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Re: D-Day 2012 Is Here

Just decided to call again and found out now its in build/paint. Status F. Does anyone know how far along this is in the process? NOW I"M VERY EXCITED.... I guess the lady today didn't know how to look up the right info. Disregard my last post
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:52 AM
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Anyone know how long it takes to get out to a dealership in Chicagoland from the factory? My guess is that it would probably be there by Monday or Tuesday. What's your experience or thoughts?
Not sure of timelines for the early vehicles of the season, but my experience is that, after being built, vehicles wait in storage a random number of days for the rail car to arrive, and then to be loaded on a car and then for the cars to be assembled into a train. Best case seems to be three days from built to departing Detroit, most take at least 10 days, some are stuck in storage for near a month.... and there are exceptions.... Once the car is on a train that has departed the Detroit area, the car will show up at most dealers within a week.

So like roll three or four die and add the numbers. The sum is about as good an estimate as any.... The Jeep provided estimates are always optimistic, and based more on the best case scenarios. They don't seem to have much control over the rail situation. My buddy's red tag just slowed things down we think

If you have a VIN, sign up as a site supporter and Milous will give you tracking info, giving you reliable visibility of where the vehicle is in the system. You can also see how others are coming along to get an idea what may be happening.

Depending on the vehicle option, the sequence is something like the following:

Scheduled
C – tentative schedule
D – firm schedule: serial number is assigned.
D1 – gateline: plant has sequenced the unit for production, estimated ship date assigned
D2 – gateline: framing and build imminent, usually within 3-6 days

Build
E – framing
F – paint
G – trim

Built
I – unit is pending final inspection
J – vehicle has passed final inspection, but has not been released to carrier
JB – shipped to body vendor
JE – shipped to emissions
JJ – consigned body vendor
JS – shipped to storage
KZ – released by plant and invoiced

From D1 to KZ is usually around 10 working days, unless parts are missing or late (often) or they find something that needs corrected (unusual). I've noticed there have been some 2012 built and are on hold in storage waiting for trains (or Chrysler go ahead for delivery).
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Re: D-Day 2012 Is Here

Ours was held in Detroit for a day in JS status and arrived in Toledo this morning. Dealer and regional rep "red tagged" it so it might be here before the end of the week I guess. Doesn't have to ride the rails so it might be faster than Chicago delivery. All the dates on ours were spot on the estimates so far, so looking at the tracking info might give you a pretty solid idea on ETA. I've ordered cars before and never had this much excitement waiting for one to arrive. Sort of like waiting for a UPS box but better...
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Re: D-Day 2012 Is Here

I'm in San Diego, have a delivery target of 8/7 and I'm still in D1 status....not sure they are going to hit my date but I'm super excited for MKA18! First one to take ownership!

MKA18, I don't remember, did you get the HEMI? You'll have to let us know if the 6 speed feels any different.
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I'm in San Diego, have a delivery target of 8/7 and I'm still in D1 status....not sure they are going to hit my date but I'm super excited for MKA18! First one to take ownership!

MKA18, I don't remember, did you get the HEMI? You'll have to let us know if the 6 speed feels any different.
We're hoping for arrival tomorrow but we'll see. I have a truck for towing and a summer car for speed so we got the v6 in the family cruiser. I did want the v8 after test driving both but the boss said the 6 was "good enough". I was pretty impressed with the new v6 power so we went with that.
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Looks like as of this afternoon my is still in the painting process. I figured it would be in the Trim process by now. Oh well. Looks like they missed my target ship date of today.
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Driver is pulling into dealer now... Spy shots to follow tonight! Just hope its trouble free and worth the wait.
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Looks like as of this afternoon my is still in the painting process. I figured it would be in the Trim process by now. Oh well. Looks like they missed my target ship date of today.
Are you sure your ship date isn't really 7/30 and they just told you 7/28 because Grand Cherokees began shipping 7/28?
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Delivered in its most pure form and all cleaned up at home. Everything looks great but some blotchy looking paint on the hood in the sunlight. We'll have to wash a couple more times and get some wax and buffing on there to see if it will blend any. If the clear covered it up like that we might have to ride around comparing to see if it's really worth worrying about. Overall it's just crazy nice, black interior is just amazing in person.



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Delivered in its most pure form and all cleaned up at home. Everything looks great but some blotchy looking paint on the hood in the sunlight. We'll have to wash a couple more times and get some wax and buffing on there to see if it will blend any. If the clear covered it up like that we might have to ride around comparing to see if it's really worth worrying about. Overall it's just crazy nice, black interior is just amazing in person.



That's a 2012 that you have already? Is that Mineral Grey? Looks really nice by the way.
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That's a 2012 that you have already? Is that Mineral Grey? Looks really nice by the way.
Yep, 2012 Mineral Gray Overalnd 4x4 just arrived today. Started on the 20th and Finished in I status on the 22nd...
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mka18

One big congradulation on recieving one fine looking 2012. I love the color

I ordered a 2012 summit MG Hemi last week and just cant wait for its arrival. O'yea its my first post.

Congrads on your new baby .
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