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Old 09-15-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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My new Focus arrived! Just 4 weeks after I ordered it!

I ordered my 2012 RACE RED Focus SE Hatchback with Manual transmission, sport package, and 201 Convenience group on August 13, 2011.

I thought it would take me the 8-10 weeks for the Focus to be built and shipped.

I had been checking the websites and my Focus was built on August 31st.

I got a email today from the dealer informing me that the Focus had arrived at the dealership on September 13! It has only been 4 weeks from my placing the order to the ordered vehicle's arrival at the dealer!

So while, I am happy the order is in, it has caught me unprepared to take immediate delivery.

First, I will need to re-apply for my Bank of America car loan which expired on August 31.

Second, I will also need to contact my car insurance agent to arrange insurance coverage when I pick up the vehicle.

While I want to come in and sign the paperwork ASAP to take delivery, I need to complete the above preparation in order to take delivery.

I am excited but the 4 week order to delivery caught me unprepared!

Anyone else getting their Focus from the factory in just 4 weeks time?


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Old 09-16-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Congrats, most I have read about seem to take 8-10 weeks but you have a pretty standard configuration so that probably sped things up a bit.

Do your paperwork already because this thread is worthless without pics of the new car
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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Now that's service! Mine took 13 weeks.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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CMB76, yes, I know that it has been taking 8-13 weeks! That is why I am so surprized

Yes, I had planned on 8-10-13 weeks. I was mentally prepared to wait until 10 weeks plus. The salesman at the dealer told me to prepare to wait that long. When they informed me that it was here after only 4 weeks, I thought that the dealer had found the car on some lot somewhere.

But I know I ordered the Focus built in Michigan, I got the VIN number and I tracked it and got the build date (Aug 31) and the ETA date (Sept 19-26).

I just did not believe that FORD would really get the vehicle here by September 19 (5 weeks after the order). Even the dealer salesman said to plan on 8 weeks which would have been October 10th. So when it got here on September 13th I was not prepared.


The dealer wants me to pick it up TODAY ASAP!

I want to go in pre-approved with my loan so I just completed my Bank's online car loan application. I hope they processed it quick and I can pick up on Monday or Tuesday.

Maybe it was built quickly at FORD factory since I ordered an SE with Manual trans, sport package and no MYFORD. Maybe since it didn't need the technology it went through the build faster? Who knows....but I did not expect the vehicle at the dealer for another 4 weeks.

Who knows why but FORD surprised me with a 4 week timeline from order to arrival! Now I am trying to get my loan together ASAP BEFORE I go in to pick the car up.

Yes, I will send pics.
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That is great. We also got ours in 4 weeks but were pleasantly suprised. Ours was replacing an a-hole who blew a red light and totalled wifes mint 51k 07 SES 4 door.

Good luck on the details.
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