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#76 of 115 How long does an RT order to come in?
Oct 19, 2006 (9:35 am)
I ordered an RT/FWD in sunburst orange in late Sept. They told me 8 weeks to come in which would be the week of Nov 13. They told me this weekend it might be Dec now but they don't know.
Can anyone tell me what their experience has been with ordering RT's? I know SXT's seem to be 3-4 months.
Does anyone know if the third shift they added to make these cars in July really happened and if that has helped?
When do you think I can realistically expect my car?
#77 of 115 Re: How long does an RT order to come in? [vocs]
Oct 20, 2006 (6:48 am)
Here's a link to a story on Chrysler moving past their production problems http://www.dodgeforum.com/m_560779/tm.htm
I can't speak to the RT but I pick up my SXT today which was ordered on July 12th.
#78 of 115 Re: Press Request [KarenS]
Oct 22, 2006 (2:49 pm)
Hi My R/T took exactly sixteen weeks,and it showed up at the dealership with no advance notice.
#79 of 115 Re: Press Request [habalanche]
Oct 23, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Thanks for the info. When did you order yours? What month? Just curious because I know they added an add'l shift in July.
#80 of 115 Re: Press Request [vocs]
Oct 23, 2006 (2:12 pm)
I ordered it in April & recevied it in August.
#81 of 115 Re: Press Request [habalanche]
Nov 15, 2006 (2:16 am)
All you people seem lucky. I ordered mine July 14th...so this would be my 18th week and it hasn't even gotten out of bx mode (I'm assuming that is paint and body dep't) So much for ordering the 'odd' colour.
Nov 16, 2006 (12:51 am)
I bought a 07 Marine Pearl Blue SXT Sport, CVT, 2.0, speed control, sirrius radio and paid $18243.88 out the door price (taxes, license everything) cash , no loan, no trade in. Probably could have bought a little cheaper, but wanted to stay local, I like the dealer, service etc. happy and safe Caliber driving to all.
p.s. test drive more than one Caliber, I drove three and there was a major difference in two of them. I would not recommend ordering one special because of this. I could not believe how much better one was over another , forget about color you are in the vehicle driving it most of the time not outside looking at it. Go for the best ride, performance, handling, smoothness, and of course good getty up!
#83 of 115 Re: Press Request [habalanche]
Nov 16, 2006 (11:56 am)
All - my dealer finally fessed up that the allocation never happened in Sept or Oct and would not happen until Dec of Jan and that the factory is closed in Dec for two weeks and so 8 weeks from order pick if in Dec would be end of Jan maybe Feb. Which puts my order at 8 weeks but the dealer allocation held it up. They didn't want to admit that. Would have been a 6 month wait. I ended up just buying an Orange RT AWD that I located on a lot about an hour away. I love it. COuld not be happier. But not so thrilled with how the dealer lied around the situation.
Nov 16, 2006 (1:32 pm)
How do you find the production date or status?
#85 of 115 Re: donpilot [donpilot]
Nov 16, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Well...kind of a long story. I called another dealer farther away who is a friend of a friend. He explained allocation to me. I guess (if I have this right) a dealer can't put an order in for a car until they sell a car. My dealer didn't have Calibers to sell until Oct so until he sold one of those he couldn't put in an order. Allocations are picked up the first of the month for the following month so he sold in Oct, on Nov 1 the allocation would be picked up for Dec. If the car then takes 8 weeks to make and the factory is closed for two of them we are looking at 10 more weeks from the date the order goes in.
I pressured the dealer to tell me what was going on. I asked him if he had an allocation and he told me that an allocation is bull and any dealer will tell you they have one. In reality he was lying to me so when I got more info I went at him and he admited the order wouldn't get picked up until Dec.
Now keep in mind..if say two people put orders in prior to mine and they get 2 allocations in Nov for Dec, those two orders will go in and I would be next in line. So I did'nt even know if Dec was a sure thing.
Sorry I'm rambling the whole thing really pissed me off.