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      11-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #133
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The next boat picking up in Germany is on 11/16? My car has been sitting at port for about 10 days now
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My car should be completed tomorrow but I doubt I make the 11/16 boat out of Germany would be nice though...
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Got my VIN today, car finishes up 11/21. More reason the celebrate Thanksgiving this year!
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My car in is production with status 152. How long does production take?
It varies but about a week. My car expected completion is 11/15. I'm hoping it's gets completed before that so I can catch the 11/16 boat. It would just be my luck if it doesn't. My production didn't start for 27 days...
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It varies but about a week. My car expected completion is 11/15. I'm hoping it's gets completed before that so I can catch the 11/16 boat. It would just be my luck if it doesn't. My production didn't start for 27 days...
i think 11/21 is going to be our boat
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It varies but about a week. My car expected completion is 11/15. I'm hoping it's gets completed before that so I can catch the 11/16 boat. It would just be my luck if it doesn't. My production didn't start for 27 days...
Not that it cannot happen but if you are going to finish on 11/15 it will be very difficult to get on the 11/16 boat. I am a little mad as yesterday the system said my car was at pot and today it says that it is being transported to port. Hopefully it is just a glitch and my car is at port.
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Not that it cannot happen but if you are going to finish on 11/15 it will be very difficult to get on the 11/16 boat. I am a little mad as yesterday the system said my car was at pot and today it says that it is being transported to port. Hopefully it is just a glitch and my car is at port.
according to the system my car has been in the body shop for 3 days with production scheduled to complete 2 days ago....
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The Poseidon Leader just rounded Jamaica. Should be right on time to Panama.
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      11-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #141
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The Poseidon Leader just rounded Jamaica. Should be right on time to Panama.
Hell yeah! I just saw this too. So far the most up to date info I can find is from this URL:

http://myship.com/imo/9335965/POSEIDON-LEADER#
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      11-12-2012, 12:42 PM   #142
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Well I just found out my car is on the Asian King estimated to arrive in Baltimore on 11/23.
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Hey all,

First time buying a new car, let alone ordering one, and I have a couple questions.

Just ordered a new 335i xdrive, and my CA dealer traded for a German build he states starts production on 11/19. I'm hoping to receive the car by new years, as I'm starting my first job. The CA seems to think the car could be here by mid-december and will definitely be here by new years. I'd venture to say I don't have much faith in him based on some hiccups in pricing and reluctance to get back to me in a timely manner... The BMWUSA website states that the order is still processing and tells me nothing more

Any ideas on a best/worst case timeline for this?

As a side note, I'm starting work at Ford R&D, so I suppose I could always buy a used Ford DD considering the 30 MI commute into Detroit...also don't want to get *&#$ from my coworkers for driving a better car

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Just found out I should be in port (Maryland) on 11/15. So I'm probably looking at an early December delivery considering customs, port installed accessories, transport to nNJ, and finally coding and other dealership whatnots.
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Any ideas on a best/worst case timeline for this?

Thanks!
It takes about two months, so you're probably out of luck. Use the 1-800 number as the site is completely useless in terms of accuracy.
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      11-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #146
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I think you're CA ay be a bit optimistic in his timeline. Seems like most folks expect about 8 weeks. I'm just basing that on forum reading. No hard stats or nothing. My order was placed on 10/8, production finished 10/18 and delivery from Germany to Oxnard, CA has an ETA of 11/21. It will be at the VPC for a week (could be shorter or longer) then hauled to my dealer in San Diego. So for me I think the 7-8 weeks from start to finish. I hope this helps.

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I think you're CA ay be a bit optimistic in his timeline. Seems like most folks expect about 8 weeks. I'm just basing that on forum reading. No hard stats or nothing. My order was placed on 10/8, production finished 10/18 and delivery from Germany to Ontario has an ETA of 11/21. It will be at the VPC for a week (could be shorter or longer) then hauled to my dealer in San Diego. So for me I think the 7-8 weeks from start to finish. I hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply, this seems more inline with what I'm thinking.

If it makes a difference, I'm picking it up in SE Michigan, so possibly less time in transit across the country. FWIW the CA said that recently someone picked up their car 5 days after it finished production It's pretty clear that the CA wants to sell the car more than anything, just wish he was more transparent with things...
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      11-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #148
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On her first leg, the Poseidon Leader (the ship my car is on) came out of Bremerhaven, Germany and made port on 11/8 at Brunswick, GA. I believe there is a BMW VPC there. She is now enroute to Port Hueneme in Oxnard, CA with an eta of 11/21 (i think she's a day ahead of schedule though). It's roughly 10-14 days travel i'm assuming from Brunswick to Oxnard, CA via Panama. I'm not sure from which VPC your car would come. But there may be a little time saved for you if the hauler picks up in Brunswick.

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Poseidon Leader updated ETA to Panama is 11/14 @ 0500
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      11-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #150
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Poseidon Leader updated ETA to Panama is 11/14 @ 0500
Ur car has been on this ship from SA to CA? Did it get changed to another boat? My boat name is Dignity Ace, and I have checked it schedule, it only goes to the East Coast. Now, i need to find out if my car will be loaded on another boat after it arrives at Germany.
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      11-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #151
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Hey all,

First time buying a new car, let alone ordering one, and I have a couple questions.

[SNIP]

As a side note, I'm starting work at Ford R&D, so I suppose I could always buy a used Ford DD considering the 30 MI commute into Detroit...also don't want to get *&#$ from my coworkers for driving a better car

Thanks!
Maybe the culture has changed, but I thought you pretty much HAD to drive American (and preferably Ford) if you worked at Ford? I hope you don't work at / near a plant. I was under the impression that a car like a BMW would be risking vandalism if it were parked in a plant parking lot.

Btw, I'm as big a fan of BMWs as anyone, but there are plenty of nice Ford cars as well. With that kind of attitude you won't endear yourself to your new co-workers. (Maybe I'm biased from having driven a Ford for the last ten years. )
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Ur car has been on this ship from SA to CA? Did it get changed to another boat? My boat name is Dignity Ace, and I have checked it schedule, it only goes to the East Coast. Now, i need to find out if my car will be loaded on another boat after it arrives at Germany.
My car came out of Bremerhaven.
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My car came out of Bremerhaven.
I see! German built!
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