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Old 01-14-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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About To Cancel My Order!

Well, ladies and gentleman, it has been real fun gawking at the Camaro for 3 years now, but it seems like it will be the end for me soon! I'm finally at the point where GM has given me my last sour taste in my mouth! This summer I purchased an '09 Vette Coupe and upon delivery I found out it had a bad transmission from the factory! GM wanted to throw in a Remanufactured unit and call it even, I said no way I want a new Vette! After days of arguing with corporate my dealer finally refunded me my cash! The owner is a great guy! I was going to order a new Vette, but said you know what I'll wait for the Camaro I've been obsessed with since Dec. '05

Now, it has been three years and it has been an interesting and fun ride, but this whole situation GM has put us in is absurd! I talked to my dealer today who spoke with GM and found out that I will be guaranteed my Camaro 2SS/RS by October '09. Sorry, but this is unexceptable! I ordered the first day and was told upon order that I would have a car no later than May which was already long enough to be without a sports car, for me at least! But, I figured I'd hang in there. But, the fall is just unimaginable to me so I will sleep on it a couple of days, but it looks like I will most likely cancel my order or keep the order get another car and sell this thing on EBAY when it comes in!

The bad news for GM is I won't be purchasing another GM vehicle to replace the Camaro, I will, however, give my hard earned dollar to Nissan with their new 370Z! My first car was a Z and I always loved them! But, I eventually got a Vette, which was nice and faster, but it was never a better overall package than my Z. Especially for everyday driving. I will sleep on it, but I must say it is looking pretty slim that I will be driving a 2010 Camaro SS or any other GM vehicle for awhile maybe ever! This is another sour taste GM has given me, and it possibly may have been the last straw!

Sorry for the rant!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear this. IMO.... you have waited for three years whats a couple more months?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that you had such an issue. I am surprised that you would wait three years though and then turn your back on the Camaro when it is this close now. And I am also surprised that you are thinking October for your car. I believe that because of the uncertainty of production plans at this point (or at least of the details of those plans making it to dealers) all dealers are a little gun shy right now. Per the IDL, all pre-orders are expectd to be out by October. I would say you would have a very good chance of getting your car by mid-summer at the latest. Anyway, it is certainly up to you what you do and I can't blame you for being upset over the handling of the vette. Whatever you do, best of luck to you.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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They won't guarantee anything. October is the end of the first allocation so that's why they said that. If you're #1 at your dealer, you should get that camaro MUCH sooner than October. Potentially as early as April.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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Sorry you have had problems. Just bad luck I think.

I took delivery on a 2008 Z06 Corvette a year ago. Perfect and hasn't seen the dealer yet (only 1200 miles).

In 2001 took delivery on a special order 2002 Trans Am Firehawk, before that a new 1995 Firehawk and before that a 1992 Cadillac Eldorado. No problems with any of them when I took delivery. Been buying from the General for years and will probably continue, assuming the General survives.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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one person less for us to get our cars faster lol
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:13 PM   #8
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They won't guarantee anything. October is the end of the first allocation so that's why they said that. If you're #1 at your dealer, you should get that camaro MUCH sooner than October. Potentially as early as April.
Unfortunately, the dealer I ordered from is a very small dealer, but it is a family friend who owns the dealer! Small dealers that don't sell alot of cars get called by GM and told when they can give an allocation order in and for what kind of model/trim level. By the looks of it he won't get the go ahead for an SS for months, and than it will take 1-2 months to build and ship most likely is what I'm told, like a Vette! I had a choice to go to a bigger dealer that my Dad uses that does alot more business and get the SS for $500 over invoice, or go to the dealership I've boguht all my Vettes from and get the car at Invoice! Not realizing that GM would not anticipate that the market for the SS would kill the V6 due to enthusiasts demand, I went to my delaer who I'v been loyal to. It isn't his fault he's a small dealer in a small town. But, in hindsight I wish I would've gone to the larger dealer! Plus, the whole Vette thing and now this up in the air crap with the Camaro has put a bad taste in my mouth GM! Not to happy! I guess alot of people think like me which is why GM is on the verge of bankruptcy!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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Sorry you have had problems. Just bad luck I think.

