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I've been keeping an eye on the myVW portal for any hints or clues, especially now as it seems in some cases it is close to the finish line.

It looks like they pushed another code update on Thursday and it has some hints on pickup and buying. This is all speculation on my side, subject to change, it may just be placeholders that aren't the final text.

buyTime:"Buy time",
buyTimeText:"Save time at your dealership by starting the buying process online from the comfort of your home. On your dealer's website, your new {model} will be displayed with a status of \"Sale Pending\" until you complete your transaction. There, you will be able to adjust your contract online so that it's simply awaiting signature at pick-up. Before finalizing your purchase, you and your dealer will be able to work together to review and update your agreement as needed"

If this is correct, buying will be done via the dealer and not through myVW.

Additionally, I don't see the trigger for step 6 anymore. Looks like arriving at dealer is next and leads to all the finalization.

"It's just about time to get you in the driver's seat. With the help of your dealer, you'll be guided through the final steps to complete your purchase so that you can finally power on in your {model}."

"As your {model} is being prepared for its new home, your dealer will contact you when your vehicle is ready. To ensure your pick-up experience goes smoothly, please confirm your availability with your dealer within five business days of being notified."
 

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The portal talks a out a "Delivery Tracker". Any idea what that is? Or is that just the thing we have been staring at all along?
 

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Sadly "Delivery Tracker" looks to be the wheel of doom we have been watching. They have some placeholders that would provide estimates of when the next step is supposed to occur and some other timing details, but none of that is currently used.

Potentially, they will start using it with future orders or models.
 

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Another update pushed to MyVW portal on Saturday. Maybe the last big update before people start getting vehicles?

Step 6 is back, and will allow the design of a purchase plan.
Code:
defaultMessage:"A Good Title Placeholder"
longText:"Now that you've explored all your options, you are ready to begin the final steps with your dealer. Hit the button below and we'll send your information to the dealer."
Step 6 has prompts for lease details, purchase details, trade-in information, trade-in payoff, federal credit, additional accessories, etc. There are hints of a payment estimator for both financing and leasing. It will be interesting to see if step 6 is utilized for the FEs and if it will allow people with reservations to bypass the finance department and the finance department's games.

I also see some new queries available, a number of queries surrounding Kelly Blue Book Pricing (for trade-ins). There is also a new query for Dealer Prep, and Dealer Inventory information.

The previous content that I saw for step 7 and completing the purchase via the dealer website is gone.

There are a few hints to a step 8, but nothing really exists around that, may just be a placeholder for future needs.

Still speculation, and all subject to change (especially seeing that it already changed form last week). Interesting to see the portal "evolve".
 

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It will be interesting to see if step 6 is utilized for the FEs and if it will allow people with reservations to bypass the finance department and the finance department's games.
That would be a huge improvement. If nothing else, it would allow us to think about it some and ask around before being pressured into expensive add-ons.

It isn't even so much the actual terms of the loan, but the dumb extras. Paint protection. Prepaid maintenance. Tire protection. Who knows what else. Then they tell you that "most people get these things", and pretend to be surprised when you decline. I am guessing that these are highly profitable for the dealers.

MDO and Car.NET options are the ones that I know about now. Some of them are things that most of us would decline, but just to have the ability to avoid the high-pressure sales games would be a help.
 

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It will be interesting to see if step 6 is utilized for the FEs and if it will allow people with reservations to bypass the finance department and the finance department's games.
Fingers crossed!
 
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Once in a blue moon you run across a really fair finance manager. My wife's Benz GLA was such a case. A fellow elder, alas now too retired, who stated "I'm required to show you these add-on's but don't feel at all obligated and better to hold onto your money." It sure was refreshing.

But if you do encounter the more typical aggressive type your best defense is to adopt golfer emotional detachment and be prepared to stand up and walk out. In fact my first Audi purchase the hard core manager concluded by saying "you're the coolest buyer I've ever come across" as I just kept reminding myself that I didn't have to buy, despite placing an order and the vested emotion that naturally goes with same.

It would be nice to do everything via the portal but I'm doubtful, at least for the FE's. We shall soon see!
 

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So far I've initiated these convos with my dealer's EV specialist via text and he's been great. They gave me basic lease info but not specific payments and when I told them I can get 2.5% from USAA (my bank) they said they think they can match or beat that. He sent me a link to their dealerships online financing application but didn't push me to fill it out. Hard to say if this is specific to this dealership group - which is very large in our area and stresses a no haggle, no pressure approach - or if this is coming from VW.

Here's the lease info he gave: "best MF is .00143. Res. for 15k @ 36 mos. is 46%, 39 mos. 44%"

I had to look it up but "MF" is money factor and is like the interest rate for leasing. This compares to 3.43% APR according to Leasehackr calculator.

He confirmed they will apply the $7500 US Federal tax credit to the lease.

He's had no info on when my car will arrive but did give me the VIN so I could get insurance quote (which I was happy with).
 

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So far I've initiated these convos with my dealer's EV specialist via text and he's been great. They gave me basic lease info but not specific payments and when I told them I can get 2.5% from USAA (my bank) they said they think they can match or beat that. He sent me a link to their dealerships online financing application but didn't push me to fill it out. Hard to say if this is specific to this dealership group - which is very large in our area and stresses a no haggle, no pressure approach - or if this is coming from VW.

Here's the lease info he gave: "best MF is .00143. Res. for 15k @ 36 mos. is 46%, 39 mos. 44%"

I had to look it up but "MF" is money factor and is like the interest rate for leasing. This compares to 3.43% APR according to Leasehackr calculator.

He confirmed they will apply the $7500 US Federal tax credit to the lease.

He's had no info on when my car will arrive but did give me the VIN so I could get insurance quote (which I was happy with).
Multiply MF by 2400 to get Rate.

The .00143 MF is the same rate that VW is showing.
 

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"Money Factor" is also often referred to as "cost of money" and is the lender's safeguard against inflation and hence money's effective devaluation over time. Of course other computed rates provide them a profit as well. It's a business after all.
So far I've initiated these convos with my dealer's EV specialist via text and he's been great. They gave me basic lease info but not specific payments and when I told them I can get 2.5% from USAA (my bank) they said they think they can match or beat that. He sent me a link to their dealerships online financing application but didn't push me to fill it out. Hard to say if this is specific to this dealership group - which is very large in our area and stresses a no haggle, no pressure approach - or if this is coming from VW.

Here's the lease info he gave: "best MF is .00143. Res. for 15k @ 36 mos. is 46%, 39 mos. 44%"

I had to look it up but "MF" is money factor and is like the interest rate for leasing. This compares to 3.43% APR according to Leasehackr calculator.

He confirmed they will apply the $7500 US Federal tax credit to the lease.

He's had no info on when my car will arrive but did give me the VIN so I could get insurance quote (which I was happy with).
 
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