does Opel have a factory purchase program or is the Saturn Sky avaiable with the Opel markings.

does Opel have a factory purchase program or is the Saturn Sky avaiable with the Opel markings.

Postby scuttynes » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:06 pm

Some German auto manufactuers have factory purchase programs where you visit the factory, buy a car, drive it for a bit then have it shipped back to the usa. Does Opel? If not can you buy a Saturn Sky with the Opel emblems instead of the Saturn badges and stuff?
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Re: does Opel have a factory purchase program or is the Saturn Sky avaiable with the Opel markings. Hey there, According to this

Postby JayMnemonic » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:52 am

scuttynes wrote:Some German auto manufactuers have factory purchase programs where you visit the factory, buy a car, drive it for a bit then have it shipped back to the usa. Does Opel? If not can you buy a Saturn Sky with the Opel emblems instead of the Saturn badges and stuff?


Hey there,



According to this the car is being built in Delaware.

However it would be built to european specs and would probably need to be modified to run in the US. I think they even have different engines etc. Maybe a bit more than just re-badging...

I guess you could try to by a Sky and the badges and do the switch yourself......



http://www.egmcartech.com/2007/01/25/gm-launches-2007-opel-gt-roadster/

If you really wanted to you could probably find a way to purchase it in Germany and import it to the US. The tax position would be complicated. As you may be able to deduct sales tax in germany if it is exported directly. However if it has been registered in germany and is exported used the position is different. Why not contact the factory in Deleware directly and ask them or find an Opel car owners club for more info.



http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=oana



http://www.opelclub.com/



Good luck....
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