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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:46 am

I was at the dealer Saturday and the salesman (we all know how reliable they can be) told me they expect 2018 FFE on the lot in mid October. I'm going in on October 1 to order one. Still can't decide between metallic green and metallic red.

I'm hoping the 2018 model comes with blind-spot warning and 160 mile battery range. I'm easy.
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:56 am

Why can't you order one now? It usually takes a few months from order until you get it. Or are you hoping to get one that is already allocated to your dealer?
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:49 am

triangles wrote:Why can't you order one now? It usually takes a few months from order until you get it. Or are you hoping to get one that is already allocated to your dealer?
October 1 is the date I'll have all my ducks in a row. I'm making my final FJ payment in the middle of September, plus I'll be getting some extra income around then ($2k).

I wanted to pick one up a few months ago but my wife said NO. I think I won the ensuing argument, because she applied a few pre-conditions, and I quickly agreed... 1. Pay off the FJ. 2. Get L2 chargers installed at work.

My boss is on-board with the new chargers and my FJ is almost done ... so ... the stars will be aligned October 1st. My wife is still not happy but ...

I'm going to order Hot Pepper Red Metallic (see top pic below). It's a little redder than the 2017 Ruby Red Metallic (bottom pic)

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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 am

I see people tag their "born-on" date. When you place an order do they give you the vin number and let you track it's birth? Or do I just plop down some cash and wait ... and wait ... and call ... and wait?
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:19 am

Smoking_Rubber wrote:I see people tag their "born-on" date. When you place an order do they give you the vin number and let you track it's birth? Or do I just plop down some cash and wait ... and wait ... and call ... and wait?
Good luck with your 2018, I hope everything works out for you. I suspect you'll wait longer than any dealer will claim. Don't let them fool you.

I'm in Ontario. Here's my timeline so far for my 2017 FFE order:

* April 18, 2017: Order sent from dealer to Ford
* July 24: VIN assigned, ETA delivery of Sept 28th. I had to call Ford Customer Care weekly asking if there was any update on my order. My dealer was useless.
* August 29: Window sticker created, build date scheduled for Sept 7th

If the car actually makes the ETA, it'll have been almost 6 months from order to delivery - yikes, but par for the course with EVs and on top of that, the huge EV rebate here in ON.
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:35 am

Smoking_Rubber wrote:I see people tag their "born-on" date. When you place an order do they give you the vin number and let you track it's birth? Or do I just plop down some cash and wait ... and wait ... and call ... and wait?
You get something like an order # that the dealer can track to some extent. A few weeks before it is built the VIN will get assigned. At that point you can pull back the window sticker and the top of the sticker will list the build date.
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:12 am

virulent wrote:
Smoking_Rubber wrote:I see people tag their "born-on" date. When you place an order do they give you the vin number and let you track it's birth? Or do I just plop down some cash and wait ... and wait ... and call ... and wait?
Good luck with your 2018, I hope everything works out for you. I suspect you'll wait longer than any dealer will claim. Don't let them fool you.

I'm in Ontario. Here's my timeline so far for my 2017 FFE order:

* April 18, 2017: Order sent from dealer to Ford
* July 24: VIN assigned, ETA delivery of Sept 28th. I had to call Ford Customer Care weekly asking if there was any update on my order. My dealer was useless.
* August 29: Window sticker created, build date scheduled for Sept 7th

If the car actually makes the ETA, it'll have been almost 6 months from order to delivery - yikes, but par for the course with EVs and on top of that, the huge EV rebate here in ON.
The available options are so limited (leather or no leather) why wouldn't you just do a dealer trade for one of the cars already built? There are 20+ FFE on lots in Southern California and I'm sure they could have gotten you one in a week. Is there something abnormal about a Canadian car? [Insert Canada joke here] You've waited this long, you should get a 2018 model automatically.

I want a 2018 so I expect to wait a little while, but basically the first red car off the line will be configured exactly like I want so I kind of expect to get one of the first few cars off the line. Six months of waiting would SUCK!
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:00 pm

don't wait till October, order one NOW! if you're lucky you might get it before the end of the year and then you can claim the tax credits with this years taxes. Unfortunately you'll probably have to wait until March-April to get yours. I ordered mine in July and got it in November.
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virulent
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:22 am

Smoking_Rubber wrote:
virulent wrote:
Smoking_Rubber wrote:I see people tag their "born-on" date. When you place an order do they give you the vin number and let you track it's birth? Or do I just plop down some cash and wait ... and wait ... and call ... and wait?
Good luck with your 2018, I hope everything works out for you. I suspect you'll wait longer than any dealer will claim. Don't let them fool you.

I'm in Ontario. Here's my timeline so far for my 2017 FFE order:

* April 18, 2017: Order sent from dealer to Ford
* July 24: VIN assigned, ETA delivery of Sept 28th. I had to call Ford Customer Care weekly asking if there was any update on my order. My dealer was useless.
* August 29: Window sticker created, build date scheduled for Sept 7th

If the car actually makes the ETA, it'll have been almost 6 months from order to delivery - yikes, but par for the course with EVs and on top of that, the huge EV rebate here in ON.
The available options are so limited (leather or no leather) why wouldn't you just do a dealer trade for one of the cars already built? There are 20+ FFE on lots in Southern California and I'm sure they could have gotten you one in a week. Is there something abnormal about a Canadian car? [Insert Canada joke here] You've waited this long, you should get a 2018 model automatically.

I want a 2018 so I expect to wait a little while, but basically the first red car off the line will be configured exactly like I want so I kind of expect to get one of the first few cars off the line. Six months of waiting would SUCK!
There are 0 in all of Ontario, is why ;-) There are limited quantities in random parts of Québec, but that means I'd have to get it here and also apply for the ON $14k rebate myself.
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Re: How long did your factory ordered FFE take to arrive?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:22 am

Any one knows how Ford's delivery process works? My 2017 FFE has been showing awaiting for shipment for 2 weeks, still no idea when it will get shipped and when I can get it. :(

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