate copy to each one.

If you value the kappa and would like to see it continue to be offered and improved upon by GM, then the time to be heard is now!

Thank you for your time and support in this matter!

Long Live the Kappa!
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Downloadable STK Letters


We have a slew of Templates you can use to help get your letter written to someone at GM a bit faster. However we realize there are a lot of files so I've written up this primer to help make choosing the right file for you easier.

You can find all of the files in the STK Downloads section located here;
Save the Kappa! - Downloads

There are in essence only 3 different documents, we just have several different formats of each one. The files in ZIP formats require a tool to unzip them like WinZIP, WinRAR, or Windows XP/Vista have it built in natively. The Word files are Word 97 and on compatible. The RTF files are Rich Text Files that should work on most operating systems and contain formatting. The TXT files are text files with no formatting but will work on all operating systems.

Blank STK Letter - This is a template of a blank letter format for sending a formal letter. No guidance or information is included. If you know what you want to write but just want help with the formal layout this is the file you want.

Guided STK Letter - This is a formal letter template with multiple questions in it to help guide yourself to writing a personalized letter. If you need help writing a letter and want to make it personal this is the file you want.

Pre Done STK Letter - This is a formal pre-written letter by FFormula88 that you can print up and add your information and mail off. If you don't have time to write a letter just use this one and send it on!

All STK Letters - If you want a copy of all documents and all formats then download this ZIP file containing all of them
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Technically, I sent word about saving Saturn. If the brand isn't there, well then the platform I'm sure wouldn't continue either.
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Do you honestly think they will save a car with no practicallity other than the Vette?

If I was the Senate I would tell them to ditch the Vette and keep the Kappa, (better fuel mileage), but at least the Vette has a boot more than I can say for the Kappa.

If Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus are axing their convert then you bet GM will follow suit on that model. In times of bad economy people don't buy luxury items and the kappa is a luxury item. No use other than a commuter car and just about any car around it's size and gas mileage has more room, better fuel economy.

Just my 2 cents...
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Can you make the avatars smaller memory wise?

I tried to upload one on the G8 board, and it appears I can have a 150 x 150 avatar, but it is limited to 19.5 KB.
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This thread is not a discussion on the negatives of the Kappa, but a thread about positive action and doing something about it! So go write a letter or 5 to GM!

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Do you honestly think they will save a car with no practicallity other than the Vette?

If I was the Senate I would tell them to ditch the Vette and keep the Kappa, (better fuel mileage), but at least the Vette has a boot more than I can say for the Kappa.

If Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus are axing their convert then you bet GM will follow suit on that model. In times of bad economy people don't buy luxury items and the kappa is a luxury item. No use other than a commuter car and just about any car around it's size and gas mileage has more room, better fuel economy.

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Do you honestly think they will save a car with no practicallity other than the Vette?

If I was the Senate I would tell them to ditch the Vette and keep the Kappa, (better fuel mileage), but at least the Vette has a boot more than I can say for the Kappa.

If Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus are axing their convert then you bet GM will follow suit on that model. In times of bad economy people don't buy luxury items and the kappa is a luxury item. No use other than a commuter car and just about any car around it's size and gas mileage has more room, better fuel economy.

Just my 2 cents...
I gotta agree with B' here. The points you make are factors in why we think it is important to get out there, take a minute to write a letter, and drop it in the mail to let GM know you like these cars and want to see them continue.

We cannot make the decision for GM, but we do have the power of our collective voice to try and influence their decision. The kappas were first produced in large part because lots of people told GM they loved it. They do listen to their customers and enthusiasts.

All we ask is to write a personal letter, buy a couple stamps, and mail them off! It won't take long, and I bet most of us here can still afford a few stamps!
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All we ask is to write a personal letter, buy a couple stamps, and mail them off! It won't take long, and I bet most of us here can still afford a few stamps!
now I can agree with this
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Can you make the avatars smaller memory wise?

I tried to upload one on the G8 board, and it appears I can have a 150 x 150 avatar, but it is limited to 19.5 KB.
I converted all the files to PNG instead of jpg so they're smaller and better looking now. However with the larger image size ones it's going to be impossible to make them that small size wise and maintain their looks. I'll see if I can make a more cut down version that will be smaller size wise.
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This thread is not a discussion on the negatives of the Kappa, but a thread about positive action and doing something about it! So go write a letter or 5 to GM!
Hey have you checked the poll? The flock seem to be heading a different direction. Don't feel, bad this will just make our cars rare and thus worth more in the future.
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Who are we supposed to address the letters to. The downloads leave that section blank?
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