My new car has been delayed - should I wait for it to be registered in September?

I ordered a new Lexus RZ in early February. Originally I was told late May for delivery, that then became middle late June and I’ve just been informed the vehicle has gone into production and we are now expecting late July.

If I can only have a month on the road until the registration change would you expect the dealer to incentivise my purchase? I’ve waited this long what would another 30 days matter, can I say to the dealer I don’t want it registered until Sept 1st?

My question also is how much difference in your experience will this make either waiting for Sept 1st or driving out the showroom in July/August.

Asked on 10 May 2023 by Jerry Pollentine

Answered by David Ross
It is understandable that you would prefer your car to be registered in September rather than July, but the difference this will make in terms of its value will be minimal as a percentage of its overall value, decreasing further the old it is.

There is no harm in asking your dealer to delay registration until September 1st, but it will be at their discretion.
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