So, after 2 months of, "Your vehicle delivery date cannot be estimated at this time", I finally get the message, "October 2009 to December 2009", from the DDE. I can't wait that long!
It sucks, 'cause my Jeep isn't going to last much longer... it's quickly going from dream car to shit pile. I had my fun, but the engine is sputtering and I've already spent more money on it than it's worth. Also, I spent 60 dollars for 3/4 of a tank of gas today. Without a transfer to a closer store I can drive my Piaggio scooter to, I can't afford to work across town in the nicer neighborhood anymore. I NEED a smart.
I wanted one that was fully loaded, say, with the comfort package, fog lights, deluxe sound system, alarm system, and all that jazz. Now that I've read reviews of all those things here, all I want anymore is the comfort package and the fog lights (since you can't install those aftermarket without a lot of trouble and money). But that sucks, because I declined my new dream car from the orphan list 2 weeks after i test drove one. I suppose that makes me an idiot.
The good news is, I'm #1 on the orphan list here in Denver. I'm really starting to hate being "on call" 6 days a week. They didn't call me in June, but I understand they didn't get a new shipment in the entire month. Still, chances are slim i can get what i want the next time they call. But I still wait for that phone call with anxiety.
I need to get on the orphan lists in Albuquerque, NM and Lindon, UT to triple my chances of getting a car in a timely manner. I should call. All I had to do to be put on the orphan list here in Denver was to ask, but I understand other dealerships are asking for money. Perhaps the list in those cities are free as well? It doesn't hurt to ask, I guess.
Call me, smart center!