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Old 11-06-2019, 10:53 AM
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Default Corvette officially delayed

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Old 11-06-2019, 10:56 AM
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Leave it to the union to screw up my Christmas present.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:03 AM
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And this is news now?

You just wait until the guys and galls all go back to work and see what sort of quality they produce. That car is going to be riddled with recalls and defects!
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This is why I am delaying my purchase until next year ! I don't want disgruntled employees building my car.
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First, screw these union cry babies. Second, why on God's earth would they make more C7's based on this delay? They're already being deeply discounted in anticipation of nobody wanting them after the C8's are on the floor.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
First, screw these union cry babies. Second, why on God's earth would they make more C7's based on this delay? They're already being deeply discounted in anticipation of nobody wanting them after the C8's are on the floor.
There's only one reason as far as I can see. One department isn't accountable to another department. Each department runs as it's own identity trying to meet it's own objectives set out at the beginning of each fiscal year. Some departments will win and some will loose. But that process shows the company where their strengths are and their weakness are. And theoretically speaking, a company should be able to grow from that knowledge.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:58 PM
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my guess in addition to the delay due to the strike there may be some last minute glitches to be ironed out. Chevy has a lot riding on such such a radical departure from past platforms.it has to be near prefect. It’s basically why no 1983
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
First, screw these union cry babies. Second, why on God's earth would they make more C7's based on this delay? They're already being deeply discounted in anticipation of nobody wanting them after the C8's are on the floor.
They had builds still in process, parts, etc., for C7s and they didn't get finished before the strike.

Trust me, they didn't callup the 1000 suppliers a couple weeks ago and say "i'd like a couple hundred more C7 parts"...

As far as issues to be worked out, there wasn't a launch in history that didn't... at any OEM. Heck, one of the reasons the Japanese hit it out of the part when they started importing is that they built a version for their home market for a year or two before exporting. And before I get flamed, I didn't say the only reason...
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
They had builds still in process, parts, etc., for C7s and they didn't get finished before the strike.
GM had sold x-number of C7's and at the time of the strike, there was 3 weeks of production left, so I would guarantee all of the parts needed to build those sold cars were already ordered and most delivered.
The current advice from GM is that C8 production starts on February 3, 2020 - which is a 7 week delay from the original December 12th date - not sure why they need an extra week.
The bigger issue is, with all of the 2020 production pre-sold, it will delay the 2021's being built until mid-October instead of the 3rd week of August - meaning I will need to reconsider my order slot for a first week's production 2021's as I am not sure I want to take delivery of the car in early November only to put it away around Thanksgiving.
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Wonder if they fixed the issue of the glass breaking due to chassis flexing??
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Good thing “Route 66” was already filmed!
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I could care zero F's here - Simple version to me is the union was not being heard or waited until the launch dates for the most radical design change in Corvette history knowing that demand would be high & timed everything to throw a wrench into it all for their demands - The way it goes sometimes - Makes sense to me on both sides of the fence here

I wouldn't be concerned about build quality once they get back online because if it gets criticized as a crappy build they will all be out of work in short order

Unless your are involved it's hard to have a say in it between the workers & management
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First, screw these union cry babies. Second, why on God's earth would they make more C7's based on this delay? They're already being deeply discounted in anticipation of nobody wanting them after the C8's are on the floor.
I have a buddy trolling dealers with a very low bid for a C7 manual with a certain package. He would be happy to buy one but could care less if he doesn’t. A few have started to counter and are coming 6-8k away from his price of around 30% off sticker. I’m guessing by end of year he will be driving one. Some of the cars he is looking at have been sitting on dealers lots for 8 months.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
I have a buddy trolling dealers with a very low bid for a C7 manual with a certain package. He would be happy to buy one but could care less if he doesn’t. A few have started to counter and are coming 6-8k away from his price of around 30% off sticker. I’m guessing by end of year he will be driving one. Some of the cars he is looking at have been sitting on dealers lots for 8 months.
I am guessing if he is looking for 30% off MSRP, when all the big dealers are at 15 or 18-20% discounts depending upon whether you qualify for GM's $3,000 Corvette Loyalty rebate and $1,000 GM financing rebate, that your friend will not be driving a C7 Corvette. While there are decent numbers of inventory around, there is zero incentive for the dealers to sell C7's at a loss because there is not a single dealer who will have a C8 to sell from inventory until some time in calendar year 2021, more than 12 months from now - most every dealer has their 2020 and half their 2021 allocations already spoken for with cash deposits.
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Wonder if they fixed the issue of the glass breaking due to chassis flexing??
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Originally Posted by oceansmasher View Post
This is why I am delaying my purchase until next year ! I don't want disgruntled employees building my car.
They still have to build C7's before they can even do the change over.
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Wonder if they fixed the issue of the glass breaking due to chassis flexing??
You can fault GM for a lot of things, but they are among the best at making a chassis.
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Well not in a hurry but ADMIRAL is on board with the C8. We may actually end up buying one

Figured strike was going to delay production but it is what it is . Not in any hurry

First model year can have issues BUT in long run hold value more but I am not a car collector.
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..........Some departments will win and some will loose. But that process shows the company where their strengths are and their weakness are. And theoretically speaking, a company should be able to grow from that knowledge.
This makes no sense. At the end of the org chart, all the accounts flow to one big pot of money. Playing inter-departmental games with money is stupid and against the overall goal of the company. At the end of the day, company money is company money, regardless of which pot it is in.
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Mid engine needs to be delayed ! Can you say fiero!
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