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v6h.o. said:
10) Model Year
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
(since 2001 Model year GM has gone back to using Numbers for vin year code, previously was alphabetized)
this '10th digit' in the VIN has been designated as the 'Model Year' since 1980, beginning with the letter 'A'. this letter designation ended in the year 2000 with the designation 'Y' (there was no "I", 'O', 'Q', 'U' or 'Z')

in 2001, the designation began with the number '1' for 2001 and so on. but this is an INDUSTRY STANDARD and not just what "GM has gone back to using". this will work for a Ford, Chrysler, VW, Toyota or Kia as well. this also works, for the most part, with all the other 'breakdowns' of the VIN as well.

you can use this 'breakdown' on just about any car or truck if you have access to the information from the manufacturer.

it is my belief that in the year 2010, that the '9th' digit, which is currently a 'check digit' will become part of the year as well to go from '9' to '10' and so on.

just though i would throw that out there...... :deal:
 
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