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07-05-2001, 04:24 PM
Is the waiting list time the same regardless of what dealership you go to in the US?

07-05-2001, 04:34 PM
Of course not. Local supply/demand and dealer policies determine the length of a wating list.

There is none/zero/zip standardization between dealers on how waiting lists are handled. Deposits vary, refundability varies, whether a price is agreed to before hand varies, how you'll be notified varies, how long they'll give you to decide to buy varies, whether they'll bump you if someone below you is willing to pay more varies. It is strictly dealer perogative on how they handle things.

- Mark

07-05-2001, 04:36 PM
Allocations are assigned to dealers based on past sales performance and other historical measures.

Dealerships do whatever they want with their allocations. Many take deposits and run lists so that cusomers get cars in the order they put their deposit down. Other dealers just auction the cars when they arrive.

07-05-2001, 04:37 PM
It depends how big is the dealership. Bigger the delaership, higher is the number of cars they get allocated. So you might be getting position 25th on a large dealership but might still get your car sooner compared to a small dealership with position 10th.
Hope this helps.


07-05-2001, 08:19 PM

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