I can give that answer - as an individual, local or regional group............ the answer is NO.I know that people who buy Corvettes can actually see the car being built and be the first to turn the key (or so I'm told).
Anyone know if you can visit the Wilmington plant, perhaps get a tour, etc
Its not that they *put their thumbs down* - please re-read my post - especially this part:Back in the days when everything was clandestine and u could e-mail or call one of the public relations people, I suggested...just like Corvette, u could see your car being built....well they put their thumbs down...so much for good will!
That would still leave open something possibley in the future - they are very nice people and willing to work both the Solstice and Sky owners. WE need to remember that even Corvette didn't allow you watch your car being built in the beginning.as an individual, local or regional group
Please don't mistake my *Post Count* total as a reflection of my experience.... check the other side or with other members here who know who I am . Trust me.... I have nearly as much time in as you do. :lol:Kappa Fan...I understand what u r saying but if u r a real real senior member of this forum, u would undertand the anticipatory anxiety each of us Sky owners went through..some of us waited 2 years until we were imaged. We have rights now...:lol: :lol:
Origionally the Corvette was built in Detroit (or thereabouts) it is now built in Bowling Green KY...I would suspect that legal and or safety and or insurance issues are most likely involved here. Not suggesting that the plant is not safe for the workers - but if is was not designed to accomodate tourists - then the cost of both changing the plant itself and or the daily operating procedures might be prohibitive when compared to the additioanl insurance/liability.
Regarding the Corvette - does anyone know if the plant in use today is the same as when the Vette was originally produced? And I suspect that the vette has a teeny bit higher profit margin to cover some marketing-type expenditures.
Still - would be interesting to do. Would be kinda cool if they would even let the customer do something as part of the build - say, attach the front grill emblem piece or somethings - but that might create a number of other problems (such as those I mention above) but also slow down the process. So maybe they could do that at the dealer - ship the front grill emblem still wrapped in plastic - and as the final step before driving the car off the lot - you snap the grill emblem in place.
First off its not just Saturn - its is a GM plant. Remember that the Solstice, Sky, and in the future the Opel will all three be built at the Boxwood Plant.What is Saturn afraid of by not allowing the tours? I work at a FAA repair plant (Airplanes) and with proper identification we allow tours of our facility.