December 10th New Order Question

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  1. John Lawlor

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    Placed my order day one in September when ordering opened up and have been waiting patiently since. I was paying $1500.00 over list but felt it was worth it to lock in my order. Now that I'm seeing these cars actually starting to show up, I had hopes that maybe I'd see it for the holidays. Today the phone rings and it's my dealer, instead of good news he tells me I'm not getting the car, that their is a limited build and it's not happening, so he's refunding my deposit. Not sure what happened here, perhaps someone offered him much more but the bottom line is instead of a Hellcat, I'm in hell. Now I rush over to another local Dodge dealer who placed my new factory order today at MSRP, no markup but he said I won't see it till June or July. I said fine provided its a 2015, I don't want a 2016. He said if they cut off production, he'll let me know. What's my chances of actually getting a 2015 at this point? #DisapointedonLongIsland
     
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    Wow! That stinks on the original order. Sounds like they had other orders in before yours or, you are right they sold it to someone else for more money!:( Based on the information we have received from our very reliable source, they should be able to meet the demand of orders. A lot depends on your dealer and where you are at on their list. At this point, being patient is pretty much the only thing to do or, wait for them to start showing up for sale at MSRP which I hope comes soon!
     
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    That's BS... I would raise hell with Dodge over that. Sorry for your experience
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    What does your contract say?????
     
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    Yeah. You should take that Crap straight to Dodge. That dealer is screwing you over for sure.
     
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    i think once they build a few thousand of these you will be able to just go to a dealership and pick one up.....at some point in 2015 this will happen....if your willing to pay full sticker i think you will find one....if the ordering process locks you with with no refund id skip ordering one...the same thing may happen again......id just pick one up from dealer stock in the Spring

    they are at dealerships right now if your willing to pay extra.....They will be at dealerships in the Spring and hopefully all the people willing to pay $5-20k extra will have bought theirs.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Yes

    and there are not that many options the "base" Hellcat is loaded with features so you just need to shop for colors or price.
     
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    As many people there are still waiting for cars,,I really don't think you going to walk into a dealer next summer and find a hellcat, let alone find one at msrp..if it's sitting in a show room, it's probably over msrp..but I do with you luck and hope you get a car soon,, have you tried calling around and getting on a list for second allocation
     
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    I kinda like that there aren't 50 million options
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I think there will be some out there. and for certain there will be plenty in '16. When I went out looking for my SRT8 I wanted a 6 speed, There was about 10 cars in the entire Milwaukee area. All 392 all 6 speed several colors to choose from. So I went for the deal. Hellcats will be a bit tighter but I agree with Huggytree, there will be some out there.
     
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    I hope everyone that wants a hellcat gets one,, at the same time,I hope dodge doesn't flood the market with them and it brings down the value
     
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    That's exactly why I quit being a Viper Specialist at a big Dallas area Dodge Dealer
     
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    some dealerships have waiting lists 10-20 people deep....but how many people are on multiple waiting lists?? i still think once 2,000 are at the dealership things will slow down...........how many are there right now? 600? 800? and prices are already getting near sticker on ebay....last i checked they are $5,000 over sticker........once 2,000 are built they will start to sit a bit at dealerships here and there

    in 2013 i had guys tell me all the same stuff about my idea to purchase a GT500....they all told me sticker or $5k extra.......when i tried ordering one i got one dealership say $10k over sticker......what a A hole.......i found mine for $-4450 off......most dealerships still wanted full sticker, some wanted ADM $5k.....those cars all sat or barely moved.....there will always be a dealership somewhere that wants to move the product........i got my GT500 in Feb 2013.....i assume Ford released them in what? Oct 2012? nov 2012?....so around 5-6 months....thats what it took for things to slow down.........and i think the Mustang has a much higher following than the Challenger.....

    unless dodge stops production at 2,000-3,000 there will be deals to be had at some point next year

    its silly to think you'd have to wait until 2016 to find one if your willing to pay sticker....i think paying sticker price is only 3 months away.....im still thinking ill find a deal...maybe not -$4450, but $-2500 is realistic at some point in 2015.....im not losing Sublime....if i have to pay sticker i will..........if all else fails ill just buy a used one w/ 1,000 miles from someone someday
     
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    at some point its going to happen....they cant make them for 3 years and product thousands and not eventually catch up with deand and bring down the value....if you bought at +$5k -+$20k ADM your going to lose 100% of that...as soon as the prices drop below sticker and get more realistic your actually going to lose another $2k-4k when everyone is buying them for $58k

    the car will sell for $20k at some point in its life
     
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    No no it won't .....
    May be a wrecked one or rag out one!
     
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