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Old 08-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #2401
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if you have your VIN you can find your build date on your window sticker.
No window sticker showing up yet :(
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #2402
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Called her out on it. She insists that she can't do anything after the order leaves the dealership, and that if she could it wouldn't affect the timeline anyway. Second part is true, but it still forming a good relationship if I get my info from her first instead of having to poke and prod her once a week for updates and then get it from Natasha instead. She was a week late and even then she needed a final poke to divulge the VIN. If she had volunteered it to me when it was first available I would be much happier. I realize she can't influence when they start my build, regardless of when (or if) she gives me the VIN, but it's still good practice and good service.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:06 PM   #2403
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Called FCS, then said it was scheduled for a build date this week? But they can't say when, and there's no window sticker. And no idea when that will be available either. Hmmm?

At least a second person saying it will be delivered Sept 5, but I won't believe that until I see it getting built.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #2404
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If there is one thing I learned in this process, it's that it doesn't seem fair. At least from the customers perspective it seems that way. It's like being in the ultimate traffic jam and you don't know why the traffic is all jammed up but you accept the fact that you have to wait till it gets moving again. I recommend taking the attitude of "It will get here when it gets here" approach and before you know it, you will get the call.

Why my car was delayed after build and sitting in plant for a few weeks really irritated me at the time. I never determined what the cause of the delay was and now I don't care because the process is drawing to a close for me. In the end, all that matters it the ETA you are given. If it's a month from now then wait for a month. If the ETA gets pushed out you wait some more. The bottom line is it's waiting game without detailed explanation.
Unfortunatly my ETA was the 14th, and yet my car still hasn't left Michigan. This whole process doesn't make much sense.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:12 PM   #2405
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Called FCS, then said it was scheduled for a build date this week? But they can't say when, and there's no window sticker. And no idea when that will be available either. Hmmm?

At least a second person saying it will be delivered Sept 5, but I won't believe that until I see it getting built.
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that would make sense if you ordered a week before me..my dealer says build late next week and delivered around sept 15. it all lines up!
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:23 PM   #2406
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Unfortunatly my ETA was the 14th, and yet my car still hasn't left Michigan. This whole process doesn't make much sense.
Orders are definitely getting produced quicker than a month ago but the shipping is just all over the place as far as how quick it gets delivered. There is no way to make sense of it either. Until the car gets a rail# your dealer can't give you any info or updated ETA's. It's like it's in limbo and all you can do is wait.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:56 PM   #2407
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that would make sense if you ordered a week before me..my dealer says build late next week and delivered around sept 15. it all lines up!
Not really - I ordered 22 days before you and still no VIN, but according to my dealer estimate I should get my car mid-september.

Makes no sense at all yet.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:11 PM   #2408
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Not really - I ordered 22 days before you and still no VIN, but according to my dealer estimate I should get my car mid-september.

Makes no sense at all yet.

did you get FCS to check your order # and dealer code for a VIN? maybe your dealer sucks. :P
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #2409
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did you get FCS to check your order # and dealer code for a VIN? maybe your dealer sucks. :P
Natasha is who I've been dealing with....I haven't gone through my dealer at all. My sales guy was kind of a wimp, hence the great deal I got...lol
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I wouldn't consider a dealerships estimate accurate at all. Once the order is placed they have no idea.

@justy, my car will probably be delayed in shipping to come on the same truck as you.
I think I ordered more than a week ahead of you as well.
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