Bristol port delay

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73bugz
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Post by 73bugz »

Great stuff. Hopefully more of us will get some news before the end of the month

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Post by ahaywa97 »

Xc40b3core wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:14 pm Looks like things are moving. I have been told mine is being delivered in two days.
Great news for you! When did you order?
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Post by ijkgenesis »

when did you order ?
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Post by Xc40b3core »

I ordered mid sept. production was mid nov. car delivered to swindon
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Post by britishblue65 »

I spoke to Volvo customer service yesterday and was told they are now moving vehicles in the hundreds, my car was also order early Sept and came off the production line mid Nov. The customer service rep could only say that he felt it very likely that my car would be with my dealer by the end of Feb.

He appreciated that my car was one of the first to be held at port in Belgium but apparently that does mean it will be one of the first cars to leave the port now that cars are moving at last.

Would have been nice to have heard this news from Volvo rather than having to chase them for it but given their track record on managing the communications on this issue it’s not surprising
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Post by MarcoXC40 »

Just heard on Friday that mine is now at Bristol in the “Dealer UK Compound” Been assigned a 24 plate with estimated delivery for 1st of March!
Ordered 7th September! so nearly 6 months…
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Post by Stovo »

Reading about all these delays yet Volvo are advertising a new car sales event 16th - 25th this month. Strangely this applies to stock cars with quick delivery. Maybe you have to collect from port yourself.
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Post by gedger »

But they don’t say where the stock is located….
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MarcoXC40 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:54 pm Just heard on Friday that mine is now at Bristol in the “Dealer UK Compound” Been assigned a 24 plate with estimated delivery for 1st of March!
Ordered 7th September! so nearly 6 months…
That's not uncommon. When I was looking to order my new company car in September, the XC40 was showing as having a 10 month lead time. So I didn't bother!
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Called the dealership to get an update after seeing great news regarding movement at the ports on this forum and they informed me 2 customers had picked up their new XC40s, one ordering on 09/09 and the other 14/09, of course I ordered on 12/09...! They had no idea where my car was (shock!). I phoned Volvo UK and they updated me that my car was in Bristol (woohoo!) and estimated it'd be at the dealership between 14th-17th Feb so I asked to confirm that I can hold off collection until 01/03, she's going to come back to me tomorrow as the team to confirm had clocked off. Has anyone been able to defer pick up recently? I'm not sure how the process works with plates etc.
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