Originally Posted by djb383
Doesn't sound to me like any of the Dealership or Corporate BS has changed since 1985, with regard to a "ordered" vehicle.
I paid a deposit and "ordered" a top of the line 1985 Dodge window/passenger van in Dec 1984.......same old song and dance for 6 months 'til it arrived at the dealership May 1985. Got all kinds of stories as to what was holding it up. Last story was, Dodge fell behind on CAFE mpg numbers so no trucks were leaving the factory with 360 CID motors until CAFE mpg numbers came back up.
Thats exactly why I posted something to the effect that nothing has changed from the "old days"......and it also explains why so many people pay top dollar buying one off the lot instead of ordering one...wonder what the breakdown would be from one mfg to the next...