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I don't think the 2021MY have started building yet.
This thread discusses the 2021 schedule - short answer:

2021 Ranger dates:

Ordering begins September 14, 2020
Production begins December 7, 2020


So yes, the 2021s have not started being produced quite yet - a week from today they will start.



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This thread discusses the 2021 schedule - short answer:

2021 Ranger dates:

Ordering begins September 14, 2020
Production begins December 7, 2020


So yes, the 2021s have not started being produced quite yet - a week from today they will start.
Thx, I thought that had been bumped.

I'm a Tremor candidate anyway so I'm holding off ordering myself. But for the OP it shouldn't matter, folks have been ordering Broncos for months !
 

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Thx, I thought that had been bumped.

I'm a Tremor candidate anyway so I'm holding off ordering myself. But for the OP it shouldn't matter, folks have been ordering Broncos for months !
I believe that is just showing what production weeks they are scheduling for. They schedule quite a ways out. I hadn't heard or read any changes to the 2021 production schedule. I think originally it was going to start earlier in the year, but covid and the shutdown earlier this year changed plans.
 

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Thanks, replies inline below. Basically, i started with the same process...



==> 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
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.

Thanks for sharing that - I just went into Costco.com again to see if I would get the same result and this time it did point me to Livermore Ford - not sure what I did differently a week or so back.

Always great to have that option.
 

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:) - at the risk of making this hard to read......

Thanks, replies inline below. Basically, i started with the same process...



==> 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

.....Yep, that's what I did - someone else posted the 2021 pricing sheets on here awhile back and the option numbers and costs pretty much the same except for the base truck. Let me know if you can't find and I'll go dig them out.

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.

.....No, they only have end-of-build-year 2020's that are "perfect" for me, except they aren't, so you have to get past that part of the conversation. ;-)

.....Like you, my build is not typically available from stock (XLT SCab, 301A, FX4, Technology, Spray-in Liner, Retractable Bed Cover....). A few of the sales reps did their best as far as their search would allow.



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.

.....Yeah, hang in there, you'll find a dealer soon. PM me if you get stuck.



Good Luck :)

==> Thanks for the thoughts
 

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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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.....Yep - someone else posted the 2021 price sheet here awhile back. The option numbers and values are largely the same, except the base truck is a bit more. Let me know if you can't find and I'll go dig it out. Not sure why it won't let you start over with the right base truck - maybe clear cookies, or try a different browser?
 

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I had the opposite happen back in September, I wanted to order a 2020 and missed the cutoff, so it ended up being a 2021. I ordered thru MAS which is a military program and just got the VIN and build date (21 Dec) the other day.
 
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I got ahold of a sales manager on phone, and request assistance from a fleet inventory manager (per some of your recommendations).
They are putting together a contract tonight/tomorrow, after giving me an initial MSRP quote.

1) If I have an X-plan PIN, should I mention this before the contract is sent out, or after it's sent out? Or does it not matter?
(There are a few options on where to get the PIN from, including from a friend who currently works at Ford, and another generous source)

2) On these forums people have suggested avoiding the first 500-600 vehicles of a new model. Given the covid shutdown, would you treat the situation the same as a new model, and wait a bit to order 2021? Or (in your opinion) fine to get an early vehicle? I have the option of ordering tomorrow for the first batch of 2021s.

3) For anyone else considering Costco Auto: they replied that they haven't certified 2021 Ranger yet, and probably won't until early 2021. So I wasn't able to continue with Costco; they were responsive, though.
 
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I went to Future Ford Concord, CA, they were pretty decent as far as car dealers go. Was probably made better by the end of 2019 deals they had going on.
 

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I got ahold of a sales manager on phone, and request assistance from a fleet inventory manager (per some of your recommendations).
They are putting together a contract tonight/tomorrow, after giving me an initial MSRP quote.

1) If I have an X-plan PIN, should I mention this before the contract is sent out, or after it's sent out? Or does it not matter?
(There are a few options on where to get the PIN from, including from a friend who currently works at Ford, and another generous source)

2) On these forums people have suggested avoiding the first 500-600 vehicles of a new model. Given the covid shutdown, would you treat the situation the same as a new model, and wait a bit to order 2021? Or (in your opinion) fine to get an early vehicle? I have the option of ordering tomorrow for the first batch of 2021s.

3) For anyone else considering Costco Auto: they replied that they haven't certified 2021 Ranger yet, and probably won't until early 2021. So I wasn't able to continue with Costco; they were responsive, though.
1) good news !

2) at this stage in the model run I wouldn't be concerned. More importantly, the last 9 months or so have reinforced my belief in that old maxim, "do it while you can". None of us know whats around the corner.

Enjoy your new Ranger !
 

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On these forums people have suggested avoiding the first 500-600 vehicles of a new model. Given the covid shutdown, would you treat the situation the same as a new model, and wait a bit to order 2021? Or (in your opinion) fine to get an early vehicle? I have the option of ordering tomorrow for the first batch of 2021s.
At this point, you are unlikely to get a 2021 that is as early as the first 500-600.

I ordered just over a month ago, and have a build date in mid-January. Others here have mentioned later build dates. I'd guess your truck will be built in Feb or even March.
 

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setup a free google voice phone number and a junk e-mail address just for car buying purposes. I can use the GV app on the phone and it works just like a regular phone then
 

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Thanks, that makes sense. I'm looking for 2021 only because I'm looking for a specific feature combination that I can't find -- and it's not possible to order 2020 anymore.
Part of the problem is that only dealer stock orders are being taken right now and customer orders aren't open yet. 2020 Ranger production ends this Friday, Dec 4; 2021 production is scheduled to start on Dec 7.
If you want a Ranger now, you may be able to reserve one that the dealer has already ordered. Some options and/or packages are not available yet "2021MY Ranger Tremor Off Road Package - The Tremor Off Road Package (91T) on the 21MY Ranger will not be selected for scheduling until further notice."

I'm with ya though, I made a spreadsheet with four different versions of one I want to order. My very competent salesperson at my Ford store can't help me further yet, but if the order banks open at 12:00, I'll get an email from her at 12:00:01.
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