FiST Factory Orders Currently a 25+ Week Wait

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Sales and Service' started by 5sigma, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. 5sigma

    5sigma New Member

    Hey all, I have been lurking here for about a year now, following the really great communities that this car seems to attract. Thank you all for sharing your projects, advice and camaraderie. I have finally decided to become a part of this community myself!

    For those others lurking in the shadows of these forums, thinking about taking the plunge and ordering a FiST of their very own, here is some up-to-date data on the current wait times for factory orders.

    February 9th, 2015 - After calling around to several dealers for prices and purchase options, I walked into a dealer here near Seattle and placed my order. Dealer said their wait on custom orders was typically about 12 weeks, and we anticipated a delivery date sometime around mid-May.

    February 10th, 2015 - Received order receipt acknowledgement from Ford.

    March 13th, 2015 - Still no VIN attached to my order, and the dealer is saying that the weather on the east coast has created a parts supply problem and a lot of their vehicles are not getting scheduled.

    UPDATE #1:
    March 28th, 2015
    - I got my VIN!! Build scheduled for May 25th (so 2 months from VIN assignment, to build day), which should give a delivery date of sometime around mid-June.

    UPDATE #2:
    April 9th, 2015
    - Projected delivery date (car is coming from Cuautitlán Mexico to Seattle Washington) is June 29th, 2015.

    UPDATE #3:
    May 28th, 2015
    - Car is now in production and I have a window sticker. Projected delivery date is now July 13th, 2015 (car is coming from Cuautitlán Mexico to Seattle Washington).

    UPDATE #4:
    July 31, 2015 -
    It's here! Lot's of dates changing as the car went from Mexico, through Houston to Chicago, to Detroit, through Utah and up into Seattle. Total time on the train was about a month and a half.

    That is about 6 months from the day you walk into a dealership till the day it shows up.

    1 day Order Acknowledgement with my name attached
    7 weeks VIN generated
    2 months Production date assigned
    15 weeks Window sticker generated, production starts
    16 weeks Car is built on gets on a train
    25 weeks Car gets off train and is delivered to the dealership where I pick it up the next day!

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
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  3. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    When I inquired about ordering a FiST in spring of last year, I was quoted about a 15-18 week wait, which to me, wasn't really doable. I wound up having to pick one of the (only 3) cars in the state (otherwise I'd have had a different color, and Recaros).
  4. jeffreylund

    jeffreylund New Member

    My order was placed on Feb 18th and I had a VIN on/about March 1st. Makes me wonder if my car will be delayed due to the alleged weather induced logistics issue....
  5. I have factory ordered from Ford before and that lead time is not out of line with what they quoted me. Both times the final delivery time was closer to 10-12 weeks.
  6. 5sigma

    5sigma New Member

    I am surprised you got a VIN after only 2 weeks, as mine still has not been assigned. My guess is that my delay is due to some particular option(s) I selected and you did not?

    If the info helps, I ordered an Oxford White with just the Rado grey wheels and the Smoke Storm Recaros.
  7. SilFister

    SilFister Member

    Ordered mine August 23 of last year; it wasn't delivered to the dealer until December 12 and I picked it up the following day. I was told at the time I ordered there would be about a 12-week wait, but it turned out to be much longer. The dealer did say that after 12 weeks they would not take my deposit if I ixnayed my order. I did look around elsewhere in the DFW area, but couldn't find the silver color I was seeking so I just waited and eventually got what I wanted when the vehicle was eventually delivered. I'm happy I waited and didn't settle for a color that I didn't want.
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  8. bigmanlittlecar

    bigmanlittlecar New Member

    Dealer said to me 6 weeks. This was prior to finding realistic times in the forums. Needless to say I ordered Feb 6th and had a VIN on Feb 20th. 2 weeks later. Says May14th deliver so far. That is 14 weeks. :( OH Oxford white, Nav, rado and sunroof. NO recaros. Thus the name bigmanlittlecar. lol
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  9. Die Trying

    Die Trying New Member

    Make sure you stay on top of tracking your build. Ford messed up my order and built my ST with no options but because I was monitoring it I was able to contact my dealership who with the help of Ford was able to source another car with the options I had ordered.
  10. trenticus

    trenticus New Member

    How are you guys checking your order status? I ordered mine Feb 14 and got my VIN on Feb 27. Dealer said tentative arrival date is May 2 through May 8.
  11. blurred

    blurred New Member

    Currently at a 14-15 week lead time with 3 more planned weeks of shutdown throughout the summer

    I cant post a link due to some "unique" forum rules... so too bad I can't show you where.
  12. FordService

    FordService Official Ford Representative

    If you PM me your order number and dealer code, I can check into your order.

    -Waves hello- If you send me your VIN via PM, I can track it. :)

  13. trenticus

    trenticus New Member

    PM sent. Thanks for the reply!
  14. 5sigma

    5sigma New Member

    So far I have just been pestering the sales staff!
  15. jdolci77

    jdolci77 New Member

    Im in the same boat. Received my vin a few weeks after ordering, I figured that I may have caught a break. I was wrong. I was quoted a May 21st delivery date. I placed my order Feb 10th. About a 13 week wait. The only good thing is that the weather has been so miserable in NJ this winter. The wait absolutely stinks.
  16. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Nothing "alleged" about the logistics issues, the weather over this winter has been absolutely brutal on all forms of shipping particularly the East cost.

  17. jdolci77

    jdolci77 New Member

    Just curious if your delivery date can change?
  18. jeffreylund

    jeffreylund New Member

    I too ordered OW, but with Orange Recaros and nothing else. I pinged my sales guy, but haven't heard back yet. My guess this logistics delay will affect my ST delivery too. Also, I just re-read my VIN notification email which informs me my requested delivery date is 01JUL15. Of course that includes overseas delivery time.....
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
  19. jeffreylund

    jeffreylund New Member

    Bummer. I probably just haven't got the bad news yet.....l
  20. jdolci77

    jdolci77 New Member

    I ordered PB without the recaros.
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  21. ZREXER

    ZREXER Member

    I ordered Sept. 1-2014, picked it up Jan 6th, so about 17 weeks for me.

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