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Foxy
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Order Times

Post by Foxy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:01 pm

Just a quick question please.

I've just (last Friday) placed a factory order for a new SE Drive. Does anyone know how long orders are currently taking? I've been told 12-14 weeks (so I'm assuming mid-April) but I know form other threads that there were quite big delays late last year.

Grateful to hear from anyone who has recently received a factory ordered car.

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Re: Order Times

Post by kodiaq » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 pm

The dealer gets a progress sheet from the factory at every stage.
Get him to send you a copy every time he gets updated.
Don't put up with any excuses, any decent dealer worth his salt will do it. After all you have just spent a lot of money with him and in these difficult times of poor sales, he should be very grateful!
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Re: Order Times

Post by CJJE » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:03 pm

You'll probably find the longest delay is in getting a confirmed build date as that depends on the supply delays for any special options you've added, or the engine/transmission combo. Once it's built, you then get in a queue for a train to Emden, ferry to the UK, and then delivery to your dealer.

Covid can add problems if there are lockdowns etc.

Dealers will have the latest info, and if you get the printed progress sheet, you'll know they're not messing you around. But once they've got your deposit, then they shouldn't have any incentive to be over-optimistic. (Despite pressing for the written details of my order, and its progress sheets, I never did get them from my dealer. But I found that direct messages to Skoda UK's twitter feed very useful in knowing how my order was progressing.)

Chris
MY21 Race Blue Karoq Sportline 2.0TSI with PS/DCC, Virtual Cockpit, Heated Windscreen, Spare Wheel, Area View ordered 2/6/20, built 21/10/20 and collected 16/11/20! :D

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Re: Order Times

Post by 24 VRT » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:56 pm

Our order was received at the factory on 28 Sep and the car arrived at the dealers on 5 Nov. The dealer sent us a weekly update as the build/delivery progressed through the system - yours should do likewise.

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Re: Order Times

Post by Foxy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:27 pm

Thank you all for your advice / suggestions - really helpful. This is the first time I've ordered a car pre-production so it's all quite weird. It'll seem like a long wait, that's for sure!

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Re: Order Times

Post by CJJE » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 pm

Foxy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:27 pm
Thank you all for your advice / suggestions - really helpful. This is the first time I've ordered a car pre-production so it's all quite weird. It'll seem like a long wait, that's for sure!
I've been doing it for years now as if I'm splashing out on a new car I want to choose the options I want.

If I was happy to buy a standard car, or with the dealer's chosen options, I'd buy a nearly new car!

Chris
MY21 Race Blue Karoq Sportline 2.0TSI with PS/DCC, Virtual Cockpit, Heated Windscreen, Spare Wheel, Area View ordered 2/6/20, built 21/10/20 and collected 16/11/20! :D

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