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Hi all,

This is my first time purchasing a car (and obviously first time going through Volvo). What did the ordering process look like for 2022 models? Around what time did you get a VIN number from your dealership after putting down a deposit for a new build?

All I’ve done so far is put down a deposit, I’m assuming builds haven’t started yet.

Thank you!
 

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I placed my order and provided the accompanying $500 deposit (here in Canada) for my 2022 C40 Recharge on April 19, 2022, and was told at that time that the vehicle would be delivered between June 21, 2022 and July 21, 2022. I received the VIN for my vehicle in early May 2022 and the vehicle was available for me to pick up on May 24, 2022, about a month earlier than the original delivery date. Clearly the vehicle that I had ordered matched one of the three C40's had had been allotted to the dealership that I dealt with. To say that I lucked out is an understatement, as I love the vehicle.
 

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Hi all,

This is my first time purchasing a car (and obviously first time going through Volvo). What did the ordering process look like for 2022 models? Around what time did you get a VIN number from your dealership after putting down a deposit for a new build?

All I’ve done so far is put down a deposit, I’m assuming builds haven’t started yet.

Thank you!
1. I may have been in the first batch of C40s. Ordered mine (Volvo C40 P8 as a Fusion Red Mettalic) on Friday August 13, 2021.
2. Got an email back from Volvo on August 18 asking me to confirm my configuration.
3. Got 3 additional reminders from Volvo asking me to confirm my final subscription.
4. On 9/9/2021 - confirmed my build and changed from Fusion Red to Fjord Blue - best decision ever - the color is priceless! The compliments are never ending from friends!
5. Expected to receive delivery by first quarter of 2022! 💥. Anticipation stress begins!
6. On 11/24 - this 🙌 - “Your C40 is scheduled to go into production in the first week of December, and is estimated to be delivered around late January / early February. You may also track your order using a link I will send in a separate email. This link will be activated once your C40 starts production”.
7. New Year 😎🇺🇸 -

“Your C40 is en route to the dealer and should be there by the 10th. The dealer should then contact you within a day or so to schedule delivery to you”

Med vänliga hälsningar!

Yours Sincerely,

8. Volvo of Memphis -
Good Morning Mr. Vikram,


First, I would like to introduce myself, My name is Jacques Smith and as a product specialist I will be accommodating your vehicle purchase, and delivery of your new 2022 Volvo C40! I'm very excited about you joining our family here at Volvo Cars Memphis! I would like to setup a time to speak over some details, would just need an updated time frame as to the best time to speak about the matter. If you don't mind corresponding with the best time or simply giving me a call, or text. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for choosing Volvo Cars Memphis!


Best Regards,

JS

1/10/2022 - surprised my wife and family with the delivery of the new 2022 C40.😍😍😍😍
 

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2. Got an email back from Volvo on August 18 asking me to confirm my configuration.
3. Got 3 additional reminders from Volvo asking me to confirm my final subscription.
I've read around on other forums that they might start MY23 orders around August so this is useful, thank you! I will wait and hope for next month :)
 

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Volvo's online ordering system was pretty lame. I ordered in June of 2021.. in August, was able to configure the car. No updates from their website.. It always showed "waiting for production".
My order got lost when sent from Volvo HQ to the factory, so my car didn't get to me until 10 months later. And now it's been in the shop for a month, awaiting parts. Grrrr.
 
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Volvo's online ordering system was pretty lame. I ordered in June of 2021.. in August, was able to configure the car. No updates from their website.. It always showed "waiting for production".
My order got lost when sent from Volvo HQ to the factory, so my car didn't get to me until 10 months later. And now it's been in the shop for a month, awaiting parts. Grrrr.
Oh no that totally sucks! Hope the parts arrive soon and you get to drive it back on the road again! 🙌😌
 

