Go Back  North American Motoring > MINIs in General > 1st Gear
Inside The Port Hueneme Vehicle Distribution Center >

Inside The Port Hueneme Vehicle Distribution Center

1st Gear New members: make an initial post and introduce yourself as you shift from Neutral to First Gear. Current members: meet some of the new members.

Inside The Port Hueneme Vehicle Distribution Center

  #51  
Old 01-30-2004, 06:14 PM
mini-t
mini-t is offline
5th Gear
Join Date: May 2003
Location: land of jdm
Posts: 757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
excellent photo tour! gosh, i'm really curious as to what happens to the damaged cars (i.e., mini with crushed roof) which are fixed to bmw/mini specs? is there a way we, as consumers, can tell if we have a car that is pure and untouched before we receive it?! i don't mind a missing antenna that is replaced later but a new roof or a new engine seems like a big deal!
 
  #52  
Old 02-03-2004, 09:06 AM
cynthetiq
cynthetiq is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
thank you. that was very cool to see.
 
  #53  
Old 02-14-2004, 02:58 AM
MiniCooperJD's Avatar
MiniCooperJD
MiniCooperJD is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 244
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great pics and story! Thanks.
 
  #54  
Old 02-15-2004, 09:50 AM
letsmotor's Avatar
letsmotor
letsmotor is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Motor City, Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 541
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
awesome write-up and pictures

it's like I'm there :smile:
 
  #55  
Old 02-17-2004, 07:51 AM
dave's Avatar
dave
dave is offline
pug poo picker-upper
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: with the it's its :)
Posts: 9,751
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was contacted by AutoSpies about this post. The pictures and text from this post were used (with permission) in the most recent AutoSpies Newsletter.

My Pictures on AutoSpies
 
  #56  
Old 02-17-2004, 08:12 AM
05JCWS
05JCWS is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Atlanta/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,469
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
>>I was contacted by AutoSpies about this post. The pictures and text from this post were used (with permission) in the most recent AutoSpies Newsletter.
>>
>>My Pictures on AutoSpies

Autospies indicated that there is another port in New Jersey. There is also one in Spartanburg, SC for the Southern entrance port of Charleston, SC.

Spartanburg, SC is also the BMW manufacturing plant for all the Z4 and X5 vehicles.
 
  #57  
Old 02-28-2004, 01:14 AM
jeffreyevens's Avatar
jeffreyevens
jeffreyevens is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 101
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
great pictures of the tour dave. nice to see the process our mini's go through before we recieve them. i love my mini, but in my view the 2002 bmw is one of the coolest sedans built,looks super in red. :smile: :smile:

thanks,jeff
 
  #58  
Old 02-28-2004, 12:19 PM
MINI_Dreamer
MINI_Dreamer is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: D.C.
Posts: 156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow -- that was an awesome post. Thanks for all the hard work, that was definintely educational. I can see I wasn't the only one sad about the poor MINI with the crushed roof!!!
 
  #59  
Old 02-29-2004, 10:42 AM
BoopedrivesmyMINI
BoopedrivesmyMINI is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: cincy,OH
Posts: 97
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
looks like a good tour fellas......

thanks for the photos......very cool!
 
  #60  
Old 03-18-2004, 10:27 AM
nlsmini's Avatar
nlsmini
nlsmini is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 63
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
love the tour!! cool thing is, i live right down the street from the distribution center, so i can go over there and watch all the minis all day long!! :smile: im still dying to get one!! :smile:
 
  #61  
Old 03-23-2004, 10:02 AM
ABTsportsline
ABTsportsline is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 240
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
love the pics DiD!

i am wary about the crushed mini.... BMW is pulling a fast-one on someone there. The thing is, this car will have a brand new title when one is issued, because it was never wrecked under an ownership.... I for one would not want a vehicle that had to have a roof replaced. No matter how good that shop is, integrity is then sacrificed somewhere, fit-and-finish won't be the same as factory. I hope that car becomes a "demo" or "test driver" somewhere then!

the 6-series looks sharp.

great pics, thanks!

-ABT-
 
  #62  
Old 04-13-2004, 02:34 PM
SgianDhu
SgianDhu is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
DBGZ:

"I did not find out the damage to my car until after I purchased my vehicle"

How did you find out about the damage/repairs?
 
