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Old 03-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #141
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Note that cars seem to be being built 5-6 days after they get scheduled (eg cars getting scheduled today are getting build dates of ~3/24). Delivery after that is as little as 3-4 days after that, but that really depends on location, shipping methods, dealers deliveries, etc and could be a few weeks for those on the west coast.

I know somebody who had their retail order get scheduled on 3/11, build on 3/17, and dealer delivery is expected mid next week.

Yes, the lack of info is painful, but reality isn't necessarily as doom and gloom as some want to make it sound.


They have started scheduling retail, but have only been doing it for a little over a week. There are people with retail orders and VINs, but not a ton yet.
emerrill, you are talking to the same person on both forums. I signed up here but my name was already taken. I will repost on this forum so we don't spread incorrect information.

Please know that I am not pulling this stuff out of thin air. Cars are not built within 5-6 days after getting scheduled. They plan production a few weeks out for assembly and supplies. On shipping, by the time it releases from plant and gets on a railcar or transport, it's usually at least 2 weeks time depending on location of dealership.

The person you talked to has bad information. While I can't dispute the dates, the car was not ordered by the dealer as a "retail" order. Sometimes dealers will tell you what you want to hear to sell you the car, then push the date back later. Not saying this is the situation, but these dates are very aggressive.

It's not doom and gloom. It's a reality that true "retail" entered orders (submitted in October or November) will have a wait close to 6 months by the time it's all said and done.

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They have started scheduling retail, but have only been doing it for a little over a week. There are people with retail orders and VINs, but not a ton yet.
If you are basing this off of the "public" dealer inventory search pages, these are "stock" orders. "Retail" orders to not appear on the public site. Everyone that has posted here with a VIN had their order submitted by their dealer as "stock". No (as dealer submitted) "retail" orders are have not been verified scheduled at this time.

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Old 03-18-2011, 03:52 PM   #142
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Good to hear some stright up information on this subject.

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Old 03-18-2011, 03:54 PM   #143
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Ok, so I ordered Jan 31. Are you telling me it'll be the end of summer before I see my new car?
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Ok, so I ordered Jan 31. Are you telling me it'll be the end of summer before I see my new car?
My personal estimate would be May at the earliest if there are no holds, shipping or supplier delays.


When I said 6 months, I meant for those of us that ordered in October or November.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #145
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Thought so... wanted to be clear. I'm fully prepared to wait until late April/early May. I had anticipated that for the most part, anyway. That doesn't mean my fingers aren't crossed for a much sooner delivery :)
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:37 PM   #146
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This is why I cancelled my order. And bought a chevy avalanche. Work pays for my gas so I said it and got a truck. Lol
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #147
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I meant to say. I keep my 08 focus and traded my 04 avalanche for a 2011 avalanche as it's the last year they are making the truck. I'll now wait till the new focus is around for awhile
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #148
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The last four of my VIN is 4149. Pretty cool. This car can't arrive soon enough.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #149
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Ok, so I got some more details about what is going on. I can't really go into details - so believe me or don't.

They are scheduling Retail orders, BUT (and this is a really big but), they are not scheduling Retail orders that have MyFord Touch..........

They are scheduling stock orders with MyFord Touch, but a very large percentage of them fail testing, and are being held. For this reason, MFT cars will be very rare at dealers (good lock walking onto a lot and buying one any time soon), you are mainly going to see S/SE and some SELs. There are plenty of MFT Stock cars that are built, but they are piled up waiting for a solution.

So yeah, if you have MFT on your order, don't hold your breath.

But the good news about them doing it this way (holding the Retail cars until the solution is found), is that once they have the solution, the cars being built wil ship immediately, instead of having to wait for the 2500+ cars they have on site to be fixed.
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Thanks, I did order that on mine but I also understand why they are holding them. A lot of us buying the new T-Bird back in 2002 had their cars on hold or called back to the factory because of defective hydraulic cooling fans. They wanted to get it right before releasing them to everyone.

emerrill, just noticed what you drive. I have an 05 500 SEL AWD, my everyday driver, that I'm trading in on the Focus Titanium.
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