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      07-01-2005, 12:42 PM   #67
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Just an FYI, my car finished on 6/24 and showed up at the port on 6/28. Apparently missed the 6/30 ship to SC (where SW Ohio cars come in) so it is still waiting for a ride. Hopefully on the 5th.
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My car was supposed to arrive in port today, but still unable to track it in the shipping website, im crossing my fingers on this one and hoping everything is ok

Are you sure that it is on a W&W boat? I assumed the same, and couldn't find it on the shipping website. When I checked with the dealer they told me the name of the boat, and it is not a W&W boat, and belongs to a company that doesn't do web tracking...

If you know the name of the boat, and it is going to Charleston, SC, you can track its arrival here:
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The nice 1-800 lady tells me today that my wife's "vehicle is being transported to the port of exit." I assume yours is too? If you live in OH, would your car be coming into port in Charleston, or in NYC? We're doing a Performance Center Delivery in Spartanburg, so Charleston is right for us. Maybe we CAN make one of the July 5/6/7th boats. W&W is still not recognizing her VIN as being booked yet though.
Kimo, I'm in Cincy and know from the dealer the car will come through Charleston, SC. There now appear to be a 7/5, two on 7/7 and 7/11 departure from Bremerhaven to Chas. 7/5 is likely out of the question, but my car too is now "being transported to the port of exit". See below. Best bet is del. in Chas. between July 20-27 on one of four boats. Otherwise, it will probably be 8/3. My VIN is also not recognized yet on W&W's site.


Origin Port Departure Destination port Arrival Vessel Voyage Transit (Days) Booking

BREMERHAVEN 05/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 20/07/2005 ISOLDE EQ527-ISO 15 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 07/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 23/07/2005 PATRIOT EB517-PAT 16 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 07/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 27/07/2005 MAERSK TIDE EA527-MKT 20 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 11/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 26/07/2005 FALSTAFF EQ528-FAL 15 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 14/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 03/08/2005 MIGNON EA528-MIG 20 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 18/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 03/08/2005 UNDINE EQ529-UND 16 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 20/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 03/08/2005 LIBERTY EB518-LIB 14 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 25/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 08/08/2005 FREEDOM EB519-FRE 14 Book It
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      07-02-2005, 02:05 PM   #71
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ok, i know my ship came in on june 30th, the OC says the vehicle is at the VPC, but the 800 number says the vehicle is still in trasit, i know both of these arent the most reliable sources, so should i just assume the car is at the VPC?
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thanks for the info because I just ordered my new 3 series bmw a couple of days ago, and with the info that you posted will help me a lot.

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this almost sounds too good to be true, supposedly my ship came into S.C. on thursday, and the OC said the car was at the VPC on friday. And now i check the OC again today and it says the car is at my BMW Center. This sounds suspiciously fast for getting a car from S.C. to Chicago. And with the holiday weekend i wont be able to get a hold of my salesman til tomorrow, does this sound too good to be true or do you think the OC could be messing with me?
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Just an FYI, my car finished on 6/24 and showed up at the port on 6/28. Apparently missed the 6/30 ship to SC (where SW Ohio cars come in) so it is still waiting for a ride. Hopefully on the 5th.
Mine will be on the same boat as yours. It finished production on 6/22 and I just called today and it is "in transit" now. So I'm assuming its on the 7/5 ship?
When is yours supposed to arrive? I'm supposed to pick up my car the first week of August.
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The 800 number also told me today the car is in transit although I still can't track it, I'm assuming it is on the Isolde and it is due in to Charleston on 7/20. Dealer initially expected it the last week of July in SW Ohio. She is off on Wednesdays so I can't bug her for an estimate.
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      07-07-2005, 08:23 AM   #76
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My 330 arrived in NY/NJ on 01JUL05, and I was expecting to pick it up tomorrow or Saturday. Just checked the 800 number, and they've apparently sent it back to Germany just to tease me. It's now "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel". What beats me is how they got it back to Germany so darned fast!



The Owners' Circle says that it's "at the Vehicle Preparation Center", but it also says it's "scheduled for or in production" on my OC home page.



