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The SS wont just be low volume, but it will also see its distribution limited to bigger markets and dealerships that have done well selling sports cars.About 1,500 Chevrolet dealerships will get to sell the 2014 SS, so each dealer will receive approximately 3.5 cars ;).

For the first model year and maybe longer the SS will only be retailed in areas that love their Chevy RWD's, especially Camaro and Corvette. Areas including large metros in the Northeast, Florida, California, Texas, Michigan and Illinois. I'd say most of California is doubtful....

In a surprising move of foresight on the Generals part, geographic sales data for the Ford Taurus SHO and some BMW 5-series models were used in deciding who, what, and where.

The retail plans are likely going to piss off some long time dealers, especially those missing out on the Corvettes launch. Its obvious the distribution is restricted because of the limited production numbers, but Chevy obviously does not want an SS lounging on a dealers lot in Greenwich Village when it could be sold to an uppity Texan for $5k + MSRP.

Interesting from a business standpoint, terrifying from a consumer standpoint. Is anyone concerned the SS will be MIA at the local Chevy Shop?

 

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The limited number of dealers allowed to sell our SS's answers a question I had for our local (10 miles away) Chevy dealer. Two weeks ago I posed a question to the sales staff, while acting totally dumb, if they could tell me about the SS. They expounded quite a bit on this and that about the car. Then I asked if they are taking orders?? The two sales guys said "the car is not orderable yet". I then asked if they had received their allocation yet?? They got a wierd look on their faces and said no, no allocation for the SS. This dealer specializes in non performance oriented cars. Now then, the dealer I ordered my SS from the end of June, is 32 miles away and specializes in CTS-V's, ZL-!'s and Vette's, lots of all of these. And to the best of my knowledge only has two SS's coming in the first batch. One is for me!!! And the sales manager reminds of this. So it looks like it is performance dealers vs. non-performance dealers. I hope no one here gets burned thinking their dealer is actually taking an order when they don't qualify to receive the SS.
 

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4 Chevy dealers in the Austin TX area all confirmed they were getting at least one (some 2) SS allocations, and were able to tell me the color and sunroof selection (mostly black and reds). All offered to order one for me the way I wanted it, and all said they would go with MSRP, no mark up. I ordered White with a sunroof. I'm still going to see if I can get it closer to invoice (once that's published) might as well try. Of course, nothing in writing yet, as the order was just a pre order, nothing official as of now. I've posted on another thread awhile back that the GM card website updated their 2014 models' redemption limits and show the SS on there with 1k. Sometimes they send out special offers which can increase that allowance to 3k or so. We did it on my wife's SRX, you work out your best deal with the dealer then take the redemption off of that, they don't even have to know about it until you've agreed on a price. May help offset the dang gas guzzler tax at least.
 

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My dealer has yet to receive the allocation. As I said in another thread, I put $500 down on just the allocation, which too goes towards the car, Andrew only expect to be able to get 1 or 2 SS's. He said within 30 days he would have the allocation.
 

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I don't see them making a whole bunch to stock up in the dealer lots. If they do I just know the **** jockeys will be taking them for joy rides before we can even get our hands on them.
 
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