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      06-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #2047
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Bath. They got it this past Thursday. Husband went in yesterday to pay for it, but apparently they don't have any "slots" (to go through the paperwork and handover) before Thursday....

Shouldn't grumble too much: ordered mid-Feb, so 4.5 months for a 2.0D M Sport - not too bad.
4.5 month is a very long period.
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      06-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #2048
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4.5 month is a very long period.
Not in the UK or Europe it isn't - Americans are given HUGE priority as far as production allocations are concerned....

Until very recently, the expected wait time (from order to delivery) was 6 months.
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      06-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #2049
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I ordered end of April so 3 months on total. It's still a disgrace the delay we have to endure versus USA
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      06-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #2050
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I ordered end of April so 3 months on total. It's still a disgrace the delay we have to endure versus USA
Dealer with a better allocation? Possibly a bigger dealer/group?

I don't think 4.5 months is bad (for the UK), but it isn't great: quite a few people have reported better....
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      06-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #2051
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We got ours in 2 months - had lucky timing with a dealer allocation (OCEAN Plymouth) - so well pleased with that!
Even that wait nearly "killed" me, but I do understand and given it is a specific spec ordered I can understand given the popularity of the car!
Now we have it it is even better then we had hoped for!
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      06-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #2052
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We got ours in 2 months - had lucky timing with a dealer allocation (OCEAN Plymouth) - so well pleased with that!
Even that wait nearly "killed" me, but I do understand and given it is a specific spec ordered I can understand given the popularity of the car!
Now we have it it is even better then we had hoped for!
That's true in US too. Many dealers book the cars well in advance and are able to modify the bookings ( color, trims and options) just before it's taken up for production. This gets us a faster delivery. They roughly tell us the date for production and we are allowed to modify our orders by that date.
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      06-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #2053
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I ordered end of April so 3 months on total. It's still a disgrace the delay we have to endure versus USA
Dealer with a better allocation? Possibly a bigger dealer/group?

I don't think 4.5 months is bad (for the UK), but it isn't great: quite a few people have reported better....
Already had a build slot available. Although I am paying for the slight queue jump with the customer service ever since I placed my order!!
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Spoken to dealer this morning. Am picking my car up on Friday

The end is finally in sight - only 4 more sleeps!!
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Spoken to dealer this morning. Am picking my car up on Friday

The end is finally in sight - only 4 more sleeps!!
Great - we should both have a good week then
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Almost there ...

Prepare to enjoy!
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Great - we should both have a good week then
Oh yeah
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Almost there ...

Prepare to enjoy!
I have got the same feeling as I did the week before Christmas when I was 6 years old!
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I have got the same feeling as I did the week before Christmas when I was 6 years old!
Ha ha.... Can't sleep?
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Ha ha.... Can't sleep?
I can sleep, but the X3 is all i seem to think about when I'm awake! Sad, I know!
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I can sleep, but the X3 is all i seem to think about when I'm awake! Sad, I know!
Tried to sneak another peak at mine - in the (closed) dealership pre-prep area yesterday, but it had gone.... I will probably appear on Crimewatch now (suspiciously peering through the dealership's fence
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Tried to sneak another peak at mine - in the (closed) dealership pre-prep area yesterday, but it had gone.... I will probably appear on Crimewatch now (suspiciously peering through the dealership's fence
Thankfully my dealer keeps all their vehicles awaiting delivery in an annexe to the car park so its quite easy to have a good look at mine when i get the chance! Just have to resist going down every day between now and Friday
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      06-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #2063
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Here in US, one can track car on web upto the dealership and later on to dealers private web inventory. We don't have to peek into prep area.

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Took this photo for a completely different reason, but its kinda fun ...

... maybe not at first glance.

But as I look at it past its purpose, to show the HUD, I like how the bonnet has subtly nosed its way into the picture and the way the water droplets rest on it oh yes, and the reflection of the angel eyes.
Nice pic
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After two car washes by the local dealer (when in for warranty issues ) my X3 was covered in micro scratches and I have taken the plunge and am having it paint corrected / professionally detailed. At 2 months old...

I will post some pics (the first ones!) when it is done. I will also never, ever, let a dealer touch it again.
+1 You're not alone and sorry to hear that they scratched it. I always have specific "do not wash" instructions when mine goes in for a service / fault. They probably wash 2/3 at a time, pick up dirt in a cheap sponge and don't rinse it enough so it's only a matter of time before they're wiping some of that dirt back in.
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Poor excuse I know, but I blame the English weather. I've had "her" since 1st June and I am only now posting my first pics. I went to the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on Saturday and the parking grounds were a mudbath. Then, on Sunday it didn't rain. And it was cool. So 4 hours and some (well, quite a lot really) Autoglym High Definition Wax later I feel she's ready to be shared. Note the colour - in the first it looks black. Then it gets a little bit bluer, then, in the last with the open tailgate you can see it looks really blue. And this is the same camera (my iPhone) with pics taken within a few minutes of each other. The only significant variable is the angle of reflection. Needless to say I love it. Totally. However, if I had a spare 1.2M I might be tempted to be unfaithful and snap up one of the last Aston Martin One-77s. Apparently of the 77 to be made, 18 are unsold. More than one owner has bought two. One to drive, one to treasure. Ah well....
Great work on the AG wax. Looks awesome
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Arranged to pick up at 3pm on Friday. No doubt the British weather will be chucking down then!

But I don't care - only 70 hours to go
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Yeltzer - to keep you going until tomorrow

I picked mine up this morning (2.0D M Sport in CB, with Black leather, with lots of toys). Posting photos now and will post thoughts later (probably after the toddler has gone to bed).

Was very glad that the weather stayed ok to get some photos - will not look quite so nice after the rain that we are probably about to have!
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