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Build Week 33

Discussion in 'Buying a VW California' started by Nolan, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. MattBell
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    no... delayed to Christmas!!
     
  2. Thomas Rees
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    Matt. Before or after.......or don’t you know! Forces Cars Direct have written to say mine is ‘likely to be’ December now
     
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    i think week 50
     
  4. Thomas Rees
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    Is yours the 204 (now 199ish) or the smaller engine. I think my diesel 204 DSG 4 motion may be the problem child of options for WLTP. Do you know if any have arrived in the U.K. afrter testing yet.
     
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    the now 199 ocean, awaiting a call from VWCS with an update
     
  6. Thomas Rees
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    I’ve written to them as well. It will be interesting to compare the results!
     
  7. MattBell
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    So week 52 expected not confirmed - a rather defensive complaints manager on the phone, not wanting to except responsibility for anything trying to divert blame to anyone else. Accusing them of providing misinformation!
     
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  8. Thomas Rees
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    It kind of adds insult to injury. The last time I spoke to someone I was told I’d just have to ‘suck it up’ which enraged me. Unfortunately there has never been a coherent message from VWCS, dealer or broker in my case.
     
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    Today my dealer said my Beach is waiting at the exit port. Build week 37. Not long now. Sounds like 150’s have cleared WLTP at least...
     
  10. Thomas Rees
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    Stringers - good news!
     
  11. stringers
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    Yeah, the same delivery date my dealer estimated back in August, apparently WLTP hasn’t delayed it. I wonder if some of the delays mentioned on here are more to do with dealers build slots getting moved around & less to do with WLTP. Could it be that some dealers estimate an optimistic delivery date which then somehow gets delayed.. who would do such a thing??
     
  12. MattBell
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    Mine is built - i've consistantly been told that, I think it's stuck in Germany until it can pass the WLTP
     
  13. Thomas Rees
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    Matt. Just had the same response from VWCS; absolutely no help.

    Follow your recent contact I can advise your vehicle is expected to arrive at the Van Centre in week 52, which is the end of December, again this date is subject to change it could move forwards or backwards.

    I have been told your vehicle is built and ready for delivery but we are awaiting technical data from the UK government so we can homologate your vehicle here, this delay is caused by the delay in gaining type approval, caused by the transition from the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP); this is an industry-wide issue affecting many manufacturers and models.

    Your selling Van Centre will have the same information as us and should be able to keep you fully up to date during delivery.

    Thank you for contacting Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and I apologise again for the inconvenience which has been caused to you.

    Doesn’t make me feel much better!
     
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  14. stringers
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    Well that sucks. I hope mine isn't about to be delayed too! Why does it take another 3 months? seems quite a while?
     
  15. Nolan
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    I just had a mail back from my dealer confirming that my 150 DSG is on a boat so it seems it has definitely escaped the factory.
     
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  16. Thomas Rees
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    Great news Nolan. I think the combination of 199, DSG and 4 motion means my model is still in the melting pot time tbc for delivery. It may come sooner than December, it may not. I just have to resign myself to waiting until VW get a grip I suppose.
     
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    I saw two Oceans on a transporter earlier.

    Heading down the A38 on the way to Plymouth/Cornwall. Keeping finders crossed that the grey one is ours, but there was a white one too.

    I didn’t see any obvious changes to the bodywork or front grill which is good!
     
  18. Nolan
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    Probably not mine as when it arrives it will be stopping in Exeter (plus it's a white Beach) :)

    I guess I should start planning to get the money in the right account and look at train times from Chichester to Exeter but I don't want to tempt fate by making too many plans.
     
  19. Wobble’s Mum
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    Nahhh get excited :thumb
     
  20. Oceancargo
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    We had a build week of 35 and our 199 DSG Ocean is stuck at the docks awaiting mpg test with stacks of cars from build week 33-36. Apparently a 150 arrived at the dealer this week and they are still expecting ours end Oct. Dealer is not aware of any issues with the larger engine models, but is contacting VW to check.
     

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