: Just Placed My Order!



poor-sha
02-03-09, 09:21 PM
OK, I give up! I can't resist any longer. I just called my dealer and gave him a deposit for an '09 V. Thunder Gray, Manual, loaded including Recaro's. I guess that sums it up.

This will be the third GM car I've bought in the last 14 months, prior to that the last time I owned a GM car was a 1985 Buick Skyhawk.

I still have one German and one Japanese car in the stable but to say GM has won me over would be an understatement. I sure hope the government stays out of their knickers enough to let them keep building such great vehicles.

Now the long wait begins...

GM-4-LIFE
02-03-09, 09:25 PM
CONGRATS!! I just hope you won't have to wait long for the car to get built.

The factory doesn't re-open until this coming Monday and I am sure they have a good backlog of cars to build.

SG

thebigjimsho
02-03-09, 09:31 PM
Don't own the Recaros. Let the Recaros own you...

poor-sha
02-03-09, 10:25 PM
Thanks, I'll post once I have some idea of when it will be built. I'm in no hurry.

RapidRob
02-03-09, 10:58 PM
Congrats fella!! Don't know how you were able to hold off as long as you did.:hmm: My build date is 2/16 and they tell me 2 to 4 weeks after that until delivery. Can hardly wait ... :bouncy:

Rob

rw99
02-04-09, 11:53 AM
General question: when you order a car through a dealer, is the final price set and a contract written? How much $$ does one put down as a deposit? Are there any "watch-outs" to look for?

Thanks for any advice...

jvp
02-04-09, 03:53 PM
General question: when you order a car through a dealer, is the final price set and a contract written? How much $$ does one put down as a deposit? Are there any "watch-outs" to look for?

That's entirely up to the dealer, the salesman you're dealing with, the market conditions, etc, etc. Too many variables at play here.

For instance, I've placed my order as well. Similar to Poor-sha's, but it won't have the sunroof nor the polished wheels. The dealer I've ordered it from required nothing down from me. He knows that the deal will require him to:

- honor GMS pricing
- give me a good deal on my existing Z06

He's well aware of both of these requirements. If the car comes in and he can't do one or the other, then I walk. I've lost no money, and he has a car he can probably sell without too much trouble (at least, that's what he thinks... I think he's mistaken, given the market).

I don't know what kind of deal Poor-sha made with his respective dealer. It probably wouldn't be the same kind of deal you could make with yours.

jas

poor-sha
02-04-09, 05:03 PM
Congrats jas, how long ago did you order?

rw99, I too am working with a dealer that has agreed to GMS and provided me with that price. If he doesn't honor that I will walk. I did put down a $500 deposit using a credit card.

jvp
02-04-09, 05:20 PM
Congrats jas, how long ago did you order?

Thanks. The order was placed the day GM allowed new ones to be submitted. So, same timeframe, basically.

jas

NormV
02-04-09, 05:46 PM
Looks they be building base models the first week back. V2's the 2nd week.

http://m.lsj.com/news.jsp?key=158244

With the down time they will usually start back up under extra quality measures. That will give them a week to get back into the swing again.

Norm

Short-Throw
02-04-09, 07:55 PM
I'm in no hurry.

I am...if you get yours before May, you don't have to drive mine. :histeric:

dvandentop
02-05-09, 12:08 AM
congrats dude!!! you are going to have an even more awesome stable now!

poor-sha
02-05-09, 06:00 PM
I am...if you get yours before May, you don't have to drive mine. :histeric:

Yeah, but I'm quite certain I won't have a ZR1 by then ;)

tbss08
02-07-09, 09:44 AM
So from reading this it takes about 2-4 weeks from order to delivery? How many V's are they building a day? Are there any constraints? I heard the Recaro's were on constraint for a bit.
Thanks.:duck:

wahala
02-07-09, 11:07 AM
Just to clarify, it takes 2 - 4 weeks after BUILD to delivery. Mine was ordered January 4, build is week of March 2 and expected delivery early April.

OldDrummer55
02-07-09, 01:51 PM
So from reading this it takes about 2-4 weeks from order to delivery? How many V's are they building a day? Are there any constraints? I heard the Recaro's were on constraint for a bit.
Thanks.:duck:

I "heard" the Recaro restraints were due to GM not paying the bills, so Recaro logically told them, "Show me da money!"

vperl
02-10-09, 01:17 AM
:)Well, guys, I'd like to make my own post but the powers to be know though some magic I am unaware of.....
they do not let me do anything but do replies......

Called Scott Pratt and got on order 2009 CTS-V, very straight forward, I live about 2300 east of his dealership, I will fly over and drive home. Scott and I have a few details to talk about , but they are minor and I am positive Scott will help me resovle any issues or questions.

