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Tracking The 451s For The United States Of America

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Well this morning I got a notice from SmartCenterCary.com that my car was in port and they would be contacting me in the next several days. Gave me the info on "sales tax", plates/tags, and the "document preparation fee". What no delivery charge fee? :P Interesting fact was the document which contained this information was in odt format (Open Office). Maybe Smart will also help wth the Microsoft monopoly. :P

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Hey Mike T, just wanted to let you know that smart newsletter #12 came out and had a picture of ship in port unloading cars. The name on the side was "ARC" I don't know if this will help you out or not but I thought I would pass it along.

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Well this morning I got a notice from SmartCenterCary.com that my car was in port and they would be contacting me in the next several days. Gave me the info on "sales tax", plates/tags, and the "document preparation fee". What no delivery charge fee? :P Interesting fact was the document which contained this information was in odt format (Open Office). Maybe Smart will also help wth the Microsoft monopoly. :P

Welcome to the club, bogordoug.Just curious, what was the document preperation fee amt?That's cool that they use open office. I would think that all companies would switch to the free alternative. I use NeoOffice which is a port of Open Office for the Mac. I save my files in Office format for compatibility just in case.

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Hey Mike T, just wanted to let you know that smart newsletter #12 came out and had a picture of ship in port unloading cars. The name on the side was "ARC" I don't know if this will help you out or not but I thought I would pass it along.

ARC, thanks, I will see if that links to anything!

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Here is what I get for ARC: ARC Shipping.

It seems that online tracking is out of the question, then.....

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Actually I'm pretty sure that is this ARC (American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier) is the ARC that was pictured in the newsletter:

http://www.arrcnet.com/fleet.htm

They have pictures of their ships and they have the same ARC logo on the side of the ships. I didn't notice any online tracking on their site either.

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Does anybody know if there are any silver/silver smart cabrios with the red interior headed for the Twin Cities (Minnesota)?

My wife talk to a dealer in minnesota this afternoon in bloomington and he said they were getting two cars in by this weekend to show.

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Hmm, that carrier doesn't even go to Bremerhaven. Could it be that ALL US model cars are being shipped to Baltimore first, then some of these are being loaded onto ARC ships at Baltimore for redistribution to Jacksonville and Long Beach?In practise, this seems not to be the case, because I've yet to find any VINs from FL or CA cars on the W-W manifests.

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Hmm, that carrier doesn't even go to Bremerhaven. Could it be that ALL US model cars are being shipped to Baltimore first, then some of these are being loaded onto ARC ships at Baltimore for redistribution to Jacksonville and Long Beach?In practise, this seems not to be the case, because I've yet to find any VINs from FL or CA cars on the W-W manifests.

I asked my dealer that question. He said that it was his understanding that the cars going to Jacksonville and Long Beach are shipped directly there from Europe.

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I checked the schedule and none were going soon at least. Plus they don't offer online tracking. Bummer!

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Jon said:

I asked my dealer that question. He said that it was his understanding that the cars going to Jacksonville and Long Beach are shipped directly there from Europe.

My concern is that I am to pick up my car in Sarasota. I bought a Mazda Miata that had come down from Jacksonville via rail. The paint was incrusted in "Rail Dust" which began to rust and create little rainbows all over the paint. I had to fight to get the dealership to do a complete detail to get the rail dust off the car. It took using some procedure involving a clay to rub the paint clean.

The Clearwater, Florida dealership won't even open until late February or early March.

