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Old 10-16-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Interesting conversation.. .

Out of curiousity, I called Stevinson Chevrolet in west Denver today, just to see if they had a waiting list for the car yet, or even any information available. All the salesman said was the car would be on their lot in October, 2008.
I just wonder if that is a real possibility, or just what they're telling people?
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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Chevy will begin production in October of '08, but the cars will not be available for us to buy until February or March of 2009. It is possible that your dealer could have a show car on his lot in October, but I seriously doubt it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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A lot of the dealers are confused. We get a lot of stories about things dealerships say, and usually a manager gets his people's head out of thier asses and tells the customer that there's really no new info.

In other words, they are as clueless as us.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:23 PM   #4
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Your not kidding! There have been "report" by dealers that Camaro is coming June '08. I've heard a rumor around the Web for Jan'08!! WTF?!?!

As posted above, I'll 're-enforce' it here: GM has said that they will build Oct '08...and have them in showrooms first quarter '09. Anywhere between January, and March...or is it april?

bottom line, to everybody here - if a dealer tells you other than this about dates...ask them politely to check the dealer info website on the Camaro. They have their own exclusive updates page directly from GM. If they haven't had the time, or patience to check by now...well, then....
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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The dealer wants you to go to his lot and buy his car. he can say anything he wants to get you there but that doesn't mean it has to be true.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:18 AM   #6
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anyone know of any good dealers in VA where I can put my deposit down? I saw that one of a dealer in IL but wouldn't want to have to pay all the extra fees to have it shipped and there's no telling how high the taxes would be in IL.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:22 AM   #7
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anyone know of any good dealers in VA where I can put my deposit down? I saw that one of a dealer in IL but wouldn't want to have to pay all the extra fees to have it shipped and there's no telling how high the taxes would be in IL.
I like Dudley Martin Chevrolet in Manassas, but I wouldn't put a deposit on anything yet.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:40 AM   #8
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Vehicle Ordering

My dealership in cleveland (Serpintini Chevrolet), is taking deposits to put you on the list much the same way Ferrari does it. All they are doing is taking what they call a "Product Intent Payment". This gaurentees you one when they get the first delivery or they start ordering. The date that I was given was mid-October of 2008. I have also seen a dealership in Nevada (I think), that advertised in the DuPont Registry that said the are taking deposits. I hope this was helpfull.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #9
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I like Dudley Martin Chevrolet in Manassas, but I wouldn't put a deposit on anything yet.
Thanks, yeah I tried contacting the dealership in Hampton and the guy was like "Yeah you're on my Camaro list" but he's not taking deposits.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:29 AM   #10
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My dealership in cleveland (Serpintini Chevrolet), is taking deposits to put you on the list much the same way Ferrari does it. All they are doing is taking what they call a "Product Intent Payment". This gaurentees you one when they get the first delivery or they start ordering. The date that I was given was mid-October of 2008. I have also seen a dealership in Nevada (I think), that advertised in the DuPont Registry that said the are taking deposits. I hope this was helpfull.
Closest place I've seen to VA so far! I saw of a dealer on here, can't remember the place, but it was in Michigan. Besides I loved Colombus when I visited there, I think I could handle another trip to OH.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:04 PM   #11
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One of the best options out there. You can put down a fully refundable deposit for a camaro that you order and pay MSRP on. You pay your states taxes and its delivered to a chevy dealer near you with no additional fees.

I have heard hes in the 60-70 people on his list so far.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #12
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They know as much as us honestly.. in some cases less LOL. As far as what a salesman says, its completely over road by what GM says :p.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:29 AM   #13
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anyone know of any good dealers in VA where I can put my deposit down? I saw that one of a dealer in IL but wouldn't want to have to pay all the extra fees to have it shipped and there's no telling how high the taxes would be in IL.
C'mon down to Raleigh, NC and talk to the guys at Bobby Murray Chevrolet. I (and I know I'm gonna get flame burns for the rest of this......fire suit zipped. Flame away!!!LOL) contacted them the day the return to production was announced and put down $1000 for the ability to order my car the way I wanted it. Not take the first car they get on the lot. I've been assured and have it on my receipt that this will be an MSRP deal. If anyone wants specific contacts to my salesman or the dealer manager, let me know in PM or you can contact them direct.

My big thing was with unknown dealer allocation, what if they only get 10 cars and I'm number 11 on the list. I know, they may not get any, who knows, but this is 100% refundable.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:12 AM   #14
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I know most dealers are going to find some way to jack up the price immediately, supplies will be horribly limited at first, there will be a lot of unknowns, and perhaps even a few first year bugs. I personally think its just better to wait a year or two, wait for prices and demand to settle a little, supplies to become more regular, most, if not all, body styles and trim lines to come out, and in the meantime save up more money to really go for the best one possible. I know this is stepping on the grounds of another thread, but really with all these hassles with the dealerships the first year, I personally think it will be worth it to wait.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:20 AM   #15
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I wouldn't put a deposit down on anything right now......Take your deposit money and invest it for the next year. The dealers don't even know when they're getting the cars.....
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:02 PM   #16
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Heck I was out browsing the dealers in August to see if they'd spill any info. The guy I talked to (Lake City Chev in Seattle if you'd like to avoid them for being dumb) told me they'd have the new Camaro on their lot in October. I looked at him funny and asked him to confirm they'd have a 2009 model on their lot in October 2007 and he told me yes.

Seeing how its November now I should go back and buy one...
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:22 AM   #17
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You should have gotten that in writing and then gone back in October.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:55 AM   #18
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Yeah...call him up or run over there and ask the guy if he remembers you. Tell him you'd like to order your Camaro now...if ok w/ him of course. You know the only reason he said that was to keep your business... I'd tell him if he can't even figure out the simple stuff, you're not working with him. I'd much rather (if I was a salesman) tell the customer they can come in the end of 08 to order their 2010...give me a # and I'll call ya~
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Salesmen generally don't know all that much about the cars they sell. They are not, generally speaking, car guys. When my mom was looking at cars we went to a Mazda dealership, and I ended up knowing more than the salesman. After a while he just said "wow, you know a lot about these cars. More than me." Same was true when I worked at a Toyota dealership in the inventory office. My boss had me put together a trivia contest as an incentive for the salesmen to learn more about the product they were selling. I just looked through the booklets the manufacturer provides to hand out to customers and I put together some quizzes. Some were easy, some were hard. Some of the salesmen did quite well, but a lot were really disappointing. Salesmen care about making money, not about the product.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:07 PM   #20
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Ain't that the truth! When I was shopping for my girlfriend's Aveo, most of the salesmen I talked to didn't have any idea what the "volt" was. Some of them didn't even know that Chevy was bringing back the Camaro!
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Seeing how its November now I should go back and buy one...
Nah, I'm sure their sold out now. Waiting on the next batch
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #22
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I wouldn't be surprised if they said that. Or they lead you to some other car, like a Cobalt
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Nah, I'm sure their sold out now. Waiting on the next batch
That is exactly what they'd say.
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anyone know of any good dealers in VA where I can put my deposit down? I saw that one of a dealer in IL but wouldn't want to have to pay all the extra fees to have it shipped and there's no telling how high the taxes would be in IL.
I'm ordering mine from Tom Henry in Bakerstown, PA........I'll bring it on the rollback......Nothing over MSRP.......
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All salesmen I've talked to know less than i do about the car and those that think they know something are generally mis informed or made it up.
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