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      10-26-2005, 11:41 PM   #1
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Angry Waiting for vassel for 11 days and counting....

My car is "at the port waiting for a shipping vassel" since October 15th.... why is it taking so long? Does anyone has similar experience? How many days did your car spent waiting for the damn vassel? The wait is really killing me !! :mad:
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      10-26-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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where are you getting the status from ? 800 and web are off-sync
and both late. Call your delaler. He can tell you the ship it is scheduled
to depart on,

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      10-27-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
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If the wait doesn't kill you first, I bet it's going to feel pretty damn good to get out of your 93 Civic and into your BMW 330i.
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Mine was waiting for just over a week. The website is more behind than the 800#. Agreed..call your dealer if you really want to know....but I would take a deep breath...its still some time before it gets to you.

Sorry to tell you...but it takes a good 4weeks for the car to make the ride on the boat to CA, then VPC, then to your dealer.

Its a long wait...worth it, but painful.
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where are you getting the status from ? 800 and web are off-sync
and both late. Call your delaler. He can tell you the ship it is scheduled
to depart on,

fdc
I get the status from the 800 number. However, my dealer just called me today and tell me the same thing.
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I bet it's going to feel pretty damn good to get out of your 93 Civic and into your BMW 330i.
I bought it two years ago when I first started graduate school. Best $2000 I had ever spent. She took me to grocery, job interviews, parties -- not to mention the 1000+ miles trip when my parents visited me during my graduation. Put on about 10,000 miles in two years, never took it for service, only had to change the front tires ($200+ @ Costco), and CV join ($230+ @ Sears) about a month ago. I really have to tip my hat to the Honda people, they make really reliable cars.

Although I am moving on to something better, but I am still very thankful for this car.
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Sorry to tell you...but it takes a good 4weeks for the car to make the ride on the boat to CA, then VPC, then to your dealer.
yeh, my salesman told me that my car will be ready to pick up in about 5weeks. so yeh i dont think you will see your car until late november or early december. i ordered on 9/18 and car was completed and at the port on 10/21.

wchew- where did you order from and how much?
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mine has same status with you since 10/18/05. Maybe our car will sitting on the same ship . which dealer is your car going to? looks like 3 of us will have same delievery date...
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yeh, my salesman told me that my car will be ready to pick up in about 5weeks. so yeh i dont think you will see your car until late november or early december. i ordered on 9/18 and car was completed and at the port on 10/21.

wchew- where did you order from and how much?
I ordered mine from Fremont. I am not very sure about the rule of car business...is it ethical for me to disclose the price here? Personally I don't mind...
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Cool ! kt157, 18LLC, which part of bay area are you guys living now? And which dealer did you go to?
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i ordered mines from weatherford bmw (berkeley) for 500over invoice
i stay in castro valley.
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11 days.....should be any day....check out my timeline thread

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where are you getting the status from ? 800 and web are off-sync
and both late. Call your delaler. He can tell you the ship it is scheduled
to depart on,

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Guess it depends....the 800 number and Owners Circle have been right on for me so far.
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Your Car will probably be going out on the NYK Kassel today. With an ETA of 11/19

Look here:

http://www.dbh.de/index.php?id=151&L...0051124&menu=%
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Finally, after 14 long days at the port, it is "in transit" !!!!!!!!
I am still not sure if it is on Kassel, will check it with dealer.
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My car is "at the port waiting for a shipping vassel" since October 15th.... why is it taking so long? Does anyone has similar experience? How many days did your car spent waiting for the damn vassel? The wait is really killing me !! :mad:
I had a similar experience. The salesman called me on 10/13 to tell me the vehicle was being loaded onto a vessel. OC didn't change to "en route" status until 10/24. I called the salesman last week and he said it was due at the port (USA) on 10/29. OC of course still says it is "en route".
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Finally, after 14 long days at the port, it is "in transit" !!!!!!!!
I am still not sure if it is on Kassel, with check it with dealer.

My 325i in Mystic Blue is on the Kassel; which my Mom assures me is pronounced "castle." (English teachers :-p )

It left Brem. on the 27th, or at least that's what I was told.
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Mine arrived at port in SC 10/29 too! It arrived on the Patriot. How long do you think it will take to make it to Indy?
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kt157 and 18LLC, if you are still following this thread, did your car get on the Kassel?
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kt157 and 18LLC, if you are still following this thread, did your car get on the Kassel?
i just called the 1800 number, and it says that its at the port waiting for shipping vessel
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Still waiting at the port here also. Been there since the 24th. Looks like the next ship to the east coast will leave tomorrow but it is a K- line ship and not sure is BMW will use it. WW keeps changing the departure dates for their ships. The Undine was to leave on the 1st but now is not leaving until the 4th. Patience is the word I guess.
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kt157 and 18LLC, if you are still following this thread, did your car get on the Kassel?
My car is on one of the ship now, but i dont know which ship is that. It left the bremerhaven at 10/27 or 10/28. I am looking for further information. wchew, do u have any information? BTW, I ordered it from weatherford bmw.
if our car is on kassel, then here is the ship that carrying our baby.

http://www.tobias-daniel.de/Bilder/autotransporter.jpg

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