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Stu@rt

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Ordered an Ocean 150 in January, was given a 12-20 week leadtime although I had a hunch that was a little optimistic. The dealer (Breeze) have been amazing and give me updates weekly even when the update is no news so I have no complaints about the dealer, but, does anyone know why Volkswagen can’t tell someone that ordered a cali 6mths ago, when it’s going to be built? Even if it’s next year, I’d rather just know so I can plan accordingly?
I wish I could help you with that. We have been waiting for our Coast for 28 weeks now.
 
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Chris_BLG_Ocean

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T6.1 Ocean 150
Ordered an Ocean 150 in January, was given a 12-20 week leadtime although I had a hunch that was a little optimistic. The dealer (Breeze) have been amazing and give me updates weekly even when the update is no news so I have no complaints about the dealer, but, does anyone know why Volkswagen can’t tell someone that ordered a cali 6mths ago, when it’s going to be built? Even if it’s next year, I’d rather just know so I can plan accordingly?

I ordered late December and have a build week of 28th June, yours should/could be close behind, but that’s pure speculation


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Jdorling

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Anyone waiting for a beach to go into build that will be getting a my22 vehicle may want to check the options in configurator as there some new options most noticeable the following

comfort dash option is back
Can now have discovery media pro
There an option for water heater with remote and water heater with timer.
And an option for a refrigerator.

ive asked vw chat to explain what the water heater is and refrigerator but was told the water heater with remote is a remote for the heater which doesn’t sound correct at all, I queried it and got disconnected
 
Graham T

Graham T

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My favourite email of the year so far:

"Your Cali is now at the UK port usually 7-10 working days turnaround at this point to get to us depending how busy the ports are."

Come on @Stu@rt. Tell us you've had some positive news too. Did next to each other in the queue translate to next to each other on the boat?

I've been watching your story nearly as closely as mine. :Nailbiting

Anyone else just landed?
 
Dean Kennett

Dean Kennett

Ordered 204 4M PS in S/Blue on 04.11.20
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Both @Stu@rt and my VW are still in the ground as steel in outer Mongolia waiting to be mined!! I'm almost thinking why not just get a Harley now....nice to hear someone has good news though!
 
Graham T

Graham T

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Both @Stu@rt and my VW are still in the ground as steel in outer Mongolia waiting to be mined!! I'm almost thinking why not just get a Harley now....nice to hear someone has good news though!
"Yeah but...
Has your Harley got a kitchen?" :D

Feel for you Dean, and everyone else still waiting (some longer than us). Just remember, patience is a virtue (although it doesn't appear to help in getting a Cali delivered). I'll keep my fingers crossed on your behalf.
 
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Ferryman

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T6.1 Coast 150
My favourite email of the year so far:

"Your Cali is now at the UK port usually 7-10 working days turnaround at this point to get to us depending how busy the ports are."

Come on @Stu@rt. Tell us you've had some positive news too. Did next to each other in the queue translate to next to each other on the boat?

I've been watching your story nearly as closely as mine. :Nailbiting

Anyone else just landed?
Mine arrived at Grimsby today :cheers.

So 13 days at Emden much better than the horror stories of late. Actually its exactly a month to today since it started build. I'm guessing I should be able to pick it up start of July.
 
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Stu@rt

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T6.1 Coast 150
My favourite email of the year so far:

"Your Cali is now at the UK port usually 7-10 working days turnaround at this point to get to us depending how busy the ports are."

Come on @Stu@rt. Tell us you've had some positive news too. Did next to each other in the queue translate to next to each other on the boat?

I've been watching your story nearly as closely as mine. :Nailbiting

Anyone else just landed?
Fantastic news @Graham T . Genuinely pleased for you. (Don't forget the pics eh?)

No news here. SMG tell me that they can see a chassis number, but can also see that it hasn't left the factory. Online chat just say that it is still in build, as we come to the end of week 5.
Something doesn't add up and as we all know, absolutely nobody cares enough to be honest about the cause of the delay.

Trying not to get too grumpy about it, as I know there are plenty of others that have been waiting longer for 204's or 4mo's. But I do think we must be close to the top of the "Waiting for a UK Coast" leaderboard though.

Wait, or don't wait - There is no 3rd choice. But the summer is looking lost.
 
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Graham C

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T6.1 Ocean 204
My Ocean 204 is at Eurovans and I will collect tomorrow. Hurrah!!

