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I live 30 minutes from the Subaru plant in Indiana. A couple of guys on our bowling team work there. One puts in engines the other transmissions. They said last week the computer chip issue is about to stop them. They are very slow and are expecting some down time in the near future. I ordered a new Ascent the last week in January and just picked it up last Saturday. I guess sold orders were sent to the front of the line before inventory orders. 5 weeks was pretty quick when they told me 6-8 weeks when we ordered.
 

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Electronic goods for work-at-home and virtual-school must have play a significant role in the shortage. Our family have 3 new set of computers in 2020.
 

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Can you ask your bowling buddies if that is still the case? We ordered a new Ascent 2 weeks ago and got told 12 weeks minimum. Has the plant really slowed down that much?? (ball park estimate is fine)
 

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Yes between the cargo ship that blocked the canal and the computer chip they have slowed down. They have been asked to take time off voluntarily but no mandatory layoffs yet. They are also getting close to switching the lines over to run 22’s as well
 

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Just told by the bowlers they are lates off for 2 weeks starting Monday
 

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Just told by the bowlers they are lates off for 2 weeks starting Monday
Taiwan approves chipmaker TSMC's (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) , worlds largest contract chipmaker plan to invest $3.2 billion (initial investment) in new Arizona plant.
 

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Looking to buy in a few months. Not sure what I should do, order now and ride it out, or just wait and see what I can get? I'm wondering if "better" deals will be harder to come be in the coming months?
 

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Looking to buy in a few months. Not sure what I should do, order now and ride it out, or just wait and see what I can get? I'm wondering if "better" deals will be harder to come be in the coming months?
We ordered, it was $1,000 deposit that the nice sales guy told us is fully refundable at any time if we changed our mind. We got told their is a vehicle order number for our purchase but no ETA. The fact we can cancel at any time without loosing money was the deciding factor. I'd rather chance getting the exact fully loaded vehicle I want, then wondering and settling for the lesser choice. We got told their wont be much in the way of deals until the chip problem is fixed. I'd order one now, it will be a 12 plus week wait. The only up side to the wait is, we can save up more for the down payment when it arrives.
 

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low dealer inventory (down 36% in March 2021 versus March 2020) = high prices


 

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Looking to buy in a few months. Not sure what I should do, order now and ride it out, or just wait and see what I can get? I'm wondering if "better" deals will be harder to come be in the coming months?
I bought a 2019 Ascent in 2018. They just chuckled when you asked about a deal. I paid MSRP. i REALLY wanted this SUV and now at 35k miles, LOVE IT.
 

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Can you ask your bowling buddies if that is still the case? We ordered a new Ascent 2 weeks ago and got told 12 weeks minimum. Has the plant really slowed down that much?? (ball park estimate is fine)
As a 2019 Ascent ower, just enjoy the anticipation. You will absolutely love your new Ascent. I b ought mine in 2018 and have 34k miles on it. At 25k miles I ELECTED to put Continental Cross contact tires on it. Whew, what a ride.
 
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