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Offline Wrex22

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Re: Lead times
« Reply #10 on: 20 January 2021, 21:12 »
Hi,

I’m just wondering if anyone knows what VW’s lead times are like on the Golf Clubsport? I ordered mine on Monday and was told 12 weeks which I think is a standard answer but I was wondering if COVID or this global semiconductor shortage is going to make a difference.

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Unfortunately the dealer you placed the order with hasn’t got a clue.......

GTI lead times- 30 weeks
GTD- 24 weeks
GTE- 24 weeks
GTI clubsport- 22 weeks
Golf R- 26 weeks

But this is from when you order is accepted by the factory which means should your retailer have any allocation it will get accepted. If not it will stay on there wait list until the do have allocation.

How long does it take to get accepted at the factory if the dealership has an allocation? Mine has been at stage 1 “Your order is being processed” on the tracker for a week. VW live chat told me it takes 7-10 days for it to be accepted. I have a feeling mine is going to be stuck at this stage for a long time unfortunately and I was misled

Offline Wrex22

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Re: Lead times
« Reply #11 on: 20 January 2021, 21:14 »
I ordered my R on 11th January  and was told 10-12 weeks. Others who have ordered at the same time have had confirmed build weeks of 6 or 7. However mine is still sitting at stage 1 “ Your order is being processed” ok the tracker and hasn’t  even been accepted by the factory yet! Find that quote worrying. Not looking good and I doubt it’ll arrive before July at the earliest.

The current lead time are absurd. If I don’t have a build date by next week it’ll getting cancelled. I doubt the dealer will tell me the truth about a build date either as it was probably just to get a sale

Just out of interest did you order it with your local retailer or was it online over the phone with someone on carwow or drivethedeal etc?

A lease broker as it’s PCH. I’ve spoke to them today and told them others are being allocated build weeks already, they have come back and said they spoke to the dealership and they are still saying 10 weeks as per the original expectation.
« Last Edit: 20 January 2021, 21:17 by Wrex22 »

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Re: Lead times
« Reply #12 on: 20 January 2021, 21:16 »
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Re: Lead times
« Reply #13 on: 20 January 2021, 21:18 »

However once we tell them there car might drop £250-£300 a month in deprecation that’s £2000 less for there PX they soon consider literally anything including a more expensive car they can get sooner.

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Re: Lead times
« Reply #14 on: 20 January 2021, 21:30 »
These lease deal cars are from a completely separate pot and allocation that a retail order would come from.

Lots of brokers took and placed orders for cars that were not part of original limited batch that deal was meant for.

So there will be a lucky bunch and then a bunch of people lied to by there brokers to get the orders
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Re: Lead times
« Reply #15 on: 20 January 2021, 21:34 »
These lease deal cars are from a completely separate pot and allocation that a retail order would come from.

Lots of brokers took and placed orders for cars that were not part of original limited batch that deal was meant for.

So there will be a lucky bunch and then a bunch of people lied to by there brokers to get the orders

Apparently there 400 R’s available to order in the U.K. the finance is with VWFS. Also apparently orders of the R have been stopped as they’ve had too many. I don’t know how true any of this actually is. I was told the dealership have an allocated amount of cars each and this is where my lease is coming from.

Wish I’d gone direct with a VW dealership now. I have no idea which dealership the broker is dealing with. Not that it matters I guess
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Re: Lead times
« Reply #16 on: 20 January 2021, 23:00 »
Hi,

I’m just wondering if anyone knows what VW’s lead times are like on the Golf Clubsport? I ordered mine on Monday and was told 12 weeks which I think is a standard answer but I was wondering if COVID or this global semiconductor shortage is going to make a difference.

Cheers,

Unfortunately the dealer you placed the order with hasn’t got a clue.......

GTI lead times- 30 weeks
GTD- 24 weeks
GTE- 24 weeks
GTI clubsport- 22 weeks
Golf R- 26 weeks

But this is from when you order is accepted by the factory which means should your retailer have any allocation it will get accepted. If not it will stay on there wait list until the do have allocation.

Thanks very much 👍. I’m not to bothered as it’s a company car but those lead times are ridiculous.
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Re: Lead times
« Reply #17 on: 20 January 2021, 23:28 »
Thanks very much 👍. I’m not to bothered as it’s a company car but those lead times are ridiculous.

Unfortunately long lead times do seem to be the norm for a newly launched or recently launched performance VW if demand is high. When the mk7 GTI was launched, lead times of eight months or longer was fairly typical. When the current Polo GTI was launched, there was one member over on uk-polos.net forum who had a wait of over a year from time of ordering to taking delivery.
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Re: Lead times
« Reply #18 on: 20 January 2021, 23:34 »
Thanks very much 👍. I’m not to bothered as it’s a company car but those lead times are ridiculous.

Unfortunately long lead times do seem to be the norm for a newly launched or recently launched performance VW if demand is high. When the mk7 GTI was launched, lead times of eight months or longer was fairly typical. When the current Polo GTI was launched, there was one member over on uk-polos.net forum who had a wait of over a year from time of ordering to taking delivery.

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Re: Lead times
« Reply #19 on: 21 January 2021, 08:00 »
Thanks very much 👍. I’m not to bothered as it’s a company car but those lead times are ridiculous.

Unfortunately long lead times do seem to be the norm for a newly launched or recently launched performance VW if demand is high. When the mk7 GTI was launched, lead times of eight months or longer was fairly typical. When the current Polo GTI was launched, there was one member over on uk-polos.net forum who had a wait of over a year from time of ordering to taking delivery.


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