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Old 05-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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2013 ZL1 convertible (taking orders yet)

My dealer tells me the new zl1 vert is not available to order yet .
What is the story?
I think is trying to push me in the direction of the coupe
not sure why.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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Not true as my dealership placed orders over a month ago.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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This is true. My dealer says no price or orders at this time.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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The ZL-1 vert allocations are not out yet, well I know they are not out at the dealership I bought my vert from. Should be any time now !
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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I ordered mine on April 19th. Order # QHMCTJ. I believe GM is pulling the orders around May 10th but you have been able to place the order at the dealers April 19th.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Next Thursday or Friday my dealer said come in and we will put together a order .I assumed that was either coupe or vert. I was undecided which I wanted until now.
Do you think He will take deposit for a car he cant put a order in for ,We agreed on MSRP I hope he does not change his mind and want more, I wont pay a dime over MSRP

He has a black 2012 ZL1 on the floor and wants 5 over ,its been sitting there for a week and 1/2(I sat in it and started it SWEEEEET sound)
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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I concur. Just got back from my Chevy dealer - was there at 0930 this a.m., no ordering information on any 2013 MYs.

Koons Chevy at Tysons Corner has a Black ZL1 in transit since April 20th. Unspoken for, thus far.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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Sounds like there are some dealers out there who don't know what they are doing.

Yes - orders can be taken for zl1 verts and entered into the system. As others started, the pricing and allocations are still unknown though.

I got a call from my dealer a few weeks ago since I was on the list as interested, but declined at this time.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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Confirmed by my dealer.

Production News
From an unknown, but reputable source. Note there will be no matte black insert option in 2013.
  • Shipment and production of 2012 ZL1 models are underway from Oshawa Assembly - - 2012 production ends in mid-June
  • 2012 ZL1 Camaro orders currently on the preliminary tab and not in system WILL NOT be built and if they are a Sold Order MUST BE Re-Ordered as a 2013 Model - - as of now there are NO Plans for price protection
  • Dealers with unfulfilled 2012 estimated production guide numbers will receive the first 2013 ZL1 for coupe only orders during the weekly ordering DOSP cycle of May 17 - 22, 2012
  • This will cover the first 4 to 6 weeks of production
  • All impacted units should be produced by end of July
  • 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible will start production in early August and will not be available for placement until June Dealer Ordering Cycle Of June 21 - 26, 2012
  • New 2013 Camaro ZL1 Estimated Production Guide Number will be provided in Mid-May - - around the week of May 14th
  • 2 separate guide numbers will be provided - one for coupe and one for convertible models
  • It is based upon the last 12 months of sales through April 2012
  • Estimated Guide Number covers production through December 2012
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  • of May for further details
  • 2012's standard "black painted" hood insert is being replaced for 2013 by an "Ashen Gray" painted hood insert
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  • No Option Price Discount (OPD) for the optional hood insert will be provided for the 2012 model run
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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Blitz is correct, I sat there with my dealer two weeks ago and watched him enter it. He than phoned me the next day with an order #. I gave him a deposit in the spring so I would be the first one on the list if he does get an allocation.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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I concur. Just got back from my Chevy dealer - was there at 0930 this a.m., no ordering information on any 2013 MYs.

Koons Chevy at Tysons Corner has a Black ZL1 in transit since April 20th. Unspoken for, thus far.
That's incorrect

Several people (including myself) have already ordered ZL1s for 2013

Both the coupes and convertibles are available to order right now, allocations will be released in a week or 2.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Several people (including myself) have already ordered ZL1s for 2013

Both the coupes and convertibles are available to order right now, allocations will be released in a week or 2.
This is correct. I am one of the many individuals who has placed an order for a 2013 ZL1 Convertible and has obtained an order number.

