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There's been a lot of misinformation going around about allocations, ordering, and pricing. This car has generated a lot of excitement, so it makes sense why all of us are speculating in the absence of any actual information.

I thought rather than going off what dealers have been saying, which they likely know less than us, why don't we look back at history and extrapolate on what may logically happen here.

The Supra launch was a very similar situation to the GR Corolla. A lot of hype, low availability, 1500 Launch Edition vehicles.

Now, I wasn't part of that launch, but I read through a thread not dissimilar from the ones we have here.


I wanted to ask those that followed or bought a Supra, what was your experience? When did allocation information get released? When were deposits accepted?

I believe this information will calm some nerves and reset expectations.
 

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There's no reason to think why the GRC launch would be any different from the GR Supra launch. How the Supra was handled is a precedent and good indication of how the GRC will be released. Logically speaking, Toyota has no reason to change things up no matter how much we want them to. It is what it is.
 

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There's no reason to think why the GRC launch would be any different from the GR Supra launch. How the Supra was handled is a precedent and good indication of how the GRC will be released. Logically speaking, Toyota has no reason to change things up no matter how much we want them to. It is what it is.
From what I read on the Supra forum. It really seemed to be bungled. Didn't seem like anyone knew what was going on until literally cars showed up at ports.
 

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... probably best to sign up & ask over there. I'm sure few would be inclined to help out.

But I went through a few threads too. Most got what they wanted.

Some flew to a different state, some sued, some lost their place because owner budded in, some swallowed a color they don't like, some took delivery after salesperson ripped it around, etc.
 

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... probably best to sign up & ask over there. I'm sure few would be inclined to help out.

But I went through a few threads too. Most got what they wanted.

Some flew to a different state, some sued, some lost their place because owner budded in, some swallowed a color they don't like, some took delivery after salesperson ripped it around, etc.
Sounds like varying experiences for sure.
 

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There's been a lot of misinformation going around about allocations, ordering, and pricing. This car has generated a lot of excitement, so it makes sense why all of us are speculating in the absence of any actual information.

I thought rather than going off what dealers have been saying, which they likely know less than us, why don't we look back at history and extrapolate on what may logically happen here.

The Supra launch was a very similar situation to the GR Corolla. A lot of hype, low availability, 1500 Launch Edition vehicles.

Now, I wasn't part of that launch, but I read through a thread not dissimilar from the ones we have here.


I wanted to ask those that followed or bought a Supra, what was your experience? When did allocation information get released? When were deposits accepted?

I believe this information will calm some nerves and reset expectations.
I do not own a Supra nor have first hand experience in buying one, but the hype for Supra and it's anticipation was waaaay much higher than GRC from what I can tell so far - that's what I've seen, but again, I was not really interested in buying one due to bavarian underpinning - absolutely nothing wrong with that, just not my cup of tea
 

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That would be useful as well! Although, did that one have a launch edition?
No it didn’t but now I think about it more the fact it’s built in Motomachi also proves to be another variable not considered. Already says on the website that in the GR part of the factory, assembly takes a little longer as well.

Also they’re backed up tremendously because of shortages. That’s why GR Yaris orders are backed up.

So this situation is just it’s own beast until we get closer to launch day.
 

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No it didn’t but now I think about it more the fact it’s built in Motomachi also proves to be another variable not considered. Already says on the website that in the GR part of the factory, assembly takes a little longer as well.

Also they’re backed up tremendously because of shortages. That’s why GR Yaris orders are backed up.

So this situation is just it’s own beast until we get closer to launch day.
I'm assuming Toyota has taken shortages into account when talking first year numbers. Toyota has done better than most manufacturers at handling the shortage.
 

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No it didn’t but now I think about it more the fact it’s built in Motomachi also proves to be another variable not considered. Already says on the website that in the GR part of the factory, assembly takes a little longer as well.

Also they’re backed up tremendously because of shortages. That’s why GR Yaris orders are backed up.

So this situation is just it’s own beast until we get closer to launch day.
These are all important factors. I was hoping looking at previous launches would give us an idea of how distributors typically allocate vehicles. When those numbers become available, whether there was one launch edition per dealer or not, etc.

I think a lot of us have logical guesses, but you are right. Every situation is different.
 

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I'm assuming Toyota has taken shortages into account when talking first year numbers. Toyota has done better than most manufacturers at handling the shortage.
They have but it did catch up to them. Yaris is backed up, that’s why soon they said they’ll take some breaks/close downs on certain days due to supply.

This car is manufactured different then the Supra too. Supra and 86 are more similar.
 

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There's been a lot of misinformation going around about allocations, ordering, and pricing. This car has generated a lot of excitement, so it makes sense why all of us are speculating in the absence of any actual information.

I thought rather than going off what dealers have been saying, which they likely know less than us, why don't we look back at history and extrapolate on what may logically happen here.

The Supra launch was a very similar situation to the GR Corolla. A lot of hype, low availability, 1500 Launch Edition vehicles.

