New car delivery time - the Citroën C3 Aircross is coming!

Even the longest story comes to an end at some point. It is clear that the Citroën C3 Aircross already holds a family record. It is definitely the new car with the longest delivery time. It is more than unlikely that this record could ever be beaten.

Unless we get closer to socialist automotive conditions in the next few years - which hopefully won't happen.

The readers will remember. In January 2022, the longer C3 Aircross story started with a first visit to the Stellantis Frankfurt branch. Previously, there was an internal discussion about electric cars or combustion engines, which was decided in favor of the combustion engine. The small Citroën was then ordered in February, in Neu-Isenburg with the vague hope of delivery in August of that year.

C3 Aircross COC with new brand logo
C3 Aircross COC with new brand logo

New car delivery time - this can take longer

Even then I was me not surewhether the date would stand. In August, the possible delivery date was postponed to November, which also could not be held. Too many external factors played their game against us, the car produced in the meantime was stuck in a distribution point, presumably in Bremerhaven.

Maybe we had ordered in the wrong market segment. High-priced new cars were delivered to friends and acquaintances with a waiting period of just a few months, electric cars arrived shortly before the end of the year, only our small, compact SUV was a long time coming.

After all, communication with the Stellanti's branch almost always stood during the waiting time, smaller phases of weakness faded out once. Finally, just before the finale, we were given a Fiat 500C Hybrid as a temporary measure Car Rental, who was able to make up for a lot with his charm.

The end of the endless wait

Now the never-ending story of the new car delivery time is finally coming to an end. The C3 Aircross has arrived in Neu-Isenburg months later, the letter and the COC, with the new Citroën logo, are on my desk. The appointment at the local registration office is booked online. Here in Bavaria, too, spontaneous approval is a thing of the past, but the waiting times in the authorities should be noticeably shorter.

Attention to detail - a Citroën car cover
Attention to detail - a Citroën car cover

After 4 years, a new car will be moving into the garages in the next few days, which will significantly reduce the average age of the stock. The Saab fleet will take it. In fact, the long wait was used for preparation. According to the motto that anticipation should be the most beautiful joy, which it is not.

It's just annoyingly long.

The C3 Aircross gets a certain amount, of course Saab sticker on the rear window, that has to be. And for the interior a Citroën ceiling, just like it is for the Saab  car covers gave. That is automotive equality. In contrast to our Saab covers, however, the one for the C3 Aircross is an absolutely unique piece and will remain so.

- Sequel follows -

10 thoughts on "New car delivery time - the Citroën C3 Aircross is coming!"

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    Congratulations on the delivered dream car :-)!
    The best wife an accident-free ride and use.
    Maybe there is also a “farewell report” about the little bold Italian… ;-).
    VG

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      The little Italian was (for my taste) much too short with us. There will definitely be a report!

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    Then there will soon be something to read about new cars. Unfortunately not from Saab, but Citroën is also ok 😉

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    Hi Tom,
    enjoy the new addition. I like the cover even better than the Saab covers, but that's a matter of taste 🙂 I can reassure you, even with German "premium manufacturers" the waiting times for the compact class can be very long, even for corporate customers. Good ride!

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      Thanks, the blanket actually looks pretty good. 😉

      The long waiting times, I think, are really due to the vehicle class. High quality is delivered fairly quickly.

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        The class difference...

        The delivery times are probably due to the mixture of Corona, bottlenecks in freight traffic, raw materials and components, the war in Ukraine and the higher margins and the coming end of combustion engines.

        Every € that can be achieved in the current situation in a limited time with limited quantities must be taken with you again. Compact ones are left behind. Established manufacturers and consumers dance once again around the golden calf on the volcano. What else?

        Personally, I think the Cuba effect described here is the right response from citizens and consumers. The cars that appeal to me are getting older and technically simpler, easier to repair and service, driving performance and comfort features are becoming less and less important to me. Instead, I catch myself squinting more and more at the consumption values ​​and utility value of young and oldtimers. Actually not a criterion for hobbyists. But the Cuba effect is not just a hobby, but a consequence of the social, political and economic framework.

        A good friend of mine has just bought an old Volvo station wagon. Actually as a first and not as a second car. A rear-wheel drive sucker. More Cuba is hardly possible.

        The planned usage profile?
        Everyday urban life with bikes and public transport. The “Cuban” only for special transports and otherwise out of town on long distances with a voluntary Swedish driving style, low-wear and low-consumption.

        In terms of sustainability and utility (more than 2 cubic meters of trunk with the rear seat folded down, more than 1.000 liters without), almost nothing comes close.

        So I have my doubts that any currently sold new car of similar capacity will save on the environment CO2 and the user costs. Maybe the Kuba effect is a good reaction?

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    It's a pity that this blanket remains a one-off... there would certainly be some buyers.

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      I can ask at the factory. Maybe she would like to produce a small series for nice blog readers?

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    The long wait is over - great. I'm looking forward to your new car report. Nice Citroën blanket by the way 😉

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