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Re: Jeep plant tours?

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The Corvette plant sits directly behind the Museum.

For an extra $1,000 they'll let you fish your brand new Corvette out of sinkhole!
Fortunately the delivery area is right at the front door to the museum, a good ways from the traffic cone room.

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Re: Jeep plant tours?

I work Finance at the Nissan Manufacturing plant, and I can tell you public tours happen just about every day. You basically come in as a group (schedule ahead of course), and they take you through the stamping and body plant, skip the paint plant because everything is too controlled there, through Trim & Chassis, and finally quality inspection. I did the tour when I first started. I don't know Jeep, but I know of a Ford plant that does the same. I'd be shocked if Jeep does not allow tours.

As far as picking up the Jeep from the plant, absolutely impossible. It just doesn't work that way. Every vehicle made is pre-sold to a dealership (their "wholesale") and then is sold to customers. There is actually another step to make it more complicated (sold to the transportation company first who ships the vehicle), but the point is no. Tours, most likely yes.

Fun fact, never listen to the dealership when they tell you it takes 6 or so weeks to build the vehicle. At worst, it takes around 9 hours. Doesn't matter trim level or anything. That is an industry wide standard. And I'm talking about going from a sheet of metal to finished product.
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I wasnt beating up the union. I was just stating a fact. A huge part of not being able to do factory pickup any more is due to the carrier contracts. I am not talking about tours just factory pickup. Tours cost the plant time and money that is a no brainer.
I wish they'd let us pay the stupid destination fee and pick it up in Toledo. Would be a nice road trip home to acquaint yourself with your new Wrangler.

That way the union get its "due" AND customers are happy.
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That way the union get its "due" AND customers are happy.
It's not the union. it's the fat cat, 1%, Big Trucking Companies.
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It's not the union. it's the fat cat, 1%, Big Trucking Companies.
Ahhhh... that actually makes a lot more sense.

Whatever the issue is, I'm happy to pay the "destination" charge, but would love the option to pick up in Toledo.

Sadly that is not to be for the moment.
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