Originally Posted by silenthill
No, I never received a VIN. The order was never picked up.
I'll admit, I've never ordered a factory car before, and the allocation / regional stuff is baffling. It's frustrating to see people in the VIN thread who ordered after me get build dates and cars, only because of other mysterious factors.
Honestly, IDK how much mystery there is, but usually the lack of info regarding VIN, and build date can be traced to a bad/overworked/untrained salesperson. I've read about people placing orders and the order's weren't submitted in a timely manner, or the order gets placed, but the salesperson completely ignores the customer afterwards. Both of those scenarios are unacceptable.
I only factory order vehicles now, and it's nice to get exactly what you want w/o anyone else ever test driving it. Plus, as long as the wait can be sometimes, it can actually be kind of fun tracking it's progress until it gets to you.