DITTO HERE! And I was told by the dealer that my vehicle will have my name attached to it when it arrives.I don’t know, according to the spreadsheet, the dealer I requested is expecting the exact vehicle I requested…. I have a hard time believing that’s pure coincidence.
Unfortunately it varies, right now it is a matter of Hyundai releasing the cars to be shipped. Not sure if they are still holding off getting the cars shipping to have a larger quantity built to ship together at first so that all dealers get a couple at the start. Also, with a new model release, the vehicles usually get additional quality checks.Chuck - Do you know the typical timeframe once the VIN# is assigned to be put on a truck for shipping?
Can we assume VIN units will hit dealer lots before AON's? Or am I reading too much into that?Spreadsheet has been updated - about 80 units that had AON (production numbers) now have VIN numbers and about 300 additional units were added.
Newly added units are fully highlighted in yellow. If a VIN was just added the VIN is highlighted in yellow.
Original post is updated.
By State and Model 08-02 Just a reminder, this list is NOT all-inclusive - just because it doesn't show here doesn't mean it doesn't exist! AON or VIN,AON or VIN,Last 8 of VIN,Status,ETA,State,Dealer Name,Dealer Phone,MY,Model,Description,Package,Color,Accessories 2106PJ900776,2106PJ900776,776,A...docs.google.com
Technically they should, but by how much will vary - an SC on the list with a VIN might have had the VIN assigned yesterday and one with an AON could have the VIN assigned today. These are all relatively close to production, so there shouldn't be a huge difference. Right now there are 1,112 units with an AON, they are expecting to build over 3,000 a month, so these should be built within 2 weeks if production is steady (not building a bunch of SC at one point, then slowing down the SC to build more Tucson, etc).Can we assume VIN units will hit dealer lots before AON's? Or am I reading too much into that?
Dealer I contacted and asked about putting a deposit on said that it would be non-refundable ... they said it wouldn't be fair if it was refundable, which I get, so surprised to see a dealer offer a refundable deposit.Thanks to @Chuck and his awesome spreadsheet I was able to track down the one SC with my preferred color & trim being allocated so far in my state, talked to the dealer, and put down a refundable deposit to reserve it directly with them. Not counting my chickens just yet, but this was instantly more effective than the official reservation system. They said they’re expecting mid-to-late August. Will be a bit of a drive once it comes in, but I can live with that. Thank you!
Sorry, I would run from that dealership. I can understand them wanting a "real" deposit (not just the $100 reservation), but to make it non-refundable on a car you haven't been able to see in person or drive is ridiculous.Dealer I contacted and asked about putting a deposit on said that it would be non-refundable ... they said it wouldn't be fair if it was refundable, which I get, so surprised to see a dealer offer a refundable deposit.
Chuck, as things start to move, will you have access to any shipping info by either VIN# or location?... Once shipping actually starts, I've seen cars built in Alabama go from pre-production with no VIN to having the VIN assigned, production complete and on the dealer lot in less than a week. This is perfect world scenario to dealers with a 1 day delivery time on a truck, but possible. I would say once they start flowing 2-3 weeks (definitely under a month) should be normal unless it has a huge transit time by rail.
If it's coming to the SE (roughly VA to FL to LA), I should be able to see as it progresses. If it's outside of that, I can look by the VIN and see when it invoices to the dealer (which should be just before arrival) or it will show in my regular list once it arrives at the dealer (anything nationally).Chuck, as things start to move, will you have access to any shipping info by either VIN# or location?
If it was 100% nitrogen in the tires, in theory, the tire pressure will be fluctuating less due to temperature changes. But honestly it doesn't matter much like you said the natural air almost 80% is nitrogen anyway.What the bloody blue blazes is THAT about??? What crack dealer are they buying their nitrogen from? 78% of it is already FREE from a home compressor! LOL Be a cold day in **** before I'd pay $500 extra for putting air in the tires ... which the factory already did before it hit the lot - and it was likely just regular air. For that price, I'd demand a lab analysis of the "air" in those tires to ensure it was 100% pure nitrogen. LOL $500 nitrogen ... that's a HOOT!
I inquired more about that non-refundable deposit, it's even worse.That comment right there is going to knock more than half of the prospective SC buyers out of the box.
doesn't look too bad in whiteRidgeline's top of the line offering is the 'Black Edition' which has blacked-out trim, grill, etc. For some, this styling is considered the 'Holy Grail' of truckdom. It may be a fad who's time has passed, however, since Honda recently added a 'White Black Edition' (this isn't a typo) -- I kid you not!
Very politically correct.Ridgeline's top of the line offering is the 'Black Edition' which has blacked-out trim, grill, etc. For some, this styling is considered the 'Holy Grail' of truckdom. It may be a fad who's time has passed, however, since Honda recently added a 'White Black Edition' (this isn't a typo) -- I kid you not!
I'd tell them "thanks but no thanks" and walk awayI inquired more about that non-refundable deposit, it's even worse.
The only condition to get a refund on that is if the vehicle arrives damaged or blatantly not matching the agreed vehicle.
I asked if let's say the door panel gaps kinda big, fitment not consistent, or odometer miles too high, they would not consider those as legitimate reasons for refund, nor allowing that deposit to go to a future vehicle.
I would have agreed to put a deposit if I was transferrable, but dang, non-refundable, non transferrable deposit, what kinda desperate dude would agree to that...