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Old 05-11-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Any Tampa Bay Area Drivers?

Okay, as many of us have done I have placed an order for a Camaro 2SS however I have not found a dealership that will allow me to test drive or even open the door to sit and look at the interior of the new Camaro. I was wondering if any members on here knew of a dealerships that would let you test drive or even sit in the camaro. Or even if there was a member on here that would let me simply go for a ride (you drive of course.....not gonna drive someone elses baby) or even let me grab a glimpse of the interior of the camaro since my camaro most likely will not be ready until November/December based on I just ordered.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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Dimmitt Chevrolet on US19 had a black 1LT up to about a week ago, that they were letting people sit in (supervised). That car has since been sold, though.

I ordered my car from there (MSRP), and so far they have been really good to me. I have no idea how their allocation looks right now though.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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yeah, I went to Dimmitt the night they got that 1LT, and they were very freely letting me (and others) sit in it and look. no test drive though. I also went to Autoway Chevy in Clearwater last Sunday and they had a sold silver 2LT/RS that they let me sit in and look at with no problems. Castriota in Hudson had a sold silver 2LT/RS and a black 2SS/RS that they were letting me sit in, although they were a little hesitant about it and didn't really like it. No one's offered a test drive yet though... :(
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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Dimmitt Chevrolet on US19 had a black 1LT up to about a week ago, that they were letting people sit in (supervised). That car has since been sold, though.

I ordered my car from there (MSRP), and so far they have been really good to me. I have no idea how their allocation looks right now though.
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I have ordered from Dimmit Chevrolet as well. Have they filled your order with an allocation? I changed from a 1SS/RS to the 2SS/RS and they called me today to tell me that it was ordered by there was not a order number assigned yet? I originally ordered on the May 27 but the original salesman I went to, did not explain the process very clearly. I went to the sales manager and he was extreamly helpful. Where are you in your process??? When are they telling you to expect delivery???? Thanks for all the answers.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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Me too! I ordered my 2LT from Dimmit - supposedly it was the "last one" in their allocation. I did have another dealer in the area think I was crazy because I told him I ordered one at MSRP.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
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I placed the order on 05/03 and the sales guy let me know that it had been ordered on 5/21 and gave me the order number NKGDF4 - I was supposedly the "last one" in whatever allocation they had at that point - but that made we wonder about the lag time between when I placed it and when they placed it. It's good to hear that others have had a positive feeling about Dimmit. Still trying to get a copy of the workbench order though. . .
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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Okay, as many of us have done I have placed an order for a Camaro 2SS however I have not found a dealership that will allow me to test drive or even open the door to sit and look at the interior of the new Camaro. I was wondering if any members on here knew of a dealerships that would let you test drive or even sit in the camaro. Or even if there was a member on here that would let me simply go for a ride (you drive of course.....not gonna drive someone elses baby) or even let me grab a glimpse of the interior of the camaro since my camaro most likely will not be ready until November/December based on I just ordered.
Come over to Winter haven,fl.I'll give you ride in my 1ss.My dealer will if they have one which will be awhile since they don't over charge.They have some unsold on the way!Chevrolet Center,winter haven,fl.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:31 PM   #8
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I am located in Lakeland and our DSV SEMA Camaro should be here around July after all of the mods..
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #9
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CamarogirlFL,

Who did you deal with there at Dimmitt. They told me they had one allocation a month and I had one person in front of me...I am expecting mine to be ordered by July....Why does this process seem so difficult to understand???? Well let me know if you make any progress...Thanks
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
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Who did you deal with there at Dimmitt. They told me they had one allocation a month and I had one person in front of me...I am expecting mine to be ordered by July....Why does this process seem so difficult to understand???? Well let me know if you make any progress...Thanks
I don't know who you ordered from, and I actually ordered from Ferman Chevy in Tarpon Springs, but Ryan at Dimmitt has been very helpful with me whenever I've spoken to him. A couple of times I've talked to him on the phone, he's looked up their orders in the computer to see their statuses and when they would be coming in. He's talked to me about the Callaway short throw shifter and I may get one from them if I really want to replace the stock one at some point.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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We are currently dealing with Kyle. I have enjoyed working with Kyle thus far. We placed our order on 5/03 and was told we had to wait because all their allocations were used up [B]Camarogrl[B] I think we met. When we came in looking to place an order when they had the black camaro in the showroom a girl came in taking the last allocation. I wonder if that was you? My Camaro has now been ordered because two cars in the allocation list were convertibles so I was moved up on the list. They are selling their cars at MSRP which is nice.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #12
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Castriota over in New Port Richey has been awesome!
They have a silver RS in their showroom that we checked out and even sat in. God bless them too, cause we ordered back in October from another dealership on Dale Mabry which I won't meantion the name of and it turned out that they had absolutley no allocations. Castriota saved the day by giving us their last allocation when we visited them on Mother's Day. Now we have a 2SS/ RS Black w/ tan interior and white racing stripes Camero in broadcast status and really aren't too far behind where we should have been had our October order really been processed.

