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Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 pm
by Impala
Tigermad wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:47 pm
When I called up a local garage at the weekend they told me they are stopping production of the 1.5 petrol. First time I have heard this. He didn’t elaborate any further. Not sure what happens once ordered if they scrap it.
I've lost count of how many rumours/scares there have been over the past year about the 1.5 engine being withdrawn etc. None of them have come true and they were just a lot of people misinterpreting VW rebalancing the orders and production schedules to clear backlogs, deal with parts shortages and demand exceeding supply. At times, dealers were told not to accept new orders simply to allow the backlog to be reduced.

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:36 pm
by FamilyMan
mvk wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
FamilyMan wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:13 pm

Last month I had to factory order our T-Roc as I wanted a 1.5 DSG with options and not the 1.6 the dealership had. As with some here who ordered in May expected delivery date is 31 October.
I was in our dealer at the weekend as VW had an SUV Event to sell cars. Nothing was said about stopping production of the 1.5.
Spend your money on something else instead of key-less entry. I would gladly pay that same amount to NOT have it. What's the point of carrying around a key if you are never going to use it, and then pay extra for the privilege of doing so?
On Tuesday night whilst waiting in a car park I saw a mother with 2 small children returning to her car. She was carrying one child, clearly very tired and already dressed in PJ’s. Their car was a Ford Kuga with keyless entry and mother was able to put both children in the car without having to search in her bag for a key. When I saw that I knew I had made the right choice.

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:39 pm
by Impala
FamilyMan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:36 pm
mvk wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
FamilyMan wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:13 pm

Last month I had to factory order our T-Roc as I wanted a 1.5 DSG with options and not the 1.6 the dealership had. As with some here who ordered in May expected delivery date is 31 October.
I was in our dealer at the weekend as VW had an SUV Event to sell cars. Nothing was said about stopping production of the 1.5.
Spend your money on something else instead of key-less entry. I would gladly pay that same amount to NOT have it. What's the point of carrying around a key if you are never going to use it, and then pay extra for the privilege of doing so?
On Tuesday night whilst waiting in a car park I saw a mother with 2 small children returning to her car. She was carrying one child, clearly very tired and already dressed in PJ’s. Their car was a Ford Kuga with keyless entry and mother was able to put both children in the car without having to search in her bag for a key. When I saw that I knew I had made the right choice.
You mean it was your wife in the PJ's :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm
by Tigermad
Well placed an order tonight, just need to finalise a few things and the long wait begins.

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm
by FamilyMan
Tigermad wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Well placed an order tonight, just need to finalise a few things and the long wait begins.
Welcome to the Waiting Room Tigermad. You are not alone. On which model and engine did you decide?

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
by Tigermad
FamilyMan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Tigermad wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Well placed an order tonight, just need to finalise a few things and the long wait begins.
Welcome to the Waiting Room Tigermad. You are not alone. On which model and engine did you decide?
R-Line 1.5 petrol dsg, turmeric yellow and black with rear camera, driver assist plus, keyless entry, electric tailgate and lumbar. Similar to yours but different colour and no towbar.

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:30 pm
by FamilyMan
Tigermad wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
FamilyMan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Tigermad wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Well placed an order tonight, just need to finalise a few things and the long wait begins.
Welcome to the Waiting Room Tigermad. You are not alone. On which model and engine did you decide?
R-Line 1.5 petrol dsg, turmeric yellow and black with rear camera, driver assist plus, keyless entry, electric tailgate and lumbar. Similar to yours but different colour and no towbar.
Sounds good.
Ordered the towbar for the cycle carrier. Would like to be able to drive to places then go exploring on our bikes. Several places have now opened up the disused railway lines that the Doctor closed when I was young. Some good scenery not to be missed.

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 pm
by Impala
FamilyMan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Tigermad wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
FamilyMan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm


Welcome to the Waiting Room Tigermad. You are not alone. On which model and engine did you decide?
R-Line 1.5 petrol dsg, turmeric yellow and black with rear camera, driver assist plus, keyless entry, electric tailgate and lumbar. Similar to yours but different colour and no towbar.
Sounds good.
Ordered the towbar for the cycle carrier. Would like to be able to drive to places then go exploring on our bikes. Several places have now opened up the disused railway lines that the Doctor closed when I was young. Some good scenery not to be missed.
I had similar thoughts until I saw the prices for the tow bar (£745 factory fitted, removeable) + bike carrier (£555)

Re: Ordering a factory build

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 am
by hikeimperial
mvk wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Spend your money on something else instead of key-less entry. I would gladly pay that same amount to NOT have it. What's the point of carrying around a key if you are never going to use it, and then pay extra for the privilege of doing so?
??????

I swear the mere whisper of 'keyless entry' in a thread brings out all the nuts petrified of a useful, safe and convenient feature.

This is a family mid-range suv, no one with the smarts to get the tools together to long range spoof a keyless transponder is going after a T-Roc.