Welcome SEDave, I orderd a Daytona on 06/14 and was told 6 to 8 weeks. I think this is a "standard estimate" line they give to everyone who orders instead of buying whats in inventory. Two things you will want to know.SEDave said:These last 2 days have been hell! lol One dealership told me 6-8 weeks, but the one I ordered it from said 8 weeks and not to expect it earlier than that. Mid to late August can't get here quick enough! Good luck with yours when it arrives! Enjoy!
Ya, I joined thebrampron Forum, it is money well spent, also a lot of info thereCO-Charger said:Welcome SEDave, I orderd a Daytona on 06/14 and was told 6 to 8 weeks. I think this is a "standard estimate" line they give to everyone who orders instead of buying whats in inventory. Two things you will want to know.
1) The Brampton Plant in Canada (where they make our babies) will be shutting down for two weeks beginning 07/03. Which means any order that is not completed and shipped out before then will have to wait until they all get back for things to begin moving again. So placing your order on 06/20 and expecting a mid-Aug delivery will be a "good" average time frame. My order has the Protection Package and we've learned that those orders are on hold. For how long we still cannot wrangle out of our sources. So my outlook is a little more bleak in that a mid-Aug delivery like yours would be wonderful and very surprising. I truely don't expect it to be any earlier than late-Aug or even into Sep.
2) You probably wonder how I know some of these interesting facts about the plant and such. If you know your VON# you should also get to know your order status code (BX is a good one, next step is D and your car will be ready for scheduling its build). Keep pestering your dealer until he can provide you the VIN#. DC Customer Service can inform you of your order status as long as it is still in B status, but once it goes into D they will not tell you much other than their "estimated build/ship date" which are notoriously wrong.
Once you get a VIN# you should join the Brampton Forum (or join now and learn a little more about the process of building cars) at http://bramptonassembly.com/board/index.php. It will take a $25 (CND) donation to get access to the VIN tracking forums. It is well worth it and a great way to entertain yourself (or cause heartaches) as you wait all these weeks.
That and my dealer told me today he and the fleet manager checked into the closing and learned that during the 2 week shutdown they do some re-tooling. Might be the time that management can tweek processes and fix slight problems with robotic programming and such. Hard to say, but those plant workers put a lot of pride in the work they do and they have earned their time off.camero said:Guess they like to have a vacation too
AMEN TO THAT! They did an AWESOME job on my Charger!CO-Charger said:Hard to say, but those plant workers put a lot of pride in the work they do and they have earned their time off.