Originally Posted by JDR8
I had posted this elsewhere but it may have been missed by those looking for SRT news in Canada.
I spoke with my dealer today, they told me they spoke to Chrysler Canada literally today regarding my SRT. They were told it has a March build date estimated and should arrive at dealership in late April, early May if all goes normal on the line.
He also told me he made a deal to speed things up, by buying several Caravans, Darts etc.
This morning, upon checking the build sheet
Milous puts up, I see that my SRT is in "Pre-Release" stage as of Jan 31, 2013.
I know that's no big deal.. but it sure has me smiling!
If I can give you any advice, do not hold much weight as to what the dealer is telling you. I was told all the same things above and the dealer was not even close to being right.
I was told certain things by the dealer that I was not happy with and didn't agree with. I took a shot in the dark and email Ralph Gilies with my concerns and questions. Believe it or not he actually emailed me back in a few hours and answered my questions and solved my concerns.
My experience is some dealers are going to tell you things to make you feel important and make it look like they are bending over backwards for you. Emphasis on SOME dealers as not all of them are like that. But I was told all the same things you were told by my dealer and in the end they screwed me.
Not saying that is going to happen to you and actually I bet your jeep gets there a lot sooner than they are telling you right now, especially if it is in prerelease right now. I would be willing to bet that if your jeep shows up earlier then expected your dealer will say something like "We know you were getting really anxious so we purchased another 12 Caravans so that the factory would put a rush on your SRT, that's why it came in early."
You will have to let us know if they use this line on you.
Please don't get me wrong I am not trying to be negative or burst your bubble, just want you to be informed about how I was treated by some of the dealers here in western Canada, yes I was told that by more than one dealer.
If I were you I would follow Milous advice and information very closely because he was bang on to the day and I knew more than my dealer because of Milous.
Just reading your post makes me excited for you, lol. Brings back memories of a little over a year ago when I was waiting for mine!