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How long did it take to receive your new Corvette after it was produced?
Mine was Produced on 6/25/2014 and still has not made it to my Dealership as of August 20th 2014
 

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tbeau57 there is no fixed produced to delivery time, since there are so many variables. Your dealer should be able to tell you where your car currently is. You can, as others have done, have your OnStar activated and then see exactly where your car is.
 

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tbeau57 there is no fixed produced to delivery time, since there are so many variables. Your dealer should be able to tell you where your car currently is. You can, as others have done, have your OnStar activated and then see exactly where your car is.
I'm pretty sure the only way to enable onstar is to purchase the car and have it entered into the system by the dealer as sold and I sure as hell wouldn't do that on a car that's been in transit for almost 8 weeks.

The dealer should be able to get the exact location, if they tell you they can't then they are lying, plain and simple.
 

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I Know where my Corvette is because I did activate the onstar, It's not in my garage is my point.
tbeau57 there is no fixed produced to delivery time, since there are so many variables. Your dealer should be able to tell you where your car currently is. You can, as others have done, have your OnStar activated and then see exactly where your car is.
 

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Mine took 3 weeks and it was shipped from BG to California
 

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I Know where my Corvette is because I did activate the onstar, It's not in my garage is my point.
So where is it and what is the reason for the delay?
 

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Ok, then where is it?

I guess you are looking for delivery times to the west, i believe you are already well outside the average of 3 - 4 weeks I've seen quoted here by people in CA, OR, AZ and WA. Is your dealer also in Montana? They should know how long it usually takes to get a car delivered based on history.
 

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It is in Silver Bow, Montana
It was delivered to Silver Bow by Train and got unloaded Yesterday and it has been sitting there waiting for car transporter Truck to pick up and deliver to Kalispell Montana.
I have ordered new vehicles before and it usually took about 6 weeks from time of order to delivery.
When I talked to customer care they told me that corvettes when on a different train car.

So where is it and what is the reason for the delay?
 

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I did purchase the corvette on 7/31/14 and activated onstar so I know where it's at but that doesn't make it get here any faster.


I'm pretty sure the only way to enable onstar is to purchase the car and have it entered into the system by the dealer as sold and I sure as hell wouldn't do that on a car that's been in transit for almost 8 weeks.

The dealer should be able to get the exact location, if they tell you they can't then they are lying, plain and simple.
 

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I did purchase the corvette on 7/31/14 and activated onstar so I know where it's at but that doesn't make it get here any faster.
Why on earth would you pay for a car before it landed at the dealer? There are just so many reasons this is a bad idea.
 

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Original invoice said ETA 8/7
Workbench on July 31st when I purchased the Car said 8/19.
Sure hope they were talking 2014 and not August 2015 ;-)
 

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To expedite delivery day time at Dealership
Why on earth would you pay for a car before it landed at the dealer? There are just so many reasons this is a bad idea.
 

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To expedite delivery day time at Dealership
You do understand that you have now taken legal ownership and have little to no recourse if there is something wrong with the car when it shows up, correct?

Then again, I assume this is a small dealership in Montana that you have a relationship with so the risk is minimal but you haven't saved 1 minute of time, you just spread it out over 2 days. The only one who benefits from this is the dealer since they get to book the sale in July and possibly not have to pay floor plan interest since it's taking so long to arrive. I hope they at least understand the favor you did for them and kick in some cash or special treatment.

I guess I'm just jaded. Would you buy a house without an inspection, a boat without a survey? A car, especially a Corvette is usually one of the top 2 or 3 most expensive things a person ever buys, you really need to protect yourself financially in these types of transactions.

Hopefully things work out as expected and this is just a little bump in the road.
 
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You do understand that you have now taken legal ownership and have little to no recourse if there is something wrong with the car when it shows up, correct?

Then again, I assume this is a small dealership in Montana that you have a relationship with so the risk is minimal but you haven't saved 1 minute of time, you just spread it out over 2 days. The only one who benefits from this is the dealer since they get to book the sale in July and possibly not have to pay floor plan interest since it's taking so long to arrive. I hope they at least understand the favor you did for them and kick in some cash or special treatment.

I guess I'm just jaded. Would you buy a house without an inspection, a boat without a survey? A car, especially a Corvette is usually one of the top 2 or 3 most expensive things a person ever buys, you really need to protect yourself financially in these types of transactions.

Hopefully things work out as expected and this is just a little bump in the road.
Mark it was his choice, leave it be. By the way, everyone of us who had (or will have) NCM delivery are required to pay for our Stingrays in full at the selling dealer before we get our cars at NCM.
 

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also trying to prepay mine. maybe other dealers are different but I have yet to buy a car ( and I buy nice cars) where I have waited any less than a couple hours just to talk to the finance/paperwork guy. ill steal a line from Ron White "Id rather sandpaper the a$$ hole of an alligator in a phone booth" than deal with car salesman/spend morning till night at dealership.

Maybe I should start new thread. But while im on the subject of spending all day at dealer: Does anybody buy/recommend all that other stuff they try selling you after you've chosen to buy the car?
 

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Mark it was his choice, leave it be. By the way, everyone of us who had (or will have) NCM delivery are required to pay for our Stingrays in full at the selling dealer before we get our cars at NCM.
I only posted because I've seen this before and have first hand experience with someone who did exactly that then tried to refuse delivery due to damage incurred during transit. It wasn't a Corvette or even a Chevy for that matter but he ended up having to go to court to get it resolved. Not trying to be an a**hole, just relating first hand experience.

I understand NCM delivery requires pre-payment but I also took the time to verify the Museum takes responsibility and carries both a separate blanket insurance and has an agreement with GM to be able to get any delivery issues resolved. Plus, they have a multi-year track record of near zero problems and provide one of, if not the best PDI on the world.

You are absolutely correct, it was his choice and I hadn't planned on making any additional comment.
 

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Maybe I should start new thread. But while im on the subject of spending all day at dealer: Does anybody buy/recommend all that other stuff they try selling you after you've chosen to buy the car?
That is one of the advantages of buying through a dealer who participates in an on line discussion forum such as here. That kind of behavior soon gets around. Five years ago, I bought a Volkswagen from a dealer who participated in a VW discussion group. Every month, he would post his deal for all buyers for that month, including incentives. What complicated my deal was that I was doing a Cash for Clunkers trade in as well. It was the most transparent and straight forward car purchase I had ever made. I was told in advance how much money to bring in as a bank check, showed up with my car, and was out of there with the new car in an hour. No effort to sell me anything extra. In fact, they discovered a small error in my favor, and I left with a car and a check for $50.

On the other hand, if you deal with the local guy out on the highway, your mileage may, and most likely will, vary.
 

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Mine was built July 18 and at dealer on July 24. (I had been told by the Chevy tracker site that it usually takes 8 to 12 weeks)
 
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