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    Unhappy My Insignia delivery delayed again.....

    I didn't realise buying a new mass produced "average" car would be such a test of ones patients

    It was the end of sept, then early Oct, then end Oct, and now the end of blo0dy november

    It's ok if you you want a bog standard SRi but beware if you add any extras

    I have been told that for every extra you add, the car comes off the main production line and waits until enough cars need that particular extra fitted, then a team of fitters will fit it and the cars then rejoin the main line until the next extra needs adding.

    And so on and so on.....

    Not so good if you have gone crazy on the toys!!!!

    Does this sound right or is the preverbial wool being pulled over ones eyes

    Jon

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    I would've thought it isn't too far from the truth. It can't be in the dealers best interests to keep their customers hanging around for their new vehicle.

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    cant be i ordered a fiesta ST from the factory with a power of extra's was told 7 weeks came in 6weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues n twos View Post
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    I have been told that for every extra you add, the car comes off the main production line and waits until enough cars need that particular extra fitted, then a team of fitters will fit it and the cars then rejoin the main line until the next extra needs adding.


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    Jon, that is the biggest load of bull**** I have heard, who fed you that line, the Vauxhall dealer?.

    Basically your car is entered on the system by Vauxhall with all the codes for the relevant model and options you have chosen.

    Until your car is released for build you can change the spec as much as you like, once the order has been released for build it can't be changed.

    Opel then schedule in the appropriate parts to be fitted to your car as it comes down the line.

    Once it enters the production line, it doesnt come off until it is finished, it is practically impossible to take a car off the line once it has started.

    If you were to see the production line, you will have for example, a red LHD Opel Insignia Sport with leather AFL etc followed by a black RHD SRi with Sat Nav 20's etc.

    There is no uniform way that these cars are built.

    Sounds to me that your dealer is full of ****e.

    The problem is now with all manufacturers, they dont want to be left with loads of built cars in a field, so 99% of cars are now built to order.

    If you order a standard Audi A4 SE 2.0 TDi with no options, your looking at March 2011!

    Jon, ask your dealer for the SONO number of your car and I will see if I can find out any more information for you. When you ask for this number, your dealer may be a bit shocked and stop trying to feed you crap as you will have proven you know who the production system works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nato View Post
    I would've thought it isn't too far from the truth. It can't be in the dealers best interests to keep their customers hanging around for their new vehicle.
    Dealers are not keeping the customers waiting, cars are being manufactured to order now and not over stocked.

    Where as standard models used to stocked, they are built when ordered now which has a knock on effect for the whole production.

    Dealers are only good at feeding bull**** to customers.

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    Thanks for the info, I will give the dealer a call and see what they say and try and get the SONO number.

    I have heard Audi are the worst at the moment for delays.

    I think its just mind games.... if your originally told it will be 4 months you would probably go elsewhere but you sign the line based on a 6 week wait and then the excuses or real facts come to the surface

    Jon

    ps.... It's nice to have a car come from the factory to your door so to speak rather than sitting in some field for months on end.
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    I agree, a factory fresh car is great. I just get fed up with dealers making up stupid lies as excuse.

    The modern day production line is a logistical marvel! Up at Halewood at the Jaguar LandRover factory, they used to make Freelander 2's and X-Type Jags on the same line.

    They were not even built in batches either, you would have a Freelander, followed by an X-Type estate followed by another freelander then an X-Type saloon.

    All in different colours and specs.

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    Years ago I knew a guy with a Cavalier 1.8 GL, and it had a set of distinctly aftermarket-looking "ABS" badges stuck on the back and the sides. I asked why he'd stuck them on, he said he didn't, that they were put on by Vauxhall because the car had been bought by a Luton factory employee, and he'd arranged for it to go back on the production line and have ABS fitted, and as part of that work they'd also stuck the badges on. Having had a tour of the inside of Ford's Dagenham factory when it was making Fiestas, I asked him how it was possible to put a complete car back on the line when the line starts with floorpans and at the other end complete cars roll off the line, not go back on to it...

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    i wouldnt belive that rubbish mate, i work at the toyota factory and we dont have cars hanging around waiting for high spec parts they get fitted no matter what as they go down the lines, cars hanging around are costing money on being delayed, the rule is make them and ship them asap.

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    Just be aware that if you are trading your current car they are likley to give you less by the End of November than they would have in September. There has been a recent major down valuing of used cars by Glass's guide etc, so this could have bigger implications than trying your patience.

    It is also the reason why the closest to brand new I have ever bought was pre-registered with delivery miles. I expect to get my goods when I decide I want it, not wait for months.

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