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Over 6,000 orders, 84% SS....

Received this in an email from GM earlier today:

To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end.

Orders to date:

LS: 2%
1LT: 4%
2LT: 10%
1SS: 7%
2SS: 77%

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Received this in an email from GM earlier today:

To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end
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Orders to date:

LS: 2%
1LT: 4%
2LT: 10%
1SS: 7%
2SS: 77%
84% SS?
Goes against Camaros sales history

That 77% number is scary, maybe my thoughts of dreamers is true...

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Received this in an email from GM earlier today:

To date we have accepted over 6000 sold orders, 84% of which are SS. We will not be able to build in this model mix, so make sure you are setting your customer's expectations correctly to avoid the high potential for dissatisfaction. But keep taking sold orders !!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, the allocation number we have given you is for the first 20,000 built covering production thru September. If things go right we will far surpass that number by year end.
Can someone explain this in more detail? What do they mean by "We will not be able to build in this model mix"?

And the second quote seems a little lost on me.

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honestly.. not that i dont think the 5th gen will be a hit.. but i think i may wait a couple months after there released because with 77% 2SS, theres bound to be a few that dont want it. ill drive a used with with 3k miles on the clock for $5k less then msrp off the lot
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Can someone explain this in more detail? What do they mean by "We will not be able to build in this model mix"?

And the second quote seems a little lost on me.

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i think it means they won't be able to build 77% of the cars as a 2SS...Of coarse it's still early, but if that ratio continues, there may be a waiting period for all the 2SS's to arrive.

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i think it means they won't be able to build 77% of the cars as a 2SS...Of coarse it's still early, but if that ratio continues, there may be a waiting period for all the 2SS's to arrive.
That seems odd to me. I would think it would harder to make the lesser amount orders. I would imagine they have to switch out the line parts to make a different models so switching it out for smaller orders would be harder than switching it out to make a bunch of one kind. Just make the line ready for 2SS and let her role

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That seems odd to me. I would think it would harder to make the lesser amount orders. I would imagine they have to switch out the line parts to make a different models so switching it out for smaller orders would be harder than switching it out to make a bunch of one kind. Just make the line ready for 2SS and let her role
it was just a guess...it might have something to do with parts availability...I don't know.

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Sean_W, they are set up to build more V6s than the V8s. They don't build all of them to order, they mass produce the cars, and when your order comes through, they build it the way you said so.



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I think this is a classic example of "their eyes being bigger than their stomachs."
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