I ordered a ram 2500 limited megacab, back in november, its scheduled to be delivered this week. Last week, i got a message from the dealership saying its affected by the recall, and can not be sold until the recall has been performed. Estimated 3 months to accomplish the recall.
I've honestly thought about just ordering the 'same' truck from a different dealership. It will take about the same time for a new ram vs them fixing the recalled one. I hate spending 100k on a recalled truck.
What is everybody thoughts? What would you do?
Thinking is Skewed and Logic is not following it all the way.
A 3 month wait is a 3 month wait.
Whether it;s for your current truck, sitting on Dealers lot,
waiting for a part, or a newly assembled truck, coming through the line.
Cancelling your deal is going to cost you the Deposit,
if the Dealer wants to keep it, nothing you can do about that.
Going, down the road, ordering the same truck is entirely possible
BUT getting the same price is not. Even you laid down and paid full MSRP!
Quite possible, even likely, MSRP has gone up, since you ordered your truck.
If trade is involved, things get even more complicated.
You might, if you are a terrific negotiator, get an even better price but doubtful.
Dealer has zero incentive to give you one.
Dealers are all about "Right Now' money,
not "Someday" money.
Every salesman is taught, the "I will Be-Back Bus" never comes back.
Biggest discounts are always on what is sitting, on the blacktop,
taking up space and on the dealers floor plan account, sucking up 'Hold Back' profit.
Weakest thinking of your entire idea?
You will probably get the exact same truck.
You cancel your order, so truck sits on the dealers lot, if it's already there, or a Factory lot.
Place anew order, fairly close by, for exact same truck.
Factory gets that newly created order, from new dealership.
Sees there is an unsold truck, exactly like it, nearby.
Factory contacts dealer that has the unsold truck, ships out a new window sticker,
with the new selling dealers information on it. Takes 2 days, tops.
Window sticker is slapped on, truck hauled or driven over to other dealer
and Bob;s Your Uncle! You got a truck.
If you do play this game, change something, anything.
Seen this tried a few times, over the years,
when I was in the business and we always got a huge kick out
of how folks they're doing something
but ain't doing shift but wasting energy & money.
Your time, your energy and your money.
If you want to o something, say bye bye to your deposit,
cancel the order and go buy a chevy or Ford.
Everything else is just mental ... uh, Excercises!
Definitely not the 'other thing', that teenage boys tend to do & makes you go blind.