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      07-14-2005, 02:33 PM   #111
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Alright, looks like my car has been released to carrier today (7/14). From what I've read in this thread, it looks like it will take any 25-30 days before it arrives in California. Is my assumption correct?
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      07-14-2005, 02:54 PM   #112
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Alright, looks like my car has been released to carrier today (7/14). From what I've read in this thread, it looks like it will take any 25-30 days before it arrives in California. Is my assumption correct?
yep, that's about right.
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      07-14-2005, 03:21 PM   #113
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Once my car has a vin, how do I track? It is being "born" this week.
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      07-14-2005, 04:02 PM   #114
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Once my car has a vin, how do I track? It is being "born" this week.
Heh I guess you diddn't see the very first post of this long long thread? Look at the first post it's got all the info u need.
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      07-14-2005, 05:27 PM   #115
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Yeah... I guess I got hung up on the last 5 million posts!
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      07-14-2005, 06:16 PM   #116
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Yeah... I guess I got hung up on the last 5 million posts!
I didn't mean it like that, was just joking about how many posts there've been in this very helpful thread. Were you able to start tracking with your VIN?
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      07-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #117
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Not yet...the dealer said I'd have a vin later this week....
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      07-15-2005, 02:25 PM   #118
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Thanks. It seems that cars coming into Chas. seem to be making it to the dealers quicker. There is a thread with JohnF also over at bimmerfest where some cars are sitting 10-15 days after arriving at NJ/NYC port. I'd assume yours is coming through NYC/NJ since you're in Mass, right? Any other thoughts from those who've taken del.?
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      07-15-2005, 03:04 PM   #119
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Anyone else waiting on the Isolde? Looks like it is due to pull into NY on 7/16-7/17.
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      07-21-2005, 02:09 PM   #120
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Between VPC and Dealer?

My car shows at the VPC on the OC and 800, does anyone know if the message changes on the 800 number during the time it is in transit to the dealer or is it one moment at the VPC and the next at the dealer? THANKS!
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      07-21-2005, 02:43 PM   #121
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My car was on the Isolde. Docked on the 17th, and car is now at the VPC according to the OC. Hope the wait won't take too long. Any updates on your end?
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      07-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #122
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My car shows at the VPC on the OC and 800, does anyone know if the message changes on the 800 number during the time it is in transit to the dealer or is it one moment at the VPC and the next at the dealer? THANKS!
The OC was telling me at the VPC. The 800 was saying at dock waiting for a shipping vessel. Two days later the OC was saying the same (at VPC), 800 was saying waiting for a shipping vessel (NOT at dock though).

I got my car last Friday. On Sunday, OC was saying my car was at VPC and 800# was saying in transit.

Only your dealer can tell you EXACTLY where your car is. The OC and 800# are not very accurate.

Hope this helps.
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      07-21-2005, 08:56 PM   #123
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330iBMWguy: Thanks for the info. I was afraid of that. I'm traveling this week so I got an email late today from the dealer saying it should be ready for delivery next week. I will miss calling the 800 number and it will be months before I finally forget the production number.
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      07-21-2005, 10:15 PM   #124
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I've been tracking mine using the 1-800 number...

At first it was "your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel." Then for the past two weeks it's been "you vehicle is in transit"... now it's "your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel"...

What happened? Did my ship bust a U-turn? Has this happened to anyone else? My dealer said I'd be driving it by the end of the month! I'm hoping this is just a computer glitch.
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      07-21-2005, 11:09 PM   #125
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I've been tracking mine using the 1-800 number...

At first it was "your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel." Then for the past two weeks it's been "you vehicle is in transit"... now it's "your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel"...

What happened? Did my ship bust a U-turn? Has this happened to anyone else? My dealer said I'd be driving it by the end of the month! I'm hoping this is just a computer glitch.
It's no glitch. The system just resets somehow after your car hits US shores. It was the exact same way with my car. Very likely your car is waiting for a spot in the VPC or, better yet, a truck heading for your dealer.
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      07-22-2005, 09:06 AM   #126
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This thread is very cool, and has lots of very useful information. My vehicle is now in transit on vessel Undine, bound for the VPC in Charleston SC. I've heard horror stories of cars staying in VPC for up to two weeks. Anybody know what the typical time from unloading off the vessel to delivery to the Houston area for a car coming through Charleston?

I don't want to seem anxious to get my car (although true), but I'm trying to make sure I have it available for a trip in the latter part of August.

Thanks
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      07-22-2005, 04:17 PM   #127
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      07-22-2005, 04:26 PM   #128
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Mine is on the Ingolstadt - Wilmington Shipping Co. and is now coming into Chas. a day early according to the Port of Chas. shipping site - Sunday the 24th. This definitely increases my chances of a pickup for next weekend.
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      07-23-2005, 08:04 AM   #129
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Wildcat Jon... Hope yours get to Cinci soon...
Here is the timing/oc/1-800 messages that were available as it worked its way here.
Mine was on the JINGU MARU that docked in NY on 7/9.
It was loaded on a truck from the Prep Center on Thursday 7/21.
Was delivered to the dealer on Friday 7/22.
1-800 changed from waiting on a shipping vessel to in transit on Thursday 7/21.
OC still says at Prep center today 7/22. 1-800 still says in transit.
Looks like the 1-800 number will let you know when it is loaded on a truck with some degree of accuracy.
Hope I can take it home soon.
Good Luck to everyone waiting.

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      07-23-2005, 08:15 AM   #130
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Wildcat Jon... Hope yours get to Cinci soon...
Here is the timing/oc/1-800 messages that were available as it worked its way here.
Mine was on the JINGU MARU that docked in NY on 7/9.
It was loaded on a truck from the Prep Center on Thursday 7/21.
Was delivered to the dealer on Friday 7/22.
1-800 changed from waiting on a shipping vessel to in transit on Thursday 7/21.
OC still says at Prep center today 7/22. 1-800 still says in transit.
Looks like the 1-800 number will let you know when it is loaded on a truck with some degree of accuracy.
Hope I can take it home soon.
Good Luck to everyone waiting.

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Many people have said that Owner's Circle on the web isn't that accurate but for me it has been within one day of the updates. In fact, it updated quicker than the 800 number when my car was loaded on a ship - maybe bc it was a non-W&W ship and couldn't be tracked. 10 days from port to prep center and still waiting seems like a long time, but seems that the NY cars seem to take much longer for some reason than the Chas cars. Maybe the port is smaller and more efficient in Chas or maybe the Prep Ctr is larger bc it is near the Spartanburg plant, or maybe a combo of the two. Dealer thinks mine will be in Cincy by next weekend (unless of course there is some damage in shipping).

If yours was del. to the dealer on Friday, why aren't you picking it up today? I'd be calling. Did you buy through Sweeney or the BMW Store?
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      07-23-2005, 08:44 AM   #131
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They haven't detailed it yet and there is paperwork to do...
Hopefully Monday. It came through Sweeney. Where is your's being delivered?
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      07-23-2005, 09:25 AM   #132
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They haven't detailed it yet and there is paperwork to do...
Hopefully Monday. It came through Sweeney. Where is your's being delivered?
BMW Store.
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