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Hope you get your car soon! One thing for sure you should check when you get the car is check out the paint for rail dust. When I bought my 2013 R/T new off the dealership lot, it had rail dust all over the rear quarters and back bumper area. The car is black and the dust was so bad it had embedded in the clear coat it seemed. I made the dealership buff it out before I accepted the car. Just something to look For! Good luck!


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The flooding in the mid-west is causing a lot of problems with the railroads, its hard to get railcars where they are needed when the tracks are underwater. By design, rail routes are built on the most level terrain available and thats usually near a river.

I ordered my Wide body scat pack 4 weeks ago, and it just went to JB status today. Im anxiously waiting too.
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My two cents. ordered my 2019 widebody, it took 4 weeks to build and 5 weeks to be delivered. live in NJ 550 miles from the plant, despite any lies that you hear, after that car leaves the plant no one and I mean no one knows where that car is. and you are right FCA should be able to track that car and they suck at it. I feel your pain brother, one day it will show up at the dealer and all will be forgotten. it was for me, enjoy your new ride.
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I ordered my Scat Pack on February 7th, it's still not even built and has been in D1 status for over a week with no estimated build date yet.

My last Audi I ordered didn't take this long and it had to take a boat ride. At least I'm getting Sublime out of this.
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I ordered my Scat Pack on February 7th, it's still not even built and has been in D1 status for over a week with no estimated build date yet.

My last Audi I ordered didn't take this long and it had to take a boat ride. At least I'm getting Sublime out of this.
This is NOT good news. Why is Dodge taking so long to make the Scat Pack? I ordered my Scat Pack Wide Body today (on 3/26/19).
The dealer told me that they should have a VON (Vehicle Order Number) within the next few days or sooner. I've been reading here in the forums that many people who ordered the Scat Pack on 3/12/19 and they got their Vin numbers quickly within 10 to 12 days after receiving their Vehicle Order Number (VON). And that they are getting their vehicles by 4/1/19. Why is it that some people get their Scat Packs in a few weeks and others get them many months later? What's going on at the Brampton plant? Are they having production issues causing them to delay making these particular Scat Packs? Does anybody know if there's currently any problems at the Brampton plant that's causing the delays with production as well as with the deliver of the Challenger Scat Pack?

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Thanks for the links and everyone's feedback. I see I'm not the only one. I guess we just have to be patient. It gets here when it gets here.....but I still don't have to like it
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The above article about the rail car shortage is from July 21, 2018 which was last year. Has the rail car shortage been continuously been happening for the last 8 months since July of last year?
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this is reminiscent of the airlines mothballing planes (and even brand new ones @ delivery) to pack remaining planes full and of course, the habit of overbooking flights.

there are some auto-max railcar designs that allow adjusting for tall vehicles (trucks) or going from a 2 deck layout to 3 deck.

That was another item in the article that bulkier vehicles (trucks and SUVs) use up more space on a smaller fleet of railcars specialized for this type of cargo.

Take heart - when I ordered my '01 Benz back in the day it took 5 months, 3 1/2 weeks. Including a 21 day voyage from Germany and around the US ports until arriving in So Cal.
- no dealers had inventory as everything in the CLK model line was pre-sold before they were even built.

I crossed model years from '00 to '01 and there were 14 colors of paint offered, but due to the high volume of black and silver orders, the other colors got bumped for priority for the aforementioned colors.

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MidWest flooding has caused a huge mess for the rail industry.

Several major "mainlines" look like bumper to bumper Interstates at a stop, with trains lined up for several days.

This situation causes havoc across the US rail system for all shippers.

Better waiting for a vehicle than waiting for the water to recede to get back to ones totalled house.

Patience folks, yours cars will eventually get to you.


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