Any concensus on when not allocation orders might be built?

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  1. t76turbo

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    I just joined but have been reading for a while.

    I was set on getting a cts-v sedan or wagon but then the hellcat Charger came along and is a little more my style.
    I dont have to be the first guy on my block to get one. But I AM in the market for another car and I thought I would try and make it work.

    I called the dealers in my area and they all had dealer premiums which I will not pay. I started working my way out and a dealer just barely outside my city said they would order one at msrp with $1000 deposit.

    Like I said, I have been reading here for a while and I know there are varying opinions on how the allocation process and the customer order process works. But thought I would ask in my own thread what the concensus is on a general timeframe a car being ordered at a dealership that admitted they did not currently have any allocations might be built????

    I dont mind a good wait as I can save for a better down payment. And I never thought in a million years I would even consider spending this much on a car. So more down payment, the better.
     
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    If the dealer doesn't have an allocation then it could be a looooong wait and no one can answer the time frame
     
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    I don't know if there's a "consensus" as much as there are differing theories as to who gets an allocation and how.

    I think we all agree on one thing... Higher volume dealers likely get the most allocations up front. Best of luck with getting one of these kitties!
     
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    I guess my concern is if I get settled in for a long wait (which I am ok with) and then it just simply never gets built. When I could have at least tried to work with other dealers in the meantime.

    Thanks for the responses. I just got off the phone with the main sales manager and he didnt sugar coat it at all. I like honesty. And he said he would put the order in with $0 deposit. But said multiple times that with no current allocation he couldnt dream of giving me a timeframe.

    So I may just do it and wait it out.
     
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    I think it's safe to say that particular concern is not valid -- an order will eventually be fulfilled. But like B5 Blue said, the problem is that the dealer can't say with certainty when they'll be allocated a car.

    I'd advocate placing your order but also continue the hunt. I've read numerous stories of dealers in smaller towns having an allocated car but no orders.
     
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    Thank you MTR. I see your point. I am going through the options today and will be meeting with the manager either this saturday or next. But I will keep checking with other dealers as well just in case.
     

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