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dashiell
01-23-2008, 11:33 PM
Well, I pulled the trigger today and ordered my '08 X3, Monaco/Tobacco, prem, sport, cold weather, xenon, steptronic, privacy, prem hi-fi. Yes I am getting steptronic and hoping I don't have any problems. I would love to know anyone's experience with special orders, they say 4-5 weeks, is this accurate? Also, my current X5 lease expires 2 weeks before the X3's scheduled arrival. BMW financial has said they would give me a 10 day grace period, no charge. What I wonder is, what do I do about registration? I'm not going to pay $300 Calif. reg. fees for 10 days! Any suggestions? Thanks for your input.

Ishniknork
01-23-2008, 11:40 PM
My '05 took about 6 weeks. 6-8 is what they told me. Looks like you won't have as long to wait! Congrats on the new ride! :thumbup:

Schmebi
01-24-2008, 06:25 PM
My '05 also took 6 weeks. Congrats!

hot_croc
01-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Congrats!!

We were quoted 8-10 weeks last weekend from a local SF Bay Area dealer.

STE92VE
01-25-2008, 08:53 AM
4-5 weeks is a rough estimate when the vehicle is scheduled for production in week 1. If you get your production # from your CA, he should tell you when your car is scheduled for production or call the 1-800 BMW Customer Service # and they will tell you. You can also track the progress on the BMW Owner's Circle website.

Andrew*Debbie
01-25-2008, 09:09 AM
Congrats!!

We were quoted 8-10 weeks last weekend from a local SF Bay Area dealer.

It takes longer to get cars to the West Coast. Time also depends on when your dealer's next available allocation is scheduled for production.

hot_croc
01-25-2008, 12:15 PM
Time also depends on when your dealer's next available allocation is scheduled for production.

Yeah, my husband and I have each ordered MINIs and gone through the whole process.
It takes longer to get cars to the West Coast.
Gotta love the Panama Canal! :p

dashiell
01-25-2008, 02:52 PM
The Panama canal, I hadn't thought of that. I guess I just assumed that they were shipped to the east coast, and then trucked here.

Andrew*Debbie
01-25-2008, 02:57 PM
The Panama canal, I hadn't thought of that. I guess I just assumed that they were shipped to the east coast, and then trucked here.


Cars bound for Los Angeles go to Port Hueneme, near Oxnard.

dashiell
01-25-2008, 03:03 PM
Oxnard huh, maybe I can take the dealer out of the loop, pick it up myself and call it a modified PCD on my ride home on PCH.

dashiell
01-25-2008, 03:08 PM
Sorry, Pacific Coast Highway.

jdeday
01-26-2008, 09:16 PM
Well, I pulled the trigger today and ordered my '08 X3, Monaco/Tobacco, prem, sport, cold weather, xenon, steptronic, privacy, prem hi-fi. Yes I am getting steptronic and hoping I don't have any problems. I would love to know anyone's experience with special orders, they say 4-5 weeks, is this accurate? Also, my current X5 lease expires 2 weeks before the X3's scheduled arrival. BMW financial has said they would give me a 10 day grace period, no charge. What I wonder is, what do I do about registration? I'm not going to pay $300 Calif. reg. fees for 10 days! Any suggestions? Thanks for your input.

Congratulations! Did you lease your 08?

dominoaz
01-27-2008, 12:26 AM
Re your California registration, it is good until the end of the month on the plate sticker. Most CA law enforcement agencies will allow a 30 day grace period before they actively pursue an expired plate. That isn't to say they won't use it as a reason to stop you if you do something dumb or appear to be DUI. Good luck with the new ride.

dashiell
01-27-2008, 12:26 AM
Yes, I am turning in my '05 X5, and leasing an X3.

dashiell
01-27-2008, 12:28 AM
That's funny Domino, while I was typing a response to j, you answered my reg. question. Thanks.

Andrew*Debbie
01-27-2008, 06:54 AM
Oxnard huh, maybe I can take the dealer out of the loop, pick it up myself and call it a modified PCD on my ride home on PCH.

They won't let you do that. To bad. It would be a nice ride. Maybe take a "short cut" through Santa Barbara and a side trip to Big Sur.