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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 2nd January 2017, 23:39 Thread Starter
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Estimated delivery date for my B Max is now 21/1/17, yet the dealer has registered it from 28/12/16.

I guess this was done to meet their end of year sales target, but I'm not impressed.

If it was your new car, what would you do?

Could be even more interesting if the delivery date gets pushed back again and it's also of concern that the etis shows it as solid grey, whereas mettalic magnetic was ordered - dealer says the etis is wrong, which seems a little unlikely.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 3rd January 2017, 21:22
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That's only acceptable if you are compensated in some way. A free first service for starters. How about free mud flaps all round ? (if you want them)
Obviously the colour has to be right or you will reject it.

Best of luck.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 3rd January 2017, 21:35 Thread Starter
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Pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 5th January 2017, 15:32
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If the colour is right don't sweat it. The fact that the thing is registered before delivery is pretty normal otherwise you are left waiting on the DVLA process which is as shown below

The V55/1 form (completed by the vehicle manufacturer) is sent to the dealer, independently and prior to the delivery of the relevant vehicle.


The dealer then completes a V55/2 form in conjunction with the buyer of
the new vehicle.


Only when this is returned to the DVLA is a registration number issued. I am sure you don't want to wait around while this happens especially given the delays that are inevitable over the holiday period. The delay is as likely to be at the factory or importer end as the dealer. If you ordered the car before year end the salesman and dealer have already made their targets..

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 5th January 2017, 21:08
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Hi,

I may be wrong, but I believe that I read somewhere the DVLA only use 15 colours (image a copper seeing the colour 'Lancelelot' rather than 'Gold' listed for a Vauxhall - I kid you not); and Magnetic is chosen as 'Grey' which is not really right, but not actually wrong either.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 5th January 2017, 21:40 Thread Starter
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That all makes sense.we shall se what happens in a couple of weeks.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 5th January 2017, 22:51
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F.Y.I My car was ordered 26/11/2014, delivered 31/01/2015 and registered 30/01/2015.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 5th January 2017, 23:03 Thread Starter
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I'm minded to reject it as a 2016 vehicl e unless they can come up with a revised deal. Existing car has only done 20000 miles and i would be happy to keep it for another year.

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What do you think the difference would be in resale value in 4 or 5 years time?

Would be handy to know how much i need to renegotiate the deal.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12th January 2017, 19:59
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Don't know the answer to that, but would be interesting to say the least ! Maybe call into another local dealer and ask !

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