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Got my Coast delivered today - 3 months and 6 days after ordering. No handover as it was delivered to my address. So have had to go through everything myself. Everything is all present and correct - had a long list to go through.

Its looks much bigger on my drive than it did in the showroom! Very excited now. Kids have already asked if they can have a sleep over in it tonight on the drive.
Congratulations! Our kids went bananas, hope yours did too!

Photos, photos, photos....
 
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Woah!

Your recent updates inspired me to recheck and I’ve got a build week 47!

Ordered 17/9/2020. 150ps. Candy white.
:thumb thats great as you should theoretically get before 31/12
Im so torn about it all as personally I would prefer delivery in March as gives me more time to sort my business winddown out but I sure do not want to pay another £5k on top! what will be will be - Ill probably have changed my mind about the whole thing by then!!
 
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:thumb thats great as you should theoretically get before 31/12
Im so torn about it all as personally I would prefer delivery in March as gives me more time to sort my business winddown out but I sure do not want to pay another £5k on top! what will be will be - Ill probably have changed my mind about the whole thing by then!!
If we end up with 10% duty under WTO rules that shouldn't put 10% on the retail price. The importer (VW UK) pays the duty based on their purchase price of the vehicle when it arrives in the UK. What do you reckon Germany charge the UK for a vehicle? It'll be 10% of that
 
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If we end up with 10% duty under WTO rules that shouldn't put 10% on the retail price. The importer (VW UK) pays the duty based on their purchase price of the vehicle when it arrives in the UK. What do you reckon Germany charge the UK for a vehicle? It'll be 10% of that
It would be really helpful if VW UK could publish what VW Germany charge then we can calculate the 10% duty ;)
 
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If we end up with 10% duty under WTO rules that shouldn't put 10% on the retail price. The importer (VW UK) pays the duty based on their purchase price of the vehicle when it arrives in the UK. What do you reckon Germany charge the UK for a vehicle? It'll be 10% of that
Ahh I see thank you, I was assuming the purchaser pays the 10% of the total retail price !
So I assume once VW UK pays the duty they will then pass that cost onto the retailer.
Okay so it will be less than what I was thinking of ie. £5k but still must be a good several thousand.
 
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Yipeee, VW chat update this morning. My Cali (Week 41) is enroute.

Morak09:49 AM
Thanks for your patience, Michael. I am happy to tell you that your California Ocean is now at the Port of Exit. It has been released for shipping but not yet on the ship.
VW chat also confirmed today that my week 42 build has now left the factory and headed towards the Port of Exit. So by my reckoning, with the range of timescales that they've given for subsequent stages I should be able to collect it in the next 3-4 weeks :)
 
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VW chat also confirmed today that my week 42 build has now left the factory and headed towards the Port of Exit. So by my reckoning, with the range of timescales that they've given for subsequent stages I should be able to collect it in the next 3-4 weeks :)
Hi Happy snapper, i am also week 42 and its the same spec as your. VW chat have just said they cant see if its left the production line, but did say it started its build on the 12th of October when did your build start?
 
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Hi Happy snapper, i am also week 42 and its the same spec as your. VW chat have just said they cant see if its left the production line, but did say it started its build on the 12th of October when did your build start?
I’m not sure if VW chat have much more granular visibility than the build week, so that’s maybe why they’ve said 12th to you as that was the start of the week. Last Friday they were only able to tell me that it was scheduled for build that week so should have been in production.

I expect when they roll off the end of the line the tracking becomes more visible as VW themselves will need to monitor progress as it’s handled by external shippers, etc.

If you’re the same build week then I expect yours will be on its way to the port in the next few days too!
 
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I’m not sure if VW chat have much more granular visibility than the build week, so that’s maybe why they’ve said 12th to you as that was the start of the week. Last Friday they were only able to tell me that it was scheduled for build that week so should have been in production.

I expect when they roll off the end of the line the tracking becomes more visible as VW themselves will need to monitor progress as it’s handled by external shippers, etc.

If you’re the same build week then I expect yours will be on its way to the port in the next few days too!
Happy days I cant wait and fingers crossed
 
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Informed by VW chat today that there is no build date for my order, and unlikely to be one this year as the factory is at capacity until week 52. Indicated an early 2021 production slot with the 204ps engine, which replaced the RDE1 199ps engine, with delivery March/April. Contacted my dealer who wasn't aware of this and is awaiting a response from dealer support.
 
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Just found out we have a Build Week 11 for our Coast ordered 30/9
So we will definitely not be getting this year which is okay other than the 10% duty!:headbang
Wow. Week 11!??? That’s not great, definitely not if you really wanted one as quick as poss. I know you don’t, we are in the same position as you. Again like you, only worry is the 10% tax....
 
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Wow. Week 11!??? That’s not great, definitely not if you really wanted one as quick as poss. I know you don’t, we are in the same position as you. Again like you, only worry is the 10% tax....
Hi Phil - what build week are you for next year?
 
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Wow. Week 11!??? That’s not great, definitely not if you really wanted one as quick as poss. I know you don’t, we are in the same position as you. Again like you, only worry is the 10% tax....
Have you had confirmation that your build date is next year Phil ?
 
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Jenny/MrShaz - no, not been given a build date yet. Keep trying the chat every other day. They must be getting fed up of me by now, but I’m not too worried about that - I think I have a right to know!!
I’m losing hope of it being this year now though.
 
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Jenny/MrShaz - no, not been given a build date yet. Keep trying the chat every other day. They must be getting fed up of me by now, but I’m not too worried about that - I think I have a right to know!!
I’m losing hope of it being this year now though.
We were originally told 17 weeks - which worked out to week 9 2021 having ordered 17th September but looks like that at least in our case that was very pessimistic. It took us a month from order to getting a confirmed build date. It will be 3 months total elapsed by the time we get our hands on it by the look of it.

So fingers crossed you’ll come forwards quite a lot.
 
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We were originally told 17 weeks - which worked out to week 9 2021 having ordered 17th September but looks like that at least in our case that was very pessimistic. It took us a month from order to getting a confirmed build date. It will be 3 months total elapsed by the time we get our hands on it by the look of it.

So fingers crossed you’ll come forwards quite a lot.
Thanks. Ours is a 199 order, is yours?
 
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How many sleeps? Very, very exciting. All this nonsense of constantly chasing VW for "where is my van?" will be instantly forgotten when your lovely van has arrived. After just 3 months we really love our "Billy Ocean".

If you are in Wendover (I am in St Albans), maybe we should arrange a (socially distanced) coffee meet up at Dunstable Downs? How many Calis could we get lined up on a Sunday morning???
I’m up for this, but a provisional week 47 build whose home will be in Digswell.
 
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Finally got VW Chat to admit mine will now be a 2021 build date. Not 100% happy but at least I know. "Rob" on the chat was the most helpful I've dealt with. He even went away and called his "Order Specialist Team" to see what their projection was, which was next year. He also confirmed that the factory build allocation is full for this year.

So…there are advantages and disadvantages. We don't need to change vehicle until April when the company car goes back, the engine will be the latest in regard to emissions, it'll be a 21 plate (no big deal), but there's the Brexit tax to worry about. Now if that gets sorted I'll be very happy as there'll not really be any negatives, unless the 204 is worse on performance and economy...
 
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I follow it closely and get regular updates, the only obstacle is Macron and his 14000 fishermen demanding our fish. Boris's speech last week 'prepare for a no deal and Lord Frost saying bye, bye got the EU on the back foot with their postering, hence Barniers proclamation to work on a deal. We will see the ball is firmly in the EU's court and their car industry is flapping.
 

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