factory-built Grand Caravan

If dealer cannot locate a Grand Caravan of the specifications agreed on at the time of sale, and eventually needs to have this vehicle built by factory, how long does this usually take?

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8-10 weeks barring strikes, and railroad delays, etc.. I picked up my special order a couple of weeks ago. There were options and color combinations that I wanted that were not among those that the local dealers had on hand.. The manufacturers window sticker will say "This vehicle was built for <<insert your name here>>> across the top. BTW, after test driving the model I wanted, I dealt entirely with the fleet manager per arrangements with my credit union. I decided on the dealer based on distance to my workplace, convenient service hours and reputation. Straight up pricing, no upsell, no hassles with dealer add-ons. No wasting time with the salesman's sucessive trips to his manager to get the deal OK'ed, and no hassles with the financing, as I was pre-approved by the CU. He worked up the order with the options I wanted, and the pricing on his sheet matched the data I got online. We worked out the differences, and I was very comfortable with the deal.
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My concern with the delay is that the dealer may change the terms of the agreement months later, the incentives, the trade-in value, etc. With hundreds of vehicles built per work shift at the factory, I am amazed that they have such a long back log on orders. That's literally tens of thousands of vehicles on the waiting order.

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namsilat wrote:

Thats what contracts are for. Any factory rebates and incentives at time of order are still valid upon delivery.
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Exactly what happened when I ordered. The incentives were higher at the time of order, and they were applied as such at time of purchase. Dodge did change one thing after I ordered, which was the introduction of the SE Value Edition, but that was of no consequence to me as I was ordering an higher option level.
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well I got mine when they 1st came out. so could be the reason for the longer wait. bets it wouldnt be that long now.......
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I was told 3 to 4 months but was lucky found exactly what I wanted at another dealer, so they had it picked up and shipped to my dealer...
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