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Best bet is del. in Chas. between July 20-27 on one of four boats. Otherwise, it will probably be 8/3. My VIN is also not recognized yet on W&W's site.
Wazup with our cars?!!! 800 lady still says waiting on shipping vessel, shipping website does not recognize VIN.
Current schedule makes me think our cars will be on the Falstaff, otherwise we're looking at an August arrival in the US.

BREMERHAVEN 08/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 23/07/2005 PATRIOT EB517-PAT 15
BREMERHAVEN 11/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 26/07/2005 FALSTAFF EQ528-FAL 15
BREMERHAVEN 14/07/2005 CHARLESTON,SC 03/08/2005 MIGNON EA528-MIG 20
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First time at this Forum. This IS the ultimate order tracking guide!!!

Kimo, I'm also getting a Performance Center Delivery and would appreciate any tips, since I only decided to do this a week ago!

For starters, if you're planning to fly in, at what point do you know your exact pick up date so you can book your tickets? I'm hoping I can drive down from Boston, drop off my current leases BMW in the area and pick up my new car. But in case I cant do that I'll have to fly in.

We plan to spend a few days in NC and maybe a couple of days in VA either going in or on the way back. I have a lot of miles left on my current lease so I'd like to put more miles on this car and less on my new car! ANY suggestions welcome: things to watch out for, scenic routes, hotels en route etc. Thanks,

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The nice 1-800 lady tells me today that my wife's "vehicle is being transported to the port of exit." I assume yours is too? If you live in OH, would your car be coming into port in Charleston, or in NYC? We're doing a Performance Center Delivery in Spartanburg, so Charleston is right for us. Maybe we CAN make one of the July 5/6/7th boats. W&W is still not recognizing her VIN as being booked yet though.
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First time at this Forum. This IS the ultimate order tracking guide!!!

Kimo, I'm also getting a Performance Center Delivery and would appreciate any tips, since I only decided to do this a week ago!

For starters, if you're planning to fly in, at what point do you know your exact pick up date so you can book your tickets? I'm hoping I can drive down from Boston, drop off my current leases BMW in the area and pick up my new car. But in case I cant do that I'll have to fly in.

We plan to spend a few days in NC and maybe a couple of days in VA either going in or on the way back. I have a lot of miles left on my current lease so I'd like to put more miles on this car and less on my new car! ANY suggestions welcome: things to watch out for, scenic routes, hotels en route etc. Thanks,
Has your dealer coordinated this with Spartanburg, i.e. faxed the PCD (Performance Center Delivery) Request Form down to them? Once that is done, they change the vehicle priority code from "1" -- meaning sold -- to "9" -- meaning PCD. You can call BMWNA at 800-831-1117 with your Vehicle production number or VIN to confirm that the change to PCD has been made. If this hasn't been done yet, my guess is that you'll really be pushing it to get the POA (port of arrival) changed from NYC to Charleston if your car is already built and waiting at the port in Bremerhaven.

Check out this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...enter+delivery

I've answered some of your questions there. Consider the Blue Ridge Parkway for the return trip, but be aware of road closures near Asheville. Check out: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ and http://www.nps.gov/blri/. You can order PR materials from the first site. The Biltmore mansion in Asheville is very cool.

Let us know if your PCD works out. Maybe we'll see you there. I'm still waiting on a date confirmation from the PCD.

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Kimo, I'm also a bit frustrated. I was hoping to get on the Patriot but my VIN still isn't recognized on W&W and the 800 number still says "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel." I doubt I'll hit the Patriot tomorrow. Next boat is the Falstaff on Monday the 11th, arriving 7/26 in Chas. Surely I'll make that boat. Interestingly, my brother in law just did ED on a 530xi over the 4th weekend and his car is already on the Maersk Tide heading for NYC with a 7/20 date in NYC port.
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Interestingly, my brother in law just did ED on a 530xi over the 4th weekend and his car is already on the Maersk Tide heading for NYC with a 7/20 date in NYC port.
Your brother in law, who I now hate, took one of our spots!!! Surely you need to take him out back and give him a good wuppin'.
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If you are on the Turandot arriving NY/NJ 01JUL05, go to the following link to see her docked, with the Statue of Liberty supervising unloading in the foreground!

