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      11-13-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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For all those waiting for cars wondering what happens at VPC/VDC.

Here's some extra reading material for those anxiously waiting for their cars. Explains what happens when cars are unloaded off the boats to the VPC/VDC.

http://www.m3post.com/vpc/index.asp.htm
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      11-15-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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nice info
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      11-26-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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I second that motion. Very nice photos and captions.
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      12-08-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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Very informative ! I got my 330 I 2 weeks ago. It was spotless !

I 'm a slow lerner, so I take the manuals with me . This car cannot be compared to a $33,000 loaded Maxima, Camary etc. This is a special car !

I am glad that I spent the extra $7000. This car blows away every car that I ever owned.

Worth the wait too !
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      12-08-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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Here's some extra reading material for those anxiously waiting for their cars. Explains what happens when cars are unloaded off the boats to the VPC/VDC.

http://www.e90post.com/vpc/index.asp.htm
awesome ! Thanks for the info
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      10-18-2006, 09:05 PM   #6
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That was a great read up, thanks!
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      11-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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"If the car suffers damage in excess of 3% of it's value it has to be disclosed to the dealer. As I understand it, if BMW replaced the engine in your car at the VDC, that would not have to be disclosed to the dealer. This is because all BMW parts are being used and installed to BMW spec. However, repaired body damage (something on the order of the MINI's roof, not like a replaced bumper cover) would be declared to the dealer."

"Just because they were trying to repair a car doesn't mean it was going to be sent out to a customer. The repair still has to be inspected afterwards and get approval that it meets BMW's specifications. So we really don't know what the future holds for that MINI with the crushed/repaired roof. The people I spoke with at the VPC took a lot of pride in the quality of their work and the finished product and were adamant that if a car couldn't meet spec it would be scrapped (we were talking about cars with frame damage at the time)."

Ok so...the poor customer who ordered this vehicle has to wait another months to get his/her car from Europe?!
At first, I thought customer still gets the messed up vehicle from the accident but then when I read the second part, I was relieved that the vehicle doesn't sent to the customer.

It was very interesting. Thank you.
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      11-12-2006, 11:10 PM   #8
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Good post
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      11-13-2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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Very Informative J !
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      08-03-2007, 07:31 AM   #10
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"One of the perks of working at the VDC is that each of the 84 employees gets a free BMW lease (3, 5, x3, x5, z4, MINI). They are able to wrack up 15,000 miles on the car then return it for a new one. They can get multiple cars per year."

That's F**king Awesome!!!
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      10-26-2007, 09:36 PM   #11
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repost. I think that was from an autospies articles a few years ago. time flies...
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      01-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #12
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Very informative source, thanks for posting!
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      03-14-2008, 09:41 AM   #13
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Time through VPC

It says two days through at the quickest, but mine went in at midnight and was done by 11:28 pm same day.
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      03-14-2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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      04-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #15
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Mine went in VPC on monday morning and arrived at dealer on tuesday afternoon.
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Mine went in VPC on monday morning and arrived at dealer on tuesday afternoon.

Did your CA put a high priority on it? How far was your dealer from the VPC?
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      04-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #17
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Did your CA put a high priority on it? How far was your dealer from the VPC?
Nope, just lucky I guess. Its about 300+ miles.
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      04-21-2008, 05:35 PM   #18
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thanks for info ill try to remember that when my cars order gets that far
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      04-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #19
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There are three VPC : NJ VPC, SC VPC and CA VPC.
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      11-28-2009, 04:07 PM   #20
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This was excellent info.
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      11-29-2009, 12:01 AM   #21
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"One of the perks of working at the VDC is that each of the 84 employees gets a free BMW lease (3, 5, x3, x5, z4, MINI). They are able to wrack up 15,000 miles on the car then return it for a new one. They can get multiple cars per year."

That's F**king Awesome!!!
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Interesting, but somewhat dated.
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