I placed my order for a RWD Spyder in October and the dealer still tells me they have no "allocation" for the car. What's up with that? How long should this take? Is anyone else having the same issue?
LOL...I was aware of these problems early last year and reaffirmed when I saw the look on his face when I inquired.+1 for under a rock.
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Believe me I am not living under a rock. I am in the home automation business and we are waiting 4-6 months on processors and other electronic parts. I am aware that some car manufacturers are suffering from chip shortages but I wasn't sure how that impacted the actual "taking" of the orders. I would also imagine that by now (October - January) that hopefully they have enough to build the few cars that people are ordering. Good to know that the guy with the July order just got accepted.EVERYBODY is having this 'problem.' Have you been living under a rock? "Chip" shortages are only the tip of this iceberg of a debacle around worldwide logistics and transportation of supplies. Been to the grocery store this week? Watch TV at all to see hundreds (not 20-50) of container ships off the coast of Benicia, CA. Whassup with your sense man?
There have been NO normal allocations (or actually ANY) since July. And those basically covered orders written (not breathed) in March. So if you think you're having trouble ordering an R8, welcome to the world of everyone in the terrible first world problems of those wanting one. Oh, and IF you find a dealer who happens to have a spec (speculation not customer) order, get ready to pay - perhaps from $20 -$50K over MSRP for that privilege - but hey THAT should be no problem, right?
Actually others have said, MAYBE, just MAYBE - there may be some allocations in the 'normal' sense coming soon, later this month - BUT I wouldn't count on it as much as cozy up to your dealer of trust to see...
Hopefully that means my October is next... My dealer said I am the only R8 they have on order so I am promised first slot.I put a deposit down on my 22 RWD mid July. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that the dealer told me my order was accepted. The build will happen in the last full week of February.
Small price to pay ($100 airfare ?) hahaZero.. it was Atlanta Audi. They said they have a ton of dealerships and as a general rule never go over MSRP. BOFA made me fly down to sign the paperwork in person though which was kind of annoying