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Old 03-31-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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2012 focus being build, how much time you waited ?

Ok, Since I ordered my car allmost a week ago now, and since its my first car and I took the titanium with every single equipment you must understand that I am really excited lol, so my main question is, to everyone who ordered the 2012 focus (not concerned about pre-order back in 2011 lol) but really how much time does its took for you to get your car after you placed the order ? I know they say 6 to 8 weeks, but that just an estimation and I am really wondering in general how much time I might have to wait in the best and in the worst case.

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Old 03-31-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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I ordered my SE HB on Feb 28th and spoke with the salesman yesterday and there is still no vin yet. He seemed to think I would have a vin by next Thursday and the car would be built shortly after that? I believe because I ordered from a small dealership that allocations are playing a part? I was told 6-8 weeks when I ordered, so hopefully I will get it within 3-1/2 weeks (8weeks total)?
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I ordered my SE HB on Feb 28th and spoke with the salesman yesterday and there is still no vin yet. He seemed to think I would have a vin by next Thursday and the car would be built shortly after that? I believe because I ordered from a small dealership that allocations are playing a part? I was told 6-8 weeks when I ordered, so hopefully I will get it within 3-1/2 weeks (8weeks total)?
That would be dealer allocation working against you in this case. Since its a small dealer that doesn't sell a lot of cars they don't get a lot of allocations, and it also depends on what priority they placed the order, but that only influences things when two dealers had the same allocation for a certain commodity and the older order usually goes in ahead of the newer one, except in the case of a retail (sold order) which usually takes priority over a dealer's stock order.

There are also potential for shortages of the parts you ordered on the car which can cause the order to be either rejected or put aside until the next round of allocations/ scheduling, at least from what I can gather.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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you have a slight chance because its normally take 18 hours to fully build a focus from the ground up but I just wanna know the average of everyone so I can make myself an idea on how much time ill have to wait.
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Your estimates match my experience. The car went into production about 3 weeks after my order, and it will take between 1 and 4 weeks to ship depending on the destination (Canada may have additional delays).
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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well that 3+4 = 7 weeks, so its still good and if I add another weeks for canada its still in the 8 weeks mark which make me abit less scared, but im just scared its goes over 8 weeks lol since its allready hard to wait 8 weeks
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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my car was 6 weeks & 1 day.
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Nice! i'm waiting on my order i placed last week too! except it was a titanium with no other options lol
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yea mine is a titanium with every single option so tis might take more time to get it :P but hey i found someone who ordered it in same time than me haha so we should receive it in same time lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #10
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I ordered my Focus on March 6, 2012 and got my VIN on the 16th of March then sticker on 24th of March. Build day according to sticker is on April 2nd. Got an ETA for delivery from Noemi for April 23rd. That makes it roughly 7 weeks. I'd say 8 weeks just to not get my hopes up :P
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