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Well I've taken the plunge! I went into my local VW dealer to see what the situation was with the car. I was able to order most of what I wanted and amazingly got £1000 towards my deposit for the finance package. I got a good trade-in for my 2017 Golf GT diesel.
Ordered the following with my manual 115PS SEL (£21650): deep black pearl metallic paint £575, winter pack £300, folding mirrors £160 and rear view camera £260. Total: £22945. Got the first two services for £199 because I had taken the finance package. One 'problem' was I tried to order the Driving Mode Selection at £140 but it was not on their configurator for some reason.

Some observations: SEL spec is very good. I didn't go for the Active Info Display just to keep things simple - my wife would not appreciate it. I reckon the R-Line is a bit overpriced. You don't really get that much for the extra nearly £2000. Besides I reckon the 18 inch wheels could be a bit more uncomfortable. It may look a bit 'sportier' but the spec did not convince me.

As to delivery he said it was showing late April build and late May handover. Much better than I thought but will believe it when it happens! Sales manager said I was the first person to order a T-Cross in their group of dealerships so maybe the quoted delivery time is down to that.

I will obviously keep you folks up-dated with the progress of the order and if anyone has a query I will be only too pleased to help if I can.
 

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Great! You'll be able to tell us what it is like. Hopefully my point about the 18 inch wheels is wrong. I was tempted by the First Edition but did not fancy the colour but it is great value.
Did you take the finance option?
 

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Yes, I would have preferred any colour but white, but given the spec it is good value. It's a bit of a risk not seeing or driving one, but size, style, spec, etc is what I was looking for. I've not had a VW before.
 

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I made sure my wife and I had a good test drive in a petrol Arona which is probably very close in feel to how the T-Cross will be. I was very impressed by the smoothness/ease of driving of the 115PS manual we drove. Was actually tempted by the Arona - great dealership and short delivery times but could not settle on a specification that ticked all my boxes.
I'm sure the T-Cross is the right choice for us.
 

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Congratulations mate! Sounds like the handover time is right around the corner, that's amazing. Looks like a really nice spec you've got there as well, I'd probably have went down the same route perhaps with the active info but we'll see once I go down to the dealership myself.
 

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I have an update on my order:
Ordered 7th March, confirmed build week 16 i.e. w/b 15th April. Expected delivery 3 to 4 weeks after. That works out at delivery middle of May - about 10/11 weeks order to delivery. Very happy with that - here's hoping it doesn't slip backwards!
Extras ordered: folding door mirrors, winter pack and rear view camera. Dealer promised to get me a spare wheel before delivery - it was too late to add it to the order.
 

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I'm told today I can collect mine from the dealer next Thursday. I have been chasing the dealer sinced it arrived in Sheerness on 21 March. I found out today having chased again that they raised a transport order on 28 March and for some reason it is still sitting in the port!
 

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My SEL was built on Monday and is now in transit. Should have it 3 to 4 weeks. Amazed at the speed of the build!
Looking forward to hearing what you think of your First Edition IWRA.
 

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I collected it today. For a little car it's a lot bigger than I expected! No English hand books available so I'm working my way through the menus. More to follow.
 

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I ordered my T Cross SE on 12 April and build week is 21 which is may 20th.
Drift Bridge dealer say it should be with them mid July but we will see.
I can say this car has lots of standard equipments which is not need add more extras in my opinion.
 

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Ordered my new T-Cross on Saturday! Had previously ordered a T-Roc in February, but took 2 months to be told that the engine I had chosen was no longer being put in that model. Very glad to have seen a T-Cross when we went back to discuss options, can't wait to get it now! Hopefully won't take too long to arrive!
 

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CJCD said:
Ordered my new T-Cross on Saturday! Had previously ordered a T-Roc in February, but took 2 months to be told that the engine I had chosen was no longer being put in that model. Very glad to have seen a T-Cross when we went back to discuss options, can't wait to get it now! Hopefully won't take too long to arrive!
:?: Which engine is no longer available :?:
 

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They're not putting the 1 litre 115PS in the SEL model, and the next available engine meant a much longer wait! I think you'll be fine those as the 1.5 was my other option :)
 

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My SEL arrived at the dealer yesterday. Was invited in to have a good look at it and check that extras ordered are all in place. That makes it 12 weeks exactly from order to arriving at the dealer. Looks like recent orders may not be so lucky. Manager said he can't get enough of them - interest in the T-Cross seems to have taken off.
 

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Good luck on Monday. Let me know if it comes with an owner's manual, if not ensure you get full briefing on how everything works. Check the tyre pressures are correct as they are over inflated at the factory.
 

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arkay said:
My SEL arrived at the dealer yesterday. Was invited in to have a good look at it and check that extras ordered are all in place. That makes it 12 weeks exactly from order to arriving at the dealer. Looks like recent orders may not be so lucky. Manager said he can't get enough of them - interest in the T-Cross seems to have taken off.
So exciting, was all in order?

Have you chosen ceramic coating or any dealer extras?

How does the process work once it's with dealer? I presume they clean and check, complete finance then hand over?
 

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Good luck on Monday. Let me know if it comes with an owner's manual, if not ensure you get full briefing on how everything works. Check the tyre pressures are correct as they are over inflated at the factory.
IWRA, how are you finding it now you've had it for a while? Any comments, suggestions, regrets?
 
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