Someone just posted on BN that Ford will be scheduling 8 weeks of builds next Thursday 4/21.
That would take builds out into August. No details on which trims would be included.
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Partly true. My dealer called me to let me know I was first in line to get scheduled at his shop, but did not know exactly which day the scheduling would occur, or for which exact production week.If you want to know when your Raptor will be scheduled for production, just ask your dealer. Dealers select which Raptors get produced each month, not Ford.
Dealers don't know exactly when - they can't tell you your build week before it gets assigned by Ford. They just prioritize, and maybe know how many allocations will get built in the next "round" (batch of weeks).
Quoting you:Good thing I didn’t say the dealers know your build week before it gets assigned by Ford.
Each month, the dealers select the Raptors that get built, it’s really that simple. So anyone can just ask their dealer where they are in the queue.
My dealer is fairly large, and they had 10 GT raptors plus at least 5 additional allocations. To my knowledge, I'm the first Raptor to be scheduled out of their shop. And I'm a GT holder buying at MSRP. There ARE ethical dealers out there...just not sure if they're in the majority.My understanding is the dealer is prioritizing the builds for vehicles from their own dealerships unscheduled orders.
If this is true, take a large dealership with Raptor orders from Reservation holders & dealer allotments where they are charging ADM. I wonder if such a dealer would likely schedule the Raptor that is bringing them ADM ahead of us reservation holders at MSRP, bringing them their ADM quicker and likely be able to get a higher ADM since earlier equals higher demand. My hopes is dealers would be more ethical and prioritize on first order first scheduled, but then they are charging ADM, so unlikely their unethical behavior would be fair with the customers.
This wouldn't apply to smaller dealers such as mine where I'm the only Raptor order/allotment at my dealer and I'm a priority 10. Howerver Ford may schedule me last anyways.
I’m with you on that sentiment. My dealer is getting 4. All are set to priority 10, but none have been lucky enough to get scheduled.My dealer is fairly large, and they had 10 GT raptors plus at least 5 additional allocations. To my knowledge, I'm the first Raptor to be scheduled out of their shop. And I'm a GT holder buying at MSRP. There ARE ethical dealers out there...just not sure if they're in the majority.
Code 99 is essentially a Hold/Do-Not-Build code - it will never be scheduled. Something must be wrong with your order, and you should call your dealer to get it resolved so that they can assign you a normal retail priority code (10 to 19) which allows you to be scheduled at some point.Mine shows a priority code of 99 does that mean I’m going to be waiting a very long time? damn
Sometimes it's just laziness or incompetence on their part, but there are legitimate reasons to do that. Maybe the build is not clean, or contains long-term constrained parts. Sometimes a customer simply wants to delay until the next model year for some reason (for example, next year there are supposed to be painted modular tops available).I just emailed them thank you why would a dealer put a priority coat of 99 on a build like that though