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Let me start off buy saying i live in Los Angeles Ca area.
So i was looking around for a C7 (this was around october) and none of the dealers around me wanted to talk numbers until i put a deposit and the car gets to the dealer. I finally found a dealer that was willing to give me numbers (WIN Chevrolet in Carson) so i drove about an hour to get there. He showed me what the car would cost with the down payment and how much i would pay a month. I placed my order this was around mid November he said my order should be here within 2 months around jan.-Feb. (wayyyy off but understandable because of the z51 package). I got a call on 2/5/14 saying that my car was scheduled to be built anytime between 2/7-2/14 after having almost 4 months to think about it i changed my mind and i decided i wanted the Competition seats (even tho my dealer was completely against me getting my seats when placing the order, for an unknown reason). So i called my dealer and asked if i should order the seats separately or just change the order, this was on 2/6/14 my sales person told me to call parts and didn't seem to really want to help. Parts told me it would cost something around 9k if i wanted to order the seats separately. So i was left with one option to change the order. I need to contact a different person which was already out of the office, so i was told to call tomorrow. 2/7/14 i call, the lady is there and she says it will push my production date backwards. It will definitely not be between 2/7-2/14 sense its already 2/7 so they have received the order will have to be pulled out and put back in the waiting list? I tell her to do it anyways. Now im waiting for an update because i cant get a hold of her. I really need the car before June. I dont have a car right now and i will be going a long trip on June 18th. What do you guys think i should do? Im already unhappy with the customer service, and this is taking way to long. Should i just cancel and find a better dealer around me (and closer) or just wait? And do you think i will be able to get a discount on the car sense it will be really close to the production of the 2015 model when my car actually arives?

Can anyone recommend any dealers around my area my zip is 91356?
Thanks for all the help in advance.
 

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This is wayyyyy too late to change your order. Initially the dealer did not want you to get competition seats because back then they were in limited supply (called being on "constraint"). The competition seats are no longer on constraint, so there is no added difficulty for that now.

The problem is at this point in time your order is so far along that it is too late to change it. The car has probably already been built based on what you wrote above. So, my guess is you either purchase the one which was built for you, or, if you choose to back out now, then you will need to start over again, which will take about 8-12 weeks if you go with a dealer which immediately has an open allocation from the factory which they agree to use to build your car.
 

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well from what the lady said she pulled the order because it was going to go into production later that day. So now im back on the waiting list.
 

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is there anyway to check if a dealer has my specific build already at the dealership? when i check it on the chevy website it only gives me about 10 dealers around my area is there any way i can check in all of CA? not just my zip?
 

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Dealers get a fixed number of car slots (called allocations) that they can have built every year. If they had tried to pull your order back earlier, they would have lost an allocation (lost many, many thousands of dollars). Also, even if they were willing to do that, the factory would not let them if it had already been sequenced for production that day.

The dealer will get the car which was built for you, and he will sell it to someone else.

The next step is he will put in a new order for you with the only change being that the new one will have different seats.
 

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is there anyway to check if a dealer has my specific build already at the dealership? when i check it on the chevy website it only gives me about 10 dealers around my area is there any way i can check in all of CA? not just my zip?
Try the chat service on the official Chevrolet Corvette website. They should be able to check the entire country to see what is in stock that closely matches what you want.
 

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Kk thanks a lot. I love it here all you guys are extremely helpful ?

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Okay, one more thing: the wait at your dealer might be longer than the standard 8-12 weeks if he does not have an immediately-available allocation which he will assign to you. You could end up waiting much longer than June 18.

There are some sticky threads here about the ordering process. Read those and you will find out the information you need to become an informed, empowered buyer.
 

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So I should call my dealer tomorrow and ask if my car is one of the allocation if no just cancel and find a dealer that has an allocation open?

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My experience with California dealers is they all tell you they have allocations just so they can get your deposit which pays towards their existing inventory, you are giving them an interest free loan for 3 to 4 months and your order status will be 1100 at GM until your dealer has an allocation. I got fed-up and got my deposit back on Jan 27 gave a deposit to MacMulkin and 5 days later my car is queued for production. It will be built the week of March 3rd.
 
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so i got some news today. I called and she said my order status is 3000. and the estimated production week is March 17th
 

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Wow, lucky you! That means they had an available allocation from their Feb. 13 distribution which they gave to you. Congratulations!
 

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How long do you think b4 I get the car? I got a 2LT Z51 nav competition seats.

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No one can guarantee for sure, but a reasonable approximation is four weeks after your production week. It could be more or less, but that is a very rough ballpark number.
 

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Would the production be faster on a non Z51?
 

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Would the production be faster on a non Z51?
My dealer told me I could get a non z51 in four weeks, I opted for the z51 and still waiting as of today. I ordered on dec 16, 2013 with a TPW of 10 march. So yes I would say you can get a non z51 quicker being that there is currently 50% constraint on z51 as of yesterday per the latest constraint list.


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