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Old 10-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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I'm one of the unlucky ones with a very low VIN - 00022. I started the C7 purchase journey on 1/15/13. Here's my chronology:

5/6 preliminary order accepted - 1100
6/4 accepted for production - 3000
8/6 scheduled for production - 3300
8/22 produced - 3800
8/28 available to ship - 4000
9/9 bayed - 4B00
9/14 intermediate delivery - 4300
9/15 to 9/29 bounced all over the place 4B00 to 4D00 to 4B00
9/30 told and verified by Chevy Customer Service that my car was shipped - 4200 I assume
10/1 no idea where my car is: Chevy Customer Service was to have re-verified to me today that the car had shipped and GM'er did not publish an update to his spreadsheet.

The fact that I've been witness to numerous folks getting their C7s with VINs in the 1500-1600s is very discouraging and makes waiting for my car all the more exasperating.

I have been waiting for a long time for my C7 only to be stalled, without reason or justification other than QC, has put a real damper on my excitement.

I'm sure once I finally get my C7 I will quickly forget this entire process and the joy and excitement will evidence itself the first time I park my butt in the driver's seat.

I know I'm not the only one in this predicament, but being one of many does not diminish the initial reactions evidenced when the early build code numbers were generated and when I found out that I have the 22nd C7 built.

In closing I want to generously thank GM'er and Kelly J in Customer Service for the time, energy and commitment they've shown to all of us on the CF who have or are looking forward to having their new Corvette.

Jeff

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Maybe he just smashed his computer!
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Oh man....patience is not something we are born with....it's a learned attribute
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Interesting! One of the better threads, short and to the point.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
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you must have read the post right after I hit the enter key and well before I finished the post, my very bad
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I feel for you, but at the end of the day the car will be worth it
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better to wait for it now while they work out what ever needs to be worked out then to get it and have it sit at a dealership with a tech drooling over it instead of trying to fix it
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Some of us would love to be in the position of waiting for a new C7 to show up....
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One of the disadvantages of ordering a car not yet in production.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:39 PM   #12
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Jeff,

What you are going through sucks without question. I hate that there aren't any answers to be had.

What I will promise you is that the wait and the wondering won't matter one bit the second you get behind the wheel.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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Totally agree, GM needs to communicate better, while I have not waited that long am also begining to get frustrated. Do not want to wait a month to bring a car home to sit in a garage for the winter. 9 days at 3800, many others moving right past, it almost feels like your lost in some back corner of the lot. If it head to Nasville am likley out and will wait until next year. Geting to be the first one to have one in the garage is not that exciting. What happened to First in First out.
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Jeff - your situation almost mirrors mine (VIN 106), except that you're at 4200 and I am 4B00.

Just take a deep breath. I got all worked up last week to the point of getting myself kicked off GMer's list (whom I am not upset with BTW, I broke his rules; I am still thankful and grateful for his service to me and everyone else).

Now I am past the point of being upset. My dealer has received several C7's around the 2000 VIN mark, yesterday, while all I got was the Window Sticker for my car (so I laminated it for souvenir).

At this point, I am just waiting for it to show up, whenever. I know the car will be a blast to own and drive. I can hope for is this long wait is worth it from the stand point of reliability, and that whatever issues were discovered with these cars have been permanently resolved.

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I'm one of the unlucky ones with a very low VIN - 00022. I started the C7 purchase journey on 1/15/13. Here's my chronology:

5/6 preliminary order accepted - 1100
6/4 accepted for production - 3000
8/6 scheduled for production - 3300
8/22 produced - 3800
8/28 available to ship - 4000
9/9 bayed - 4B00
9/14 intermediate delivery - 4300
9/15 to 9/29 bounced all over the place 4B00 to 4D00 to 4B00
9/30 told and verified by Chevy Customer Service that my car was shipped - 4200 I assume
10/1 no idea where my car is: Chevy Customer Service was to have re-verified to me today that the car had shipped and GM'er did not publish an update to his spreadsheet.

The fact that I've been witness to numerous folks getting their C7s with VINs in the 1500-1600s is very discouraging and makes waiting for my car all the more exasperating.

I have been waiting for a long time for my C7 only to be stalled, without reason or justification other than QC, has put a real damper on my excitement.

I'm sure once I finally get my C7 I will quickly forget this entire process and the joy and excitement will evidence itself the first time I park my butt in the driver's seat.

I know I'm not the only one in this predicament, but being one of many does not diminish the initial reactions evidenced when the early build code numbers were generated and when I found out that I have the 22nd C7 built.

In closing I want to generously thank GM'er and Kelly J in Customer Service for the time, energy and commitment they've shown to all of us on the CF who have or are looking forward to having their new Corvette.

Jeff

hahahaha..... 9 months!!
I put down my deposit on a 2014 991 Gt3 in March 2013 and just found out my build date will be 4th quarter 2014
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GM'ers list was just updated. You are still at 4200 which is likely a good thing .
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I am getting a bad gut feel about this car. I have a high vin# and a guy just 4 numbers higher than mine took delivery today while I have been on hold for 3 weeks. What could of been so different in a 4 car sequence? Then think of al the cars in Nashville, something does not smell right. I love the car but my gut says to cancel the order and purchase a second year car where all the bugs and drama are worked out. Heck by then I would be able to get in one and test drive one. Yes I am strongly thinking of cancelling and will do so by the weekend. I am telling you something is not right.
I agree with others GM has engineered a great cat but unfortunately they just can't deliver.
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....but you WILL be driving your car by the end of the week!
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a couple extra days in the earlier stages will help prevent additional days siting at the dealership for warranty repair. Plus, different configs can delay as well.

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