RED 1 said:I had ordered my gto on june first, put a deposit on it under the advanced order program and i get no answer to wy i have to wait so long. Any body have any ideas?
rschumacherfan1 said:The basic concept is that the advanced order program did nothing as far as prioritizing who got the cars first. You have a car allotted to you - but the timing is based on when the dealership you ordered from will have their car allotted. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense based on what we all read from the advanced order documentation - but it's how it panned out. The sub 20 degree weather and constant snow is making it much easier for me to wait for my car - since it would just be parked in the garage looking good anyway.
Hopefully if any good comes from this situation, it would be that Pontiac will either 1) learn how much information to communicate and prioritize future advanced orders based on actual personal orders and not dealer orders or 2) nix the whole preorder idea and let people fend for themselves in the future. I think option (1) wouldn't be too difficult these days - I just think they underestimated the amount of info it takes to keep us happy and overestimated how much information they would be able to keep straight back and forth with the Holden plant. Unfortunately they will probably lose some future sales because of this. Not the best thing to have happen with your supposed 'halo' car.
I put my deposit/order in on 06/28/03, got my TPW by November, (01/02/04), now discover TPW is 02/16/04. I must have REALLY missed dealers allocation, 'cause at another dealer where I put an order in they are getting the car ANY DAY NOW...Since I backed outta the first deal, (3K over msrp), dealer now wants 5K over msrp...bobby said:I ordered mine the first week of June and don't even have a TPW yet.