As time goes forth I will see what happens :):)

thebigjimsho
02-10-09, 01:59 AM
koulda called tony too

vperl
02-10-09, 02:25 AM
koulda called tony too

Tony is Prince also, but 13-1500 miles farther east....

did really not wantto travel from one coast to the other

thebigjimsho
02-10-09, 03:02 AM
Tony is Prince also, but 13-1500 miles farther east....

did really not wantto travel from one coast to the other
common! cali to FLA is cake compared to MA to cali...

vperl
02-10-09, 03:28 AM
fruit cake :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

thebigjimsho
02-10-09, 07:22 PM
fruit cake :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:
maybe. but that's not the point right now...

vperl
02-10-09, 09:44 PM
maybe. but that's not the point right now...

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I have no point....... also, I found out while living in Hawaii, I do not like those big dog sized cockroaches like they have in Flordia & Hawaii

Albertan
02-10-09, 10:06 PM
vperl
So you live 2300 miles EAST of Scott? Is there an island out in the Atlantic I'm not aware of??

vperl
02-10-09, 10:26 PM
vperl
So you live 2300 miles EAST of Scott? Is there an island out in the Atlantic I'm not aware of??


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you found me out, my private island...

whoops meant...... west, that small state where only the tuffest people went.... the end of the Oregon Trail in fact I am just 3 miles from that location.... a true individualist got out of that congested east and live in the land of milk and honey...... only the Indians scalp us now in the casino..... sneaky ones that they are

vperl
02-10-09, 10:31 PM
Actually if you understand my words, which I agree takes ten or twenty readings..... Tony is EAST and so many miles east or what ever, I did not map the miles, from scott to tony location, guestimate on my paer, please forgive me... shame on me for not being clear.

If reading my posts confuse you, please understand I also am confused as you when I read them

Albertan
02-10-09, 10:47 PM
vperl
Portland or farther out? I'm not familiar enough with where it ended. Astoria is about as far as you can go. Daughter went to school at PSU for a year and I've done the Oregon coast camping trip a few times.
Anyway, it will be a nice drive from Michigan home. Lots of traffic for the first couple of states then wide open spaces, just you and the highway patrol!
Going the North I90 or South I80?

vperl
02-10-09, 10:58 PM
vperl
Portland or farther out? I'm not familiar enough with where it ended. Astoria is about as far as you can go. Daughter went to school at PSU for a year and I've done the Oregon coast camping trip a few times.
Anyway, it will be a nice drive from Michigan home. Lots of traffic for the first couple of states then wide open spaces, just you and the highway patrol!
Going the North I90 or South I80?

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A buddy that is goingwith me has property in a place called Ackley, Iowa, ... it might wrong he mentioned I80

Never been on the Hiway system east of denver.

last time on east cost was muchco moons ago,,,, mucho moons ago

Yep PSU is good school

Astoria is about 90 minute drive depending less which part of town or area one lives..... :):):):):):):):)

vperl
02-10-09, 11:02 PM
vperl
Portland or farther out? I'm not familiar enough with where it ended. Astoria is about as far as you can go. Daughter went to school at PSU for a year and I've done the Oregon coast camping trip a few times.
Anyway, it will be a nice drive from Michigan home. Lots of traffic for the first couple of states then wide open spaces, just you and the highway patrol!
Going the North I90 or South I80?

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as for camping, I got that out of my system, many many many mooons ago.... like nice motel/hotel with hot water, air conditioning and a good place to put the feed bag on my snout:duck::duck::duck:

Albertan
02-10-09, 11:44 PM
By camping I mean my motorhome. Only way to go when you have a wife and 3 kids and need to make some miles. Started tenting, then tent trailer, trailer motorhome then hotels. Now condo in Vegas and daughters in Houston.
Yes, I80 would be the natural way to go get to see some of the country.

thebigjimsho
02-11-09, 12:24 AM
driving the country is a must! when i buy my V2 from Tony, I'm circling the country. and buggin the hell out of all y'all in person...

vperl
02-11-09, 12:38 AM
driving the country is a must! when i buy my V2 from Tony, I'm circling the country. and buggin the hell out of all y'all in person...

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Please stop by You can buy me dinner at Ruth Chris. Ill get the tip :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

vperl
02-11-09, 12:40 AM
By camping I mean my motorhome. Only way to go when you have a wife and 3 kids and need to make some miles. Started tenting, then tent trailer, trailer motorhome then hotels. Now condo in Vegas and daughters in Houston.
Yes, I80 would be the natural way to go get to see some of the country.

