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    Quote Originally Posted by h0b0 View Post
    In a perfect world I would like to think that one would receive a super car based on one's mastering of the English language.


    I'm just giving you shit. I spend 8 hours a day looking at a screen of text underlined in red and green.


    I can't disagree with this. Anyway, I have not been elected spokes person for Pistonheads (I'm being accused of being American over there!) so, I will leave you all to it and I hope you continue the informative discussion.
    None of that was aimed at yourself specifically, have a nice weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Thorgalsen Photography View Post
    While taking pictures of the car at Quail I noticed something that stuck out immediately to me...

    I have a guy who paints ours farm equipment out in the open yet he yields better quality paint job than depicted in this photo.
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    "My name is CVK. I'm 40 years old and for half my life I've been on the quest to be a leader in the hypercar industry" Well you're not doing a very good job of doing that from what I've read here....

    Sad that someone has to go through all that trouble and end up unhappy with a car they paid 1million + for as well as the company not really doing much to keep the customer happy. It only takes one person to have a bad experience with a business to bring it down.
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    Hi new here signed up to ask some questions of BC.

    May I ask when you first ordered the car? As I understand it it was around 2 years ago or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigjob View Post
    Hi new here signed up to ask some questions of BC.

    May I ask when you first ordered the car? As I understand it it was around 2 years ago or so?
    Pebble '11 I assume?

    Quote Originally Posted by BC View Post
    I guess we will start with the contract, it was PROMISED to me that the car would pass all US certification when I put the deposit down right after Pebble in 011 by end of the year, and my delivery date would be Spring 012.
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    Aw shit my picture was deleted, i really thought it would get some laughs, sorry carry on.
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    So ordered at launch with delivery expected in 2012. Optimistic of Segg.

    I think BC was foolish as was segg. They were making a promise they should have known they could not deliver and BC made the mistake of thinking he was buying a billion dollar backed car rather than a very small limited backing car.

    Major car companies often struggle to deliver road cars on time why would it be any different for a small scale company.

    The Bugatti Veyron was delayed for years.They kept saying it will be on sale from x date then turning round and saying its been delayed due to teething problems. Difference is Bugatti had the backing of billion dollar VW and most importantly they didn't deliver the cars until they were absolutely production run perfect.

    Segg screwed up here sure enough but we haven't heard their side of the story.
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    So this Is koenisegg's response to bc's post in the agera x thread that is now closed.


    It is a bit unorthodox doing this in public. But given the customers internet presence, regarding the situation, we feel we have to respond openly.

    When we accepted this order we had to invest in US homologation and implement ESP and new engine management systems etc. Making the car build more time consuming than normal.

    The car had one specification at the beginning of the build. Items and specialization kept on being added throughout the build, pretty much to the last day on the production line. This caused delays and we really tried to please every input and whim from the customer. In the end, hardly charging him anything for all the extras, as we were becoming late with the car…

    I guess we should have been clearer, that adding customization adds time to the build of the car.

    However, to put it into perspective, it was almost exactly one year from when we received the order to build the car, to when we agreed to return the customers’ deposits with interest, after already having built the car and certified its ESP system etc. Meaning almost all costs taken and the payments returned in one year time period, due to that the customer was not willing to wait any longer

    Please consider that usually it take even longer than this to order most standard, run of the mill, supersports cars. Unfortunately, this customers patience, ran out, much sooner than that.

    When the car arrived to the Pebble Beach weekend there was paint blemishes on the corner of the front right side of the bonnet.

    The paint issue was not there before the car was flown over from Sweden to the US. It would not pass our PDI in that state.

    The damage was rectified locally directly after the show at our expense. We also offered the customer to take the car back to Sweden to our paint shop if he wanted us to.

    At the show the roof panel got a very small scratch. Possibly from handling it. Fortunately the small scratch was located on a clear lacquered carbon area on the inner edge of the removable hard top. Given this it was hardly visible and simple to correct, directly after the show.

    There was nothing else wrong with the paint finish. There are countless of picture of the car on the internet, in detail from the show to testify this.

    As correctly stated by the customer, the car was only setup for show and not for driving.

    Even though the car was not ready for delivery and the car was not paid in full, we wanted the customer to see and get close to the car, partially due to the delays. This, and because, both we, as the manufacturer and the customer, wanted to show this wonderful car to the public.

    Understandably the customer wanted to drive the car and therefore arranged dealer plates. We were not so keen on this happening as the car was not fully ready. This was explained to the customer. This was the only time the customer ever drove a Koenigsegg car.

    Given all the new systems for the US, we still needed time implement the correct software, in order to set up the car properly. The software setup was later finalized in Sweden with a Koenigsegg test car and implemented into the US production car when it was ready.

    Around three months after the Pebble Beach event we accepted the customers wish to walk away from the purchase. Given that we had other customers waiting for deliveries, this car became a possible option to sell to them. The delays was partially caused by all custom options, but also due to delays in the US homologation procedures.

    It is unfortunate, in this case, we have had an unhappy customer. We will for sure do our outmost to avoid it happening again.

    We will continue to strive to build the most exciting cars on the planet for our esteemed customers.

    Thank you for your interest in this matter.

    Koenigsegg Automotive AB
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