frustrated at the order/build/assembly process
This is probably just me venting, but I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated at the lack of info, and bad info which has been presented to me throughout my order by the dealership, and the VA's
1st, let me go back to the beginning so you can get a clear picture. I put down a deposit at a metro Detroit dealership back in August, and I was 7-8 on the waiting list. At the time, I was told I should have a car in the march/April 2011 time frame.
In Jan 2011, The dealership told me that I wouldn't see a car till fall of 2011, and they wouldn't get a demo / test drive Volt until Jan of 2012. At this point I was concerned the dealer didn't have correct info, and just made things up, as many here have reported., mainly because I saw a press release from Chevy that demo Volts would be out in a few months., not a year later, as the dealer told me
So Via Facebook, I was connected to a VA, who took a few weeks and did some research, and basically came back with no more info then what the dealer told me.
So in March, I started calling around other dealerships to try and see if I could find a Volt sooner. Not at any time did the VA offer this as a service she could perform, which based on what I have seen here, they clearly do.
My original dealer called me on April 4th, and told me some people on the waiting list dropped off, and I'm up, so I go in, and we get the order placed, and I'm happy as can be. A few weeks later my VA calls me with a TPW of 5/16. Near the end of April my dealer calls me to inform me they now have a demo volt, and I go in and take it for a test drive, they also inform me my TPW is 5/9. I call my VA to verify the TPW, and told it was updated to 5/9.
So I'm very happy, and I attend the open house last week, hoping one of the silver Volts I see on the line, may be mine.
I wait for a VIN #, and I wait, and I wait. As of today, I don't see anything new @ chevroletconnects.com I have been at 3400 since 4/20
I call up the general VA # this morning to try and get some info, and she speaks to a different department, and comes back and tells me the TPW is just an estimate, and it can take up to 2 weeks after the TPW for a car to be built.
Now as someone who owns a few businesses, I understand estimates, and have no issue with that. However When I see others post here who have moved to 3400 after me, and already have a car built, and shipped, that concerns me.
So in short. I'm disappointed that it would appear other cars/orders have been put in front of mine, while I spend 500 hundred+ of dollars in gas a month to foreign oil companies, and would much rather be giving that to GM, a Local company.
2011 Silver Volt # 3945 arrived home 6/3/11
As of 5/26/12
Percentage on Electric:97.3%
Fuel Economy:1,098 MPG
Electric Economy:28 kW-hr/100 miles
Combined Economy:xxx MPGe
Gallons Fuel Saved:916 gal verses my Jeep Liberty
Est. CO2 Avoided:9,111 lbs