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Ordered a T6 Ocean today: what you should know

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I was on the shelf about whether to wait for the T6.1 or buy a T6. The dealers know its being launched at Dusseldorf, but do not know when it will be available in the UK. They told me that they suspect when launched, there will be a launch model in the showrooms possibly early next year with a defined set of options with the customer specified models available later. So it could be some time before you can order one and then quite a wait to get it.
With the discounts quoted as available in this thread on the current T6, I was tempted to visit a dealer to see what the offers were on the current model. It seems as previously quoted there is a VW contribution of £2250 + 2 free services for cash or alternatively a VW contribution of £2750 + 2 free services if the vehicle is bought on PCP or HP. On top of this there is the dealer discount you negotiate to be added. So all in all, there are big discounts available on the current model if you don't want to wait until next year for a new T6.1. I decided to go for a new Ocean with DSG. Quoted delivery 3-6 months. Deposit is fully refundable should the price increase due to Brexit and you cancel the order. Now just the long wait.
Interesting to read this and now is see how is situation!
 
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We’ve placed a order for a Cali Ocean T6, 199, 4Motion with options today.
We’re pleased with our decision, but thought it worth sharing what we’ve learned in case it helps others considering buying.

The context: we wrestled hard with the decision to buy an end T6 or await the T6.1.
I started a thread on here, and thanks to everyone for your advice:

After reaching out to dealers, the current offers were too good to ignore.

We approached 20+ dealers with blanket emails. Things we’ve learned:
Dealers are offering the equivalent of up to a 12.5% discount on configuration RRP.
This breaks down as a <9% discount, plus each are throwing in a £2250 July order discount.
Plus we got 2 free services.

Norwich
Bristol
Liverpool
Swindon
Reading
Have been extremely helpful and most competitive.
In the current climate, dealers are willing to match each other’s offers, and reduce quotes, so ask them to.

There may be just 3-4 weeks max left to order an end T.6 before the books close.
The differential between a discounted end T6 and T6.1 may be 10-15k+, with significant discounts on the T6.1 not happening for 1-2 years.
VW have secured extra storage for UK destined vehicles, to get them into the country pre-Brexit, and possible tariffs.
If tariffs (of 10.6% I think) do happen, they will be passed on to buyers. But VW will allow buyers to cancel if they are not prepared to pay the extra.
A consequence of this is that VW/dealer network faces holding huge numbers of ordered and built cars, that customers may cancel, and they don’t have haven’t the capacity to do that post Brexit.
So it’s likley that UK-based builds will be prioritised, to get them into the country pre Oct 31.

We suspect this, but dealers have confirmed:
Their lead times for build/delivery depend on their allocation with VW.
Dealers gave us between 6-9 month delivery, to 12 week delivery, indications.
Some of the variation will be due to optimism/realism and sales pitch etc. But much depends on the allocated slots left to each dealer.
Ie some dealers can get their orders built more quickly than others, so it may be realistic to go with those with shorter leads if you want earlier delivery.

In short, we think we may have got a great deal on a tested, iconic model, that may arrive within 12-14 weeks.

We’re very much looking forward to joining the life, and seeing you all on the road.
I’m sure if you await the T6.1 you will have few regrets.
But if you’re thinking about buying now, I’d say reach out to a few dealers (esp those name checked above), don’t be afraid to drive them down, and you should find they are willing to offer excellent value in these remaining weeks of the T6.
Are you enjoy now you new California?
 
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We don't carry vulnerable people, pets or children. The only time I have had a passenger was the mother in law, so I parked on the other side facing traffic so she could disembark onto the path.

I don't see it as an issue, could be to some.
My Mother in law has also been my most frequent passenger, I happily decant her into the traffic flow but alas the Wiley old bird is still making me eat sweetcorn mixed with peas and mint sauce with chicken.
My mortgage won't pay it's self so I am considering getting her sky diving lessons for Christmas.
 
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Our T6 was actually delivered in 8 weeks in 2019 and is now 2 years old. I am happy I went for the T6 rather than wait for the T6.1 especially as there were the obligatory teething problems that accompany a new model or a modified existing spec.
 
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Our T6 was actually delivered in 8 weeks in 2019 and is now 2 years old. I am happy I went for the T6 rather than wait for the T6.1 especially as there were the obligatory teething problems that accompany a new model or a modified existing spec.
Good for you
 
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