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      08-18-2005, 11:48 AM   #177
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Very cool to know another Californian with an E90 coming on the same boat! What dealer are you purchasing from?

Your salesman can do a "Vehicle Inquiry: Status" on the BMW internal network and give you all the following info:

VIN, Product Number, Status, Actual Production Date, Priority, Customer Name, Port Location, Destination Location, Shipping Vessel Name, Voyage Number and Bill of Lading Number along with other seemingly meaningless info.


Keep in touch.

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      08-19-2005, 11:14 AM   #178
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My car just finided production yesterday on Aug 10th. How long do you all think it will take to get. Im in Brooklyn, NY 15 minutes from NYC. Im getting impatient and I have feeling I still have a long wait ahead of me. 3 weeks? 4weeks? most likely more?

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For those of you that were interested my vehicle was on the MEDEA it left on the 15th so im assuming there is a 2 day lag over the phone when it ships and a 3day lag on the Owners Cirlce Website. Cargo tracking for Wallenius Wilhelmsen took 3-4 days for it to register on there website. My 330i will be at port on the 26th. If you search by Vessel on Wallenius Wilhelmsen it shows you all of its stops and when it arrives and departs at each location.

SO WHEN DO YOU THINK I WILL GET MY CAR?? Im in Brooklyn, NY 20 minutes from NYC? You think i will get it by September 1st??

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      08-20-2005, 01:57 PM   #179
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Mine is on Jingu Maru, arriving to NY on 8/24, I can actually see its exact position on sailwx.info, pretty cool !
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      08-21-2005, 05:11 PM   #180
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Alright! Finally confirmed that I am on the Marina Ace!!! Dealer told me it should be at VPC around 9/10 or so!!!

Man...I can't wait. I still have not been able to figure out how to track the vessel...none of the sites listed on this board have it. Damn NYK!! makes things so difficult.

Well...cheers to counting down the days to 9/17...target time to take delivery!
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      08-21-2005, 07:13 PM   #181
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Finally!

I'm in the lobby of the Greenville Marriott in Greenville SC while my wife puts our son to bed. Tomorrow I'll be on the race-track at the Performance Center before picking up my new 325! They are going to spend 2 hours going over my vehicle with me, 2 hours on the race-track (I hope - it sounds too good to be true) and a tour of the factory. Very excited.
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      08-21-2005, 07:29 PM   #182
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Looks like we'll both be taking delivery on about the same day!

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      08-22-2005, 11:50 AM   #183
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How long does it take to get the Production Week Number? I put in my order Tuesday and I got the tracking number on Saturday.
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I'm in the lobby of the Greenville Marriott in Greenville SC while my wife puts our son to bed. Tomorrow I'll be on the race-track at the Performance Center before picking up my new 325! They are going to spend 2 hours going over my vehicle with me, 2 hours on the race-track (I hope - it sounds too good to be true) and a tour of the factory. Very excited.
Cool!!
Post back with your thoughts, as my wife and I will be there on Monday the 29th for delivery of her new 330i.
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      08-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #185
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July 7 - Order placed with BMW.

July 8 - Order shows up in BMW Owner's Circle but as the wrong color, as mentioned in the Ultimate Order Tracking Guide. My order was substituted for another vehicle the dealer had on order. Calls placed to the 800 number say that my vehicle is on order.

July 10 - The proper color is now listed in Owner's Circle with it still listed as on order. The 800 number now says that it is scheduled for production with no production date.

July 21 - Vehicle is in production with a scheduled completion date of July 28th.

July 26 - Vehicle in the paint shop with scheduled completion date of 7/28.

July 28 - Vehicle completed production and released to a carrier for transport to port of exit.

July 29 - Vehicle being transported to port of exit. Also, I've noticed my VIN is now available on Owner's Circle under review order detail.

July 30 - Vehicle at port awaiting shipping vessel.

August 5 - Vehicle in transit according to the 800 number. OC says awaiting transport. Called BMW NA for details. They said it was on it's way to the port. Decided to check my VIN on the W&W website and it turns out that it did get on the Aida on August 3rd.

August 17 - The Aida has docked in Charleston and my E90 was discharged according to the W&W cargo tracking website. Their website had this information less than an hour after the event actually had occurred. BMWNA 800 number still lists vehicle in transit.

August 20 - OC website lists my E90 at the VPC in South Carolina. BMWNA 800 number still lists it as in transit.

August 22 - OC says my E90 is at the dealership! That was quick. 5 days from getting off the ship to my local dealership. 800 number still says vehicle in transit. So early on, the 800 number was more up to date, but once the car reached US soil, OC was more accurate.

