Originally Posted by fullthrottle
Just ordered the BA XR8 ute (black) manual.
What sort of waiting times have people been given lately?
Has your dealer issued you a SIDO number. This is the number used to identify your car throughout the scheduling and production process. You can expect delivery to take about 6-8 weeks from the time you have this number. You MUST hassle your dealer daily until you do get this number. XR8 utes seem to be very popular at the moment and even a citric acid one that was sitting at a local dealer for months was sold quite recently. All bodes well for resale.
All dealers I've spoken to talk of long waits and salespeople generally will tell you a shorter time than what it will take. One dealer told me in late April to expect August delivery. A couple of days later he revised this to eight weeks. I ordered on April 30 and the ute was finished late yesterday so eight weeks was pretty optimistic to say the least. Depends on dealer allocations but they do seem to be in limited supply as only 50 Boss engines are made a day and these are to go into GT's as well.
SO get that SIDO and hold on.