**** UPDATE: ISSUE WAS RESOLVED AMICABLY WITH THE HELP OF VOLT ADVISERS. I TAKE BACK THE ABOVE SUBJECT LINE ****
Really feel left out in the cold on this one:
I put a deposit down on a CA low emissions Volt through my dealer Feb 24. Meanwhile, I'm renting a car (assured of no more than a 6 week wait).
A week later news comes out about the shut down. My dealer told me my order would be fulfilled before the shutdown.
My Volt made it all the way to the end of the assembly line before I was told not only was my car going to sit unfinished at the end of the line, but the line had shut down almost a week early.
(Even better, my dealer tells me there were people who ordered cars after me and still had theirs completed).
Now I'm expected to wait 12 weeks from the time of my order (best case according to the dealer) for the privilege of owning a Volt.
So here i am with a growing car rental bill, already $600 in the hole with no end in sight.
My dealer looked around for completed cars, every time he found one, it was already sold. According to him there isn't 1 HOV volt in all of California that isn't fully loaded and $45,000.
After I was strung along and assured I wouldn't have to wait so long -- Crickets. Nothing from GM. No word, no assistance. I'm being ignored. The moderator for the Volt twitter handle said he'd connect me with customer service and they were working on my problem but a week and $$ later, I havent received a word from anyone. The twitter moderator is now ignoring me.
No "thank you for your patience," no "we value your business," no "we apologize for the wait." Nothing. GM doesn't care.
If this is how GM treats you when you're TRYING to give them your business, I can't imagine how they might treat you're stuck with a $40,000 car...
And GM is doubling down on PR to win the public? I'm trying to give them business and they couldn't be doing more to drive me away!
Time to start looking for a Prius?