A8 Order Rejection?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Purchasing' started by rollieman, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. rollieman

    rollieman Silver Member

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    I received a call from my dealer to inform me that the Hellcat ordering system is now open and they can now enter my allocated order. --------- We went over all the options very carefully as to not make any mistakes followed by a "congratulations your Hellcat Challenger is all set" ------------ finally time to celebrate !

    Well the celebration only lasted about 10 minutes when he called me back to inform me that the order was not accepted because of a "restriction on automatic transmissions" at this time.

    So now I don't know where I stand; other than the dealer is waiting to hear back from the factory rep to see when they can get the order in the system ------ days, weeks, months -- who knows ???

    I'll keep you guys posted!
     
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    Sooo typical of Dodge.
     
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    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    Out of A8's this early is a bad sign............
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    They have about 5 HC on eBay with A8 for sale


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    So Dodge reckon they will build 14,000 Hellcats this year. So far they appear to have messed up the ordering process and A8's are in short supply. Looks like 2016 will be no different to 2015. Very poor show :(
     
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    The question is, at the one year mark and with 2015MY orders canceled and "vouchers" handed out , how is it that the people on here are still being ignored by FCA? Seriously. You think they could have set up something to help people out. Email address. Commitee. Dealer assistance in getting an allocation approved. Nope. Next month, next month. Just like last year.
     
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  7. CubeMan

    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Ya'll seem to have forgotten allocations are based on the transmission. So they could get 2 allocations but get 1 manual and 1 A8. Your dealer only has a M6 allocation
     
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    Same story tip me Rollie, same Dealer
     
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    Dealer most likely doesn't have allocation for A8's. There is no restriction of A8 build at this time.
     
  10. Mills

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    I'm wondering how many potential customers FCA lost when non-Mopar diehards attempted to buy a car and simply got sick of being jerked around and walked down the street to a GM / Ford dealership...
     
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    Mills not many.
    I am sure Dodge could really car less.
    The demand outweighs the production.


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  12. Mills

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    I disagree 100% - and if FCA doesn't then they need to give their head a shake.

    Yep - the demand is there for the car...but this car is NOT what is keeping them in business. The main reason for a car like this is to attract everyone to the dealer. Maybe they come only for that car...perhaps they leave with a Scat Pak after they realize that it is plenty of car . Maybe the wife sees the new 200 and falls in love with it. Maybe the kid could use a car...and geez that Dart is a pretty sharp car for a good price.

    I see in your signature you are obviously a Mopar guy...so if you still didn't have a car you'd probably wait (as I am). BUT - to some guy who could care less about what he is driving and got frustrated by being jerked around and went and bought Mustang (or whatever) - will probably never consider a FCA product again due to sour taste it has left them - whether his wife needs a new midsize car or their kid needs that starter car.
     
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    Tim K said it 16 months ago.
    The Hellcat is a Halo car which means special edition.
    That is why they have Allocation.
    So its not a lot item as others in the product lineup.


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  14. Mills

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    Yeah - and when they still can't define "allocation" (aka - jerked around) I would say they are missing the boat and losing MANY potential customers for more of their products.
     
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    I go back and forth on how I feel about paying an admin. I paid one because I was assured a car and was not jerked around. If I tried to order one and didn't get it I would have been pretty bummed I couldn't get one. By far the most fun car I've driven in a long time, and it can be tame enough to drive comfortably every day. Then I read about people getting at msrp and I get a little down that I paid too much. However, I keep coming back to what wt said that it's a halo car. Very special and limited in its production so I'm back to feeling good about having one. I'm sure I could sell it for what I paid as many people will not have the chance for the car I got. I feel very blessed to have found one, even paying a little more than msrp. having few of them around adds to it being special.
     
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