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      11-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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8 weeks since ED drop off and waiting

So yesterday was exactly 8 weeks since I dropped off my M5 in Amsterdam. I decided that I would give BMW their 6-8 week window until I started to really complain, and now that time has come.

My girlfriend also dropped off her 335i at the same time as me in Amsterdam, she got her car 2 weeks ago. My car was on a different ground transport, different ship, and different VPC than hers. When I inquired to the drop off about why mine was taking longer to get on a ship they told me they forgot to send a fax to the shipping company.

The car finally reached the VPC in NJ on 11/8 and has been there since. I got some information from the BMW NA ED department that there was a "scratch" on my bumper and they needed to repair it (there was no damage when I dropped the car off). They also told me that because it is frozen brilliant white that it will take much longer to repair because they need to order the paint. The latest status update they gave me was that it might be released from the VPC on Friday and they have it market as a "hot unit".

This same exact thing happened to my 2009 335i ED a few years ago, my car sat at the VPC for a long time because it had bumper damage in transit. I know a few other members on here have also had similar issues. How is it possible there can be so much in transit damage to these cars? I really wish that BMW would just communicate better on exactly what is going on with your car while in transit.

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