Any other dealers asking you for a "letter" for your order?

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  1. Deputydog

    Deputydog Gold Member

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    Dealer sent me an email yesterday. They said they are asking us (the people on his list) to submit a letter to him outlining the reason we want a hellcat, our history with Chrysler/Dodge products and why you should get one. I found this to be a very odd request but he said the request is coming from FCA.. Anyone else get this from thier dealer?
     
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    i've heard this was asked of customers back in October time too.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    When I talked to my dealer about the other allocation. He said that the one he just got in moved through the build because he submitted a letter about the owner and who he was and his history with Dodge vehicles. Apparently, it worked because he was the next one to get a Hellcat Charger right after my Challenger. :D
     
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    Is this a Ferrari? Seriously? It's a $20K car with a killer engine. Build to the demand FCA and move onto the next project.
     
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    Sounds like a high school essay. Surly this is not Dodges response to the backlog of orders. If so, I don't see this going over well either.
     
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    It's a $40,000 body with all included base options with a $20,000 engine and Supercharger
     
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    My dealer did a letter when mine was ordered.He put in the letter that I was a long time costumer and had one of the 2008 SRT 500's .
    And that I was trading mine in along with a deposit.
    Robert
     
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    Never heard of such a request
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    didn't we call this out as BS, I didn't do this letter. Hundreds of others haven't either.
     
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    No I have not.. Trying to decide if I should even respond.
     
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    Deputydog Gold Member

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    Here's the email..
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    Gentlemen,

    Great news, we have had another order accepted. As I have told you all, there is no guarantee as to the when or why specifically as we do not get any notification until they are taken. Part of the reasoning is our sales performance in relation to other dealers, but they do not give us a benchmark to compare so we, unfortunately, are in the dark as much as you are… Other than doing exactly what FCA is asking from us.

    I had an extensive discussion with our FCA rep today and in that he encouraged me to not only provide the appropriate paperwork (ie. Contract to purchase and deposit receipt) but also a short ‘biography/story’ of the customer

    From each of you I would like you to send me a short synopsis of your history with Chrysler/Dodge products, your reason for wanting the Hellcat, why you should get one etc. … Please do not worry about spelling or the creative writing of what you send, I am using them along with my own personal observations of each of you to create the ‘story’ – I do need them though,as soon as possible, as the ‘story’ remains an FCA requirement for order fulfillment
    Also I believe I need to send off a couple of purchase agreements as yet, so please expect those shortly in a future email – print, sign, scan and send back please.
     
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    Your dealership is super weird and awkward. Sounds creepy
     
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    Now you have to be profiled to see if you're "Dodge Material"? Seriously?!

    I sent my Mopar bio, complete with photos, to TK along with some tough questions about 9/9 cars. Also CC'd others.

    zero response
    <cricket sounds>
     
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    cruizinrc HCC New Jersey State President Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Id write a novel if it would help get me a car for sure
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Honestly, I would. I know how much you want and deserve a Hellcat. If I can help with a supporting letter, I will. Your dealer is not b.s.ing you on this. My dealer has been up front and honest since day one on the orders and he told me he had to do this for s customer. They are really trying to get these cars to the people who love the car and not some owner or guy trying to make a buck off resale, is my guess. :)
     
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