2016 Build Time?

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  1. RadCat

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    Does anyone have any idea on the time it will take to build a 2016? If they are doubling capacity, doesn't that mean they will build twice as many a month...which should equal them being built in half the time??? Right? So if it took 3 months in 2015, wouldn't it be 1.5 months in 2016?

    Or is my logic all wrong?
     
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    Considering your 3 month build time, very little of the 3 months is the car being built. Maybe a couple days. So if they doubled the number built per day, how might they single day have much of an impact on the other 88 days of your wait?

    In 2008 I ordered a 2009 Challenger R/T, which took about 30 days from order to delivery.

    IMO, it is the system ordering overload, where more were ordered than could be built, plus it being the first build year, where there were problems that slowed the assembly line.

    Potentially, it could get down to 30 days, but they will need to maintain a smooth operation and minimize transactional obstructions (those events before assembly and after assembly.)

    My thoughts are that the waits early in the 2016 model year will be much longer than later in the production year.
     
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    Yes, I know that very little of the 90 days is actual build time, but I'm talking about the whole process from VIN to delivery. Hopefully they can speed up the whole process. I'm anxious to see who here gets the first 2016 and how long it took for the whole process.
     
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    My dealer told me 5 weeks after they gave me the VIN...that's probably very optimistic based upon their past performance.
     
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    For my 2015 HC that I ordered in mid Jan, It was delivered May 28th. Though I was able to order it in January, my dealer didn't get an allocation until April.

    I got a VIN in the last week of April and in a little more that 30 days I got my Hellcat.

    As I see it the crazy time is from "order" to VIN. Some call it VON purgatory.
     
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    I certainly hope so but the rumor is that 2016 production doesn't start until 9/21.
     
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    Have my hellcat, but waiting 90 days since Vin issued for a 2015 R/T Challenger ordered in June from areas largest volume dealer so allocation not an issue. Supposedly will be built this week?
    Only 20 miles from Brampton so hopefully get it by October
     
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    ResumeSpeed gave this date already. It's not a rumor.
     
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    Status available second Tuesday of next week...
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but what does this mean? Dodge will have a status update on my new sled on 9/15?
     
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    Can't answer that. Only one Tuesday that week. FCA will get their stuff together the first week that has two Tuesdays in it. Until then, chaos.
     
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    Your logic is kinda flawed. You're assuming they are doubling production and that the number of orders to build will stay the same. The reality is when they double production, the number of orders available to build will also double.
     
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    I thought it was already established that there weren't 8000 orders cancelled, only 900? I don't see demand going up over the first year, unless they added something special, like another 100hp, flared fenders or any of the laundry list of upgrades we have asked for. I would expect demand to slowly trail off each year until this program is cancelled by 2019 when they kill the hemi.
     
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    Still trying to figure out how they added an "additional" 1000, yet ended up 900 short for sold orders.
     
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    I talked to Jeff at SRT this morning and he told me my 16 Challenger is in D1 status scheduled build date of 9/21...

    I hope it stays on this schedule...or close to it.
     

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