August 23 - Picking up today at 4. Total number of days: 47 So almost 7 weeks.
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      08-23-2005, 05:53 PM   #186
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July 8 - Order shows up in BMW Owner's Circle but as the wrong color, as mentioned in the Ultimate Order Tracking Guide. My order was substituted for another vehicle the dealer had on order. Calls placed to the 800 number say that my vehicle is on order.
Did it also list the production week number at that time? And if so, where? I am wondering if maybe I am missing something because mine is not listed and I placed my order a week ago.
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      08-24-2005, 04:11 AM   #187
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my 330 might be on the same boat as you guys....left the port around the 16th or 17th...unless another one left around the same time.
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      08-24-2005, 11:56 AM   #188
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GUYS, I AM NEW AT THIS SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND SOMETHING:
MY DEALER IS LOCATED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. WHEN MY CAR IS SHIPPED TO THE U.S IS IT SHIPPED FROM BREMERHAVEN TO CHARLSTON S.C OR BREMERHAVEN TO BALTIMORE M.D?

THE 800 # HAS BEEN TELLING ME THAT THE CAR IS AWAITING SHIPMENT FOR THE PAST WEEK AND IT'S GETTING FRUSTRATING

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      08-24-2005, 01:07 PM   #189
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GUYS, I AM NEW AT THIS SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND SOMETHING:
MY DEALER IS LOCATED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. WHEN MY CAR IS SHIPPED TO THE U.S IS IT SHIPPED FROM BREMERHAVEN TO CHARLSTON S.C OR BREMERHAVEN TO BALTIMORE M.D?

THE 800 # HAS BEEN TELLING ME THAT THE CAR IS AWAITING SHIPMENT FOR THE PAST WEEK AND IT'S GETTING FRUSTRATING

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Your car will come into port in NYC. It can take up to 10 days or so for the status to change from awaitng shipping vessel.
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      08-24-2005, 01:55 PM   #190
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Cool, three of us on the Marina Ace now!
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      08-24-2005, 02:54 PM   #191
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Congrats! Your car will be very similar to mine! Congrats...yes, now there are 3 on that vessel! wooohooo...man, waiting is terrible. Where in Cali are you??

well...cheers...and let us know if you get any further details on status of our vessel...

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im in the south coast metro area in orange county.
if i find out anything on the marina ace i will surely pass it on, like you guys i havent had much luck.
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      08-24-2005, 04:09 PM   #193
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Did it also list the production week number at that time? And if so, where? I am wondering if maybe I am missing something because mine is not listed and I placed my order a week ago.
I never did get a production week number from the 800 number or OC. Maybe a call to your dealership or BMW NA can get you that information.
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      08-24-2005, 04:12 PM   #194
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GUYS, I AM NEW AT THIS SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND SOMETHING:
MY DEALER IS LOCATED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. WHEN MY CAR IS SHIPPED TO THE U.S IS IT SHIPPED FROM BREMERHAVEN TO CHARLSTON S.C OR BREMERHAVEN TO BALTIMORE M.D?

THE 800 # HAS BEEN TELLING ME THAT THE CAR IS AWAITING SHIPMENT FOR THE PAST WEEK AND IT'S GETTING FRUSTRATING

BEST REGARDS,
Have you checked the W&W website and entered you VIN in their tracking system? BMW had my car still at the port for a couple of days after it had already sailed. Also, once it shows up on W&W's website, it will tell you where it will land in the US. Good Luck!
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      08-24-2005, 06:08 PM   #195
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I think mine is on the Marina Ace, too! Dealer gave me the same arrival time as you all. I am very anxious...it was supposed to be here around the 6th.
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      08-24-2005, 06:46 PM   #196
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Hello all,

I ordered my 325 yesterday. The dealer said that it has an early September production slot. When do you think it would show up on the Owner's Circle site (or the 800 number)? Right now it just says on order with no scheduled production date.

Also, I got it from a dealership in Columbus, Ohio. Would it be processed at the VPC in NJ?

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      08-24-2005, 07:22 PM   #197
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Hello all,

I ordered my 325 yesterday. The dealer said that it has an early September production slot. When do you think it would show up on the Owner's Circle site (or the 800 number)? Right now it just says on order with no scheduled production date.

Also, I got it from a dealership in Columbus, Ohio. Would it be processed at the VPC in NJ?

Thanks in advance!

Chris
My early July order took 2 weeks to be scheduled for production. Also, I've seen Cincinnati deliveries go through Charleston, but haven't seen any Columbus E90's yet. Once your E90 gets on a ship, the W&W tracking page will tell you where it's getting off the boat.
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      08-26-2005, 03:17 PM   #198
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For anyone interested on West Coast, mine was shipped on Capricornus Leader to Hueneme (arrived at the port on 8/19). It came to the dealer yesterday (8/25). 19th was Friday night also... I'm picking mine up in 2 hours !!!!!

So not counting the weekend, it took 4 days for the car to be unloaded, through Prep Center, then driven to Northern Cal. Pretty fast!
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