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Old 11-25-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Arrival time of Camaros to dealerships

Hey, my salesman at the chevy dealer said that my Camaro should be coming in around March/April of 2009. I was just wondering if this is true because i know GM is having financial problems right now. Can someone let me know what the deal is and when the Camaro should really be coming into dealerships

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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We havent heard anything different from the powers that be so I wouldnt worry!
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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ok hopefully everything will work out with GM so i can get my car when i am supposed to
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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I don't want to piss on anyone's wheaties, but I don't think a dealer can say at this point with any accuracy when any Camaro is coming in. There has been a lot of good guessing on this site (based on what Oshawa can produce, past history, etc). But, I wouldn't take anything as gospel until we start getting expected production weeks for orders that were taken. I certainly hope that the first pre-ordered ~7800 cars make it to dealers within the first two months or so.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #5
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i guess we will just have to wait and see...I CANT TAKE WAITING ANYMORE FOR THIS CAR LOL
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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i guess we will just have to wait and see...I CANT TAKE WAITING ANYMORE FOR THIS CAR LOL
We're all in the same boat! Hang in there. The last few years since the concept came out seem like they went by fast now.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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true cant wait!
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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I don't want to piss on anyone's wheaties, but I don't think a dealer can say at this point with any accuracy when any Camaro is coming in. There has been a lot of good guessing on this site (based on what Oshawa can produce, past history, etc). But, I wouldn't take anything as gospel until we start getting expected production weeks for orders that were taken. I certainly hope that the first pre-ordered ~7800 cars make it to dealers within the first two months or so.
I will agree with you to some extent......no body execpt GM can say at this point and dealers are as only good as the info they recieve. The Info that is being put out by GM to their "product specialist" for car shows is that Camaros will be hitting dealerships early spring. The months these "product specialist" are saying is still march/april. Im not saying these product specialist are experts by any means but the do have a script from GM they have to memorize. Maybe just maybe this is a sign that all is well in the timeframe??
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:58 AM   #9
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Hey, my salesman at the chevy dealer said that my Camaro should be coming in around March/April of 2009. I was just wondering if this is true because i know GM is having financial problems right now. Can someone let me know what the deal is and when the Camaro should really be coming into dealerships

Anyone who knows probably can't say. Anyone who says they know, probably don't.

But March/April 2009 is the most likely time for Camaro's to be hitting lots. As for GM's money problems, so long as they aren't liquidating they will be delivering Camaro's on schedule.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:01 AM   #10
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Unless they changed or do change it...

Monday February 16th, 2009 is the first day of production.

Add processing, loading, and transportation time to your destination from Oshawa.

Depends on where you are in line as well. Other things like batches of certain colors perhaps.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:38 AM   #11
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GM has almost 8000 sold units. They want to get this car out ASAP to start getting a return on investment. I don't foresee any delays with the Camaro program.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:29 AM   #12
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What if GM goes back to congress and they say: OK, you can have your money, but the Camaro sends the wrong message from what we want and you must scrap the Camaro program if you want our money.

Will GM turn down the money, or hand the reigns of the business over to government?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:32 AM   #13
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So do you guys think this is when we'll start seeing them in dealership showrooms too(March/April)? I won't be getting one until June but I can't wait until a dealer around here gets one so I can make a stop over there every week to look at it. Or do you think all of the early ones are going to get sold right away so there won't be any on display?

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:43 AM   #14
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So do you guys this this is when we'll start seeing them in dealership showrooms too(March/April)? I won't be getting one until June but I can't wait until a dealer around here gets one so I can make a stop over there every week to look at it. Or do you think all of the early ones are going to get sold right away so there won't be any on display?
Hard to say...dealers have a certian number of allocations and whether they order sold units first or lot cars is yet to be seen.

You may very well see lots cars first and then you could go look at them (provided they don't sell quick).

I would think, just my thoughts, that the first orders will be sold units only and it will be summer time (July/August) before lot cars are around. There will be the one or two sold cars on the lots that folks won't end up buying but don't beleive there will be many and those that are around will be gone quickly I think.

