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Old 06-02-2013, 01:30 AM
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could the gray color from the car show vids be the Granite Crystal color that is on production delay?


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:32 AM
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could the gray color from the car show vids be the Granite Crystal color that is on production delay?

That's interesting? I wasn't aware of this issue at all. If so, I would be very interested, and may regret my current order.

The color on the auto show Limited was listed as "tri-coat mineral gray", which is a bit different than the currently offered mineral gray. Oddly,I was not even able to order the existing mineral grey, which is obviously most like the auto show color. It wasn't even offered! Bait and switch? It worked appearantly.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:49 AM
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here's the list of options that would cause a delayed order:

(EXF) 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine
(PAU) Granite Crystal paint
(QX8) Black paint
(PBU) True Blue paint
(PAR) Maximum Steel paint
(PUG) Black Gold Pearl paint
(PCL) Blue Streak Pearl paint
(PEP) Western Brown paint
(PFA) Prairie Pearl paint

Looks like some new colors coming for '14. Possibly Granite replaces Mineral, as they appear to be pretty close to the same color (google image of Dodge Challenger Granite). True Blue would look sharp on a Sport...
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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Ts3, could you explain why these color choices may hold up production?


I have to say, I wish these colors were available as options when I ordered on May 23. Not only were most of them not available on the Limited, some of them were not offered on the Longhorn.

Are some of those colors 2014 only? If so, which colors on which trim levels? Are they available for order now (I will google Granite as you suggested)?
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As I mentioned, I didn't receive an order sheet from the dealer. My VOTS page shows my vehicle in stage 2 of 8 "production scheduled". I do not have a VIN number in my possession. How did you get your VIN? I wouldn't have thought it could be on the dealer order sheet.
I definitely have both a VIN and a VON - it was on the 'Priced Order Confirmation' (POC) that I received from my dealer. They sent this to me to show the Rambox option add.

Status states: D - firm schedule: serial number assigned
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I definitely have both a VIN and a VON - it was on the 'Priced Order Confirmation' (POC) that I received from my dealer. They sent this to me to show the Rambox option add.

Status states: D - firm schedule: serial number assigned

So Gombater, when did you place your order? I read in places on this forum that some folks waited weeks before receiving VINs. Is your dealer very much on the ball, or does mine just suck?
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JCC11,

Here's where I got that info, it's for 2014 models:
http://www.arifleet.com/publications/lead_times_delays/

and this one lists production start/end dates:
http://www.arifleet.com/publications...tart-up_dates/

I'm assuming the order due date is for the leasing company to have a few weeks to get the order in before Chrysler's "last call" due date for orders. Not sure if that applies to the order bank open date...

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Why does Ram seem to have such a hard time getting their act together. Taking orders for trucks without actually knowing what the package contains. Not knowing lead times. The 2014's will be available for order soon yet no info has been officially released on the 2014 MY. If I did my job as poorly as Ram marketing I would no longer have one.
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I'm going to order my limited tomorrow, but I didn't know about the colors of the 2014's. Does anyone know what the price difference between the 2013's to the 2014's are. If it isn't much of a difference, which I cant see there being much, I think I might just hold off and get 2014 limited with the granite crystal. I think that granite crystal color is better than the mineral grey that is offered now.
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I'm going to order my limited tomorrow, but I didn't know about the colors of the 2014's. Does anyone know what the price difference between the 2013's to the 2014's are. If it isn't much of a difference, which I cant see there being much, I think I might just hold off and get 2014 limited with the granite crystal. I think that granite crystal color is better than the mineral grey that is offered now.

Over the last few weeks that the Limited has been available for order, there have been more questions from prospective buyers than answers from RAM. It has been very frustrating, as you can read in this thread.

It is so late in the model year that I feel almost foolish ordering a 2013. The problem though is that I was unable to definitively confirm that the Limited will be immediately available for order for model year 2014. It very well could be a very late release for summer of '14, just like it is this year. That is why I pulled the trigger. Color choices may make me regret this, but considering the 2013 is only offered in four colors, I'm not sure what to do.

Price will probably be only a bit higher, but incentives will be different. A year from now, when they begin taking orders for the 2014 Limited, there may be plenty of end of model year incentives!

I saw the Granite today on a Challenger. Its darker than the current Mineral Gray by several shades.
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