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Old 07-26-2011, 12:04 AM   #1841
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I just looked up my vehicle on ETIS. It shows the following,
Primary Features
Build Date: 30.11.0002
Vehicle Line: Focus (C346N)

Anyone know how to read the build date?

Mine says the exact same thing. I ordered on May 18th. Any luck?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:20 AM   #1842
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Ordered: July 21st
Vin:
Build Date:
Delivery Date:

I have no clue where to find out the other information and have no clue about how long each process above takes?

Can anyone fill me in on this?

Does Build date mean they start piecing it together and is built in one day?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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When you ordered you should have received a order confirmation that has some info. Main thing you should check from that is the priority number (10 is best, lower the better) and if they give you one really high I'd ask them why. In 2-3 days the dealer will get a confirmation from ford, ask for a copy of this as you can use the order number and dealer number to call ford customer service to check on your status. Make sure the confirmation has what you wanted order as well cause better to fix stuff early than end up waiting double. In probably 3 weeks you will get a VIN so check on the order then. You'll need the VIN to get insurance figured out and shop around for rates, probably for financing from your bank too. At that point you are really at the mercy of when ford decides to build your order. I'm not sure how the process works there. I do know that fleet orders are listing as 12-14 weeks for delivery but seems the normal wait for personal orders is 8-10. Thats all I know from searching around the forums here so hopefully it was a bit of help. Congrats on your order!
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:15 AM   #1843
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When you ordered you should have received a order confirmation that has some info. Main thing you should check from that is the priority number (10 is best, lower the better) and if they give you one really high I'd ask them why. In 2-3 days the dealer will get a confirmation from ford, ask for a copy of this as you can use the order number and dealer number to call ford customer service to check on your status. Make sure the confirmation has what you wanted order as well cause better to fix stuff early than end up waiting double. In probably 3 weeks you will get a VIN so check on the order then. You'll need the VIN to get insurance figured out and shop around for rates, probably for financing from your bank too. At that point you are really at the mercy of when ford decides to build your order. I'm not sure how the process works there. I do know that fleet orders are listing as 12-14 weeks for delivery but seems the normal wait for personal orders is 8-10. Thats all I know from searching around the forums here so hopefully it was a bit of help. Congrats on your order!
You explained it quite well. I have the order sheat but never heard from dealer if he got confirmation from Ford yet. What's the number to fords customer service?
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:10 AM   #1844
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Ordered: July 21st
Vin:
Build Date:
Delivery Date:

I have no clue where to find out the other information and have no clue about how long each process above takes?

Can anyone fill me in on this?

Does Build date mean they start piecing it together and is built in one day?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Take care
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There is no set formula. Read deeper back in this thread and you will find that a bunch of us have all had slightly (or greater than slightly) different experiences. Personally, I can tell you that I ordered on 6/18, received confirmation that Ford accepted my order on 6/21, received a VIN on 7/6, and was able to pull up a window sticker on 7/23, confirming my build date of 7/29 (and yes, that is the day they actually start to build).

Hop on Ford's website and click customer service. That 800 number is the one to get a hold of them. Don't remember it off the top of my head but it is the one I used.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:34 AM   #1845
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You explained it quite well. I have the order sheat but never heard from dealer if he got confirmation from Ford yet. What's the number to fords customer service?
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800-392-3673
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:36 AM   #1846
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Ordered: July 21st
Vin:
Build Date:
Delivery Date:

I have no clue where to find out the other information and have no clue about how long each process above takes?

Can anyone fill me in on this?

Does Build date mean they start piecing it together and is built in one day?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Take care
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Order date: 06/07
VIN received: 06/21
Build date: 06/28
Expected delivery: Week of 07/18 (still waiting)

There is no "typical" amount of time for any of these stages.

I've read that a vehicle takes 18 hours to assemble, but it does not occur from start-to-finish on your build day and takes 3-4 business days to complete. This does not include testing that occurs after the vehicle comes off the assembly line.

Most people have a VIN within 3-4 weeks, but there are plenty of exceptions to that too. Don't bug your sales person for a VIN before that time, you're just wasting your time (and aggravating your sales folk). After you get your VIN you should be able to find your window sticker using this web site. Your build date will be located in the upper left and starts with 12011 or 22011 followed by month and day. This is the date your build should start.

About a week after the build date you should be able to find out full details on your car's build on the Ford ETIS site. It is my understanding that this site isn't complete until after your vehicle comes off the assembly line. Some people say that ETIS is "often wrong" when detailing options but I have yet to see any proof of that (other than all vehicles saying they come with an engine cover, which was discontinued as standard equipment).

Congratulations on your order and I hope you enjoy your new vehicle!
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #1847
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Great news!

A little birdie on this forum has shared with me a prospective build date for my Focus. Looks like it's August 1st!!! This one person has made my entire week! I really appreciate it!

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:07 AM   #1848
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Order date: 06/07
VIN received: 06/21
Build date: 06/28
Expected delivery: Week of 07/18 (still waiting)

There is no "typical" amount of time for any of these stages.

I've read that a vehicle takes 18 hours to assemble, but it does not occur from start-to-finish on your build day and takes 3-4 business days to complete. This does not include testing that occurs after the vehicle comes off the assembly line.

Most people have a VIN within 3-4 weeks, but there are plenty of exceptions to that too. Don't bug your sales person for a VIN before that time, you're just wasting your time (and aggravating your sales folk). After you get your VIN you should be able to find your window sticker using this web site. Your build date will be located in the upper left and starts with 12011 or 22011 followed by month and day. This is the date your build should start.

About a week after the build date you should be able to find out full details on your car's build on the Ford ETIS site. It is my understanding that this site isn't complete until after your vehicle comes off the assembly line. Some people say that ETIS is "often wrong" when detailing options but I have yet to see any proof of that (other than all vehicles saying they come with an engine cover, which was discontinued as standard equipment).

Congratulations on your order and I hope you enjoy your new vehicle!
Wow, thanks!

I have my order form from my dealer. Shows order number, dealer number, accessories, etc. My priority number is 80 which is disappointing.

I think I'll call ford & see what they say about my order.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:31 AM   #1849
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Wow, thanks!

I have my order form from my dealer. Shows order number, dealer number, accessories, etc. My priority number is 80 which is disappointing.

I think I'll call ford & see what they say about my order.
I'd find another dealer if my priority was 80. Mine was 10. If its a sold order theres no reason for it to be that high.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #1850
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Anyone scheduled to be built next week (8/1) have a window sticker yet? I know that the ones being built this week were available 6 days prior which should have been today... Oh well, I will just keep hitting the refresh button for a few more days....
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