  #63  
Old 07-12-2004, 06:30 PM
LagunaSol
LagunaSol is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 302
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great pics, but what are a bunch of Toyota Camry Solaras doing at a BMW distribution center?

OK, I'll admit it, I'm not a fan of the new BMW designs, including the new 6...
 
  #64  
Old 08-11-2004, 09:50 AM
Sportty
Sportty is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by LagunaSol
Great pics, but what are a bunch of Toyota Camry Solaras doing at a BMW distribution center?

OK, I'll admit it, I'm not a fan of the new BMW designs, including the new 6...
LOL ... I had the same thought ... I hope BWM doesn't turn the Mini into an Echo on the next update!
 
  #65  
Old 05-02-2006, 07:00 PM
MiniTX's Avatar
MiniTX
MiniTX is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I bought new a 2001 BMW 330i new from a dealer in Houston. My wife had the car in for service and asked for a trade in apprasial since she keeps mentioning a X3. In the apprasial, they deducted $600 because the hood had been repainted. I was livid since the hood had never been damaged or repainted. I called the original dealer and they claimed they had no record of any pre-sale damage or repairs. I said I wanted to speak to and meet with the BMW area rep.

Hate to say it, it was a total joke trying to coordinate him being at the dealer for him to see the car and look at it. I finally gave up, but needless to say was not too thrilled that BMW did this repair and a BMW dealer had the huevos to deduct $600 for the re-painting of the hood. Nor was I thrilled with the complete lack of customer service from BMW North America when I questioned the whole matter.

When I pick-up my MCS next week, I am going to ask for a written statement that the car is "New" and a disclosure of any repairs done prior to my taken possession.
 
  #66  
Old 05-03-2006, 11:13 AM
Minitee's Avatar
Minitee
Minitee is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MiniTX
When I pick-up my MCS next week, I am going to ask for a written statement that the car is "New" and a disclosure of any repairs done prior to my taken possession.
Great idea MiniTX, let me know how that goes. I'd like to do the same.
 
  #67  
Old 05-03-2006, 11:55 AM
MiniTX's Avatar
MiniTX
MiniTX is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I already spoke to my Mini dealer and they said they will give the print out of anything showing if any repairs were done in Charleston at the distribution center.
 
  #68  
Old 05-03-2006, 12:14 PM
goldcountrymini's Avatar
goldcountrymini
goldcountrymini is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,051
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That's a great idea. Thanks for the info. I think that I'm going to do the same thing... We have a 2006 MCSC CR/B on order to sit next to my 2004 MCS DS/B... We should be taking delivery within the next month.
 
  #69  
Old 05-03-2006, 12:32 PM
blacknblue's Avatar
blacknblue
blacknblue is offline
Photographer / Beer Dude
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SoCal (562)
Posts: 2,342
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I hate when old threads are resurrected like this.
Was hoping new posts had something to do with thread title since Port Hueneme isn't very far from here.
 
  #70  
Old 06-07-2006, 06:49 PM
Pep'r
Pep'r is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: May 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for a great tour How did you get on the invitation list? I would love to see an operation like that.
 
  #71  
Old 09-23-2006, 10:10 AM
tekron
tekron is offline
3rd Gear
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 246
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is there any way someone can send me a link directly to the videos of the vehicles at the distribution center? I tried clicking on them from the owner's lounge but it says they're not available on the server. If someone can download one and maybe upload it to www.yousendit.com and post the link here, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks!
 
  #72  
Old 09-23-2006, 07:37 PM
89AKurt's Avatar
89AKurt
89AKurt is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
Posts: 12,295
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
First time I've seen this. Great photo album showing a part of MINI operations.
 
  #73  
Old 10-04-2006, 01:43 PM
BECOKA
BECOKA is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sunnyvale CA
Posts: 331
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow, thanks for the post. I really almost felt l was visiting there myself.
 
  #74  
Old 11-14-2006, 09:51 AM
racinggreen's Avatar
racinggreen
racinggreen is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lost Wages, Nevada
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What a great tour you had, one in a million!
 
  #75  
Old 12-06-2006, 01:59 PM
miniGarfield's Avatar
miniGarfield
miniGarfield is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 107
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
wow those are awesome pictures!!!
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Inside The Port Hueneme Vehicle Distribution Center


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.