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How late into order can you change colour?

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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 12:06   #1
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Default How late into order can you change colour?

I was told, at least a month ago that my S90 spec was "locked in" and couldn't be changed, not even the colour, by the local Volvo dealer. It is due to arrive on December 20th.

Thing is I've order a black R-Design and after handing back the Wife's black car at the end of it's lease today I'm very concerned about wear and tear on black paint (mine will also be a lease) compared to silver, also the silver looks pretty decent as it shows the shape better!

So does anyone know how late lock-in really is for a paint colour? Surely that could go right up to the day of manufacture you'd think?! Three months seems very excessive... I've not been able to get details of my actual date of manufacture or why it can't be changed... The dealer just said it can't be done.


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I was told, at least a month ago that my S90 spec was "locked in" and couldn't be changed, not even the colour, by the local Volvo dealer. It is due to arrive on December 20th.

Thing is I've order a black R-Design and after handing back the Wife's black car at the end of it's lease today I'm very concerned about wear and tear on black paint (mine will also be a lease) compared to silver, also the silver looks pretty decent as it shows the shape better!

So does anyone know how late lock-in really is for a paint colour? Surely that could go right up to the day of manufacture you'd think?! Three months seems very excessive... I've not been able to get details of my actual date of manufacture or why it can't be changed... The dealer just said it can't be done.


Thanks for any advice!
Probably on a train from China?
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Probably on a train from China?
I can't remember the exact timings, but I could make changes to my order within a few weeks of the build date, it wasn't as long as 3 months.

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Probably on a train from China?
Would seem early even for that! Couple of weeks max surely...? (now the route is working)
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Usually the latest change dates are around 3-4 weeks before the vehicle is due to be built.

As the lead times are very long on S90 (if you ordered one now you would be looking at around March/April 18) the timings are different, especially as they are allowing a month for the vehicle to come from China to us at present.....

Ask your dealer to send you a screen print from the Vista ordering system and you'll be able to see the car status including the last date of order change.
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Usually the latest change dates are around 3-4 weeks before the vehicle is due to be built.

As the lead times are very long on S90 (if you ordered one now you would be looking at around March/April 18) the timings are different, especially as they are allowing a month for the vehicle to come from China to us at present.....

Ask your dealer to send you a screen print from the Vista ordering system and you'll be able to see the car status including the last date of order change.
Great, thanks for that info! I'll give them a bell...
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