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Exactly four weeks ago today I placed an order a 5spd FM tC, completely stock except for the Bazooka sub. I still hadn't heard anything from my salesman about when my car was coming in, so I called today to find out if he knew anything. He said they weren't having any luck allocating my car, but that he'd probably know early next week whether or not it would be coming in soon. I was disheartened.

I called a little while later just to see what they might have there on the lot, if anything, and was told that they had a 5 spd FM that was completely stock -- except for having side airbags. I decided to go ahead and get that car, so I'll be picking it up early next week.

As for the "waiting for nothing" portion of my story -- it turns out that the car I'm buying is the exact same car I test drove a month ago. Apparently it got parked across the street at the dealer's collision center for some reason and none of the sales people knew about it, so they hadn't tried to sell it. So, basically I've waited around for a month to get a car that I could have had the whole time.
I'd probably be a little upset if A) it wasn't so funny, and B) I wasn't so excited about finally getting my new car.
 

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I can sympathize to a some what lesser extent. I got the same song and dance about "preferencing" the vehicle (a 5 speed FM, btw) for as long as 45 days. I couldn't wait that long, as I had already sold my old honda.

I pushed on and decided to locate one on my own ,even though they told me no other dealers had what I wanted. Then I found one, not 20 minutes away a day later. I called them on it and they said, "it must have just shown up...but that dealer won't trade with us."

To make an already to long story short, I gave them a big FU and got a ride the 17 miles and purchased the one I found .... a brilliant 5 speed FM w/ side airbags.
 

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lol... funny story.... u would think they would keep better track of their cars.... sounds like its simple to steal cars from them
 

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LOL yeah... not a very smart dealership. I work at a Pontiac, GMC dealership here in NY and its crazy how closely we watch our cars. We even put wheel locks on every car thats not in the front lot cause they'll end up stolen. Its crazy... and this is in the middle of one of the richest area's around buffalo. I still think its funny that they forgot about a car... especially a car thats in such high demand!
 

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Just picked her up today. As I was about to drive off the lot and my sales rep was going over how everything on the car worked (standard stuff, I was told) I opened up the cover on the dash and saw that the stereo had not been installed. They didn't have time to get it put in this afternoon (and even if they did, I didn't have the time to wait around for it) so for the time being, I'll be using my iPod. I was going to have to take the car in in a day or two anyway to get the sub installed, so they'll just put the radio in while I'm there for that.

Just got back from a nice leisurely drive and couldn't be happier with the car. It's nice to be making my first post as an actual tC owner instead of owner-to-be.
 

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Congrats on ur tC. Hope you enjoy it.
 
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