Chargedup will be the first to know - No car yet!!!! ??????? On Monday 4/23, I copied a post from another forum where this guy claimed he put the VIN number into the system and got all kinds of information, and I sent it to my salesman. I asked him to get me the same info... He wrote back and these were his comments -
I went into the vehicle information screens for your VIN number
(1fahp3r40cl363456) and all it shows is the same 4/9/12 date with an
asterix which means it's an estimate. It's shows built but is obviously still
sitting in Detroit. i don't see anything in the forum site that gives me a specific
build date. If you can get any specifics from the other members please do so
however I believe they are just estimate dates such as the above. I'll see if
I can find out more.
The above VIN number has been changed. This is a public forum, however, if anyone wants to try to find out information on this vehicle, send me a private message and I will send it to you.
The reality is I do not know where the vehicle is or even when it will arrive. I am resigned to waiting. I am very excited about this car but, I have a busy life and can't let this bog me down. Without a doubt I will advise people this is a long process with very little customer support by my dealership and by Ford. When I first read the Focus order site I found a statement that said Ford is telling dealers to send the customer's email address and they will keep me, the customer, posted on the progress of the vehicle. That never happened. I had to point it out to the dealer what he was supposed to do.
1. I have ordered the evseupgrade.com upgrade. They are sending me a leaf evse and when I get my car I will send them my Ford evse and they will try to upgrade. If they can they will send it to me and I will exchange it for the Leaf evse and they will refund me my $800.00 deposit. If they can not I can send the leaf back and get all my money back or keep it to the tune of $1027.00. If they cannot upgrade, I will probably send the leaf back and get a 30 amp charger
2. I have wired a 40 amp 240v outlet at work with an additional 120v 20amp outlet. My home barn is fully wired with 240V 40 amp and 120V 20 amp outlets. (I run all my major tools on 240V.)
3. My Electric utility has installed a new "Smart" meter in my home. It is hooked up to the internet and this Friday a representative is going to come to my home and fill me in on how to use the system. I will definetly post after that meeting.
Other then all of the above things are good. The car will come someday. What can I say.