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Hadn't seen whether anyone else in TX has moved to a step later than 3 yet.

My dealer just called me and said mine was entering production. Portal doesn't agree yet, so hopefully his information is good and VW can complete the loop to boost my confidence.

Gave me a very generous timeline for delivery:
3-5 days in Zwickau
7-10 days to Emden
20-25 days across the ocean
10 days in port (Houston)
30 days to dealer (DFW)

I partially believe some of those numbers, but fully expect that some of them should be a lot lower in reality. Instead of 80 days from now, I'm hoping it's less than half that.
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What kind of vehicle takes 30 days to travel from Houston to Dallas?
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Hadn't seen whether anyone else in TX has moved to a step later than 3 yet.

My dealer just called me and said mine was entering production. Portal doesn't agree yet, so hopefully his information is good and VW can complete the loop to boost my confidence.

Gave me a very generous timeline for delivery:
3-5 days in Zwickau
7-10 days to Emden
20-25 days across the ocean
10 days in port (Houston)
30 days to dealer (DFW)

I partially believe some of those numbers, but fully expect that some of them should be a lot lower in reality. Instead of 80 days from now, I'm hoping it's less than half that.
I've been watching the shipping. Typically it takes 10-13 days to get from Emden to the US, depending on weather and which port they are going to. It adds another 4-5 days to get from Baltimore to Houston. With a stop or two on the way, shipping times to Houston are in the 18-22 day range.
30 days from Houston to DFW can't be right, 3 maybe with loading/unloading.
Yeah, even the specialist said the 30 days from Houston is crazy. With that estimate of time from Emden to Houston, somewhere around 6 weeks / low 40s (days) seems plausible. I'd hope that every interval quoted is inflated, but I know with batching of deliveries by train, boat, and truck, that can introduce some artificial delay.
Hadn't seen whether anyone else in TX has moved to a step later than 3 yet.

My dealer just called me and said mine was entering production. Portal doesn't agree yet, so hopefully his information is good and VW can complete the loop to boost my confidence.

Gave me a very generous timeline for delivery:
3-5 days in Zwickau
7-10 days to Emden
20-25 days across the ocean
10 days in port (Houston)
30 days to dealer (DFW)

I partially believe some of those numbers, but fully expect that some of them should be a lot lower in reality. Instead of 80 days from now, I'm hoping it's less than half that.
I'm at Step 4. It moved on the VW site on 3/4, got a text from the dealer saying it had left the factory on 3/5. Then, when I went to test drive earlier this week, he told me mine had left the factory on 3/13. I'm hoping it's on one of the boats that just made it to Houston. He "conservatively" said I should expect it late April-early May. I didn't get a breakdown of the timing on each step like you did. Hoping it's sooner than that.
I've been watching the shipping. Typically it takes 10-13 days to get from Emden to the US, depending on weather and which port they are going to. It adds another 4-5 days to get from Baltimore to Houston. With a stop or two on the way, shipping times to Houston are in the 18-22 day range.
30 days from Houston to DFW can't be right, 3 maybe with loading/unloading.
It might take 3 days to push the car from Houston to Dallas. 馃ぃ
I'm at Step 4. It moved on the VW site on 3/4, got a text from the dealer saying it had left the factory on 3/5. Then, when I went to test drive earlier this week, he told me mine had left the factory on 3/13. I'm hoping it's on one of the boats that just made it to Houston. He "conservatively" said I should expect it late April-early May. I didn't get a breakdown of the timing on each step like you did. Hoping it's sooner than that.
Portal now shows 4/7. It sounds like your dealer was reading from a similar sheet to mine if they were telling you early May. Surely you'll see it sooner.
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Portal now shows 4/7. It sounds like your dealer was reading from a similar sheet to mine if they were telling you early May. Surely you'll see it sooner.
Where do you see in the portal an estimate date? I'm not seeing a date. I'm in Texas and on Step 4/7 as of a few days ago...
Where do you see in the portal an estimate date? I'm not seeing a date. I'm in Texas and on Step 4/7 as of a few days ago...
Only date estimate I've gotten (and a wide, pessimistic range at that) is from the dealer. I'm not sure if anyone has seen a date in the portal itself.
My dealer said earlier today that the trucks from Houston (with VW ICE vehicles) takes about 4-5 days to get to the middle of California coast, so it must be a different set of drivers on the Houston to DFW route.
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I am in Houston and am at stage 5 as of this evening
Hi! @JAYANATHAN, when did you reserve? I reserved 1/3 then changed to FE when the option came up a few days later. On step 4/7 since approximately 3/8.
Hi! @JAYANATHAN, when did you reserve? I reserved 1/3 then changed to FE when the option came up a few days later. On step 4/7 since approximately 3/8.
I ordered on 9/23 pretty much within the first 30 minutes on opening day when the FE reservations opened
Any update for Texas folks? Anyone get theirs yet? I'm Pro S so prob not until summer but wondering about 1st Ed.?
Any update for Texas folks? Anyone get theirs yet? I'm Pro S so prob not until summer but wondering about 1st Ed.?
Haven't moved beyond step 4 in the past 2 weeks. I'm still hoping maybe by end of April I'll get to join the owner's club, but the range of days they gave me (stated above) gives them leeway until mid-June. lol
Any update for Texas folks? Anyone get theirs yet? I'm Pro S so prob not until summer but wondering about 1st Ed.?
I just moved to Step 5 earlier this week. Was on Step 4 since March 4th or so.

Still a few weeks before it's at the dealership according to my sales rep.
I didn't want to create a standalone hyper-specific self-serving post, so I'll bump this one up. I notice Hendrick VW in Frisco has 6 FEs (plus 1 demo) on their site now which are all presumably ahead of my unlisted VIN.

If anyone on here has already or imminently plans to pick up their FE from this dealer, I'd love to hear your experience to have some idea of what I need to prepare for. Is this a good dealer that won't mess around with rates & additional fees, or will I have to fight for my properly-financed MSRP-valued vehicle?
No idea but im also curious although im in ATX ... vin 29xxx still on step 4.
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