You're not missing out on anything. You are doing things the way they should be done. Buying something you can afford rather than financing a car because you can't afford to buy one on the spot.
You are also saving yourself some $$$$$ because you're not paying interest on the car. Wait a while and see what people think about their ST when they take ownership.
As far as I know (reading reviews and interviews) Lisa has said that they will build the ST for anyone who wants one.
This is not a limited production car, despite what some (dealerships) say.
Really, you have an advantage. You will get to test drive and see the car before you purchase it. Unlike most of us who have pre ordered sight unseen.
If the car is not available to the specs you want when you are ready to buy, you should be able to order what you want when you are ready.
I kind of feel you on this one, especially sense it is such a new vehicle. Nothing else like it in the Ford line up...I am CONVINCED that NOT pre-ordering is an advantage! I KNOW this is is going to be a great car. I am positive that I am going to love it.
I will NOT buy one until I have driven one.
I will NOT buy one until I am satisfied by physical contact.
THEN, I will wait one week ( to think ) and THEN place my order.
I have the patience ofa mountain and it has always been rewarded well.
Not a disadvantage ... however you will likely have to order one at a dealership and wait for delivery when you are ready to order. I would not personally suggest buying one off the lot and from what we are hearing dealerships are only getting 1 vehicle.I have not and I am not going to preorder, simply due to the fact that I haven't the money yet. Is this to my disadvantage? I'm going to pay cash btw. I'm not much on monthly payments.
I don't.Remember, the big american mag reviews haven't really hit yet, just some coverig the car overseas. I expect this car to get a lot more popular here when the big mags start releasing full test articles.