SHOW ME YOUR PROGRESS FROM RESERVATION DATE TO.......

Just thought it would be interesting to see how our waiting experience compares to others, and it's something to do while we wait. And it may help others be encouraged as they see how the pieces fit together. So here goes, I've been keeping a running log on my page everytime I get a bit more information.
Reserved April 7, 2008
Received 1st DDE date on 09-16-08 - OCT-DEC '09
10-01-08 - AUG-OCT '09
10-03-08 - APRIL-JUNE '09
10-27-08 - MARCH-MAY '09
11-11-08 - FEB-APRIL '09
RECV. CONFIGURE E-MAIL ON 11-18-08
12-09-08 - RECV. ACTUAL DATE ON DDE - 3-5-09 to 6-3-09
12-11-08 - DEALERSHIP SAYS "ON THE WAY" SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT DEALERSHIP BY END OF MARCH! WOOHOO!!
01-04-09 - RECV 90 DAY E-MAIL FROM SMART 90 DAYS = 04-04-09
01-05-09 - Dealer advises: tentative schedule for the build date to be 2/25/09 with an arrival date of 4/4/09.
01-15-09 - DDE moves up to: 2/5/2009 to 5/6/2009
01-16-09 - Dealer advises: scheduled build date 2-25-09 with an arrival date of 03-07-09 at Dealership????
01-21-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/6/2009 to 5/72009
01-23-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/7/2009 to 5/8/2009
01-23-09 - DDE moves again out to: 2/8/2009 to 5/9/2009
01-26-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/11/2009 to 5/12/2009
01-27-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/12/2009 to 5/13/2009
01-28-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/13/2009 to 5/14/2009
01-29-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/14/2009 to 5/15/2009
01-30-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/15/2009 to 5/16/2009
01-28-09 - Talked to Dealer, they show Production Confirmed, eta date 3/17/2009
02-02-09 - DDE moves out to: 02/18/2009 to 05/19/2009
02-03-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/19/2009 to 5/20/2009
02-05-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/17/2009 to 5/18/2009
02-09-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/18/2009 to 5/19/2009
02-10-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/21/2009 to 5/22/2009
02-10-09 - Recieved Vin# from the Dealer
02-11-09 - DDE moves back to: 2/9/2009 to 5/10/2009

UPDATE
02-12-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/10/2009 to 5/11/2009
02-13-09 - DDE moves out to: 2/11/2009 to 5/12/2009
02-12-09 - Entered Vin# in track & trace, shows "LOADED ON
VESSEL"
02-16-09 - VESSEL NAME: TALISMAN - sailed from Bremerhaven on 02-12-09, arrived Southampton on 02-14-09, sailed 02-14-09, arrived Le Havre 02-15-09, sailed 02-15-09, arrived Zeebrugge on 02-16-09, scheduled to sail 02-16-09, scheduled to arrive Baltimore 02-25-09.

UPDATE
02-26-09 - STATUS CHANGED TO "DISCHARGED"
03-03-09 - DDE MOVED UP TO: 2/5/2009 to 5/6/2009
03-03-09 - DEALERSHIP SENT E-MAIL, CAR "MAY" ARRIVE 1WK
************YAHOO!!!!!!!*********************

UPDATE
03-06-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/6/2009 to 5/7/2009
03-07-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/7/2009 to 5/8/2009
Dealership called, car is loaded on a truck!
03-09-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/10/2009 to 5/11/2009
03-10-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/11/2009 to 5/12/2009
03-11-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/12/2009 to 5/13/2009 (STILL IN BALTIMORE)
03-12-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/13/2009 to 5/14/2009

UPDATE
03-13-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/14/2009 to 5/15/2009
03-16-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/15/2009 to 5/16/2009
03-16-09 - DEALER ADVISED CAR IS ON TRANSPORT WILL BE THERE IN A FEW DAYS.
03-17-09 - DEALER ADVISED CAR IS THERE!!!
WILL PICK HER UP SATURDAY 03-21-09 !! And her name is Ruby
03-19-09 - DDE MOVED OUT TO: 2/16/2009 to 5/17/2009 (EVEN THO THE CAR IS AT THE DEALERSHIP).

FINAL UPDATE
03-21-09 - PICKED UP RUBY T AT THE DEALERSHIP 9:00AM
03-24-09 - DDE SHOWS: Vehicle Delivered
AND WE ARE HAVING A BLAST!!

I'll update once a week until we get our Smart!

So there you have it, how does that compare with your experience to date?
Gods' Peace

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Comment by Diana & Gary on March 24, 2009 at 8:32am
She's here and we are having sooo much fun! It really was worth the wait!!
Comment by Diana & Gary on March 19, 2009 at 1:37pm
See Update as of today 03-19-09, picking up the car (Ruby T) Saturday 03-21-09 9:00am.

Yeah!!!!!!!!
Comment by Diana & Gary on March 12, 2009 at 8:38am
Still waiting as of 03-11-09, car was still in Baltimore, probably looking at next week for arrival.

Everyone have a good Week!
Comment by Diana & Gary on March 3, 2009 at 11:10pm
See update on original post as of 03-03-09
Comment by Michele on February 18, 2009 at 1:40pm
Reserved July 07, configured Sept 08, hopefully pick up March 09...it's been a looong wait.
Comment by Diana & Gary on February 16, 2009 at 12:09pm
See update on original post as of 02-16-09
Comment by Tamera Jesch on February 13, 2009 at 8:26am
Placed my reservation on Jan 9, 08.
Configured Nov 12, 08
Picking up my Orphan car tomorrow Feb 14, 09.
Comment by T on February 12, 2009 at 12:47pm
I ordered "Poppy" on June 14, 2008~ I went to the dealer to show my daughter how cute they were, found and orphan, and placed a deposit on it right away. I sealed the deal Sept 3rd.

I still kept my reservation from June 14, 2008. And I still have not heard a word from the company at all.
~T~
Comment by Wally Gullang on February 12, 2009 at 8:22am
My DDE died on Dec. 12th.. Have e-mailed and have called and still nothing. I have stopped checking and will just wait. If nothing by the end of March I'll start to look at orphans. What else can I do?

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