I met with Scott Settlemire last night in San Jose and he stated that 2013 Camaro ZL1 allocations will be released within the next two weeks. Dealers will receive two 2013 ZL1 allocation numbers -- one for the 2013 ZL1 Coupe and one for the 2013 ZL1 Convertible.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
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Just got back from the dealer with some good news.I gave him a deposit we workup a order on work bench(it was not ordered the guy who does that shows up thurs) .I have been promised the 1st allocation for 2013 zl1 vert at MSRP .He does not know any dates but thinks some time late june for a allocation .This Guy is one excited dude!!!


P.S the black zl1 is still sitting on the floor.salesman hints they my let it for 2500 over.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
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That's incorrect

Several people (including myself) have already ordered ZL1s for 2013

Both the coupes and convertibles are available to order right now, allocations will be released in a week or 2.
That may be the case for some / many dealers, but Koons (ChevyBuckGMC at Tysons Corner) is a mega dealer in Northern Virginia and they usually receive early / first allocations. According to my salesman, who's worked there for 9 years stated "no specific ordering information in their system for 2013 ZL1 Coupes or convertibles" as of yet. I'm only going on what he told me and from discussing it with him and looking at his ordering program / site.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #15
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That may be the case for some / many dealers, but Koons (ChevyBuckGMC at Tysons Corner) is a mega dealer in Northern Virginia and they usually receive early / first allocations. According to my salesman, who's worked there for 9 years stated "no specific ordering information in their system for 2013 ZL1 Coupes or convertibles" as of yet. I'm only going on what he told me and from discussing it with him and looking at his ordering program / site.
sounds like you need to find a new dealer then... if everyone else is/can order them, and they are telling you no, then id go elsewhere...
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #16
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sounds like you need to find a new dealer then... if everyone else is/can order them, and they are telling you no, then id go elsewhere...
I'm not in the market for a ZL1. Potentially for the '13 2SS 'verts for which there's no SPECIFIC ordering information available yet, either.

From what I understand, the dealer has an "order sheet" which indicates the specific model year, trim, various colors, options and accessories one can order for the vehicle. Each option can be checked off. My dealer does not yet have this information available. Perhaps others do. I don't know.

As stated earlier, I'm going on what my dealer told me based on the inquiry I made with him. I was not making a blanket statment inferring that other dealers don't have ordering information. If everyone else can order them, my dealer would be able to, as well.

Did you and your dealer fill out a specific order sheet (if you ordered one or saw this sheet in person?) for a MY 13 ZL1 or other Camaro which showed available equipment for the 2013 MY? If so, I'd sure like to see a photocopy of what you saw. That way, I'll be justified in applying and exerting some firm, yet tactful and diplomatic "pressure" on my dealer.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #17
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You can place an order for a 2013 with the options you want, but no one has the pricing yet. When I learned my 2012 2SS/RS vert would not be made I ordered a similar 2013 on 4/29. I also added two additional 2013 options (NAV stereo and dual mode exhaust). I received a workbench order number (QHSC0R) but do not have pricing available. I was told the pricing would be similar...of course paying more for the upgraded stereo and exhaust. I was also told that the USAA discount would probably apply for 2013 but the dealer couldn't guarantee this as this will come out when the pricing comes out. The short answer is yes you can order a 2013...you just don't know what it will cost you yet.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #18
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I placed my order for a 2013 ZL1 Vert back on 4-19.
I got a call from my dealer yesterday telling me they have been notified that they will only be getting a single 2013 ZL1 Vert allocation for the next six months, so they at least HAVE been notified of their allocations.

What we don't know is just when they will be able to use that allocation. It may be right away, it may not be until 6 months from now.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #19
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You can place an order for a 2013 with the options you want, but no one has the pricing yet. When I learned my 2012 2SS/RS vert would not be made I ordered a similar 2013 on 4/29. I also added two additional 2013 options (NAV stereo and dual mode exhaust). I received a workbench order number (QHSC0R) but do not have pricing available. I was told the pricing would be similar...of course paying more for the upgraded stereo and exhaust. I was also told that the USAA discount would probably apply for 2013 but the dealer couldn't guarantee this as this will come out when the pricing comes out. The short answer is yes you can order a 2013...you just don't know what it will cost you yet.
You may want to refer to yesterday's post by Becky D: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...ostcount=35996

My understanding and interpretation of a "workbench order" is that it is a "preliminary order". Not an "actual" or "confirmed" order that has been entered into the GM ordering system. It's also not "guaranteed" that the options will be available. Basically, it's an "assumption" or an "educated guess".

