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Old 12-05-2012, 06:47 PM
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shes safe and sound in my garage
Congrats!

Mine is safe and sound at the dealership since Monday I think... Won't pick it up till Saturday when I fly home from Houston... Then I get to drive it on the weekend, park it for a week when I come back out here again, fly home the weekend, drive it, then fly to VA... Point is, this is going to be a long 72 hours!
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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shes safe and sound in my garage
HEY... your front tag made it home - awesome!!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:27 AM
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HEY... your front tag made it home - awesome!!!
Yes, both tags were still on the car. They also left the warning triangle and first aid kit in the trunk. I was in such a hurry at drop off that I forgot to grab it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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Can't wait to get home. Flying back from Houston in the morning on an earlier flight just so I can have as much time as possible with my Z before leaving again on Monday. CA said to come ANY time I get back to Miami
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:44 AM
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Still no car for me. I left on a biz trip Nov 26th and just got home yesterday, expecting my car would be at the dealer (when I left on the 26th it was through the VDC and about to be released to the carrier). The dealer told me they're showing an ETA of Dec 11th... I can't get the ED department to answer calls and the dealer didn't have any details. I have no idea why it will be 2 weeks between clearing the VDC and arriving at my dealer.

October 1st dropoff in Nice is looking to be a 10-11 week re-delivery, east coast.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:06 AM
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Still no car for me. I left on a biz trip Nov 26th and just got home yesterday, expecting my car would be at the dealer (when I left on the 26th it was through the VDC and about to be released to the carrier). The dealer told me they're showing an ETA of Dec 11th... I can't get the ED department to answer calls and the dealer didn't have any details. I have no idea why it will be 2 weeks between clearing the VDC and arriving at my dealer.

October 1st dropoff in Nice is looking to be a 10-11 week re-delivery, east coast.
Ouch!

I don't know why my car was taken to NY when they simply take it from there to GA to sit for days while it is setup for the south Florida run. Should have taken it straight to GA.

I could have sworn the drop offs in France were supposed to delay things a little. But, it shouldn't sit anywhere in the US the way yours has.

Just landed in MIA... CA is waiting with my car
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:13 AM
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Guess who's home?! :-)

And yes, the tags made it - both are in the trunk.
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| ED: Oct 09, 2012 | 1,592 Miles Driven
| Drop Off: Oct 18, 2012 | Ship Sailing: Oct 31, 2012 | US Arrival: Nov 15, 2012 | In my hands: Dec 8, 2012


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Old 12-08-2012, 11:08 AM
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Still no car for me. I left on a biz trip Nov 26th and just got home yesterday, expecting my car would be at the dealer (when I left on the 26th it was through the VDC and about to be released to the carrier). The dealer told me they're showing an ETA of Dec 11th... I can't get the ED department to answer calls and the dealer didn't have any details. I have no idea why it will be 2 weeks between clearing the VDC and arriving at my dealer.

October 1st dropoff in Nice is looking to be a 10-11 week re-delivery, east coast.
Curious if you had any damage? I was on the same ship, and I had a couple of rock chips. When I talked to the ED staff last week they thought it would be out of the VDC on Friday and it wasn't released until late Monday or Tuesday. That pushed the schedule back a few days. It spent a week getting the hood repainted at the VDC.

This is probably the most frustrating part of the ED experience. You can track everything reasonably well until it hits the US. Then nobody seems to know who/what/where/when/why. Even talking to the ED staff and the dealer the information is more of a guess. My first ED in 2008 wasn't a whole lot different.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:56 AM
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No damage, chips, nothing - thank goodness.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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Curious if you had any damage? I was on the same ship, and I had a couple of rock chips. When I talked to the ED staff last week they thought it would be out of the VDC on Friday and it wasn't released until late Monday or Tuesday. That pushed the schedule back a few days. It spent a week getting the hood repainted at the VDC.

This is probably the most frustrating part of the ED experience. You can track everything reasonably well until it hits the US. Then nobody seems to know who/what/where/when/why. Even talking to the ED staff and the dealer the information is more of a guess. My first ED in 2008 wasn't a whole lot different.
Good point, I was wondering if they found something to fix which caused the delay. I wasn't aware of anything when we dropped it off in Nice, but you never know.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:37 AM
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Today the ED department told me the car has not been released to the carrier and they had no info about damage or any other reason why it has been at the VDC for 3 weeks. December 11th ETA provided by my CA is not looking good. Today is exactly 10 weeks since dropoff...
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:48 PM
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Hope everyone got their car already. I'm done with changing out the kidney, treating my head and tail lights, tinting my windows, and getting my tag back on the front. Debating on blacking out the mirrors and rims now.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:52 PM
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Hope everyone got their car already. I'm done with changing out the kidney, treating my head and tail lights, tinting my windows, and getting my tag back on the front. Debating on blacking out the mirrors and rims now.
Looking good Dan. I think your car looks great with the mirrors and wheels as they are. I got my car back December 1st and have already done a few mods myself including tinted windows, de-badge, 550d lower grilles, and software coding. Looking to do exhaust and Dinan Stage 2 tune next year.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:30 AM
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I got my car over a week ago, exactly 11 weeks from dropoff (I am east coast). It appears the VDC repaired damage caused during transit, which explained some of the delay. I just wish the communication was better through the process. In the end BMW made good on my request for compensation, and I am of course thrilled to be driving the car again.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:03 PM
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Hope everyone got their car already. I'm done with changing out the kidney, treating my head and tail lights, tinting my windows, and getting my tag back on the front. Debating on blacking out the mirrors and rims now.
Now that's a BIMMER!!!!!!!
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