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Wonder why Ford does not allow factory delivery to alleviate their shipping problem. I know for $995 savings I would pickup my van at the factory.
The dealers would go berserk if they did that. Hard to sell a guy a $500 wax job if he isn't forced to deal with the "finance" department.
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I guess Ford doesn't need our money.
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Exclamation Thanksgiving Turkey!

Ordered beginning of June - Tried to avoid any "late availability" options, but otherwise loaded it up.

Middle of June - Rechecked to make sure the were no late availabilities on order. Found one.

Middle of August - Went back thru options ordered - Oh darn, remote starter is now late availability; removed it.

September 10th - The VIN arrived!

September 17th - Build week is November 24th; Happy Thanksgiving!
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Here's hoping, Dale, that your delivery is on time!

But it sounds like the 60-day order-to-delivery promise in the article posted by KilWerBzz is off a bit.
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I guess Ford doesn't need our money.
Are you still unable to get a delivery date out of Ford?
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My dealer has no clue, I got dates from them, first week of August to first week of September it's like they're not in sync ,now my van is built on 8-22 but no date on delivery it could be next year for all I know.
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Njhw,

Very possible that your already built van is sitting lined up with many others on a lot next to the factory in Kansas City waiting for shipping availability. See the rail capacity shortage note I posted above.

Does anyone on this forum ever have a drive-by view of the Kansas City Ford plant?
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Thanks John it's very possible! I did a google earth search on the plant ,it's huge! I think I saw my van on the parking lot, that poor thing sitting in the hot sun for almost 4 weeks now, I better not see any cracks on the leather seats!
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but all kidding aside I wish they were more informative, I'm sure they can call The plant and find out what the holdup is.
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O.k., so I put a $500 deposit on mine, if I back out I lose it.
If it's built but can't be shipped, and FoMoCo refuses to allow me to pick it up myself,
it sits and rots and undergoes the very processes that allow the systems to degrade according to their own research, what should MY compensation be?
They in good faith estimated a delivery week, but due to shipping delays beyond their control can't even come close to it, yet refuse my offer to come to the rescue at my own expense.
Look for a guy on the evening news camped under the overpass holding a wad of hundreds totaling over $40,000 with a sign saying "GIVE ME MY VAN Edsel & Mark!"
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