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Discussion in 'American Muscle' started by BJK, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. TheMayor

    TheMayor Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    That's my guess.

    The question will be is the Convertible top "an option". I think it will boil down to the dealer to honor older pricing or not if you put a deposit down for a 2020 and ended up with a 2021. Some may, some won't. Dealers didn't over sell their allocations. Their allocations got cut. Its not their fault and certainly not the fault of those who put down deposits.

    I already think some options are pretty pricey for a Vette. Like the body painted grills. $1000 to paint them in body color instead of clear metallic? And $400 for colored seat belts seems pretty outrageous. I don't mind them making a profit but its a lot for when you consider what you get for the entire base car.
     
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  2. TheMayor

    TheMayor Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Form letters going out to those who submitted an order through a dealer but won't be made in the 2020 MY. It looks like anyone who placed and order and deposit but didn't get beyond 11oo status (aka GM accepted the order from the dealer) has to go through the entire process AGAIN and reorder the car through the dealer. Seems rather ridiculous to me.

    The letter:

    Thank you for your patience with our response! We are sorry to inform you but due to unforeseen circumstances in 2019 and 2020, Corvette production will be less than originally planned. Any MY20 Corvette preliminary orders at event code 1100 will not be produced and will need to be re-submitted as a MY21 order. Ordering for MY21 will begin on Thursday, July 30. Please schedule time with your dealer to place an order at that time. As a reminder, the base price for the 2021 model year Corvette coupe and convertible will remain the same as the 2020 model. We apologize for any inconvenience, but your dealership will be the best resource for information if you have any additional questions.



    Thank you,

    Chevrolet Corvette Concierge
     
  3. C50

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    wow. that seems like a lazy solution and runs the risk of people deciding to bail. I guess the head office is just kicking the can down the road and presuming the dealers will do the heavy lifting to convert the orders.
    Upon reflection, I'm not surprised.
     

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