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Hi Folks,

I ordered a 2019 Challenger R/T on July 2nd. While my dealer had 52 units of varying configurations on the lot, none had all of the options that I wanted. I have a VIN for my car and per my dealer its been in "shipping mode" for 3 weeks now. What is the typical delivery time for these cars? I have read that the plant is producing late and 2020 units wont start until November. If its in shipping then I can imagine there is a delay at the plant.

Though I am on my 4th Ram (love them!), and I have custom ordered other cars in the past, this is my first custom order Dodge. I am baffled by the lack of information from the dealer. I once ordered a custom Mini Cooper-S with the JCW kit and shipped from the UK took roughly 8 weeks.

Does anyone have any idea on Challenger delivery times from the plant? I live in South Florida.
 

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Once the car is built, FCA has no control over shipping, as that's done by another company. Hence that lack of information. I know there were rail car shortages earlier in the year. Not sure if that's still the case.
 

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turboluigi, I ordered my 2019 scat pack widebody on June 1, 2019. I just picked up the car on Friday August 31, 2019, that is 1 day shy of 13 weeks. The frustrating part is that they told me it would come in 4 - 6 weeks. I heard all of the excuses of why it was taking so long. I reached out to @DodgeCares for some info, not a big help and thier info is limited as well (same as FCA). Basically, some train engineer lost the keys for every car and then the cars just sat. I believe if I didn't pepper them regularly with questions, it would still be sitting there.

I wanted a fully loaded car, that is why I had to order. Unlike ordering a BMW, Dodge makes it impossible to track your order. Eventually, your sales at the dealer will have some information. I know it is tough, but hold on to your patience. In the end, it is really no ones fault, we are simply at the mercy of a not so sophisticated ordering system. On the bright side when it came in, I was extremely happy!

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There seems to be no real way, once it's built, to get a true eta on delivery. At least in my case. I ordered my SCWB on 4/20, had a VIN on 4/22, car was done at the upfitter on 5/14 and then it got sent to a holding yard outside of Toledo until 7/15. I ended up going to the shipping yard myself, with plates and a letter from the dealership, allowing me to pick it up myself. It was actually fun. Closest thing to picking it up from the factory.
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turboluigi, I ordered my 2019 scat pack widebody on June 1, 2019. I just picked up the car on Friday August 31, 2019, that is 1 day shy of 13 weeks. The frustrating part is that they told me it would come in 4 - 6 weeks.
Glad you finally got it but that dealer estimate of 4-6 weeks was totally out to lunch, guess your dealer either forgot or had no idea your car had to go to Upfitter for completion. Thought their normal prediction was 6-8 weeks for normal cars then add another 2 weeks for the Upfitter would have made more sense. Anyway the railroad issues causes all the OEMs headaches, just not enough rail cars in the busy time of the year.


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Thanks for sharing guys, it is truly frustrating and really something which there is little excuse for in today's world of Internet Of Things and advanced logistics. Great news though! I received a surprise call after lunch today that the car had arrived. So after a couple of hours at the dealer waiting on Pre-Delivery Inspection, clean up, and paperwork, I picked her up today :).

I love it!

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Ordered my Scat Pack on August 23. It's been two weeks now and this "Waiting Game" is killing me! Was told 6 to 8 weeks delivery. These stories of long delays are not helping any!!!:rolleyes:
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Congrats, enjoy it (y)

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