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That's no surprise for most of us; I've already been waiting 9 months and I'm still at 3300
 

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Yes actually it very possible that they cannot meet the demand since its North America and Europe release.:(
Considering all the Early Purchasers back in May 2013 up to August...You Peeps made a Good Move! :cool:
Plus all the constraints on Carbon fiber dash and roofs, race seats and Z51 all add to the possible 6+ month delay April? May? Plus I hear from various dealers (correct me if Im wrong) you cannot order the 2014 model in May next yr and you would be inline for a 2015 model.
Getting a 2014 model in April, May or June would suk when in 4 months you can get a 2015 would bug me personally :rolleyes:
 

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Yes actually it very possible that they cannot meet the demand since its North America and Europe release.:(
Considering all the Early Purchasers back in May 2013 up to August...You Peeps made a Good Move! :cool:
Plus all the constraints on Carbon fiber dash and roofs, race seats and Z51 all add to the possible 6+ month delay April? May? Plus I hear from various dealers (correct me if Im wrong) you cannot order the 2014 model in May next yr and you would be inline for a 2015 model.
Getting a 2014 model in April, May or June would suk when in 4 months you can get a 2015 would bug me personally :rolleyes:
Man... you really think it could be April/May? I guess it's just as good as January in Canada. When do 2015 go on sale? I bet I could at least use my GM dollars. This is interesting yet annoying lol.
 

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After viewing the video of the C7 build and seeing how fast they flow through the line I can't imagine these constraints will be long lasting. I'm not a manufacturing guy but GM is losing money when that line stops (and I'm sure the demand for base models isn't high enough to keep it full flow) so I'm sure they have their suppliers under intense pressure to deliver parts.

That said, my dealer (friend) told me in early August that he was told well ahead of time from GM that quantities outside of the original dealer allocations were going to be scarce through the 2014 calendar year (for Canada at least) and he suspected the '15 models would end up filling the majority of 2014 orders.
 

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Well, I 'ordered' mine back in May and honestly, the wait (which isn't over yet) has been part of the fun. As I've written before, it's a 48-year-old's version of the countdown to Christmas. And by the way, if you are still waiting be sure to pass out some heavily Corvette accessory loaded shopping lists to friends and family.
 

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I don't buy the basic premiss. Sure, initial production allocation and orders have been tight and with ~900 dealers getting allocation, all wanting to cash in on the $6000 margin gravy train called the C7 you are bound to hear a salesman or manager talk all day about how scarce and "limited" the production is. From their perspective, knowing they will only get maybe 5 C7's for the entire model year it certainly seems that way to them. The reality is GM hopes to sell over 30,000 C7's in the 2014 model year. To accomplish that they will need to release a lot more than they have in the current, initial allocation. Already dealers like Hendrick have booked 15+ vehicles from their initial allocation as "dealer stock" so even with allocation lower than say Kerbek or Coughlin they have exhausted "pre-orders".

I've seen this type of hype for every new model performance car for decades, FUD runs rampant. Explain how, with such a massive wait list expected, that a customer with a delayed order already placed at one dealer is able to initiate a new order with a volume dealer Monday of this week, will have it built before the end of the month and probably take delivery mid November?

My prediction, using only experience I have from past events like this, is by spring of next year volume dealers will have vehicle in stock. There will be no more second stickers, cars will sell for MSRP or less and by the end of the model run or perhaps initiated with the 2015 model run, employee and supplier pricing will be honored.
 

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Mine seems to be moving very quick. I went to 3400 yesterday.. Keeping my fingers crossed that it keeps moving this quick!
 
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The problem i have is if i place an order now, and it takes 6 months to get it in, i would rather just wait for the 2015s for any fixes etc.. Do you think the 2015s will be MSRP or above like the 2014s? This would be my first vette and just curious to know if even in the 2nd or 3rd year of the C7, do dealers stay firm on msrp or above with no negotiation? With everybody being at msrp, why would i go with one dealer over the other? The only value i see is price. If they wont come down on msrp, then give me some free accessory and lifetime oil changes and balancing. Do something to differentiate yourself in "selling" a vehicle..
 

