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      08-31-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Talking Ordered my BMW!

Well itís been finalized. Iíve ordered my BMW and hopefully Iíll take delivery early December. For anyone thatís interested in specifics here they are. Sorry, itís quite long.

Model: F21 118i 3 Door
Colour: Estoril Blue Metallic
Interior: Hexagon Alcantara
Wheels: 18Ē M light alloy 386

Packages:
M Sport package-
Sport seats for driver and passenger
Armrest front, retractable
Accent Line Blue matt
Interior finishers Aluminium Hexagon
Front fog lamps
M Sport suspension
Steering wheel M leather
M Aerodynamic kit
High-Gloss Satin Chrome
Anthracite roof lining

Manufacture Options:

Model designation, deletion
Rain sensor and automatic headlight control
Xenon headlights
Instrument cluster with extended contents
M Sport brakes
Park distance control front & rear
Cruise control with brake function
Hands-free facility with USB interface
Headlamp washer system
Harman Kardon Sound System
Navigation system, Professional with iDrive Touch

Dealer options:

35% visibility smash & grab window lamination
Personalized number plates

Standard options:

Multifunctionís for steering wheel
Runflat tyres
Locking wheel bolts
Alarm system with radio remote control
Windshield with grey shade band
Velour floor mats
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Smokerís package
Storage compartment package
Speedometer with kilometer reading
Folding rear seat headrests
6 Speed manual transmission
Aux-in jack
DataDot
Dynamic Brake Lights
Central locking
Dynamic Stability Control
Anti-lock braking system
Automatic stability control
Dynamic brake control
Electronic brake-force distribution
Cornering brake control
Electronic immobilizer
Engine Start/Stop button with keyless start
Front & side airbags with seat occupancy detector
Front-loading CD
Head airbags front & rear
ISOFIX child seat anchorage
BMW mobility kit
Tyre pressure monitoring
Safety battery terminal
Side airbags seat integrated
Rear backrests, foldable.
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      08-31-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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very nice, can't wait for the pics
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      08-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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very nice, can't wait for the pics
Can't wait to take them... Gonna be a long but worthy wait
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      10-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Hi all, here's a quick update of what's happening with my car.

Production process completed: 16 September 2013
BMW loaded onto ship & en route.

Ship departed Bremerhaven(DE) port: 1 October 2013
Ship docked in Sheerness(UK): 2 October 2013
Ship departed Sheerness(UK): 3 October 2013

Ship currently en route to Walvis Bay port (NA) & then from there to Durban port (ZA).
Current area location of ship: Biscay Bay
Current Speed: +/- 16Knots +/- 30km/h
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      10-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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That is an ugly boat.
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      10-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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That is an ugly boat.
The boat may not be the best looking but you have to admit the cars inside that are hiding are good looking!
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      10-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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The boat may not be the best looking but you have to admit the cars inside that are hiding are good looking!
Some say they are ugly too, but I like the looks of the F20/F21, particularly with the M-Sport option.
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      10-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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Some say they are ugly too, but I like the looks of the F20/F21, particularly with the M-Sport option.
"Some say...he's called the stig" Love M-Sport
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      10-06-2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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Are those Porsches already parked out? har har~

Congrats on the new car~
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      10-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #10
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Are those Porsches already parked out? har har~

Congrats on the new car~
I have no clue.

Thanks, I'm still waiting for the ship to arrive though. It's only going to be here in S.A at the end of October sometime.
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      10-06-2013, 05:18 AM   #11
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I have no clue.

Thanks, I'm still waiting for the ship to arrive though. It's only going to be here in S.A at the end of October sometime.
Man waiting is really the hardest part. I waited something like seven to eight months. Two color changes....
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Man waiting is really the hardest part. I waited something like seven to eight months. Two color changes....
7 - 8 months??? Why 2 colour changes?
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First ordered the car, the sales was adamant there is no color other than orange, while I wanted blue. I had no choice but to order orange, and in two or so months the sales said there were other colors to choose from. I had to settle for grey because I couldn't choose from all the colors. In two or so more months I woke up one day unhappy with having to settled with the color. I went down to the BMW dealer expressed just how unhappy I was, and I got the blue, but it will be another three months on top of the however months I have already waited.

I was not explained to the option list well at all in addition.

I sincerely hope that you would experience better.

For our region BMW is just about the only RWD that offer manual, choices are very few. The cars are wonderful through its range, but the same can't be said for the buying experience.

Just for laughs I watched the review on YouTube so many times, I think I was able to pick up a few words in Dutch and German

Looking forward to the pictures of your new car
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      10-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #14
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I think the sales person has a point when he/she says there is no color other than orange!
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First ordered the car, the sales was adamant there is no color other than orange, while I wanted blue. I had no choice but to order orange, and in two or so months the sales said there were other colors to choose from. I had to settle for grey because I couldn't choose from all the colors. In two or so more months I woke up one day unhappy with having to settled with the color. I went down to the BMW dealer expressed just how unhappy I was, and I got the blue, but it will be another three months on top of the however months I have already waited.

I was not explained to the option list well at all in addition.

I sincerely hope that you would experience better.

For our region BMW is just about the only RWD that offer manual, choices are very few. The cars are wonderful through its range, but the same can't be said for the buying experience.

Just for laughs I watched the review on YouTube so many times, I think I was able to pick up a few words in Dutch and German

Looking forward to the pictures of your new car
What amazes me is that BMW service overseas seems to be terrible whereas over here in South Africa there is a saying that goes "There is no service like BMW service". This is purely because we get the most astounding service from BMW.

I find it strange as well that BMW in other countries either don't offer all BMW models or don't offer some options. Over here we basically have every single BMW model and their options to choose from.

So far the service and dedication I have received from the BMW dealership I go to is phenomenal. They have been there for me from the beginning and have answered every question I have asked.

I'll most probably pick up my BMW around the 25th of November somewhere there. Once I receive it I'll take some pictures for everyone, I can't wait !
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I think the sales person has a point when he/she says there is no color other than orange!
Now don't be bias HaHa!
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Long list of options, long time to wait.
There are always good things and bad things in life
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Long list of options, long time to wait.
There are always good things and bad things in life
True that however it's a worthy wait
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It’s that time again… Another update on my little beamer. So the ship arrived in Namibia on the 18th and left yesterday heading for its final destination, which is in Durban. From there it’ll be transported up to the VDC (Vehicle Distribution Centre) in PTA where it will go through some more checks for a few days before it heads off to my dealership where they’ll do all the final checks and where it’ll get its final identity.
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Your car is taking really long to get here since you ordered it or is this normal for all BMWs except the 3 series?

I've only ever ordered 3 series' which are built right here, so I've obtained them rather quickly. For my F30 when I ordered it at the beginning of May last year, it was at the dealer less than 3 weeks later lol!
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      10-21-2013, 02:02 AM   #21
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Great car and excellent specs!! Congratulations and I wish you to enjoy it to the Max!!
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Your car is taking really long to get here since you ordered it or is this normal for all BMWs except the 3 series?

I've only ever ordered 3 series' which are built right here, so I've obtained them rather quickly. For my F30 when I ordered it at the beginning of May last year, it was at the dealer less than 3 weeks later lol!
Unfortunately it usually takes 3 months from date of order to actually driving it off the floor. I've ordered 3 series cars before and like you experienced I too got them within 3 weeks as they are built in Pretoria.

In the case of my 1 series it had to be built in Leipzig Germany.
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