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#455 of 1125 Still Waiting....
Oct 21, 2005 (10:23 pm)
Wow....good thing I have a nice purple mustang GT, 1996, 46,000 miles...STiLL.
Ordered my 2005 GT Premium Nov. 16, 2004.....yes, 2004. No mustang. End of June 2005 re-ordered a 2006....since my 2005 wasn't going to be made. Well, here it is, October 21, 2005 and still waiting for my car. It'll be a year in November since I originally ordered.
Are there any other dummies out there like me who have been this patient waiting for a V8 mustang GT premium?
I still make my every 2 week phone call on Friday to see if there is any VIN, any production date. Still being told, the computer is waiting to pick you. And I have a priority 10 this time, for sure. Saw it on my paperwork. I went as far as asking, who can I write to, who can I complain to at Ford...am only told by the person on the other line that they can pass it along to their supervisor.
Is it because I'm a woman who likes hot cars or because I got it at about $1800 under MSRP?? I don't get it.
They say patience is a virtue....I must be a saint.....
I'd like to know if anyone out there knows anyone else in this situation...it's the little guy against the big guy. Sure they're in short supply, but give me a break, you can't tell me it takes a year to get a car produced from the factory.
And Ford wonders why they're losing money and can't sell cars....get a clue!!
I'll give everyone a BIG YIPPEE on this site if I ever get my car.......
#456 of 1125 V6 with pony package
Oct 22, 2005 (9:39 am)
I just ordered a V6/AT with pony package, side airbags, and a few other options, and paid $23,400 + t/l, this forum helped, thanks.
#457 of 1125 Re: Still Waiting.... [purplegt]
Oct 22, 2005 (10:03 am)
purple.....sounds like your dealer is putting everyone else in front of you with their allotment. My guess is you'll never see it until they decide to sell GTs at $1,800 off MSRP.
At this point, you've got nothing to lose by going to another dealer and starting the process all over again. This isn't a Ford issue. It's a dealership issue.
#458 of 1125 Re: Still Waiting.... [purplegt]
Oct 22, 2005 (10:33 am)
Not sure where you are located (or the dealer you ordered from), but I went to a small dealership in Northern NJ back on 7/26. I had a hard time getting them to enter the order into the system, but they finally did on 9/8 (I got a DORA and VOC). I just called the Ford number to get the status and the car is scheduled to be built next week (10/24). Here are the details of the car I ordered:
Satin Silver/Red Interior (Int Color Accent Pkg)
Side Air Bags
18" fan blade wheels (64W)
Retail Price: $29,005
X-plan (as per contract and DORA): $27,013 (less destination of $695) = $26,318.
This is $2,687 off of MSRP. I too was thinking that the car would never get built, but this dealership is very reputable. It does have a small alottment, but not the customers to support it (most of the customers buy F-150's or sedans at this dealership). I'm probably one of only a handful of people who ordered a GT from this dealership. One other thing to note...not sure how popular the Mustangs are where you are, but I don't see many here...since it's been introduced, I've seen maybe a dozen on the road...maybe it's easier here to get a deal.
I would take graphicguy's advice and go someplace else. I had to talk to 10 different dealerships before I could find one that would do X-plan. My plan was either X-plan or nothing. I would never pay MSRP (or above) for ANY car...even a car as beautiful as the new Mustang.
By the way, does anyone have any idea how long from build date to arrival at the dealership?
#459 of 1125 Re: Still Waiting.... [jagzbimmer]
Oct 22, 2005 (4:29 pm)
Just picked up my Vista Blue 2006 GT in Pittsburgh PA. No one was excepting my X-plan but after 2 weeks one dealer called to except it. He had just received his third GT. He has had his first since mid August. Deciding factor (I think) I was at this dealership for 2 hours in the evening. I was the only one there. Keep trying to deal they have to come down.
