There is a lot to be concerned about with this chip shortage but compared to some of the other car companies Toyota seems to be handling this better than most.As someone eagerly awaiting the release of the GR86, seeing this article was like a kick in the stomach.
The car shortage is about to get a whole lot worse
My understanding is most of the car's alluminum parts have already been built and the delay on the 86 has been chip related. So in theory it shouldn't effect the 86, but if it effects other 2022 cars it may effect the pricing on well everything...This article is about the magnesium shortage that is due to hit by the end of the year affecting the world's ability to make aluminum. It's far beyond just a chip shortage.
To be clear, I have absolutely no real knowledge on whether or not they do have these parts complete. Just what I've seen on other threads seemed to indicate that. So my comment was based more on hope than fact.I hope you're right. I have to believe that they have a ton of body panels, etc. ready and waiting. Fingers crossed.
I can help but think how Toyota will model what other like Ford have been doing.I have no idea. My dealer here still has no info from Toyota yet. I'm trying to not think about it until like December, but it's very difficult. I like your avatar btw!
Im a little doubtful of that. The Ford chips were I believe seat related or something. The BRZ is about as simple as a new car can get and probably doesn’t have many chips that could go uninstalled.
The only worry I would have about leaving it is a price hike.Yeah originally I was planning on trying to get one as soon as humanly possible, but I've been thinking about waiting until the first quarter of next year. I do want to see how this plays out first. Now let's see if I can have the discipline...