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Mine gives me an update every couple of months or so (I ordered in December). To be honest it is just a courtesy. Not really a lot of point until it enters build, but at least confirms you are not forgotten.
 

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I've never seen a car price higher for being OLDER either :) But of course 1 day younger, moving it into a different reg can have a price difference in GB.

In N.I. registration format doesn't change twice a year. For historical reasons, A registration is made up of 3 letters (that are different for each council area) plus a maximum of 4 digits. Those first 3 letters change when the last 4 digits for that council area roll over from 9999, which can obviously be anytime during the year depending on the volume of registrations, or in fact might run more than 12 months. Used to be a local DVLA, but N.I. regs have been issued by the UK DVLA for many years now in this format.

So although the first 3 digits is indicative of a period of time that the car was registered, it is far from definitive. Also there is a much higher use of personal plates in N.I., especially outside of the cities. And many of those are from GB using the GB standard.

Dial all that in, and the registration number means little here in terms of the actual age of the car. So the year of registration is the headline figure that is used at the time of resale.

Clearly, just like a 31st Aug car and one on the 1st Sept are only a day different, the fact that it is a 72 instead of a 22 has a sales difference. Same here for a December 2022 V Jan 2023.
OH OK, was not aware there was a year difference on the plate from Dec to Jan in N.I.

Learn something new on here, now makes sense. (y)
 

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For those of you who already got their car, how often did the dealers ring you to keep in contact? I'm only 3 months into my wait and haven't heard a peep. I assume they'll only contact me once the car is being made?
Never, I had to chase them.

Even when it was on route I had to chase them for updates.
 
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As per above.
They are not interested while you wait, so I doubt they will be interested after delivery.

Spoke twice since order was placed, and both were me contacting them.
Once it does arrive, fuckers can wait for the money till I'm ready to collect it (and I work overseas 50% of the year).

I will not be contacting them again, they can contact me. So if they call and say “your cars here, will be ready tomorrow” i hope i have just gone overseas and it will have to stay there for 4 weeks and they will get their money when i get home and go to collect it.
 
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For those of you who already got their car, how often did the dealers ring you to keep in contact? I'm only 3 months into my wait and haven't heard a peep. I assume they'll only contact me once the car is being made?
If only 3 months in,...... I would not even bother chasing things for another 6 months (at least).

Ok, I was being sarcastic :rolleyes: :rolleyes: but also realistic!
 
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Knowing what I know now, its likely you will know roughly when to start asking for updates by watching the forums. My dealer got their information from me most of the time.

I called them on a Wednesday to tell them to keep an eye out for updates on my car, they called back on the Thursday, to tell me it was in production on that Wednesday.

If you understand they have nothing to tell you until its in build or arriving then you wont worry about lack of comms.
 
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If you have an order number Kia respond to emails/chat enquiries directly too. My car should enter build in Q3 so I will contact Kia in Aug/Sept if not heard anything.

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Ordered my EV6 start off November 21, AWD gtls with hp in black dealer phone at the start of the week to say it is built and is waiting to be shipped. Delivery August so 10 mnths wait. Fingers crossed it doesn't change.
 

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For those of you who already got their car, how often did the dealers ring you to keep in contact? I'm only 3 months into my wait and haven't heard a peep. I assume they'll only contact me once the car is being made?
Dealer ring??? What you mean proactively??? Err, NEVER only ever (sometimes) returned my calls as I could never get through to the sales man or sales manager.

Only when they actually had a 'concrete' delivery date, did I get 3 phone calls in 2 weeks. Those calls were to say the 'concrete' delivery date had changed - 1 week late, then 2 weeks late and then it had arrived unexpectedly.

When I say 'late' I don't mean from the original Nov delivery date!
 

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OH OK, was not aware there was a year difference on the plate from Dec to Jan in N.I.

Learn something new on here, now makes sense. (y)
There isn't, and I didn't say there was. I said the plates here for the reasons outlined give little indication of the age of a vehicle, so the year of registering the car with the DVLA is what is advertised. Hence a car that is registered in Jan 2023 has an advantage at resale over a car registered in Dec 2022, even if purely all in the head.

Similarly, some in GB will wait for Sept to get a new reg even though they could have the car in Aug.
 

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Ordered my EV6 start off November 21, AWD gtls with hp in black dealer phone at the start of the week to say it is built and is waiting to be shipped. Delivery August so 10 mnths wait. Fingers crossed it doesn't change.
Thanks for that, I order same spec (but in blue) a couple of weeks later, so hopefully I might get a build date before the end of the month
 

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For those of you who already got their car, how often did the dealers ring you to keep in contact? I'm only 3 months into my wait and haven't heard a peep. I assume they'll only contact me once the car is being made?
Contact from dealers? :ROFLMAO:
They all appear to be utterly useless. Don’t expect anybody to contact you. You’ll have to make contact with them if you want to know anything.
 

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Thanks for that, I order same spec (but in blue) a couple of weeks later, so hopefully I might get a build date before the end of the month
Did you order before or after me? I have had a build date
 

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There isn't, and I didn't say there was. I said the plates here for the reasons outlined give little indication of the age of a vehicle, so the year of registering the car with the DVLA is what is advertised. Hence a car that is registered in Jan 2023 has an advantage at resale over a car registered in Dec 2022, even if purely all in the head.

Similarly, some in GB will wait for Sept to get a new reg even though they could have the car in Aug.
OH OK, so my point about value was correct, thank you for clearing that up.
 

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I wonder if Kia UK ever look at this site.
As this page 134 is pretty informative to them at how shite their and their dealers communication skills are.
Then again, i doubt they really give a damn.
 
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"I wonder if Kia UK ever look at this site? " - I doubt it - no need to when they can sell every EV6 they get many times over! And just remember, at least there are Kia dealers.........over at Tesla by contrast........their ordering "experience" makes any other car manufacturer look like saints........
 

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OH OK, so my point about value was correct, thank you for clearing that up.
I stated my preference would be to register a car in Jan 2023, as opposed to Dec 2022.

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Think the price difference will be between the plate yes not the time of build.
Maybe worth checking but never seen a car priced higher due to the car being a few weeks older
Why you introduced "time of build" I have no idea. And advising that older cars are generally not priced higher isn't exactly novel information,and not relevant to what I'd said.

You went on to state as fact that I'd need to wait for a 23 plate for an affect on price, clearing making a not unreasonable assumption that I was in GB.
your need to wait till the 23 plate comes out or this to affect the price
I've explained that no such registration numbering system is used in N.I. and that the calender year of registration is therefore an important factor in N.I. car resale.

Not sure which "point about value was correct", in the above, but well done in making it none the less :)
 
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Well these boats take odd routes. The ship that has sailed all the way from Korea has stopped at Antwerp, then in to Tilbury in the UK. You'd think that Immingham would be next but it's actually now heading to Wallhamn in Sweden? Then it may head to Immingham next but who knows.
 
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