For info my timeline looked like this:

16 Sep 20 - Order placed with DtD.
5 Oct 20 - Order accepted by factory
12 Apr 21 - Build starts (The "List" said march build)
19 May 21 - Van taken to Emden (5 1/2 weeks to build a van??????)
3 June 21 - Shipped to Sheerness
6 June 21 - Consigned to dealer (paperwork exercise which means transport is arranged
16 June 21 - Arrives at dealer
18 June 21 - Pick up.

9 months from start to finish. No unsolicited contact or information from VW or dealer. Dealer has been good in responding to my nagging though despite not having any info themselves. They have been excellent in arranging a quick processing now they are in control of the van.

Fun starts tomorrow.
 
Graham T

Graham T

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My Ocean 204 is at Eurovans and I will collect tomorrow. Hurrah!!

For info my timeline looked like this:

16 Sep 20 - Order placed with DtD.
5 Oct 20 - Order accepted by factory
12 Apr 21 - Build starts (The "List" said march build)
19 May 21 - Van taken to Emden (5 1/2 weeks to build a van??????)
3 June 21 - Shipped to Sheerness
6 June 21 - Consigned to dealer (paperwork exercise which means transport is arranged
16 June 21 - Arrives at dealer
18 June 21 - Pick up.

9 months from start to finish. No unsolicited contact or information from VW or dealer. Dealer has been good in responding to my nagging though despite not having any info themselves. They have been excellent in arranging a quick processing now they are in control of the van.

Fun starts tomorrow.
Great news @Graham C. Exciting times ahead (after you've posted some pics of course).
 
Dean Kennett

Dean Kennett

Ordered 204 4M PS in S/Blue on 04.11.20
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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
so got this today, finally - We have just checked with VW for you for an Update on your California Order and 'Great News', they are due to Start Building your California Early Next Month. We should then start to see your vehicle arriving with us towards the end of August.

So roughly 10 months from ordering & 5 months later than expected. Thats my summer camping screwed.
 
AlisonF

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so got this today, finally - We have just checked with VW for you for an Update on your California Order and 'Great News', they are due to Start Building your California Early Next Month. We should then start to see your vehicle arriving with us towards the end of August.

So roughly 10 months from ordering & 5 months later than expected. Thats my summer camping screwed.
Only this summer. And a lot of places will be rammed full. So maybe try to relax, look on the bright side that you’re van is about to be built and use the time for planning some autumn trips?
 
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Stu@rt

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Only this summer. And a lot of places will be rammed full. So maybe try to relax, look on the bright side that you’re van is about to be built and use the time for planning some autumn trips?
Love that attitude @AlisonF
Thank you! 1st world problems, I know!

I can tolerate the waiting (I think). Its just the "nobody caring" bit that makes my blood simmer a little. I must work harder to bring out my nicer side :thumb
 
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Love that attitude @AlisonF
Thank you! 1st world problems, I know!

I can tolerate the waiting (I think). Its just the "nobody caring" bit that makes my blood simmer a little. I must work harder to bring out my nicer side :thumb
The ‘nobody caring’ seems to be common amongst most dealers. But, on here you find people who have been there and so can empathise. And if you are lucky enough to live near a good dealer, it would be like winning the lottery.
 
Daytona1977

Daytona1977

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Lancaster
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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
My favourite email of the year so far:

"Your Cali is now at the UK port usually 7-10 working days turnaround at this point to get to us depending how busy the ports are."

Come on @Stu@rt. Tell us you've had some positive news too. Did next to each other in the queue translate to next to each other on the boat?

I've been watching your story nearly as closely as mine. :Nailbiting

Anyone else just landed?
Mine landed 10th June, just been advised its being delivered to the dealer tomorrow. 7 working days from port to dealer. Pretty decent really considering the current conditions.
 
Dean Kennett

Dean Kennett

Ordered 204 4M PS in S/Blue on 04.11.20
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Worthing, West Sussex
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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
Only this summer. And a lot of places will be rammed full. So maybe try to relax, look on the bright side that you’re van is about to be built and use the time for planning some autumn trips?
Love that attitude @AlisonF
Thank you! 1st world problems, I know!

I can tolerate the waiting (I think). Its just the "nobody caring" bit that makes my blood simmer a little. I must work harder to bring out my nicer side :thumb
yes, have to agree. It can overtake you sometimes. we will all get there one day...
 
Daytona1977

Daytona1977

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Good to hear some good news. As my dealer is off today, so I contact the dreaded Chat. Apparently mine has been allocated build week 4 2022! 17 months after order! I'll speak to Eurovans tomorrow...
That's shocking Tim! Where abouts are you based? Mine was ordered September 2020, pretty much fully loaded and we take delivery next week. Can't really understand the huge difference in allocation times.
 

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