Delivery Spreadsheet - Let's Track These Inbound SEs

Discussion in 'MINI Cooper SE' started by F14Scott, Jul 27, 2020.

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  1. joshf2k

    joshf2k Member

    Add mine to the list of Minis on the Apollon Highway. Seems like we all got on the first boat out of Southampton after the factory shutdown.
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  3. Novadar

    Novadar Active Member

    Haha. I can just hear the MINI's chatting right now. Well, I can't actually hear cars talking except for Lightning McQueen and friends. I must have watched that movie 150 times!!
  4. GvilleGuy

    GvilleGuy Well-Known Member

    The ship's crew is drag racing them up and down the main deck. A great party.
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  5. The Dark Side

    The Dark Side New Member

    What is the average timeframe to anticipate if I place an order for a US model soon? 4 months?

  6. joshf2k

    joshf2k Member

    Check out the delivery tracking spreadsheet. You'll get a better idea of real-world delivery times from that. The more recent entries seem to have been seeing a bit longer lead time due to the chip shortage though.
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  8. Skimster

    Skimster New Member

    Ordered my SE on July 2nd and dealer (Kennesaw) still hasn't provided a build number. Last reply in mid-August saying, "I do not have a production number however I can see the order now has a production date (35th week – end of August /September)". Obviously, still no news and losing trust in them. Anyway I can escalate this?
    By comparison, I ordered a Tesla Model 3 LR on July 5rd and took delivery of it last week (I was amazed Tesla cam earlier). Was kept up to date of the build throughout process and collection was hassle-free and took about 20 minutes (no need to fend off upselling). Perfect.
    Based on the experience, thus far, not only are cars years behind on (battery) technology, but their customer relations has fallen years behind as well. Seriously considering just cancelling the Mini order and getting another Tesla. Only the Mini driving experience (this will be my 9th Mini) is keeping me hanging on (by the fingertips).
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  9. chrunck

    chrunck Active Member

    If the dealer knows the production date, they definitely know the production number. You can't find out the production date without one. Not sure why they aren't sharing it with you.
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  10. Skimster

    Skimster New Member

    Thanks, chrunck.
    That's what I thought, from reading some of the threads. Also, when I initially ordered, I was told I would be getting a build number within a day or so and I could expect delivery within 8-12 weeks.
    Anyway, just got a call from them today and they said they hope to hear from Mini by the end of the week (he said he had one other order in the same situation from around the same time, which matches the build sheet info). Perhaps, they have exhausted their quota for the quarter (Q3), but not telling us and stalling us until Q4? That's the only reason I can think of at the moment. If so, again, those are some of the annoyingly bad practices that something Tesla have eradicated (my daughter was going to order a Mini SE, but after hearing my experience, ordered a Y instead and they are saying January, but at least they're honest about it).
  11. MallowMan

    MallowMan New Member

    Just joined the forums and added my order information to the tracking sheet. It took almost 2 weeks to get a production number, so I am assuming that my deal was waiting on allocation during that time.
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  13. Teddydogno1

    Teddydogno1 Member

    Holy Cow! After getting a scheduled production date last week (for the week of Sept 26), I didn't expect anything to change on the tracker. But it did! Today it shows "Production begins"! Does that mean they moved it up, or is that normal for two weeks ahead of the scheduled build date?


  14. GvilleGuy

    GvilleGuy Well-Known Member

    It's misleading. You will sit at that status for 10 to 15 days (assuming no unusual delays at the factory).
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  15. Sully151

    Sully151 New Member


    I am confused. Where do Onfind all of the information needed to track my build?

    We ordered on Saturday. Our Dealer said they had an allocation for a build in October. We have a production number, but that is where I am lost. What do I do next?
  16. MichaelC

    MichaelC Well-Known Member

  17. Teddydogno1

    Teddydogno1 Member

    Thanks. I figured it was something like that. The "Queue" part makes sense. Next step should be real progress, then. "Exterior body assembly begins."

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  18. Skimster

    Skimster New Member

    Any chance you ordered from Kennesaw, because I'm in the same situation, so I 'm really feeling your pain!
  19. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    How is MINI years behind on battery technology? Is there another 3,000-lb car with 181-hp that goes further on a charge? Customer relations, yes, years behind where they used to be.
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  20. pdx347

    pdx347 New Member

    My Mini has been at the port for 12 days! It was finished in the rush of cars that seem to exit the factory on 9/1 and 9/2 but has gone nowhere since. It's heading over to CA whereas the other vehicles are bound for closer ports, perhaps those routes don't sail so regularly?
  21. Puppethead

    Puppethead Well-Known Member

    Everything in the supply chain is constrained due to the pandemic, including ship crews, stevedores, and carrier truck drivers.
  22. joshf2k

    joshf2k Member

    Apollon Highway has less than 500 mi to go! That means it may be arriving in Brunswick fairly early if it maintains its speed.

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  23. Novadar

    Novadar Active Member

    Very cool!

    Did you pay for the Satellite tracking? I could not bring myself to do it. I didn't for my Taycan which is well, a lot more expensive. The Taycan's vessel took a more North Atlantic route to Rhode Island. There were a few terrestrial AIS stations off of Newfoundland so the "silent zone" was much smaller.

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