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      01-18-2015, 03:39 AM   #375
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Re ordering I8

I ordered mine in March 2014 paying a small deposit, in July I was asked to come into the dealership to spec my car. In septemberthey told me delivery would be the first week in December. My car arrived at the dealer on 16th November, I was to collect the car on 18th, but I went on vacation that day so didn't collect it until 2nd December.i paid for the car on collection.i understand the waiting time now is around 11 months, but there are quite a few for sale at a premium of 10,000 or so.
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      01-18-2015, 10:10 PM   #376
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Desperately waiting for mine...

I ordered mine back in April 2013, and my dealer told me to put a deposit. I ordered it White/Blue with white interior and turbine wheels (Pure Impulse World). He told me I would only get the 2015 models, and he still doesn't know when I will get mine...
Anyone knows how can I find quick where is my car or when it is coming?

Congrats to every owner of i8s out there!
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      01-18-2015, 11:01 PM   #377
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I was on the dealer list for about two years. Spec'ed, ordered and put a deposit down the first week of July 2014 and mine arrived yesterday, 1/17/15. She's home now. Blue/PI Pkg and turbine wheels. msrp and even a small discount due to a special relationship I have with the dealer. Sweeeeeeeet ride! Will post pix later.
To those who are waiting, sometimes the timing and process is fluky. For some reason my dealer's #3 ordered car is arriving behind my #4 2014 car. He can't explain it either.
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      01-18-2015, 11:26 PM   #378
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I was on the dealer list for about two years. Spec'ed, ordered and put a deposit down the first week of July 2014 and mine arrived yesterday, 1/17/15. She's home now. Blue/PI Pkg and turbine wheels. msrp and even a small discount due to a special relationship I have with the dealer. Sweeeeeeeet ride! Will post pix later.
To those who are waiting, sometimes the timing and process is fluky. For some reason my dealer's #3 ordered car is arriving behind my #4 2014 car. He can't explain it either.
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      01-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #379
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I was on the dealer list for about two years. Spec'ed, ordered and put a deposit down the first week of July 2014 and mine arrived yesterday, 1/17/15. She's home now. Blue/PI Pkg and turbine wheels. msrp and even a small discount due to a special relationship I have with the dealer. Sweeeeeeeet ride! Will post pix later.
To those who are waiting, sometimes the timing and process is fluky. For some reason my dealer's #3 ordered car is arriving behind my #4 2014 car. He can't explain it either.
I know of another situation where a car that was later in the queue arrived before an earlier one. In that case, it was due to the fuel tank recall which affected the early car, but not the later one.
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      01-21-2015, 12:00 AM   #380
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Ready for the i8 meetup?
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Will watch for the eventual date and see if it works for us.

Still the newbie, but loving the car and figuring out all of the technology and features. Extremely glad that I got the blue. It's such a striking shade of blue and for me, works very well on this car. Hope to run down soon and visit my wrap guy to talk about potential sill wraps, window tint and clear bra.
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      01-25-2015, 02:55 PM   #381
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Smile Mine's OTW

Ship schedule:

Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 13/01/2015 14/01/2015
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 16/01/2015 17/01/2015
SOUTHAMPTON UNITED KINGDOM 18/01/2015 19/01/2015
SAVANNAH, GA U.S.A. 29/01/2015 29/01/2015
MANZANILLO, PA PANAMA 02/02/2015 03/02/2015
PORT HUENEME, CA U.S.A. 11/02/2015 12/02/2015
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It should reach my bay area dealership by mid-February, hopefully.

Pure impulse, white with blue accent.
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      01-25-2015, 03:34 PM   #382
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Just ordered my car today. Wired $3,000 and should have in two weeks! The trick for me was ordering through a Nigerian Diplomat! Yuk, yuk.
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      01-25-2015, 05:13 PM   #383
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Mine is in production.. (I have the Vin and Prod#) .. scheduled to be built starting 29th Jan. Sophisto Grey, Giga, with the blue hi-lite.

Looking forward to it - I have 2 extremes - V8 beast and hybrid toy.

