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      01-19-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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Whats your wait on your 08 M3?

I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I dident see a thread for this so i thought id make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time till you recieve your baby
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      01-19-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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I've been on the list for 6 months, and I'm #2 at Westchester BMW in NY.

I put my order in yesterday, and i believe that puts my delivery around March or April.
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      01-19-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I dident see a thread for this so i thought id make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time till you recieve your baby
Just call around. Check with out of town dealerships. If that doesn't work, go out of state. You surely are not planning to wait for the 116 people in front of you to get their cars?

I was told #15+ by a downtown Boston dealership. I called out of town dealerships and got a #4 spot.
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I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I didn't see a thread for this so i thought I'd make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time untill you recieve your baby?
I got on my dealer's list 27 months ago at #9. But, by last December I was #1. As others have said, search around. Just make sure you can get the car at MSRP without "ADP".
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      01-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I dident see a thread for this so i thought id make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time till you recieve your baby
Search around on the forum. Many threads on this topic. Use google to search the forum - it is way better, just enter some search terms then add "site:m3post.com" at the end.

This is complete crap there is no way a dealer has a wait list this long. 30-40, maybe 50 absolutely worst case scenario. He is telling you this to justify a huge price over and above MSRP. Go to another or go out of state and you will easily get a car off the lot or per your specs in 2008 if you really want it and search it out.
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Search around on the forum. Many threads on this topic. Use google to search the forum - it is way better, just enter some search terms then add "site:m3post.com" at the end.

This is complete crap there is no way a dealer has a wait list this long. 30-40, maybe 50 absolutely worst case scenario. He is telling you this to justify a huge price over and above MSRP. Go to another or go out of state and you will easily get a car off the lot or per your specs in 2008 if you really want it and search it out.

heh i wish it was a lie i checked the list fields bmw is a big dealership the ithink 9 th person ordered one in 2005
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Your sig is wrong. It should read AW 09 M3 WILL SOON BE MINEEEE

If you want an 08, I'd find a better dealer.
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heh i wish it was a lie i checked the list fields bmw is a big dealership the ithink 9 th person ordered one in 2005
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I declined getting the first sedan and am waiting for the dct, hopefully between March - June but I signed up in Utah last February
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I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I dident see a thread for this so i thought id make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time till you recieve your baby
Dude you need to go out of state or something...117? If most dealers get 1-2 allocations a month...let's say even 10 M car allocations then that would mean you'd get yours in oh what 20months or 2010! I'd jump ship on that one and find another smaller one out of state or something.

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I was told #15+ by a downtown Boston dealership. I called out of town dealerships and got a #4 spot.
A dealer around Boston?
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I was initially #1 at my local dealer and #3 at another. I got on these lists about 15 months ago. By sheer luck another dealer placed an order for me. My M is currently on order and scheduled to be built next week.

Now, I am struggling with this M-DCT issue and may very well jump on a later build. I recently passed on my #1 deal and am awaiting DCT allocation information from that dealer. I can still have the 6 speed if I choose.
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      01-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #13
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I was 30+ at my local dealer, but found one in SC that put me on #3 in June. I've since been bumped to #1 and my order was put in last week.
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Yep, a new dealership about 25 miles west of Boston in a suburb.
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Was told 23rd in my own state of Utah. Called surrounding states and found #1 position in Idaho. Nice.

Look around. It just takes a little hard work.
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Dude you need to go out of state or something...117? If most dealers get 1-2 allocations a month...let's say even 10 M car allocations then that would mean you'd get yours in oh what 20months or 2010! I'd jump ship on that one and find another smaller one out of state or something.

Good luck.
Well first of all like I posted 117 is complete BS. This is an excuse to try to rip off the OP. Secondly even an average dealership will get 4 cars per month. 100k cars/7 years/300 dealerships = 4 cars per month. This number will vary from 0 to about 20 from the smallest most remote dealer to the largest with a high demand for M3s.
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I recently was put on the wait list for my M3 im #117 on the wait list my dealer said it would take a year and a half for me to get one!!

I dident see a thread for this so i thought id make one!! What is your wait # and how long is your estimated wait time till you recieve your baby
geez man. PM me and I'll put you at #6 on our wait list.
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I'm a bit confused on the "list" thing. My dealer has 2 different list...and they have from the beginning. One for a e92 the other for a e90. I was number 23 on the e92 list, I'm number 1 on the e90 list. I just heard from my dealer friday, telling me I will have the first allocation slot for the e90 with DCT....which means I might have to be pushed back a bit. I'm wondering if all the dealerships people are talking about in the thread have one list only, which seems pretty weird to me.
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When I went to my local dealer, they only had one list, hence the reason I was 30+ ppl down. When I found the dealer in SC, my SA told me they have two lists: one for people who want to know about pricing and such, and then build the car, and another for people who put down a deposit outright.
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Wow some long waits... like others have said, just call around...
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I wasn't on a list but as soon as they started maintaining one, my dealer automatically put me at #1 assuming I'd probably want one since I ordered their first E60 M5. Since then, the list has grown fairly long but my dealer said there's been a lot of drop-outs for various reasons. The number of "sure things" with deposits is currently less than 10. I don't think they're taking deposits past that. I have since decided to pass on the first allocation since M-DKG could not be chosen and my dealer is awaiting the next allocation that will allow the 2MK option to be selected, which will be my car.
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