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People telling me about Sky vs Solstice

How do you handle people telling you the "secret" of Sky and Solstice being cousins? People at times will talk about that as if it might never have occurred to me.

I sometimes want to act astonished and say, "Really? No way! Let me look for a second here on Google....HOLY COW! Look at that! Why didn't someone tell me this before?!?!"

...and then I realize the person probably just is trying to start a conversation about the car and that is probably the only thing they know for sure about it.

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You r 12 years too late regarding this thread. This is a 12 yr old car.
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Yeah, you can just feign ignorance (or just ignore) when people are trying to stop, er, start conversations about your car. Even 12 year olds.

Your car nearly makes me wish I'd have held off for a midnight blue.

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I get comments about my car but most folks are amazed at how good I look and I have WAY more miles than any Sky or Sol!
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I get comments about my car but most folks are amazed at how good I look and I have WAY more miles than any Sky or Sol!
Oh really?!!! 😁

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I get comments about my car but most folks are amazed at how good I look and I have WAY more miles than any Sky or Sol!
Oh really?!!! 😁
Doubting your fellow Sky owner is completely unsouthern. (ok I may have over embellished just a bit.)

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I haven't had a conversation about how the Solstice and Sky are cousins.

I've had a few where someone says they prefer the styling of Sky.
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I would just say, the real secret there both just rebadged Daewoo G2x's

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Davhamm,

I have paper work somewhere, but can't locate it right now. But the Solstice is from the 53 Nomad desgin. Have you ever heard that. I think the Sky is Vaxhaul inspired. On the Solstice, I found it when I was researching my Mallett. If you look at both of the cars, with the top up, you see the Nomad line on the convertible top. Being as close as you are to GM maybe you could confirm that. I printed the story, but may have sent it to the new owner.
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On this site, most will tell you the Sky is better looking, on the Solstice site you hear just the opposite. I like the Sky better, but do like the GXP Solstice much better than the NA. I guess it is the different kidney grill and the color of the grill. I like the rear end of the Sostice better than the Sky.

Personally I like the Dash on the Sostice, more sport car look for me. But I like my Skpel's to. I know some people actually hate the Solstice dash.
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On this site, most will tell you the Sky is better looking, on the Solstice site you hear just the opposite. I like the Sky better, but do like the GXP Solstice much better than the NA. I guess it is the different kidney grill and the color of the grill. I like the rear end of the Sostice better than the Sky.

Personally I like the Dash on the Sostice, more sport car look for me. But I like my Skpel's to. I know some people actually hate the Solstice dash.
I HATE it....Dr Zakov's rocket ship.

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Davhamm,

I have paper work somewhere, but can't locate it right now. But the Solstice is from the 53 Nomad desgin. Have you ever heard that. I think the Sky is Vaxhaul inspired. On the Solstice, I found it when I was researching my Mallett. If you look at both of the cars, with the top up, you see the Nomad line on the convertible top. Being as close as you are to GM maybe you could confirm that. I printed the story, but may have sent it to the new owner.
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How do you handle people telling you the "secret" of Sky and Solstice being cousins? People at times will talk about that as if it might never have occurred to me.

I sometimes want to act astonished and say, "Really? No way! Let me look for a second here on Google....HOLY COW! Look at that! Why didn't someone tell me this before?!?!"

...and then I realize the person probably just is trying to start a conversation about the car and that is probably the only thing they know for sure about it.
Tell me the secret, I don't think I ever heard about it. What am I missing as a sky owner??

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Tell me the secret, I don't think I ever heard about it. What am I missing as a sky owner??
If more than one person knows it...it is no longer a secret.
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10 Redline
20 Solstice GXP - I love that "Sly" color, but I would consider going custom paint on a Solstice.
30 Goto 10

If I found a clapped-out GXP for the right price I think I'd buy it. As for the dash on the Solstice, there are times I think it's ugly, and there are times that it makes sense with what I understand the design ethic of the car to be. I like it when I think of it that way. I shouldn't have to remind myself why I like it, so I go back to not liking it.

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