Well, I called the dealer today and changed to Cosmos Black. Patagonia wasn't my first color choice, but my wife liked it. I can't wait until February for a color when I have been waiting on this for almost a year already. I also got nervous because if they tell you it's a paint problem and it won't be ready until February, whose to say it won't be an issue down the road with the paint? I chose black because black Benz's just scream Bad Ass!
So I had decided to wait for the January build of Patagonia Red. Today was told by my dealer that this color will not be available for the foreseeable future, even going as far forward as 2nd quarter 2014 production. Is this an Australia only problem? Are those in the U.S. still expecting P.Red availability in 1st quarter 2014 builds?
Will you wait it out, in the hope that it becomes available in 2nd half 2014? This is basically saying that it won't become available until the MY15 release.
As much as I would like to stick with Patagonia Red, I am being sorely tempted to swap for a standard color to get the vehicle sooner... especially since there seems to be no guaranteed beginning production date for P. Red.