You sound like you need some time off the computer, damn, that was intense. Time for a beer.
Let's not forget this is just a car. A CAR
. Nobody is dying here, nobody's life is at stake.
This is a FIRST GENERATION car at that given the changes. Will there be some misinformation? Sure, supply chains promise one thing but when things started they can't keep up etc. This *exact* same thing happens every time a new model is introduced, or a refresh that uses new parts etc. Same thing happened with my Jeep SRT, same thing is happening now.
Canadians aren't left in the dark in the least, car dealers know what they're told by their reps, who then get their info from their regional manager who gets their info from Windsor, who gets their info from Detroit. If you think US dealers are more knowledgeable, I'd ask you to check with some.
Yes, some Americans have VIN's already. That is based upon who they ordered through, their footprint sales wise/allocation etc. Reality is, Canada doesn't move anywhere near the Chargers/Challengers that the US does so no, Dodge isn't going to stop making money so they can tell you that a car is coming down the line for you. They're too busy filling orders placed from dealers five times larger than where you ordered yours, or that guy with a Timmy's in his hand ordered his. This is about money and if you were running the shoe and had stockholders and Fiat to answer to, you'd also be playing it this way.
I know it's hard, I know it sucks, but if you want to play with the big boys and have the bad ass muscle car before anyone else - why on earth did you think it'd be easy? You're not buying a v6 Mustang here, you're buying the baddest b*tch on the block. It's worth the wait.
If you don't want to wait, drop your order. It's been three months. If you were buying a luxury car like a first gen Ferrari or Lambo, you have a 2-3 year wait. Chrysler launched the details, got us excited and then there was the horsepower issue and what had been approved versus what it actually was etc and that had to be redone. In addition, some things weren't final/perfect in the fine tuning. The testers we all see images of (they say Supercharged on the side) - those drivers are told - THRASH THIS. BREAK THIS. HELP US. They do just that and report back - Chrysler fix things before models go to customers and your hint this is happening is because cars are still in QC, but last I heard they are being released shortly. For Canada? Yes, a handful... then they start trickling quicker.
Again, we can all sympathize with wanting this NOW. Look at it. heh. Thing is, you have to wait if you want the car, if you said forget the order, waited a day and tried to get back in line.. you get your car in April/May if lucky. This car will be difficult to get in year one, the same line that builds these builds the other Chally's and those are selling faster than they ever have. New records are coming for cars sold/built.
So yes, it's a process.
Sorry you're having a tough time man, but smile. Soon you'll have your car, even if another three months.. one week driving it and you'll be thankful you waited. :thumbsup: