NeverhadanEVbefore· Registered User
I'm not really in a bind and there are temporary options that would not cost me any more money than the ID.5 will eventually cost on a monthly basis.We recived our Nissan Ariya last week as a replacement for our 2nd car. Since you are not depening on the towing hook I would reccomend you at least test drive it aswell if you are concidering changing.
The reason I'm pissed is that back in January, the promise was "July". The ID.5 was to be prioritized over the ID.4 as a new model. Wait-time was supposed to be half of what ID.4 had. Sure, Putler attacking Ukraine was unexpected (even if quite a few intelligence agencies said otherwise, but that's beside the point), and I was fine with the "will be delayed, but you'll get it before the end of the year".
But back in July, they told that it's going into production in October. After that, it's been November, early December, late December, January and now March.
There is no event in the last two months that was unforeseen by VW and would have cause a delay of five months. The information from VW is complete bullshit. Whatever the reason for them to expect to be able to build it in March only existed in July. They are merely either really shit with their projections or just dangling me - and everyone else - along. Both suck, bad.
Had they told me in late July that it's going to be nine months more, I would have looked at other options - even if I'm in a good position because my price is locked as the January price, which is quite a lot less than it would be now. But no, they keep giving dates that are in the near future - well, until today they did - and then kick them further like an empty beer-can.
So it's not just the delay which is ticking me off, what's actually pissing me off worse is the shitty information and empty promises. Which they have to know to be empty or they're completely lost control of their company. I mean they are a listed company, they are legally obligated to have projections for the year or so. If their projection for their finances were off as bad - which they should be, because they make money by deliverin cars - they'd be notifying the market constantly. They are not, which means their projections for sales are correct in their financial projections -> they should be correct for customers too.
To loop back, as the ID.4 is cheaper than the ID.4, the reason I went with ID.5 was the wait-time supposedly being half or six months less (same thing at that time). My wait time will be 14 months, and there is zero chance that the wait-time for and ID.4 would have been 20 months (+6 months to and ID.5) or 28 months (double that of an ID.5).