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Out of curiosity, does anyone know exactly what part of the Z51 option has caused the option to be constrained? --Bob
 

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Out of curiosity, does anyone know exactly what part of the Z51 option has caused the option to be constrained? --Bob
Demand. Chevrolet did not anticipate the demand for the z51 package so their suppliers cannot keep up on making certain parts for the package.


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Unfortunately that's what still has me at 1100.

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I was 1100 for 3 months then switched dealers and I went to 3300 in a week
can you say "allocation" :cool:
 
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I was 1100 for 3 months then switched dealers and I went to 3300 in a week
can you say "allocation" :cool:
same here, albeit not quite as bad. i only spent four weeks at 1100 until switching to a rock star that took my 1100 to 3000 in four business days. the heartache of working with locals who can't make it happen is just not worth it. my experience with an "internet" dealer 900 miles away has been spectacular thus far.
 

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We know it was a supplier issue, we have never been told, nor will we probably ever know WHICH supplier was the constraining factor. Heck, it may have been more than one for all we know.

Remember, the trans (different ratios), diff, engine (dry sump parts), wheels, brakes and tires are all unique. Any one of those could cause the constraint if supply couldn't be ramped up to meet demand.
 

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same here, albeit not quite as bad. i only spent four weeks at 1100 until switching to a rock star that took my 1100 to 3000 in four business days. the heartache of working with locals who can't make it happen is just not worth it. my experience with an "internet" dealer 900 miles away has been spectacular thus far.
Just 900 miles?
Not bad.
Where will you go if you have a problem. Just browse this forum. While there are many that have not had any problems there are also some that have have had major difficulties with the car..
Hopefully your dealer close to home won't mind servicing a car they made no money on...




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Just 900 miles?
Not bad.
Where will you go if you have a problem. Just browse this forum. While there are many that have not had any problems there are also some that have have had major difficulties with the car..
Hopefully your dealer close to home won't mind servicing a car they made no money on...




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the local dealer (who was not going to be able to order a car for 16-18 weeks) gladly refunded my deposit. the refund included an in-person apology directly from the finance manager for their inability to, "get the deal done." i like the guys at the local dealer and they like me. so much so that they have agreed without hesitation to perform the courtesy delivery of my vehicle, understanding that while i have many options locally for service, a relationship can be built via this one gesture.

as to not making money, they're getting $500 from me to do the delivery. The PDI reimbursement spiff of $250 is coming from the selling dealer to the delivery dealer as well. they're making $500 for a letting a truck drop off a car at their lot. how much do you think they make on some budget cruze that a salesman has to take a four-hour beating on?
 

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Frankie I did not buy locally but had no problem with my service update at a local dealer. These days service and sales are separate, they are happy for the warranty money. I was treated like a queen at the dealership.


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Got a signed agreement to do my Z06 courtesy delivery at the same place that I have had my C6 Z06 serviced for years. Have a long term positive relationship them already established, and they know that several of their more recent service customers have arrived due to my recommending they go to that dealership for service (bypassing the Chevy dealership 15 miles closer). The dealer doing my servicing and my 2015 courtesy delivery, already has delivered four StingRays. They are honest, and know they will not see a Z06 for months, if all all, in the 2015 model year, and know that I will be getting mine close "the beginning" because I went with a dealership (MacMulkin) that has over 1,000 annual Corvette allocations. Funny thing, when we worked out this deal ($450), they asked me for a favor, knowing I was going to NAIAS for the Z06 reveal, would I please include them in the pictures I sent back from Detroit.

It is like all business relationships, i.e., establish and nurture long term positive ones that work for both you and for them.
 

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the local dealer (who was not going to be able to order a car for 16-18 weeks) gladly refunded my deposit. the refund included an in-person apology directly from the finance manager for their inability to, "get the deal done." i like the guys at the local dealer and they like me. so much so that they have agreed without hesitation to perform the courtesy delivery of my vehicle, understanding that while i have many options locally for service, a relationship can be built via this one gesture.

as to not making money, they're getting $500 from me to do the delivery. The PDI reimbursement spiff of $250 is coming from the selling dealer to the delivery dealer as well. they're making $500 for a letting a truck drop off a car at their lot. how much do you think they make on some budget cruze that a salesman has to take a four-hour beating on?
There is a lot more that the dealership does than have the car dropped off of a truck. There is prep time for several items on the C7 that is done at the dealership. The convertible alone takes 5.8 hours to get the car ready and that is with no add ons. This list is quite large and has the time it takes to do each item. My dealer gave me a copy of the list to me before I ever got my car delivered. My prep time on my vert was about 8 hours do to my specific order.
 
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Does anyone know if there is a possibility the Z51 constraints aren't a result of supply limitations up the supply chain at all but because of federal gas guzzler regulations at the fleet level, i.e. If more than XX% were Z51 then this would effect the MPG rating assigned to the model and thus cross some threshold that would trigger gas guzzler taxes.

This would be sort of like the constraints that happen in small corps on how much high paid execs can invest in 401k - i.e. It can't be beyond a certain deviation above the mean for the whole workforce.


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What are the stated MPG differences between the base StingRay and the Z51? If they are not significantly different (and based on the adders of the Z51 package, I bet there isn't much difference) then I think the answer to the above question is no.
 

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EPA ratings are exactly the same between a base car and a Z51. If there was some magical number that was in jeopardy then the A6 would be on constraint because it's fuel economy numbers are lower than the M7 by 1 MPG. And, considering more people are likely to order the M7 with Z51 a Z51 constraint is counter productive.


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Welcome back, Frankie. The Z51 constraints at 50% are nation-wide for everyone.
 
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