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Got questions about the new Jimny?
Just to clarify that in my case, the dealer had to be persuaded to take a deposit and start a waiting list, and we agreed a £250 refundable deposit which gives me 1st refusal on any cars they get.
AlexK wrote: Non-refundable deposits are most definitely not Suzuki GB policy, so any dealer asking for one should be told to cram it.
Most dealers - not just Suzuki ones - are likely to have a clause in their terms of business that says if they fail to supply your chosen vehicle within 28 days of the agreed date, then you are entitled to a refund of all monies paid. I imagine consumer law backs this up. Any dealer that suggests they can keep my money indefinitely without quoting a delivery date (as is likely to happen with Jimny) isn't a dealer I want to give my business to.
At the moment, I'm struggling to find a dealer that will even respond to my email. I guess with 11,000 people trying to order one, they can afford to be arseholes about it.
"Clearly there is nothing in there to indicate to any dealer that a deposit would secure an order. I am trying to be as upfront as I can with all communications, so you can hopefully appreciate that I am trying to do the best for all potential customers and the dealerships interests. I do of course appreciate any comments or snippets you hear from anywhere else in regard to the new Jimny.
I will keep you in the loop and as always remain positive that I will do my best to get your Jimny order allocated as quickly as possible."
I dont think you can ask anymore from a dealer who says this
Suzuki are playing the cards close, dealers have know idea whats available model wise, or even how they are going to be allocated, there expecting 4 car total for the first 6 months. some even think suzuki will drip feed the cars, just to keep interest high.
facade wrote: I'm well past the age where messing with a gear lever has even the slightest appeal, and I shan't be getting another manual car with my own money.
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I also went to the link you posted and read your article. Must say it was well written and I enjoyed it. I also noted that you were on the Rubicon trail. I was there several times during my FJ40 days back in the 70s. A lot of fun.
I started out with nothing & still have most of it left