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Volvo's online ordering system was pretty lame. I ordered in June of 2021.. in August, was able to configure the car. No updates from their website.. It always showed "waiting for production".
My order got lost when sent from Volvo HQ to the factory, so my car didn't get to me until 10 months later. And now it's been in the shop for a month, awaiting parts. Grrrr.
I love Volvo and bought my first Volvo in 1970 as a wild and crazy 16 year old. It was a used 1961 PV544. It was so ugly, that it was sexy, and the only thing I could afford back then. Oh, it needed some work, and I had to "baby" it, but I was so cool to drive a Volvo then and the high school girls back then thought I was so hip to own a Volvo. Or at least, that was what I thought. Anyhow, some 50 plus years later, I am still driving Volvos and I am so sorry to read about your experience with your Volvo and appreciate your frustration. The only advise that I can offer is, "hang in there". After being a Volvo Man for some 52 years, it is worth it. So much so that my wife of now 42 years only drives a Volvo too. And she still thinks that my vehicle is sexy (and me too, or at least in my mind)!
 

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I love Volvo and bought my first Volvo in 1970 as a wild and crazy 16 year old. It was a used 1961 PV544. It was so ugly, that it was sexy, and the only thing I could afford back then. Oh, it needed some work, and I had to "baby" it, but I was so cool to drive a Volvo then and the high school girls back then thought I was so hip to own a Volvo. Or at least, that was what I thought. Anyhow, some 50 plus years later, I am still driving Volvos and I am so sorry to read about your experience with your Volvo and appreciate your frustration. The only advise that I can offer is, "hang in there". After being a Volvo Man for some 52 years, it is worth it. So much so that my wife of now 42 years only drives a Volvo too. And she still thinks that my vehicle is sexy (and me too, or at least in my mind)!
I drove the first 2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T FWD for 18 straight years. I have thousands Fl memories of road trips with friends, family, loved ones and kids being born and taken from the hospital. Not a single accident in those 18 years. I have become and will always be a VolvoerForLife. I sold the XC90 in 2022 after I bought my C40! It was with a lot of mixed emotions as I wanted to keep the XC90 for one of my kids, but, with all things maintenance and age, I decided to give it to a nice family who really needed a car to drive them around as they just moved into the USA 🇺🇸. God Bless us all VolvoGalsandDudes! 🙂🔥🙌😍💥🇺🇸
 

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I drove the first 2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T FWD for 18 straight years. I have thousands Fl memories of road trips with friends, family, loved ones and kids being born and taken from the hospital. Not a single accident in those 18 years. I have become and will always be a VolvoerForLife. I sold the XC90 in 2022 after I bought my C40! It was with a lot of mixed emotions as I wanted to keep the XC90 for one of my kids, but, with all things maintenance and age, I decided to give it to a nice family who really needed a car to drive them around as they just moved into the USA 🇺🇸. God Bless us all VolvoGalsandDudes! 🙂🔥🙌😍💥🇺🇸
And yes chicks still love the FJORD BLUE color! 😎
 

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Hi all,

This is my first time purchasing a car (and obviously first time going through Volvo). What did the ordering process look like for 2022 models? Around what time did you get a VIN number from your dealership after putting down a deposit for a new build?

All I’ve done so far is put down a deposit, I’m assuming builds haven’t started yet.

Thank you!
My brother, who lives in Southern California, recently sought to put down a deposit on an XC40 Recharge. He was assured by the dealer rep that the car would be sold for MSRP. After some back-and-forth on trim and options my bro received an email from the rep that word came from on high that there would be a $2,400 "market adjustment" and that he's have to buy a bunch of goodies as well. My bro said no. This is just a heads-up as to what you may face if you wish to buy a C40 now.

If you've not done so, look into recently-proposed US legislation that would make drastic charges to the provisions of the current $7,500 tax credit for new EVs. In particular, cars not made in the US (including the C40 and XC40R) would receive no subsidy after Jan 1, 2023. EVs delivered in 2022 would fall under the current program. There are also provisions for EVs purchased before Biden pens it that are delivered in 2023.
 

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My brother, who lives in Southern California, recently sought to put down a deposit on an XC40 Recharge. He was assured by the dealer rep that the car would be sold for MSRP. After some back-and-forth on trim and options my bro received an email from the rep that word came from on high that there would be a $2,400 "market adjustment" and that he's have to buy a bunch of goodies as well. My bro said no. This is just a heads-up as to what you may face if you wish to buy a C40 now.

