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      11-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #287
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What date did you place your order?
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I'm thinking of completely bailing on my order hoping 335i EB ll cars will become more available in the coming weeks. I just can't take this waiting game anymore. What do you think ?? My target market is Los Angeles..A big market??
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I'm thinking of completely bailing on my order hoping 335i EB ll cars will become more available in the coming weeks. I just can't take this waiting game anymore. What do you think ?? My target market is Los Angeles..A big market??
24 hours ago you said you were going to be patient and wait it out for your car to arrive at the end of December.

You might be in LA, but 335i cars are still rare. The chances of an EBII model just "showing up" seems slim to none, IME. You can't wait 5 more weeks for a car that's already guaranteed for you?
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I'm thinking of completely bailing on my order hoping 335i EB ll cars will become more available in the coming weeks. I just can't take this waiting game anymore. What do you think ?? My target market is Los Angeles..A big market??
i;m on board with you.....if my car doesnt make this boat on the 21st it will be end of jan at the earliest for me to get my car on the east coast....might even pick up an EBII car that my dealer has....only issue i forsee with it is that it is a x drive car and i wont need that at all when i move to california in a few months.
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i;m on board with you.....if my car doesnt make this boat on the 21st it will be end of jan at the earliest for me to get my car on the east coast....might even pick up an EBII car that my dealer has....only issue i forsee with it is that it is a x drive car and i wont need that at all when i move to california in a few months.
The difference in lease price will be minimum to have a car now.
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24 hours ago you said you were going to be patient and wait it out for your car to arrive at the end of December.

You might be in LA, but 335i cars are still rare. The chances of an EBII model just "showing up" seems slim to none, IME. You can't wait 5 more weeks for a car that's already guaranteed for you?
It's going to be 8 weeks..I'm rolling the dice.
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The difference in lease price will be minimum to have a car now.
i'm a purchase guy....

i'm not making a decision until the 22nd to see if my car got on a boat the 21st. but i'll be out of town til the 24th anyways....would be kinda nice to go from AW/Saddle to EBII
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      11-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #294
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i'm a purchase guy....

i'm not making a decision until the 22nd to see if my car got on a boat the 21st. but i'll be out of town til the 24th anyways....would be kinda nice to go from AW/Saddle to EBII
I'm a purchase guy too but with lease rates sub 3%, why buy? Buy after the lease.
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      11-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #295
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I'm a purchase guy too but with lease rates sub 3%, why buy? Buy after the lease.
dont think ill be able to keep it under 15k a year out there...especially with a 3k mile drive to get there....and i plan to refinance to 1.49
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24 hours ago you said you were going to be patient and wait it out for your car to arrive at the end of December.

You might be in LA, but 335i cars are still rare. The chances of an EBII model just "showing up" seems slim to none, IME. You can't wait 5 more weeks for a car that's already guaranteed for you?
My semi local dealer had 4 EDII F30's 2 328s and 2 335i's.. The manual sold so i ordered mine as i really dont want a auto.
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My semi local dealer had 4 EDII F30's 2 328s and 2 335i's.. The manual sold so i ordered mine as i really dont want a auto.
Two EBII 335i cars at one dealer is definitely the exception rather than the norm. Even if you stumble upon one, the odds of it being exactly what you want seem rather slim, to me. Like 8AT vs. 6MT. HK vs. standard HiFi, maybe even with/without Nav? I figure most folks looking to spend $60K on a car are going to be picky about the options, or possibly balk at $3K+ worth of additional options they hadn't original planned on getting or paying for. Or, a dealer who is stubborn on the price due to the rarity of the 335i (at this time).

Hey, I hope everyone gets their cars ASAP. Just seems like expectations weren't set right? Still, waiting a few extra weeks for something your spending $60K on, and going to have for a several years doesn't seem like that much of an inconvenience.
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      11-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #298
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i'm a purchase guy....

i'm not making a decision until the 22nd to see if my car got on a boat the 21st. but i'll be out of town til the 24th anyways....would be kinda nice to go from AW/Saddle to EBII
I dont think the system would be updated that quick. I cant remember your finish date but i am sure it was after mine on 11/06. I didn't make the 11/16 boat and i think there is someone that has an earlier finish date who didn't make it either. Even if we get on the 11/21 boat i dont think it will make it before end of year.
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      11-20-2012, 01:25 AM   #299
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^^^ Eljefe I'm in Texas too and my car has been at port since 11/14 according to my CA. You don't think we will have our cars before the end of the year?? Even if they leave 11/21 or 11/23 or 11/26?
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I find 25 EBII 335's on dealer lots nationwide according to cars.com. Most of them look to have the sport auto and be pretty decked out (premium/nav/driver assist/HK/cold weather). The dynamic handling appears less prevalent (although maybe not needed on 335i). BMW San Francisco has 3 335i's in EBII, so maybe they'll bargain with you?

