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Hi fellow members

I've got hold of an ST-2 and trading my diesel focus in for it
as there was a private plate on my car the delay is becomming a joke

I got my reg put on retention as dealer wont take my car until eveything sorted
now Im waiting for my V5 back from DVLA with original number back on it

anyone know how long on average this takes ?
im becomming impatient to get my hands on the ST
Guess I should just make the best of getting 420miles out of a tank on my diesel meantime


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QUOTE(THEEGGMAN @ 23 Nov 2009, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi fellow members

I've got hold of an ST-2 and trading my diesel focus in for it
as there was a private plate on my car the delay is becomming a joke

I got my reg put on retention as dealer wont take my car until eveything sorted
now Im waiting for my V5 back from DVLA with original number back on it

anyone know how long on average this takes ?
im becomming impatient to get my hands on the ST
Guess I should just make the best of getting 420miles out of a tank on my diesel meantime


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I've had it take as little as a few days to anything up to 4-5 weeks.

It is a bit of a lottery I'm afraid.

Sorry I can't offer anything more encouraging.

When I have been in this situation before, the dealer concerned has always let the transaction go through (i.e. allowed me to take the car), and then simply drop the updated V5 in when it comes through.....

Perhaps I have an honest face...
 

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QUOTE(choccymonster @ 23 Nov 2009, 04:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've had it take as little as a few days to anything up to 4-5 weeks.

It is a bit of a lottery I'm afraid.

Sorry I can't offer anything more encouraging.

When I have been in this situation before, the dealer concerned has always let the transaction go through (i.e. allowed me to take the car), and then simply drop the updated V5 in when it comes through.....

Perhaps I have an honest face...


well to start with dealer said he would as long as I left a deposit - now he's changed his mind muttering something about the fact of the distance from me to him !!!!!
I almost feel like shelving the order but the car is sweet !
 

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When i did mine it took 2weeks,after 10 working days you can ring the DVLA to find out what is happening,check out the dvla website to see if a car has been taxed on the private plate hope this helps
 

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Just done mine.
Actually went to the DVLA in person to put it on retention and paid cash so no waiting for cheque to clear.
Retention doc took a week, new V5C took a week longer so two weeks for the job lot.
The dealer I got the RS from had no problem with me doing it like that as he wanted to have a few days running around in my Mountuned ST anyway.
My dealer was 100 miles away so hardly local.
I've done it before and that also took around 2 weeks.
 
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