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Old 03-12-2009, 07:16 PM   #26
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Damn. . . I have a SS and in the same boat as all the V6 guys. . . why??. . CGM that's why.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:34 PM   #27
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Ok, so are these march builds being made in april? Or are they actual april builds? Guess what I'm saying is, are these march builds getting in the way of my april build ? If so, move aside please
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No, Sean, the production goes in order, week after week. Dealers are allowed to submit orders each Thursday - Saturday for production in a future week. The timetable is:

Submit-------------Build
Mar/12-14............Apr/6-10
Mar/19-21............Apr/13-17
Mar/26-28............Apr/20-24
Apr/ 2-5...............Apr/27-5/1

Did your dealer get any cars this last concensus on March 6th? If so, they can be submitted, as allowed by GM, from March 12th to April 5th for production in April. Your car being submitted by the dealer also depends on your priority number, #1 thru #5,10,20.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #28
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No, Sean, the production goes in order, week after week. Dealers are allowed to submit orders each Thursday - Saturday for production in a future week. The timetable is:

Submit-------------Build
Mar/12-14............Apr/6-10
Mar/19-21............Apr/13-17
Mar/26-28............Apr/20-24
Apr/ 2-5...............Apr/27-5/1

Did your dealer get any cars this last concensus on March 6th? If so, they can be submitted, as allowed by GM, from March 12th to April 5th for production in April. Your car being submitted by the dealer also depends on your priority number, #1 thru #5,10,20.

Wow, now I'm really confused. This is not how I though it all worked. When they said March builds and Aprils builds, I asumed that they would be built in those months, not just submitted. So technically, no customer cars will actually be built in March?

So here's my settup..

I am #3. 1 & 2 were picked for March build/submission. Is there a chance both 1&2 would be taken for submission in the March 12-14 period (I'll call my dealer for this info). If so, mine could be submitted in the March 19-21 period?

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:52 PM   #29
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Wow, now I'm really confused. This is not how I though it all worked. When they said March builds and Aprils builds, I asumed that they would be built in those months, not just submitted. So technically, no customer cars will actually be built in March?

So here's my settup..

I am #3. 1 & 2 were picked for March build/submission. Is there a chance both 1&2 would be taken for submission in the March 12-14 period (I'll call my dealer for this info). If so, mine could be submitted in the March 19-21 period?

Sean W
Yes they will, he just didn't go back far enough in listing dates. There were orders pulled in Feb, mine included, that will be built this month.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:01 PM   #30
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Yes they will, he just didn't go back far enough in listing dates. There were orders pulled in Feb, mine included, that will be built this month.
Well, I do feel a little better. Let me see if I got this correct. If I have an april build, at the earliest, I could hear about it this week (March 12-14). Or later if it's going to be built later in april. Being the first one on the april concensus, I would think I would be an early build (as far as the others at my dealership goes at least.)

My only reall worry is, does the dealer have to actually enter his weekly submissions by hand, or does the system automaticly take the orders in the priority the dealer has them in?

Only my dealer can answer the rest I quess.

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Old 03-12-2009, 08:38 PM   #31
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I swear the more i read about consensus and allocations and such. the more confused i get.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:46 PM   #32
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:53 PM   #33
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:00 PM   #34
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Let me see if I can sum it up for you. GM is going to produce cars as fast as they can. Unfortunately for us, they can't make 11,000 in the first week. So they will make as many as they can each week. And each week, they will some methodology (only slightly less complex than decoding the human genome) to distribute those cars to the various dealers. The part that you care about is that if you pre-ordered there is a good chance that you will have your car by summer. And if we weren't such fanatics and if this was any other car, you wouldn't even know that this crap (consensus, allocations, etc) existed, cause you would just go to the dealer and buy a car off the lot.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #35
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Let me see if I can sum it up for you. GM is going to produce cars as fast as they can. Unfortunately for us, they can't make 11,000 in the first week. So they will make as many as they can each week. And each week, they will some methodology (only slightly less complex than decoding the human genome) to distribute those cars to the various dealers. The part that you care about is that if you pre-ordered there is a good chance that you will have your car by summer. And if we weren't such fanatics and if this was any other car, you wouldn't even know that this crap (consensus, allocations, etc) existed, cause you would just go to the dealer and buy a car off the lot.
Now I'm even more confused....concensus?....allocation?....methodolo gy?....human genome?....oy vay!!! I think I just may be with Pink at the Toyota dealer any day now. That Yaris is really sportie, don't you think?



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Old 03-13-2009, 02:42 PM   #36
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I switched from 2LT to 2SS two days ago. Got an email this morning that they got a consensus and my order will go in in a week or two.
I have been told this for 3 weeks now....each week, it has not happened...they told me they 'may' know something next Tuesday....
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