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Looking at ordering, Transit offers much more options than promaster, kinda know what I want but without pictures or descriptions its hard. A med roof long window van without rear seating.
What does the rear heating and cooling unit look installed like and what do you get?
Builders or RV package interior picture with rear AC/heating
 

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North coast of Ca, only one dealer for 250 miles so I'll probably be ordering one from anywhere in CA. I understand Galpin Ford in LA may be a good place to get a reasonable deal.
 

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most dealers are not very good at selling vehicles like the transit. They're not sexy enough for most salesmen to care. Double plus the vans essentially sell themselves to a degree. Its not an excuse of course but I'm just saying. Unless you find a high volume van dealer, but those are more common in the midwest I'd say. (don't quote me just an assumption LOL)
 

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It's all a matter of educating the sales people to be able to sell them and be well informed.

They're just too used to selling vans, cars, trucks, etc.
 

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I was in sales for a while, couldn't believe how lazy some of the sales people are. If you asked me a question I couldn't answer, which was not very often, I would get the info even If I had to call the MFG while you were on the lot. I would fire someone for saying, "do you want me to get the keys?"
 

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The local dealer emailed me last week about the Transit internet quote I requested, asking if I wanted to come in for a test drive on the vehicle I wanted a quote on. I told the gal I would be in on Saturday. I showed up ask to see the Transit. And they brought out a Connect. I told the guy who brought it up that it was the wrong one I wanted the full size model. His reply she doesn't know what a Transit is and we won't have those for months.
 

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I owned two astro vans that I ordered to my specs.Both times it was a project with the sales person.Almost like thet were selling washing machines the week before.I'm ready to replace my 96 astro with a transit,which I'll order to my specs again.
 

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When I did my Build and Price on the Transit website, I also followed the link to "find a local dealer". There, I found my local dealer has pre-ordered over 100 Transit vans/wagons.
So when I went to the dealership to order, I asked the sales manager who his Transit ordering specialist was. He replied, "me". So he did my order himself.
It was easy - once he entered the model and roof I wanted, the computer gave all the options for that configuration only. It was much, much less complicated than the last time I ordered a truck, which was an F350 dually back in 2005.
 

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Dale what model did you order. Did he tell you when it might go into production or when some of these will start hitting the lot? Auto trader shows over 220 of them, but no one has any yet. I want a 130 WB with a low roof to replace my 2002 econoline but neither of the two dealers I've contacted knows much about these new Transits. I wish I new if this model was going to be produced soon or would I be better of ordering it and perhaps reducing my waiting time. Care to share how much of a discount you got off of msrp? Thanks.
 

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Jmc, I ordered a T150 medium roof Wagon. This is Order Code 302A and K1C. From what I have read in other threads here, Transits will probably be produced in batches of like sizes and colors. (95% white??)

I have X Plan available, which allowed me 7 percent off MSRP.
 

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thats probably one of the best things that they can do to better things on their end since they likely know what exactly will sell and how much of it.
 

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I used Jacky Jones Ford in Cleveland, GA. He has 3 Ford dealerships and will have a GREAT selection at all the dealerships. Just had a friend of mine order one from him with a MSRP over $53K. It has the High Roof, Extended Body DRW version with the Builder Prep Package.

Tell him ED from Texas sent you if you decide to order your Transit. He has dealerships in Cleveland, Georgia, Sweetwater, Tennessee, and Hayesville, North Carolina. With his volume from all these dealerships, he can get you just about any Ford/Lincoln vehicle you need.
 
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