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Are you British, or did you actually mean May?

I was told that my new order should be made later this month, but hasn't been scheduled yet.
Sorry, I was typing that really quick, your right, it should be 9/5. So really my order is right on schedual. :D
 

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Well, I just got a text from my sales guy with an updated ETA of 9/22 and said my car is not listed as "In Transit". He said there is a possibility of it coming in earlier, but like I said in my previous post, I would actually prefer getting my car a few days later if it means picking it up on a Saturday. I will be returning to work after being gone all last week, so I doubt they will approve a day off so soon after. Either way, I'm excited! And the build date was confirmed as 9/5.
 

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My dealer gave me an ETA late last week of 9/17, but said don't count on it haha. We'll see what happens this week I guess.
 

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Im located in Buena Park, CA. Ended up buying mine from Power Ford and Lincoln in Tustin, CA. They had to go pick it up from their storage center located up in Los Angeles. I did all the paperwork yesterday, and I pick it up on Wednesday. Technically I could have driven it home yesterday but I'm waiting for the funds on my down payment to clear. I have a thing about taking something before I pay for it. If something happens between now and Wed I'd lose my mind. This way at least I hand them the money, and they hand me the keys :)

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My car info just in case you guys are curious haha
 

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Well, I just got a text from my sales guy with an updated ETA of 9/22 and said my car is not listed as "In Transit". He said there is a possibility of it coming in earlier, but like I said in my previous post, I would actually prefer getting my car a few days later if it means picking it up on a Saturday. I will be returning to work after being gone all last week, so I doubt they will approve a day off so soon after. Either way, I'm excited! And the build date was confirmed as 9/5.
Essentially got the same from my sales guy, except that he has never given an ETA. I appreciate that actually--as long as the car is still at the factory and no transit date has been given, giving an ETA is really just a guessing game. No building of false hopes for a date that comes and passes without event. I've seen enough of that from speculation, even informed and well-intended, on this site. But the dealers obviously have an idea of how long it takes to ship a car from there to here, and are making their best guesses.

I have no doubt now though, BadWolf, that our cars will ship together and arrive at the same time. And I have no doubt that that time is very soon!
 

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Essentially got the same from my sales guy, except that he has never given an ETA. I appreciate that actually--as long as the car is still at the factory and no transit date has been given, giving an ETA is really just a guessing game. No building of false hopes for a date that comes and passes without event. I've seen enough of that from speculation, even informed and well-intended, on this site. But the dealers obviously have an idea of how long it takes to ship a car from there to here, and are making their best guesses.

I have no doubt now though, BadWolf, that our cars will ship together and arrive at the same time. And I have no doubt that that time is very soon!
I actually meant to type "now in transit" and was autocorrected to "not", so my car, according to my dealer is on its way. I'm kinda hoping it was pushed back a few days so that Ford could insure everything was clamped down securely. I have to drive home about 35 miles from the dealership (all highway) and the few problems that some have had already are making me nervous.
 

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Looks like i need to call my dealer. If we get our cars around the same time badwolf, would you like to meet up and check out each others cars and go for a cruise?
 

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Essentially got the same from my sales guy, except that he has never given an ETA. I appreciate that actually--as long as the car is still at the factory and no transit date has been given, giving an ETA is really just a guessing game. No building of false hopes for a date that comes and passes without event. I've seen enough of that from speculation, even informed and well-intended, on this site. But the dealers obviously have an idea of how long it takes to ship a car from there to here, and are making their best guesses.

I have no doubt now though, BadWolf, that our cars will ship together and arrive at the same time. And I have no doubt that that time is very soon!
What does ETA stand for again? ;);)

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I called my dealership today. The fleet/internet sales manager at Wondries who I ordered my car through told me that the status in the system has not changed since 9/4. At that time, it was due to be built that week, with a delivery expected 9/17. Looking it up today, it still showed the same. Not "in transit" or a hold of some kind, just no change. He said he was confused by this.

I have a window sticker with the 9/4 date on it, and ETIS shows full specs on my VIN, so I still gotta think that it's built. I'm wondering if they held up everything already produced to replace hose clamps, narrow the hood gaps, or some such.
 

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I'm wondering if they held up everything already produced to replace hose clamps, narrow the hood gaps, or some such.
Even though it is just speculation, I would imagine that is exactly what is going on. It will probably take some time to get through all the cars though...
 

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i ordered August 16 (believe dealer input on the 20th) I got a call early last week that it would be built the week of 9/24. i've posted a couple times looking for anyone who got a build week and how long it took to delivery. One advantage, my dealer is directly across the street from the Wayne assembly plant that build the focus, so delivery should be very quick.
 

