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Old 11-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by scottso View Post
Ok, so my build date should have been yesterday and I checked with the dealer, Ford Performance, and Crystal, and there is no info on whether it was actually built yet. I'm in limbo.

Question: How long does limbo last?
Answer: Limbo lasted 2 days, ended Friday 11/2; then loaded on the truck in Wayne, MI, Wednesday 11/7, **ARRIVED TODAY!!** 11/8 in Arlington Heights, IL. Finally!!

I love it, love it, love it! It's goes quick, stops great, handles great! It's quick enough to put my perfect driving record at risk.

I took photos of my ST3 about an hour after it was unloaded from the truck with all of the stickers on the inside glass and plastic on the seats etc. I'll post photos on Saturday with both before and after cleanup. I told the dealer not to wash the car. I took it to my local Delta Sonic car wash and had them use my microfiber towels to dry and then had them clay bar it and wax. The clay bar removed a lot of stuff stuck to the paint and now it feels really smooth and looks fantastic.

I retained all stickers/papers that came from the factory including the one that stated that my car was chosen at "random" for a factory road test for quality control and driven for 21 miles.
2013 Focus ST3
Ordered 9/20/12 DORA 9/20 Ford Confirmation Email 9/24 VIN & Build-Week-of-10/29 10/4
Build-Day-10/29 & ETA-of-11/5 10/15 Window Sticker 10/22 Delivery 11/8/12!
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