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I'm pretty sure you're correct. :-)

I was rear ended the end of January totaling my car. As I was looking at cars I was down between a Challenger and an Audi SQ5, TTS, or TT/RS. I really liked the Challenger but nothing optioned the way I wanted it or in the color I wanted. As we left the lot I told my wife, and the salesperson that if only it was Sublime we'd be getting it. Dodge announced Sublime as an option the next day in a press release and I took it as providence. Placed my order as soon as they were open and have been waiting 'mostly' patiently since.

In the meantime we've been down a car so I'm borrowing one which is a hassle for all involved, and just whining a little looking forward to EXACTLY the car I want.

A similar situation happened to me too when my 2008 Charger R/T Road and Track was rear ended in a 7-Eleven parking lot by an illegal Ecuadorian in a huge pickup truck with commercial license plates. Luckily, my insurance company covered everything and I received an excellent settlement for my totaled Charger. I was looking to buy another Charger or Challenger, but I didn't like Dodge Dart styling of the new Charger. However, I love the style of the Challenger. I was going to purchase at first, but I would've have to put down $35,000 to $40,000 in cash in order to have low payments under $500 per month. So I leased instead. I will put down between $5,000 to $6,000 and my payment will be around $450-$475 per month with a 3 year/36,000 mile lease on a new 2019 Challenger Scat Pack Wide Body. I will pocket and invest that $29,000 to $34,000 difference in cash that I would have had to put down towards the purchase of the Challenger Scat Pack Wide Body and that cash would give me a return on whatever investment that I will make.
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Would anyone here care to break what I hope is a record?
Our Challenger was built on 10-3-18, and arrived at the dealer on 2-11-19.

Yes, that's four months and eight days after it was built , not ordered.

Patience is a virtue. Sometimes we need to use it.

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All this talk and I just got a call that my car is in. :-)
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I'm pretty sure you're correct. :-)

I was rear ended the end of January totaling my car. As I was looking at cars I was down between a Challenger and an Audi SQ5, TTS, or TT/RS. I really liked the Challenger but nothing optioned the way I wanted it or in the color I wanted. As we left the lot I told my wife, and the salesperson that if only it was Sublime we'd be getting it. Dodge announced Sublime as an option the next day in a press release and I took it as providence. Placed my order as soon as they were open and have been waiting 'mostly' patiently since.

In the meantime we've been down a car so I'm borrowing one which is a hassle for all involved, and just whining a little looking forward to EXACTLY the car I want.

Sorry to hear about the wreck and glad you're okay. I do hope you realize I was just kidding you guys. I'm certain that I'd be just as anxious about a new car order as you are. I bought my '12 from Carmax and had to wait a week or so for it to get from TX to KY and that felt like forever, too. Hope your new ride is everything you expect it to be and then some.


I see you say it's here!! That's great news, now we'll need some pics.


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Our Challenger was built on 10-3-18, and arrived at the dealer on 2-11-19.

Yes, that's four months and eight days after it was built , not ordered.

Patience is a virtue. Sometimes we need to use it.
Believe some who ordered the first cars in 2008/2009 waited longer

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Believe some who ordered the first cars in 2008/2009 waited longer

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My condolences to them if that's the case.

I can see that it can take a while when, say ordering a Redeye in late June when they wouldn't even start building them until October.
But once built, you'd think that they'd want them to get to the dealer ASAP and get paid for them.

What was the hold up in 2008/2009? Railroad strike?
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Once built, I don't see why it would take any longer for a vehicle to get to the dealer if it's a new model.
There must've been something going on at the transportation side, right?
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After a semi frustrating dealer trip it's in the garage.
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2 more days to go before the Brampton Plant reopens for production. I hope that I will get a build date for my car by next week. This waiting really sucks.
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