If you've not done so, look into recently-proposed US legislation that would make drastic charges to the provisions of the current $7,500 tax credit for new EVs. In particular, cars not made in the US (including the C40 and XC40R) would receive no subsidy after Jan 1, 2023. EVs delivered in 2022 would fall under the current program. There are also provisions for EVs purchased before Biden pens it that are delivered in 2023.
It's worse than that, the built-in-North-America requirement for the credit would go into effect as soon as the bill is signed into law, possibly even before the end of the year.
 

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Hi all,

This is my first time purchasing a car (and obviously first time going through Volvo). What did the ordering process look like for 2022 models? Around what time did you get a VIN number from your dealership after putting down a deposit for a new build?

All I’ve done so far is put down a deposit, I’m assuming builds haven’t started yet.

Thank you!
I got my C40 in late April 2022. We weren't able to order it like usual from the Volvo website. By the time I "ordered" it online from Volvo's website, I was only given choices of C40s that were already allocated to various local dealers. Luckily I was able to order and reserve a color combo I wanted. I ordered it on April 2, and I picked it up on April 23.
 

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It's worse than that, the built-in-North-America requirement for the credit would go into effect as soon as the bill is signed into law, possibly even before the end of the year.
Let's not forget that substantial changes may be made to the bill before it becomes law, if in fact it does.
 

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I got my C40 in late April 2022. We weren't able to order it like usual from the Volvo website. By the time I "ordered" it online from Volvo's website, I was only given choices of C40s that were already allocated to various local dealers. Luckily I was able to order and reserve a color combo I wanted. I ordered it on April 2, and I picked it up on April 23.
Awesome - congrats that was a fast delivery! Enjoy your C40 and hope you love it like most of us here. Please share us your feedback on your driving experience.
 

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Hi all,

This is my first time purchasing a car (and obviously first time going through Volvo). What did the ordering process look like for 2022 models? Around what time did you get a VIN number from your dealership after putting down a deposit for a new build?

All I’ve done so far is put down a deposit, I’m assuming builds haven’t started yet.

Thank you!
I put a deposit for a MY23 and received written confirmation from my dealer about the price (MSRP). I would suggest getting something in writing from your dealer with the agreed upon price. I also have deposits with other dealers (hedging my bets on who can get me a car the quickest), and those places gave me the verbal offer of MSRP, but I have yet to get them to confirm via e-mail… a little sketch.

Luckily the dealer that I have a written agreement with has been a pleasure to work with and is very communicative. I reserved a pre-allocated vehicle and they gave me an ETA for the arrival date (🤞 it’s accurate). Reach out every once in awhile to check in and get updates.
 

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My wife and I ordered our Thunder Grey C40 from Sandberg Volvo here in Seattle in late June 2022. We were told to expect it in mid/late fall of this year, MY2023. We put down a $3K deposit to start the order. We're hoping there is no delays and that the car is delivered this year. This is our 1st ever EV. I drive a 2022 VW GTI myself so this will be the missus car.
 

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My wife and I ordered our Thunder Grey C40 from Sandberg Volvo here in Seattle in late June 2022. We were told to expect it in mid/late fall of this year, MY2023. We put down a $3K deposit to start the order. We're hoping there is no delays and that the car is delivered this year. This is our 1st ever EV. I drive a 2022 VW GTI myself so this will be the missus car.
Cool! All the best on your wait. Mine took 7 months from order to delivery (early January 2022 right around my birthday) 🙂
 

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Thanks, the salesman at Sandberg actually contacted us today and said delivery date is betweem October 18th - Novmeber 18th. I'm happy with that as it gives me plenty of time to clear out my garage and get the charger installed.
Sweet! That’s exactly what we did as well. Cleaned out the entire garage, put some flooring down to make it really look good for the C40 to be welcomed and got a bunch of guys to come do our charging outlet. 🔥
 
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