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"I don't know if you got your SS But its going to get harder."
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To Chevrolet Dealers:

At the end of this month, a number of new product features and changes will occur on the 2010 Chevy Camaro. Outlined below are the changes and their impact.

Product Change #1 - Rear Park Assist:
Introduction of Rear Park Assist (RPO: UD7) as a standard feature on 2LT (1EH37) and 2SS (1ET37) models, as well as an addition to the Convenience and Connectivity Package (RPO: SRJ) for the 1LT model effective with production the week of Monday, August 31, 2009.

Impact:
• The base model price of the 2LT, 2SS and the option package price of the Convenience and Connectivity Package will increase by $295 MSRP.
• STOCK orders scheduled to be produced the week of August 31, 2009, will have Rear Park Assist automatically added to orders and their prices adjusted accordingly.
• SOLD orders “in process” (Event 2000 or greater) will be produced without Rear Park Assist regardless of when the order is scheduled for production, and the MSRP will not reflect the $295 increase.
• Camaro SOLD orders “on hand” for 2LT and 2SS models, and 1LT models with option code SRJ, as of Thursday, August 27, will be placed in an “error pending” status requiring corrective action.

Action Required:
• Dealers will need to add RPO: R7C, to their SOLD orders “on hand” (at Event 1100) to correct the error pending status.
• By adding R7C, the dealer acknowledges the addition of Rear Park Assist and the corresponding $295 MSRP model or package price increase.
• If the dealer does not add R7C, the order will remain error pending and will not be eligible for placement in subsequent Dealer Order Submission Cycles.

Product Change #2 - Rally Stripes:
All Rally Stripes will be installed in Oshawa effective with production the week of August 24, 2009.

Impact:
• The current Rally Stripes that are offered as LPO - Dealer Installed Accessories will be discontinued as of Monday, August 24, 2009, and replaced by Oshawa installed Rally Stripes.

Black Rally Stripes
Discontinued LPO: VZG
New RPO: C3O

Silver Rally Stripes
Discontinued LPO: VZF
New RPO: C2U

Orange Rally Stripes
Discontinued LPO: VYO
New RPO: C2T

Cyber Gray Rally Stripes
Discontinued LPO: VYY
New and Current RPO: B7W

White Rally Stripes
Discontinued LPO: VYZ
New and Current RPO: B7X

• The Cyber Gray and White Rally Stripes will retain their current RPO code, but will expand so that the RPO is available on all Camaro models (currently, the stripes are limited to 2LT and 2SS models only).
• All orders currently scheduled to be produced the week of August 24, 2009, will have their respective LPO Rally Stripes code removed, and the new RPO Rally Stripes code added. These units will have the Rally Stripes installed at Oshawa prior to shipping to the dealer after August 24, 2009.
• The new factory installed Rally Stripes will continue to be offered as “over-the-counter” accessories, in the event a customer desires the stripes after their vehicle is produced.
• The MSRP for these stripes will remain at $470.

Action Required:
• The new Rally Stripes RPO codes will be available for ordering in “Quick Spec” starting Saturday, August 29, 2009, and the normal Order Workbench Configurator starting Thursday, September 3, 2009.
• Dealers should continue to use the current Rally Stripes LPO codes until the new RPO codes are introduced. Orders with the current Rally Stripes LPO codes scheduled to be produced the week of Monday, August 24, 2009, will automatically be changed by Order Fulfillment to the new RPO codes.
• Dealers should start to utilize the new Rally Stripes RPO codes the week of Monday, August 31, 2009.

Product Change #3 - New LPOs
New LPO Accessories available the week of August 31, 2009.

Impact:
• Three new LPO Dealer Installed Accessories will be available for ordering the week of August 31, 2009.
o Vehicle Quarter Flares (LPO Code: VRV) - Available on all models, but not available with the LPO Ground Effect Kit (LPO Code: VDT).
o Satin Nickel Finish Fuel Door (LPO Code: VQL) - Available on all models.
o Cargo Mat (LPO Code: VLI) - Available on all models.
• These three, new LPOs join the long list of Camaro LPOs available, and allows customer to personalize their all new Camaro.

Action Required:
• Become familiar with these new LPOs, and begin to order them the week of August 31, 2009.
• These three new LPO codes will appear in Quick Spec on Saturday, August 29, 2009, and the normal Order Workbench Configurator on Thursday, September 3, 2009.

SS Model Constraint Starting This Week
In addition to these product enhancements, starting with this week’s Dealer Order Submission Cycle (the cycle that starts this Thursday, August 27, 2009), a production constraint will be in place for the Camaro SS models (codes 1ES37 and 1ET37). Depending on the upcoming production week, the constraint will vary between 40 - 60% of total Camaro production. The constraint is expected to be in place until the end of the model year run.

