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Old 01-29-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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I will buy, just not on a pre order...questions

I will be buying a new 2SS Camaro, but not on a pre-order. I really want to wait until I can drive one, make sure I fit in the car well and get an overall feel of the car.

If I do not pre-order now, or in the next few weeks or months, what are the chances that the dealer will have what I am looking for on his lot (or if he could bring one in from another dealer if he does not have it)? And if there is nothing out there similar to what I am looking for, could I place a special order at that time? TIA
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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You probably won't see SS models on lots until July or August at the earliest. This is because there is such a high pre-order demand for these vehicles. Hopefully they will be sooner. Your dealer will get a V6 so you'll be able to sit in it and see if the fit is right.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:40 AM   #3
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Car on the lot that matches what you want... slim for quite a while. They will be selling pretty much every car that comes their way for at least the remainder of 2009 me thinks. You will always be able to place an order, it's just a matter of how long til the order is able to be produced. I HIGHLY doubt dealers will have any available order slots any time soon. You can always order now and cancel later if you don't like the car after you sit in it. All dealers should be getting a v6 for their lots/showrooms early on that you should be able to check out.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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I was told by my dealer that they would be getting a V-6 Showroom car in Late March. Lol...my friend was gonna preorder but the showroom car took up the last preorder slot.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:57 AM   #5
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You probably won't see SS models on lots until July or August at the earliest. This is because there is such a high pre-order demand for these vehicles. Hopefully they will be sooner. Your dealer will get a V6 so you'll be able to sit in it and see if the fit is right.
Even then, those would probably be pre-orders waiting to be picked up. I bet you won't see SS Camaros just sitting on the lot for sale that were not special ordered until after October...maybe even December...
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:19 AM   #6
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It all depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a 6-speed Summit White 2SS with orange rally stripes, sunroof, and the IOM interior trim package, you may be in for a wait.

Seriously, in this economy, who can predict how long the cars will last on the lots? When the 2005 Mustang was introduced, the average time on the dealer lots before being sold was 15 minutes, according to Top Gear when they reviewed the Mustang. In today's economy, it could be 15 days, or longer.

The only guaranteed way to get exactly what you want is to order the car. If you're less fussy (or lucky) you'll be able to find an acceptable car on a dealer lot. Once production is rolling normally, and if the demand isn't ridiculous, you should be able to order a car later this year and get it within 3 months or so, I would estimate.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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I was told by my dealer that they would be getting a V-6 Showroom car in Late March. Lol...my friend was gonna preorder but the showroom car took up the last preorder slot.
Don't think this is right. . . GM announced that every dealership will be getting a V6 model. . this was not suppose to take up one of their allocations slots.
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Pre-order and avoid the price increases.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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i would pre-order anyway, its not like you're obligated to buy.
You could always get your desposit back.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #10
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Pre-order and avoid the price increases.
Hi Scotty!

Hey, do you (or does anyone else) know when the price increases will take effect, then? I'm in kind of a bind... Can't order yet til I know what my new salary will be in the next few months but don't want to wait too long...
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MY OPINION (and I usually don't offer OPINIONS too often....) is anything NOT a preorder will have a *PRICE INCREASE
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #12
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After the first year things will come down, IF the ECONOMY straights up, You can always do a dealer trade. Some dealers don't like to but if the car is built laying on a lot somewhere you tell them what you want. The system will spit it out where the car is located. Then the dealer trades new cars to get what you want. GM tells them to if they don't I think their franchise could get pulled or less allotment next time.
Where did you hear that nonsense?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:25 PM   #13
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Thanks guys for all of the input...couple more questions.

I am assuming I can buy from any Chevrolet Dealer? I have one just down the road for me that has been around for a long time but is in a very small town. They are not a big time dealer by no means. I'd like to keep doing business with them.

After reading a lot of info and threads, can someone please confirm that deliveries of pre-orders will occur in the October "time-frame"?

Last question, has anyone gotten below MSRP on a 2SS and if so, by how much? TIA as always!!
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:33 PM   #14
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You should be able to buy a Camaro from any dealer even the small town dealer.

I was promised below MSRP from my dealer but I am not sure by how much.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:38 PM   #15
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You should be able to buy a Camaro from any dealer even the small town dealer.

I was promised below MSRP from my dealer but I am not sure by how much.
I may be missing something here, so forgive me. Did you place your order yet? And if you did, then it sounds like we will not know the final price until a later time?

Another question: If I place an order and the dealer has used up all of his allocations, when would the Camaro be available to me?

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Where did you hear that nonsense?
I got a new pickup, suv and a crossover that way unless I mis-understood what he meant. The truck came from Ohio, the SUV from TN and the crossover, from here in KY.
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MY OPINION (and I usually don't offer OPINIONS too often....) is anything NOT a preorder will have a *PRICE INCREASE
Funny you should mention that. I was just talking to my dealer today and he said the same thing. That this same car will cost a few thousand more a year from now.

Seriously though, if you want to drive one first, that's fine, but you should still preorder one. Just make sure you order from a dealer that has a refundable deposit policy. If you don't like it, then you can still walk away. Trust me, your dealer will still be able to sell the car (probably that same day). If you want to really drive one first though, you probably won't be able to do that this year. Or at the very best, very late this year.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:19 PM   #18
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Don't think this is right. . . GM announced that every dealership will be getting a V6 model. . this was not suppose to take up one of their allocations slots.
The first V6 Camaro doesn't count against allocation but the second V6 does which they receive prior to anything else. So the dealer ordered the second one now.
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