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Old 08-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #2241
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That is the start date. What we have been seeing for the past couple of months is about two business days from start to finish based on the start date on the Monroney (Window Sticker).
www.etis.ford.com will show a build date that is the actual completion date.
Hey fla2smoker, picked mine up today. Was actually in yesterday and I went out last evening to take a look and today they dolled it up, QC'd Sync, MFT, Nav, etc. I went in and did the paperwork and good to go. As you were exactly one week behind me here's hoping for you VERY SOON (we've been on this this thread for a while now close to in tandem so can't wait until you get yours, though I still feel I can't rest completely until Hillbilly is set as well).

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Natasha gave me an ETA of 8/11 after the build was complete. It showed up a day before on 8/10. Once it is moving, it appears the ETAs are pretty accurate (at least in my experience, a day sooner even).

You gave me the info on the ordering of the brochure (thanks again) with the "private cash". I ordered one after reading your post and it did not arrive in time. When I showed up last night, my salesguy was like "Guess what, good news! Ford faxed over over a private cash offer for $500 so that will be knocked off of the price." I didn't ask him or anything, I was just willing to write it off. Didn't really think to ask him why last night as I was a little focused (no pun intended) on checking out my car but after a (rather anxious) night of sleep, today when I went in I did think to ask. He said that, at this dealership at least, they receive one of those from Ford on an average of every one in about every three orders. He also said there is no rhyme or reason. Some people that have owned nothing but Fords in the past get the offer. Some people that have owned nothing but Fords in the past don't get them. Some people that have never owned a Ford get them and some that have never owned a Ford do not. He has no idea why or how it works. Just letting you (and everyone else curious) know....

Keep updating on your progress. You have to be very close now my friend!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #2242
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Hey fla2smoker, picked mine up today. Was actually in yesterday and I went out last evening to take a look and today they dolled it up, QC'd Sync, MFT, Nav, etc. I went in and did the paperwork and good to go. As you were exactly one week behind me here's hoping for you VERY SOON (we've been on this this thread for a while now close to in tandem so can't wait until you get yours, though I still feel I can't rest completely until Hillbilly is set as well).

Couple of notes:

Natasha gave me an ETA of 8/11 after the build was complete. It showed up a day before on 8/10. Once it is moving, it appears the ETAs are pretty accurate (at least in my experience, a day sooner even).

You gave me the info on the ordering of the brochure (thanks again) with the "private cash". I ordered one after reading your post and it did not arrive in time. When I showed up last night, my salesguy was like "Guess what, good news! Ford faxed over over a private cash offer for $500 so that will be knocked off of the price." I didn't ask him or anything, I was just willing to write it off. Didn't really think to ask him why last night as I was a little focused (no pun intended) on checking out my car but after a (rather anxious) night of sleep, today when I went in I did think to ask. He said that, at this dealership at least, they receive one of those from Ford on an average of every one in about every three orders. He also said there is no rhyme or reason. Some people that have owned nothing but Fords in the past get the offer. Some people that have owned nothing but Fords in the past don't get them. Some people that have never owned a Ford get them and some that have never owned a Ford do not. He has no idea why or how it works. Just letting you (and everyone else curious) know....

Keep updating on your progress. You have to be very close now my friend!
Copenicium,
The process has been both enjoyable and painful. I truly appreciate your kind words and the fact that you were one week ahead of me to help calm my fears and pessimism at times...
My dealer mentioned to me that even if I don't receive the offer in the mail in time, the Vincent number would show up for any offers of private cash that were available.
A very quiet FF member was kind enough to PM me my update today with the CSX car number. I was able to verify that the train will arrive in Florida on the 17th.
Sometimes I think too much information can be dangerous and I tend to hate being in the dark. This forum and certain members like you have helped me keep my sanity..
I agree, I will not be able to enjoy my Focus as much knowing Hillbilly is still waiting. I recommend he rent a competitors car so when his does arrive it makes it that much more enjoyable...
I will definitely post when the car arrives and follow with pics..
Make sure you post pics of your new Focus as soon as you can.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #2243
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sorry. if what you are saying is indeed true, then it would be good to have an idea of how Ford is processing new orders as others waited much much longer.

hope you enjoy your car and please don't hesitate to ask questions here
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #2244
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awesome! i also got an ETA of 8/21 from Natasha
Looks like you are in the lead at this point! Don't worry about the fact that Ford has stepped up production. Looks like they have either added another shift or fixed some equipment that plagued our build process..
We have spent enough time on here during the wait process that we are seasoned and will help the newbees through the process while biting our tongue...
Maybe their paint will not be as baked as ours! J/K...
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:13 AM   #2245
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Looks like you are in the lead at this point! Don't worry about the fact that Ford has stepped up production. Looks like they have either added another shift or fixed some equipment that plagued our build process..
We have spent enough time on here during the wait process that we are seasoned and will help the newbees through the process while biting our tongue...
Maybe their paint will not be as baked as ours! J/K...
maybe it's just because GA is closer to the plant than FL, i don't know how far south you are...
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #2246
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We have spent enough time on here during the wait process that we are seasoned and will help the newbees through the process while biting our tongue...
Maybe their paint will not be as baked as ours! J/K...
I tend to agree. I think these cars are coming out much,much faster now ,for most, then they were at the beginning. I started this thread back when I ordered my car and then waited 4 month for it to come in.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #2247
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Even if the process has sped up or become more streamline the people who ordered first should still get their cars first...
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #2248
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maybe it's just because GA is closer to the plant than FL, i don't know how far south you are...
Yeah, I am about an hour south of Tampa. According to CSX the car is scheduled to arrive at the Tampa Intermodal on August 17th at 11am. So it will then have seven days to travel 50 miles by truck and be prepped for delivery to me.
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Yeah, I am about an hour south of Tampa. According to CSX the car is scheduled to arrive at the Tampa Intermodal on August 17th at 11am. So it will then have seven days to travel 50 miles by truck and be prepped for delivery to me.
so where did you get your CSX info? i only got an eta from natasha...
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