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Just Ordered My 350...Now the Wait

 
Old 10-15-2007, 07:20 PM
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Car was "supposedly" built almost 3 weeks ago...yet still no word on whether or not it is on the water.

Dealer has no clue other than to tell me it might be a parts problem with the MM system and he doesn't know when my car will get here....anyone have any firm build dates that are pushed back indefinately? Any MM orders that have been delayed?

It has been 2 months since I ordered and still have no clue where the car is, or even if it exists....might have to start thinking about Plan B.
Well, keep your hopes up! I ordered C300 w/ P2, MM & pano and was given the run around for a while. But just today, out of the blue, I got a call from the dealer telling me the car is scheduled to dock on the 18th, and eta is 5 days from that, so next Tuesday! You can imagine how happy that made me
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I visited the BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To speed up production, body shells are made all the time, base coated and then stored. When an order comes in, the body is taken off the shelve and put onto the assembly line. They attach a computer chip, where the BMW badge goes on, after production. That badge has encoded the customers name and his specific order. The dealership can give you the badge number and then you can go on the Internet and watch your very own car being build. I thought this was amazing.

MB took my order, gave me a production date and today I was told the car arrived at the East Coast, Halifax, for Canada. The car had a "rush" shipping instruction, it means the car is sold and the customer is waiting. So the car will be shipped directly, in an enclosed container to my dealership and I should see it in 2 weeks. So I know that they have precise information where your car is at any given time.

What could delay someone's order is the unexpected demand for the new C-Class. The very same issue when I ordered the new S-Class with the Night Vision and Back-up Cameras. They had more orders that they could supply and many cars were shipped without the cameras. First you are happy you got one of the first cars, then you miss the options that you ordered. I told them I accept the car only as ordered and got one.

So Mercedes-Benz does try very hard to get the car to you as fast as possible. I think the wait is half the fun.

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Old 10-15-2007, 08:39 PM
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Jorg,

You are one masochistic dude. The waiting is killing me! I ordered about a month ago. I have a build date of Oct. 25 and an estimated delivery date of November 16.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:41 PM
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Atiqa,

I love your signature pic.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:27 AM
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Well, keep your hopes up! I ordered C300 w/ P2, MM & pano and was given the run around for a while. But just today, out of the blue, I got a call from the dealer telling me the car is scheduled to dock on the 18th, and eta is 5 days from that, so next Tuesday! You can imagine how happy that made me
Well that gives me some home.....we'll see. I'm not going to wait indefinately as I already have a deal in place for a G35 that is being "honored" until Nov. 1.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:33 AM
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So Mercedes-Benz does try very hard to get the car to you as fast as possible. I think the wait is half the fun.

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I have no doubt that they want to get me the car right away because I don't pay them until they do. The problem is that they don't know when they can get me the car.

Waiting would be ok so long as I knew how long the wait was, as I thought I had until 2 days ago. Waiting indefinately is not acceptable, especially when it should be very easy to track the car from the time the order is accepted by the factory until it arrives at the dealer. We should never hear "It may be a part problem, but we can't tell you any more than that."
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:38 AM
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Pics...

Hey congrats on the purchase. I would really like for anyone out there with a white on grey 'C' to post a couple of clear exterior pics that show the grey interior Call me crazy...but i like that view of a car....I only wish that the c350 came in biege leather.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:59 AM
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Call me crazy...but i like that view of a car....I only wish that the c350 came in biege leather.
a Big +1 for that.

I'd post pics of white with grey interior if the car would ever get here....
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I ordered a C350 Sport with P2 and MM and 18 inch wheels from a Large Dealer and i still dont have the Build date my order was placed on August 26th :-(
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OK now this one does it....I ordered the same car minus 18's and leather 3 days later. So there are no parts delays with MM or P2. When was yours built Benz?

Congrats on having your car on the water by the way...if only....
I'm not sure when my build date was. My salesman told me on Aug. 13 that the car would take 2-3 months to come in and that he would try to get one that was already in the production line-up that was allocated to his dealer. He then called me on Sept. 28 to tell me it was going to be shipped the following day. I confirmed it had all of the options that I ordered since I had read about holdups. So far my dealer has been right on target. Hopefully it won't be a wrestling match over pricing!
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Well congrats on having the car on the way. I'm hoping that is the trend rather than the exception..
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:54 AM
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Well...finally got an update from the dealer on this yesterday.

Looks like Nov. 9 for delivery....we'll see.
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I have an order in to be built in November and delivered mid December. As mentioned above, it all depends on how many build slots your dealership has. My dealership is very high volume, so they have and get a lot of build spots. It also depends on what you ordered as well, if you go with something simple as a car with just P1 or P2 you will get it quicker cause chances are its built already sitting in a holding lot. If you order nav or the AMG wheels, which both seem to be on backorder from suppliers, then your wait will be longer. When I ordered my ML it came from Alabama and they gave me a build and delivery time of 4 weeks, but due to a service bulletin that all cars had to have performed before they left the factory lots, mine sat in a holding lot at the factory for two more weeks so they could fix it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:39 PM
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high volume dealer with many build slots and August order....things are just a couple weeks behind due to the MM...
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high volume dealer with many build slots and August order....things are just a couple weeks behind due to the MM...
got the call, mine will be here on Wednesday from Bremen, Germany... I'll probably wait till Sat to pick it up...

this is about 20 days ahead of schedule...
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got the call, mine will be here on Wednesday from Bremen, Germany... I'll probably wait till Sat to pick it up...

this is about 20 days ahead of schedule...
Yeah most have gotten theirs in a bit early...mine just got delayed a bit I guess. Dealer said 10-12 weeks when I ordered so the 9th will have it at exactly 11 weeks...right on I guess.
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got the call, mine will be here on Wednesday from Bremen, Germany... I'll probably wait till Sat to pick it up...

this is about 20 days ahead of schedule...
Wow, you're going to wait a whole 3 days to pick it up? I couldn't do that, just knowing that its there would drive me crazy, lol.
I'm actually skipping all of my evening classes to pick it up tomorrow
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MBTex,

I just heard from my dealer that my build date has slipped by 16 days. He is supposed to find out why this Friday. I guess it is some consolation that we are in this together.

The wait is absolutely killing me.
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Atiqa,

Make sure you post pics for those of us poor souls that are still waiting.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:21 AM
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MBTex,

I just heard from my dealer that my build date has slipped by 16 days. He is supposed to find out why this Friday. I guess it is some consolation that we are in this together.

The wait is absolutely killing me.
Sorry to hear that....but welcome to my world. It must be the MM.

To be fair to my dealer he is still within what he told me..but he did think it would arrive in Oct. when I ordered, especially without the 18" rims.

I just found out that I'm going to be out of town Nov. 7-10 so it may show up and sit there for a few days....
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Just got a call from my dealer.....turns out Nov. 9th is sooner than I thought because they said it has left the VPC and is on its way here...should be arriving "any day now"
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Congrats MBTex!!! Hopefully I will get some good news soon.
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Well it was unexpected. I'm planning on heading in to make my final deal probably tomorrow. Who knows, it may be waiting for me....
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Congrats MBTex!!! Hopefully I will get some good news soon.
Did you find out the status of yours yet?
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Nope, my sales guy is off today. I hope he has some news tomorrow.
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