#460 of 1125 Re: Still Waiting.... [jagzbimmer]
Oct 24, 2005 (5:49 am)
jagz....while I didn't go to 10 dealers to find one who offered "X" plan on the GT (for those uninitiated, "X" plan is the Ford employee/supplier "friends and family" price), it did take me a while to get my local dealer to honor it.
As most here know, I went to the dealership (for the 4th time) when it was snowing in the midst of one of the worst winters in recent memory. No one was in the showroom. Matter of fact, the weather was so bad, they were planning on closing the dealership early the night I walked in. After 3 previous unsuccessful attempts, they finally ordered it at X plan for me. Fortunately, I knew all about DORA and VOC and made sure I didn't leave the dealership without a signed agreement to ward off any "misunderstandings" with the deal later on.
Mine showed up 7 weeks to the day after I ordered it, but I got lucky. If everything is done right, the dealership has allotment, they give your order at least a "10" priority number, the wait time is normally about 8-12 weeks from the date of order.
MSRP on mine, with IUP, ICAP, Side Airbags, active anti-theft, bullitt wheels was $28, 050. My X plan price paid was $25,500. As of a couple of months ago, I had DEALERS offer me MSRP for it.....USED. Recently, I had a private party offer me $28K for it. With winter coming, as much as I'd hate to do it, I may take someone up on their offer. Maybe come back during the Spring and buy another '06.
#461 of 1125 Re: Still Waiting.... [purplegt]
Oct 24, 2005 (6:17 pm)
Purple, At the risk of another "me too" to your post. I have to agree with graphicguy and jagsbimmer. Go to another dealership. Ford ain't your problem, the dealership is. They're running you around and probably laughing behind your back every time you leave. I had a great dealer experience, with my dealer verifying my order ( and taking my deposit) only as soon as they were able to include it in their allotment. Their predicted delivery was within two weeks of the actual delivery date in July. RUN away from those losers!
#462 of 1125 I MIGHT BE GETTING SOME LUCK!!!!!
Oct 29, 2005 (7:40 am)
Hey Graphicguy and those who've responded to me this past year....I might be in some luck getting my car....FINALLY...last week I emailed my dealer with a what's going on, please call me. (I'm dealing with the owner of the dealership) And didn't hear a word for almost 5 days. SO....I sent him a 2nd email and chewed his back side, and used your suggestion of actually telling him I was getting a run around, and that if I didn't hear back from him this week, I was going elsewhere, I'm tired of his game.
I'm not holding my breath here by any means until I hear I have a VIN, but he said he called his rep and he must have caught them in a good mood, as they told him they would pull my order and begin production next week...! Said he would phone me again as soon as he gets the VIN.
So guys, if this is true, usually what is the wait time till it gets to the dealer? I'm finally feeling a bit pumped about the prospect of finally getting it, but will only believe it when I get my VIN.....
I just had to tell ya I might actually be getting somewhere....after a year!!!
Still tics me that he magically got this response, why weren't you calling for me all along.....makes him look really good.....not.
I'll keep in touch and let you know what transpires....hope you all have a fun halloween weekend!!
#463 of 1125 Re: hope to pick up on xplan this weekend [rob_ricketts]
Oct 29, 2005 (3:12 pm)
Which dealership in California did you order from?
#464 of 1125 Re: I MIGHT BE GETTING SOME LUCK!!!!! [purplegt]
Oct 29, 2005 (10:56 pm)
Here is a short summary of my experience:
July 28: Order Premium GT
Sept 8: Order entered into Ford system
Oct 8: Car scheduled for production week of 10/24
Oct 26: Car produced and put on carrier with expected delivery date of 11/3
Looks like I'll get the car the end of next week or the beginning of the following week. Total time from when the order was entered to anticipated delivery: 8 weeks.
I got my VIN number Thursday, 10/27. Arranged financing myself (72 mos., 5.2%) thru NetBank. I'll get the check next week and I'll bring that with the rest of my deposit and that should be it.
Hang in there. If anything should go wrong, I would recommend my dealer, but it is in Northern NJ...not sure where you are from.