Went with East Bay Mini, very painless! Those geniuses in Oxford and Bavaria are really onto something here, making the whole planning and buying process so much fun. Somehow, buying a Ford isn't quite the same thing! Unfortunately, now the waiting begins...
My MA and ASK-MINI both have said "10th week of the year" for my car, and my calendar says that's March. Here's the specs:
Hyper Blue/White w/ Stripes
Anthracite trim + headliner
Chrome Line Interior
I cannot wait to stop ogiling other peoples' MINIs and start driving my own!
Last edited by metlslug; Feb 12th, 2005 at 05:58 PM.
Guess my car will be about a week behind yours-- according to this morning's call to ASK-MINI, I'm tentatively scheduled for the 11th week of production, which he said begins on March 14. He did say that the production date is not firm yet, and could be moved up. (Didn't say anything about it being pushed back, hope that isn't a possibility....).
Hot Orange Metallic w/Blue Top
Sport Seats in Dark Blue leather
Awesome! Mine is scheduled for completion on the same day.
I ordered mine from MINI of Murray in SLC. Here are my specs:
MCS Jet Black/White roof (no bonnet stripes)
Sport Pkg. w/web spokes
Cold Weather, Premium, and Convenience packages
Panther Black leather
Anthracite interior surfaces and headliner
Chrome line interior
Mine's scheduled to be done two days after your MINIs - scheduled for completion on March 7th. Here are my specs:
Chili Red/White Roof/White Bonnet Stripes
Anthracite Interior/Space Gray Sport Seats
Sport Pack (17" S-Lite All Seasons)
Cold Weather Pack
Front and Rear Fogs
Multifunction Steering Wheel
Ordered from Flow MINI in NC, USA - had a great experience and a minimal wait (ordered beginning of February). I'm glad the car's in production now, since I need it by summer to drive cross-country to from Virginia to Seattle for an internship. At least I'll hit my breakin mileage fairly quickly
Now comes the excrutiating refreshes of the owner's lounge and repeated calls to +1 866 ASK MINI until i hear it's been loaded on a ship in Southampton... and the time in a manual so i'm used to driving one by the time the MCS arrives!
The folks at 866-ASK-MINI just told me that my production has been moved up a week-- was Week 11, now it's Week 10. While I had him on the phone, I mentioned that I'd read that MCC convertibles w//Premium package were to begin including the armrest as part of the package-- and he verified that mine does show the armrest as an included option.
Mine suddenly went into "Scheduled for Production", with a VIN and everything.
Called ASK-MINI, and they said it actually began production on February 25! Not bad, ordered at the dealer on 1/26, car is built a month later! Now hopefully the transatlantic cruise/VDC/transporter part of this whole process will go smoothly as well...
I absolutely love my MC but, human greed I guess, placed my order for my MCS today!
Spec: MCS Mk II HB/W (with Bonnet Stripes of Course)
Black Cloth/Leather Sport seats
Interior Surface in Body Colour
17" S Spokes
Glass Roof with sliding and Vent Function
Leather Sports Steering Wheel
Multi Function for Steering wheel DSC
Storage Compartment Package
Automatic Air con
I am waiting for the dealer to get an allocation for me and then I will get my production number.
After what seems an eternity I got my VIN number from the dealer on March 1st. I've done a search on the shipping company's website and it's booked to leave Southampton on March 11th. If it makes it onto this ship (and I can't see why it wouldn't) it is due to arrive in Sydney on April 20. A three hour truck drive to Canberra will hopefully occur in the following few days or so to make it possibly a late April but at least early May delivery!
Anyhow this is what I'm getting...
Chilli red (body colour) dash and door trim
Anthracite roof liner
Oz spec Chilli pack
My birthday is April 26th...ahh wouldn't that be nice
Well, my car's now in the paint shop... still estimating completion on March 7.
I don't know what's worse, waiting for it to be built or waiting for it to arrive. Reading old production group threads brought up the story of the Tricolor (the WW vessel that collided on its way to Southampton) and I sure hope my car has a safe trip across the pond!
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