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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Need to build - lead time?

Looks like we're going to need to do a factory build as my dealer has not been able to get what we want from other dealers. He is telling me 6 - 8 week. Is that what you guys are being told and/or experienced recently?
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That's what all the dealers I talked to said as well.
The biggest issue I have is not knowing the incentives until delivery. That's gambling a few thousand dollars. I'm trying to get a hold of Chrysler to ask about this.
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Orders have been taking 5-6 weeks lately.

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I was told by the dealer that if I order then all the incentives going on right now will be honored as part of the agreement when the van arrives. And if the incentives get better then I can have those in lieu of the originals.
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I was told by the dealer that if I order then all the incentives going on right now will be honored as part of the agreement when the van arrives. And if the incentives get better then I can have those in lieu of the originals.
Yes, that's the way it works with Chrysler. But some dealers give out their own version of this information. I'm guessing they just don't know and don't care enough to get clarification from Chrysler.

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We inked a deal early this afternoon and they are placing the order today and discussing the lead time with their Chrysler rep. The sales manager seems to think 5 - 6 weeks is on the long side. Their belief is that a unit already in process can be upgraded to what I ordered reducing the lead time quite a bit. Once they have more information around timing they will let me know.

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Their belief is that a unit already in process can be upgraded to what I ordered reducing the lead time quite a bit.
I've never heard of that. The VIN is assigned about 24 hours after the order is placed and that VIN ties directly to the equipment the car is built with. Maybe they can update the VIN database after it's assigned, but I wouldn't count on it.

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Yeah, I'm sure its not going to happen.

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I've never heard of that. The VIN is assigned about 24 hours after the order is placed and that VIN ties directly to the equipment the car is built with. Maybe they can update the VIN database after it's assigned, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Just for your reference, my experience:

I ordered my vehicle on Sep 30 at about 4:30pm.
My vehicle was built on Oct 24 at 10am
It was held back for "testing" for a couple of days in Windsor
and arrived at the dealership on Nov 2.
Final Paperwork completed Nov 3
Vehicle prepped Nov 4
Picked it up on Nov 5 9am

Granted I live about 4h from Windsor, so it is trucked directly from the plant (no rail).

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We inked a deal early this afternoon and they are placing the order today and discussing the lead time with their Chrysler rep. The sales manager seems to think 5 - 6 weeks is on the long side. Their belief is that a unit already in process can be upgraded to what I ordered reducing the lead time quite a bit. Once they have more information around timing they will let me know.
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I've never heard of that. The VIN is assigned about 24 hours after the order is placed and that VIN ties directly to the equipment the car is built with. Maybe they can update the VIN database after it's assigned, but I wouldn't count on it.
I think we should start a thread titled"the crazy things we've heard from our dealerships"😁

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