I noticed a few people saying they had given up their 650s 550s for the i8, I had considered trading in my X6 but I just don't think I can do it.. Any of you folks that did trade in have any regrets?
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      01-27-2015, 02:36 PM   #384
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      01-27-2015, 04:26 PM   #385
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Mine is in production.. (I have the Vin and Prod#) .. scheduled to be built starting 29th Jan. Sophisto Grey, Giga, with the blue hi-lite.

Looking forward to it - I have 2 extremes - V8 beast and hybrid toy.

I noticed a few people saying they had given up their 650s 550s for the i8, I had considered trading in my X6 but I just don't think I can do it.. Any of you folks that did trade in have any regrets?
I kept my M3 and X5 to avoid buyers and sellers remorse. The jury is still out for me, driving the car not often enough due to winter weather. The car interior and drivability is not that much different so there may be some disappointment if you don't care for the drivetrain technology and styling of the i8. Will be up to you to make that call!

Enjoy in good health.
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      01-29-2015, 11:14 PM   #386
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Car possibly available at msrp?

BMW of San Diego seems to have a gray/PI/W-wheel car available at msrp. Not sure what's up, but seems the original ordering buyer may have backed out. I saw it last weekend in their showroom. Not really sure what's up, whereas nobody's saying much at the store, other than it's just sitting there for unknown reasons. It was on their web site last night at the $147xxx price.

Dustin King is their Internet mgr. Also not sure about other customers on their waiting list.
It might be worth a call to them if, just by chance, it can be had.
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      01-31-2015, 09:55 PM   #387
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BMW of San Diego seems to have a gray/PI/W-wheel car available at msrp. Not sure what's up, but seems the original ordering buyer may have backed out. I saw it last weekend in their showroom. Not really sure what's up, whereas nobody's saying much at the store, other than it's just sitting there for unknown reasons. It was on their web site last night at the $147xxx price.

Dustin King is their Internet mgr. Also not sure about other customers on their waiting list.
It might be worth a call to them if, just by chance, it can be had.
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Car reportedly sold in less than an hour for $50k over msrp ("market price"). First buyer in the door.
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      02-06-2015, 01:59 AM   #388
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Porsche 993 TT for i8?

My i8 due in late March or early April. I have a 1996 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo, black on black, pristine, that I will probably sell to make room for i8. I just wonder if the i8 will be as exciting as Porsche's last air cooled turbo - 0-60 MPG in 3.6 seconds. I may end up keeping both.
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      02-06-2015, 11:06 AM   #389
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I would keep the 911. The 911 and the i8 are two different cars, with two different purposes (assuming you dont' view driving a utility !

The i8 is a fun car to drive and few will be able to test its limits. Its amazingly quick, efficient and a head turner. If you like doing track events, the i8 is not really a track car. That's the 911's wheelhouse.

For the short run, keep both, then see for yourself.
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      02-10-2015, 02:56 AM   #390
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Mine reaches port in ventura in 2 days!! How long after that should I expect it?
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      02-10-2015, 03:53 AM   #391
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You mean this ship?
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/...0/vessel:TIGER

Mine's on it too . It's actually reaching tomorrow night 10:00PM. They say it takes about a week. We'll see.
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You mean this ship?
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/...0/vessel:TIGER

Mine's on it too . It's actually reaching tomorrow night 10:00PM. They say it takes about a week. We'll see.
ha!! yes! I'm glad it's not port of LA which I think is going on strike? Which dealer are you picking up from?
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      02-10-2015, 04:44 AM   #393
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ha!! yes! I'm glad it's not port of LA which I think is going on strike? Which dealer are you picking up from?
Mine's in the bay area, stevens creek. I'm guessing you'll get yours before mine. Santa Monica's not too far from port hueneme.
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Finally! It's here.
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      02-26-2015, 11:45 PM   #395
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Congratulations on the new ride. I suspect you'll love it. Enjoy those Bay Area, country drives.
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      05-12-2015, 06:04 AM   #396
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New Forum Member and i8 order

New to the forum chaps.

Just ordered an i8, I'm a madman as im putting off delivery till July16 (UK). That's when the lease on my M5 expires.

Gonna be a long wait, already going crazy!!
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