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    GoShiChi

    I'm bummed out tonight because of progress (or lack of) on my GoShiChi conversion. My truck was shipped out to them more than 8 weeks ago. I called my local dealer to check on the status of the truck- they found out it had not even been started!! I talked to Steve in Nov. and was told that the turnaround time was still at 6 weeks. Now I'm hearing words that I don't like to hear about the co. - "buyout" and "reorganization". This is alarming if true- the dealers were not made aware of this. Now I'm starting to wonder about my sizeable investment ( $50K so far) in this conversion. GoShiChi has not returned my calls or e-mails. I hope that Steve, or someone, can give me some reassurance that my investment is safe. I will keep you posted as I learn more. Until then, "let the buyer beware".
    4xquad

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    Phil, I am moving your thread to Work, School, & Money.

    Good Luck.
    The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by PN View Post
    Phil, I am moving your thread to Work, School, & Money.

    Good Luck.
    Are you sure it doesn't belong in Relationships & Sexuality?

    Phil Bishop, I've been in similar situations. You're going to
    have to annoy the shit out of them.

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    This has nothing to do with work, school or money.

    Not even a returned email? I'd be losing it.

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    Angry Go ShiChi

    I don't know why this was moved either- it seemed better suited to general news. Knowing that other members are thinking of this conversion, I just wanted to pass along what I've been able to find out about the company. It appears that GoShiChi has been bought out by Kelley Auto Group- you can Google and make your own conclusion on them. I was able to speak to a co. rep. today and all I got was how great the new group was going to be. What I wanted was an approx. of when my truck would be done. What I was told is that there are 53 units in waiting- some from as far back as last summer?? Not acceptable in my world. The rep. (Jeremiah) did little to calm my fears. If you, like me, have your truck in the system it might be a good idea to let your dealer know about our concerns;
    4xquad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Bishop View Post
    I don't know why this was moved either- it seemed better suited to general news. Knowing that other members are thinking of this conversion, I just wanted to pass along what I've been able to find out about the company. It appears that GoShiChi has been bought out by Kelley Auto Group- you can Google and make your own conclusion on them. I was able to speak to a co. rep. today and all I got was how great the new group was going to be. What I wanted was an approx. of when my truck would be done. What I was told is that there are 53 units in waiting- some from as far back as last summer?? Not acceptable in my world. The rep. (Jeremiah) did little to calm my fears. If you, like me, have your truck in the system it might be a good idea to let your dealer know about our concerns;
    I'm one of those 53 trucks as well. I ordered a 2012 Sierra Denali November 17th and spoke with Steve who seems like a great guy. He mentioned they had plans on revamping the the production line to speed things up. With Kelly Auto Group backing and more involved in the opperation shouldn't have problem finding the resources to speed this up. I was told what use to take 8-10 weeks could potentially be cut in half. With 50+ trucks on hold they need to get things moving if potential customers are considering a hugh investment like this a 12+ week production time is staggering and will hurt them. What's worse is blogs like these because if I'm told 8 weeks and it takes 16 I will voice my frustration. I'm already very concerned with what i'm hearing but I'm not going to jump the gun. Just hoping for the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Bishop View Post
    I don't know why this was moved either- it seemed better suited to general news. Knowing that other members are thinking of this conversion, I just wanted to pass along what I've been able to find out about the company. It appears that GoShiChi has been bought out by Kelley Auto Group- you can Google and make your own conclusion on them. I was able to speak to a co. rep. today and all I got was how great the new group was going to be. What I wanted was an approx. of when my truck would be done. What I was told is that there are 53 units in waiting- some from as far back as last summer?? Not acceptable in my world. The rep. (Jeremiah) did little to calm my fears. If you, like me, have your truck in the system it might be a good idea to let your dealer know about our concerns;
    I'm one of those 53 trucks as well. I ordered a 2012 Sierra Denali November 17th and spoke with Steve who seems like a great guy. He mentioned they had plans on revamping the the production line to speed things up. With Kelly Auto Group backing and more involved in the opperation shouldn't have problem finding the resources to speed this up. I was told what use to take 8-10 weeks could potentially be cut in half. With 50+ trucks on hold they need to get things moving if potential customers are considering a hugh investment like this a 12+ week production time is staggering and will hurt them. What's worse is blogs like these because if I'm told 8 weeks and it takes 16 I will voice my frustration. I'm already very concerned with what i'm hearing but I'm not going to jump the gun. Just hoping for the best...

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    Sorry to hear about your Truck, Phil. I think Pete (braswells) has a goshichi truck conversion, maybe ask him how long it took for him to get his truck back.

    I think this thread belongs in the Equipment forum.

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    Go ShiChi

    Any forum that gets the message out is fine with me. I never really expected the 6 week timeline to be met. What I do believe is that the dealers should have been given a heads-up so they could let their clients know something was in the works. Even after the deal was made they had to dig to find out what was going on. Not a very professional way to keep a good clientel base.
    4xquad

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    Go ShiChi

    Buck- you may be on to something. I do plan on making sure they don't want me as a return customer.
    4xquad

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