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i ordered August 16 (believe dealer input on the 20th) I got a call early last week that it would be built the week of 9/24. i've posted a couple times looking for anyone who got a build week and how long it took to delivery. One advantage, my dealer is directly across the street from the Wayne assembly plant that build the focus, so delivery should be very quick.
Do you know what your VIN is? Two of us have VIN's with a production sequence of 154XXX and 157XXX with next week as the build week. Should be about 3 weeks for delivery, but reading all of these posts it seems that it is taking much longer.
 

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Do you know what your VIN is? Two of us have VIN's with a production sequence of 154XXX and 157XXX with next week as the build week. Should be about 3 weeks for delivery, but reading all of these posts it seems that it is taking much longer.
Indeed it can. Many of our ETAs have come and gone without any sort of shipping update, and unfortunately no one seems to know why. All we know at this point is that many of our cars still have not actually shipped from the plant. Once they do, I imagine it would be another 2 weeks, which puts it at Oct 1 at the earliest for us out here in no-mans-land.

Edit: Or it could be Ford's tracking system is broken and they get here tomorrow. Who knows? Just makes things hard to plan. It's like planning for a trip, and the airlines saying, "The plane may or may not be at the airport. It could be there sometime in the next 2 weeks, or maybe 4. We aren't sure. We'll let you know when it arrives though".
 

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I have been driving an Escort ZX2 for 14 years (just rolled 250,000 today) you can't imagine how badly I want this thing. This will be my first car with 200+ horsepower. I have stopped at several dealers to look at them but am savings my first drive for my car. I can't image mine would see a transport truck, i would think they just drive it across the street. They also have a display area out front of the plant and they have a ST on it. The times I drove by they switched colors.
 

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I contacted Ford via Twitter today and my order still shows ETA of 9/22 (it was originally 9/17, but was changed a week later). My build date was 9/5 (originally 9/4, but according to the system it's a day later).

The info I got from Twitter today did not say where my car was, so for all I know it could still be at the factory. I'll check tomorrow with my dealership to get a location of where my car actually is and I'll post here when I find out.
 

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i contacted my salesman today to see if i could change my color (can't) but he send me this info:

Production Sent to Plant Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, MI Sep-18-2012, 00:00 EDT TBD
In Order Processing Scheduled to Day (Sep-25-2012) Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, MI Sep-14-2012, 00:00 EDT TBD
In Order Processing Scheduled to Week (Week -of Sep-24-2012) Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, MI Sep-14-2012, 00:00 EDT TBD
In Order Processing Scheduled to Day (Sep-24-2012) Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, MI Sep-07-2012, 00:00 EDT TBD
In Order Processing Scheduled to Week (Week -of Sep-24-2012) Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, MI Sep-06-2012, 09:03 EDT TBD
In Order Processing Unscheduled- Clean Aug-21-2012, 12:50 EDT
 

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Ok, got some info today regarding my car and it's location.

Just a recap:

Build date - 9/4
Actual build date - 9/5

ETA #1 - 9/17
ETA #2 - 9/22
ETA #3 - 9/29
Date delivered - ?

I got word today that my ETA was changed to 9/29. Below is an outline of my cars progress thus far:

9/17 - 7:48ET: Beiscanne, MI
9/17 - 14:05ET : Montp.sc, OH
9/17- 18:56ET: Mays.sc, IN
9/17 - 19:31ET : FtWayne, IN
9/18 - 10:17ET : FtWayne, IN
9/18 - 12:59ET : Dunscanne, IN

Edit: In all honesty, I'm not sure if those are actual cities or just names of stop points or what. I looked up a couple with no result (Dunscanne, IN?) but at least I know my car is no longer at the plant.

I got the info around 11am PST, so hopefully it's a lit
tle father along. It's good to know my car is officially on its way...even though I'll have to wait another week.
 

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Ok, got some info today regarding my car and it's location.

Just a recap:

Build date - 9/4
Actual build date - 9/5

ETA #1 - 9/17
ETA #2 - 9/22
ETA #3 - 9/29
Date delivered - ?

I got word today that my ETA was changed to 9/29. Below is an outline of my cars progress thus far:

9/17 - 7:48ET: Beiscanne, MI
9/17 - 14:05ET : Montp.sc, OH
9/17- 18:56ET: Mays.sc, IN
9/17 - 19:31ET : FtWayne, IN
9/18 - 10:17ET : FtWayne, IN
9/18 - 12:59ET : Dunscanne, IN

Edit: In all honesty, I'm not sure if those are actual cities or just names of stop points or what. I looked up a couple with no result (Dunscanne, IN?) but at least I know my car is no longer at the plant.

I got the info around 11am PST, so hopefully it's a lit
tle father along. It's good to know my car is officially on its way...even though I'll have to wait another week.
Curses! I was hoping my dealer might have the same updated news, but its still unchanged as of 2 pm today.

Did you get the info from your dealership, or some other Ford source?
 
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