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Old 12-03-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Canadian insiders...factory ready?

Can any of the Canadians out there tell us if the factory is about ready? If GM doesnt get the big loan, I am still thinking that with a newly tooled factory they will make the car even under Chap. 11. Anybody agree?

Dont get me wrong, I mean I'm a believer...I just know the CEO has repented from his evil ways of making millions and flying jets while his comany is 2 months from bankruptcy ...and that as of this week he is willing to make $1/yr, change his company overnight and actually drive company cars showing, without a doubt, that he is not just postponing the company's death for his own benefit.
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The factory is currently making 6 cars a day so ya, it's ready.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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Can any of the Canadians out there tell us if the factory is about ready? If GM doesnt get the big loan, I am still thinking that with a newly tooled factory they will make the car even under Chap. 11. Anybody agree?

Dont get me wrong, I mean I'm a believer...I just know the CEO has repented from his evil ways of making millions and flying jets while his comany is 2 months from bankruptcy ...and that as of this week he is willing to make $1/yr, change his company overnight and actually drive company cars showing, without a doubt, that he is not just postponing the company's death for his own benefit.
/facepalm

ugh, I'm not even going to go into it.

Yes, the Camaro is coming pretty much barring any major catastrophe. They've put way to much into it to scrap it this late in the game.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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The factory is currently making 6 cars a day so ya, it's ready.
O RLY?

Maybe some will make their way down south. I really want to see it NOW
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #6
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O RLY?

Maybe some will make their way down south. I really want to see it NOW
Six of them have already drive through your state...

Check this out.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=195196
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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Six of them have already drive through your state...

Check this out.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=195196

we NEED one up in the PNW.... its like we are being put in detention for something :(
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:56 PM   #9
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I need a Rally Yellow 2SS in my garage with the keys in my hand.


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Old 12-03-2008, 02:51 PM   #10
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yea... the factory is ready to go
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:55 PM   #12
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The factory is currently making 6 cars a day so ya, it's ready.
I'mnot doubting you, but how do you know this to be true?
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #13
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^ugh, I can't remember where i read that at. It was on this website from an extremely reliable source.
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I'mnot doubting you, but how do you know this to be true?
We have 2 members here that work at the plant and have confirmed this info.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:00 PM   #15
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:27 PM   #16
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6 indeed my friends. that was a week and a half ago. maybe its a bit more right now. They are building captured fleet pilot cars right now, so its prob more than 6. ill find out
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:55 PM   #17
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Very nice, now all we need is the assurance that GM will be around to sell the car and we are all set.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:24 PM   #18
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We have 2 members here that work at the plant and have confirmed this info.
Thank you. I do remember something about it a while back but wasn't sure how reliable the info was. So are these cars going to be on dealer lots? I also read somewhere on here some time ago that the factory could start building inventory cars by December. This is December. Does that mean Feb 16 is just the beginning of building our sold orders? I'm just not real clear on what this all means.
All these other builds are irrelivent to me other. than the fact that the more they build means the more they get to work out the bugs and train the people on the line. That would lead to a better product by the time they do build our orders. So will the cars being built now end up on the market, or do they go back and get destroyed with the IVERS?
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:31 PM   #19
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Thank you. I do remember something about it a while back but wasn't sure how reliable the info was. So are these cars going to be on dealer lots?

No, I believe the term is captive test fleet. Meaning they are production intent cars that are being tested by GM folks.

I also read somewhere on here some time ago that the factory could start building inventory cars by December. This is December. Does that mean Feb 16 is just the beginning of building our sold orders? I'm just not real clear on what this all means.

As of right now official production for saleable cars begins in Feb. The cars I mentioned above are being built now in the factory.

All these other builds are irrelivent to me other. than the fact that the more they build means the more they get to work out the bugs and train the people on the line. That would lead to a better product by the time they do build our orders. So will the cars being built now end up on the market, or do they go back and get destroyed with the IVERS?

I don't remember what happens to the "shakedown" cars. I want to say they are made available to GM employees for purchase?
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:39 PM   #20
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Thank you. I do remember something about it a while back but wasn't sure how reliable the info was. So are these cars going to be on dealer lots? I also read somewhere on here some time ago that the factory could start building inventory cars by December. This is December. Does that mean Feb 16 is just the beginning of building our sold orders? I'm just not real clear on what this all means.
All these other builds are irrelivent to me other. than the fact that the more they build means the more they get to work out the bugs and train the people on the line. That would lead to a better product by the time they do build our orders. So will the cars being built now end up on the market, or do they go back and get destroyed with the IVERS?
The cars being built now will end up being sold as used cars after some refurb work. Until then they are test fleet cars for executives, vips, and reviewers.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #21
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The cars being built now will end up being sold as used cars after some refurb work. Until then they are test fleet cars for executives, vips, and reviewers.
Actually, they will all be destroyed.
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Actually, they will all be destroyed.


The current cars being built can not be sold, not even as used cars, for legal and insurance reasons. It would make sense to dismantle and reuse any non-mechanical parts on production cars but they aren't even allowed to do this.
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The current cars being built can not be sold, not even as used cars, for legal and insurance reasons. It would make sense to dismantle and reuse any non-mechanical parts on production cars but they aren't even allowed to do this.
Assuming that Dylan is not mistaken and these are, in fact, the "captive test fleet" cars... from another thread...

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Captive Test Fleet cars are 'saleable' cars-- meaning that while they will have retro-fits done on them -- they'll eventually be sold as used vehicles.
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A birdie told me #35 was going for crash test 2 weeks ago.
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A birdie told me #35 was going for crash test 2 weeks ago.
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