If you are flexible with the AT and xdrive, I imagine you can find one relatively close (ie within 500 miles lol). If it was me, I'd really only be OK getting MORE options than I originally wanted (would hate myself if every day I asked "what if"), so it would boil down to being able to find/negotiate a price you can live with...

It seems like the real downer is the uncertainty rather than the wait, but rest assured it will eventually make it *exactly* to your spec
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i;m on board with you.....if my car doesnt make this boat on the 21st it will be end of jan at the earliest for me to get my car on the east coast....might even pick up an EBII car that my dealer has....only issue i forsee with it is that it is a x drive car and i wont need that at all when i move to california in a few months.
This is probably a pretty stupid point, but do you like to ski? If you drive to Tahoe the state can make you put chains on if you don't have AWD/4WD...not that you would take your M Sport there anyways but it's a massive PITA
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I dont think the system would be updated that quick. I cant remember your finish date but i am sure it was after mine on 11/06. I didn't make the 11/16 boat and i think there is someone that has an earlier finish date who didn't make it either. Even if we get on the 11/21 boat i dont think it will make it before end of year.
to texas probably not, but the boat is scheduled to dock in baltimore 12/27.

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This is probably a pretty stupid point, but do you like to ski? If you drive to Tahoe the state can make you put chains on if you don't have AWD/4WD...not that you would take your M Sport there anyways but it's a massive PITA
not much of a skier but the wife has an AWD Murano.
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My car is in the Paint Shop today, with an estimated completion date of tomorrow

What I don't understand: when I toured the Munich factory, all the cars (shells, really) get painted ahead of time, and put in this big bay for later use. When you order a particular color car, a robot comes and gets that color out of a holding slot, then the building process starts. The painted cars don't appear to be assigned to a VIN. Which makes sense, as these shells would be identical for all cars, save for the moonroof option. I believe the bumpers are painted separately.

So, the day before a car is ready, it appears they're finishing up electronics and interior installation. Not painting anything.
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^^^ Eljefe I'm in Texas too and my car has been at port since 11/14 according to my CA. You don't think we will have our cars before the end of the year?? Even if they leave 11/21 or 11/23 or 11/26?
Just went toand talked to my CA. looks like my car did make it on the 12/12 and is currently in transit!!!!! With this confirmation i dont mind waiting and he says he expects with before end of year.
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^^^ Letting some more time lapse and hopefully I am on a boat by the end of the month, my CA has been really good with updates so I'm not going to waste his time asking questions at this point.
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Well guys, it looks like both the WW ship Turandot and the K-line ship California Highway are both docked in Bremerhaven currently and will leave in a few hours. Both are headed for the East Coast which include stops in Brunswick, Ga which is where my care will come into the country. Both ships have a car carrying capacity well in excess of 5000 cars. I hope all of those with cars waiting at the port make either one of these boats. The K line ship makes it over a few days quicker. I scanned the satellite feed to look at the cars, I could swear I see a few Estoril blue f30s in the lot adjacent to the ships. It is difficult to see clearly though once you zoom in close. I guess we will all know within a couple days if we made either ship.
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My car is still not on a boat guess I missed the 11/21
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My car is still not on a boat guess I missed the 11/21
Me too, at least based on the phone number status. (I tried my VIN on both sites late last night as well, and no dice.)

My vehicle's been at the port for eight days now, I wonder if they're that backed up at Bremerhaven, or if there's some kind of prioritization as to which cars get on board? One poster mentioned (perhaps jokingly) that customer sold cars may be getting de-prioritized at the port so that BMW can fill the dealer channel(!)

As for me, I'm planning on doing a PCD pick-up in the first half of January and starting to get a little nervous. If I don't make the next ship, car may not arrive in time for me to keep my appointment! I wonder if their ship scheduling is so advanced that they factor that in and that's why mine hasn't yet shipped?
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