Getting closer!!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...78#post1243978

My car came off the same ship. Today's Thursday 7/7and the dealer still hasn't received the car. Looks like next week. How about you, any ETA?
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Your brother in law, who I now hate, took one of our spots!!! Surely you need to take him out back and give him a good wuppin'.
Kimo, yeah, he already sent some pics of his car with the lush mountains in the backdrop. He thought it would take 6 weeks to get his car but somehow he turned it in on Monday and is already on a ship. Having lunch with him tomorrow to see all his pics. What the ??
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My car came off the same ship. Today's Thursday 7/7and the dealer still hasn't received the car. Looks like next week. How about you, any ETA?
Paid for it today, the delivery schedule turned out to be BS . The car has been sitting at the VPC until yesterday, MAY arrive tomorrow (Friday), and then they expect the Cerificate of Origin not to arrive until next week, so if I'm lucky, I'll take delivery next Tuesday. Would have been better to have stuck to realistic expectations. However, the dealer will probably provide a loaner car tomorrow, so it's not all bad.
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Thanks Kimo, the dealer said PCD was confirmed, but I'll confirm with him and BMWNA today. The 1-800 # said my car was scheduled for completion today when I called yesterday so I dont think it's likely we'll meet at Spartanburg, but it would be great if we could!!

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Has your dealer coordinated this with Spartanburg, i.e. faxed the PCD (Performance Center Delivery) Request Form down to them? Once that is done, they change the vehicle priority code from "1" -- meaning sold -- to "9" -- meaning PCD. You can call BMWNA at 800-831-1117 with your Vehicle production number or VIN to confirm that the change to PCD has been made. If this hasn't been done yet, my guess is that you'll really be pushing it to get the POA (port of arrival) changed from NYC to Charleston if your car is already built and waiting at the port in Bremerhaven.

Check out this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...enter+delivery

I've answered some of your questions there. Consider the Blue Ridge Parkway for the return trip, but be aware of road closures near Asheville. Check out: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ and http://www.nps.gov/blri/. You can order PR materials from the first site. The Biltmore mansion in Asheville is very cool.

Let us know if your PCD works out. Maybe we'll see you there. I'm still waiting on a date confirmation from the PCD.

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Hi John I live in Eastern Mass too and wondering if you are also working with Foreign Motors West which is my dealer.

It also sounds like your existing lease is up, which will be the case with mine pretty soon and I will have to rent for a couple of weeks or pay for a months extension, so how did you convince your dealer to give you a loaner? Good job!!

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Paid for it today, the delivery schedule turned out to be BS . The car has been sitting at the VPC until yesterday, MAY arrive tomorrow (Friday), and then they expect the Cerificate of Origin not to arrive until next week, so if I'm lucky, I'll take delivery next Tuesday. Would have been better to have stuck to realistic expectations. However, the dealer will probably provide a loaner car tomorrow, so it's not all bad.
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Hi John I live in Eastern Mass too and wondering if you are also working with Foreign Motors West which is my dealer.

It also sounds like your existing lease is up, which will be the case with mine pretty soon and I will have to rent for a couple of weeks or pay for a months extension, so how did you convince your dealer to give you a loaner? Good job!!
Not with FMW, it's Wagner at Shrewsbury. See my post at http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...0001#post20001

It's not a lease situation, I sold my C5, and rented a cheapy from Avis, but that's still money down the drain. They suggested a possible loaner last night based on more delays beyond what was originally communicated as a delivery date. If they had not been so continuously over-optimistic about delivery dates, I would not have sold the C5 so early, and the need for a loaner would not exist.

I think you can only expect a loaner if either they have a responsibility as above or you can negotiate it into the transaction.

Whatever you do, if you expose yourself to open-ended cost which depoends on delivery date, get an iron-clad commitment. Then if the schedule slips, you have a case for a loaner to limit your out of pocket expenses.

I found that "only 3 weeks" means "over 5 weeks" and "late June or maybe first week in July" actually means "first week in July if you are very, very lucky".
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