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#16 Jonny87

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:02 AM

I'm shocked! Ordered mine (5-door Titanium, 1.6 petrol, Sea Grey) same day as the OP - 31 January - and I've just learned that the build date is 15 May. :ph34r:



Thats mad, three and a half months! !Removed! hell! Sounds like someone has messed up your order and they aint admitted it!

I ordered mine mid march and if your experience is anything to go by i'll probably end up with 59 plates on it by the time it arrives!

On a serious note you must be up for major recompense for that,

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#17 Russ

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:45 AM

'Black cars' are notorious for seeing the polishing marks in it. Ask anyone who has a black paintjob and i bet they'll say "it's a 'chit' to polish" without leaving a mark. Just watch for any black cars in your area.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:27 PM

On a serious note you must be up for major recompense for that,


Nice thought Jonny87 but I doubt my chances as I was never promised anything specific from the start. As it happens I'm not in any serious hurry but it's a bit irritating all the same. Perhaps 5-doors take longer to build than 3-doors :rolleyes: , perhaps I shouldn't have specified ESP with Traction Assist - I don't see much mention of this among forum contributors? And then there's a story of some unspecified "general delay" in building Titaniums. At least the price is holding through two increases and, by the way, the salesman didn't contradict when I said I'd seen mention of yet another at the beginning of June.

#19 Jonny87

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:44 PM

Nice thought Jonny87 but I doubt my chances as I was never promised anything specific from the start. As it happens I'm not in any serious hurry but it's a bit irritating all the same. Perhaps 5-doors take longer to build than 3-doors :rolleyes: , perhaps I shouldn't have specified ESP with Traction Assist - I don't see much mention of this among forum contributors? And then there's a story of some unspecified "general delay" in building Titaniums. At least the price is holding through two increases and, by the way, the salesman didn't contradict when I said I'd seen mention of yet another at the beginning of June.



Well my thoughts (as it seems your car is taking twice as long as everyone elses) were that its a massive !Removed! up, like maybe they sold it to someone by accident (thinking it was their own group stock), or it turned up in the wrong spec coz they input the info into the computer wrong, or they didnt put the order in properly in the first place then only noticed when it hadnt shown up for 8 weeks. Three and a half months is just wrong from my POV.

If only they could just make these things at the Dagenham plant like in the old days!!! Probably have it in a fortnight!

I'm going into my dealer tomorrow for the first time since ordering two and a half weeks ago to order some accessories and to get a progress report. Sure i could just phone them, but i only do business face to face, and i dont want them thinking im happy to wait a month of Sundays!

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

I have also heard There there will be another price increase - July 1st. Can't recall where I heard it, I think from my dad who works as a stock broker... We will have to wait and see.

Either way there has never been a better time to buy a new car as there are so many discounts and price cuts and stuff :D

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:27 PM

Beautiful car there and lovely spec. I've ordered the 1.4 Auto in black and am now worried about how dirty it will get and scratches. I've just called the dealers to get rear parking sensors and the bluetooth USB option but now wondering if I should change the colour too.

The car was ordered on 8 March and the build date is 24th April. Might change now I've made those amends though.

I do like the black though and have never had a black car before.

Hello everybody :lol:

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

14 WEEKS!!! Surely not?


I know... it's crazy!!!
The worst thing is that a couple of weeks before my "due" date I was told there was a delay and that it would be delayed by a week which was fine - that cannot be helped. A week before the car was due I was told that the car hadn't even been built yet and the tyre issue being the reason why...

Needless to say i'm not too happy about it!!! The dealer (Evans Halshaw in Stourbridge) have not been very helpful and didn't return calls/answer messages to give me an update about the situation and are not prepared to compensate for the inconvienience. Asked if the alloys could be upgraded to the 17"s/the car be delivered on steel wheels and the alloys fitted as a dealer fit (I even offered to provide the tyres if it was so difficult!) to no avail.

The day they told me that the car hadn't been built - convieniently - they had a vision blue zetec s coming in which the "owner" cancelled it but obviously this wasn't the car I wanted and I would loose out on the extras the Titanium has. I didn't want a car I didn't order just for the hell of it! ;)

wealdman - What has your dealer told you about the delay with yours?

#23 Jonny87

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

I know... it's crazy!!!
The worst thing is that a couple of weeks before my "due" date I was told there was a delay and that it would be delayed by a week which was fine - that cannot be helped. A week before the car was due I was told that the car hadn't even been built yet and the tyre issue being the reason why...

