It is not really a "program" as much as it is a "procedure". It is very rare in retail selling situations. I have never been involved in one, but did hear of one. (A local resident purchased/ordered a Buick from the nearby dealer and had it delivered to a dealer in Arizona, where thay spend the winter)SD SOL said:Could anyone explain how this program works, I mean how do you set it up? I've spoken to several people at Pontiac and GM customer service as well as a couple of dealers and no one seems to have heard of this program. Can anyone elaborate?
It is used for Fleet deliveries. For example, a local man will be a sales representative for 3M. 3M is headquartered in Minnesota. The car is ordered through a dealer in Illinois, for a lease company in New Jersey. The car will be delivered by GM to a dealer here in New England for the driver to pick up. Many times the dealership that makes the delivery will also handle much of the paperwork for plates, etc. The delivering dealer will be paid a fee for thier services.
Here is how it works for the above example. Lease company calls a dealer near the driver's home or office. If dealer agrees to accept the delivery, they state their fee for the serivce. If the fee is acceptable to the lease company, they get the GM dealer shipping code infomation. The lease company has their dealer of preference for purchases order the car from GM. When the car is ordered it is specified that delivery should be to the dealer near the driver.
Now in a retail situation, you would need a selling dealer who is willing to allow a car that they are responsible for ($), to be shipped somewhere else where they have no control over it and it will be treated as an orphan. You need a buyer who is willing to pay what it takes. Finally you need a delivery dealer who willing to accept the car. As you have found out there are also potential Emissions Regulation implications to this. Becuase of sales, registration, allocation and franchise implications, it may not be easy to find dealers to agree to participate.
That should answer the question, I hope.