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      03-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #155
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For those who are just starting the process, here's my timeline so far, based partly on the not-exactly-accurate 800#/internet tracking system...

328i Sport line, sport auto transmisison
Ordered 2/25
In production (according to website) sometime the week after
In paint shop (according to phone) 3/6
Production completed 3/8
Arrived at port 3/12
En route to US 3/17 (confirmed 3/20)
Arrived in US 4/1 (confirmed 4/3)

Should be able to pick up a day or two after Easter. So total wait time looks to be right at 6 weeks.

Hope this helps your anxiety or stokes your anticipation, whatever your preference!

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      03-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #156
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YIPPEE!!!
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      03-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #157
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Me Too!!

Happy Ending time! Hope to be at dealership tomorrow and pickup this weekend in Atlanta!
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      03-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #158
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Man you guys are so lucky!!! I'm still like a month away!
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      03-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #159
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Happy Ending time! Hope to be at dealership tomorrow and pickup this weekend in Atlanta!
Nice - I'm 6 days out on the ship an then probably another few to get to my dealer (70 miles from port)
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      03-21-2012, 10:51 PM   #160
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When Oh When will I catch a boat...
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      03-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #161
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When Oh When will I catch a boat...
Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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      03-22-2012, 12:23 AM   #162
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Sure and then you jinx his ship

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      03-22-2012, 08:51 AM   #163
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
haha thanks. i've got fingers and toes crossed.
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Theres a ship that left today that i have no idea if I made it on. Chances are no
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      03-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #165
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When Oh When will I catch a boat...
Just out of curiosity, what does it say when you call the phone #? I know you and I are both PCD with delivery dates around the same time, with similar vehicles. I've been at the status of "vehicle released to carrier and is waiting transit to the port" for 3 days now. Are you already at the port waiting for a ship or is your car parked next to mine in Munich still waiting for a truck?
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Just out of curiosity, what does it say when you call the phone #? I know you and I are both PCD with delivery dates around the same time, with similar vehicles. I've been at the status of "vehicle released to carrier and is waiting transit to the port" for 3 days now. Are you already at the port waiting for a ship or is your car parked next to mine in Munich still waiting for a truck?
Mine says the same thing. I happen to have an awesome CA who checks a couple times a day and tells me any updates. He says I'm still waiting for a boat. :/ I would imagine we will both be on the same boat.
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Mine says the same thing. I happen to have an awesome CA who checks a couple times a day and tells me any updates. He says I'm still waiting for a boat. :/ I would imagine we will both be on the same boat.
Luckyyyyy. I'm assuming I am on my way to the port. Waiting to hear back from my CA
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It seems that cars ordered from usa are being taken in production very quickly afterwards.

Cars ordered in Europe (netherlands) usually take 3-4 months prior to delivery.

My new 3 series was ordered mid feb , will go in production beginning of april and delivery beginning of may. Without any shipment overseas. Just from germany to holland by roadtruck.

Interesting to see that USA orders get priority in production over european orders.

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It seems that cars ordered from usa are being taken in production very quickly afterwards.

Cars ordered in Europe (netherlands) usually take 3-4 months prior to delivery.

My new 3 series was ordered mid feb , will go in production beginning of april and delivery beginning of may. Without any shipment overseas. Just from germany to holland by roadtruck.

Interesting to see that USA orders get priority in production over european orders.

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And indeed ... At a lower price in USA.

Mooi is dat!

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Mine says the same thing. I happen to have an awesome CA who checks a couple times a day and tells me any updates. He says I'm still waiting for a boat. :/ I would imagine we will both be on the same boat.
At the port waiting for a ship as well. I bet all of our cars are at the port together waiting for a ride to the east coast. My CA says the car arrived at the port on 3/18, was hoping to get on the Florida.
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Hallelujah! Called the BMW NA phone number for about the 70th time in the last week and my status has changed to "your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit." So I'm officially leaving Munich... now to the port and onto a ship!
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Ok.. so for fun I just called the 1-800 number and I seem to have received a new status...

"Your vehicle is at the port, awaiting a shipping vessel"

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ehmmmm it was on it's way (the phone also stated this before), it arrived in CA yesterday and now back to this? I soooo hope it means I am in port for shipment to HI but, idk, it seems too fast lol.. but, if so, it would be awesome though lol
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my vehicle is waiting for carrier waiting for transport to port of entry now

seems like website and toll free number for me are pretty much in sync for me now, website says production ended an is ready to ship
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Ok.. so for fun I just called the 1-800 number and I seem to have received a new status...

"Your vehicle is at the port, awaiting a shipping vessel"

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ehmmmm it was on it's way (the phone also stated this before), it arrived in CA yesterday and now back to this? I soooo hope it means I am in port for shipment to HI but, idk, it seems too fast lol.. but, if so, it would be awesome though lol
No no no svache - you're over analyzing - what this means is your CA was wrong, you never got on the Tortugas, and now your bird shit covered car that's been in Germany at the port for a month is hoping to catch the next wave here. :P
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By the way, I just called the 800 number and it said 'your vehicle is a few days from arrival - please pass our apologies to svache for our huge mixup'

How weird - how did their system know that I could pass you a message?!?!?!?
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