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I saw one today, and thought maybe this might be either a fun or aggravating thread. We'll see which it is. My thought is to post date, time, model, and location so we can see where the first owner-driven Fiestas are showing up.

5:30 pm on June 20 - Blue Flame SE sedan, northbound on I-43 just outside of Green Bay, WI. This cuts close to the bone for me, as that is just about exactly what I ordered. :eek:
 

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No pic?!?!?:)\

I wonder if it is a training vehicle?
 

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I mentioned in another thread the possibility of it being a district reps "shake down" vehicle. Many times when I worked at various dealerships we would receive a new model (brand new) that was the car delivered to a district factory rep just prior to the car being released for sale...I simply called them "shake down" vehicles because the rep could check for very small niggles that could then be addressed just before the car was offered to the public. They were always delivered with ordinary licence plates even though they were being given to a mfr rep.
 

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Received email that my SES Hatch left the factory on the 17th. Do not know how long it takes to go from Mexico to Wisconsin. Hopefully by the end of this week. As I understand it, only internet ordered cars are arriving this summer and dealers will not be ordering until they are delivered.
 

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I have been putting out feelers to local dealers to negotiate prices a little and mentioned to one that I want to know when they have one on lot for test driving. This is from his email to me,
No one has any Fiestas on the lot. They're not built yet. Internet
buzz to the contrary.
So I replied with this,
This press release form Ford leads me to believe they are in fact being produced:
FORD BEGINS ALL-NEW FIESTA PRODUCTION AT TRANSFORMED CUAUTITLAN PLA ... - Press Release - Ford
No reply yet, but it makes me giggle. I'd love to see or get into one within a week or two!
 

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Yep, my "shipped" email was dated the 17th also, hopefully Phoenix will mean a fairly early delivery.......looking to hear good things this week. Tires for my 17's should arrive today, so things are falling in place.
 

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Audrey....

The bottom line is these darn dealers ONLY care about selling you what is sitting on their lots right this minute...if it isn't there most dealers claim..."oh you can't get that"...which is utter boulderdash!:mad:

ANY dealer...that chooses to make an effort can ORDER you the car of your choice as long as it is on the official factory order manual.

I wonder how many "marks" go into the dealer wanting to buy a Fiesta...and instead come out with a POS craptastic MKI Focus......a bet plenty have over the past couple of weeks now.
 

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A dealer offering the car to me already for $500 below MSRP said he has an expected date for one for test driving on July 24th, but that he can't promise it that day. I am happy that of the 4 dealers I've worked with one is ready to be serious about the Fiesta!
 

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A dealer offering the car to me already for $500 below MSRP said he has an expected date for one for test driving on July 24th, but that he can't promise it that day. I am happy that of the 4 dealers I've worked with one is ready to be serious about the Fiesta!
Exactly there are dealers that actually know that the customer and communications matter. I have no complaints with the dealer that I am buying mine from and it isn't the dealership that I work for or have ever worked for and they have treated me as good as anybody would want to be treated. They are a dealership that has dealers all around Central Florida but I have only dealt with this one of theirs so I don't know if it is just the people at the dealership or the owners policy too treat the customer like you would want to be treated but I like it either way. Whenever I go in for an update on my car they run it on the computer and turn the screen around so I can see exactly what it says and even print it out if I want a copy. I also don't have to call the receptionist to get ahold of my salesman because his cell phone number is right on his card that he gives all his customers. I often feel guilty calling his cell because I don't know if he is in the middle of making a deal with another customer or even if it is his day off. I did call him once when it was his day off and he was very pleasant with me and told he would take care of what I asked him for the next day and he actually did it and called me to let me know.
In summary there are bad dealers or even bad sales people out there but if I don't like the way I am treated then I am not going to buy from them and neither should anybody else. That dealer will either change or go out of business so don't complain about a dealer and then actually buy from them because then they have no reason to change. There is also the option to either praise or explain what you didn't like and be heard by both Ford and the dealer principle because anytime you buy a car Ford will send you a survey with questions about your experience with buying your new car. If you don't fill it out and send it back then Ford or the dealer principle will never know what is happening. These are sent directly to Ford not the dealer and then Ford grades the dealership,sales person and PDI department and sends the report to the dealer principle. The dealer then passes on the praise or complaints on to the persons involved with the reports.

P.S. This thread was not about dealer policy until one person highjacked it to that, it was about a Fiesta sighting but I couldn't let the complaining by one non-Fiesta buyer (notice I didn't say anyones screen name) go without reply.
 

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I went up to Rockford yesterday to do some stuff for my son's birthday.
(Rockford is the nearest "big city").

I kept my eyes peeled just in case, but never spotted one.
 

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I spotted a blue one yesterday here in DSM on my way to the office, someone here must have ordered theirs out of state to get it earlier.
 

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I spotted a blue one yesterday here in DSM on my way to the office, someone here must have ordered theirs out of state to get it earlier.
The one I saw Sunday was blue too. Maybe they are making the blue ones first. Looks like I ordered the right color! :D
 

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I've seen about 300 this week so far, but then again, I'm in Germany until the end of the week. :)
 

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I've seen about 300 this week so far, but then again, I'm in Germany until the end of the week. :)
Jealous on BOTH accounts. Loved my time in Germany when I was younger. :)
 

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On Letterman tonight there was a guy who did a basketball dunk outside the studio, summersaulting over two Fiesta hatchbacks and stuffing the ball. His foot looked like it pushed off the second car a bit at the end. :eek:
 

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For Wisconsin/Northern Michigan:
While traveling to Indiana last evening, I passed two haulers with a mix of Fiestas and other models. All the Fiestas were green! Good luck to the folks up north.
 
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