Who are they cheating? They never, ever promised everyone that walked into the dealership an EOP car. They offered 1000 cars and sold 1000 cars. Turns out there were at least 5000 buyers. What are they going to do, make the EOP the first 5000 cars?pats Pontiac said:I think the press will have a field day if this is leaked out . Trump might even have something to say about this ! :yesnod:
I always loved Pontiacs, but for the last 6 years I have driven & purchased Toyotas (& 1 Honda). All along swearing that I would never buy another GM again. Until the Solstice. After what happened at my dealership, I could not care if GM "Oldsmobile's" Pontiac.RichSol said:I think they WILL listen. After all, wasn't their purported purpose to use the Sol as a "halo" car to draw people in to buy other cars as well? And wasn't it part of a bigger purpose, i.e. to bolster their sagging public image? Well, angering the 'mob' with the inept execution of the 'contest' is probably not the image they were looking for. I anticipate some kind of an effort to pacify the losers.
So you went from being first on the dealers list to getting the first car the dealer is allocated. Just as if the EOP never existed. So because your not getting a toy, you are swearing off Pontiac.Toyota4ever said:I find out today that I was dumped out of the system. I am not getting a EOP car nor was I ever placed on the waiting list. I was offered the first car that this dealership does get, but I have refused it. GM will not see me in one of their dealers again.
:agree:AeroDave said:Who are they cheating? They never, ever promised everyone that walked into the dealership an EOP car. They offered 1000 cars and sold 1000 cars. Turns out there were at least 5000 buyers. What are they going to do, make the EOP the first 5000 cars?
As to the people that had deposits in a long time ago, and were first on the dealer wait list but still got nothing, well they weren't promised anything by Pontiac either. Those people knew (or should have if they were paying attention) that the odds were against them getting a car. I do think that Pontiac should have thought this through enough to better prepare the dealers for what was likely to happen, and they should have given out a warning to buyers that being a first depositor or first at the dealership on 4/15 would not guarantee getting a car. Even if they had, people still would be pissed. That's the nature of a contest or lottery.
Unfortunately, you fell victim to the confusion that plagued many dealers.Zavean said:Toyota4ever, I am very afraid what happened to you has happened to me. The dealer could not print my EOP confirmation and was so worried about getting my car order in that it never got done that day. I have a paper saying Retail sold/SOLSTC but nothing else. My sales person promised to fax me my EOP sheet today and she did not nor did she answer 2 emails from me. I bet I am not on the wait list or EOP. I was #1 at my dealer. but we did not get all of the order including the VOM in until 2:49:24 which I think should have put me on the wait list at least--I am very fearful---Like you I am considering looking at other cars instead of waiting for the regular orders to get out after all of this--- I love the Solstice but part of it was the fun of being one of the first in O town with it. Since the two main dealers did not get any of the 1000 I still had a chance but looks like I may be one of the last---