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Old 10-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default This isn't good news...(Z51 Constraint issues)

Any truth here from the know...?

Ordered mine (Z51) end of September...

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/10/...-year-sources/

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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I hope not. I am going to order 1 in the next few days.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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THAT is a lot of demand for a limited supply....
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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I was told by my dealer "absolute worst case...June"...Da fuq?!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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GM needs to find additional parts suppliers for the constrained items, or they risk losing sales.
And, said demand could really tempt GM to raise the price on the Z51 package...
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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Many are freaking out about a 3 week hold in Nashville. If the wait is really 1 year it will shrink quickly as many grow impatient and buy something else.

This article also quotes "dealer sources" which to me sounds like a sales person at one dealership who may not know what is going on big picture, but only his dealership. Imagine a dealership with an allocation for 30 cars, and that same dealer has 30 orders for Z51 cars = 1 year wait.

I'm not buying it. If the demand is truly this sustainable for 1 year, the vendors will be ramped up and clear the backlog.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:44 PM   #7
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one can also infer from that article that there will not be significant changes to the car's running gear for the 2015 model...
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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GM needs to find additional parts suppliers for the constrained items, or they risk losing sales.
And, said demand could really tempt GM to raise the price on the Z51 package...
on both points. No matter how difficult the first part, they simply HAVE TO DO IT
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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If this article is accurate, I'll be canceling my order.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #10
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i think its a lot worse than they are letting on...just my opin...
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If this article is accurate, I'll be canceling my order.
Makes sense considering you are getting the car as a tweener. Would make sense for a LOT OF PEOPLE for a whole host of reasons particular to their situation.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:19 AM   #12
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I have a simple solution GM can implement to cut Z51 demand:

Don't offer Z51 on the convertible. Most HPDE and track events won't allow soft tops without a roll bar anyway.

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IF true I to will cancel and wait for 2015 or do something else with the $
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #14
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This is all GM's fault. They only demonstrate z51...all the writers talk about how well dampened it's ride is, and they make it very inexpensive. And so everybody gets it as the must have option, duh. They should at least offer MR shocks on the non-z51 and that would ease at least some of the constraint.
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This is all GM's fault. They only demonstrate z51...all the writers talk about how well dampened it's ride is, and they make it very inexpensive. And so everybody gets it as the must have option, duh. They should at least offer MR shocks on the non-z51 and that would ease at least some of the constraint.
absolutely true.....
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:30 AM   #16
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Screw it - I don't really need Z51, so I cancelled it. My delivery date moved from March of next year to this November. Not to mention the price difference.
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Screw it - I don't really need Z51, so I cancelled it. My delivery date moved from March of next year to this November. Not to mention the price difference.
Thanks Steve,
That gets me one order closer!
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This is all GM's fault. They only demonstrate z51...all the writers talk about how well dampened it's ride is, and they make it very inexpensive. And so everybody gets it as the must have option, duh. They should at least offer MR shocks on the non-z51 and that would ease at least some of the constraint.
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absolutely true.....
A man is standing in the middle of a little dock that protrudes out into a pond and HE IS ON FIRE! Should he jump into the pond and put the fire out or should he first figure out why he is on fire?
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Screw it - I don't really need Z51, so I cancelled it. My delivery date moved from March of next year to this November. Not to mention the price difference.
Who did you order your car from? When did you order it?
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good lord gonna need to hire more vendors then or bring some american jobs if that busy!

wonder where supplier for missing z51 parts is located anyways?
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