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Old 05-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Tuxedo Black Shortage?

I heard this from a salesman yesterday.

Finding my interest in a tuxedo black 2012 Focus he tells me it would be damn near impossible to get one. He says the plant which makes the tuxedo black as well as candy red paints was wiped out by the Tsunami in Japan. Any black focus you get for quite a while will either be on the lots or currently in transit. He said even to order one would be an 8-12 week wait.

Is this guy full of it or did something to this effect actually happen?


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Old 05-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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He's telling the truth.

And me thinks this topic needs to be stickied since it's being asked a trillion times. :-/

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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I have a color question too. I was at a dealer on Sat and they told me that Stirling Grey was going to be in short supply very soon as well. I haven't seen any word about that on these forums, is this actually true?
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Happy I got my black on black titanium :) almost did a white one but it had no Navi (which ive never used lol)
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I have a color question too. I was at a dealer on Sat and they told me that Stirling Grey was going to be in short supply very soon as well. I haven't seen any word about that on these forums, is this actually true?
Hmmm. This is the first time I've heard anything about a sterling grey shortage. I guess if sterling grey uses the same Xirallic paint as the tux black, kona blue, and race red it would make sense. This sounds like it needs to be validated though. Anyone?

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The latest news Ford as of May 20, has posted regarding exterior paint is that Kona Blue and Tuxedo Black are discontinued , being replaced by Sonic Blue and no-metallic Black due for Focus assembled in June.
Red Candy was on a stop order but has been since been re-launched again for June assembled Focus.
No mention of Sterling Gray being discontinued.

Link http://www.donlen.com/fleet-manageme...uncements.aspx
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I'll gladly sell you my Tuxedo Black Titanium hatch for twice MSRP!
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There are vintage colors of a 2012 Focus, and they haven't even hit the lot yet!!!

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Sterling Gray may be expected to be in short supply due more to high demand for it given the lack of black/red/blue, rather than due to manufacturing issues with Japan.
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Sterling Gray may be expected to be in short supply due more to high demand for it given the lack of black/red/blue, rather than due to manufacturing issues with Japan.
More to your point: With the paint shortages as they stand now, on the Titanium trim level, the only two colors available at no extra cost are Sterling Grey and Ingot Silver. The rest of them are either unavailable, or cost between $395-$495 extra.

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