F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > 3 and 4 Series Ordering / Pricing / Order Tracking Forum (and European Delivery) > South Africa order experiences?
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #111
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
not looking good for me...any chance my car could complete production 11/13 and get on the Victorious Ace departing 11/16 headed to Baltimore?
A 11/16 departure leaving SA PLUS 45 days ( to Cali) arrives 12/31 and that's port to port right? Not port to dealer? It looks unlikely my car gets here by EOY. I'll just pay for it or finance it before 12/31 and be done with it.

Maybe we can pay the boat captain a little extra to haul ass over here ????
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #112
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by azzurro View Post
A 11/16 departure leaving SA PLUS 45 days ( to Cali) arrives 12/31 and that's port to port right? Not port to dealer? It looks unlikely my car gets here by EOY. I'll just pay for it or finance it before 12/31 and be done with it.

Maybe we can pay the boat captain a little extra to haul ass over here ????
I'm on the east coast so I don't know how it would play out.
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #113
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

so is it possible to get from the factory and on a boat within 3 days?
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #114
claykin
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

Posts: 1,878
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
so is it possible to get from the factory and on a boat within 3 days?
Unlikely.
claykin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #115
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Unlikely.


next ship after that isnt until 12/15 and goes through Germany.
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #116
claykin
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

Posts: 1,878
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post


next ship after that isnt until 12/15 and goes through Germany.
Well, I sure hope I am incorrect and they hustle and get it on the ship for you. Would be nice. 3 days is tight. Car has to be loaded at facxtory. They wait for other cars before transporting to port of Durban. Then its offloaded, paperwork, etc.. And that assumes ship has space for your car.

Good luck. Let us know.
claykin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #117
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Well, I sure hope I am incorrect and they hustle and get it on the ship for you. Would be nice. 3 days is tight. Car has to be loaded at facxtory. They wait for other cars before transporting to port of Durban. Then its offloaded, paperwork, etc.. And that assumes ship has space for your car.

Good luck. Let us know.
maybe my car will be completed before the 11/13...it went into production 11/2.....doubt that it matters but it has been marked priority 1
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #118
claykin
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

Posts: 1,878
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
maybe my car will be completed before the 11/13...it went into production 11/2.....doubt that it matters but it has been marked priority 1
Production means 150 status. What really matters is when it hits 151+ status. This means VIN is assigned and its rolling down the line. Once it hits 151 the car should be completed in 3 days or so. Check with your CA for actual status update. CA dealer system will also have an estimated production start date and finish date.

Priority 1 is normal for all "customer sold" custom orders.
claykin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #119
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Production means 150 status. What really matters is when it hits 151+ status. This means VIN is assigned and its rolling down the line. Once it hits 151 the car should be completed in 3 days or so. Check with your CA for actual status update. CA dealer system will also have an estimated production start date and finish date.

Priority 1 is normal for all "customer sold" custom orders.
My CA sent me a VIN on 11/6....

Edit: asked my CA about status today and she still said 150 even though I got a vin 2 days ago....that sound right at all?

The 800 number bumped my estimated completion date up to 11/12 though

Last edited by ianturner; 11-08-2012 at 12:53 PM.
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #120
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

looks like the swift ace is scheduled to leave durban 11/21 going to bremerhaven 12/14 and if it stays on that boat it arrives in baltimore 12/27....hoping i can at least make that ship and stay on board for the journey to balt.
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #121
jeffc42
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Santa Clara, CA

Posts: 33
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
looks like the swift ace is scheduled to leave durban 11/21 going to bremerhaven 12/14 and if it stays on that boat it arrives in baltimore 12/27....hoping i can at least make that ship and stay on board for the journey to balt.
And it will arrive at Port Hueneme on Jan 14, which would be consistent with an end-of-Jan delivery for me. But it has to get on that boat first My car is currently in the body shop according to the 800 number.
jeffc42 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 08:27 PM   #122
jeffc42
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Santa Clara, CA

Posts: 33
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by azzurro View Post
A 11/16 departure leaving SA PLUS 45 days ( to Cali) arrives 12/31 and that's port to port right? Not port to dealer? It looks unlikely my car gets here by EOY. I'll just pay for it or finance it before 12/31 and be done with it.

