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Old 03-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Allocation up at MSRP

With regret, I have decided to give up my allocation as I just brought home a new 2012 corvette. I did keep it in the family however I was a little disappointed with the lack of communication GM provided. I completely understand their position however and obviously given the purchase I just made, I aint mad at you GM

Anyways, I would like to still be apart of the camaro5 forum as I feel this forum is one of the better ones out there on the net so I will be chiming in from time to time. I do still have my SS but it will be sold (hopefully) this Sunday.

Now, to the car. It is at MSRP (in writing) and just today (go figure) hit 3300 status.
The car is ashen gray, 6speed, suede interior, and exposed carbon fiber.

I have a refundable deposit so it doesn't matter either way what happens to the order. I just figured Id give someone on here the heads up since I have seen some people looking for MSRP orders. Having said that, I will wait one week before I cancel the order. If your interested PM me and I will give you the information.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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I am interested in your rationale for changing your mind and going with a Corvette. Did you go with a special type of Vette? You had to be serious about a ZL1 or you would never have ordered it, but something convinced you to go for the Vette. I have never owned a vette, but my guess is you will not be disappointed. Did the dealer have any influence on your decision?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Extremely serious in owning the zl1. To be honest if this hold up hadn't happened I would have never seen the vette. It is the centennial edition grandsport so it has the zo6/zo7 suspension package with the gen 2 mr system (zl1 has gen 3) and the z06 brakes with the same tires as the zl1. It also has the dual mode exhaust as the z as well.
I really went back in fourth and honestly had no interest in owning a vette until I drove it. 3.95 second 0-60 time ain't bad with only the ls3. (according to Chevy site)

Anyways, I may or may not regret it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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I think you are going to like it. The Grand Sport is the one I would compare the ZL1 to. The MR2 is an option on this car correct? The Vette is lighter and I like the interior better than the ZL1. Does yours have the electronically opened doors? Do you get any driving school with it?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Yeah electronic doors, and the mr system is standard with the centennial edition. Driving school is offered (bondurant and Ron fellows) but its an additional cost. The interior is very sharp with the centennial edition. Lots of suede and badging. Hopefully I will enjoy it
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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With regret, I have decided to give up my allocation as I just brought home a new 2012 corvette. I did keep it in the family however I was a little disappointed with the lack of communication GM provided. I completely understand their position however and obviously given the purchase I just made, I aint mad at you GM

Anyways, I would like to still be apart of the camaro5 forum as I feel this forum is one of the better ones out there on the net so I will be chiming in from time to time. I do still have my SS but it will be sold (hopefully) this Sunday.

Now, to the car. It is at MSRP (in writing) and just today (go figure) hit 3300 status.
The car is ashen gray, 6speed, suede interior, and exposed carbon fiber.

I have a refundable deposit so it doesn't matter either way what happens to the order. I just figured Id give someone on here the heads up since I have seen some people looking for MSRP orders. Having said that, I will wait one week before I cancel the order. If your interested PM me and I will give you the information.
Your ZL1 order is almost what I want to order, other than suede interior.
However, I need to see if I can get one locally before considering an over seas shipment + MSRP. This would be my Plan B.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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Toilets, good luck with your Vette. I have owned many over the years and they are wonderful cars. The only problems with Vettes is that they tend to have nit-picking small problems. I never had any major problems just little annoying gremlins.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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Hey toilets, the ZL1 allocation that you have, where is the dealer located at? I may have a buddy that might be interested. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=toilets;4695301]With regret, I have decided to give up my allocation as I just brought home a new 2012 corvette. I did keep it in the family however I was a little disappointed with the lack of communication GM provided. I completely understand their position however and obviously given the purchase I just made, I aint mad at you GM