Impact:
• Dealers could potentially lose allocation if they do not maintain a variety of buildable Camaro LS, LT and SS orders “on hand” (Event 1100). A dealer who limits the bank to just SS (V8) models risks losing allocation during Pass 3 of the Dealer Order Submission Cycle due to the availability of buildable orders.

Action Required:
• Dealers should ensure there is a variety of order for Camaro LS, LT (V6 equipped models) and SS (V8 equipped) models “on hand” (orders at Event 1100) in their order banks.
• If dealer has SOLD orders for Camaro SS (V8) models “on hand” (Event 1100), these orders should be assigned the highest priority. This can be accomplished by changing the priority number of the highest desired order to “1″, and start sequentially assigning priority numbers from that point.
• If dealer has only STOCK Camaro orders “on hand”, dealer should still prioritize their Camaro SS models ahead of Camaro LS, LT models orders. This can be accomplished by following the above directions.

On behalf of the Camaro Launch Team, thank you again for all your work in making the Camaro’s return to the marketplace a homerun. If you did not catch the news, Camaro was again the number one brand in the Regular Sports Coupe market, out selling Mustang by 400 units in July, and vaulting us into second place on a calendar year to date basis in just five months.

Sincerely

Chevrolet Camaro Marketing Team
 

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I think it was a thread delete and a repost. Look at the OP post time. I commented after you did while I was still at work before 7:15 PST. I came home to check the thread and was like WTF? Maybe I am crazy!
 

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The thread was taken down for a quick review because of the content and then it got restored.

The OP was PM'd that it would be if the content was considered to be ok.
 

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Well, threads disappearing again....hmmmmm, I guess opinions are not wanted if they are not praising all that is Camaro!!! sounds like a homeowners assoc. all the sudden!!

BYE BYE
 

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I made reference that this is word for word content from an internal GM communication to its dealers. Those communications are meant to be for dealers and not reposted or distributed to the public. Obviously, a dealer posted it, it got copied to another site, and now it made its way here.

Now, a brief summary is another story.

I don't make the rules, I follow them.
 

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I'm all about leaked information and freedom of the press! Of course Dealers aren't going to be happy with the release of this information, because now people with SS's on order or those thinking of ordering may cancell or as someone put it in a comment in the first thread I posted that got deleted "a lot of people are going to be seriously looking at the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger now".

I myself am sticking with my order with Eric Hall at Classic in Grapevine. I know he'll take care of me. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm all about leaked information and freedom of the press! Of course Dealers aren't going to be happy with the release of this information, because now people with SS's on order or those thinking of ordering may cancell or as someone put it in a comment in the first thread I posted that got deleted "a lot of people are going to be seriously looking at the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger now".

I myself am sticking with my order with Eric Hall at Classic in Grapevine. I know he'll take care of me. :thumbsup:
Dealers don't care less, it is GM owned information, and there are penalties for posting word for word... If dealers cared, it wouldn't have got on the internet. The last time it happened, the party at a dealership posting info was out of a job hours later.

Even Eric knows better - but some do not.

As far as buying a mustang or challenger, I hear that cop out excuse all the time. Mustang has an awesome system called FAILSAFE MODE... it really is enjoyable to own when your car pops into it. Challenger? Gas hog slug...It should have been called the Chrysler Challenger - because it weighs as much as my Dads old 1972 Chrysler Imperial. To each his own, I was never one for second best though -
 

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I think it was a thread delete and a repost. Look at the OP post time. I commented after you did while I was still at work before 7:15 PST. I came home to check the thread and was like WTF? Maybe I am crazy!
The thread was taken down for a quick review because of the content and then it got restored.

The OP was PM'd that it would be if the content was considered to be ok.
:lol: Ok, makes sense. I was wondering why in the world would mods delete those replies and not the original post?

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REAR PARKING ASSIST?!

I'm sooooo glad I have my car already. How about you just learn how to drive? Just a suggestion. OR make it optional. *shakes head*
They really need to revamp the options packaging. The only thing I would want from the 2SS is leather. They can keep all the other gizmos. I can't be the only one who has that preference... or can I? :eek:

As an FYI, I posted the constraint earlier in the day:

http://www.moderncamaro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16941
I saw that, Scotty. It was the detailed post that got me a little irked. I would really like to know why they have decided to put a restraint on the SS. In case anyone missed it...

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This is going to cause even more gouging by dealers.

This may make people on the fence about which muscle car to purchase go to the Mustang GT or Challenger R/T.

Does this have anything to do with the government involvment of GM and the "green" agenda?
 

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Am i missing something - or just too early for me (i'm on the west coast).
It seems like just a shuffle of some RPO numbers and the addition of parking assist. Correct me if i'm wrong but aren't dealers usually held to selling models via ratio? Like let's say - for every 2 V-6 Camaros, you're allocated 1 V-8 SS. I remember similar circumstances in the mid 80's when i went looking for a Monte Carlo SS and Buick Grand National, supply was limited on both as i was told they had to have on hand a certain number of base & mid level cars in stock and the ratio always seems to favor these models.
 

