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Old 05-15-2012, 03:12 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, 03:21 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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Old 05-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #20
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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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Old 05-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #21
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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, 02:01 AM   #22
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irked also

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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, 02:03 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, 07:37 PM   #24
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order #QJCTNM
1st on the list-Wait and see!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #25
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My dealer has an allocation and placed my order this week.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #26
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allocations tomorrow? (6-21)verts 2013
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #27
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Placing the order and having the factory pick it up are not the same. I was told there will be more production info after July 2nd.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #28
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allocations tomorrow? (6-21)verts 2013
My dealer called to let me know that at least some ZL1 Vert allocations were announced today, but not mine just yet.

Hate the wait.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #29
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none here yet but allocations are being handed-out 21st to 26st this month
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #30
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Just got this e-mail from Larry at GMconnects.
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Subject : Camaro Zl1 Convertible
Body : Hello Zl1 Vert buyers, I just wanted to confirm what you may have already heard or been updated with. Several of the Zl1 Convertible orders have progressed beyond the 2030 status now and some are at the 3000 status where parts are being ordered. Now not to throw any water on the subject, in the past with the Coupe and other models we have seen this move and even beyond only to then actually move back in status from time to time. This is actually a normal occurance for new models. Not saying that is going to happen but it may. The good news is that orders have been accepted into production by GM and are now in the process of getting parts ordered. Planned plant shutdown for summer break is fast approaching so hopefully we will see some new Zl1 verts scheduled upon their return. Thanks again for using GMConnects and if I don't have further reports before the Holiday I want to wish each and every one of you a great 4th. Larry


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Old 06-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #31
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nothing yet, but think Iam DOOMED my dealer has 2- 2012 zl's sitting on show room floor.
No allocations for him if cant sell?
does anyone know if he can get more if he has trouble with those two
how does it work?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #32
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2013 ZL1 Vert, Black manual. Order Number: QJPMXG

Let the wait begin..
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #33
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The 2013's, most of them, will be built somewhere else than Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. They had some 2012's with quality problems and stated they were to be titled as 2013's when done. However, the rest will be built in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Corvette. Personally I would wait until 2014. I was with GM when they announced the end of Gen 4 Camaros, then produced in Montreal, along with the Pontiac Firebird, RIP.

Good luck to us all.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:34 AM   #34
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My dealer called to let me know that at least some ZL1 Vert allocations were announced today, but not mine just yet.
Yes, my dealer was notified on June 21st that he could submit one of his ZL1 Convertible allocations this cycle as long as it didn't have the Navigation System since the Navigation System currently has a national constraint limit of 0. I decided that I could live without the Navigation System, so he submitted the allocation for me and my ZL1 Convertible order has been accepted is now has a status of 2000, with an estimated TPW of July 16th, after the two week plant shutdown.

I think we're all anxious to receive our ZL1 Convertibles, as a lot of us have been waiting for a 5th Gen high performance Camaro convertible for quite some time.
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