I found a 2011 Grandsport convertible with 670kms on it,for less than the ZL1. was tempted ,but hate verts.Wife wanted me too though! Good luck with your new vette and have fun ,drive safe!
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:57 AM   #12
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:05 AM   #13
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #14
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That is one awesome vette. I love those! As long as you don't need a back seat and you want a sports car instead of a muscle type car, then all is good.
Best of luck with it. You will love it. I loved my vettes, but I am a Camaro guy. They are very different, can't compare them really.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #15
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is it too late in the game to remove/add options?
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #16
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is it too late in the game to remove/add options?
Yes it is.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #17
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Enjoy your new purchase! I think I am going to do the same thing and cancel my ZL1 order. The QC hold has put a damper on the experience for me and I may just wait until I know that they have the problems worked out. Not sure what I'll get in the meantime. I've owned lots of Corvettes and they are great rides
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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Enjoy your new purchase! I think I am going to do the same thing and cancel my ZL1 order. The QC hold has put a damper on the experience for me and I may just wait until I know that they have the problems worked out. Not sure what I'll get in the meantime. I've owned lots of Corvettes and they are great rides


I really hate to hear that ZL1 lovers are so impatient that they can't for a while longer...I mean they just started production in late Jan. and have had four plant shut downs totaling about a month.....so in reality they have only been producing for less than a month....Guys if you really wanted this ride in the first place you would not even be looking for anything else.
I have not even cosidered another vehicle.....am I impatient....yes...but
i still want my car and will wait it out....I have had three TPW rescheduled
and have not even been built,was told two months when I ordered....well it has been two months and no car....but I can wait because this is the only car I really want..


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I really hate to hear that ZL1 lovers are so impatient that they can't for a while longer...I mean they just started production in late Jan. and have had four plant shut downs totaling about a month.....so in reality they have only been producing for less than a month....Guys if you really wanted this ride in the first place you would not even be looking for anything else.
I have not even cosidered another vehicle.....am I impatient....yes...but
i still want my car and will wait it out....I have had three TPW rescheduled
and have not even been built,was told two months when I ordered....well it has been two months and no car....but I can wait because this is the only car I really want..


Sooooo True, And there are quite a few members on the home stretch that are close to jumping ship with cars already built. I for one can't do it because once they hit, I'd be kicking myself.. With the recent posts by FBod it gave me more patience and assurance. We will get our car's soon
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Enjoy your new purchase! I think I am going to do the same thing and cancel my ZL1 order. The QC hold has put a damper on the experience for me and I may just wait until I know that they have the problems worked out. Not sure what I'll get in the meantime. I've owned lots of Corvettes and they are great rides



It's not really the QC hold that has put a damper on your experience.....It's all the rumors and negativity on this forum
that's doing that...because without this forum you would never
know there was a delay...and I really don't think there is much of a delay
if any at all.
This is all standard procedure...releasing the car now would
kinda be like going to the hospital to get half of a operation...



I for one want my 60,000 $ car to be right when I get it....and I know it will...


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I never said I was getting impatient. I said the problems were putting a damper on the experience and I am concerned about potential problems with the new model. I had concerns before placing the order but thought I would give it a shot with my fingers crossed - so this is making me second guess my original decision. And to be honest, I want to know what the issue is. If it's a problem with a supplier, that is not as big a deal to me as an engineering issue. I have no doubts that this will be a great car and I am sure I will own one - it just may be next year rather than this year.
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Congrats grand sports are awesome and the top comes off. That is the one complaint my wife has about our z06. I almost bought a grand sport and boosted it.

You know gm took a stance to be mums the word on these issues and they think it is the right one but it was the wrong one to keep me happy.
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I never said I was getting impatient. I said the problems were putting a damper on the experience and I am concerned about potential problems with the new model. I had concerns before placing the order but thought I would give it a shot with my fingers crossed - so this is making me second guess my original decision. And to be honest, I want to know what the issue is. If it's a problem with a supplier, that is not as big a deal to me as an engineering issue. I have no doubts that this will be a great car and I am sure I will own one - it just may be next year rather than this year.


Sorry if i offended you, didn't mean it in a negative way...just saying without this forum there would be no " second guessing " because no one would know about a problem weather there is one or not.....it's all the speculation that causes 2nd guessing for anyone on here.


Trust Gm and Fbod they said it would be worth the wait...and i know it will




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People would still know because of the media. In fact it would be worse, because there would be no forum to disspell the incorrect information from the media sources...
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People would still know because of the media. In fact it would be worse, because there would be no forum to disspell the incorrect information from the media sources...
Now that's funny. LOL.

We may be able to contradict some of the rumors but I think we create a lot more than we settle!
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