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My Promise: Not to call the dealership or Ford

Here is my promise.. sorry to be a killjoy.

After reading hundreds of posts of "where's my car?", "what train is it on?", "what truck is it on?", "what ramp is it on?", "what quadrant is it in?", "will the oil slow the progress of my car arriving?"..... I promise to not call my dealership or Ford asking where my car is.

It comes when it comes. Calling will do nothing to affect when the car comes.

Thinking about it will not affect when the car comes.

When the dealer gets it, they will call me, whether it is one month or 4 months from now. They will not just let it sit on their lot after it arrives; I'm certain they will call when it comes in. They would not want a car to sit on their lot after it gets there.

I will go on with life as one should and not beat myself up as to where a car is... it's just a car.

This is my promise.

Remember people... it will come when it comes... fretting, calling, worrying will not change anything.

If it's sunny outside... go out and play and think about something else besides the car.

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You're so right...I have to take that attitude now, besides, it'll give me more time to sell my current Mustang...

2/8 - ordered
5/4 - built and sent to Ramp 51
6/1 - advised that my car was one of 18 not shipping
6/1 - advised a replacement would be fast-tracked
6/22 - still no word...no VIN, no build date...nothing

So I pass the time riding my Harley and try not to fret over it....


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fjg still no word . i ordere dmine 2 days b4 you hmm maybe they are backed up on th ebremebo and 3.73s?

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but your signature has the vin date, the build date, and the ETA? Come on You know you're tracking your baby
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but your signature has the vin date, the build date, and the ETA? Come on You know you're tracking your baby
I bet he'll get it on time...so many later builds seem to be delivered as scheduled....

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fjg still no word . i ordere dmine 2 days b4 you hmm maybe they are backed up on th ebremebo and 3.73s?
I wish I knew...but I thought I saw some VINs issued to members for orders placed after my 6/1 re-order...

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fjg i feel so bad for you that sucks, really sucks. I know they all say "once you get your car you forget all the wait and torment" but still, it's not cool. Ask the dealer to loan you one until you get yours

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Agree with Bryce. No use fretting over something you have no control over. Mine built 5/25. Still waiting. Now that cars are being shipped, every time the phone rings, I think "is this the call?" Waiting is hard!

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I thought I was the only one doing that. Every time I come home I head directly to the answering machine to check also.
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Silly, I know.. but I will uphold my promise of not calling Ford or the dealer because it won't affect the outcome... however, I did type in the VIN and it showed up... this doesn't mean I'll break my promise though.... (does this mean it's been built or it's "going" to be built?) ha ha

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Wish I could make the same promise, and I completly understand and agree with you , but I can't for a different reason.

My current Stang is being traded for the 5.0. I getting a great deal and since I know the sales mgr, he is fine with me removing my mods...

Only thing is, I dont want to pull them off too early. Who knows, I could be waitng until Sept. before I see my 5.0.

So the main reason I am tracking the progress and putting myself through this pain is that I really need to feel comfortable as to the timing of removing my mods.

I really dont want to drive my current Stang all summer stripped back to stock , I will not enjoy that either..

Again, I do agree with you completely, wasting the whole summer worring about something we can't control is stupid..

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I spent allllot of money on this car and i wanted to know where it was at. Personally i think it was fun tracking and finding where it was at before she came home to daddy. I lucked out bc my father works for ford so he checked it every morning.

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I like an update once a week or so. Its been hard for me to wait, because my "fun cars" have been down for 4+ years. After daily driving a 92 Integra LS for 3 years, I'm ready to have something fun. Plus it's my first brand new car. I also want to hear an update on the ETA, because it's changed twice now, luckily both to earlier dates.

I was insanely excited when I got to see my window sticker, I look at it every morning lol. Knowing that it was built on Monday makes me even more antsy! So far I haven't gotten an update from my dealer this week, but he may update me on Friday, like he did last week. Also thinking about calling CS to see what they have to say. It'll be the first time I've called. I'd love to have a copy of the tracking sheets when or before it gets here, just to have a copy of it's progress to file away. (All my cars have file folders to keep track of parts, maintenance, etc).

My mother in law told me she would make it her mission to keep my mind off it by making me think of other stuff going on, but after failing at that she reminds me about it everyday to "annoy" me :p

I totally understand and agree with you though! I am just incapable of making the same promise

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Here is my promise.. sorry to be a killjoy.

After reading hundreds of posts of "where's my car?", "what train is it on?", "what truck is it on?", "what ramp is it on?", "what quadrant is it in?", "will the oil slow the progress of my car arriving?"..... I promise to not call my dealership or Ford asking where my car is.

It comes when it comes. Calling will do nothing to affect when the car comes.

Thinking about it will not affect when the car comes.

When the dealer gets it, they will call me, whether it is one month or 4 months from now. They will not just let it sit on their lot after it arrives; I'm certain they will call when it comes in. They would not want a car to sit on their lot after it gets there.

I will go on with life as one should and not beat myself up as to where a car is... it's just a car.

This is my promise.

Remember people... it will come when it comes... fretting, calling, worrying will not change anything.

If it's sunny outside... go out and play and think about something else besides the car.

Peace!

You're one of those people who post on Facebook, "Nothing to post today", aren't you? :p

I'm really glad you don't care when/if you get your car. Ford needs more "Non customers" like that. Many of us, however, had or have plans for our cars and they are a part of our lives. If it's an appliance to you, so be it. But I've said it before and I'll repeat it here: "You can't SELL cars on emotion and not expect that same emotion to not come into play when the cars are delayed."

Now... I took delivery yesterday. I'm going out to play in the sun.
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