In-trepid wrote: ↑February 14th, 2023, 12:01 pm
It appears that the anticipation and wait is killing you! I never quite figured out why it takes so long from manufacture date to delivery, but it probably has to do with carrier availability. Waiting to see the pictures!
Pretty much, there is a big dance involved to keep shipping costs down when shipping many thousands of vehicles every year. Keith's truck will wind up first sitting in the assembly plants shipping yard for a couple of days before getting loaded onto a train bound for whatever the railways drop point is for his truck (stopping at many along the way), and hundreds of others going to the same region. Then it either gets on another train bound for the staging yard in MD or on a truck, just quickly getting it from the railyard to the staging yard.
Then the trucks (along with all manner of cars from other automakers using that port of entry) get loaded onto trucks bound for another regional center if needed, before getting loaded on yet more trucks for local dealer delivery.
All those rail miles... hope Keith has a good iron decon ready to go!
The assembly itself is only a day or two, but that average 2 month wait involves getting into the queue for assembly (whatever system the automaker uses, some build by dealer order sequence, some build by model, some build by color, all of that determines the sorting and how the components get ordered from suppliers and get sequenced), then a day or two to build, another day for quality checks and any needed repairs if the wrong parts were assembled, then queueing for shipping and actual shipping.
Typical is 2 months for vehicles built in Canada and Mexico. 3 months from Europe. 1-2 months from the US. My Jeep, built 90 minutes from my house, was exactly 4 weeks from my salesman getting my go-ahead on the build, to me twisting the key in the ignition and transferring the plate from my Journey. The first few weeks was simply getting into the assembly queue. I had Derek, an old club member in Rhode Island now working at a dealer, checking in on my VIN and sending me updates when the status changed.
2002 Chrysler 300M Special - Deep Sapphire Blue/Storm Gray Metallic - 142,000 miles
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