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toejamtam

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I know fella, really frustrating. Hoping thats the last move and should arrive med Jan.
.. now you have me concerned. I genuinely thought that a confirmed build date is, well, confirmed. Our last update was a few weeks ago, guess i'l
 

renkpz

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I contacted the garage, and they again gave me another tentative BW.
Last time they told me that BW was 49-51. Today, they said to me that BW is now 7 in 2023.

The waiting is killing me... The order was confirmed in July 2021. It has been a looooooooooooooooooong journey without my GTI :(
 

Hypezokos

New member
Hello! Been reading on this thread for a while.
I ordered my GTI in week 39 of 2021 and have not even got a build week, yet. I had an "unconfirmed BW" as 24 this year but as that came close it got taken off and I have not received a new one since - been without any indication BW or delivery for over half a year. The dealership say they're checking weekly but it is also through a leasing company so who knows! My biggest worry at this point is whether or not the car will come at all, I don't really have any pressure on it, just want to have it finally, and also retain the massive discount I got on it. Been eyeing other cars recently but there is just nothing that comes close in terms of value for money... Has anyone even got the car and can confirm it's decent?
 

bucknutVW

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Has anyone Heard how the Ukraine war will effect VW in the next year going further. I was just watching some geopolitic stuff and they were talking about the destruction of Germany manufacturing. My dealer said inventory would be much better by next year but I’m not so sure he’s right. Thoughts.
 

rayaans

Passed Driver's Ed
Hello! Been reading on this thread for a while.
I ordered my GTI in week 39 of 2021 and have not even got a build week, yet. I had an "unconfirmed BW" as 24 this year but as that came close it got taken off and I have not received a new one since - been without any indication BW or delivery for over half a year. The dealership say they're checking weekly but it is also through a leasing company so who knows! My biggest worry at this point is whether or not the car will come at all, I don't really have any pressure on it, just want to have it finally, and also retain the massive discount I got on it. Been eyeing other cars recently but there is just nothing that comes close in terms of value for money... Has anyone even got the car and can confirm it's decent?
They will have an unconfirmed build week. They're just not giving you the information

They constantly have a build week on them but it's always unconfirmed until it's confirmed
 

shadey69

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GTD Ordered Oct 21. Specd :- Sunroof, Hk, Dcc, Adelaide's, Leather, Rear camera and Spare wheel and In Solid White. I have had various build dates come and go. The salesman who did the deal was "Let go" and it was passed on to his assistant who was a trainee at the time, now hes left ......... Had no joy with dealer so complained to VW uk as i wanted an update. Dealer rang me whilst i was on a short break in Iceland and told me no build date as its been removed. Again i contacted VW uk and yesterday had a call from a Gentleman who was very apologetic and told me my build date was Week 24/23 I give up :-(
 

shadey69

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Why would i take that as a dig, i'm not making their schedules lol.

I will say that your waiting time is extraordinary even in the current climate. The "average" appears to be 11-14 months from order to delivery, you're at 16 months already and don't even have a build date yet. One thing i do find odd though is the dealership you mentioned: Bristol Street Motors isn't a VW dealership, nor do they even offer (new) VWs on their website. They also don't run the "approved used" stuff for VW either, so while it might not be a pecking order issue, it could be that franchise dealerships get priority. I'm not entirely certain how it works, but it appears that the order isn't with Bristol Street Motors, but Vertu Motors? The BSM website redirects to Vertu if you look for VW under "other manufacturers". Which opens the possibility that someone sat on your order - and even if not, Vertu again isn't a franchise dealership. Our order is with Sinclair VW, and i'd wager that rayaans is with a franchise dealership as well.

We can argue whether or not that's fair, pretty sure you'd argue that it's not (i'd too in your situation) - i personally think that it normal business to prioritise your own dealerships over third party dealerships. Which of course sucks for you, but it is what it is.

Not even trying to knock you down here, the delivery "date" you got is worthless too without confirmed build week. There's no way to judge the delivery date without (it's barely possible WITH the confirmed build week even, since there's delays possible between any of the steps of the build, i think it's eight steps?), since the build dates are so volatile. What i'd do if i were you is to contact BSM or Vertu (ask Lex where the order exactly was placed and chase it down), and get the commission number as well as a screenshot of the order in their system. It tells you when the order was placed.

By volatile build dates i mean this (this is our order in their system):

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We had build dates ranging from week 45, to week 12 in 2023, settled out at week 46 (which is the coming week). You want this screenshot, plus one of the "Dates" section, if only to rule out that between Leasing company and multiple dealerships, nobody sat on the order for a month or two before placing it. Can't tell you where to get it, though, got to chase that down.

edit: that screenshot is from august this year, btw.
What does the "M" mean next to the Camera and Head up ???? Also the "w"
 

m4in

Passed Driver's Ed
What does the "M" mean next to the Camera and Head up ???? Also the "w"

"Ordered by the man" and "ordered by the woman".

