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      09-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #133
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Thanks! Just updated the main post with my info. Guess that makes me PW37... been waiting a while to do that edit! lol
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      09-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #134
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Questions for everyone who recently went through this:

1. About how long did production take (1? 2 weeks?)
2. From end of production, about how long until ready for pickup?

Trying to figure things out so I can time the selling of my car... I want to minimize the amount of time I'll be stuck in a rented Aveo...
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      09-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #135
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Questions for everyone who recently went through this:

1. About how long did production take (1? 2 weeks?)
2. From end of production, about how long until ready for pickup?

Trying to figure things out so I can time the selling of my car... I want to minimize the amount of time I'll be stuck in a rented Aveo...
My car started production on the 7th and is still on schedule to be completed on the 16th (today).

At least for the east coast, it takes a minimum of four weeks after end of production to make it to the dealer (my '09 made it in exactly four weeks). Like other people have already stated, it might take longer due to many different factors such as when it finally gets loaded on to a ship, if any damage is done during transport, and how many cars need to be prep'd at the VDC/VPC before it can be released for transport to your dealer. I've been pretty lucky with all of my cars (3 BMWs, 1 Mini) - 4-5 weeks from end of production to pickup at dealership.
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      09-16-2011, 08:57 AM   #136
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1. About how long did production take (1? 2 weeks?)
About 1 week.

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2. From end of production, about how long until ready for pickup?
Anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on a number of factors. I'd say that 5-6 weeks is around average.
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      09-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #137
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Wow, that's a long shipping time. I've got to get it on the W coast, so I'm going to assume it's the longer of those 2 numbers (6-8).

I'm assuming that the time consists of the period sitting at the docks and the period sitting on the boat. I'd imagine VPC and VPC-to-dealer won't be much as the port isn't really far from here (I'm by LA).

I'd like to budget about a month to try to sell my car before falling back on trading it in... so sounds like I'll have about 4 weeks if I start when the ship leaves Germany?
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      09-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #138
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I'm assuming that the time consists of the period sitting at the docks and the period sitting on the boat. I'd imagine VPC and VPC-to-dealer won't be much as the port isn't really far from here (I'm by LA).
Factory -> ship: 1-2 weeks
Ship -> US: 2-3 weeks (depends on east coast vs west coast)
US port -> dealer: 1-2 weeks (depends on unloading, customs, prep)
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      09-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #139
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To be safe, I think we are looking at 6-8 weeks from the time it leaves Germany.
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      09-16-2011, 12:51 PM   #140
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Ha ha, and now we see why people generally prefer to buy their car right off the lot - instant gratification! lol

I wanted to make sure I had every option on my list, however, and the though of buying a car that's been "test driven" - especially after knowing what the SAs tell me to do when I'm taking a test drive - was too much for me to take. I want no test drives on my car, period.
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      09-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #141
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I just checked my car using BMW site, and it shows production begins, but 800 # still telling me no confirmed production date yet.. anyone know whats happening? my dealer told me my car should be PW 41..They start early for me?
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      09-16-2011, 04:40 PM   #142
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I just checked my car using BMW site, and it shows production begins, but 800 # still telling me no confirmed production date yet.. anyone know whats happening? my dealer told me my car should be PW 41..They start early for me?
The different places to check your status are usually out of sync with each other.

This morning and yesterday I had...

Website: Order documented
Phone (computer): no confirmed production date
Phone (person): production started

2 of the 3 are off.

Now I have...

Website: Production begins
Phone (computer): no confirmed production date
Phone (person): production started

1 of the 3 is off.

Eventually, the phone system will update.

If 1 of the 3 says you're actually in production, then I'd probably believe it. When I ordered my last car it started production about a month early - guess they found a better allocation or something.
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The different places to check your status are usually out of sync with each other.

This morning and yesterday I had...

Website: Order documented
Phone (computer): no confirmed production date
Phone (person): production started

2 of the 3 are off.

Now I have...

Website: Production begins
Phone (computer): no confirmed production date
Phone (person): production started

1 of the 3 is off.

Eventually, the phone system will update.

If 1 of the 3 says you're actually in production, then I'd probably believe it. When I ordered my last car it started production about a month early - guess they found a better allocation or something.
HAHAHA~~Im sooooo happy~~so i should get my car before the snow come~
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      09-16-2011, 04:52 PM   #144
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HAHAHA~~Im sooooo happy~~so i should get my car before the snow come~
Most likely. Since we started about the same time, I'd estimate that we'd have our cars mid to late Nov.
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My MW e92 M3 finished production today
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My MW e92 M3 finished production today
Woot! Congrats!
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Woot! Congrats!
Thanks! Now the wait continues...

Glad to see your car finally started production given all of the trouble you went thru getting info out of your dealer
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That's great!
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Most likely. Since we started about the same time, I'd estimate that we'd have our cars mid to late Nov.
HAHA~ and we have same color~ i got RED/black/Black for the intr~ wt r urs?
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Thanks! Now the wait continues...

Glad to see your car finally started production given all of the trouble you went thru getting info out of your dealer
Haha yep, but this wait is a lot better... No sitting in the dark. Still gonna be a ling wait though!

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HAHA~ and we have same color~ i got RED/black/Black for the intr~ wt r urs?
SSII outside, and all black interior
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Update - PW37 - Cars in status 150. Estimated completion 9/21.
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I have the same completion date as well
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I have the same completion date as well
Congrats guys - it will be Wed before you know it!

I think there's a good chance my car will be sharing a ship ride to the U.S. (east coast) with at least one of you. Still trying to find out when my car starts its journey as well as the ship's name.
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Congrats guys - it will be Wed before you know it!

I think there's a good chance my car will be sharing a ship ride to the U.S. (east coast) with at least one of you. Still trying to find out when my car starts its journey as well as the ship's name.
Thanks! It will be great if the cars get shipped this week
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