The articles that FCA posted are for US. Canada is completely different and runs on a different allocation program.
Maybe in the US man, but in Canada... very diff like Nobrakes was saying.
They are very much making dealers buy 10-20 Dodge Sprinter Vans if they want a Hellcat.
Also, when ordering in Canada - they require a name, order form, deposit and often license scan. It's not made up names etc.
FCA aren't idiots. People might not like the way things are going, and I agree.. should be like FCA USA rules but right now, they're not.
My point is that dealerships lie
. Multiple dealerships have said to my face:
- there's only 20/50/10/100 Hellcats coming to Canada for 2015 / until the end of time. The recall already has 148 built for Canada.
- there's no 2016 run; 2015 is it. Many insiders have posted that LA is on the roster to at least 2017.
- Canada has a "lottery" system for which dealers get a Hellcat, which is direct contradiction to "take 20 Sprinters". I've also been told the US allocation process now applies to Canada. Which is it?
- no dealership will charge MSRP, while meanwhile, a handful of customers have paid MSRP and either gotten their cars, or the cars are in transit.
Canada's allocation program, if is it different and based on "buy X to receive Y" is just as broken, if not more so. If that's the case, why are Duncan and Campbell River getting Hellcats, but not Vancouver or Kelowna?
Customer-sold orders, with real $$$ behind them and a customer committed to buy should be honored on a FIFO basis. Dealers' lot cars should not be put ahead of them, especially at launch.
This makes it very clear that the dealers are FCA's customer and priority, while the customers have to wade through deceptive dealers, uncertain deposit conditions, and confusing blog posts about the logistics of ordering a vehicle, just to get it before summer.