Ordered my first new vehicle ever...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Meet and Greet' started by Cesso, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    I'm a Ford employee but never thought I'd buy a new vehicle as I tend to stick with old school rides, but the new Fiesta ST has me sold. Just decided to place my order last Friday for my own 2015 Fiesta ST, Molten Orange on Molten Orange with every option possible save for the racing stripes and front license plate bracket. I drive cars for a living and there just isn't anything quite like driving a Fiesta ST. Thrilled to have one being made for me!

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  3. Randy@mountune

    Randy@mountune Active Member

    Congrats!! I really dig mine! :cool:
  4. Teezlr

    Teezlr Member

    I've had a long list of vehicles and driven even more since valet parking during college in Nashville and Los Angeles.... the Fiesta ST is a very cool car, fun to drive and checks all the marks.

    My first new car too, enjoy!
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  5. SpaceFish

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  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Welcome and settle in for the waiting now :) totally worth it though
  7. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    When I ordered it I was thinking "Well if I could have it by September that would be nice and it would give me plenty of time to sell my car" but now I am like "I want it NOW!". Haha
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  8. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Been there and waited all of last spring and summer till it came home in Mid Oct.. fun fun fun since
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  9. 0C3LOT

    0C3LOT New Member

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pics when you get it!
  10. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Ford tells me I should have it on the 8th of Septmber now, with the build date August 18th. It's going to be hard not to put all the miles on it immediately.
  11. Cesso

    Cesso Member


    Haha it's almost alive!
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  12. Randy@mountune

    Randy@mountune Active Member

  13. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Well that is one chapter in my Fiesta ST experience over, and now a new one begins.

    The car shipped the 25th of August and was scheduled to be delivered the 5th-11th of September. It arrived at 10pm on the 14th, a full week and half after the cars that shipped out on the same day had arrived at our dealership. It was on four different spare tires from four different cars, with mismatched lugnuts and some studs missing lugnuts entirely. The spare tire and tools were missing. The rear bumper didn't align with the fender arches. And finally there was a deep scratch down to bare metal on the rear passenger door. Thieves had hit the rail car while it was being transported. I looked the car over and rejected it, cancelling my purchase.

    Immediately I went in and ordered the same car again. Our manager got in touch with the Ford Rep for our dealer and we will see if she can help us out getting my new order expedited. Not looking forward to waiting many months again, but I'm a stickler for perfection and there is just no way that I could accept a brand new car that was undriveable, missing parts, and needed a whole panel repainted before it even arrived.

    The heartbreaking part is that even in its sad state that it arrived in, it was absolutely gorgeous in the morning sunlight.... That Molten Orange really is something else. Stunning looking car.
  14. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Ouch that plain azz SUX
  15. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Now six months after I embarked on this new car buying experience the wait is over (for the most part). The new, new car I ordered arrived yesterday and I took delivery of it. It came in with the stock silver ST wheels however (still had the red calipers), and we filed a claim with Ford over my missing Rado Grey wheels. Ford must have some serious issues with wheels at their Mexico plant. Of the two cars I ordered NEITHER came with right wheels, one came with no wheels, and the other came with the wrong ones. The amazing team that Ford outsources their warranty claims to also denied the claim saying "If you wanted the dark grey wheels you should have ordered them". LOL. I DID ORDER THEM, TWICE.

    Enough of the fire and brimstone though, the situation is being handled and everything will be sorted out in the next few days. The car is AMAZING. I absolutely love driving it, and the excitement of parking it in my garage for the first time was tremendous. In a few minutes I am dropping it off to be professionally detailed (it is filthy from the transport). Can't wait to see that paint all cleaned up in the sun!
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  16. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Congrats, Cesso. Enjoy the ride, not the destination.
  17. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Congrats on finally getting your new ride!:D
  18. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    What an ordeal - glad you're now in the driver's seat.
  19. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    Awesome! Thanks for the updates on it. Please post pics as soon as you have it back, I'm looking forward to seeing it after a full detail
  20. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Thanks guys! My detailer is thrilled to start working on it as he has never seen or worked with Molten Orange before, and I personally have never seen a perfectly detailed Molten Orange car in the flesh before either. It'll be getting a few special touches added at the same time, so by the time I see it again it will be like a whole new car all over again! I have all my cameras ready to go for the occasion. I'm going to have to be satisfied with taking photos of it until it gets a few more miles on it and I can really push it from the driver's seat.
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  21. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    That's one long wait for your car there... But I know it would be worth it. Too bad they still messed up the order.

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