I ordered a GL450 on October 19th. At the time I was told that the car would be built in the last week of December. Today I checked with the dealership for the first time since I ordered the car and was told that it is scheduled to be built in the first 10 days of March. No explanation of the delay was offered. The car is Palladium/Cashmere, P02, 3-zone climate, lighting package, Parktronic, and blind spot assist. Question: is it common to take this long to build one of these cars? Or did someone drop the ball? (My salesman is no longer with the dealership; I suppose that could factor into the situation somehow.) Should I believe the March build date? Yes, I know; there are lots of cars sitting on lots out there that resemble what I have ordered. But I specifically did not want the appearance package, and that eliminates most of them from consideration.