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Old 06-30-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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EDMUNDS: Hot Transformers Movie Means Wait List for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro



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DETROIT — General Motors told Inside Line on Monday that it is racing to keep up with demand for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, adding overtime to its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, where the car is built.

There is a wait list for the new Camaro, triggered in part by the success of the film sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.




In an unexpected move for a company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GM added the overtime and an extra week of so-called "run time" at Oshawa to keep up with demand for the Camaro. Unlike all other GM North American plants, which are on currently on shutdown, Oshawa is up and running. "Oshawa goes on break next week," said GM spokesman Adam Denison on Monday. "Just for one week. It should not affect demand."

GM will not disclose how many Camaros it is producing per week. However, Denison told Inside Line that the hottest version of the new Camaro is a black SS model. "We think this may stem from the SEMA Black Concept, which was the most popular GM car at SEMA last year," he said. The Camaro Black Concept features a matte-black hood, ground effects, a rear diffuser and red-glowing HID headlamp halo rings. It is powered by a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. One in four orders for the 2010 Camaro is black at this point. Denison said 70 percent of the orders are for the SS trim level.

GM is anticipating that the Camaro should hit around 9,000 sales for June. GM sold 5,463 Camaros in May. "We are anticipating being neck and neck with Mustang," Denison said.

Denison could not say exactly how long the wait is for a Camaro. "There are a number of factors that weigh in," he said, "such as if the car has a sunroof, SS or V6." Edmunds.com reports that the V6 Camaros, which start at $22,245, are selling for about $500 above sticker. Some V8 models of the Camaro, which start at $30,245, command a $2,500 premium.

GM said it has little control over the prices charged by its dealers, since they are independent. "They are exercising the laws of supply and demand," said Denison.

His advice to consumers who want to get in line for a Camaro: "Check around various dealerships and ask who is getting an allocation and when. Or they can ask what the wait list is like."

Inside Line says: You know if you want a black 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, there will be a bit of a wait — and maybe a price premium. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...cleId=151568#2
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:49 AM   #2
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Never knew that picking the sunroof made your car take longer to build..
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Never knew that picking the sunroof made your car take longer to build..
well now you know (insert gi joe theme)
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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Exercising the laws of supply and demand is fine, however most dealers did not do that with the sold pre-orders. There has been more shenanigans going on that makes all dealers look bad.. How many dealers upped the price of the vehicle as the customer who pre-ordered walked in and was ready to buy the car they placed their deposit down for? Too many to count.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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According to my dealer, they are running into supplier problems too.

My TPW was last week, but no VIN this Monday. He called the plant and they told him that the suppliers are not currently meeting the demand.

So, I can imagine that my SS is somewhere on the line half-built waiting for some kind of component.


Good for GM that they have this kind of demand -- and for me.........


I want my 2SSRS so bad !!!!!!!!!!!! ............. and YES, I am an October R6P still waiting and trying to be patient.


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