Now, I wasn't part of that launch, but I read through a thread not dissimilar from the ones we have here.


I wanted to ask those that followed or bought a Supra, what was your experience? When did allocation information get released? When were deposits accepted?

I believe this information will calm some nerves and reset expectations.
Disclaimer: I bought the second year Special Edition, not the Launch Edition.

I bought my Supra (1 of 500) an A91 Edition in Refraction Blue, the same way I ordered the GRC CE. The day after it was announced, I went to the dealer, told them what I wanted, and we drew up papers and placed a $1000 deposit to let them know I'm serious about buying one.

With the Supra, I placed the order in February, and nothing was really known besides color and trim for a month or two. Then allocations and trim options were released, I was told I got one, we specced the car, and a VIN was assigned. Then it was just waiting on the build and delivery date.

Mine was 1 of 500 (1000 total, but only 500 in my color) and the process was painless. It was during the height of Covid and shutdowns globally so there were delays. But I ordered in February and in October I drove the car home.

I think the GRC CE will be very similar. 500 in each color so 1500 total.
 

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Disclaimer: I bought the second year Special Edition, not the Launch Edition.

I bought my Supra (1 of 500) an A91 Edition in Refraction Blue, the same way I ordered the GRC CE. The day after it was announced, I went to the dealer, told them what I wanted, and we drew up papers and placed a $1000 deposit to let them know I'm serious about buying one.

With the Supra, I placed the order in February, and nothing was really known besides color and trim for a month or two. Then allocations and trim options were released, I was told I got one, we specced the car, and a VIN was assigned. Then it was just waiting on the build and delivery date.

Mine was 1 of 500 (1000 total, but only 500 in my color) and the process was painless. It was during the height of Covid and shutdowns globally so there were delays. But I ordered in February and in October I drove the car home.

I think the GRC CE will be very similar. 500 in each color so 1500 total.
Is allocation information typically around the time pricing is released? I'm curious to know when I should check in with dealers about deposits for those that aren't taking deposits until more information is known. I have a security deposit elsewhere for a #3 spot in case, but I am not hopeful that will result in a CE.
 

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Is allocation information typically around the time pricing is released? I'm curious to know when I should check in with dealers about deposits for those that aren't taking deposits until more information is known. I have a security deposit elsewhere for a #3 spot in case, but I am not hopeful that will result in a CE.
Price comes first then allocation usually
 

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There's been a lot of misinformation going around about allocations, ordering, and pricing. This car has generated a lot of excitement, so it makes sense why all of us are speculating in the absence of any actual information.

I thought rather than going off what dealers have been saying, which they likely know less than us, why don't we look back at history and extrapolate on what may logically happen here.

The Supra launch was a very similar situation to the GR Corolla. A lot of hype, low availability, 1500 Launch Edition vehicles.

Now, I wasn't part of that launch, but I read through a thread not dissimilar from the ones we have here.


I wanted to ask those that followed or bought a Supra, what was your experience? When did allocation information get released? When were deposits accepted?

I believe this information will calm some nerves and reset expectations.
I didn't buy a A90 but I posted in that thread. The Launch Edition A90 was all cosmetic so the rush to get the LE's wasn't as in higher demand then the A90 itself. Some of the early LE's weren't even fully completed from the factory with the red interior. I forgot when the price was announced but the delta wasn't really that much more to justify getting the LE over the 3.0L unless you wanted those features. The first 1+ months, Toyota dealers were marking up the LE and 3.0L and treating the A90 like a Ferrari which IMO, pushed away a lot of potential buyers (at least in the San Diego dealerships). They wouldn't open it up so see the engine, interior, trunk, one couldn't sit in nor test drive the Supra unless you had a deposit on one. It wasn't until Covid that they allowed customers to finally test drive the car.

On the other hand, the GRC Circuit Edition has a lot more functional features over the Core that buyers are going to get a better package deal with the Circuit Edition. I'm certain that Toyota is going to add an ADM on both versions and treat it in similar fashion as the A90. I hope they at least have a Core Edition for demo test drives.
 

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Disclaimer: I bought the second year Special Edition, not the Launch Edition.

I bought my Supra (1 of 500) an A91 Edition in Refraction Blue, the same way I ordered the GRC CE. The day after it was announced, I went to the dealer, told them what I wanted, and we drew up papers and placed a $1000 deposit to let them know I'm serious about buying one.

With the Supra, I placed the order in February, and nothing was really known besides color and trim for a month or two. Then allocations and trim options were released, I was told I got one, we specced the car, and a VIN was assigned. Then it was just waiting on the build and delivery date.

Mine was 1 of 500 (1000 total, but only 500 in my color) and the process was painless. It was during the height of Covid and shutdowns globally so there were delays. But I ordered in February and in October I drove the car home.

I think the GRC CE will be very similar. 500 in each color so 1500 total.
How did they do allocation? 1000 isn’t even enough for 1 per dealer, and rumor has it every dealer with get one CE, but I wonder if high volume dealers will get 2-3 and some will not get any
 
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