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I've had a deposit down on a new Audi Q4 eTron since last October but just canceled it due to excessive GA delays in US. There is still no firm US release date for the Q4. I reevaluated my EV needs and decided to keep my Subaru Forester for longer trips and go for a MINI SE for a daily driver since they have been in production for several years.

I thought it might be useful for others to see the current order/build timeline for a 2023 MINI SE. 'll keep updating this post until I take delivery.

01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/07/2022 - Dispatched from Factory
05/09/2022 - At Port

Since the VIN was made available, I ran an insurance estimate and got a quote for $530/6 mo (20 Subaru is $380/6 mo) so it's a little more expensive to insure but not outrageous. If and when Audi gets their act together, I might reconsider the Q4 but it could be a while.

Happy motoring!
 

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02/28/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI online.
03/01/2022 - Order submitted at physical dealership with extra $1750 deposit.
04/22/2022 - In production queue (could have been earlier but dealer didn't e-mail any info until then)
04/29/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
 

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Well, MINI must have ramped up production because mine went from the paint booth all the way to waiting for carrier in 1 day!

01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/03/2022 - Dispatched from factory

Part shortage in the rear view mirror, supply chain delivery issues ahead... ugg.
 

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Mine is trickling along.

02/28/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI online.
03/01/2022 - Order submitted at physical dealership with extra $1750 deposit.
04/22/2022 - In production queue (could have been earlier but dealer didn't e-mail any info until then)
04/29/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
05/03/2022 - In paint booth

EDIT: Movement today!!!
05/06/2022 - Entering Assembly Line
05/06/2022 - Assembly In Progress
05/06/2022 - Quality Check
05/06/2022 - Final Assembly
05/06/2022 - Ready for Transport
05/06/2022 - Awaiting Carrier Assignment

05/07/2022 - Dispatched from Factory
05/09/2022 - At Port
 

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01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/03/2022 - Dispatched from factory
05/06/2022 - At Port

Hope I'll get the 5/26 ride on Grand Cosmo! https://www.nykroro.com/documents/RTW-AFCON/RTWwk18.pdf
 
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