No i haven't heard anything. I have on one of the first ones to be on the road coming in the 1st half of march (thats when my dealer said, anyway). I have had my deposit down with them (Lind of Chelmsford) for almost 1 and a half years. Have you heard of delays then??
US MINIs built for West Coast delivery spend at least 21 days on a ship making the journey across the pond. My 2002 MCS which experienced absolutely no delays in transit wasn't delivered to my dealer until almost 5 weeks after it was built ...
05/28 - Status 160 (released for distribution - a week early)
05/29 - Status 182 (waiting for train)
05/30 - Status 193 (in Southampton, loaded on Tricolor)
06/25 - Status 196 (in Oxnard, discharged from Tricolor)
06/26 - At VPC
06/27 - Released to carrier
06/29 - Arrived at dealer
It's very conceivable that a MINI built the first week in March might not be ready for delivery at a West Coast dealer until the latter half of April.
An average of 14 days on the ship from Southampton to Charleston SC, a stay at the VPC and then trucking to the dealer in Florida ... probably close to 4 weeks from build to delivery.
The person initially posting on NAM was, in fact, on the west coast. It would seem that "delayed" was inaccurate. They weren't expecting them until then, and the person posting was just surprised it would take so long.
Out of interest how long does a mini take to build and then ship to in the UK. As in, if the auto's are sceduled for week 10 production when do they finish the car and when does it arrive at the dealership??
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