Poll: How Long Have You Been Waiting For Your GM Vehicle?170
It’s no secret that automotive production has been hit hard by supply chain issues, with some customers waiting a very long time indeed to park their new ride in their driveway. Now, we want to know – how long have you been waiting for your GM vehicle?
Obviously, automotive production is an extremely complex process, with thousands of individual parts required to make just one vehicle. All of those parts must arrive at the production facility on time, with GM sourcing the parts with the intention of keeping purchase costs as low as possible. Once the vehicle is produced, it must then be shipped to dealers.
Naturally, this process is vulnerable to any number of complications. For example, GM may be faced with rising purchase costs amid inflation, as well as supply constraints that not only raise part pricing, but also delay the arrival of parts outright. These part constraints could also result in GM being unable to build all configurations of its vehicles. Shipment of completed vehicles may also run into complications due to rising costs and labor shortages, among other problems.
Indeed, the process it takes to build a vehicle and get it out to customers isn’t always a smooth one, which obviously leads to delays. This was made particularly apparent by the widespread disruptions experienced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, GM is still figuring out ways to build vehicles without all the necessary components – for example, by placing constraints on certain features to be retrofitted at a later date, such as heated seats.
So then, we want to know – how long have you been waiting for your GM vehicle? It’s important to time the wait for your vehicle from when the order was actually placed, rather than when a reservation was made or when you “raised your hand” for the vehicle. For example, a customer who just reserved a 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will have to wait at least a year, which wouldn’t count in this particular poll.
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(SIgh) Can anyone explain to me what is going on. I am 10 months in on my 2nd attempt at a 2022 Colorado. They want me to re-configure and resubmit a build for a 2023 as that “might” speed things up, but there is no guarantee. I honestly don’t like the redesign and had my heart set on a 2022.
Everything I have read says that the factories have been operating non-stop. I have seen multiple reports (including on this site) that there are parking lots or fields full of partially finished vehicles just waiting for chips. If they haven’t finished the 2022’s yet, how can they be starting 2023’s? With inflation I feel like my purchasing power is declining by the day, not to mention the value of my trade in. If GM does eventually get their heads out of their collective asses and builds the thing, I honestly may not be able to afford it anymore.
I had a similar problem trying to order a 2022 Bolt EUV. The factory would never pick up the order. The dealer finally figured out they weren’t making any 2022’s with SuperCruise. So a few weeks later I ordered a 2023 (with Super Cruise) and the factory picked it up immediately. So they had plenty of SuperCruise for 2023’s but none for 2022’s!? I think they had just shut down production of 2022’s and didn’t want to tell anyone.
I canceled my orders after talking to a few dealerships. While there is still a select chip shortage it all pertains to ICE vehicles. GM’s focus is EV’s. Every dealership owner I spoke to told me they are being pushed to sell EV’s. Since the dealers can’t get answers from GM on existing orders I canceled. The gov and industries’ push to all EV’s is going to come back to bite them.
I mean I don’t know either, but the folks trying to order EV’s have the same issues. I think GM wants to blame everyone but GM. Most other manufacturers have quit using the “chip shortage” line. Maybe they should switch to “the dog ate your order papers” or something.
This is the first time in my life I have ever ordered a car from a name manufacturer. Looks to be at least an 11 month wait may 19th 2022 to April 2023 and then they changed the order on me besides.
If I buy gm in the future it will be for a vehicle ready to go on the lot. I didn’t think car companies would devolve into clown worlds.
By the way this is for an ev so we can’t get them either it isn’t just ice’s.