.. sorry, got no idea. Just thought it's funny how it lines up, the heated seats and wheels were what my wife wanted, while i wanted the toys (and would've gone with different aftermarket wheels).
 

shadey69

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"Ordered by the man" and "ordered by the woman".

.. sorry, got no idea. Just thought it's funny how it lines up, the heated seats and wheels were what my wife wanted, while i wanted the toys (and would've gone with different aftermarket wheels).
🤣🤣🤣 Better reply than anyone else to be fair. Even VW dealer cant tell me so ill let them know now 😎
 

TJFused

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I’d be prepared for that to get pushed back considerably…… I ordered a hatch R in June 21…… my current build week is unconfirmed March 23
I’ve ordered a Mk8 R estate this month been told expected delivery in March 2023 which I thought seemed pretty good considering the delays I’ve been hearing some people having only time will tell.
 

m4in

Passed Driver's Ed
After waiting for a week on a reply from our dealership i got really concerned now, so i called. Turns out our saleslady is on vacation, so obviously no answer possible.

Anyway, our GTE did get pushed back, but only by a week and is scheduled to go into production today (i think he said goes into production this week, but i'd like to think it goes into production today). Due to the gizmos, the estimated build time is 4-6 weeks, plus then obviously shipping etc. If nothing goes wrong, delivery will be in January - which would amount to a total of 13-14 months from order (10th of nov 21) to delivery.

Hand over date on the actual order form was 30th of june this year lol.

Alas.. All good things are worth waiting for, guess.
 

drexel75

New member
After ordering an R-line Golf in October 2021 I have finally received a call this morning to tell me that the car has left the factory and is now in transit.
 

tails101

New member
Long time lurker, but avid reader of this thread, so thanks for all the input/updates etc.

Just wanted to maybe give people some hope, but this is my order story. Originally ordered a White Golf GTE with reversing camera in February 2022. Initially advised likely to be before Christmas, but then when the first build week arrived, it was quoted as week 7 2023. Can't fault the dealer at all with their communication - updates every month at least, and with these updates came news that the provisional build week kept edging forward - week 5 as of July, week 2 as of August. Then in October I get an e-mail to say the dealer has had two stock cars allocated to them and would I be interested - neither was exactly what I had ordered, both had the lovely 18" wheels, neither had a reversing camera and then I had the option of white or pearl black, plus the black one had heated seats. Decided to learn how to reverse again, but enjoy a warm bottom, and went for the pearl black version.

Arrived with the dealer on the 10th November, handed over to me on the 15th November and I'm really pleased with it. It's the first PHEV I've owned and a few things take some getting used too to be honest, but getting there. The software has definitely improved since my 20 plate Golf 8 Style, especially in terms of speed, although I do miss the upgraded sat nav that the Style came with free of charge being a first run model as I liked having the map on both the drivers display and the console which this can't do. The matrix LED lights are stunning - across the snake pass last night and crystal clear views, and it is nice having a warm bottom and those 18" alloys! Downside, Pearl Black shows the dirt, but then I guess white would have too!

So don't give up hope - clearly cars are filtering through (some into stock which may give you an early opportunity) and when they arrive, they are definitely worth the wait.
 

m4in

Passed Driver's Ed
Agree that having the map in both cluster and dash is nice, but genuinely kind of pointless. At least you get the option to display it behind the wheel now, that's new - our test drive GTE actually wasn't able to display the map in the cluster, that came with an update relatively recently if i'm not mistaken.

That being said, in said test drive, within 5 minutes i realised that i wasn't missing it (our current car is an MIB2 car where i had the map in the cluster, as well as google maps in the dash - still an option in the GTE, if you really need it) - the GTE dials did help us drive more economically (the "power bar" for lack of better term, etc). Since the centre screen is slightly angled towards the driver, it took me just a few minutes to adapt, and our test drive was around 100 miles long following Sat Nav.

Ours is in production now, quoted 4-6 weeks plus transit from Grimsby if i'm not mistaken, so middle/end of january is probably realistic.

Congratulations on yours, after waiting for over a year now we're still excited to get it.
 

tails101

New member
Yeah, I agree completely - nice, rather than essential. I'll probably only really miss it when I have something else on the main display (as I often use the combo panel option) and want to see my time of arrival etc as I used to then just quickly scroll through views. I'm sure I'll very quickly forget about ever having had the option.

Fingers crossed for a prompt North Sea crossing for yours. For info, my build certificate was signed off on the 4th October and it landed with my dealer on the 10th November.

It's definitely worth the wait - it's a great car.
 
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