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Old 02-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Orders becoming more commonplace?

I'm a little surprised to see how often people order cars on this forum. I'd always thought ordering a car is a large risk to take. Has the quality of manufacturing improved to the point that people feel like ordering cars is like ordering a new computer?

I guess I'm old school enough, to think that you only order a car if you have very special requirements that cannot be met from the dealer stock. But I've seen posts here from people ordering "stripper" cars without any options... I presume because they plan to mod it out to the max, themselves?
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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For me I ordered because this is a VERY, VERY special car to me. I wanted it to come exactly the way I wanted, nothing more or nothing less. It has made the experience
just awesome knowing the car was built to my specs and was being made just for me.
It's hard for me to explain what this car means to me.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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I bought mine right off the lot, quick, safe, and got to see it before signing.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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Ordering a Camaro for people is a very special experience.

It makes the bond of ownership,...
even more special and intimate,...
knowing that it is built especially for them.

An "in stock" Camaro is a great choice,...
if it fits the specifications that you need.

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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If I could have found a camaro convertible on the lot that met the minimum I wanted I would have bought it in a flash. The vert is something I wanted two years ago but settled for a coupe when Chevrolet wasn't sure they were going to make a camaro convertible.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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I ordered my convertible so I could could get exactly what I wanted for color and options. I plan on driving this car for a very long time (have owned my first Camaro for 21 years) and I wanted it to be perfect for me and my wife.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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I took the leap of faith and ordered mine after not finding the one with the options I wanted. I shared the same feeling as you do, as I'd never ordered a car, always bought on the lot. However, I did rent one that was fairly close to what I wanted, which was invaluable to get a good idea of how they'd ride (even after being beat up in a rental fleet). Also, I test drove both a manual and automatic to compare. And lastly, and perhaps what tipped me over the edge on ordering, was that the forums made me much more comfortable about what to expect. If you are not in a hurry, having your car built to your specs is a pretty cool experience, especially the way you can track it online.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #8
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I'm a little surprised to see how often people order cars on this forum. I'd always thought ordering a car is a large risk to take. Has the quality of manufacturing improved to the point that people feel like ordering cars is like ordering a new computer?

I guess I'm old school enough, to think that you only order a car if you have very special requirements that cannot be met from the dealer stock. But I've seen posts here from people ordering "stripper" cars without any options... I presume because they plan to mod it out to the max, themselves?
Your on a Camaro forum with many true enthusiasts. There is a much larger segment of people on here who ordered their car as opposed to the general public. The overall number of ordered vehicles isn't that large in relation to actual production numbers. I found exactly what i wanted on a lot 50 miles from me that had just been delivered to them so i snapped it up. No options i didn't want and all of the ones i did. 100% match
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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A year ago when I got my Camaro you were lucky to find a dealer with four or five on the lot. This year the dealer where I purchased mine has 85 (two locations) to choose from. I'm guessing I could find one out of 85 that I liked. I actually ordered a Camaro and bought one off the lot. How? I ordered a Synergy green limited edition but my wife couldn't live with the color. My dealer was gracious enough to find me one in town with most of the same options from another Chevy dealer. In my lifetime I've ordered four vehicles and bought four off the lot. I have only purchased one used car from a family member. I think its worth waiting to get exactly what you want.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #10
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I'm thinking about ordering my 1-2SS. I'm going to look into if I can still use my USAA below invoice pricing on ordering. If not it's to the lot!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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I'm thinking about ordering my 1-2SS. I'm going to look into if I can still use my USAA below invoice pricing on ordering. If not it's to the lot!
You can. The USAA discount is good whether you order or buy off the lot. The discount comes through a special arrangement between GM and USAA and does not affect the dealer profit margin. I used it when I ordered mine 15 months ago.
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You can. The USAA discount is good whether you order or buy off the lot. The discount comes through a special arrangement between GM and USAA and does not affect the dealer profit margin. I used it when I ordered mine 15 months ago.
Outstanding. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #13
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Ordering a car is like one knows what one wants , it is like having a child and wait till is delivered [by the wife] versus going to the lot and pick one up , it has less connection to, like if you go to the maternity and pick one kid up and go home , it feels like it was done for someone else , get it?
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #14
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I'm a little surprised to see how often people order cars on this forum. I'd always thought ordering a car is a large risk to take. Has the quality of manufacturing improved to the point that people feel like ordering cars is like ordering a new computer?
There's really no risk involved. Even after you order the car and put down a deposit, you're neither legally nor morally bound to take delivery if you're not completely satisfied with the vehicle.
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Ordering a car is like one knows what one wants , it is like having a child and wait till is delivered [by the wife] versus going to the lot and pick one up , it has less connection to, like if you go to the maternity and pick one kid up and go home , it feels like it was down for someone else , get it?
I think so.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #16
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I think you will be more happy with ordering you own one, I know I will be whenever I order mine.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #17
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I ordered my Vert to make sure I got one this spring. I live in Iowa and most dealers here only had one or two allocations and some weren't getting them until July.