Sorry, I was so excited that they helped us out that sitting in the car was enough for me as all I got to see at the other dealership on Dale Mabry's unvailing was the base L something model. So, I don't know if Castriota has one available for a test drive or not. But, you could call and ask.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:51 PM   #13
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I don't know about the other guys, but I got to drive a yellow 2LT at Ferman a couple weeks ago. However, they pretty much told me it was because I ordered one from them, so don't know that just anyone could drive one there... :(
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:51 PM   #14
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I just picked up my SS from Ferman Friday. The only one on the lot was mine. They do have a Red 2SS/RS coming in this week, the buyer canceled so you may be able to test drive...maybe not. Call Harold Watson over there, tell him Joe Thomas sent you. Ferman also have allocation left.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #15
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I just picked up my SS from Ferman Friday. The only one on the lot was mine. They do have a Red 2SS/RS coming in this week, the buyer canceled so you may be able to test drive...maybe not. Call Harold Watson over there, tell him Joe Thomas sent you. Ferman also have allocation left.
Nice! Wish I could've seen it, but then, I have seen a black 2SS/RS, and it is a gorgeous car! Were you the first order there? I think I've seen your VIN on the VIN tracking thread. What were you doing ordering at Ferman from WPB? Too bad that red's not IBM, or I might be looking to buy... I don't think I'd want to test drive an SS though, cause I'd like my first SS drive to be in mine when I pick it up. I just wanted to drive a V6 to see how it was, and I was impressed!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #16
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I ordered a car here at a local dealer for MSRP on the first day. Five hours later I got a call and they changed there mind...they wanted 6k over. So I found Ferman and placed my order for MSRP. I had a chance to drive the V6 at Barret Jackson a couple of months ago, it is a very sweet ride! I guarantee you'll enjoy it, good luck.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:49 PM   #17
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Okay, I am cancelling my order through Dimmitt and going with Furman..The salesman was upfront and very easy to talk to, the salesman stated the vehicle should be here in Sept/Oct time frame...nice change from before, when your getting ready to spend 38K. I will see how this process goes. Thanks for all the heads up about local dealers... Can't wait, but will.
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Okay, I am cancelling my order through Dimmitt and going with Furman..The salesman was upfront and very easy to talk to, the salesman stated the vehicle should be here in Sept/Oct time frame...nice change from before, when your getting ready to spend 38K. I will see how this process goes. Thanks for all the heads up about local dealers... Can't wait, but will.
Who did you talk to at Ferman?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #19
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I ordered mine from Richard on 5/3. I checked with Ryan on Sunday and he said that the system updates on Sunday and Tuesdays are the best time to call for updates. Richard emailed me today to let me know I went to 3000 on 5/27.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:52 PM   #20
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I found I went to 3000 today so right behind you!
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:39 PM   #21
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Optimus Prime,

I talked to Jack Courtney who was upfront and did not tell me any #$##$##$$#@#!!! Very knowledgeable and gave me what info he had. I am going to pick up my reciept for my deposit today and he told me they have a black 2SS/RS in the parking lot waiting to picked up. I am going to go drool, I mean stare at it. Are you famillar with this salesman??? Have you had good fortune thus far?????
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Hi! Have you had any more news on your car? Just curious. . .
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #23
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I picked up my Black on black SS2 RS on may 9 2009 from gordon chevy on dale mabry
they sold the first V6 they got
but they may have got another V6
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #24
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Oops, didn't notice that this thread had moved on w/o me.

At Dimmitt I had ordered back on March 16th...Car shipped some weeks ago, I did the paperwork on Sunday 6/21, and I'm expecting it any day now.

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They're still doing MSRP, but my salesman tells me there'll be a long wait if you were to order today. Still, I've been pretty happy with them so far, worth talking to.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:43 PM   #25
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Hello Tampa Area Camaro fans. Here's my story. Been contacting and visiting many dealers from Tampa are south to Ft. Myers. Asked to be notified if any Camaro is delivered so we couls see the car and check out the colors. Long story short: Saturday we get two calls one stating a Black SS sold order is in and will be available to see for a couple of days and the other was a cancelled order on a 2SS RS RJT. We go to see the RJT, it's in the showroom and figured no way could we drive. Sales lady says ' Would you like to drive and see out in the sun?' Uh Heck yes, wife loves the color, she drives off the lot for the test drive with me as a passenger, no sales staff riding along and she loves the way it drives. $1500 over MSRP but got 2000 over KBB on the trade so we went home with the new Camaro! Sweet! Then today I get an email the Black SS RS is now available @ MSRP in Ft. Meade if anyone has an interest.
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