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Old 02-07-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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My Convertible; "Almost" and end to the Journey.

To some of you, it’s just another car, a vehicle to get you from point A to B, although in what I consider to be a sportier standard than most. To me, it’s much more. It’s the accumulation of 5 years of waiting, speculating, saving, defending it’s existence to the “haters”, whining about features or lack there of, jockeying for ordering position, placing a deposit and finally placing the order.

It’s an end to those sleepless nights of wondering if I made the right choice in color, options and model. Did I spend too much on modifications? Will I ever stop going to 10 times a day to see if there has been any change in status. I’m sure there are many of you out there with similar timelines in this never ending saga of the Car buying journey.

Well today, and this week brings me to that seemingly elusive TPW date. I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel for my journey, along with several other future convertible owners. I know there are “waits” ahead, but I will hopefully be able to see, if only in writing, a physical and material reality of my journey thus far. Thanks to the GM team in Oshawa and those who envisioned, planned and brought to reality the 5th generation Camaro Convertible.

Good luck to those who are waiting with me, those who have yet to begin this journey, and those who have finally ended theirs.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #2

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I know how you feel. Just wait until it's on the rail car. I think i called that number every 30 minutes for a status update. It got to the point where I had my rail car number memorized. Unfortunately, I'll have to go through that whole process again since I just sold mine.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #3

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Well said Pony.
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Sold - 2011 2SS/RS Convertible IBM/gray interior/black top/silver rally/L99/polished wheels - ordered 11/18/2010 - Built 02/09/2011- Delivered 4/2/2011
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ctinatx View Post
Well said Pony.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Im new to this Camaro forum,,
have my convertible ordered, but can't seem to find info
I got a 4104 message last week but nothing after.
my dealer says the car was pulled for qc? I don't know
if there is a problem.
can someone give me some sort of guidance as to what to do next?
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Yay! I'm so excited!!! Leeky, don't worry...they are all getting a little extra go over to make sure they are the best they can be. Congrats to everyone! We get to be part of a very special group of launch vehicles!!! Kid gloves welcome!!!
Cyber Grey/Black Conv 2SS IOM interior
12/07/2010 - (1100) Order Placed
12/10/2010 - (2000) Order Accepted by GM Dealer
12/15/2010 - (2500) Order Preferenced Order
12/15/2010 - (3000) Order accepted
01/29/2011 - (3100) Order available to sequence.
01/29/2011 - (3300) Order Scheduled for Production
01/29/2011 - (3400) Order Broadcast
02/07/2011 - (3800) Order produced,
02/07/2011 - (4000) Vehicle available to ship
02/07/2011 - (4104) Bailment Invoice Created
02/07/2011 - (4B00) Your car is bayed
03/12/2011 - She's finally Home!!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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Does anyone know how ling it takes from this point for the vehicle to arrive at the dealer?

Complete History

This page shows the complete history your vehicle has processed.

12/31/2010 - (1100) Order Placed at Dealership Order passed GM edit tables but dealers has not received allocation to place order
12/31/2010 - (1102) Order Entered via Web
12/31/2010 - (2000) Order Accepted by GM Dealer used allocation to place order into production
01/04/2011 - (2500) Order Preferenced Order pulled to the production system
01/04/2011 - (3000) Order accepted by production control. Parts being ordered and production process is underway.
01/29/2011 - (3100) Order available to sequence.
01/29/2011 - (3300) Order Scheduled for Production Order is scheduled into the plant build cycle
02/02/2011 - (3400) Order Broadcast (Internal Plant Paperwork Order Produced) Order is sent to various build & supplier areas to bring order together
02/09/2011 - (3800) Order produced and vehicle is being prepared for shipping. (Cadillac, GMC and Buick customers please contact your dealer or customer service for further updates. No further updates available at this time.)
02/09/2011 - (4000) Vehicle available to ship
02/09/2011 - (4104) Bailment Invoice Created (vehicle is about to leave plant property).
02/09/2011 - (4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by Truck, Rail or transfer to vendor

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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Wow- I had to reread this original post to see if id written it during one of my sleepless nights browsing Camaro 5 and waiting, wondering when my verts gonna get here! EXACT same boat- waiting for yrs upon yrs, pissing off my wife with everyother word being "Camaro" non stop checks to (just in case the notifications were working suddenly) etc etc...nice to know im not alone! Hopefully it'll.all be worth the stress and wait soon!
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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From the day I saw the concept car, I told the wife I would own one. I started my driving life with a 68 RS/SS convertible, and I've loved the thought of "just driving" ever since! I'm not looking to relive my childhood. Just enjoy the next stage of my driving life with what I know is one awesome machine!

My love is in league with the freeway. Its passion will ride, as the cities fly by, and the tail-lights dissolve in the coming of night. And the questions in thousands take flight ~Robert Plant - Big Log~
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:18 AM   #10

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The wait for delivery after production is the hardest part. My car took 3 days to travel by rail from Canada to San Antonio. It then took another 5 days to travel the remaining 75 miles by truck.

Hang in there...
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