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Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? #4809310
07/09/18 02:59 PM
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Mr Nice Offline OP
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Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses buying off dealer lot ?

You picked the exact options and skipped options you never wanted.
Did dealership try and get you to buy what they had on their lot and make a big fuss about ordering what they don't have ?


Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809314
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Yes, the Pilot I have now. Didn't have anything to do with options, just color for exterior and interior. Back in 1970, I ordered a roadrunner with exactly what I wanted and waited 3 months for it to come in.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809315
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses buying off dealer lot ?

You picked the exact options and skipped options you never wanted.

Yup, many times.


Quote:
Did dealership try and get you to buy what they had on their lot and make a big fuss about ordering what they don't have ?
Not at all, but it depends on a particular vehicle, I suppose.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809348
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Nope. Most of mine were impulse buys. Then again, I've only bought three new, and one CPO, off a dealer lot. Rest were private sales. One of the new was optioned the way we wanted it (wife didn't like the color but I don't think it was offered), another was how the wife wanted, and third was close enough.

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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: supton] #4809349
07/09/18 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: supton
Nope. Most of mine were impulse buys. Then again, I've only bought three new, and one CPO, off a dealer lot. Rest were private sales.


Yup, same here. Charger came right out of the showroom, JGC was a dealer demo driven by one of the partners and the new truck was fresh off the shipping trailer, hadn't even been PDI'd yet.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809356
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I tried to order my 2006 RAV4, but week after week went by and my salesman said my order wasn't being taken by Toyota...I was mystified, but he said they didn't necessarily accept every order that was submitted to them.
I was visiting the showroom to talk about this when a saleslady I hadn't worked with told me "they" were waiting me out until I gave up and bought a Lexus RX350 instead...anybody trying to order a "RAV6" with lots of options was being forced into a waiting game. I took this to mean Toyota was behind it, but I suppose it could have been a game the salesman was playing.
Sometime after this, I got an email from the parent company of the dealership asking me about my "experience" and I unloaded, said I was having a terrible time and driving other vehicles (got close to committing to a V8 Dodge Magnum and was glad I didn't do that) so I wouldn't have to deal with Toyota anymore. This got back to my salesman and he called me with an attitude because my comments were a black mark against him with his boss...told him I didn't care and that they'd better cancel my order. He called again the next day full of apologies and said they found "my" RAV4 on a boat on its way to the US, except it didn't have the premium sound system. I told him that was good enough and the deal was back on.

Then, just before delivery, the salesman called me and said that we need to schedule my appointment to have my car driven to a nearby state to have the heated leather seats installed. It was a huge sticking point with me to have the car delivered with premium OEM seats, but the car on the boat actually had cloth w/ no heat. I was exasperated, but had totally dropped my car search and was a few days from having a car I really wanted...the salesman swore that the materials were all OEM and my car would only be gone for 2 days. I caved.
Of course, I saw a RAV4 with factory heated seats sometime later and the switches for mine were totally different. I'd guess the leather was not Toyota, either. Everything worked fine until I traded the car in 8 years later, at least. Bugged me that some hundreds of the earliest miles on the car were with somebody I didn't know driving...

I bought my next car off the lot. I'd only consider ordering a new car now if the car industry were slumping and they were desperate for business...less likely to play games then, I would think.

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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809364
07/09/18 03:51 PM
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I factory ordered my Corvette and the dealer didn't try to talk me into one that they had on their lot because they know that Corvette owners are often very specific in what they want. I would have never found the exact combination that I ordered, as it is red with the light gray interior and that interior is hardly ever paired up with red. Plus I wanted mine with very few options on it too, and most of the Corvettes on dealer lots up here are loaded up with tons of options.

I also factory ordered the first brand new car I ever bought, it was a 1988 Dodge Shadow ES Turbo. At that time it was fall 1987 and the dealers didn't even have any 88 models in stock yet, so they had no choice but to order it.

My 1998 Firebird Formula was also factory ordered. The Formula was a rare model that most dealers didn't bother keeping in stock, they would order loaded up Trans Ams or base model Firebirds instead.

Hey, I just realized that every brand new car that I've ever factory ordered has a model year ending with an 8. smile


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809365
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Yes,

My '08 Toyota YAris sedan Pacific Blue.

Took about 2 months to get it. (So I guess it was already somewhere in US...)

No deals on the price or financing (they where flying of the lot, we are talking about 2008 time-wise).

I took it over with 22 miles (my guess it landed in a warehouse somewhere in IN).


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809368
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Yes. Although it was not "made to order", it was already made and waiting on the factory lot. It just happened that the dealer didn't have that particular trim in his lot, and neither did the nearby dealers. Waited 3 weeks.

Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809370
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I ordered our Impala in February, and received the car approx. 10 weeks later. No problem at all with the dealer. With my build sheet in hand, I got quotes from three dealers. They were pretty close in price, went with the best price which happened to be the dealer who provided the (2) test drives. It was nice to give them the business, because of the test drives. The price was good/fair, I thought.

The Impala's on the lots had the wrong options/colors for me, so ordering was my best option for that car.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809378
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I have ordered several. Actually more than several.
I ordered a car for my mother and when it showed up it had 700
miles on it and cigarette ashes in the ashtray.

They just traded for a car that had the options i wanted and
that car was in the 30 day money back guarantee they were having.
Well they got to keep that Turkey.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809389
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The only new vehicle I purchased new was the Corolla at that time (2008) the recession was in full swing and I could either order a new Corolla or pay $2500 less for a 4 year old one. Small used cars were selling for a premium.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809398
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If I could afford a new car, I'd order it the way I want rather than buying it off the lot.

Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809400
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I suspect the previous owner of my old 89 Caprice did this; How I got crank windows and electric locks, I'll never know.


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Re: Anyone ever ordered a new vehicle verses car lot ? [Re: Mr Nice] #4809410
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My wife and I ordered a 2007 Toyota Sienna from Cedric Theel Toyota in Bismarck, North Dakota when the Canadian dollar was worth more than the US dollar. More recently, I ordered a 2011 Ford F150 and a 2018 Ford F150, both from local small town dealers. I'm particular about how my vehicles are equipped and not in a hurry. I never received pressure or felt the deal was worse than purchasing off the lot.


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