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      11-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Longest delivery ever? I'm at 16 weeks and still waiting for an East Coast US delivery, South African assembly. Lets see yours.
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      11-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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You win but I'm close at over 13 weeks - Germany build too.
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Longest delivery ever? I'm at 16 weeks and still waiting for an East Coast US delivery, South African assembly. Lets see yours.
You probably ordered same time as me... I ordered July 21 and car got to the port only a week ago.... The end of waiting is almost here
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      11-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Placed order 8/26 so 12 weeks already... Germany. 1-800 number said production completed and awaiting for carrier on 10/25 all the way til now. BMWUSA says "production begins" still... Talked to rep on 1800 number she said its completed. CA said car starts production on 10/24 when he emailed me 10/26... So he's pretty much no help right now... Lost... no clue where and when exactly I get my car. Want to get by end of December so I get extra $1000 off.
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      11-12-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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Placed order 8/26 so 12 weeks already... Germany. 1-800 number said production completed and awaiting for carrier on 10/25 all the way til now. BMWUSA says "production begins" still... Talked to rep on 1800 number she said its completed. CA said car starts production on 10/24 when he emailed me 10/26... So he's pretty much no help right now... Lost... no clue where and when exactly I get my car. Want to get by end of December so I get extra $1000 off.
I ordered a week after you, and have same situation here: German build, web says still in production, the 800# says awaiting release to carrier and has been that way for the last 3 weeks.

CA hasn't been much help, I'll try the 800# rep at the end of the week
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      11-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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I placed my order on June 23rd. Car arrives at the dealer hopefully Friday.
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      11-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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Wow...13-16 weeks waiting and still no car yet. Hats off to you guys for being as patient as you'll have been.
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      11-13-2012, 03:02 AM   #8
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Placed order 8/26 so 12 weeks already... Germany. 1-800 number said production completed and awaiting for carrier on 10/25 all the way til now. BMWUSA says "production begins" still... Talked to rep on 1800 number she said its completed. CA said car starts production on 10/24 when he emailed me 10/26... So he's pretty much no help right now... Lost... no clue where and when exactly I get my car. Want to get by end of December so I get extra $1000 off.
I ordered a week after you, and have same situation here: German build, web says still in production, the 800# says awaiting release to carrier and has been that way for the last 3 weeks.

CA hasn't been much help, I'll try the 800# rep at the end of the week
Please let me know what they say when you call. Where are you located? I'm in California. Maybe we will be on the same boat.
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      11-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #9
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Please let me know what they say when you call. Where are you located? I'm in California. Maybe we will be on the same boat.
I'm in Birmingham but I got the car in Columbia, MO. Port of entry is listed as Baltimore - based on what I read, I think the West Coast is served via different ships/routes

I'll give them until Friday then will talk to someone at BMWUSA
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      11-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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It's even more brutal when your CA tells you it's only going to be 6-8 weeks. That's because if they told you 4 months a lot of people wouldn't do it. This process from SA is NOT a well oiled machine...
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It's even more brutal when your CA tells you it's only going to be 6-8 weeks. That's because if they told you 4 months a lot of people wouldn't do it. This process from SA is NOT a well oiled machine...
Exactly!! CA said 10 weeks tops... Yeah right. I ordered July 14... So actually I'm at almost 18 weeks! Should I be pissed? I still want to maintain a good relationship with the dealer for obvious reasons. This is a little ridiculous.
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      11-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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It's even more brutal when your CA tells you it's only going to be 6-8 weeks. That's because if they told you 4 months a lot of people wouldn't do it. This process from SA is NOT a well oiled machine...
Exactly!! CA said 10 weeks tops... Yeah right. I ordered July 14... So actually I'm at almost 18 weeks! Should I be pissed? I still want to maintain a good relationship with the dealer for obvious reasons. This is a little ridiculous.
Ask for free or major discount on m performance parts when you take delivery to compensate for the longer than expected waited. Haha
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      11-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #13
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Ask for free or major discount on m performance parts when you take delivery to compensate for the longer than expected waited. Haha
How are they going to make up for the $1,000 BMW rebate & the $1,000 USAA rebate I'm going to lose?? There are very few EB ll 335i's around to even buy outright. If I lose these rebates, we WILL be renegotiating the price I paid.
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      11-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #14
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How are they going to make up for the $1,000 BMW rebate & the $1,000 USAA rebate I'm going to lose?? There are very few EB ll 335i's around to even buy outright. If I lose these rebates, we WILL be renegotiating the price I paid.
you can always pay for it a little early.
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      11-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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you can always pay for it a little early.
You can't do that in California according to my CA. He says it's against the law here.
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You can't do that in California according to my CA. He says it's against the law here.
run that by some of the CA dealer sponsors on here.....
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      11-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #17
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Longest delivery ever? I'm at 16 weeks and still waiting for an East Coast US delivery, South African assembly. Lets see yours.
I was 25 weeks,..longest ever @ my dealership
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      11-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
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I was 25 weeks,..longest ever @ my dealership
OMG........THAT is utterly ridiculous.
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      11-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #19
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According to BMW, after 10.5 weeks, mine is now at the dock in Germany awaiting a ship.

With only 6 weeks left in the year and the many stories here on the boards of cars sitting weeks on the dock and then more time lost at the VPC, I'm not feeling super confident that it will make it by Jan 2nd.

Time will tell.
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      11-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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I'm a patient guy, but these times of 4+ months seem utterly ridiculous to me.
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      11-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #21
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I'm a patient guy, but these times of 4+ months seem utterly ridiculous to me.
What makes me mad is that my CA keeps saying that it will take two weeks to get here. As of right now the 800 says at port of exit. I doubt that I will get if before end of year, so i might just ask my CA to search for a similar build and have him trade for it. I see others with SA builds that wait way too long at port of exit and if they have really started more production of 3 series at SA the wait might be just as worse.
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What makes me mad is that my CA keeps saying that it will take two weeks to get here. As of right now the 800 says at port of exit. I doubt that I will get if before end of year, so i might just ask my CA to search for a similar build and have him trade for it. I see others with SA builds that wait way too long at port of exit and if they have really started more production of 3 series at SA the wait might be just as worse.
Who is your dealer? If your car is not on a boat, it's minimum 4 weeks from Germany or 8 weeks from SA.
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