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We're about 6 weeks in, wife is using lyft to get to work! I pick her up after. Abyss Blue Limited x23 due late December! Wish us luck!
 

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still waiting...

OK. Curious if anyone has any information on how this process works and how much longer we might expect to wait. Sales is telling us they have no information, but that "its getting close"...

We ordered it on the first week of October.

Thanks, anyone!
 

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Where are you located?
 

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Grand Rapids, MI!
Filled out my CP, it shows in my avatar now.
 

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You start in "Ordered" status until the Ascent is actually built and assigned a VIN. You then move to "Scheduled" until your accessories are added to the vehicle. Once those are added it moves to "Completed" status and its moved to Subaru waiting yard until it gets on the train. At that time it will move to "Shipped Rail." Then it gets dropped off at your local rail yard and the status will be updated to "At Railhead." Then a truck delivers it at your local dealership and the final update is "Delivered."

Depending on your dealership's internal policies your salesman may or may not have access to actual pipeline order system. The manager at the dealership will, but they aren't always the most helpful when it comes to providing updates to their customers.
 

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Then it gets dropped off at your local rail yard and the status will be updated to "At Railhead."
Then it sits at the railhead for a week or so, because there aren't enough trucks available to actually bring all the cars to the dealerships...

:sad:

The trucking companies have had to shift some of their car haulers to certain markets that were hit with natural disasters, because there were so many vehicles destroyed, they're having to move a lot of cars that they hadn't planned on moving.. Last major hurricane, we were having cars dropped off here (in OKC) for the Houston market because we had the closest car railhead that wasn't already at capacity.
 

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I ordered near the end of October and took delivery last Thursday. Being in Seattle might help. I'm guessing the cars might come in through Tacoma but maybe someone else knows better? Mine is also Abyss Blue Pearl which looks awesome!
 

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I ordered near the end of October and took delivery last Thursday. Being in Seattle might help. I'm guessing the cars might come in through Tacoma but maybe someone else knows better? Mine is also Abyss Blue Pearl which looks awesome!
So... Indiana to Seattle >> Indiana to Michigan, last I knew.... :dunno:
waitaminute...
Ordered late October? Already delivered? In Seattle? :wtf:

I'm going to think about this before passing on to my wife... :confused:

Been managing 1 car since early October... If we don't receive before new years we're S.O.L.

We ordered the blue as well! Great taste!

(>> means "much greater than")

I suppose with your experience in mind, sales rep might be correct when he says "any day now"...
 

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You start in "Ordered" status until the Ascent is actually built and assigned a VIN. You then move to "Scheduled" until your accessories are added to the vehicle. Once those are added it moves to "Completed" status and its moved to Subaru waiting yard until it gets on the train. At that time it will move to "Shipped Rail." Then it gets dropped off at your local rail yard and the status will be updated to "At Railhead." Then a truck delivers it at your local dealership and the final update is "Delivered."

Depending on your dealership's internal policies your salesman may or may not have access to actual pipeline order system. The manager at the dealership will, but they aren't always the most helpful when it comes to providing updates to their customers.

Thanks for the response, I have no other knowledge buck what you have suggested, but seems odd they would ship by rail when we're only a state away? Especially with how the dealers are so spread out around Michigan.
 

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I ordered near the end of October and took delivery last Thursday. Being in Seattle might help. I'm guessing the cars might come in through Tacoma but maybe someone else knows better? Mine is also Abyss Blue Pearl which looks awesome!
Hold on. Is yours a limited, x23, hitch, warm ivory?
 

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whew

Called SOA, it is at the dealer!

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I ordered near the end of October and took delivery last Thursday. Being in Seattle might help. I'm guessing the cars might come in through Tacoma but maybe someone else knows better? Mine is also Abyss Blue Pearl which looks awesome!
You didn't fully order your car. You may have chosen your options but there was already a similar model in your dealer's pipeline that Subaru reconfigured. You started at the half way point.
 

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Called SOA, it is at the dealer!

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Cool! We ordered 10/9, ETA is 12/31, it has already shipped by rail, so we are hoping it is delivered sooner. It is a blue limited too!
 

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You didn't fully order your car. You may have chosen your options but there was already a similar model in your dealer's pipeline that Subaru reconfigured. You started at the half way point.

You probably know better than but I got a "thanks for pre-ordering" email from Subaru and an order number from the dealer which had a blank VIN on Oct 30. I know that it showed up earlier than expected. We were expecting something near the end of December.
 

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Cool! We ordered 10/9, ETA is 12/31, it has already shipped by rail, so we are hoping it is delivered sooner. It is a blue limited too!
This is what we were planning on as well. Sales rep. stated finance personnel should be contacting us soon, with a pick up of either Thursday or Friday.
 
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We picked it up Thursday night! After the long wait, my wife anxious of how it will handle being larger than the '12 XT, we have reached satisfaction. Driving to and from work once, she loved it already! woo hoo!
 
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