Needless to say i'm not too happy about it!!! The dealer (Evans Halshaw in Stourbridge) have not been very helpful and didn't return calls/answer messages to give me an update about the situation and are not prepared to compensate for the inconvienience. Asked if the alloys could be upgraded to the 17"s/the car be delivered on steel wheels and the alloys fitted as a dealer fit (I even offered to provide the tyres if it was so difficult!) to no avail.

The day they told me that the car hadn't been built - convieniently - they had a vision blue zetec s coming in which the "owner" cancelled it but obviously this wasn't the car I wanted and I would loose out on the extras the Titanium has. I didn't want a car I didn't order just for the hell of it! ;)

wealdman - What has your dealer told you about the delay with yours?



That tyre issue sounds like a pack of lies fabricated by your dealer to me. those tyres must be in use (and standard) on most fords (except maybe the KA) and i doubt they would just let the tyres run out in the factory, even if they did run out they would probably be able to source more within hours! it would not take weeks to get more tyres in! To be honest i have heard many bad things about this particular chain of car retailers

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:39 PM

wealdman - What has your dealer told you about the delay with yours?


At first, end January, the build date was said to be "about mid-April - but some people are finding that their cars are arriving a couple of weeks sooner than expected". Then "when I have some news I'll let you know right away" and then, last Saturday, a "firm" build date of 15 May with mention of " a general delay in the building of the Titanium".

I suppose I'm more conditioned to a long wait than many people. My last car-buying experience was a UK-spec Focus bought in Calais in 1999. An immediate 30% deposit, then 4 months wait, a colossal saving over UK price, a spare set of bulbs, a litre of oil (never touched because it doesn't use any oil between annual changes) and finally a complimentary bottle of champagne handed over by the boss's charming lady secretary.

Looking on the bright side, at this rate I'll soon have a 10-year-old car eligible for the long-rumoured 2000 scrappage allowance - if it ever happens....

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:44 PM

Sorry to hear about the delay of your cars guys, the story about the tyres is a load of old twoddle as the tyres are the same no matter which 16" alloys you have.

I understand your points about black cars being notorious for swirl marks but if anyone should cause them it should be me and not before.

Considering how much you pay for one and from a big dealer, its unbelieveable how they employ people who dont know how to clean and polish it properly.

Anyway i've phoned up the dealer about the swirl marks and they said that they can book it in and get it polished for me. Don't know if i should and risk them making it worse or just buying some scratch remover.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

I find AutoGlym Ultra Deep Shine is very good on black paintwork. It removes most of the swirl marks and brings the paint out in a great mirror finish. I'll admit its a right !Removed! to apply but the results are stunning

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:05 PM

I'm not big on washing and polishing. Can I get away with the cheap car wash at the petrol station? :ph34r:

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:30 PM

I'm not big on washing and polishing. Can I get away with the cheap car wash at the petrol station? :ph34r:


NOOOOO!!!! Please dont do that! How could you dream of doing that to your baby!!!

Im calling social services...

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

NOOOOO!!!! Please dont do that! How could you dream of doing that to your baby!!!

Im calling social services...



Ooops! :lol: I best get a good bucket and sponges and cleaning stuff.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

Hi!

Your car looks fantastic! Thanks for the pics of your car - I havn't seen any pictures with that configuration!

I am waiting for the exact same car as that but with the 1.4 TDCi engine - was due 23rd March but should now be here 5th May (I won't hold my breath though).
Really disappointed and (what's clearly an excuse by looking at your car) is the fact they can't get the tyres to put on those alloys. An email was sent to Ford nationally apparently (we have seen the said email) about the delays and problems with supplying the tyres but another branch hasn't heard about this.
What makes me more peeved is the fact I ordered mine on the 30th January and yours was on the 31st so technically my car should be here!

Sigh... Let off some steam now!!! ;)

We personally think they've sold my car to someone else and they are making excuses!

Hope you enjoy the car and finger's crossed the scratches that have been left are sorted out! Let us know how it goes!!!


Bah, I ordered mine on the 6th of March and I have not even got a build date yet. Again a Titanium.... with a bit more options by sounds of things... but still
My comfirmation says estimate 15th May,... which I only just noticed. Dealer still sayd end of this Month though,... what are my chances? How long did it take you guys with the titanium to get a build date?

I dont have those whels by the way so should not effect me (X pack).

Again, love the car, want mine..... YESTERDAY! ;)

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