Ordering and Tracking New F150

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I have never ordered a new vehicle direct from the manufacturer. I have heard many stories about dealers selling vehicles out from under a customer. Any thoughts on this? Also, does Ford provide a way to track the build progress? Thanks
 

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When I ordered my Raptor, they gave me the VIN (after I asked); Ford Performance gave a website to have the build tracked. It was cool to see it through every process. It also tracked the shipment to the dealer. Not sure if there is a similar offering for non-performance vehicles.

On my older Fords, I trusted the dealer to let me know where in production/shipping it was, and they seemed to be very accurate.

Maybe this is my Canadian trust in our dealers, but no bad news here.
 

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I have never ordered a new vehicle direct from the manufacturer. I have heard many stories about dealers selling vehicles out from under a customer. Any thoughts on this? Also, does Ford provide a way to track the build progress? Thanks
when I ordered my 2016 I put down a deposit. so no they wont sell it if no deposit its ordered but can be for the store
 

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when I ordered my 2016 I put down a deposit. so no they wont sell it if no deposit its ordered but can be for the store
How long did it take from order to delivery? I am trying to figure everything thing out. Need to sell my 18.
 

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How long did it take from order to delivery? I am trying to figure everything thing out. Need to sell my 18.
Yes usually eight weeks if you get time it out right we are to be delivered around one of the holidays when they have their sales you’ll be able to get that rebate that they’re offering
 

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I have never ordered a new vehicle direct from the manufacturer. I have heard many stories about dealers selling vehicles out from under a customer. Any thoughts on this? Also, does Ford provide a way to track the build progress? Thanks
If may have slipped through the "cracks"

A customer factory order has a green windows sticker (SVT excluded) so that when it arrives from the truck you have a visual indicator that it is a sold vehicle to be delivered to a customer on file..

Ford does watch that and if a dealer is "special ordering" vehicles that are not delivered to the ordering person they may be limited as to what they can order in the future...many years ago known as padding the lot.
 

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This should help

Get the VIN may have keep on the dealership but when you have it

https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking#/
I have a 2020 F150 Raptor that's supposed to be delivered to my local Dealer tomorrow. I've been able to get updates on it's production and delivery status from both Ford Performance and the dealership, but Ford's Vehicle Order Tracking link has never even recognized my VIN. Even today it reports "We are unable to find the VIN you entered. Either the VIN is invalid or no information is available. Please check with your dealer for status on your vehicle." Utterly useless link, unless for some reason it's not supposed to work with Ford Performance related vehicles, then, even more useless in my opinion.
 

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It is suppose to work with all plant productions vehicles...

The only time I did not see it working well, was when we sent the Shelbys to Las Vega to be "upfitted" prior to us receiving them.

Raptor should be a same plant separate line build item so do not understand that at all..
 
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