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culturaldisaster



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Price change - contract signed in January, who pays?

Hi there,

i have a big question. I signed and placed an order for a new Defender back in January.
Now with the change from 2021 model to 2022 there is some price increase (3000 euro..).
Obviously for the bigger screen i will pay, because that was not available before placing the order, but for the rest, do I really need to give in and have a new contract signed?

Did somebody experience the same?

Thanks!

Post #901191 3rd May 2021 4:11pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

What does your current contract say? 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #901195 3rd May 2021 4:22pm
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culturaldisaster



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I cannot find anything regarding future price change in it, if that is the question

Post #901196 3rd May 2021 4:25pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

I think it’ll come down to what your contract says about the commitment of the dealer to deliver you a vehicle for a set price. If there is any clause that allows them to cancel due to a change in circs. which there probably is, then you will have to suck it up. An irate call to Land Rover customer service might illicit some good will. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Tim in Scotland



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Did you pay a deposit on placing the order? Every dealership I have dealt with honoured the price at ordering the car and paying the deposit even when there were price increases. Even Mini held the price of my ordered Countryman when the tax for vehicles over £40000 came in here and a price rise took the price over £40k they paid all the tax but invoiced the car at the full list price on delivery day I only paid the price when I ordered the car in November 2017 - it was delivered in June 2018 not the February that it was supposed to have arrived. Epsom Green Tdi300 County Hard Top converted into a Station Wagon
Defender D240 1st Edition in Pangea Green with Acorn interior. Now with a host of accessories added and more to come

Post #901289 4th May 2021 10:29am
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AMBxx



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If the vehicle they're supplying is different to the vehicle you ordered, you should be given the option to walk away at the very least. What if the price had increased by €20k?

Post #901290 4th May 2021 10:39am
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culturaldisaster



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Unfortunately they didn’t ask for any downpayment, i guess because if i would cancel they could sell it in a milisecond. What is really funny is actually the whole process. Considering that i am paying for a 90000 euro car i am treated like Censored . My sales rep didn’t know about any changes from 2021 to 2022, after placing the order end of January the first update i got was beginning April confirming finally the build dates. Also the configuration was wrong that was submitted, if i don’t go through it in detail it would have had a lot of things that was different from my signed config. I basically had to do the work of the sales rep and now i am just Censored that for 6 month waiting i will also have to pay on top.

Post #901291 4th May 2021 10:41am
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AMBxx



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

I'd just walk away. If you're determined to drive a LR, find a 2nd hand Discovery and trade it in next year or the year after for an updated Defender when the world has returned to normal.
Alternatively, plenty of other marques out there.

Post #901303 4th May 2021 11:47am
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culturaldisaster



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You are totally right. I should walk away, i have never experienced such unprofessionalism by my previous car purchases, perhaps i am still in shock over it. Well perhaps i will still try the Karen card and talk with the manager of the place and see where it goes Very Happy

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Birdy



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"I should walk away"

Yup! Brauchst du wirklich so dringend einen Defender?

Peter

Post #901364 4th May 2021 7:21pm
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culturaldisaster



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Sorry, but i am waiting since January, would not really say that i have been overly anxious about it, i had another car, which i have sold last month, and i knew i needed to wait due to the big demand. Now with covid I am not in a rush have also my motorbike, but once vaccinated would like to cross some boarders...
Point I want to make here is that I have chosen this car, because I wanted to configure it to my liking, loved the design and need the towing power. I am just disappointed about the sales rep and my experience, so wanted to know if only my sales rep wants to rip me over even though i wanted to order some other accessories where i would guess they make also a handsome markup....whatever Big Cry

Post #901365 4th May 2021 7:40pm
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