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I don't see anything on this yet..
When one goes to pick up their ordered C& from the dealer, what are the expectations?
Full tank of gas?
Less than ?? miles on the odometer?
Clean?
Detailed?
Finish the paperwork etc in a reasonable amount of time? How long?


Any thoughts on answers to the above?

Any thoughts on additional items to consider?
 

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Good questions. Check out the following thread http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/stingray-corvette-discussions/992-delivery-inspection-check-list.html

I did a Museum delivery so I can not directly talk about the C7 delivery from a dealer. Those who have can chime in with their respective experiences. But I would expect your car to be delivered fully cleaned up and with a full tank of gas, along with low actual miles somewhere in the 5 to 12 miles range. As to paperwork again that varies dealer to dealer. And of course there is the frequent press to add on items like extended warranty, tinting, tracking, etc. plus the time spent in taking you through your new baby before you drive her off. :cool:
 

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It REALLY helps if you read the infotainment, owners and sales manual before you go in, twice. They all are here somewhere, or PM me.Because you can't check all the features/systems unless you know how to trigger them for inspection. Always try to make sure you know the car better than they do by reading here and the manual. 20 years ago when info was held by the dealer you needed a orientation, Now with the internet, there's no excuse for the dealer to tell you anything regarding feature/operation use, that you can already know beforehand.
 

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Yes, Ive read all of the manuals and have been throughout the inspection threads. I was really poking at the experience at the dealer and what to expect beyond the info we already have on this site.
Let's just say that my last experience buying a Chevrolet set the bar low enough that they could only go up from there.
 

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I would expect the car to be clean, although not necessarily detailed, with all the assorted material removed during prep, such as seat covers, transport cover, and build sheet, available to take, if desired. Should be gassed up. As far as mileage, assuming a gas station nearby, most cars should have 3-5 miles on them. A small number of vettes get pulled for a more extensive QC process, and this involves some test drives. These cars should have 25-30 miles on them, but there is nothing to tell you this extra QC happened. My last two vettes were a dealer delivered '13 with 4 miles, and a museum delivered C7 with 3 miles.

As far as paperwork, it should take less than an hour, unless your dealer drags you through the "Lets add all this extra BS" sales pitch during the paperwork. Personally, I research Protection Plans and such ahead of time, and get price quotes from the dealer and other sources. That way, all that is taken care of, and the paperwork is usually ready to go when I arrive.

Just my $0.02 worth
 

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Thanks for the $0.02. That's the type of stuff I was thinking of.
 

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delivery -oh that's simple
Cal ahead so paperwork is done and all correct (as said above)
a close inspection of paintwork
making sure you have all the docs

that's it - take the long way home and detail it the right way!
 

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All cars that I deliver have the following

Wash/shine
Full tank
Window sticker removed and rolled (No Creases)(Corvettes I frame them)
During delivery I setup the infotainment and vehicle systems with the client to their liking (Pair phone, Auto tilt mirrors, Display synced to drive mode, max radio volume, heated/cooled seats on remote startup, OnStar, etc...)
Myself and the client inspect the vehicle and note any issues so that I can correct.
Full orientation of the vehicle including a test drive to examine the car as well as go over driving features.

An ordered Covette should have about 3 miles on it once its delivered to the dealer and the PDI process is complete, including gas fill.

Paperwork time varies depending on if its in house financing, client secured financing, or simply a check being written.

That's most of it. There are other little things that come into play as well.
 

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I have 10 miles on my delivery does that seem high? I ordered the car and expected less than 5 miles. In the big pic this is meaningless but wanted to get some feedback. It sat this weekend while my transport company is getting ready to pick it up. I just don't want anyone taking it home for the weekend or test driving a car that is already signed as sold. Guess we will see today when the dealer answers my emails telling them to verify they will add the millage to my transport company contract. - is it common for 10 miles to be on a car that was ordered for me and sold when it arrived at the dealer?
 

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I had 9 miles on mine at pick up from the dealer.
 

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I ordered my 99 Coupe, and it had 30 miles on it when it was delivered to the dealer. My daughter was there when it came off the truck. My 04 coupe, was on the lot for 3 months, it had 10 miles on it when I took delivery. My 15 is going to be museum delivery. I assume the mileage will be below 10 miles.
 
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