Originally Posted by boarderman23
Got a call from the dealer today telling me that my Overland (ordered on 8/10) shipped a couple days ago and is expected by the end of the month. I placed my order after another persons' Overland, and it shipped before that one...must have gotten just the right combination.
I was quite surprised, as I didn't expect it for another month or so after reading about the wait times on here.
The main components of when it shows up seem to be what you ordered and when it was built.
What you order ends up determining how long until it is built. Some things tend to delay builds more than others (when I was waiting for mine to go down the line, my V-6 was slipping it behind V-8 models because the Pentastar was in shorter supply).
Build date seems to be the biggest factor in time to delivery once it is built. It appears that due to the QC issue of two/three weeks ago, the August builds were held up. The ones built the last week of August and first week of September were not only delayed in shipping, but extensively so because they were shipped elsewhere to wait until they could ship them. Many still haven't shipped. Meanwhile, those produced since the second week of September seem to be shipping out pretty well immediately- rarely more than 3-4 days after building, often only 1-2. I speculate that the vehicles stashed elsewhere are beings shipped at a trickle; a few here, a few there. There is apparently no felt need by Jeep to actually get these things to the buyers PDQ.
Thus, you end up with the bizarre and aggravating situation we see before us now- people who ordered 8-12 weeks ago are still waiting for their vehicles, even though they were built a month ago, if not more. People who ordered 5-6 weeks ago are taking delivery.
Meanwhile, dealer stock seems to be getting delivered, and we are likely to see that stock actually being taken by people who ordered and have been waiting. As they see a vehicle within an acceptable range of what they ordered, they're likely to snap them up and just quit waiting. The ordered vehicles will then fill out the dealer stock in a couple weeks.