I would have thought so too, Dan, but, although my OPC and Porsche UK have been apologetic, nothing at all has been offered in reponse to my request for a temporary loan car and/or financial adjustment.Hi Graham. Sad to hear you're still not getting closer to delivery. Surely your OPC should be looking after you as appropriate given its almost 10 months since order.
I hope all turns out well. Keep us posted.
No delivery date as of yet I’m afraid.
Oh joy of joys (not). It turns out that Sue’s new A1 is now also stuck in the bottle jam at Emden. Fingers crossed for your car and our two escaping across the water before long.No delivery date as of yet I’m afraid.
That sounds much more optimistic, Dan. May you get that call soon and me too. I’m very like you in being keen to know as much info as possible - partly down to my F1 reporting and car testing background - and it’s been surprising and disappointing for both of us that updates have not been freely forthcoming, but only when chased. Still, let’s so look forward to what should not be too far away now.Likewise. I've still not had confirmation its arrived in the UK and its been 4 days since it left Emden. Could be stuck in customs over the weekend though.
I am hoping that I get a call towards the back of the week saying its arrived at the dealership but am not hedging my bets.
To be honest I'm a little disappointed I've not been kept up to speed without having to prompt the dealership. When I worked in car sales, I used to update the customer at every change point so they were aware. Now as Porsches are enthusiasts cars (more often than not), you'd have thought that they'd understand we are very much impatient kids when it comes to our cars. I for one am a proper info nerd. I like to know how everything is done using what techniques and how long it takes. I was a nightmare at the Bentley factory tour!.
I really do hope that yours gets on a boat soon Graham.
Many thanks for your support and advice. I feel Dan and I have both been through the worst now, with handover getting ever closer and the initial excitement, which then turned to frustration, has now returned to being pre-delivery excitement again. Rest assured the General Sales Manager at my OPC, who is updating me personally, well knows I so want the car to be pristine after such a long wait and want them to take their time PDIing and preparing it for handover.I fully can appreciate and understand the frustration you all must be feeling. I ordered mine early Sept (or was that August?) with an estimated delivery in Nov. I had only had a week to spec and lock it in but a mix up with the build slot happened and it was pushed by a month. Delivery then set for late Nov, then early Dec and finally arrive just before NYE and collection on Jan 03rd.
Granted my delays were not as long as yours but I have to say, the day you do get it, all that frustration and time spent wondering about it washes away completely - at least it did for me. So hang in there, rewatch some youtube vids and try to put it out of mind even for a day or two.
And might I add, don't rush them on turning it around ASAP. Best they do a proper PDI and do take the time to go through it yourself. The last thing you want is picking up a delayed vehicle and finding they rushed the prep. It will 100% ruin the experience. Amazing what a day or two more will do for the retailer to do it right and you to get it delivered correctly.
No Dan, afraid I’m still waiting. The latest news last week was that it had left the Ahlhorn storage facility in transit to Emden. I don’t think it’s even got on a ship yet. Disappointing having ordered it on 10 October last year for an early March delivery, although the coronavirus factory closures and supply chain issues/Emden bottleneck afterwards have contributed to the problem. With luck not too long now. Not overly happy though that it left Stuttgart a month ago today.Any word on your car Graham. Hopefully its here