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#324 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [lisa71]
Aug 01, 2007 (6:57 pm)
I ordered my 2000 Impala, and somewhere on Edmunds I found a toll-free number for Chevrolet that you could call and check the status of your order. I don't remember a lot of details, but as I recall it was significant when they actually assigned my car a VIN number, and I know I called several times to check the status, and learned when the car was built (March 14) as well as when it would ship/deliver (which only took a couple of weeks).
I had a very positive experience ordering my Impala, and would certainly recommend it to anyone who is pretty particular about what they want, and who can stand the suspense to wait 6-8 weeks to take delivery of the car. It'll probably take longer to have one built at the beginning of the production cycle than it would a few months into things though.
#325 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [lisa71]
Aug 01, 2007 (7:24 pm)
I am thinking about ordering one.
What state are you located in? Can you order one yet? I haven't seen any pricing listed yet. I think I'd love to order one too, if I know I could get one in October.
#326 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [noles200]
Aug 01, 2007 (8:35 pm)
Why order one without at least sitting in and test driving one on the lot first?
There are not going to be waiting lists for Malibus.
#327 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [noles200]
Aug 02, 2007 (4:43 am)
No I can't order one yet, but our dealership is going to call us as soon as we can. I am in Michigan.
#328 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [jaxs1]
Aug 02, 2007 (4:45 am)
Just because you order it doesn't mean you are obligated to buy it if you change your mind. Nothing is final until the paperwork signed.
#329 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [nosirrahg]
Aug 02, 2007 (4:51 am)
My friend who works at the plant said that if possible, it's best to wait until they have been out a few months to buy or order one. I just don't have the patience!
I live in Michigan and have lots of friends and family that work for GM. Everyone says that it's best to buy a car that was made in the middle of the week. I guess the theory is the workers are too busy thinking about the weekend on Friday and still recouperating from the weekend on Monday! LOL.
#330 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [lisa71]
Aug 02, 2007 (9:24 am)
I talked to the sales manager at Annie Rae Chevrolet in DeWitt, MI two days ago. He said he was going to place his intial order for 2008 Malibu's on Friday, Aug. 3.
#331 of 1514 release
Aug 02, 2007 (9:38 am)
I'm just glad its not going to take until January to get these cars into dealers, that is too long. I always thought sales would start around October.
#332 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [lisa71]
Aug 02, 2007 (6:34 pm)
That theory is correct, I found out that my 2005 malibu was made on Friday the 11th of October 05. Lots of little problems have cropped up. Like the paint on the bottom inside of each door where the skin seam is wrapped around the skeleton of the door. The paint just flaked of the primer, maybe not enough red or a poor bond between the paint. Just to mention one, next time I'll wait for my car to be built either late tuesday , ideally wednesday, or first thing thursday morning.
How is the quality of a weekend built car, just curious
#333 of 1514 Re: 2008 Malibu Production to begin..... [rvoth]
Aug 03, 2007 (3:32 am)
How did you find out the EXACT day the car was built? I would think that would be hard to do.
Thanks for the reply though. Very interesting.