Ordering a 2021 Lexus IS

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So I was told by a dealer that it was going to take 6 months to produce the IS I configured. That’s just normal process, nothing to do with current events. Does it normally take that long or is that overestimating?

6 months takes us into the 2022 model year. Just looking for insights.
 

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So I was told by a dealer that it was going to take 6 months to produce the IS I configured. That’s just normal process, nothing to do with current events. Does it normally take that long or is that overestimating?

6 months takes us into the 2022 model year. Just looking for insights.

90-120 days is about the time for a special order to be built. Factor in time for shipment from Japan to (i'm assuming you're in the USA). With the current state of the supply chain issues. 6 months or longer sounds about right.
 
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90-120 days is about the time for a special order to be built. Factor in time for shipment from Japan to (i'm assuming you're in the USA). With the current state of the supply chain issues. 6 months or longer sounds about right.
Dang. Bummer. I guess I might take my chances.
 
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It's always good to have backups if you really want the car. Especially with the ongoing supply chain issues, it may be a while before we get back to normal.
While I have you Flipside, do you know if you make a special order, can you make changes or add to the order before the order goes into production?
 

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While I have you Flipside, do you know if you make a special order, can you make changes or add to the order before the order goes into production?

Usually no. Once the order is submitted, it's put into the system and sent through. Then the parts procurement and etc start happening.
 
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Usually no. Once the order is submitted, it's put into the system and sent through. Then the parts procurement and etc start happening.
I was told my order is at “build” status Which is like material gathering and frame. How far along is that or how much further until delivery?
 

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I was told my order is at “build” status Which is like material gathering and frame. How far along is that or how much further until delivery?

Not sure what that means but production hasn't even started yet. My guess is that the IS 500 will start arriving around October.
 
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Not sure what that means but production hasn't even started yet. My guess is that the IS 500 will start arriving around October.
I’m sticking with the IS 350. The guy told me ”material gathering and frame”. It’ll be odd if I get a 2021 when 2022 start producing. I ordered in May. Still not sure where that is in the process for my build.