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Old 10-27-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation Camaro Sales -- 6,000 Sold orders 84% SS V8!

To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end.

Orders to date:

LS: 2%
1LT: 4%
2LT: 10%
1SS: 7%
2SS: 77%
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Wow. I imagine they're a bit surprised at the heavy lean towards the V8. They may have to rethink their initial run allotment, and eventually get back to the larger V6 split. Hopefully this doesn't mean we have to wait for months and months to get an SS!
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end.

Orders to date:

LS: 2%
1LT: 4%
2LT: 10%
1SS: 7%
2SS: 77%
what is this supposed to mean
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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what is this supposed to mean
It sounds like they can't build that many SS cars initially. What did they expect from enthusiasts?
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what is this supposed to mean
They are planning on building a larger percentage of V6's than V8's, so they will not be able to manufacture the 84% split that the preorders consist of. Meaning longer wait times for SS's :(
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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well they better figure out how to bc they are going to have some pissed off enthusiasts if we're gonna have to wait another six months
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:10 PM   #7
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it means....half of you need to go cancel or change your order
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yea, half of you guys go do that
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #9
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Do we know who/what was the original source of the info? There is a lot of speculation right now.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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I knew GM's anticipation of a 50/50 split (V8/V6) for orders was too low as I was expecting more of a 60/40 split (V8/V6) but I would never never have guessed a 84/16 split. Looks like 1 out of every 3 orders won't be built during this allocation period. :(
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #12
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This is only early numbers. Once it becomes public knowlege that this car exists, the V6 count will bump up, and all things will be level. a 50/50 split of a conservative 50,000 cars is 25,000 SSs...and only approx 5000 have been ordered. Nothing to worry about, imo...at least not yet.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #13
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it was supposedly a letter from GM.
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yeah because the nonenthusiast has been keeping track of when the camaro is coming out. seems silly for them to think ohh yeah people looking for a new v6 car would be the majority of people ordering...
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #15
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yeah because the nonenthusiast has been keeping track of when the camaro is coming out. seems silly for them to think ohh yeah people looking for a new v6 car would be the majority of people ordering...
exactly.....
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #16
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it was supposedly a letter from GM.
Proof please. People's speculation on this board is giving me a mother loving ulcer!!
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How is this NEWS to GM??? Of course the enthusiasts are going to lean towards the SS. Once the general public becomes aware of the car, more of the LS and LT cars will be sold.

GM needs to revise their thinking of the initial build percentages!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:52 PM   #18
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This is about the time Fbodfather needs to chime in and reasure us all that GM isn't completely incompetent and understand that those of us rushing out to order them are the enthusiasts and will settle for nothing but the V8.

Hence, they have thought about that and will have ample supply of LS3s, stockpiled, ready for initial orders. Right Scott????????
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it means....half of you need to go cancel or change your order
How about the lower half!
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Maybe that's why we've heard a LOT more about the V6 early on. Get people enthused about the V6 to even things out right out of the gate.
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If more V8 Camaros are ordered at first then they should be built first. I think GM would rather have 16% pissed off than the 84% of their customers, if this info is true.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #22
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If more V8 Camaros are ordered at first then they should be built first. I think GM would rather have 16% pissed off than the 84% of their customers, if this info is true.
Sounds good to me..
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I hate to say it guys but if Chevrolet screws this one up, I might just go pick up a G8 GXP that is already on the lot and heavily marked down or....I almost puke thinking about it.....a Mustang.........Chevrolet can't afford not to capatalize on this one. They have to get this one right. It just doen't make sense to not have enough SS' to go around and piss off us enthusiasts who are not only going to buy these vehicles but basically be advertising for GM. Us Enthusiasts will promote them and spread the word...they gotta know this! Don't piss us off, I'm a fanboy just like everybody else on this board but you can only get slapped around so much before you bail...just ask Tina about Ike!
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To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end.

Orders to date:

LS: 2%
1LT: 4%
2LT: 10%
1SS: 7%
2SS: 77%
Great info TxTurbo! At least now we know that the allotment the dealers have is based on a 20,000 build and that they were only planning on building 20K from February through September. Assuming that is true, 30% of the years production run has been ordered by the enthusiasts! Wow!
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Great info TxTurbo! At least now we know that the allotment the dealers have is based on a 20,000 build and that they were only planning on building 20K from February through September. Assuming that is true, 30% of the years production run has been ordered by the enthusiasts! Wow!
doesnt that number seem a little low for that much of the year?
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