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I will be finding out in April

thebigjimsho
02-11-09, 02:26 AM
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Please stop by You can buy me dinner at Ruth Chris. Ill get the tip :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:
deal.

Krug Ford
02-12-09, 11:42 PM
If anyone is looking for some with Recaro's I have some on order..

vperl
02-13-09, 12:27 AM
deal.

[B]^^^^^^^^^^^^^^/B]

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sCOTT JUST MENTIONED THE 3000 CODE ON MY ORDER, SAYS aPRIL, WHEN do YOU get yours....

OldDrummer55
02-13-09, 12:29 AM
[B]^^^^^^^^^^^^^^/B]

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sCOTT JUST MENTIONED THE 3000 CODE ON MY ORDER, SAYS aPRIL, WHEN do YOU get yours....

3000 Code? What is that? Inquiring minds want to know...

vperl
02-13-09, 12:41 AM
3000 Code? What is that? Inquiring minds want to know...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

means two things, I get mine first, and mine is prettier, nicer, and shinneyer, and neater than yours....

:lildevil: :lildevil: :lildevil::lildevil: :lildevil:

darjae
02-13-09, 12:44 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

means two things, I get mine first, and mine is prettier, nicer, and shinneyer, and neater than yours....

:lildevil: :lildevil: :lildevil::lildevil: :lildevil:

got mine already....all of those other things ;) :lildevil:

vperl
02-13-09, 12:55 AM
got mine already....all of those other things ;) :lildevil:


&&& ***************


braggert..... wanna drag :crybaby: :crybaby: :want:

darjae
02-13-09, 12:58 AM
&&& ***************


braggert..... wanna drag :crybaby: :crybaby: :want:

Not really, but you'll get your's soon enough and if I ever meet you, I'll buy you a beer :)

btw, it's gonna be the best car you've ever owned....

vperl
02-13-09, 01:18 AM
Drunner55 is buying Me dinner at Ruth Chris, you meet us at the PORTLAND,oregon Ruth Chris 3rd, & Oak you might be able to help chew his steak..... old guy he is.... :lildevil:

thebigjimsho
02-13-09, 02:56 AM
I get mine between late summer and late fall of '10...

jvp
02-13-09, 09:09 AM
I heard the Recaro's were on constraint for a bit.

They are. The dealer I ordered my car from has another in the system that's been at status 3400 for a couple of weeks now. It's waiting for the Recaros. Mine's at 1100 (which means jack, basically) but will likely hit 3400 fairly quickly then stall.

Oh well. I can wait. :-)

jas

vperl
02-13-09, 10:28 AM
They are. The dealer I ordered my car from has another in the system that's been at status 3400 for a couple of weeks now. It's waiting for the Recaros. Mine's at 1100 (which means jack, basically) but will likely hit 3400 fairly quickly then stall.

Oh well. I can wait. :-)

jas

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source says

3400 means........3400-Order broadcasted for production

jvp
02-13-09, 11:20 AM
source says

3400 means........3400-Order broadcasted for production

I know. :-) All the parts are being collected for the car's assembly. And in the case of this particular car, 2 very large parts aren't available. So the vehicle will stay in status 3400 for the time being.

jas

OldDrummer55
02-13-09, 12:00 PM
Drunner55 is buying Me dinner at Ruth Chris, you meet us at the PORTLAND,oregon Ruth Chris 3rd, & Oak you might be able to help chew his steak..... old guy he is.... :lildevil:

I'll try to remember my teeth! :D

vperl
02-13-09, 02:34 PM
I know. :-) All the parts are being collected for the car's assembly. And in the case of this particular car, 2 very large parts aren't available. So the vehicle will stay in status 3400 for the time being.

jas



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I am only able to tell you what the Cadillac Factory Representative told me last Friday 6Feb2009 I asked this FR the question about the Racing seats... he told me that as far as he knew that was NOT an issue, ANY MORE,as of that date.....

Also, he did mention...... that Eaton... the supercharger folks, might be a delay in producing the SC needed.. Just maybe delayed

This Factory Representive was at the Portland, Oregon Auto Show.
I take what he said at face value..... :welcome:

Scott Pratt may have some insight about that, or Tony...
I can only report what I was told...

Kyle_B
02-13-09, 03:06 PM
FYI: I place my order (without sunroof) in early Dec and was told end of Jan delivery. At the end of Jan, I spoke with the sales manager to see what was going on. I was told GM is out of the Recaro's and they had no idea when they would be able to get them and build my car. I was tired of waiting, so I asked for a refund and bought one in dealer inventory (with sunroof). No regrets so far. We'll see how warm the roof gets in a Florida summer in a few months...

