06-25-2004, 06:50 PM
how does car swapping usually work for dealerships? not trade-in, but new car-for-car swapping. i'm wondering because i wanted to place an order for an indigo in manual, but the dealer told me that he has no control over the next immediate shipment coming in (the allocation deal). so he said instead that he will keep his eye out for one that i want, and will even trade with another dealer for it if there is one in the area.
my question is, does this usually work well? and if so, i'd like to know if they ship the cars around, and not drive it over to the other dealer (highly unlikely, but i'm starting to get paranoid).
06-25-2004, 06:54 PM
It's called "dealer trading" and we do it all the time. Most dealerships have pretty amiable relationships with eachother and trade pretty freely. There is a downside though...
On a hot item like the tC, chances are the dealerships are going to already have customers lined up for the cars before they even hit the ground. This means that the dealership who has the indigo car may not trade it because it's already sold.
I'm sure you're dealer is doing everything they can to get you your car. Just keep following up and you'll get it eventually.
Good luck, happy hunting.
06-25-2004, 06:56 PM
around here there has only been one sold, i would be #2 on the list. thanks for easing my mind!
06-25-2004, 07:45 PM
That's pretty funny...I was wondering the same thing. Actually I'm doing the same thing....the EXACT same thing. I'm in southern NY, Rockland county, waiting for a indigo manual. lol. My dealer said the same thing and that he's confident he'll find one soon. What's that...prolly like another couple months. I feel like you're my competition. :)
06-27-2004, 06:10 AM
Throw me into the mix for the Indigo Manual ... Chattanooga TN here tho 8)