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Having a hard time ordering 2021

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In '07 I ordered a Volvo XC90 through Costco. First they will check to see if the dealer you are interested in purchasing from is in "their plan." If so, they will want the VIN. I told them I was ordering. BTW, I had previously talked to the dealer about ordering specifically what I wanted. Told the Costco rep to talk to the salesman I was dealing with. Costco was able to get knocked off an additional $3,500 from what the dealer was planning to offer - plus their other bennies, $500 in store credit, $1,000 returned to the dealer which he returned to me (several months after delivery). Costco charged $100 for the deal. I was happy and it went smoothly.

I deal with a small, local dealer in north Iowa. They will order anything I want without questions and my price is always Invoice, although I received an additional discount on the Ranger (ordered in Dec 2018) and Ford was giving $750 off for early orders. Plus another $500 for military (and previous Ford owners). I inquired about financing because sometimes that can save you significant dollars. This savings was not available on the Ranger at the time. The 2017 Escape I ordered was financed through Ford which saved me an additional $1,350 (I paid it off three months later so didn't care about the interest rate). I waited three months because Ford will give the dealer a kick-back after three months.

While waiting for new door locks on the Escape at a San Diego dealer under recall, I happened to see several new F150 Raptors near the showroom. They were marked up $25K. I asked to drive a Focus RS - which they okayed - but it was marked up $7,500. I told them to give me a call when they stopped doing recreational drugs. I purchased a new '18 RS from my Iowa dealer for Invoice and the dealer had to drive 300 miles to pick it up on a flat bed - at no cost to me. When I mentioned the markup to my Iowa dealer his words were, "That's nuts." BTW, all his vehicles have a life-time warranty on all lubed parts of the engine for the original owner.

It is felony stupid why someone will not travel to buy a vehicle at a savings WAY beyond the cost of the trip. For example they could save $30K by flying to Iowa to pick up an ordered Raptor over and above what the San Diego dealer was charging. Or $9K on the RS. They are friendly and up front about any transaction. Being a small mid-west dealer they just can't pull the mark-up think city dealers do. I suspect that is true for most all small town dealers.

My dealer in Iowa has a truck dealership in Las Vegas and I think (operative word - need to ask) an ordered Ranger could be drop shipped at that dealership. He may own a dealership in L.A. (he did at one time but I think he sold it, not sure tho). I am just good family friends with the owner and if you want contact info PM me. I get nothing from any transaction that might come of it.



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Just tried to order a Ranger with Tremor package, told Tremor builds were delayed until further notice. Anyone get anything similar from their dealer?
 
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Thanks, replies inline below. Basically, i started with the same process...

1) Go onto Ford.com and build your truck - you can save your build.
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==> How did you build 2021? Only 2020 build tool is available; 2021 Ranger isn't even listed on their site, that I can tell.
Either way I used the tool to come up with a 2020 build closest to what 2021 would be

2) You can then use Ford's dealer finder to find the dealers within reasonable driving distance of your zip, and then select the one(s) you want (one-by-one, but it goes pretty fast).

==> Yeah, this is where I started. I sent these PDFs to the sales managers as well.

3) I sent that build out to 10 dealers near me, plus a couple over in the GCV (Madera, Hanford - just because I have purchased from them before).

==> Same here.

4) 70% of them called within an hour and said they had exactly my truck in stock and when could I come in to buy it. My build is pretty non-standard, so I would ask them to send me a pdf or pic of the window sticker. Those contacts got ruled out pretty quickly as they gotta make 2020 sales.

==> They had 2021 in stock already?
That's surprising. All of the dealers I talked with only had 2020.
I think my build is non-standard, so special order is needed.


At the end of the day, you'll end up talking with the fleet manager anyway, so it might be faster to just call and ask to speak with him/her and then send over the pdf of your build if they're willing to work with you.

==> Good idea. Some other people also suggested directly talking to the fleet manager, so I'll give that a shot as well.

Good Luck :)

==> Thanks for the thoughts
 

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" How did you build 2021? Only 2020 build tool is available; 2021 Ranger isn't even listed on their site, that I can tell. "

so doesnt this answer your question on why you're getting fluffed off of a 2021?
I was under the impression from you, that the ordering was open for 2021's

if its not....no wonder no one wants to...because theres nothing for them to do until it is open. selling you a 2020 is the top priority...go sit on your couch and wait a little longer.

and please, fulfill our curiosity, you keep repeating you have a non standard build...what exactly makes yours the white elephant? are you getting dual DZ dampers done at the factory??
 
