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    Default My FJ buying experience

    On the 14th of April I placed an order for an FJ Cruiser at a dealer who will remain anonymous for now.
    After the whole trade quote and confirmation of deal was done, I submitted an offer to purchase and was told that the car would be available before the end of May - I have this on a WhatsApp conversation.

    On my enquiry yesterday, the salesman stated that he has not been given a delivery date as yet, and cannot provide me with a confirmed date..

    What would you do?
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    On the 14th of April I placed an order for an FJ Cruiser at a dealer who will remain anonymous for now.
    After the whole trade quote and confirmation of deal was done, I submitted an offer to purchase and was told that the car would be available before the end of May - I have this on a WhatsApp conversation.

    On my enquiry yesterday, the salesman stated that he has not been given a delivery date as yet, and cannot provide me with a confirmed date..

    What would you do?
    Go over his head to the dealer principle.

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    What can you do?
    Steel is such a problem now, we cannot continue with some planned construction work because suppliers can not tell us when we will get the steel.
    Tire suppliers still have stock, but they are worried about the lack of stock en route.
    4x4 Mega world assured me in April that they could fit OME suspension on the FJ for me in a week, I placed the order , they are still waiting for stock.

    In your shoes I would probably look to exploit the sudden boost in available FJ's on Autotrader, but the prices are quite high.
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    Life's too short to be on a waiting list for a vehicle.

    Id look around for something that is available. A quick search for 2021 FJs brings up a small handful of FJs. Id go there.
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    On the 14th of April I placed an order for an FJ Cruiser at a dealer who will remain anonymous for now.
    After the whole trade quote and confirmation of deal was done, I submitted an offer to purchase and was told that the car would be available before the end of May - I have this on a WhatsApp conversation.

    On my enquiry yesterday, the salesman stated that he has not been given a delivery date as yet, and cannot provide me with a confirmed date..

    What would you do?
    Unless he had it in hand(obviously not) or had confirmation that it was on the water then he was taking a fat chance, mine took two months from the order going on the system to arrival.
    Don't forget that it comes off the ship in Durban and still goes for holomogation/checks before transportation to the dealer.......he was being too optimistic, he should have 'promised less and delivered more' as they say!!

    Nothing much you can do........ask for a full tank of fuel
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Surely they must have visibility of stock availability and allocations through the supply chain?

    Shipping is an issue though.

    Hedge (hhahaha) your bets and look at what is available immediately on Autotrader and see if something ticks the boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Life's too short to be on a waiting list for a vehicle.

    Id look around for something that is available. A quick search for 2021 FJs brings up a small handful of FJs. Id go there.
    This I will not do.
    It goes against the grain for me to be exploited.
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    There has been many articles and case studies with Toyota on supply efficiency and planning.

    They might not be able to be deliver as soon as possible, but they will be able to tell you exactly when/where the unit will be available.

    So it seems like salesman or branch stuffed up with your order. One thing to receive an OTP and knowing when supply is due, but another to place the order.

    Friendly visit to the sales manager or DP might give you the reason for the delay, but no FJ.

    I will wait. Looking at the current Toyota Tax on 2nd hand units you will not really get the value you would from a brand new vehicle

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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    I believe there is stock available immediately.

    https://www.jeep.co.za/wrangler-jl



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I believe there is stock available immediately.

    https://www.jeep.co.za/wrangler-jl

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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Get another salesman, this one is a dud.

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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Dewald Posthumus View Post
    Get another salesman, this one is a dud.

    What is my rights with regard to the offer To Purchase that I signed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I believe there is stock available immediately.

    https://www.jeep.co.za/wrangler-jl

    Jiiisssssslllliiikke, at those prices you can see why they don't sell!!!
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I believe there is stock available immediately.

    https://www.jeep.co.za/wrangler-jl


    I see they have added another R50k to their February prices..
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    This I will not do.
    It goes against the grain for me to be exploited.
    Ah. I wasnt aware the used guys were selling for more than new ones.
    Crazy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I see they have added another R50k to their February prices..
    Jeeps are not for cheepskates.


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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Well I have a client that signed the 11th of February for his 2 Jeeps and delivery time of 6 weeks. Last Monday he asked for his premiums for the vehicles and said it will arrive this week. I phoned the dealer to get the Vin no on the 2 different vehicles according to colour and I asked him when will the vehicles be delivered. He said the first 1 will hopefulle arrive this week but he did not know whether the second one was on the ship yet. He is waiting for that confirmation.
    So please make sure about facts before selling chickens while they have not hatched yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    The JEEP guys sure seem to frequent the Toyota section, are they not getting any joy in the Jeep section?
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    Default Re: My FJ buying experience

    Ontmoontlikwording van prestasie:

    Wanneer een kontraktant nie kan lewer in terme van 'n verbintenis sodra hy nie skuld daaraan het nie. Sodra skuld ontbreek (met ander woorde in die geval dat hy nie kon lewer teen die leweringsdatum nie en ook nie seker is wanneer hy kan lewer nie EN dit buite sy hande is), dan is wel binne jou regte om uit die kontrak terug tree.

    Dit is nie 'n vorm van kontrakbreuk nie.

    Dit is maar net die gemeentregtelike posisie en mag daar klousules in jou "offer to purchase" wees wat dalk die situasie kan verander.

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