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The problem i have is if i place an order now, and it takes 6 months to get it in, i would rather just wait for the 2015s for any fixes etc.. Do you think the 2015s will be MSRP or above like the 2014s? This would be my first vette and just curious to know if even in the 2nd or 3rd year of the C7, do dealers stay firm on msrp or above with no negotiation? With everybody being at msrp, why would i go with one dealer over the other? The only value i see is price. If they wont come down on msrp, then give me some free accessory and lifetime oil changes and balancing. Do something to differentiate yourself in "selling" a vehicle..
Unless you are the type who must have the newest thing right now, I'd wait. Markups will eventually disappear especially when they come out with the so-called Z07. The base models will then drop in price, particularly on pre-owned ones.
 

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I ordered my c7 z51 from a dealership down here in Miami, fl they are actually a thousand dollars under msrp. I couldn't believe it, the name of the dealer is Lorenzo Bomini. Hope this helps the people trying to find a dealer under msrp!!
 

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That is what i thought. Thanks for the responses. I will wait for 2015 and either buy a new base then or a 2014 pre owned. I will buy now, if i can get $3200 off MSRP (this is what my USAA certificate shows). So, if there are any dealers who need to make a sale for end of month or quarter, i am ready to deal. just not in any hurry.. (one dealer in houston told me they are staying at msrp because they have a line waiting for the. As we kept talking, i found out they had 40 allocations and 20 on order, with 10 presold and 10 going to dealer inventory. I said "if there was a line of people, all of the allocations would be spoken for", not much of a "line".
 

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I ordered my c7 z51 from a dealership down here in Miami, fl they are actually a thousand dollars under msrp. I couldn't believe it, the name of the dealer is Lorenzo Bomini. Hope this helps the people trying to find a dealer under msrp!!
Interesting. How many in their initial allocation? How many left?
 

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That is what i thought. Thanks for the responses. I will wait for 2015 and either buy a new base then or a 2014 pre owned. I will buy now, if i can get $3200 off MSRP (this is what my USAA certificate shows). So, if there are any dealers who need to make a sale for end of month or quarter, i am ready to deal. just not in any hurry.. (one dealer in houston told me they are staying at msrp because they have a line waiting for the. As we kept talking, i found out they had 40 allocations and 20 on order, with 10 presold and 10 going to dealer inventory. I said "if there was a line of people, all of the allocations would be spoken for", not much of a "line".
Which Houston dealer did you talk to? I ordered mine through Classic-Sugar Land in August at MSRP and they had 30 allocations according to the sales rep. There were 50 people already on the waiting list when I ordered
 

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I hope this article is way off.

If it isn't.... I'm screwed! I am at the lovely 1100 status.... whoopee!

I do find it hard to believe the way the factory is pounding them out now. But I guess no one knows how many buyers are on the 1100 lists at dealers all over the country. Could be thousands!:confused:
 

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As reported in GMauthority.com today,

"With the first run of 1,000 2014 C7 Corvette Stingrays making their way to select dealerships across the country, General Motors has to "GTspirit" that there is currently a six-month waiting list for the Corvette Stingray, making them late for the holidays."


Read more: 2014 Corvette Stingray Orders Backed Up Six Months | GM Authority
 

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Yeah well I still don't buy it. Sounds more like the marketing department putting a spin on things to shore up a stock price.

Sure, if you are looking to buy your Stingray from a local dealer who has exhausted allocation and refuse to either shop for in stock vehicles or order from an out of state dealer who has allocation you are 6 months out from taking delivery. If you really want one then there are cars to be had today and cars that can be ordered next Tuesday at one of a number of dealers that will be in your hands next month.
 
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