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Build date versus delivery date?

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Just my 2P, I ordered the 550i M Sport on the 10th october 2010, was assured delivery 1 st week December 2010, car arrived 15th Jan and was duly registered 15th Jan 2011, I am happy as it missed all that crap weather and I got a 2011 car.

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Over the December/Snow period there were massive issues with BMW deliveries. There was a death at the port where they arrive which caused its closure by the HSE whilst that was investigated, then it snowed, then cars kept arriving, then BMW stopped updating the dealer systems with projected delivery dates.

It really was pot luck. A december delivery for us also became a mid January delivery.

The US builds are "normally" 4 weeks from build finish to arriving in the UK.

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Over the December/Snow period there were massive issues with BMW deliveries. There was a death at the port where they arrive which caused its closure by the HSE whilst that was investigated, then it snowed, then cars kept arriving, then BMW stopped updating the dealer systems with projected delivery dates.

It really was pot luck. A december delivery for us also became a mid January delivery.

The US builds are "normally" 4 weeks from build finish to arriving in the UK.

Mine only came from Germany but was built week 50/51 so I was lucky to get the car when I did after what you have said, my dealership collected my car on their own transporter to hurry the delivery up.

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I ordered mine today.....

And I'll have it first thing Saturday morning.

Ok it's a fiat 500. And it's for the mrs birthday but it's still quite exciting getting a new car.

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Mine is registered, taxed and insured (on a 60 plate) and waiting to be collected and has been since last Wednesday. But I am busy so it'll have to wait. Probably not this Friday but next.

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Mine is registered, taxed and insured (on a 60 plate) and waiting to be collected and has been since last Wednesday. But I am busy so it'll have to wait. Probably not this Friday but next.

What have you bought Milo? Quashquai?

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Yup, another Qashqai to replace a, errrm, Qashqai. This one is grey. With grey wheels and black seats. And bits of grey in the interior, probably. Can you tell I am excited? :D

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On a similar theme to another thread, I had to spend 7 hours cleaning the other one inside and out at the weekend (it's my wife's). I think it's only the second time it's been vacuumed in 16 months as I refuse to do it. I think she was pleasantly surprised to find they were carpets in it.

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I need my car cleaning, badly. If I try to get a price on it now I swear they'll offer me 5p instead of £1.50.:roflmao:

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The last time I vacuumed it I ripped a hole in the seat with the Dyson. Luckily through my brother's contacts I've been able to get a new custom seat covering made which is getting fitted this week otherwise I would have been getting a hefty bill.

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The leather is fine, excellent in fact. It's the cream carpets that have turned a very dark brown I worry about.:roflmao:

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Guess what didn't happen yesterday.:roflmao:

To be fair to them, this time it was MrsMe who rearranged the date due to having a busy end-of-week diary.

She picks it up next week - when she decides to ring them and say she's ready.:roflmao:

I give in.

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Guess what didn't happen yesterday.:roflmao:

To be fair to them, this time it was MrsMe who rearranged the date due to having a busy end-of-week diary.

She picks it up next week - when she decides to ring them and say she's ready.:roflmao:

I give in.

Women you have to laugh, we are ready................ when you are my dear of course.:grin:

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Update...

We still don't have it, but it's not the fault of the dealer.:roflmao:

MrsMe has told them she has been far too busy to take hours out of her day when they messed up the delivery in the first place and "I'll come for it when it is convenient for me, not you this time'.

This has resulted in 3 phone calls from the dealer.:roflmao:

She rang me a few moments ago to say they'd now offered to deliver it to our house and offered their apologies for all the problems we've had.

So she said yes, that's fine......

...bring it next Wednesday, morning.:roflmao:

So it is now fixed and coming on the 30th.:roflmao:

I've just given in on it now and am sitting back and enjoying the sideshow.

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Popcorn anyone :P

I filled the A3 up on Monday and wondered if it was the last time ..... :secret:

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Interesting - MrsTP's Golf went back in late February (end of PCP) as her new Polo was due to be delivered on 1st March.

She's currently driving a new Eos TDi BMT - care of VW UK.

The Polo is on a ship somewhere on an Ocean on Planet Earth - apart from that fact, nothing else on when she'll see her Polo !! +++

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I wish I could report that this process had been a couple of months - but the reality is that we placed the first order in January 2010.:roflmao:

Must be some kind of record.

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Must be some kind of record.

Wow - we ordered May 2010 !! :o

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BMW SE are now quoting 1 year delivery on the new X3... I wonder if that is one human year or 1 BMW year?

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BMW SE are now quoting 1 year delivery on the new X3... I wonder if that is one human year or 1 BMW year?

Thats interesting because I thought our local dealer was bullshitting about the demand for X3's a few months back. He said they couldn't get hold of them quick enough and I just thought he was telling a pack of lies, as usual.

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Dragging this one up from years ago, as I googled build vs delivery date... and this was top hit.

I've just spoken with Park Lane BMW - my car is being built as we speak... any idea if I might see delivery earlier than the predicted date of 9/8/2013?

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Surely it can't be more than 2-4 weeks before it arrives in the dealer I'd have thought.

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Now then TS, are you absolutely certain you're happy with the spec?

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Now then TS, are you absolutely certain you're happy with the spec?

Don't go there. I wasn't allowed to order 'premium bluetooth and USB', as my HR people said it was a phone kit... I finally got them to understand that the phone bit was standard and I was looking for streaming audio, only to find out the car was already in build, so I couldn't add it anyway!

Fückers.

I also discovered that '2 or 3 wheeled motorcycles are strictly forbidden for business travel'. Which is a bit silly when your head office is next to the London Eye!

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The good news TS is I have just spoken to my mate at BMW HQ and your car will be here in 3 weeks.

The bad news is they are going to deliver it on a wooden pallet and squeeze it in your garage up against your bike!

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