The Marina Ace just showed up on the Port of Houston's expected arrivals schedule.
Aug. 17 MARINA ACE 25 BIEV CER VWA PA
that is very exciting news!!
I saw my salesguy this past weekend to look into trading my car. He gave me an update on my arrival dates and my car is now scheduled to arrive in Houston on the 20th. That puts my car on the Ocean Highway which was last spotted off the coast of Massachusetts.
Sorry we didnt turn out to be ship mates after all but this gives me a couple of more days to have my car on the market and hopefully sell it.
My dealer appraisal for my Venza hasn't come in yet, he said it would take a couple of days to see what my car is going for at auctions and get back to me. Hopefully I will hear back from him tomorrow (with a good deal!!) or else I'm calling him on Friday. So far I am getting worn out by his lack of communication and might have to push my powers of a poor Audi review in order to get heard. ...That is IF I still take the car.
I've already gotten the "I tried contacting you!" line after he had ignored my e-mails.
Special thanks to the folks at the Port of Houston for the info... and the laugh.
The ship will be docked at 11p tonight (Houston time). Cargo offload begins at 7am (Houston time) and the ship will be completely empty by 730p (houston time).
When I asked about it... the guy on the phone asked "Is your car on that ship?" I started to laugh and replied.... "I'm not the first person to call you." He laughed and said he gets quite a few new Audi owners calling to see what's going on with ship their car is on."
He was very cool and funny about it all!
So my car was on the Ocean Highway, arrived at Houston on the 20th and was put on a truck for delivery on Thurs. It should be here in Seattle maybe Wed or Thurs. My salesguy has his days off on Wed and Thurs so dunno how this will go down, but we will figure it out. I also asked that they NOT detail it. The way I see it, in less than a week from today I will own an allroad (if there are no surprises on the deal).
Also, I managed to sell my current car thru craigslist. I got good $$ for it and its going to a good home. Very happy with that deal and how things worked out!
I'm so ready for this!
My allroad came in today!!!!! I couldnt believe it. 6 hours after being unloaded from a truck and it drove it off the lot with 10 miles on the odometer! I wasnt expecting it until Wed or Thurs!
The scuba blue with the brown leather sport seats just look amazing. I'm in love. I cant wait to see it after a good wash and wax and some strong sunlight... but the car is amazing.
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That's the first Scuba Blue I've seen (which is what I ordered). Looks great to see. The CB interior looks great too; sad I nervously opted against it. Sharp car. Can't wait to get mine.
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