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My EV specialist at the VW Porsche dealership (Sarasota Florida) informed me that my FE expected delivery should happen in March. He stated a ship that was originally scheduled for shipment of Porsches was changed to take on US FEs for March deliveries. He stated they were also informed the dealer ID4 demos would be after delivery of customer orders. Will wait and see!
 

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Wonder if that vessel is the Cicero. It left Emden on Jan 27 and due into Baltimore Saturday, Feb 13 without calls at Halifax and Davisville. The 17 voyage is unusually long (seems it be waiting for berth availability after Mediterranean Highway Mexico offload).
 

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Are there anymore thoughts on the cars in the probable Davisville picture? I have a hard time thinking that they are demo cars, I would not make them FE's as those won't be able to be sold to new customers. Maybe it's not a full boat load that we see in the parking lot, but they are bringing them over in 2+ shipments? Waiting on software? Not enough parking at the port or too expensive? Or we could be totally wrong!

Erick what about the Aristotle heading for Emden now? Due in there on the 10th and then back to Davisville on the 24th with what looks like VW/Audi units? Cicero is due back to Davisville on 5 March with VW(mex) units

It's times like there where I really need real-time satellite imaging....
 
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I'm curious about capacity at Davisville, for either long-term storage or large volume vehicle prep (if software is what they are parked for). What I can see of Volkswagens in Davisville imagery seems like a capacity of hundreds, where all of the images I've seen of Sparrow's Point lead me to believe it's many thousands (and the processing facility looks very large as well).

There seems to be frequent references to the Cicero in Porsche forums. If that was the aforementioned vessel change for Porsche, these could be very important offloads in Baltimore and Houston (for us West Coasters).
 
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If I remember correctly, the "EV World" mentioned there is a dealer information page. Interesting how frequently dealers share not-for-customer communications. For that, we thank them!
 

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A very close friend of mine is a supervisor at Sparrows Point for all the dealer installed or Port Installed accessories. He told me today that there are a two to three hundred ID.4's currently on the lot.
Pictures or it didn't happen.


I am sure being a supervisor he would get in trouble (or fired) for taking a few pictures. Still would be nice to see.
 

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Pictures or it didn't happen.


I am sure being a supervisor he would get in trouble (or fired) for taking a few pictures. Still would be nice to see.
I already inquired about a picture or two if it won't get him in trouble. Also, someone elseI know on the inside at VWOA said
U.S. deliveries, "Should start in about 6 weeks."
 

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@plh,

Thank you for posting.

Sure hope that Q2 for the Pro AWD will be more like early Q3 (it may for me since I placed my reservation in mid-December). Seeing a Pro (RWD) in person to get an idea what the interior is like would be nice. As well as getting info on the GTX.
 

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I already inquired about a picture or two if it won't get him in trouble. Also, someone else on the inside at VWOA said
U.S. deliveries will start within 6 weeks.
I know this has been talked about before but they must be waiting on software updates to have ID.4s sit for a month in the winter next to the Atlantic Ocean in the Mid-Atlantic seems to be a good way to get surface rust on the brakes.
 

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A very close friend of mine is a supervisor at Sparrows Point for all the dealer installed or Port Installed accessories. He told me today that there are a two to three hundred ID.4's currently on the lot.
Realistically that doesn't seem like nearly enough for what they ultimately need at Baltimore. So subsequent ships will probably bring more.

It doesn't sound like they have assigned VINs to customers as of yet. Which I guess they can do - there were essentially no options for 1st other than color. That sort of explains why all we get is "order locked", and we are unable to find production dates. My EV specialist looked at my order, and saw the production date field was blank (I don't see that field at all - blank or not).
 

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It'll be interesting to see how many First Editions end up sitting on the lots if people decide they don't want to move forward with it.
 

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My current TTS sat at Davisville for almost a month October 2015 with no ill effects, similarly awaiting port installed firmware and new US model Customs delays.

And better that it sits out at least this Winter away from salty roads.

Heck, my discs get "flash rust" every time I wash it. Quickly gone with subsequent brake usage.

Thanks for the insight all. And I admire the R32 as well. ;)

I know this has been talked about before but they must be waiting on software updates to have ID.4s sit for a month in the winter next to the Atlantic Ocean in the Mid-Atlantic seems to be a good way to get surface rust on the brakes.
 

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I got an email from my local dealership with info, mostly a confirmation of what has been rumored before.
Does "customer reservation matched to production slots" mean the cars have not been built yet? That seems untenable if they are expecting deliveries in March, doesn't it? Also making the 1st editions demo units seems really odd to me. Especially if they are sacrificing customer deliveries to do so. Why would they have opened up more First Edition pre-orders if deliveries would extend out to when the Pro-S would begin its deliveries?

I'm finding it hard to understand VW's overall strategy doing it this way. Seems haphazard on the face of it all.
 

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I think that simply means [reservation] "first come, first served."

It's looking more and more like there are FE's already in US ports awaiting firmware updates and/or Customs approvals.

Does "customer reservation matched to production slots" mean the cars have not been built yet? That seems untenable if they are expecting deliveries in March, doesn't it? Also making the 1st editions demo units seems really odd to me. Especially if they are sacrificing customer deliveries to do so. Why would they have opened up more First Edition pre-orders if deliveries would extend out to when the Pro-S would begin its deliveries?

I'm finding it hard to understand VW's overall strategy doing it this way. Seems haphazard on the face of it all.
 

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... My EV specialist looked at my order, and saw the production date field was blank (I don't see that field at all - blank or not).
That is probably the same field on our My VW page that I have been monitoring using the browser. The dealer version of our My VW page must have programmed access to all of those field not shown on our pages, but they are there in the embedded code for each of our accounts, and once logged in, our browser does have access to most of that information only for our own accounts (hence, probably not "hacking" in any sense of that word).

Browser "developer tools" feature (Brave, Chrome, probably the others too):

"text": "{\"data\":{\"authenticatedGetReservation\":{\"deliveryDealerCode\":\"555555555\",\"orderStatusCode\":\"03\",\"publicReservationId\":\"my reservation letters blanked out here\",\"reservationStatus\":
\"ACTIVE\",\"estimatedProductionDate\":null,\"configurationId\":

It is not difficult, call up your My VW page the normal way, find advanced developer tools (in Brave, upper right menu lines, more tools, developer tools), check a couple of settings, "all" and "preserve log", and then just refresh the page (the circle arrow button top bar). It takes tens of seconds, or more (connection and computer speed) to populate. Then right click on any data line, save the .har file. Finally, change .har to .txt, and use any text editor to search for either your reservation letter phrase, or some word like production. The file is large for a .txt file, probably between about 50 and 90 MB, mine changes as do the line numbers of production data (usually 9 instances).
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I learned how to do this on the Mach-E forum, they also get their VIN numbers this way (we might too?). See post #3 for link to Mach-E forum posts.

Maybe the new Mustang types are more into computers than street racing, ahh probably not :)
 

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I got an email from my local dealership with info, mostly a confirmation of what has been rumored before.

View attachment 1460
My dealer didn't have this note, but VW did confirm with his dealership this schedule yesterday. Although he did say that he was told by VW that the AWD versions might be delayed from this schedule but they wouldn't give a reason why.
 

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FWIW... in late December my dealer said I was 105 of first 500 "to be delivered" in my region, I live in central Maryland. Could be my car is sitting in Baltimore as I post.
Really getting tired of waiting on any news. Maybe my 2013 Jetta hybrid sel with 44k miles, which I really like, is worth keeping. It's not like I do a lot of driving.
 
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