Guy Heaton

Not many 69 plates

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2 hours ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

I should think in some cases the manufacturer will be either offering  an incentive to take the stock (or a penalty if they don't). I was wondering also  if it may be something to do with the next phase of RDE as well as an attempt to stimulate sales? Does seem a bit odd that there are shedloads of cars sitting in stock when (allegedly) things are built to order these days and folks on here have waited 6 months or more. From my lurkings on VW Forums I see customers have waited 12 months + for some models.

I don't think most Ford's are built to order.  Judging by the stuff I see most of, the majority of customers must just go in asking for a dull engine in the most boring spec with the cheapest colour...  There's an entire sea of brand new unregistered Ford's in a compound not far from me...I've never seen it half full oddly, always rammed even during September!! :unsure:

I wouldn't have thought most VWs were made to order either though, certainly the ones I've had have rarely had any additional options above the standard spec.

I think the only way you can guarantee a new build now is to chose a rare colour or option combo.  As you say though, it usually means a long wait and most of us are impatient!  

That's an interesting thought about a fine if they don't pre-register a few, that's definitely an incentive!

1 hour ago, iantt said:

I've seen quite a few. Lol

Where are they all then?  In this thread we're spread across the country and have hardly seen any so far! :laugh:

 

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On 10/4/2019 at 10:41 PM, Guy Heaton said:

Dealers dont make money on cars really, they get it from the warranty and service work.

 

 

No no, dealers make money from referring people to finance companies. 

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Saw another 69 plate Countryman today! :unsure:

The only double I've seen so far...and it's a car I can't understand the appeal of!  At least this one was in black though. :laugh:

Also saw a 69 Golf R today...or rather I heard it!! :biggrin:

 

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Not seen it yet, but one of my mates has just bought a new car (Golf), so that's one more. This has come as quite a shock as he's been talking about replacing his Mondeo Mk 4 for ages and even though now exiled in Northumberland has fully retained his Yorkshire reluctance to part with his brass!

 

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I saw a white 69 plate Aventador SVJ in Leicester tonight, probably a bit more exciting than a diesel Audi A3 that followed it also on a 69 plate.

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