Not true. Different colour vehicles go through the paint process one after the other. More likely there's something else in the spec that has a supply shortage.Red C220 said:That will be becasue you want red, they will be required to wait until they have a minimum order requirements for red vehicles to run the production line.
No worries. I like to learn something new every day, tooYou live and learn.
Depends where you are as MB Corp have 2 or 3 locations they work out of. Mine have both come from the London branch, and have LL and LM.well having spent the last two-three months expecting a Jan delivery (confirmed in an email from my lease company last week) yesterday I got the call to say it will be with me the week after next .... yay....
Its coming from MGB from the PDC so what will the two letters before the 61 in the reg likely to be...
I think you will find most of the desirable opposition manufacturers are the same. VAG are worse if anything--- especially automatics. I blame the Chinese! The built to order thing is a red herring- if you invest millions in production plant you want it running at the highest capacity possible. I reckon the cars are being made they are just not coming to the UK.A sure fire way to persuade people to move over to the competition. Couple that with inferior tech and they are gone!
Maybe they should make more then and the deal I got from Volvo more than covers the residual differences so that doesn't come into the equation, so you either have the value in the car at the end or have it discounted off the front. With the big mileages I do I want the discount up front as the cars mileage will be the biggest negative residual factor not the manufacturer.How about: "We can sell as many as we make at that price and the residuals are still strong"?
My tactic in the past was to speak to a dealer and find a car that was in MB compound and spec it to what is available.
Worked for me - time reduced was several months to a couple of weeks.
When I was at Sindelfingen earlier this year, on the factory tour they told us about how they'd increased their production to a record level in 2010 (approx 20% up on 2009 from memory) and were aiming to beat that in 2011, so they are definitely making more - which they seem to have no problem selling at the current prices. That the residuals are still as strong as they are means that they haven't reached to point of oversupply that some others have (e.g. BMW) which leads to deep discounting and heavier depreciation.Maybe they should make more then
No issue with that - you've bought a car that suits your needs, which happens to not be a Mercedes-Benz. My point was that the market clearly sustains a £10k price premium twixt the Volvo D5 and an E250CDI Sport, so while that may seem illogical there's no imperative for MB to reduce their price and contribution per vehicle.With the big mileages I do I want the discount up front as the cars mileage will be the biggest negative residual factor not the manufacturer.