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:lol: Ok, makes sense. I was wondering why in the world would mods delete those replies and not the original post?

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They really need to revamp the options packaging. The only thing I would want from the 2SS is leather. They can keep all the other gizmos. I can't be the only one who has that preference... or can I? :eek:



I saw that, Scotty. It was the detailed post that got me a little irked. I would really like to know why they have decided to put a restraint on the SS. In case anyone missed it...
How did you keep your post that got deleted? My response was (I thought) on of my better ones. Now it is gone forever. The problem with genius (at least in my case) is that it is fleeting, and a rare occurance. :)
 

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Hey I'm all about bells and whistles. The more the better for me. I'm just bumed if this pushes my order out even more. :eek:
 

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I'm a bit confused that this opinion as to why hasn't already been mentioned. I'm only speculating here, but apparently, the CAFE numbers have to be in line for GM for the Camaro model in order to meet the corporate goals. This means for every car built with less than great fuel economy, then there needs to be an offsetting number of higher economy cars to keep the numbers in line. There are threshold numbers that need to be tracked and kept above that corporate average fuel economy line. And production of a certain amount of gas sippers and those with a bit more in fuel needs dictate limitations.

So, I would imagine SS's were built in droves at first to satisfy the pre-order requirements. Now, GM needs to get those fuel numbers back in line, so I'm sure it has at least something to do with that. The other piece could be the parts suppliers have contracts to get paid for a minimum of X amount of parts based on projected numbers so they can actually use the parts and not have to pay for parts they're going to have to stock in a warehouse. It's not an easy task with just-in-time production methods.

GM was certainly front-end heavy on SS models. This is the only way to manipulate the fuel economy numbers, unfortunately. They could just cut off SS orders completely for a while...that would really suck.
 

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As far as buying a mustang or challenger, I hear that cop out excuse all the time. Mustang has an awesome system called FAILSAFE MODE... it really is enjoyable to own when your car pops into it. Challenger? Gas hog slug...It should have been called the Chrysler Challenger - because it weighs as much as my Dads old 1972 Chrysler Imperial. To each his own, I was never one for second best though -
I hear you loud and clear on the Challenger. It is a big fat heavy pig. I've test driven the V6, RT and SRT8 models. However the Challenger makes up for its weight in the looks department.

As far as the "failsafe mode" in the mustang...I've got an '06 Mustang GT and it has never "popped" into this mode. It's also amazing what a handheld tuner with a good tune will do to these cars.

My Mustang is actually a GREAT car. It's just that I believe the Camaro SS is better so I've ordered one! :thumbsup:
 

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How did you keep your post that got deleted? My response was (I thought) on of my better ones. Now it is gone forever. The problem with genius (at least in my case) is that it is fleeting, and a rare occurance. :)
I have a good memory ;)

I'm a bit confused that this opinion as to why hasn't already been mentioned. I'm only speculating here, but apparently, the CAFE numbers have to be in line for GM for the Camaro model in order to meet the corporate goals. This means for every car built with less than great fuel economy, then there needs to be an offsetting number of higher economy cars to keep the numbers in line. There are threshold numbers that need to be tracked and kept above that corporate average fuel economy line. And production of a certain amount of gas sippers and those with a bit more in fuel needs dictate limitations.

So, I would imagine SS's were built in droves at first to satisfy the pre-order requirements. Now, GM needs to get those fuel numbers back in line, so I'm sure it has at least something to do with that. The other piece could be the parts suppliers have contracts to get paid for a minimum of X amount of parts based on projected numbers so they can actually use the parts and not have to pay for parts they're going to have to stock in a warehouse. It's not an easy task with just-in-time production methods.

GM was certainly front-end heavy on SS models. This is the only way to manipulate the fuel economy numbers, unfortunately. They could just cut off SS orders completely for a while...that would really suck.
This what I suspect is the reason. I just like to throw my doom and gloom and misery out there since I don't have one.
 

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Gino,

If anyone that was getting email alerts to the thread, HAS that email of your post, then they SHOULD repost it here. I love reading your genius.

I am with Anthem, who gives a F. Things change, some for the better and some for the worse.

It's marketing the V6 cars to customers that might not buy a Cmaro, say someone looking for GOOD gas mileage but something sporty and they are looking at a Cobalt or something.

The sales guys, say, "Have you looked at the Camaro"

Customer, "Oh I can't afford a performance vehicle"

Sales guy, "Did you know that they get 29 mpg?"

Customer, "No I did not. "

It is all about marketing your product.

WE NEED TO SELL V6s.

That's all, well and maybe a little CAFE stuff too. :lol:
 
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