For some reason, I thought it would be entertaining, or at least pass the time, to document my experience with the ordering process. Other's would call it OCD. Either way, here's what's happened to me over the past month or so:
8/18 Ordered Car. Received production number on Owner’s Circle. Scheduled for production.
8/25 Dealer: BMW production started 8/25, can't add Comfort Access.
9/2 Phone: Vehicle is in production, complete 9/9. Received VIN #
9/7 Phone: In body shop, complete 9/9
9/8 Phone: In paint shop, complete 9/9
9/9 Phone: In transit to port of exit
9/10 Phone: Production complete. Awaiting release to carrier.
9/12 Dealer: Emailed that car is built and on its way soon
9/13 Phone: Status changed back to In Transport to Port of Exit.
9/14 Phone: Vehicle is at port awaiting shipping vessel. No shipping info yet.
9/14 Owner’s Circle: Now Awaiting Transport
9/20 Phone: Car is in transit.Think it's on the NYK Auto Banner, scheduled into Port Hueneme on 10/16/05.
9/21 Owner’s Circle: En Route
06 330i Saphire Black, Mtran, ZPP, ZCP, ZSP, Nav, Sirius, Active Steer, Active Cruise, Alarm, CD Changer