Maybe we can pay the boat captain a little extra to haul ass over here ????
I just checked the schedule for Victorious Ace and it will not visit any ports on the Pacific coast.
jeffc42 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #123
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffc42 View Post
I just checked the schedule for Victorious Ace and it will not visit any ports on the Pacific coast.
So we're not getting our cars until the end of January?? There is no other possible way we might be on another ship? My build is supposed to be done 11/12 or so. It sucks we'll have to wait another TWO MONTHS????

I LOVE this car and the color and will no doubt be psyched to be driving it someday but I can tell you there is no freaking way I'll EVER order another car. I know myself and I just don't have the patience for it.
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #124
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,527
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by azzurro View Post
So we're not getting our cars until the end of January?? There is no other possible way we might be on another ship? My build is supposed to be done 11/12 or so. It sucks we'll have to wait another TWO MONTHS????

I LOVE this car and the color and will no doubt be psyched to be driving it someday but I can tell you there is no freaking way I'll EVER order another car. I know myself and I just don't have the patience for it.
Next time, do European Delivery. At least you'll get to enjoy your car for a while right after they build it.
__________________
SamS is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #125
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffc42 View Post
And it will arrive at Port Hueneme on Jan 14, which would be consistent with an end-of-Jan delivery for me. But it has to get on that boat first My car is currently in the body shop according to the 800 number.
the automation tells you where it is in the process other than your vehicle is in production? i tried talking to a person and they said they didnt know anything other than it went into production

edit: just got clarification from the person i got transferred to...i have had a vin for a few days but apparently my car hasn't even hit 151 and the body shop yet....but it says it will be completed by the 12th, so i'm guessing it starts the process tomorrow.

Last edited by ianturner; 11-08-2012 at 09:03 PM.
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #126
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamS View Post
Next time, do European Delivery. At least you'll get to enjoy your car for a while right after they build it.
I would have done that but I have a new job and don't have the time, have been to Europe numerous times and my ED would have been during winter in Germany when the weather is terrible.

I was in Italy last Jan/Feb during the coldest winter in 30 years and vowed I'd never go again to Europe during the winter. Winters in So Cal are more my speed. Someday I will do ED but it just didn't work out this time. My wife is looking for a new vehicle so maybe I can talk her into a car where we can do ED during the summer.
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #127
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,527
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by azzurro View Post
I would have done that but I have a new job and don't have the time, have been to Europe numerous times and my ED would have been during winter in Germany when the weather is terrible.

I was in Italy last Jan/Feb during the coldest winter in 30 years and vowed I'd never go again to Europe during the winter. Winters in So Cal are more my speed. Someday I will do ED but it just didn't work out this time. My wife is looking for a new vehicle so maybe I can talk her into a car where we can do ED during the summer.
Do it. Even though I went last year, my wife was begging me to take her back for my new AH3. Just had another baby last week, which is not conducive to world-travelling
__________________
SamS is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #128
claykin
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

Posts: 1,878
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamS View Post
Do it. Even though I went last year, my wife was begging me to take her back for my new AH3. Just had another baby last week, which is not conducive to world-travelling
You just had a baby last week and your wife is begging to travel to Europe in the coming weeks?

BTW, congrats on your baby. Enjoy. They are a bundle of fun.
claykin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #129
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,527
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
You just had a baby last week and your wife is begging to travel to Europe in the coming weeks?

BTW, congrats on your baby. Enjoy. They are a bundle of fun.
Thanks Technically she was begging me to go back before she gave birth last week

Last year, we took our 11 month old daughter to Europe for 12 days for ED. Now that took quite a bit of effort. Taking two little ones... this time I had to put my foot down
__________________
SamS is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #130
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post


next ship after that isnt until 12/15 and goes through Germany.
If this is true this means my car will be sitting around for an entire MONTH waiting to get on a boat???? That doesn't sound very efficient to me. Maybe they will SHOCK me & get it on this months ship.
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #131
ianturner
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DE

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by azzurro View Post
If this is true this means my car will be sitting around for an entire MONTH waiting to get on a boat???? That doesn't sound very efficient to me. Maybe they will SHOCK me & get it on this months ship.
i think the swift ace is going to be our boat......
ianturner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #132
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
i think the swift ace is going to be our boat......
I just have to except the fact I'm not going to get it until mid January. That's the way it goes I guess.
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST