You will find there are heaps more XR6N/A sold than the Ts. I see more N/As on the road than Ts or 8s. The waiting time from order of between 2-5 months for some would explain that. Some of the larger dealers like Etheridge only get a couple Ts allocated to them per month, whereas the N/A is readily available. The XR8 does not have as much a dealy from order as does the T.
My wait for my T is getting towards 2.5months, should be built first week of Oct.
I drive past Etheridge Vermont every day and have seen those same cars there for the past 5 months. I think the options/colours do not match up with customers requests so they simply order exactly what they want and know it will not take long to have it delivered. I think Ford have a problem with the base XT series as everyone wants the awesome looks of the XR series.
You could probably get a good deal on those at the dealers already, but I doubt they will discount new orders. The demand is too high.
Good luck with your choices.
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