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42 more smarts due to arive in Baltimore Jan 31. They are on voayge ea803 for those that care.10095010424910524610511710535110533410517710419110543110515410482210542710527910481310516110486610449410428410448510512810452810418710518410417810541810530610520810491610516610510410452110431110526910477510460110434110573810531810509210421710509710433610417424 more due Jan 27 on voyage EF802104882104324105013104726104645104225104594104795104254104589104561104701104432104401104946104543104993104721104458104712104208105009104555105048104577104974104764104568

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Hi Mike,Here's the vin's for most of the cars that have arrived at the Cary Nc dealership.089922;1st car to be sold084283; display unit086476; display unit095251095288096373096002088459090305091341090040The last 8 are part of a group of 9 that came in today. I messed up the vin for the 9th car & will go back & get it later this week along with the one for the demo unit that they have. The two display cars aren't to be driven, even thou they can be, per Penske, due to the short supply of cars currently.Also the cars where delivered by Centurion Auto transport out of Jacksonville Fl.Hope this helps,Charles

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I stoped by the smart center Portland today and snapped some pics of the vins. I got 30 of the 34 or so cars on the lot. There were also the three inside that I did not get. They all said Port of entry: Los Angeles and Transportation method: Sierra Mountain on the stickers that had them.WMEEJ31X08K094561WMEEJ31X18K087652WMEEJ31X18K089396WMEEJ31X28K083433WMEEJ31X28K090544WMEEJ31X38K094232WMEEJ31X38K094597WMEEJ31X38K094800WMEEJ31X48K085620WMEEJ31X48K092165WMEEJ31X48K094935WMEEJ31X48K095129WMEEJ31X58K086343WMEEJ31X68K087369WMEEJ31X68K087730WMEEJ31X68K088941WMEEJ31X68K092295WMEEJ31X78K082341WMEEJ31X78K082472WMEEJ31X78K082746WMEEJ31X78K084819WMEEJ31X78K085453WMEEJ31X88K090922WMEEJ31X88K091584WMEEJ31X88K091682WMEEJ31X88K095392WMEEJ31X96K090105WMEEJ31X98K084871WMEEJ31XX8K094180WMEEJ31XX8K095460Here is a breakdown of the models and colors of those vins:

WMEEJ31X08K094561	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31X18K087652	passion coupe	blackWMEEJ31X18K089396	passion cabrio	silverWMEEJ31X28K083433	passion coupe	redWMEEJ31X28K090544	pure coupe	blueWMEEJ31X38K094232	passion coupe	blueWMEEJ31X38K094597	passion cabrio	blueWMEEJ31X38K094800	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31X48K085620	passion cabrio	blackWMEEJ31X48K092165	passion coupe	blueWMEEJ31X48K094935	passion coupe	blueWMEEJ31X48K095129	passion coupe	blackWMEEJ31X58K086343	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31X68K087369	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31X68K087730	passion coupe	redWMEEJ31X68K088941	passion cabrio	redWMEEJ31X68K092295	passion coupe	blackWMEEJ31X78K082341	passion cabrio	redWMEEJ31X78K082472	pure coupe	silverWMEEJ31X78K082746	passion coupe	blueWMEEJ31X78K084819	passion coupe	WMEEJ31X78K085453	passion coupe	blueWMEEJ31X88K090922	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31X88K091584	passion coupe	whiteWMEEJ31X88K091682	passion coupe	blackWMEEJ31X88K095392	passion coupe	blackWMEEJ31X96K090105	pure coupe	blackWMEEJ31X98K084871	passion coupe	silverWMEEJ31XX8K094180	passion coupe	redWMEEJ31XX8K095460	passion coupe	

I hope you can find this useful.

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Wow, thanks guys! I do hope that I can find a way to track the west coast and FL cars. You have done a superb job, it helps a lot!

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That sure would be nice, Aaron. I am still trying to find out if there is an online tracking possibility for west coast and Florida cars.....

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I've got the VIN but it's a FL car. Heading to the smartcenterJacksonville. Should have it by Feb. 10.

The Jacksonville FL dealership opens on Feb. 5.

I should be going through the airconditioning duct the night before!

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That sure would be nice, Aaron. I am still trying to find out if there is an online tracking possibility for west coast and Florida cars.....

WMEEJ31X38K084056 Unknown/ForgotWMEEJ31X68K081118 Passion/BlackWMEEK31X88K081084 Passion/Cabrio/Blue5th digit seems to be a check digit to indicate cabrio9th digit is to indicate trim level.Aaron Lephart

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