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Just ordered my F55 in Volcanic Orange. Fully loaded, wired upgrade, Sat radio, manual transmission. Up until now I've been a Toyota owner, driving Priuses since 2006. I love the Prius, but it is time to pass the 2010 on to my wife and get something a bit more fun to drive. My brother picked up a Clubman several years back, which he absolutely loves. It certainly is a fun car to passenger in.

The hard part will be waiting until end of March/beginning of April for it to be delivered...
 

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I'm already well on my way. Fortunately the dealer had a F55 manual in stock for me to test drive, which was a blast. That shifted the visit from fact finding to placing an order. :)

Fortunately I'd already played with the configurator enough to know what I wanted.
 

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I hope that it is not on the Hoegh Osaka which has just run adrift outside Southampton, full of luxury cars! I am so glad mine was not on that ship!
 

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Nope, it hasn't been built yet. I do now have the Production number, and with any luck it'll be here closer to the beginning of March than the end. We'll see how that works out. :)

The order tracking page in the MINI Owner's Lounge even is finally starting to get the details of my order instead of the dealer order that mine replaced. Just the color so far, with a blank for the Factory Ordered Options section, but that's progress.

Yes, I am impatient. Why do you ask? ;)
 

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And now I've got my VIN! Woot! Things are moving right along. :)
 

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The ship my F55 is on is currently making its way through the Azores.

Patience...yeah, yeah, how long'll that take? :D
 

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Wow! That was fast. Good for you. I'm sure you're having an ear-to-ear grin each day awaiting your very first Mini. I know because that's how I am :D as I wait for mine to get loaded into a ship.
 

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Indeed! It is due in port on the 17th. We'll see how long it takes for its happy butt to wander up here to the Bay Area afterwords. :)
 
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Just ordered my F55 in Volcanic Orange. Fully loaded, wired upgrade, Sat radio, manual transmission. Up until now I've been a Toyota owner, driving Priuses since 2006. I love the Prius, but it is time to pass the 2010 on to my wife and get something a bit more fun to drive. My brother picked up a Clubman several years back, which he absolutely loves. It certainly is a fun car to passenger in.

The hard part will be waiting until end of March/beginning of April for it to be delivered...
Welcome, I ordered mine 10 days ago, although I went for British Racing Green, the Mrs. absolutely said no to Volcanic Orange, which was my second choice!

I had to be a bit more selective with my addons, but I got everything I wanted (except park assist which is no longer available, and a few things I thought were standard but isn't). Mine says middle of March, but dealer says it could be closer to the start.

Wow! That was fast. Good for you. I'm sure you're having an ear-to-ear grin each day awaiting your very first Mini. I know because that's how I am :D as I wait for mine to get loaded into a ship.
Oh man, I am not jealous that you have to wait days for delivery. I live about 80 miles from the production plant in Oxford so delivery should be pretty rapid for me, thank god! Also my very first MINI, and my very first brand new car. Hopefully first of many!
 

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Fortunately most of my waiting at this point should be over. It needs to get processed through the VDC, then up to the dealer. With any luck I should have it in the next week or two. :)
 

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I had my car seven days after it docked at Port Hueneme, which I thought was pretty good. It just depends how many stops they have to make.

Total wait was 10 weeks.
 

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Couldn't wait for all those delays - bought mine off the lot.
I would have loved to, but they didn't have anything remotely similar to what I was looking for.
 

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I had my car seven days after it docked at Port Hueneme, which I thought was pretty good. It just depends how many stops they have to make.

Total wait was 10 weeks.
Good to hear! I'll shoot an e-mail off to my MA and see if he has any info as to when it'll be arriving.
 
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I missed my Prius yesterday for the first time since I got my mini last November. I had loads of errands to run and the town was really busy. Found out that the mini hates to drive around at 15 mph. It was like trying to tame a wild beast.
 
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