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Old 06-12-2007   #16
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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How long does it normally take to go from production commenced status to delivery to a UK dealer? I know with BMW this takes from 3 to 4 weeks max for cars built in Germany with all PDI work now done by BMW GB at their Thorne import centre.

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Right the cars are in status 10. Which is 'heavy variability' which is where the have been given a date for build but we can still alter the orders. The cars have not actually been built yet.
Thats for the customers orders and
Another 4 working weeks will be 21 Jan ish.

Any more news on the demos we all want a go in
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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Any more news on the demos
the right hand drive ones
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

LHD demos are available at a few places already.
RHD demos are hoped for soon - orig it was early dec for them, recently suggested just b4 crimbo.

Demos need to be landing at bristol soon otherwise it all closes down for a while for the annual p'ss up.

RHD test drive b4 crimbo with any luck
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Right the cars are in status 10. Which is 'heavy variability' which is where the have been given a date for build but we can still alter the orders. The cars have not actually been built yet.


Just so you know
Hang on, my dealer is telling me my car is in production, does this mean that I will get mine before you get yours, or is my dealer be "optimistic" with the truth?
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

pwig's info seems to tally with what my dealer said on Tuesday Mark so your dealer may be being a tad optimistic.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Your dealer is being a bit economical with the truth. I assume yo uhave all heard the good news about blue and me nav and the Hifi?
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Good news?

I know from sorting the spec for mine I can't have the stereo upgrade I wanted as it's not available.....
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Good news?

I know from sorting the spec for mine I can't have the stereo upgrade I wanted as it's not available.....

Going to confirm this tomorrow but it looks like Blue and Me nav wont be available full stop either
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

It's beginning to look like Fiat S.p.A. has made a horlicks of estimating the demand for this car and key suppliers simply cannot meet demand - no skydome, funk white delayed by a year and now possible question marks over the Blue & Me nav and the Interscope stereo?? I wonder who is going to take the wrap for this as it is seriously going to p**s off customers in a fashion conscious segment that stands to save Fiat UK's a$$. Can you imagine BMW getting it so wrong with the Mini?? You've got to love the Italians inability to predict a runaway hit after years of producing humdrum rubbish. They set out to copy the success of the Mini and when it arrives they cannot cope
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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Your dealer is being a bit economical with the truth. I assume yo uhave all heard the good news about blue and me nav and the Hifi?
I've not heard. What's the deal with the stereo?
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It's beginning to look like Fiat S.p.A. has made a horlicks of estimating the demand for this car and key suppliers simply cannot meet demand.
Can you imagine BMW getting it so wrong with the Mini??
I had one of the first MINI Cooper S's back in July 2002. I wanted the Harman Kardon hifi, but it wasn't available. I wanted half leather seats but they weren't available. I ordered heated washer jets and mirrors but the car didn't come with them. MINI can get it wrong too. I'm guessing that Fiat are so overwhelmed by demand that they are putting some of the options/features etc on hold for now until they can catch up.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

i'll have everything confirmed tomorrow then it's time for the good news phonecalls
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Bugger this, may just cancel the order if this is the sort of service I am going to get BEFORE the car even gets here. Just stupid.

First I cannot get a true date out of the dealer, now I have to find out 2nd hand from an internet forum that I won't actually be getting the spec of car I ordered 2 months ago.

Unless they throw in alloys or something for the same price as the audio upgred I'll be thinking very hard about what to do.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Under no new car order will you get a true date when the car is due to arrive until it has actually arrived.

Also hang fire on shouting at your dealer until I have confirmed for definate later on.
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