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Old 07-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #1571
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Slow order

Ordered: 23 May 2011
VIN: waiting
Production: ???

Ordered a 5 door SEL, Red Candy Clear Metallic with a 303A option package. Anyone else getting a vehicle like this lately? I'm told by the sales rep that the paint color is holding up my scheduled production date, and VIN. I read that Focus production for this color started again in June, but now with the 2 week downtime, I am wondering if I will be waiting until September or longer for this vehicle!!! I drove a rental SE a few weeks ago, and aside from the odd shifting of the automatic transmission, (and the lack of the added SEL feature package), the car drove very well!!! Amazing acceleration for a 4 cylinder, most acceptable for how I drive. Sure would like to have my own now!
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:13 AM   #1572
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Anyone know how long it takes etis.ford.com to show all of the information on your car? My car was built the 29th of June, and it etis still doesn't show anything but my vin #
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:40 AM   #1573
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About 4 or 5 days after. And I believe Etis updates on Thursdays. (possibly delayed by this long weekend???)
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:34 AM   #1574
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ETIS is updated anywhere up to a week (or possibly more) after your build date. Mine took 6 days.

Your build date is in the upper left area of your "window sticker" (if you know your VIN, you can download a PDF of it here, go about 1/2 way down the page, type in your VIN and click the button, a PDF will download). It will start with 12011 or 22011 (not sure what the difference means) followed by month and day. Mine was 120110628, translating to a build date of June 28, 2011.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #1575
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what is the site to check your vin again?
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #1576
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what is the site to check your vin again?
to get your VIN? that you need to get from your salesperson.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #1577
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good news..

my sales guy gave me a call, should expect the car the week of the 18th, possibly sooner (not far to go from Detroit to WI). that would put it at 5-6 weeks from date of order (6/8).
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:22 PM   #1578
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Picked up the car today.

It is great!

One thing that left a bad taste in my mouth.. my salesman was trying hard to sell me this exterior/interior protection package. I pretty much refused but agreed to let the finance guy show me the numbers. FInance guy NEVER mentioned anything about this package and just sold me an extended warranty.. I never signed anything to agree to it or anything.

I just looked through my paperwork and found out they charged me $1400 for it!!

Definitely going to give them a call tomorrow and ask what the charge is for. I never agreed to it! And they never did anything to my car. I am pissed.

They have to take it off right?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:57 PM   #1579
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my sales guy gave me a call, should expect the car the week of the 18th, possibly sooner (not far to go from Detroit to WI). that would put it at 5-6 weeks from date of order (6/8).
Geeze, how'd you manage the 18th? I ordered on 6/7 and don't even have a window sticker yet.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:23 AM   #1580
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Just got an email from my sales associate telling me that my order was accepted by Ford.

Don't know how long I have to wait after that, but at least its moving.
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