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Old 01-02-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question FACTORY DELIVERY

Hello all as we mostly all feel we don't want any dealer people touching our new babies!! and we all probably gave specific instruction not to touch the car. BUT does any one know if we might be able to pick up our cars directly from the factory. Maybe this sounds crazy but I personlly know people that picked up there Dodge Viper and Corvette directly from the factory and drove it or shipped it home. I asked them this question but the only thing they new was it was set up by the dealer directly through the factory??
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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from what i understand, we cannot have factory pickup because the car's built in Canada, and due to customs laws, among other things, that ain't possible. sorry :(

the vette & viper guys can do that because they're built here in the US
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Add to that the Vette is considered a premium car whereas the camaro is considered to be "just" another mass produced car so they're willing to have the extra costs, etc involved with customers around the plant.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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THANKS thats what I figured but it was worth asking. THATS sucks. This car should of been made in the US !!
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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Here's what GM says about that at chevylaunch:

Camaro will be produced at the award-winning Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario, Canada. U.S. and Canadian customs and legal requirements prevent us from offering delivery of your Camaro at the Oshawa assembly plant.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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I feel like the technician(s) at the dealership arent going to do anything to the Camaro that I won't do on my way home. Maybe they will punch it once or twice before "Break in" but so will I...

Have faith in the car, it will take it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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i wouldnt want to pick mine up. id rather them deliver it to me and then get it from the dealer. no need in putting the miles on it if the trucks coming this way anyways.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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My dealer will, as with all of the vehicles I purchased in the past, deliver the car to my country estate. They use a covered truck and trailer with a State Trooper escort. The FAA issues a temp restriction to eliminate news groups from gathering any video footage from the air....

Damn, was I day dreaming again?

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:12 AM   #9
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Actually, when ordering a Corvette (from any U.S. Chevy dealer), one can specify the "Museum Delivery" option (RPO R8C).
The National Corvette Museum is located across the street from the Bowling Green factory and all paperwork/arrangements are completed there. rather than at the factory. The museum staff takes pictures and your name is noted on a board that day in the main foyer.
Very cool.
I believe the R8C Museum Delivery is a $490 option.

Now maybe as a Canadian, I might be able to twist a few arms so I could pick my Camaro at the factory in Oshawa, since I'm only 20 min. away! No customs, duty, paperwork for me to deal with!

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:39 AM   #10
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Finally, a realist! If it is of great concern just be there when the car is delivered to the dealer. I am sure if they know you are there when they are moving it they will not abuse it. Unless of course you give them permission.

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #11
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factory delivery

Hey guys,

have a little faith in the delivery system, but there are some things you can ask you dealer to do....

1. Ask him if he receives his cars directly or by third party----some dealers ship their cars to a receiving center prior to arrival on the lot...

2. If the dealer receives his cars/trucks directly all you have to do is be on his lot when a carrier arrives----tough to schedule since carriers can arrive anytime during the day.

3. You could watch how a carrier drops and how a dealer receives a fresh car at most places---don't know if that really helps....

4. Chevrolet dealers are accustomed to receiving Corvettes so you must assume that their check-in system is one of the best there is.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:09 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

have a little faith in the delivery system, but there are some things you can ask you dealer to do....

1. Ask him if he receives his cars directly or by third party----some dealers ship their cars to a receiving center prior to arrival on the lot...

2. If the dealer receives his cars/trucks directly all you have to do is be on his lot when a carrier arrives----tough to schedule since carriers can arrive anytime during the day.

3. You could watch how a carrier drops and how a dealer receives a fresh car at most places---don't know if that really helps....

4. Chevrolet dealers are accustomed to receiving Corvettes so you must assume that their check-in system is one of the best there is.
This is good information.

As someone who used to work freight at a retail store, I can tell you that the delivery driver usually stays in touch to let the manager know when deliveries will arrive. It's not a science, but if your dealer gets a call from the driver, ask the dealer to call you with an estimated time.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:28 PM   #13
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This option is reserved for the Corvette and has been discussed before.
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Now maybe as a disciple , I might be able to twist a few arms so I could pick my Camaro at the factory in Oshawa
You might since you are in a rather unique situation, but 80Zedder has told me several times that factory pickup is not going to happen.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:52 PM   #15
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THANKS thats what I figured but it was worth asking. THATS sucks. This car should of been made in the US !!
Your joking right ?? So should we now close Oshawa and move everything to the States . You might get your Camaro sometime in 2016!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #16
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Plus, Oshawa has one hell of a good reputation for quality...you should have very few problems with your Camaro built there.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:03 PM   #17
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Hello all as we mostly all feel we don't want any dealer people touching our new babies!! and we all probably gave specific instruction not to touch the car. BUT does any one know if we might be able to pick up our cars directly from the factory. Maybe this sounds crazy but I personlly know people that picked up there Dodge Viper and Corvette directly from the factory and drove it or shipped it home. I asked them this question but the only thing they new was it was set up by the dealer directly through the factory??
Your new Camaro will be treated like a new born baby , from the day it leaves the plant to the day you pick up your keys.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #18
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Plus, Oshawa has one hell of a good reputation for quality...you should have very few problems with your Camaro built there.
one hell of a reputation for sitting --waiting --an complaining
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one hell of a reputation for sitting --waiting --an complaining
Not sure what you mean with regards to sitting,---waiting---and complaining !! Maybe its over my head ...
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Notice the "im getting" in the top of his post... he's talking about himself.
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Notice the "im getting" in the top of his post... he's talking about himself.
I stand corrected..Thank you for pointing that out.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #22
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Ugh..... every time I see someone start a thread like this it makes me think of the preposterous franchise laws we have in this country. Part of me instists GM declare bankruptcy just to be able to circumvent those antiquated state laws (of which each one is different so GM must content with 50 sepparate laws for each state), close down dealers, and reopen dealers as subsidiaries of GM and not independent franchises.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:18 PM   #23
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To me, people who get all worked up about someone at the dealership joyridin their Camaro or other cars are a bit anal. No one is going to do anything to your car that you won't do yourself. I've never worked at a dealer but I'm sure the last thing a worker would want to get caught doing is hotdogging the new cars when they come off the truck, especially special ordered, high demand cars like the Camaro. Relax already.
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