OldDrummer55
02-13-09, 05:52 PM
FYI: I place my order (without sunroof) in early Dec and was told end of Jan delivery. At the end of Jan, I spoke with the sales manager to see what was going on. I was told GM is out of the Recaro's and they had no idea when they would be able to get them and build my car. I was tired of waiting, so I asked for a refund and bought one in dealer inventory (with sunroof). No regrets so far. We'll see how warm the roof gets in a Florida summer in a few months...

Kind of strange the dealer would let you order a car and state it will be delivered at he end of January, when the factory was scheduled for shut-down until mid February...

vperl
02-13-09, 06:01 PM
:want:Yes, oh wise one with my dinner guy... I was wondering the same :cookoo::cookoo:
thing, but I am suspious of all claims:stirpot::stirpot:

Oh, medium Rib eye you are the one that knew .....

AZstar
02-13-09, 06:07 PM
Kind of strange the dealer would let you order a car and state it will be delivered at he end of January, when the factory was scheduled for shut-down until mid February...


Since it takes 3 - 4 weeks from build to delivery, perhaps the dealer was expecting the car to be built prior to the shutdown in December and delivered mid to late January. If the build got delayed due to parts availability then the delivery would be very delayed due to the shutdown.

RapidRob
02-13-09, 07:22 PM
I get mine between late summer and late fall of '10...

If you are serious - good luck with that plan! If GM continues to have problems and wants to make serious efforts to down-size, one of the first car models to be eliminated would probably be the limited production, non-green, cts-v, among others IMO. Unless, of course, they receive a HUGE number of orders all of a sudden. That was one of the reasons I decided to order when I did - instead of waiting ...

Rob

vperl
02-13-09, 09:05 PM
If you are serious - good luck with that plan! If GM continues to have problems and wants to make serious efforts to down-size, one of the first car models to be eliminated would probably be the limited production, non-green, cts-v, among others IMO. Unless, of course, they receive a HUGE number of orders all of a sudden. That was one of the reasons I decided to order when I did - instead of waiting ...

Rob********

wELL, THAT WAS MY EXACT PROCESS WHEN i ORDERED LAST WEEK...

Now or maybe never, could not take the chance if I ordered in Oct or November..09.....

thebigjimsho
02-13-09, 09:29 PM
They'll be there. Don't you knuckleheads worry about me...

vperl
02-13-09, 10:12 PM
They'll be there. Don't you knuckleheads worry about me...



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I'm more of a " dipstick"



:lildevil: :lildevil: :lildevil:

JFJr
02-13-09, 10:55 PM
OK, I give up! I can't resist any longer. I just called my dealer and gave him a deposit for an '09 V. Thunder Gray, Manual, loaded including Recaro's. I guess that sums it up.
Now the long wait begins...

Good man! It's great to find someone who likes to drive and orders the proper transmision for the car, instead of just "going along for the ride" with the automatic. You'll love the TR-6060. I have no intention of racing my car but love the support and adjustments offered by the Recaros. You won't regret your decision. It took me nearly 6 mos. to get my car after ordering it (because of the Recaros), but the wait was quickly forgotten after the car came in.

thebigjimsho
02-13-09, 11:13 PM
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I'm more of a " dipstick"



:lildevil: :lildevil: :lildevil:
YouTube - Castrol EDGE - Think With Your Dipstick

vperl
02-13-09, 11:30 PM
glad I refrained from using "other"descripters

thebigjimsho
02-13-09, 11:32 PM
yeah, no kidding...

vperl
02-13-09, 11:40 PM
You got that right "red rider"

:hide::cloud9::hide::crowded:

thebigjimsho
02-14-09, 12:28 AM
you're cornfused...

OldDrummer55
02-14-09, 12:36 AM
They'll be there. Don't you knuckleheads worry about me...

And I'm a drummer... two hands, two feet and half a brain! :band:

thebigjimsho
02-14-09, 12:40 AM
Exactly!










wait, wut?

vperl
02-14-09, 11:36 AM
Scott Pratt informed me this am 14Feb09 that the week of 3/09/09 my V will be put into the production line ?

is that on topic?

poor-sha
02-14-09, 01:22 PM
Scott Pratt informed me this am 14Feb09 that the week of 3/09/09 my V will be put into the production line ?

is that on topic?

Did you order with Recaros? When did you place your order?

vperl
02-14-09, 02:17 PM
Did you order with Recaros? When did you place your order?


Scott prepared the paper work on2/09/09

No....

thebigjimsho
02-15-09, 11:29 PM
that's too bad...

vperl
02-15-09, 11:43 PM
that's too bad...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

Hope tp see a dozen rays of sunlight when I get to scott

thebigjimsho
02-15-09, 11:45 PM
that's too bad...