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I'll say up front that I fully realize that this might only turn out to be a speculation thread. That is, unless we get little birds whispering details in our collective ears, but here is the $70K+ question: Will the C-7 convertible have to suffer the same fate as its coupe siblings in repeating the dreaded Bowling Green / Nashville shuffle? :confused: I hear that the first produced convertibles are expected @ dealerships before Christmas. If that turns out to be true, does that really mean you can expect one in Jan. or later? To quote a Jack Nicholson line, "You want the truth, you can't handle the truth!" Be prepared...Nothing looks sadder than a new convertible covered in snow. Of course you lucky dogs that live in warmer climates don't have any worries about that particular issue.
 

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Yes, there will be quality hold for the convertibles, though maybe as little as a couple of weeks. Saw a second hand comment that including the quality holds, that convertible shipping starts in early December, though can not verify its accuracy.

Might be sooner than that....
 

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What I was told by GM person from the Bowling Green Plant, he was showing off the Stingray at the Vette Fest in Gatlingburg Tn., was that the convertibles were going through a delta inspection. He didn't say they were going to build a thousand cars before they did the inspection and I didn't think to ask. But with a wink and a nod it was said that convertibles would be delivered before the 1st of Dec. My sales Rep, who is in Vegas for Training, was told earlier this week that converibles have been built ahead of schedule. I have Hendricks Motorsports #1 allocation for convertibles and I pray they are correct. I have seen snow and worse ice in NC in December.
 

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I have a cyber gray 3LT on order. The wait is a killer! At least I live in Florida and should be able to enjoy it right away upon delivery.
 

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Based on issues I've heard about and read about on the coupes so far maybe QC should be even longer.....
 

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Based on issues I've heard about and read about on the coupes so far maybe QC should be even longer.....
The distressing thing for me is that even though they had all these cars on Q-C hold, they allowed a good number of flawed cars to reach owners. They in turn became the ultimate Q-C inspectors. That is wrong! I know stuff happens, but I am glad I am waiting awhile for mine.
 

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The distressing thing for me is that even though they had all these cars on Q-C hold, they allowed a good number of flawed cars to reach owners. They in turn became the ultimate Q-C inspectors. That is wrong! I know stuff happens, but I am glad I am waiting awhile for mine.
I'll go to my grave believing that the first cars were never on QC hold, they were held to fix something....if you want to call that QC, then ok....
 

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The distressing thing for me is that even though they had all these cars on Q-C hold, they allowed a good number of flawed cars to reach owners. They in turn became the ultimate Q-C inspectors. That is wrong! I know stuff happens, but I am glad I am waiting awhile for mine.
Me too waiting on a 2015, killing me but I will hold out.
 

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I'll go to my grave believing that the first cars were never on QC hold, they were held to fix something....if you want to call that QC, then ok....
I am inclined to agree with you Glen, but regardless, there were things that could / should have been caught and slipped through that process. GM used up a lot of bandwidth touting the quality aspect of this new platform. I can well imagine that there are more than a few new car owners that might take exception to that assertion.
 

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Worth the wait. The car is everything and much more than what I was expecting. Chevy did this one right
 

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I am inclined to agree with you Glen, but regardless, there were things that could / should have been caught and slipped through that process. GM used up a lot of bandwidth touting the quality aspect of this new platform. I can well imagine that there are more than a few new car owners that might take exception to that assertion.

I agree we heard a lot of bandwidth from GM, in retrospect , I would have like to have heard more from the UAW floor worker...LOL
 

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Yes, there will be quality hold for the convertibles, though maybe as little as a couple of weeks. Saw a second hand comment that including the quality holds, that convertible shipping starts in early December, though can not verify its accuracy.

Might be sooner than that....
I sure hope so - but what about the Z51 situation - did they hold parts aside for convertibles or are those of us that ordered Z51 behind another 8-ball?
 

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GM has a loyal group of repeat, new-generation Corvette convertible buyers, and that is why they planned to have and and held Z-51 parts aside for StingRay convertibles. Of course, they know that media analysts will be testing the convertibles when they come out, so obviously Z parts enough to cover the media fleet.

However, while GM's expected a Z-51 first year take rate of about 50%, and the actual early order rate at about 75%, given that they planned for at least 20,000 StingRays this year, there will be Z-51 parts for cars produced later, i.e., not believing that there will be no more 2014 Z-51's.
 
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