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I contacted GM about what allocations mean and here is what they sent me:

"Thank you for contacting the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center. I
appreciate you taking the time to write us in regards to your order for
a Chevrolet Cobalt.

We sincerely apologize that your dealer has been unable to place an
order for your 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. To help you understand, we will
attempt to explain the process in which a dealer places these orders.

As General Motors can only produce a finite number of vehicles in a
given year, we have established a Vehicle Allocation System. General
Motors developed this system at the request of our dealerships, to ensure
that vehicles are allocated in a fair manner. Dealerships have a
certain allocation for vehicle orders and cannot exceed that allocated
number. These allocations are based on several factors that your sales
manager would be in the best position to explain. He should also be able to
tell you what his allocation dates are. He will not know until that
date if he will have an allocation for the vehicle you've ordered. Once
the factory assigns an order number and communicates this to your
dealer, they can check the status of the production, even providing a target
completion and delivery date.

We hope this better describes to you why GM has not accepted the order
for your vehicle. We understand your frustration and hope that your
dealer will soon receive an allocation for your new 2005 Chevrolet
Cobalt."

So if I'm reading this right there is no way for my dealership to even confirm that they CAN get me my cobalt ss. What if they recieve no allocations? Then I'll have to find a dealership that did and start my wait all over again. This is very disheartening as I've already waited 6 weeks. I do know I was the first to order one at my dealership so all they need is 1 allocation and I should be the one to get it.
 

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Just because a guy has the cash to order what he wants from his LOCAL dealer does not mean he will (or when) ever get it. Just ask people that have orders for 2005 Corvettes or 2005 Mustang GT's!
 

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6 weeks ---------thats nothing!!! I pre-ordered back in October to take advantage of the free sunroof and XM radio and i just got car today! Just be patient....one will get here with your name all over it!! I know your frustration that you are feeling because for the longest time we new the car was built but didnt know when it was going to be here, where it was at, NOTHING.
 

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Ronnie Pendergrass said:
6 weeks ---------thats nothing!!! I pre-ordered back in October to take advantage of the free sunroof and XM radio and i just got car today! Just be patient....one will get here with your name all over it!! I know your frustration that you are feeling because for the longest time we new the car was built but didnt know when it was going to be here, where it was at, NOTHING.
Wow but you got one heck of a deal though and at least you got one. You are so lucky. But good for you.
 
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