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Old 04-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #381
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Emerrill, any explanation in to why a 303A SEL hatch with MFT, 17" alloy wheels, and the arctic white seats may be in a material hold or anything? Ordered 1/31 and dealer has zero info. Anything in my order slowing it down? Are the Titanium's higher priority? You seem to be the inside man... =)
OK, I think your issue might be with an allocation issue at the dealer. It's the only thing that would make sense to me. Each dealer is only allocated a specific number of each vehicle each week (in a complicated algorithm). My dealer was allocated ONE focus in week 14 (last week), and my car, being a retail order, was the one that was given a VIN. The dealer might be playing it down, saying they don't know what's going on with the order, but in reality, there's probably a simple reason for the issue. Each number is alloted a certain number of these cars, in an effort to spread the vehicles out evenly.

Ask for a copy of your DORA (Dealer Order Receipt Acknowledgement). It's a document stating that the car order was received by Ford. In addition, ask to see a copy of the order summary for 2012 Focuses, with your order number in the queue. If there are no holds, the order should say "Clean/Unscheduled". You can also ask to see what allocation they have for rigs, and go from there.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #382
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Good call on the allocation. Dealer has 28 total available/on order according to dealer online inventory. That's quite a few cars, so it stands to reason that you could be right.

Maybe that's why my dealer means when he keeps saying he's trying to increase the priority, i.e. get my car done before some stock order is done?
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #383
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Good call on the allocation. Dealer has 28 total available/on order according to dealer online inventory. That's quite a few cars, so it stands to reason that you could be right.

Maybe that's why my dealer means when he keeps saying he's trying to increase the priority, i.e. get my car done before some stock order is done?
If it is a Retail order as it should be, then it will always have a lower (better) priority then Stock cars. Stock cars get 20+, Retail get 10-19.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #384
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It is a 10.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #385
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It is a 10.
That is the best you can get without a Zone Manager changing it to a lower number.

So they got no allocations this week, they were all used with other priority 10 vehicles, or there is some hold for that vehicle that we are unaware of. Or some other Ford scheduling magic got in the way...
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:16 AM   #386
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Do the dual-colored leather sports seats come from the same company? Perhaps their is a back-order here.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #387
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Yes - got my Vin Today # 1FAHP3M2XCL144899
I was told it was locked in - but not scheduled. Whatever that means....
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:47 PM   #388
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OK, I just heard from the Ford Coustmer Service person here in the site. She gave me my Vin.,same as the dealer told me, but unlike what my dealer had said, my cars build date is April 25.

Phrogg, Think that means your clean and green, that is, everything has been approved but not scheduled for production yet.
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OK, I just heard from the Ford Coustmer Service person here in the site. She gave me my Vin.,same as the dealer told me, but unlike what my dealer had said, my cars build date is April 25.

Phrogg, Think that means your clean and green, that is, everything has been approved but not scheduled for production yet.

All titanium builds are built the week of April 25th.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #390
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WoooHooo - finally got a VIN today of 1FAHP3N20CL144926 . I've tried to get a build date from this based on some links in this thread but must be doing something wrong. Can someone please take this VIN and get me a build date or even a window sticker. My car is a Titanium hatch which of course includes MFT. I really appreciate any help. Thanks!
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