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Old 09-01-2003, 05:41   #1 (permalink)
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confused How bloody long?!?

It has been a month since I ordered my XR8.
Still no SIDO number. Still no expected date.
Is the dealer playing me or are ford really that behind?
Anyone recently ordered a XR8 shed some light?

This is taking customer service to a new level. This is my first switch to an aussie car..... haven't even got it yet and it's p!ssed me right off.

A "hello" from the dealer would be nice.

Is it just me or is this happening to everyone else?
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How bloody long?!?

ring ford customer relationship centre hassle them they might be able to help....the dealers are so lazy..who is your dealer??
i got my ute 14 weeks after ordering it..
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I wanted the manual transmission, premium sound and side airbags, so I had to order the car. I ordered my XR8 from Cumberland Ford in Sydney and the car arrived ex factory in five weeks.

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Old 09-01-2003, 14:23   #4 (permalink)
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I ordered my XR8 on 6th August & was told that there was a delay cos I ordered Premium brakes. I am now told (by Ford 13FORD) that build date will be " around mid Sept" which means that I wont get it till end of Sept. Can't wait.....
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Re: How bloody long?!?

1 month wait so far for an XR8 isn't that bad. 2 1/2 month wait so far by my XR6T is bad (goes into production today but I've heard horror stories for long waits for the T's (some wating 4-5 months). Not the XR8's. From what I read/see 8 or so weeks seems to be the general wait for an XR8 on order with various options. I've also noticed that there are heaps of XR8's on the ford lots that aren't getting sold.. Did you try to get your dealer to try and source a similar spec to what you wanted from another dealer? Oh well. Let's hope for your sake that you are are over the half way mark for waiting. Don't forget to get regular updates from your dealership. It seems that the way that some dealerships work is extremely inefficient and your order can sometimes be "forgotten" in the pile of orders they get.
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There are 3 or 4 up here on the showroom floor. A Blueprint auto, Acid Manual, Blood auto and a Phantom auto.....

I think the acid is a demo.
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8 months and 1 day for mine.
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Re: How bloody long?!?

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It has been a month since I ordered my XR8.
Still no SIDO number. Still no expected date.
Is the dealer playing me or are ford really that behind?
Anyone recently ordered a XR8 shed some light?

This is taking customer service to a new level. This is my first switch to an aussie car..... haven't even got it yet and it's p!ssed me right off.

A "hello" from the dealer would be nice.

Is it just me or is this happening to everyone else?
First of all, the dealer is making a mistake by not being in touch with you. No matter what the dealer should atleast call you and tell you what is going on.

What options have you selected for your XR8? Things like premium sound and premium brakes can be the cause of the delay.
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:49   #10 (permalink)
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I've asked for premium sound and sports bar.
I'm reluctant to state which dealer at this point it time as they may read this and might "accidentally" have the order form slip down the side of the desk

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