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" How did you build 2021? Only 2020 build tool is available; 2021 Ranger isn't even listed on their site, that I can tell. "

so doesnt this answer your question on why you're getting fluffed off of a 2021?
I was under the impression from you, that the ordering was open for 2021's

if its not....no wonder no one wants to...because theres nothing for them to do until it is open.
All dealers have internal tools to order 2021; that's how people have been ordering 2021 for 1-2 months now. But the public Ford tool isn't updated for 2021; not sure when it'll be updated.


and please, fulfill our curiosity, you keep repeating you have a non standard build...what exactly makes yours the white elephant? are you getting dual DZ dampers done at the factory??
Sure. I only repeat it when people ask why I don't get a 2020, that the configuration isn't available :)
To me it didn't seem super non-standard, but for some reason I can't find:

XLT, supercab, FX2, 302A package, tech package, blue, (and some other things).
Usually the in-stock vehicles include some combination of supercrew, 4x4, lariat, don't include 302A or the tech package, or doesn't include FX2 but only diff locker, etc.
 

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1) Go onto Ford.com and build your truck - you can save your build.
how did you work around the fact that 2020 Rangers are still listed on build site?

edit - I am having the same problem as the original poster. Might just be this crazy year, but they sure want to sell me a crewcab even though I start off with "4wd Lariat supercab". Sorry for the duplicate question.
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Oh, and Costco.com do not have a certified dealer for the Ranger in range - the F-150 dealer is in Morgan Hill, but didn't want to work with me on the Ranger.
Since when? I can assure you I bought mine through Costco and was connected with Livermore Ford who completed the sale. Unless Livermore Ford screwed up and lost their deal with Costco, I can't imagine why it wouldn't still be them.
 

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Since when? I can assure you I bought mine through Costco and was connected with Livermore Ford who completed the sale. Unless Livermore Ford screwed up and lost their deal with Costco, I can't imagine why it wouldn't still be them.
Hi Jeff,

Morgan Hills is noted for their garlic olive oil...not Rangers.
 

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" How did you build 2021? Only 2020 build tool is available; 2021 Ranger isn't even listed on their site, that I can tell. "

so doesnt this answer your question on why you're getting fluffed off of a 2021?
I was under the impression from you, that the ordering was open for 2021's

if its not....no wonder no one wants to...because theres nothing for them to do until it is open. selling you a 2020 is the top priority...go sit on your couch and wait a little longer.

and please, fulfill our curiosity, you keep repeating you have a non standard build...what exactly makes yours the white elephant? are you getting dual DZ dampers done at the factory??
Take a breath and calm down mate ;)

2020 ordering stopped weeks (or likely months) ago. I believe 2021 ordering opened up in September.

I ordered my 2021 in late October, for similar reasons as the above member. The dealer I wanted to buy from did not have a Ranger in stock that meets my desired color(s), options, etc. If you are spending $40-45K MSRP for a vehicle, why not get exactly what you want?
 
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Hi Jeff,

Morgan Hills is noted for their garlic olive oil...not Rangers.
Hey Phil, I'm Jason. 😄

Yeah I've bought my F-150s from Morgan Hill, but they basically had no interest in working with me on the Ranger buy and that was before I even went to the Costco method.
 

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Hey Phil, I'm Jason. 😄

Yeah I've bought my F-150s from Morgan Hill, but they basically had no interest in working with me on the Ranger buy and that was before I even went to the Costco method.
Hi Jason,

Spent time in a RV park there over the years. Wife's son lived close to there....loved the Costo for the Garlic Oil Oil they sold. Bought 12 or more and gave them away as gifts to our friends. Alas...we have no more so had to go to Amazon for these tiny bottles for big bucks...sigh....
 

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I don't think the 2021MY have started building yet.

My dealer only had 1 Ranger in stock in early Nov so you might have better luck at a store with no inventory (and no desire to bring it in !)

I'd factory order anyway. So, I'd say a I only wanted a '21 and if pressed give a non starter, like it or lump it reason (promised the wife, etc). otherwise they might want to make a deal on something else - not interested.

Another suggestion is trying the services of an auto broker.

The email route isn't working, gotta do something different. Again, maybe needs a phone call, IDK.
 

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