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Chevrolet Corvette, Coupe, Convertible
#64 of 449 2006 'Vette Order Confirmation?
Oct 01, 2005 (11:45 am)
In August of '05 I gave my local chevrolet dealership a $1000 deposit for a 2006 corvette convertible. At the time, the 06 pricing was not available so a deal was worked for $2500 off whatever MSRP was going to be. I checked in with the dealership a week ago and all they could tell me was that chevrolet had accepted the order and that they could not give me a build date. The dealership guaranteed me that they had allocation and that it would be 8-12 weeks for delivery. My question is what can I do to ensure that I am not getting jerked around? Is there some kind of tracking number or build number that the dealer should be able to give me? I am getting concerned due to '06 convertibles showing up at other dealers although the only '06s that they have received is one coupe and one Zo6
#65 of 449 Re: 2006 'Vette Order Confirmation? [dkp33]
Oct 02, 2005 (7:39 pm)
The dealer gets a report that shows what allocations they have coming; I think it is over 30 days out. Ask to see the report, they know when they will get a C6 allocation. Every Thursday the dealer gets his assigned/scheduled C6 allocation(s) for the next target production week (approx 4-6 weeks in the future) and the order has to be placed by the following Tuesday or he loses the allocation(s)
Your order number has a status/event number assigned to it by GM that changes as your order moves through the production process
STATUS EVENT CODES
1100-Order placed at dealer
1101-Order accepted by GM
2001-Order generated to dealer
2005-Order replaced with GM Prospec order
2500-Order sent to production, preferenced
3000-Order accepted by production control
3100-Order available to sequence (now the tpw becomes more stable)
3300-Order selected for production by assembly plant
3400-Order broadcasted for production
4150-Vehicled invoiced to dealer
5000-Vehicle delivered to dealer
6000-Vehicle delivered to customer
Note, that 1100 and 1101 just means the order was entered into the system. Any dealer can enter an order even if they will never get an allocation. GM doesn't do anything to stop this practice. As you can see things aren't real until you get to 3000 which means the dealer has an allocation, it was assigned to your order, and the factory has scheduled it to be built. So if your order gets status 3100 on Tuesday if will take 30 days to show up.
I went through the order game with a local dealer. They took my order telling me they had an allocation hoping they could pickup an allocation from another dealer or stall me until the end of the year when they might get another allocation. After 60 days of pounding sand I figured out the game. Luckily I was able to find a better deal with another dealer on an in-stock car.
#66 of 449 Re: Discounted 2005's [bigmike5]
Oct 04, 2005 (9:28 am)
Can one buy a corvette new with the "GMS" program now? someone in our group mentioned this but my local dealer said that all employee prices for all customers ended on Sept. 30th and "Corvette was never on GMS program!!
Please give me more details. I'm in D.C. area.
One other question, how bad is it getting in and out with top up for someone who has serious back problems (and sciatica) and who is about 60 lbs overweight?
I'm thinking that the side bolsters will probably be my biggest obstacle?
Oct 04, 2005 (12:56 pm)
I just took delivery of my asiatic blue Z06 today. I ordered this car back on July 6. I personally drove to Bowling Green and picked out everything I wanted on it. When I placed the order, they said they were backordered 2 1/2 months. Here it is October and I'm just taking delivery. That aside, I love this car. It's light years ahead of the my '04 Z06. Just sold it for $37,000 with 9100 miles on it( it to was a factory order.) My new Z06 cost me roughly 70k with all the extras. they knocked a few grand off for paying cash. A guy pulled up next to me as I was coming from the dealer in his wimpy 911 Turbo S and decided early not test his luck. I've already got the Borla exhaust( I know it already has a decent exhaust, but it's never enough, right fellas?) and the K+N coming as I type this post. Hypertech says they will have the Programmer 4 ready in about a month. I'm looking to make around 600hp without superchargers and all that crap. I'll keep you posted .
#69 of 449 Re: D.C. Area Corvette Dealers??? [zirkle]
Oct 04, 2005 (1:01 pm)
Don't you mean 40k more. Yea, because the other 20k will go into servicing that money pit. I should know as I've owned 3. All were great vehicles--- When they ran
Porsche-- almost laughable.
#70 of 449 Re: 06 Convert. Order [trdemille]
Oct 05, 2005 (8:36 am)
Ernie Von Schledern in Random Lake WI.
#71 of 449 Re: 2006 'Vette Order Confirmation? [jmess]
Oct 06, 2005 (7:48 am)
We received a order number from the dealer that does seem to match the numbers in the posting.
The number we received is JNXC29
#72 of 449 Re: 2006 'Vette Order Confirmation? [cat3126]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:21 am)
Just for the record, I too had an order number for several months, the real issue is the status code that says the order is being worked on at the factory. The dealer 'sequenced' my order, but they did it right behind the orders for what they wanted to fill out the show room stock and mine never got to the factory, so I pulled it.
#73 of 449 Re: 2006 'Vette Order Confirmation? [cat3126]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:20 pm)
As noted already you need the status code assigned to the order number.
Any GM dealer should be able to look up the status code using your order number. Your dealer should give you this code if you ask for it.