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Ford of Mexico has produced 3,369 N.A. Fiesta's. My source is Automotive news.
Less than 6000 more they will make mine.:) I assume they make them in serial number order. But they might not. I wonder if they make hatches and sedan at the same time.:confused: I saw something on one of the cable channels, they were painting Camaro's (get a Mustang!):p and they were doing two differant colors at they same time, in the same room, no separation!

Thanks for the update.

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Less than 6000 more they will make mine.:) I assume they make them in serial number order. But they might not. I wonder if they make hatches and sedan at the same time.:confused:
They are not made in serial order and they make hatches and sedans simultaneously. Order is defined by obscure mix of part availability, phase of the moon and what will make BRGT350 moody. Seriously a lot goes into scheduling that I know zip about.
 

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I can sympathize with with "parts availability". I work for the company manufacturing the thrust reversers for the new Boeing 787, and the biggest thing holding up production is the lack of vital parts from vendors. Getting the whole supply chain synchronized takes a while. One vital missing part can slow production to a crawl and force management to search for ways to occupy workers in other tasks.

I could imagine something like a radio shortage (for instance) forcing Ford to park otherwise completed Fiestas in the lot while waiting for a shipment.
 

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They are not made in serial order and they make hatches and sedans simultaneously. Order is defined by obscure mix of part availability, phase of the moon and what will make BRGT350 moody. Seriously a lot goes into scheduling that I know zip about.
Haha! Yeah, the schedulers have fun making me stress about when my car will get made.
 

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Jazzdog has it right....

My experience has been that you can only build what you have parts for (DUH!). So, if you do not have plum interior components specific to a sync optioned sedan, you aint build'n sedans with plum interiors that have sync! I had hoped that Ford would build the reservation cars earlier on. I was surprised that they did not limit how we could configure them! I would have still been onboard to short lease the reservation car and then order the purchase car. I am not a "normal" customer, I am not micro picky about every little detail. Honestly, I enjoyed the 93 Escort GT I was given because the owner had no clue why it would not run just as much as the 00 Zx2 S/R I drove off the lot with the window sticker still on it! I am very flexible.
 

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If they've made 6000 cars already, where in the world are they at? They sure don't have them parked at the plant, do they? There's none at my dealer and none in my driveway, so maybe they're driving them to the crusher??
 

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It maybe that they are on "hold" status because they are taking a sample of that production run to spot any potential issues before they actually leave for customers and dealers.Not a bad idea if you ask me..usually because production is so uniform at most car plants nowadays if one car has a problem usually almost all the others will as well. It goes the same way for things being issue free. I think if this is what Ford is doing it is a smart move..quality is their Job 1 currently. I would be happier if it took a bit longer to get a car IF it was done completely right!
 

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If they've made 6000 cars already, where in the world are they at? They sure don't have them parked at the plant, do they? There's none at my dealer and none in my driveway, so maybe they're driving them to the crusher??
Im hiding them in my back yard.....:D
 

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It maybe that they are on "hold" status because they are taking a sample of that production run to spot any potential issues before they actually leave for customers and dealers.Not a bad idea if you ask me..usually because production is so uniform at most car plants nowadays if one car has a problem usually almost all the others will as well. It goes the same way for things being issue free. I think if this is what Ford is doing it is a smart move..quality is their Job 1 currently. I would be happier if it took a bit longer to get a car IF it was done completely right!
This is exactly what Ford has done. They do it with all new vehicle lines. Heck, the Mustang 5.0 is currently on hold. This is not unusual. They just want to make sure every single car is 110% before we let them leave the plant. It is MUCH easier to fix them BEFORE they leave the plant, than to pay the Ford tech at the dealership to fix them. Or God Forbid we have 10,000 customers unhappy because of a simple mistake.
 

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This is exactly what Ford has done. They do it with all new vehicle lines.
Can you confirm if cars have indeed left the plant for shiment? If that's true that would take a big variable out of the process and make the ETAs more meaningful
 

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Heck, the Mustang 5.0 is currently on hold.
Apparently not. Went by the dealer today (in search of Fiestas, of course) and saw one (a 5.0, not a Fiesta). Got close enough to see the little "5.0" emblem on the side, but I would have known anyway form the huge 5.0 sticker they put on the windshield.

Should've just bought it. Then I'd be rollin'... in my 5.0 :cool:
 
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