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Old 04-11-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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Post When will Camaros arrive at the dealers?

I don't know how anybody else feels, but I don't think ANY production Camaro's will be seen at any dealership until May 6 (if thats the date of the unveiling). It's been weeks since we saw pics of cars on the transporters, but no one has posted pics of their car at the dealer or home in their driveway. (except for the IOM). Dealer near me is supposed to get one, but not there yet. Anybody know anything different? I hope so.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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I think May 6th too, we shall see.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
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The cars will be arriving in days, but you probably won't be able to see it until the 6th if your dealer is playing ball the way GM wants them to.
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There is one on the homepage as well. I haven't seen any with their owners yet though. I think this week we will see em start to show up IMO. I hope so.
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They'll probably get them in other regions, but we won't get any near RI for months.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:34 AM   #6
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Monday. JMO. And my dealer will not play a GM "game" if indeed they want him to. He will prep and release my car; no doubt.
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I think so too. Even if they have already arrived at the dealer, they are going to "hide" them. Kind of really stinks for those who ordered early.
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The cars will be arriving in days, but you probably won't be able to see it until the 6th if your dealer is playing ball the way GM wants them to.
GM wanted the pre-ordered cars to be delivered to customer though, just wanted the V6 showroom cars to be unveiled on the 6th.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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my dealer told me the car is mine as soon as it gets there he called me yesterday to tell me that my ground effects were delivered.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #10
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Dealers are reporting that some have popped up in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. I talked to a local dealer in Toledo (Dave White Chevrolet) and they said that they've seen 3-5 truckloads of the cars sitting in customs on the Detroit side. However if they're coming through Buffalo I'd say the same would be occurring.

Why?

Bottle-necking.

Even by Rail, you'll get bottle-necking on the border. Plus there could be a snafu or two with customs themselves causing them to be hung up at the border. That was what me and the dealer I talked to surmised with what info we both had. At his best guess, they'd have their show vehicle by 4/30 along with maybe some of their allocated vehicles.

So yeah.

TLDR; Customs may be holding the vehicles back for some reason and it could be out of GM/Allied hands..
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
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If they are hiding these cars, how are they getting to the dealerships with all of these eyes(us) on the road without being spotted?
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:45 AM   #12
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Dealers are reporting that some have popped up in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. I talked to a local dealer in Toledo (Dave White Chevrolet) and they said that they've seen 3-5 truckloads of the cars sitting in customs on the Detroit side. However if they're coming through Buffalo I'd say the same would be occurring.

Why?

Bottle-necking.

Even by Rail, you'll get bottle-necking on the border. Plus there could be a snafu or two with customs themselves causing them to be hung up at the border. That was what me and the dealer I talked to surmised with what info we both had. At his best guess, they'd have their show vehicle by 4/30 along with maybe some of their allocated vehicles.

So yeah.

TLDR; Customs may be holding the vehicles back for some reason and it could be out of GM/Allied hands..
The are cars in the Buffalo area storage lot have already cleared customs. They are being staged there for distribution. Why they are being "held" there? Anybody's guess. My info says cars in that lot are headed to dealers starting Monday. I'm not holding my breath but that's what I was told.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #13
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The guys that live near the rail distribution sites need to drive by regularly and check to see if there are Camaros piling up.
I know there is distribution site in Selkirk, NY (just south of Albany), one in Buffalo, NY, and one in or near Lordstown, OH. There's a ton more of them all around the country.

You can Google automotive rail distribution and find all of them.

We need to start seeing if they are in these rail yards.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:52 AM   #14
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If they are hiding these cars, how are they getting to the dealerships with all of these eyes(us) on the road without being spotted?
Honestly, ask yourself how much attention you gave to a car hauler before camaro. These cars are being staged by GM to prevent release to customers before a certain date. It might not be May 6th but what that date is
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:11 AM   #15
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My dealer said he will wait to do PDI inspection as soon as it gets to the dealership and will call me as soon as the carrier pulls in. We will do the paperwork that day and I can drive home if they can get the accessories on that quickly. He also promised to beat off anyone with a stick if they try and touch the car without me there. The May 6th date is for the V6 models and any others that may be on the showroom floor. I have actually made a new friend in my dealer. Yea I know business is business, but he is just as excited about the Camaro as I am and truly believes in GMs products. I am actually thinking about preordering the Volt for next year because my PT Cruiser won't make it another two. The Neon Chassis is sounding rough =)

I have spotters who text me constantly about the Camaro and will let me know if they see a carrier headed south on 95. I already had one false alarm. They saw an actual camaro driving south and I mistook it for a carrier. It is really amazing how many people already know the car is coming and are watching the roads. Wait until the rest see it on the road. It is going to be a madhouse.
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I think so too. Even if they have already arrived at the dealer, they are going to "hide" them. Kind of really stinks for those who ordered early.
I find it hard to believe that a company facing bankruptcy would be instructing dealers to not realize the sale of spoken-for cars.
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I think some of you are getting customer orders confused with the dealer V6 showroom cars. There has been way too many conspiracy theories lately. Show me one piece of evidence that substantiates customers cars will be held. With auto sales in the toilet dealers want the money immediately. If they already get a V6 on the showroom there is no reason not to get money for the customer ordered cars. The only way they can get money is to sell them to the customer not hide in the shed out back.
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The customs inspectors have to drive everyone one of them about a 100 miles to make sure they are legit camaros.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #19
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The customs inspectors have to drive everyone one of them about a 100 miles to make sure they are legit camaros.

My car won't have 100 miles on it.
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My car won't have 100 miles on it.
I'm with you on that one
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #21
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Also ther was some discussion about a hold up on quality controll. Wonder if this comes into play with the no new vins and orders stuck at their codes?
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Not that anything said is concrete but I wanted to clear the air. When I spoke to GM they said as well as my financing is order my car will be in MY HANDS NO LATER THEN 4/23.

They are not waiting til 5/6 from what i've been told/read and I don't see why they would. The only thing that can come from these camaro sales is goodness so there is no point waiting.
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I think May 6th too, we shall see.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #24
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My dealer was told to order a cover that he already received and a car is coming.Doesn't know what it is but GM said its going to be delivered before May 6.Small dealer with no showroom so cars are outside in his lot.
Told me my car his 1 allocation will be built in June , and that ONE IS MINE.I'M THE ONLY PRE ORDER
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My dealer was told to order a cover that he already received and a car is coming.Doesn't know what it is but GM said its going to be delivered before May 6.Small dealer with no showroom so cars are outside in his lot.
Told me my car his 1 allocation will be built in June , and that ONE IS MINE.I'M THE ONLY PRE ORDER
It's cool that you can find that even in your area. Probably your buying experiance is gonna be awesome cause yor more special for that dealer.

Probably will get better maint too. Make sure you schmooze the service mgr.
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