I am scheduled to pick up my new Tiguan on the 1st of March. I've been given my registration however no sites recognises it as yet. The dealer mentioned that I may just have to insure it based on description etc.
It happened to me, using description is fine, but I heard some company won't give you their best price because of no reg.
I took the 5 days( I think its 5) free insurance, which I needed, and it was enough for the insurance companies to recognise the reg for quotes
Mine is set for delivery on 15th March. I know the reg and VIN (leasing with VW) and have done now for about two weeks due to the finance paperwork but still can't use the reg for insurance and any VW web service that asks for either reg or VIN doesn't recognise them yet either.
As you can imagine in the months of March and September the car dealerships are so busy.
The DVLA will issue a list or pool of registration numbers at least 30 days prior to the new numbers.
This is to ease the pressure on the sales admin team.
For example customer picking up car on 1st March
Car arrives at dealership 1st week in February sales admin will tag a registration number to the vehicle. So that the sale person can issue the number to the customer before delivery to arrange insurance.
As the 1st of March is still to come the car is not officially registered with the DVLA so the registration number will be useless to the insurance search all the details need entered manually.
If you speak nice to the sales person they could ask sales admin to print the current list of reg numbers avail you might get luck and get the letters in your initials etc.
That's how some people are getting the chance to pick the number prior, tbh all customers should get the list and be able to pick, bear in mind if you do ask for the list it's more than likely now with only a short period of time before March it will already be allocated to your vehicle.
Hope this helps understand the dealership admin etc
Was contacted today as they would like to deliver my Tiguan on 3rd March. Still waiting to hear about early termination on current lease which is due back 27th April. Hoping to return current car in March and get 50% of final months payment. Will just need to sort out short term insurance for a few weeks.