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Early Delivery Unlikely, but not impossible (archive)

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Posted by Minglewood on February 18, 1999 at 09:45:18:

In Reply to: Fake Xenons posted by JoeT on February 18, 1999 at 09:28:09:

The "no change" message does not mean that your car is in production yet. :( About 14 days prior to production, BMW changes the code of your order to a 150 (I think) code. Once this code is applied to your car, you can not change it. I know this from experience. My dealer screwed up and told me that rear airbags were a great option with young kids. I subsequently read an article that said that this was not the case and the rear airbags were NOT RECCOMENDED. I called the dealer; the dealer admitted they made a mistake. Unfortunately, the code on the car had changed and it could not be changed - even for an admitted dealer error. They ordered me another car - it will only be a week delay.
: I called my dealer last night to ask if it was too late to add Xenon lights to the 323i I ordered 2/1. He checked the computer and said my car was already in production, so it was too late. However, he said that 1/2 of the cars you see on the road with the blue lights are regular halogens that have a "blue-green" coating on them. Anyone have these or know where to get them? I know they won't perform the same as Xenons (and probably not as well as regular Halogens) but I like the cool look. Also - I presume this is a good sign that my car is already in production??? Should I expect early delivery? (I was planning on May 1).

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