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Ordered My New 2018 Explorer

Discussion in '2018 - 2019 Ford Explorer Order Status Threads' started by Exit32, August 17, 2017.

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    1. Sgt1411

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      Good luck I will be interested to see what the dealers say. Your going in on one of the fastest selling vehicles in that class and dealers will often hold out knowing it's going to sell anyways.
       
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    3. Michael W

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      I am thinking that since it's a Platinum (in short supply but short demand) I may have some bargaining power. I am also ready to walk and continue driving my current car. I am waiting until just after Christmas where they might want to bargain more to close out the year.
       
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      The end of a month is a good time also in order to meet sales targets. In Canada now there is the $1000 Costco rebate plus first 3 months in payments (up to a total of $1500) as incentives.

      Peter
       
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      I am figuring that I will pay 90% of sticker. The residual value is 57% after 3 years. Money is 2.24% I found a car but it is 1700 miles away! Working with my dealer now.
       
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      I ordered my 2018 Explorer Platinum in Burgundy Velvet on Nov 28th.
      The COTUS website shows current delivery on Feb 7th.
      My current ride is a 2017 Platinum in Blue Jeans
      My previous rides were
      2014 Edge Sport in Black
      2013 Edge Sport in White

      I'm looking forward to the Sync Connect system (which I was disappointed about not having it in my 2017)
      The only option I added was the running boards, now my wife won't complain about climbing in and out.
       
    7. Exit32

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      I also ordered a 2018 Explorer Platinum in Burgundy Velvet. I placed my order on August 10, and my Explorer was assembled on November 16, but COTUS continues to show status as "Awaiting Shipment." We're now getting close to having a full month elapse since production. My Explorer is just sitting somewhere in Chicago, collecting dust.

      My dealership is doing the best they can to find out what's happening, but I'm still in the dark here.
       
    8. peterk9

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      ^^^ Would love to see a picture of it when it arrives. I wonder if that colour will carry over or if it may be a one time colour like the White Gold I have? My next one should be a 2020 Explorer or MKX.

      Peter
       
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      Just picked up a 2018 Sport today. I have a lot to learn/set up. Just wanted to say thank you to the members here for all the info!
       
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      You mean an Explorer or Nautilus.
       
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      For the last few days the ETA of my Platinum does not show.
      I hope it is still on track for early Feb. (or better...)
       
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      Yes, Nautilus. My mistake. Good catch.;)
       
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      Same thing with my Sport. The order went in on November 27, and it was showing up in COTUS still in "Order Processing" with a tentative delivery date of January 26/18. As of Tuesday, it no longer has a date. I'm assuming it may have something to do with the Chicago plant holiday shutdown which may be impacting the production schedule and ETA's. I'm sure the dates will get sorted out over the next few days.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Not sure why the dates are disappearing. I would think that the holiday period would have been taken into account when the initial date was assigned.:dunno:

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      Thanks for the welcome. From everything that I've read, COTUS can be flakey and should be taken with a grain of salt, so I'm not overly concerned. Until I got the VIN from the dealer, it wouldn't accept my order data, because my dealer code was only 5 characters including the first alpha character, and COTUS insisted it needed to be 6. Regardless, it's still going to be cool to see it go through the stageseventually. I'd actually prefer a February delivery date rather than the original January date as I'm sure the incentives will be better due to the CIAS in Toronto. I still hate waiting though. :)
       
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      My 2018 Explorer Platinum is on its way. Almost a full month elapsed between the day it was built and the day it was loaded on a freight train in Chicago. Here are specifics:

      Ordered on: 8/10/2017
      VIN assigned: 9/15/2017
      In production: 11/8/2017
      Window sticker: 11/9/2017
      Assembled: 11/16/2017
      In Transit: 12/13/2017

      Ford's computers estimate delivery on December 25. Merry Christmas!
       
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      I can't find the option for 2nd row console. with the bucket seats (Platinum) Anyone know what the add-on price for that was? I'm thinking 155.
       
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      The 2nd row console is $150.
       
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      SLE is correct. Did you go through the "Build & Price" feature on the Ford website? It is shown there under "Interior Options".

      Peter
       
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      I did it through build and price but did not see it.
       
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      Funny it showed up this time...may have been a web site goof??

      anyway. Went out for bid to 4-5 dealers. Sending it out to another 5-6 dealers to quote on.
       
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      Now this is bizarre.
      When I checked cotus this morning it gives the following message.

      No matching vehicle found. Please verify your input and try again.

      Anybody else have the same issue?
       
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      Just checked status of my 2018 Platinum and received the same error message from COTUS. It's likely a temporary glitch.
       
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      I had a few issues too searching by VIN. Had to refresh a couple of times before it showed up. Although the backup site cotusb.ford.com didn't have any issues. Still no new date though...
       
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      Seems to be working now.
       

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