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Old 02-03-2007, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the pics, nice to see what goes on behind the scenes before the cars are sent to the dealers.
 
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:59 PM
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wow that was really cool
hmmm that just makes me wonder how much longer ill have to wait for my r56 MCS on top of its waitiing time and shipping time
 
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:35 AM
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Dave,

Thanks for the virtual tour...free lease?? Where do I sign?? I was there a few months ago but only saw the cars coming off of the ship (there were several MCGP's and assorted MBW's to drool over). The drivers all seemed to be having a good time. I didn't realize they had all these other functions at that site as well. What a cool job! Speaking of, many weekdays here on the California Central Coast we get to see groups of prototype MINI/BMW's on highway 101 undergoing durability testing. Usually 3 or 4 flat black MINI's and BMWs driving in a convoy. I recently saw what appeared to be a 4 door M3. Maybe these are making a comeback? What a great place to live.
 
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:33 PM
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Now i know what my mini is going to be doing on the 8th of April!
Thanks for all the pictures, they were awesome!
 
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:10 AM
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Mine should be going through this in the next couple of days (as long as the current rumor of an 8+ day backup at the CA VDC is unfounded).
 
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:43 PM
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great thread! thanks,, always wanted to know how does the VDC looks like in Port Hueneme.. because my mini will visit the port 2moro.. cant wait!
 
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:37 AM
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Excellent pics. Scary though how much damage can be occur and not be disclosed.
 
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:56 PM
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Wow. That's quite impressive. Anyway to arrange a tour? And perhaps a test drive?
 
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BackRoll23 View Post

Anyway to arrange a tour?
Tours at the VDC are pretty rare.
 
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:52 AM
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So is the "candy blue" the same color that ended up being "oxygen blue"?
 
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:43 PM
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:06 AM
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Wonderful photos! I'd never seen this thread before and here I am about to take delivery of my third MINI.

Many thanks!
 
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Dave!

I so hope they don't damage my mini. It's a hard call - I'm getting so impatient waiting that I think if it was minor damage I would rather them fix it and send it on its way to me (and maybe not tell me about it... won't I don't know won't hurt me?). Having to wait an additional 6-8 weeks or so to get a replacement would be torture.
 
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:16 AM
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Dave , Awesome Pictorial . I too feel for the owner of the caved in roof.

I do not think I would take it if it was disclosed to me that the roof was crushed then repaired.
 
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Great pics and virtual tour, Dave. Makes me glad I have broadband!

Now I will go outside and see if my roof has been replaced after the build.

I purchased a new SAAB in 2003 and in 2005 the paint on the front fender started peeling! Apparently it was damaged in shipping and "fixed" at distribution. It should have been disclosed! Re-re-paint paid by SAAB - but never looked right again . In my humble opinion, all after factory work should be disclosed. (p.s. - that car got totaled by a Chevy Yukon, got nervous bought something bigger to replace, now trading that for what I really want - Mini Clubman - should arrive any day! - been in Brunswick a long time! Hope it was not damaged!)
 
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for posting. Really interesting.
 
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:27 AM
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Awesome, mine is headed there soon, thanks so much for taking your time and doing the photo lineup
 
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:51 PM
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Great pictures! Visited the Mercedes VPC in Baltimore and looked very similar.
 
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:45 PM
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Six years ago, we bought a 325ci BMW from Walker BMW in Alexandria, Louisiana, the car was damaged in transport and had the hood repainted. Apparently VDC wasn't going to say anything about it, but the dealership found out that it had gone to the paint shop after the fact and refused to take delivery of it. They said it was their policy not to take cars that had body work/paint done at VDC whether we wanted to accept it or not. Moved them up a notch in our book.

They found a replacement car identical, but a different color in CA. Sent a driver to CA and then drove it to our house to deliver it (2.5 hours from the dealership). We never set foot in the dealership....

That is service..... if they had a Mini dealership, we'd have bought from them in a heartbeat.
 
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:48 AM
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There should be photos of the workers sitting on their *** because my Clubman has been there over 2 weeks just to get sport stripes.
 
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:30 PM
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Our Clubman was there for two weeks as well and our dealer could not even get an answer as to what was going on

Hang in there.
 
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:26 PM
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Thank you so much for the pictures!
Every time when I am using BMW system, I see that place mentioned.
Now i feel like I were there myself.
 
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:29 PM
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Very informative thread..I guess if your vehicle does not clear DVC in 2 or 3 days...you should get suspicious of a problem?
 
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:51 PM
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that's a pretty good estimate. My ma told me the worst part of being a MINI salesperson was when cars get delayed at VDC, and having to deal with very impatient and irritated customers.
 
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:41 AM
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Very insightful. My 09 MCS will be there on Dec. 4th ! I hope it doesn't get crushed !

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