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Hey everyone,

Looking to purchase a Carnival SX for my family which is about to grow later this year. Some dealers I have spoken to say we can absolutely place an order for an SX, and it will take 10-16 weeks to take delivery based on recent history. Others are saying Kia isn't even producing any SX's at the moment due to the chip shortage and are taking nonrefundable deposits with the intent to hold consumers "hostage" only to offer a lower end model later on. The associate I have been speaking to says they have placed a few orders recently and seems like an honest guy, but you never know. Any input or tips on how to protect myself should I proceed with the order? Thanks!
 

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Find a dealer that offers a fully refundable deposit for factory orders and make sure they honor MSRP. They will still try to tack on some bogus dealer "fees" before you take delivery, but it should still be less than the $5-10k markup others are seeing. Just be patient if you go this route as I don't know that anyone who has placed an order for a Carnival in 2021 has actually received it yet. I'm not saying this as fact, but anecdotally.
 

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Hey everyone,

Looking to purchase a Carnival SX for my family which is about to grow later this year. Some dealers I have spoken to say we can absolutely place an order for an SX, and it will take 10-16 weeks to take delivery based on recent history. Others are saying Kia isn't even producing any SX's at the moment due to the chip shortage and are taking nonrefundable deposits with the intent to hold consumers "hostage" only to offer a lower end model later on. The associate I have been speaking to says they have placed a few orders recently and seems like an honest guy, but you never know. Any input or tips on how to protect myself should I proceed with the order? Thanks!
Any deposit, place on a credit card, preferably one that you have a good relationship with for fraud protection. Unless you specifically sign a contract that you are placing a non refundable deposit without exclusions, you should be able to get your money back in the event of non delivery of goods or services.
 
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