How Long Does it Take to Order a Car?

2022 Ford Bronco Sport parked near some rocks
Waterloo drivers looking to enhance their commute or job sites should think about factory ordering their car. If you’re unfamiliar, you’re probably wondering, can you buy a car directly from the manufacturer? You can custom order your next car and have it delivered to our dealership near Mascoutah in about a few months. Learn more about the process below, and feel free to contact our sales team with any questions.



How to Order a Car From the Factory?

When you factory order a car from the factory, you can get everything needed to enhance your Columbia drivers, weekend adventures, and family getaways while still sticking to your budget. Learn how to order a car from the factory below:

  1. Get qualified at a bank or credit union if an auto loan is needed to pay for the vehicle.
  2. Choose a trustworthy dealership that wants to help you find the Ford vehicle that’s right for you.
  3. Design a car that’s right for your lifestyle and driving needs.
  4. Make a copy and print out the page with the final results. Some will call this a “build sheet.”
  5. Contact the dealer and let them know you’re custom ordering a car and need to schedule an appointment.
  6. Visit the salesperson to bring them your build sheet so you can request an “out-the-door” price for that vehicle.
  7. Haggle! Don’t forget — you can negotiate with the dealership for a stronger “out-the-door” price.
  8. Ask about finance offers to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible.
  9. Negotiate your trade-in vehicle using our trade-in value tool that can go towards your car purchase.
  10. Sign the paperwork and get copies. If you’re happy with the final price, sign the paperwork. Make sure you get a copy for yourself.
  11. Wait for your vehicle to get built and delivered. Auffenberg Ford South Belleville will keep you informed on the timing and provide you with updates.

How Long Does it Take to Factory Order Your Car?

While there’s no specific time from ordering to receiving a car from the manufacturer, but you can expect it to take a few months to have the car built and delivered to the dealership. Some factors like a truck driver shortage can affect the wait time. Don’t hesitate to contact the dealership for an estimated time frame.

Get More Car Buying Tips at Auffenberg Ford South Belleville!

When you’re ready to factory order your car, we’re here to help! At Auffenberg Ford South Belleville, we want to make sure you get the Ford vehicle needed to enhance your overall driving experience.


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