Plus - I have wanted a convertible Camaro since I can remember and ordering it makes ownership even more special. IMO - Not sure there is a risk - the car you find on the lot came from the same factory - if the ordered car isn't up to specs or has issues, don't buy it.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #18
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I look at it like this, how many yellow Camaros are built with gray leather interior? Not many from what I've seen. But the wife wanted gray, so we got it. Come to find out it's not widely found. What chance would I have trying to find that on a lot?

SOMEBODY is going to order the car, whether it be the dealer for their lot stock, or a customer to get precisely the options they desire. Why not get what you want? It's going to be built regardless. Like buying a house. If you build, you get to choose all the colors/carpets/shingles, etc., and get it put on your land exactly where you want to be. But if buying an existing home, you have to do a lot of shopping. Nothing beats ordering.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #19
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I'm looking to order one as well. I'm just worried about the dealer wanting to get a bigger profit from me :\ there an easy way to ensure MSRP? or lower?
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Dealer is always wanting to make the max profit off you, it's how they stay in business. But you have the option of walking out just like buying off the lot. Do your homework first and find the cars true value then go into the dealer. The more you know the better. For me my target on the vert was anything below MSRP. If I could get the dealer to honor the GM prefered pricing was good. Ended up asking for the prefered pricing minus $1k. After a little while they agreed. Long day but got what I wanted.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #21
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Another thing I haven't seen posted yet. Most states have a lemon law. So there is not that much of a risk.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:48 AM   #22
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When I ordered mine in august of '09 almost every dealer was tacking on between 5 to 10K over msrp, I was able to get mine at sticker exactly the way I wanted my car to be, no frills, just that roaring V8 and 6 gears to grab, thank God you can turn off the stabilitrac so you can let her do a little dancing when you want to. I learned how to read maps a long time ago, so I sure don't need or want a car telling me when to turn, lol. The guages look nice, but they don't make a car run any better. Mine may be somewhat of a plain jane, but she is mine and that was definately why I ordered rather than buying from dealer stock, but back then there just wasn't much in stock.
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As luck would have it. When we got BLIZZARD, we had done substantial research prior to even leaving the house to snoop dealers lots. In fact in late '06 , when Monica and I met. I showed her the concept Camaro pictures and she was hooked. In mid '07 after getting our house, we established accounts for our utilities with 2010 camaro as a log in. DESTINY? One day after thanksgiving of '09 on a whim we hit the dealer to snoop.....and what to our wandering eyes appeared, but a white 2ss with everything we wanted. Roof, halos, midnight silver wheels, no stripes. 1 plus years later we are still in love with this car. Ordering one or not, Camaro is a statement, lifestyle, and a wonderful change of pace from the "ME TOO" cars of the past 10 years. God bless all and keep the Camaro stories coming.
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I'm a little surprised to see how often people order cars on this forum. I'd always thought ordering a car is a large risk to take. Has the quality of manufacturing improved to the point that people feel like ordering cars is like ordering a new computer?

I guess I'm old school enough, to think that you only order a car if you have very special requirements that cannot be met from the dealer stock. But I've seen posts here from people ordering "stripper" cars without any options... I presume because they plan to mod it out to the max, themselves?
Ordered or dealer stock, they come from the same plant so actually the dealer stock was "ordered" by the dealer. I know I ordered because I couldn't get the interior color I wanted if I didn't. And I have the utmost faith in the factory dudes that build these cars.
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For me I ordered because this is a VERY, VERY special car to me. I wanted it to come exactly the way I wanted, nothing more or nothing less. It has made the experience
just awesome knowing the car was built to my specs and was being made just for me.
It's hard for me to explain what this car means to me.
This is where I'm at. Mine was literally "built for ME" and it was built on my birthday to make it even sweeter. Once I placed the order it had a life of it's own.
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