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post #1 of 53 Old 06-20-2014, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow online VIN check...

This VIN check is fun... you can see the specifications that other people have chosen and, of course, check your own!

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

My car was built on June 12th and I should have it next week.

Looking at the VIN numbers either side of mine, they obviously build batches of cars in the same colour... but this was not obvious when I took the factory tour a couple of weeks ago.

I wonder if the widely varying delay times that people are experiencing is due, in part, to the way they are building cars in colour batches?

My Cooper D was due to be delivered in early May (before the engine issues)... not long to wait now.
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I have just got my VIN and checked my spec - beastie has a pulse
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Steering wheel is on the wrong side for me ;-D

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I think mini should take photos at different stages of production and then offer to sell you a photo album
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Unfortunately, UK buyers don't get the option of checking by VIN. We have to phone our dealers for updates........



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Unfortunately, UK buyers don't get the option of checking by VIN. We have to phone our dealers for updates........
Andy this is not for checking build status - it is only used to confirm the specification of the car, ie what you ordered. You will not be able to get any results until it is built. Mine was built last Tuesday and I was able to confirm it Wednesday (from memory). PS I am in the UK.
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It seems to be on the correct side for me. The link above seems to recognise the VIN just given to me by my dealer (Vines Guildford).

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It seems to be on the correct side for me. The link above seems to recognise the VIN just given to me by my dealer (Vines Guildford).
Oh really?

That's interesting to know.

Not got my VIN yet, but hopefully in the next week or so.......
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It seems to be on the correct side for me. The link above seems to recognise the VIN just given to me by my dealer (Vines Guildford).
I just rechecked mine, and the steering wheel is definately on the left in the images, even though it states :
Steering:rechts

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Andy are you building this week? I'm imagining a big room in Oxford with all the parts of my car spread on the floor
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