Last post on Jan 16, 2007 at 4:50 PM
You are in the Volvo C70
What is this discussion about?
#15 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [volvomax]
Jan 11, 2007 (5:18 am)
Perhaps you are correct and no doubt I've lost my patience. nevertheless, 8 weeks is a long time...and there is no guarantee that it won't get bumped again.
At least its winter so waiting is a little easier.
So is the other part of what I was told correct, that the process of getting the car from the port to the dealer can be accelerated once the car is in the States?
#16 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [jtrego]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:39 am)
It was correct for me. The car came into port on Dec. 14th in Baltimore and was at the Oklahoma dealership on Dec. 19th (earlier than the Dec. 30th e.t.a.)
I'm confused as to why service campaigns would be done at port and not at the factory. Seems it would be easier to change/update parts at the factory...
#17 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [cricket4]
Jan 11, 2007 (9:12 am)
Yeah, that sounds right because if ours comes into Baltimore or even farther south on the 30th, they are telling me they can get it to Bristol, TN by feb 2. Here's hoping.
#18 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [jtrego]
Jan 11, 2007 (9:18 am)
My C70 arrived at Port Hueneme on 10/18/06 and cleared customs on the 25th, and arrived two days later at the dealer. I had been told by the dealer that there was no way one could speed up delivery once it reached the port. Each vehicle has to been inspected by customs and transportation from the port to delivery takes time.
#19 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [cricket4]
Jan 11, 2007 (11:06 am)
Probably because there just isn't any space at the factory to do upgrades.
#20 of 24 Re: What happened to my car? [morgenthaler]
Jan 11, 2007 (11:07 am)
Customs and Port inspection take very little time.
Most of the time is simply to get a truck to ship the car to the dealer.
Cars that are listed as sold have first priority for final shipment.
Jan 12, 2007 (11:13 am)
Ok, our car finally showed up on the ship tracker. It was booked on 1/2/07 and arrived at Gothenburg terminal today.
I still don't understand why it took so long. When i explored the ship tracker by putting in various VIN numbers close to mine, I found at least 2 C70's with chasis #s later than ours that had been shipped 3 weeks ago!
Oh well, at least its finally on its way.
Jan 16, 2007 (9:51 am)
Okay, our car in finally on the way, left the port in Gothenberg and to be in Brunswick, GA on 1/31/07.
I was told the reason for the delay was for an update on the manual transmission?? I am not sure about this, but I do know that the automatics built after our car were shipped ahead of us...I still wonder if they just forgot to ship it to be honest. I can't imagine why a manual trasmission would not an update. Anyone any thoughts on this?
On another note, some C70 owners should be getting their cars soon as chasis #19003 and 19034 were discharged from the ports just this week. Anyone on this forum have claim on those babies?
#23 of 24 Re: Update [jtrego]
Jan 16, 2007 (10:12 am)
Glad to hear that your car is getting closer! Just to calibrate how long things took for you, when did you originally place your order, and when did other intermediate steps happen, such as a VIN being assigned?
#24 of 24 Re: Update [rschleicher]
Jan 16, 2007 (4:50 pm)
First of all, keep in mind we have a small Volvo dealership here, only 4 or 5 C70's alloted to this dealer for 2007 and they only had 3 for 2006.
We placed our deposit in July 06. The LDOC or last date of change for the order was at the end of August. We received the VIN and a report that the car was FAC or factory complete on 11/30.
The car was booked for transport on 1/2/07 and to the port in gothenberg on 1/12. (Have no idea why that took so long)
loaded on vessel 1/14/07 and to arrive in Brunswick on 1/31. The dealer has assured me they should be able to get the car to them by 2/2/07. (is 670 miles from port to dealer) I'll be real interested to see if that can happen.