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Old 07-28-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Decisions...

Six months after ordering, still no Z/28. Seven weeks of "waiting for railcar"

Found a used ZR1 Vette local for the same price. Very, very low miles. Immaculate. Still has powertrain warranty. I could be driving it tomorrow.

Wife says Vette. I'm not sure.

This is going to be a restless night.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:48 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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What the? Do they think you want a 2016 which we don't even know if they're coming with for that new platform ? Man, you'll be the last person on earth to get a Z/28 and that's including the 15's! What the heck is wrong with GM! I was for sure that you had it by now! Man, this sucks and the ZR1 is sweet looking and a beast. The Z/28 is sweet looking and a beast too but damn who knows how much longer you will have to wait for that.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:12 AM   #4
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to bail now makes all the waiting you already did pointless...stay in it. Ask for the name of the regional sales person...this is the person the dealers bitch to...start there.

remember the first ones were built in march and finally got out beginning of may so a few months later seems like an eternity but imho it is well worth the wait. If you have a 2014...how much longer can it be really???...I believe they are churning out the 15s now. The vette will not have the over the top wow factor this car has...sorry.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:23 AM   #5
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to bail now makes all the waiting you already did pointless...stay in it. Ask for the name of the regional sales person...this is the person the dealers bitch to...start there.

remember the first ones were built in march and finally got out beginning of may so a few months later seems like an eternity but imho it is well worth the wait. If you have a 2014...how much longer can it be really???...I believe they are churning out the 15s now. The vette will not have the over the top wow factor this car has...sorry.

over the top wow factor??????

The ZR1 is a beast of a car......and i had a modded Z06.

On one end id say tough it out for the Z/28. On the other - the ZR1 is just plain faster period
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:24 AM   #6
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In 2002, I ordered a Red Camaro SS hardtop manual with Hurst, exhaust, and 1LE suspension (rare Y2Y option). It was built. Tracking stopped at that point. It never arrived at the dealer.

This is why we have 2002 Z06. It was supposed to be a Camaro.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:30 AM   #7
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sure it's a beast..watched one with overheating problems at mmc last week but it was a modded engine. This is something new...we all know what vettes are about ...this is the stealth sleeper and when you notice it's subtle lines and all the other goodies it is a wow...been to 2 car shows and watched the crowds...but maybe it's just me and I can't see straight but I'm one happy bastard driving this and I've driven vettes, vipers, 930s, and even a mclaren...ok...that one still wins out...this is NOT a vette...get it?
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:30 AM   #8
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In 2002, I ordered a Red Camaro SS hardtop manual with Hurst, exhaust, and 1LE suspension (rare Y2Y option). It was built. Tracking stopped at that point. It never arrived at the dealer.

This is why we have 2002 Z06. It was supposed to be a Camaro.
Wow! So history is repeating itself for you ... Man, this is crazy! I hope yours show up soon!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:14 AM   #9
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How long have you been waiting? When was the car built and when did you order?
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:22 AM   #10
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:36 AM   #11
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There are at least 2 local here sitting on the dealers lot. Why not just buy it from another dealer.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:44 AM   #12
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How long have you been waiting? When was the car built and when did you order?
Ordered late January? Whenever Day One was.
First build date in May. Actually built June 10. Has been sitting at the factory since June 10.

Best guess is that there are too many sitting at dealerships in my area, so they are holding it.

Second guess is somebody needed a no AC car (rare) for racing, and mine was sitting there.

Because it does not take 48 days to move a car across the US. It doesn't take 48 hours.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:45 AM   #13
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There are at least 2 local here sitting on the dealers lot. Why not just buy it from another dealer.
I don't want a car with AC. And I want red. 5 were made.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:48 AM   #14
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Note: This is not my dealer's fault. They have no control over it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:26 AM   #15
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http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...72678243&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...11540067&Log=0


Can't tell for sure if these have A/C or not. Just a quick search
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:35 AM   #16
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Hi McRat, #143 white with A/C. My car was built on 4/29 and was delivered on 6/6/14 To Porter Chevrolet in Newark De. I was having the same thought as You. Don't Know why your car is taking longer than mine did ,that sucks. I was looking at a low mile Z06. I did make it a point to make a real pain in the A$$ out of myself by Calling GM support with my RPR # and asking for the delivery date ALOT. I can tell you I have never received so much attention that this car gets. I have had folks pull into the gas station just to see and snap pics of the car. And it is fun to drive. Also for some reason this car really pisses off the Mustang guys. Besides all the friends I have that got a vett went Bald. Really, their hair fell right out. So in closing Z28 = Attention, Fun, Pissing off Ford guys & hair. I like it!
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:53 AM   #17
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Hi McRat

don't do...wait for the Z28 you ordered (assuming they actually made it)
mike here from Canada Vin 142 - NO AIR was also built apr 29 and finally delivered June 13 to the dealer which is actually about an hour away from the GM Plant
I can tell you that wherever I take the car to any car show or cruise nite the crowds gather around to see this amazing car...I am surprised that the people that gather around to admire the car are from the very young to the very old and everybody in between
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:54 AM   #18
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The second link, is #381, super close to his! Someone has to be able to find something out about your car.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #19
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If your heart was set on the Z/28 then wait it out ... The ZR1 is a beast but it sounds impulsive. The "maybe I should have waited" thought will enter your mind. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:02 AM   #20
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Ran 45 minutes of errands yesterday in my Z/28, 100% of thoughts were how much I loved the driving experience, 0% were wishing I was in a different car. It's beautiful to the eyes and emotionally evocative deep in the gut level.

If you think the ZR1 will do the same for you, don't hesitate to buy it. If the Z/28 triggers a response instead, then you have no choice but to wait. Simple decision really

Eventually life gets too short to compromise.

Funny story: While parking at the farmer's market a couple weeks ago, a 70 year old woman came up to me asking about the car! She was enthralled. Now I'm not a granny-chaser :-) but that is an example of a gut-level appeal that very, very few cars have.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #21
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#59 took.....wait for it......59 days from build to delivery to Houston. Heck, you're only at around 45 days. And yeah, it sucks.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #22
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imo, get the ZR1(color?), you'll have 2 vettes in the stable. Or just wait it out. How about a slightly used GTR?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:19 AM   #23
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I agree with Zfat -- buy whichever really floats your boat, and don't worry about the wait. Unless you trade frequently, what's a few weeks if you own (and enjoy) the car for five years? At least that's what I kept telling myself during the long "Wait For 28"...

I also can't emphasize enough that -- IMHO -- anyone taking delivery of a Z/28 should carefully inspect the paint. The long wait before shipping seems to have created quite a few cars with paint issues. My personal advice is to request hand wash only, with no power buffers, so that you can inspect the paint and then have a professional detail the car...
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:32 AM   #24
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Six months after ordering, still no Z/28. Seven weeks of "waiting for railcar"

Found a used ZR1 Vette local for the same price. Very, very low miles. Immaculate. Still has powertrain warranty. I could be driving it tomorrow.

Wife says Vette. I'm not sure.

This is going to be a restless night.
The vets are everywhere. The Z28 is not. One problem yours is not with you yet.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:37 AM   #25
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Every car show I go to, many people crowded around the Z28 but no one looking at the Vett no mater what kind it is. The non AC car is going to be a hit.
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