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monkeyhanger
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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:00 pm

andrewparker wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:24 pm
I think I’m going to ask for a cost to trailer my car up to me. The dealer is 230 miles away so I think it would be money well spent. Either that or it’s a good opportunity to get accustomed to the new car!
It's a good opportunity. Our 2ID3s were bought 240 miles and 274 miles from home respectively, so I had to charge on the way home on both journeys. Just ask that tge dealership charge the car to 100% prior to your getting there. If you have home charging sorted then if you're sticking to 70mph and not hammering the heating, you should comfortably get to about 180 miles before the car starts harassing you to charge. At that point, just add in about 20kWh to get you comfortably home and charge at home.

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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:06 pm

sausageroll wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Much of this is why I chose a local dealer for a few hundred more (and the promise of the 'retail experience'), rather than a faraway one for the lowest cost
For the sake of £200, I'd stay local, but not £1800 (which was my reality at the local Lookers and Pulman dealership groups).

What's the "retail experience" for you? A bunch of flowers and a big VW cloth being dragged off your new car? I'll happily forego that for some significant price difference. I actually got the "reveal" treatment for our Family. However, the artificially lit collection bay didn't show up the 10 or so bird crap scars in the lacquer against the Manganese paint finish.

If it had, I'd have sorted them at home anyway rather than delay my Gloucester to Newcastle trip home!

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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:17 pm

andrewparker wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:04 am
Cherry wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:39 am
andrewparker wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:24 pm
I think I’m going to ask for a cost to trailer my car up to me. The dealer is 230 miles away so I think it would be money well spent.
They will have to get a special quote from a third party as they claim the ID.3 is too heavy for them to transport on their vehicles. Expect a £400+ quote.
Ah, many thanks for the heads up! It's a tough one, the train journey from where I am is 4 hours and 3 changes, then a 4 hour plus drive back including what will be my first experience of public chargers. Not sure I fancy that!
That doesn't sound too dissimilar to my journey for the Life - Newcastle to Evesham on the train via Birmingham and Worcester. It was the day the Siemens trains hairline cracks issue broke out, my journey to Birmingham was one of the few journeys not cancelled! The last leg of my journey was cancelled for the Siemens issue, so I took a bus from Worcester to Evesham and then a taxi from Evesham to the garage - I was there about an hour later than planned - not vad considering the train cancellation.

The MOTO services I have been to all have 125kWh fast charging at a reasonable 30p per kWh. I have used Ferrybridge and Donnington Park services off the M1.

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Post by sausageroll » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:30 pm

monkeyhanger wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:06 pm
sausageroll wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Much of this is why I chose a local dealer for a few hundred more (and the promise of the 'retail experience'), rather than a faraway one for the lowest cost
For the sake of £200, I'd stay local, but not £1800 (which was my reality at the local Lookers and Pulman dealership groups).

What's the "retail experience" for you? A bunch of flowers and a big VW cloth being dragged off your new car? I'll happily forego that for some significant price difference. I actually got the "reveal" treatment for our Family. However, the artificially lit collection bay didn't show up the 10 or so bird crap scars in the lacquer against the Manganese paint finish.

If it had, I'd have sorted them at home anyway rather than delay my Gloucester to Newcastle trip home!
No idea what it is, tbh, hence the quotes.

I'd at least assume it's being treated as a customer, rather than simply an internet customer. After all, it's the place it'll end up if it needs to go in, so I'd hope that it would mean that they would go out of their way to try and ingratiate themselves with me.

My biggest fear would have been travelling hours and finding out that something was amiss with the PDI related stuff that they had missed, and potentially having to waste a day and some money trudging back sans-car.

In my case, the margins were easier. I negotiated £23.8k ish with rubber mats for a base 45kWh LPP, rather than £23.5k with AutoeBid or DTD.

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Post by ksoni94 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:35 pm

I just got another update from the dealer. Build week has been pushed forward to W46 which is better than 48. Looks like its all over the place at the moment!
26.07.21 - Order placed
02.08.21 - Order no received
6.10.20 - provisional build week 48

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Post by Tom_1985 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:56 pm

I honestly don’t understand why our order is so long, it’s really getting on my nerves,

Ordered 08/08. Now being told production week 10 2022. When people who ordered a week before us get a production slot 16 weeks earlier, I don’t get it, don’t get me wrong not bitter about the people 😂😂, just can’t understand the difference in production, ours is getting moved back and back and back, no-one can give me an answer as to why.

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Post by Utumno » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:15 pm

Is it possible that production of the “base” model is being deprioritised, and if you’d ordered a Family you might get the car sooner?

Obviously there would be a price difference but it’s not the first time VW has delayed base model builds because fewer people buy them. The Golf and Polo in particular have both historically been afflicted.
ID.3 Tour 77kWh Pro S 204PS Tour in Manganese Grey
Ordered 12-Jul-2021 (wk28)
Order no 31384xxx received 26-Jul (wk30)
Confirmed build wk40 received 18-Sep (wk37)
Delivery expectation … nobody knows, not even VW!

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Post by sausageroll » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:17 pm

Utumno wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Is it possible that production of the “base” model is being deprioritised, and if you’d ordered a Family you might get the car sooner?

Obviously there would be a price difference but it’s not the first time VW has delayed base model builds because fewer people buy them. The Golf and Polo in particular have both historically been afflicted.
Not so sure; I've ordered the basiest base model, and had a week 40 slot advised, and not had any further dialogue since. Could be delayed or anything, but as of yet I have not been advised otherwise.

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Post by sausageroll » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:18 pm

Tom_1985 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:56 pm
I honestly don’t understand why our order is so long, it’s really getting on my nerves,

Ordered 08/08. Now being told production week 10 2022. When people who ordered a week before us get a production slot 16 weeks earlier, I don’t get it, don’t get me wrong not bitter about the people 😂😂, just can’t understand the difference in production, ours is getting moved back and back and back, no-one can give me an answer as to why.

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Dealer allocations.

No doubt the busier the dealer you order from, the most likely you are to have a delayed order

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Post by ksoni94 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:53 pm

Tom_1985 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:56 pm
I honestly don’t understand why our order is so long, it’s really getting on my nerves,

Ordered 08/08. Now being told production week 10 2022. When people who ordered a week before us get a production slot 16 weeks earlier, I don’t get it, don’t get me wrong not bitter about the people 😂😂, just can’t understand the difference in production, ours is getting moved back and back and back, no-one can give me an answer as to why.

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I'm honestly not sure either. It could be dealer allocations as mentioned by sausageroll. I previously thought that the timelines wouldn't be so different to others who ordered around the same time but that seems to have changed for people who ordered from August time onwards. The difference in yours is quite dramatic though im surprised its varied that wildly. I could be in for a nasty surprise who knows 🤷🏽 can't be sure until something is confirmed
26.07.21 - Order placed
02.08.21 - Order no received
6.10.20 - provisional build week 48

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