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If you would look at the attached planned production schedule at Elizabeth Assembly for the Chevy SS, you will see that in fact GM is limiting production by planning to make a total of 6,210 vehicles by the end of 2014. Anyway the start of production shows as August of this year and I don't think that we will see these until late fall - early winter, just in time for the snow to fall in the Northern part of the country.
 

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That would be a production forecast. Could be more could be less, it all depends on actual orders but the August scheduled start is pretty late given your nearly in winter when it arrives.
On the plus side the Aussie dollar is trending down and headed toward 92 cent from 1.05 plus only a few weeks ago. As I write it is currently 96cent
 

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How does Holden have a month by month breakout of production numbers for a car that will only be built to order and for which no orders have been placed? I get the sense that GM is totally flying by the seat of their pants on the SS and half the time have no idea what they're doing from one week to the next.

1) Announce price. If you're not ready to announce price, and I have no idea why that would be the case on a car with one option, then at least announce the date you will be announcing price.

2) Announce the ordering procedure and take orders. If you're not ready for that either, announce the date you will be announcing the ordering procedure and taking orders.

GM treats its customers like they're unsophisticated desperate retards. Keep that up long enough and all they'll have for customers are unsophisticated desperate retards. I can't in good conscience stroke a $40,000 check to them, because if they can't manage to deliver a good customer experience for ordering the car, imagine how useless they'll be when they need to stand behind it.

And make no mistake, they will need to stand behind it. The GTOs were a blast but rife with widespread manufacturer's defects, and GM wasn't exactly proactive about making it right. Their first response was universally to claim the car had been abused by the owner. Only after the same complaints piled up on the forums did a TSB get issued.

Holden is a better builder than GM overall, but that's not exactly the world standard, either. I'll check in from time to time here but the odds of me buying this car are less than 5% at this point.
 

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I find it ludicrous that they haven't announced more. Heck Vauxhall have just announced the VXR8 GTS (New GTS with LSA) at 55,990 pounds and they are already taking orders.
The only difference being that orders would be going direct to HSV in Melbourne by passing the NA Chevy channels.
Deliveries of the car will happen by the end of the year to the UK.

That forecast sheet strikes me as a bit odd I don't know why though?
 

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This is the GM "M Schedule" which is the manufacturing forecast and is what suppliers build their parts to. It is usually very reliable at +/- 1-2% differential. I only listed the Chevy SS, not the other lines to be built at this plant. I don't have the start of production date, but the schedule is what it is and I'll keep all posted every couple of months to see if there is a change. I just don't see a very high performance car with summer only tires being shipped for sale in the USA in the late 3rd or early 4th quarter of the year as a very promising start.
 

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It probably is reliable when they're producing cars ahead of demand. How it works on a car they're building per individual order I have no idea. And yeah, add a winter release to the long list of head scratchers on GM's handling of the car. I really believe they think people will be so ga-ga over getting the LS3 they'll be willing to forgive anything.
 

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Well,

I am still number one on my dealers list, I live in FL and could not care less when they release it. I am dealing with the owner so I get the latest news. If there is no demand up north I presume I will get my car sooner.

I have some stick shift cars, but I prefer an automatic in this particular vehicle since it will be my wife's daily driver.

I don't need a test drive, and I will be enjoying the ride soon. And I am happy with the LS-3. Life is good.
 

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I'm also in the South and also #1 on my dealer's list. I'm okay with the AT and I think 415hp is more than enough fun. But my back can be tricky and some car seats are pretty much intolerable to me, so I have to at least be able to sit in one before I'd commit. GM isn't making it easy. Maybe once you get yours I can coax you into a steak dinner or a bottle of single malt scotch in exchange for some seat time ;)
 
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Single malt? Here sir, have my like.
 

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GTO Guy said:

"I'm also in the South and also #1 on my dealer's list. I'm okay with the AT and I think 415hp is more than enough fun. But my back can be tricky and some car seats are pretty much intolerable to me, so I have to at least be able to sit in one before I'd commit. GM isn't making it easy. Maybe once you get yours I can coax you into a steak dinner or a bottle of single malt scotch in exchange for some seat time."


No problem, my wife is from Swainsboro. We visit there several times a year.

I have had a couple of back operations too. You know it is not particularly expensive to have seats modified. If the seats bother me or my wife, I will have them fixed. I still have my 96 Impala SS and I do not plan to sell it, although I don't drive it a lot any more. I have been waiting for this car since they discontinued the G8.

It would be difficult to replicate the car, but easy to fix the seats.

Jim
 

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I originally heard it would be capped at 5000 units every year, hearing 6,210 sure is better. Unless I heard wrong? Was 6,210 the number originally announced?
 

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They are projections - not goals.

They could be way off.

Like said before. It is built to order so they have no way of telling exactly how many to make to meet the demand. They are just guessing.
 
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