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Wow. So more than a year after the initial order is the estimate date for start of build ?

Any idea if the situation is the same for Toyota or other manufacturers ? My order dates back to April 2022 so I am starting to wonder if I am going to see a new car before the end of 2023. Might be a good idea to have another one in order from another manufacturer just n case ...

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Read this thread New car - wait time list - Page 109 - RedFlagDeals.com Forums

sorry. There is no short answer except to say 4 to 6 months for some models and eternity for others.
 

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I haven’t read any rumours about Hyundai vehicles sitting in storage for long periods of time waiting for finishing parts. Ford has a mountain of trucks sitting on Kentucky Speedway parking lots right now awaiting parts. I would not buy a Ford truck now. Who knows what long term storage is doing to the paint. Parts begin to seize after lack of use. I think there will be a lot of 2022 Ford trucks needing extensive premature brake jobs and transmission services.

It’s easy to see the unabashed greed on Facebook marketplace. Dealers routinely ask a minimum of $5000 over MSRP. I just saw a 2022 USED (7185 km) Santa Fe Plug In Hybrid listed for just shy of $65,000 plus doc fees plus GST.

It will be informative to read about delivery of the vehicles to those who pay cash or bring their own financing; if the dealers suddenly add on hidden charges and mandatory options.

The downside to all this waiting and guessing is that it has fostered a very skeptical view of the industry within me. Before I at least knew I could negotiate a better deal that I would accept. Now I walk in cynically expecting the dealership to openly screw me and not care if I walk. Sad.
 

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I went to Kia last week to inquire about the Sportage HEV and turns out they have one coming in december and the guy who ordered it, cancelled the order.
So I'll ride a brand new 2023 Kia Sportage HEV EX next month and I'll wait a bit before taking back my deposit from Hyundai. As we lease the car we might change back to the Santa fe once it comes home to Canada.
 

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I went to Kia last week to inquire about the Sportage HEV and turns out they have one coming in december and the guy who ordered it, cancelled the order.
So I'll ride a brand new 2023 Kia Sportage HEV EX next month and I'll wait a bit before taking back my deposit from Hyundai. As we lease the car we might change back to the Santa fe once it comes home to Canada.
Congrats, I'm glad you scored one. I think the Sportage's exterior looks more modern compare to the conventional design of Santa Fe for whatever that's worth. I do prefer the interior of the Santa Fe.

I ordered a Prius Prime last Saturday. The dealer said I should expect delivery between 18-24 months, crazy market. Toyota is not taking orders for the Rav4 Prime.
 

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Congrats, I'm glad you scored one. I think the Sportage's exterior looks more modern compare to the conventional design of Santa Fe for whatever that's worth. I do prefer the interior of the Santa Fe.

I ordered a Prius Prime last Saturday. The dealer said I should expect delivery between 18-24 months, crazy market. Toyota is not taking orders for the Rav4 Prime.
I talked to a Toyota dealer close to where I live. They indeed stopped taking orders for the Rav4 Prime as the lead time is over 5 years as of today. It's nuts.
For someone leasing (as I do), you might have to start planning for the next car before receiving the first one. I does not make sense
 

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I think the Sportage's exterior looks more modern compare to the conventional design of Santa Fe for whatever that's worth
The Sportage is a much smaller SUV, basically the twin of the Kona. The equivalent Kia to the SF is the Sorento. And the next smaller in size is the Tucson, which I'm not sure if there's a Kia equivalent. I like the timeless and elegant design of the SF the best, but it's not perfect by any means. I don't like the rear turn-signals down low for one, and the headlights could be a bit better. There's something that doesn't make them look great, but they're not bad at all IMO. And the interior is the best of any of the Hyundai and Kia SUVs IMO, at least in Calligraphy guise.
 

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The Sportage is a much smaller SUV, basically the twin of the Kona. The equivalent Kia to the SF is the Sorento. And the next smaller in size is the Tucson, which I'm not sure if there's a Kia equivalent. I like the timeless and elegant design of the SF the best, but it's not perfect by any means. I don't like the rear turn-signals down low for one, and the headlights could be a bit better. There's something that doesn't make them look great, but they're not bad at all IMO. And the interior is the best of any of the Hyundai and Kia SUVs IMO, at least in Calligraphy guise.
The sportage is not that small. It really compares to the Tuscon in matter of size and trim but is not that far from the Santa Fe.
It's also way bigger than the Kona (20" longer) with a cargo space almost twice as big.
 

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Yeah, you're right. The Sportage is the Tucson equivalent. The Kona equivalent is the Seltos. Sorry for the brain fart. And yes, they're not that much smaller than the SF, but the immediate deal-breaker for me was the lack of at least a 2.0T engine. In fact, it doesn't even offer the previous 1.6T for some reason. The 2.5NA is a dog on such a heavy SUV IMO. I'm sure Hyundai will correct that soon. Not sure if Kia offers a turbo engine on the Sportage, but if it does, then Hyundai will probably follow suit very soon. My question is if the 2.0T is dead, which is an excellent compromise between power and efficiency. Hopefully Hyundai will update it in 'SmartStream' fashion (dual injection, etc). We'll see.
 

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We placed our deposit for the Santa Fe PHEV In March. We were told likely Dec or Jan. We were contacted last week and advised they had a vehicle coming in January for us. We went in to sign the contract and learned it was a regular hybrid. They have no idea if and when they will see the PHEV.
 
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