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Old 06-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #1481
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Getting frustrated. Not only did it take five weeks just to get a VIN, but now it appears that production will be further delayed by the summer plant shutdown. Had I known going in that the 8-10 weeks I was quoted was mere fantasy, I would definitely have gone in a different direction (either holding onto my Civic for another year or getting a different car altogether). And I still haven't ruled out either of those options.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #1482
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Getting frustrated. Not only did it take five weeks just to get a VIN, but now it appears that production will be further delayed by the summer plant shutdown. Had I known going in that the 8-10 weeks I was quoted was mere fantasy, I would definitely have gone in a different direction (either holding onto my Civic for another year or getting a different car altogether). And I still haven't ruled out either of those options.
Just be patent. It took 4 month for mine to come in from ordering back in Feb. till two weeks ago when I picked it up. That didn't even compare to when I ordered my 2002 Thinderbird, that took 13 month.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #1483
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Talked to my salesman this morning, car gets picked up tomorrow!
So from ordering it on May 21, receiving it June 28.. 5 weeks not too bad.

I had him check if the engine cover was there (I got a titanium) and sure enough it wasn't. They're putting one on for me.. After all it is a $30k car, I think I should get a piece of plastic on the engine!
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #1484
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Interesting juxtaposition there. One message urging me to be patient, followed by another from someone who placed an order after mine all excited about taking delivery tomorrow.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #1485
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Interesting juxtaposition there. One message urging me to be patient, followed by another from someone who placed an order after mine all excited about taking delivery tomorrow.

sorry >.>
didn't see your post before I posted mine lol
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #1486
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Hey Hill, I am in the same boat somewhat. Order 6/6 so only been little over a couple of weeks. But my dealer seems clueless and I can not even get a confirmed, yes its ordered from them. All I get is, everything is good no worries....makes me cringe. I read people getting there VIN by now and or there car and I know I am in for a long wait. I really hope not but thats the pessimist in me I guess.

I wish you were in the states, my dealer has a blue candy hatch sitting on the lot now for almost a month. :(

Correction, its a sedan not hatch.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:17 PM   #1487
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I placed my order on Friday, June 10th and I just got my VIN# from "FordCustomerService" here on the forums. Thanks Natasha!!!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:23 PM   #1488
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Getting frustrated. Not only did it take five weeks just to get a VIN, but now it appears that production will be further delayed by the summer plant shutdown. Had I known going in that the 8-10 weeks I was quoted was mere fantasy, I would definitely have gone in a different direction (either holding onto my Civic for another year or getting a different car altogether). And I still haven't ruled out either of those options.
Summer plant shutdown!!! Where did you get that information? What are the dates?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #1489
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Summer plant shutdown!!! Where did you get that information? What are the dates?
First learned of it in a PM here, confirmed on Blue Oval Forums and a few other places that turned up in a Google search. The shutdown occurs next week and the following week; production stops on July 1 and resumes July 18.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #1490
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hmm. only google searches i can find indicate a plant in St. Paul will be shut down. nothing indicating the plant in michigan (where the focus are made) is going to be shut down.

care to cite your sources?
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