I'm a bit "irked" that my dealer won't come right out and offer me this opportunity. You, however, are quite fortunate to have been able to place your order so soon.

As you mentioned USAA, Upon my inquiry, my dealer assured me they would most certainly honor a USAA discount along with a credit union discount. I'd like to take my salesperson by his word (not that I'm a "doubting Thomas") but I'll believe it when I see all of those details written on a sales contract ready for a signature.
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You may want to refer to yesterday's post by Becky D: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...ostcount=35996

My understanding and interpretation of a "workbench order" is that it is a "preliminary order". Not an "actual" or "confirmed" order that has been entered into the GM ordering system. It's also not "guaranteed" that the options will be available. Basically, it's an "assumption" or an "educated guess".

I'm a bit "irked" that my dealer won't come right out and offer me this opportunity. You, however, are quite fortunate to have been able to place your order so soon.

As you mentioned USAA, Upon my inquiry, my dealer assured me they would most certainly honor a USAA discount along with a credit union discount. I'd like to take my salesperson by his word (not that I'm a "doubting Thomas") but I'll believe it when I see all of those details written on a sales contract ready for a signature.
then like i said yesterday, why not try a DIFFERENT dealer... i dont care how "big" this dealer is, obviously you dont mean spit to them as a customer or they wouldve offered you that option. go elsewhere and see if you get the same answer. the longer you wait to order it, the further back on the order list yours ends up, and the longer you have to wait to get it. or print out this thread and take it back to your dealer and ask them why they are unable, or incompetent, to do the same thing that all the other dealers can...

that link simply says the cars with nav arent being built yet because they dont have the radios in stock yet. means nothing for all the others ordered without nav...
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then like i said yesterday, why not try a DIFFERENT dealer... i dont care how "big" this dealer is, obviously you dont mean spit to them as a customer or they wouldve offered you that option. go elsewhere and see if you get the same answer. the longer you wait to order it, the further back on the order list yours ends up, and the longer you have to wait to get it. or print out this thread and take it back to your dealer and ask them why they are unable, or incompetent, to do the same thing that all the other dealers can...

that link simply says the cars with nav arent being built yet because they dont have the radios in stock yet. means nothing for all the others ordered without nav...
Thanks for elaborating and helping to clarify. This is the primary reason I joined this forum. To learn and understand things about the vehicle and the processes involved in order to have the most satisfactory ownership experience possible.

My salesman called me yesterday evening and he said they are now taking orders. Once again, forum members provided the heads-up on the most up-to-date info before my dealer (along with the tonneau pins, et al).
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #22
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You may want to refer to yesterday's post by Becky D: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...ostcount=35996

My understanding and interpretation of a "workbench order" is that it is a "preliminary order". Not an "actual" or "confirmed" order that has been entered into the GM ordering system. It's also not "guaranteed" that the options will be available. Basically, it's an "assumption" or an "educated guess".

I'm a bit "irked" that my dealer won't come right out and offer me this opportunity. You, however, are quite fortunate to have been able to place your order so soon.

As you mentioned USAA, Upon my inquiry, my dealer assured me they would most certainly honor a USAA discount along with a credit union discount. I'd like to take my salesperson by his word (not that I'm a "doubting Thomas") but I'll believe it when I see all of those details written on a sales contract ready for a signature.
my dealer is doing exactly same thing.I can only guess it has to do with a monthly numbers game to keep them on track with their monthly quota's
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #23
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My dealer also called me yesterday and I submitted my order (wish list), so we will see what happens now! I've seen on this web site that the 7" navigation unit is on back order, has anybody else heard this info? I can hardly wait for them to begin production!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #24
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My dealer has an allocation and placed my order this week.
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