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Delivery date on my C70 pushed back again! I don't think its the dealer's fault but I do think Volvo marketing really screwed up. I've seen the ads, drove the test car, but can't even purchase a vehicle I ordered over 4 months ago. What kind of customer service is that?<p>Summer is almost here. Am seriously considering canceling my order and getting something else. Anyone else thinking of canceling?
 

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Re: At what point do you cancel your C70 order? (peak)

First they said week 9, then 10, 12, 14 and now 19-20. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I orderd my car last year. The first one to order (I think).<p>And they also said that the 200 first new C70 would be delivered to Swedish buyers. Now I read about a guy in the UK that got his car before easter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: At what point do you cancel your C70 order? (peak)

I never had an order in, but was 90% convinced this was the car I wanted.<p>However, after driving it, I was disappointed in the experience. I bought a Nissan 350Z Touring Roadster the very next day, and am loving every minute in it. In sum, winner for luxury: Volvo. Winner for kicks and grins: Nissan.<p>Doesn't mean that I might not come back and buy the Volvo in a couple years, after all the hubbub has died down some, but in the meantime, l've got a fun car to drive, I'm enjoying the spring temps with the top down, and I got a great bargain on the car I bought, as it was a rare, left-over 2005. Saved me around $10,000 or so as compared to a new Volvo - which would in fact have been one year old by the time I bought it, unless I waited even longer to do an OSD for an '07.<p>For me, the better choice was to go elsewhere rather than wait.
 

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Re: At what point do you cancel your C70 order? (peak)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peak</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Delivery date on my C70 pushed back again! I don't think its the dealer's fault but I do think Volvo marketing really screwed up. I've seen the ads, drove the test car, but can't even purchase a vehicle I ordered over 4 months ago. What kind of customer service is that?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Do you have a confirmed order number (from the factory; my memory is blanking at the moment for the acronym)? Absent the confirmed order number, you are simply in a que at the dealer and have nothing that can be relied on for a delivery schedule.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peak</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Summer is almost here. Am seriously considering canceling my order and getting something else. Anyone else thinking of canceling?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Cancellation is a decision that you and you alone will make. Try test driving some of the cars you are considering and think if they would be a car you could live with for the next 3+ years. If the answer is yes (that you could live with the car for the next 3+ years), then I would say you have your answer.
 

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I just got a VIN this week when I was told the delivery date was pushed back to mid June.<p>At least I think that means I'm in line for a C70.
 

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Re: At what point do you cancel your C70 order? (Beach girl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Beach girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I never had an order in, but was 90% convinced this was the car I wanted.<p>However, after driving it, I was disappointed in the experience. I bought a Nissan 350Z Touring Roadster the very next day, and am loving every minute in it. In sum, winner for luxury: Volvo. Winner for kicks and grins: Nissan.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those are damn good cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The same things happened to me when I was probably the first person to order a<br>2004 V70R (July 5th/2003, the day after they announced the model). Other people<br>kept on getting bumped ahead of my order until I started sending nasty letters to <br>Volvo NA - they had cars for sale on eBay before I even got a confirmed delivery date!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The same things happened to me when I was probably the first person to order a<br>2004 V70R (July 5th/2003, the day after they announced the model). Other people<br>kept on getting bumped ahead of my order until I started sending nasty letters to <br>Volvo NA - they had cars for sale on eBay before I even got a confirmed delivery date!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you make any big changes (like man to aut, or change color) just before your car is going to production I know that it will be delayed. But I made my final changes in december last year....
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5_awd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you make any big changes (like man to aut, or change color) just before your car is going to production I know that it will be delayed. But I made my final changes in december last year....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope - my delay was due to higher ranked dealers getting cars first - I didn't make any changes until after I got action from Volvo NA. I changed my color and options right before "last change date" with no delay as a result.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Nope - my delay was due to higher ranked dealers getting cars first - I didn't make any changes until after I got action from Volvo NA. I changed my color and options right before "last change date" with no delay as a result.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nobody gets cars "first"; that would be a bunch of baloney. It would violate the franchise agreement. All Volvo-exclusive retailers are treated the same, regardless of size. A larger retailer gets more cars.<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peak</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just got a VIN this week when I was told the delivery date was pushed back to mid June.<p>At least I think that means I'm in line for a C70.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>A VIN means that your order has been transformed from a paper order to an actual chassis.<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nobody gets cars "first"; that would be a bunch of baloney. It would violate the franchise agreement. All Volvo-exclusive retailers are treated the same, regardless of size. A larger retailer gets more cars.<p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yannis - when it happened you told me that the bigger dealers deserved to get their cars first. This is kind of a change of tune for you.<p>The reason that big dealers get their cars first is that they get bigger allocations, and those allocations are not tied to number of pre-orders. I ordered from a small dealer, who was being penalised for not having a nice looking dealership - some dealer in Virginia with a smaller pre-order list, but a bigger allocation, had their cars on eBay before I even had a delivery date set.<BR><BR>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yannis - when it happened you told me that the bigger dealers deserved to get their cars first. This is kind of a change of tune for you.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>WHat I feel and what is a fact and stated in the franchise agreement are two different things. Remember, I do not RUN VCNA...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The reason that big dealers get their cars first is that they get bigger allocations, and those allocations are not tied to number of pre-orders.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A larger allocation does not ensure a car geting there first.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I ordered from a small dealer, who was being penalised for not having a nice looking dealership </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is an entirely different matter. If a retailer does not meet the MINIMUM standards set by the manufacturer, naturally they will get the same treatment...It has nothing to do with volume.<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WThat is an entirely different matter. If a retailer does not meet the MINIMUM standards set by the manufacturer, naturally they will get the same treatment...It has nothing to do with volume.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Punishing customers for the appearence of their local dealership is foolish. I can see a rationalle for giving allocated cars to better dealers first, but only if there isn't a customer with a deposit on that car.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Punishing customers for the appearence of their local dealership is foolish. I can see a rationalle for giving allocated cars to better dealers first, but only if there isn't a customer with a deposit on that car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Appearance is PART of a store's commitment to excel. I don't care what anyone says but if you line up (in front of me) ten salespeople and all ten are not dressed well, they have chewed up nails, their shoes are dirty/not polished, their ties are not straight, etc...well, you catch my drift...I GUARANTEE YOU that <b><i>not one</i></b> will be one that is considered to be successful. Coincidence? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">saw the C70 for the first time yesterday. asked if I paid cash now when could I take delivery? answer, late Feb 2007. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is when you waive "SAYONARA" and never go back...<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is when you waive "SAYONARA" and never go back...<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Definitely time to find another dealer to do business with. Frankly, if you wait until Feb of 2007, you might find that the competition from other manufacturers has caused Volvo to have to put some significant incentives on the table in order to move the C70....
 

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Ordered mine last Tuesday, will get it Feb-Mar 2007 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Well, at least they have some time to sort out some issues with the model as such before they start building mine. Also, this will give me some time to reconsider colour and specification before they build it. Seems as if all demo cars are either red or silver. Wouldn't mind see some other variants in the real life as well.<p>Cheers,<br>Stefan
 

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I can understand all the frustraitions of not getting a delivered car on time, especially a conv when spring is here , however the wait might be very well worth it. It's the new C70, I'd say hold out, I would . but then again , there's a point when too much is too much. I was told 2 days ago , it I paid cash now, I could get mine late Feb 2007. just in time for summer 07?
 
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