We ar all hoping to see our cars in Mar/Apr but right now, we honestly just don't know.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:52 AM   #15
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From what I've heard from MY dealer, and from dealers around me I've asked multiple questions... the "BUILD" schedule for the HP cars comming out of GM have been 10-14 days from the day of ordering. That is without shipping. So expect 3-4 weeks for everything. And well if production starts Feb. 16th 3-4 weeks from then sticks you right in the middle of March.... Which is what we've been saying the entire time.

So bet on having it March 16-22nd if you've Pre-ordered.... expect one sitting on a lot waiting to be sold around the middle of April.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #16
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I am also very anxious to get my car as well. I went to my dealer last night to go over the order one more time. When I got there, they had just unloaded the Corvette ZR1. I have seen pictures of that car, but what a site to see in person I couldn't believe it. I didn't realize all the parts that were Carbon Fiber. Hood and roof for starters....

Now, I have seen the concept camaro at shows, but can't wait to see Mine!

I am really glad GM is taking there time and pushing the Camaro out too soon.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #17
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What if GM goes back to congress and they say: OK, you can have your money, but the Camaro sends the wrong message from what we want and you must scrap the Camaro program if you want our money.

Will GM turn down the money, or hand the reigns of the business over to government?
Can anyone say revolt?
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What if GM goes back to congress and they say: OK, you can have your money, but the Camaro sends the wrong message from what we want and you must scrap the Camaro program if you want our money
Man if that happened, I would have to double-check to make sure i'm still in America.

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Old 11-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #19
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What if GM goes back to congress and they say: OK, you can have your money, but the Camaro sends the wrong message from what we want and you must scrap the Camaro program if you want our money.

Will GM turn down the money, or hand the reigns of the business over to government?
Well, if I worked for GM, I'd say they need to reevaluate their terms of the loan. I'd say that congress wants GM to be able to flourish and make the money it needs to do well in this economy, but also be able to further its research into alternative fuels...and then I'd mention the Volt.

I'd say that if the Camaro product lines were scrapped, Billions of dollars would basically be thrown down the drain. And then, I'd ask for compensation of that model line. In other words, ...."we want you to scrap the Camaro...wrong message."

GM: "Okay. And so far, we've put in 7.2 BILLION dollars (I have NO idea what they have put into it...just a random #...). So, if you want us to scrap it, tack on another 7.2Billion on top of the 12 billion we are already requesting."

Congress: "sorry...no more money."

GM: "Then you will be forcing bankruptcy on us."

This scenario will never happen. GM would never go for it unless they managed to get the gov't to reimburse them for everything they've put into it. Even then...got good. won't ever happen, though.
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good info, thanks everyone
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Unless they changed or do change it...

Monday February 16th, 2009 is the first day of production.

Add processing, loading, and transportation time to your destination from Oshawa.

Depends on where you are in line as well. Other things like batches of certain colors perhaps.
I hope that day is fact That day is President's Day though....does that holiday count in Canada?
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I hope that day is fact That day is President's Day though....does that holiday count in Canada?
We don't have a president . . .
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:59 PM   #23
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We don't have a president . . .
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What if GM goes back to congress and they say: OK, you can have your money, but the Camaro sends the wrong message from what we want and you must scrap the Camaro program if you want our money.

Will GM turn down the money, or hand the reigns of the business over to government?
Not a chance of that happening. GM has too much money invested in the program. Not just Camaro, but other cars built on the same Zeta platform. GM would have to say cancel the much too common SUV Gas gussling "family car". Camaro is very respectable regarding fuel usage. GM is showing the world that you can have appealling performance as well as respectable fuel economy. How can that be considered the "wrong message"? I would be damn proud to claim 300 HP and 27 MPG. As it is I will have to settle for 422+ HP with 23 MPG.
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No wonder it's so crazy up there!
You FUNNY guy. Mr. Comedian -good work.




On the serious side, Rick Wagoner already told Congress that GM's less fuel-efficient vehicles have been put on the back burner, and in the future, they may not continue.

That was before all 3 CEO's got globally spanked for their snotty, selfish, greedy - I'm RICH and I like it - attitudes.

THIS TUESDAY, December 2nd on C-Span kids - be there.

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