I took delivery on a 2008 Z06 Corvette a year ago. Perfect and hasn't seen the dealer yet (only 1200 miles).

In 2001 took delivery on a special order 2002 Trans Am Firehawk, before that a new 1995 Firehawk and before that a 1992 Cadillac Eldorado. No problems with any of them when I took delivery. Been buying from the General for years and will probably continue, assuming the General survives.

Yeah I've had bad luck! I also had an '05 Vette that was recalled for the crank being no good, on the first shipment of '05 Vettes, when they first came out! And for the bad roof clips, my roof blew off on the highway! My engine had to come out and be swapped and I got rid of that car for a new one, and the roof clips had to be changed!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #10
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one person less for us to get our cars faster lol
Not exaclty! I'll probably keep my order and just sell the car on EBAY and jack up the price for some rich guy who gets itchy feet and wants one of the first SS Camaros!
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Not exaclty! I'll probably keep my order and just sell the car on EBAY and jack up the price for some rich guy who gets itchy feet and wants one of the first SS Camaros!
only messin around-buut why wait for it get it then sell it?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:18 PM   #12
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Not exaclty! I'll probably keep my order and just sell the car on EBAY and jack up the price for some rich guy who gets itchy feet and wants one of the first SS Camaros!
Hah. If you do that, me thinks you won't be able to bring yourself to sell it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #13
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only messin around-buut why wait for it get it then sell it?
Because, I'll already have another car, probably a Z! So, I'll have my sports car, sell the SS for rediculous money after only paying Invoice and put some mods in the Z! So, when the SS comes in it comes in, but now the wait won't matter because in reality it won't be my baby any longer! And that's if I decide to get another replacement, I'm not there yet but close!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:21 PM   #14
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Hah. If you do that, me thinks you won't be able to bring yourself to sell it.
I think I can do it, especially if the Z is what I think it is!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #15
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:25 PM   #16
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #17
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I've got to say that I'm sorry to hear this. At the same time, it is normal for any company that produces complex parts to try to resolve the complaint by replacing the part that has received complaints. Wanting GM to invest a new Corvette in a consumer with a transmission problem would be a waste of resources if every person expected this for every complaint. It is a shame that one car ruined your perspective of a company that makes hundreds of thousands of cars per year, most of which get near-perfect scores in prescreens and build reviews.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:33 PM   #18
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I think I can do it, especially if the Z is what I think it is!
I always laugh when I see posts like these.

If what you said above is true, I can see why you won't wait for the Camaro... no loyalty. Sorry... but it is true.

I am sorry that you can't wait though. Good luck with the Nissan... BTW I never refer to them as Z's.
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Your transmission was bad, and you wanted a brand new car? A re-manufactured transmission is still a brand new transmission, all major parts have been replaced new. It's even covered under warranty. This is ridiculous. I'm just going to go ahead and say it. You don't deserve a new Corvette, or a Camaro. Three years of patience, and you can't hold out a little longer? People like this make me sick to my stomach. Have your Z.
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good. all this does is move me further up! sucks for you that you feel the need to cancel your order...

edit: just read the thread...why would you come on here basically bashing gm, saying youre buying a nissan, then say that you will just keep your order and the nissan, then just sell the camaro when it gets here? do you want an e-cookie?
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Stupid decision are the only words that comes to mind. But it's your money and I'm sure you'll enjoy the z. However that person who buys your camaro on ebay will get more people to turn their heads while he or she drives it.
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Sorry to hear your dealer wasn't familiar with the ordering process, and lied to you about the delivery date. GM has made this clear well in advance prior to the start of ordering. They should have known this.
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Stupid decision is the only word that comes to mind. But it's your money and I'm sure you'll enjoy the z. However that person who buys your camaro on ebay will get more people to turn their heads while he drives it.
I don't want to bash the alternative car. That's a thing of preference. There are a lot of great ones out there, although I agree that the Camaro will turn more heads.
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