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Why Should I Custom Order My New Ford?

Posted at Thu, Mar 3, 2022 5:30 PM

At your local Planet Ford Dallas, we want you to find your perfect ride. With a vast selection of vehicles available in our dealership, you already have options to match every preference. But did you know that you could get even more out of your Ford buying experience with a custom order? It's becoming more popular for car buyers to build their dream vehicles without sacrificing any of the features they require. Read on to learn more about custom ordering a new Ford and why this new car buying phenomenon may be worth a try for your next purchase.

The Way People Are Getting Cars Is Changing

As global supply chain shortages affect the availability of certain crucial vehicle parts, manufacturers have found a way to limit production to only the vehicles guaranteed to sell. A manufacturer can sell a customer a vehicle that matches their needs through custom orders. Instead of worrying about creating enough vehicles to sit on a lot and meet demand, the manufacturer can respond once orders are already placed. Since this can save resources and limit the potentially debilitating effects of manufacturing shortages, some dealers have begun encouraging custom orders for all customers.

For buyers, custom order incentives and the freedom of receiving the exact vehicle they desire combined with the comfort and flexibility of ordering from their own homes to paint an appealing picture. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces some people to stay home and limit contact, many buyers look for ways to take the risk out of tasks, like car buying, that used to be standard. The future of car buying could be heading towards non-contact, and custom order is just the beginning. 

Benefits of Custom Ordering

Custom ordering may be new and different from how you've always thought about car buying, but it can have benefits to make your experience safe, fun, and economical. 

You Get Exactly What You Want

One of the most significant benefits of purchasing a car through a custom order is that you get exactly what you want. With extensive options for the vehicle's trim, exterior, features, and more, you can create thousands of variations of your dream car. Although this may seem daunting, we'll help you build a car that makes the most of all your custom freedom. Instead of looking for a vehicle that matches most of your preferences, you can create one that was made for you.

You Can Avoid Paying for Features You Don't Need

Another benefit of hand-picking your vehicle's features is that you can avoid paying for add-ons that you don't need. You can prioritize what you want in a vehicle and ignore any options that you don't. Although dealerships may have a comprehensive inventory of vehicles pre-made, some features come in packages or bundles. The best way to make sure that you get exactly what you want is to select it yourself.

It Takes Less Time Than You Think

You might see the production time as one of the biggest drawbacks of a custom order. While it will take longer to order a vehicle rather than driving one off the lot, it may take far less time than you think. In general, vehicles take eight to 12 weeks to produce, but your custom vehicle's production would be prioritized and expedited by the manufacturer. Your brand new vehicle could be ready in as little as three weeks, plus delivery time.

It's Convenient

If you'd prefer to purchase a vehicle right from the comfort of your home, creating a custom order is fast and easy. In most cases, you can start your order in a few minutes and get back to your day. With Ford's online system, you can quickly submit a custom order request and allow us to help you with the rest of the process. Whether trying to limit contact or save time, creating a custom order can be a fast and painless process.

You'll Receive Dealer Incentives

Since Ford wants to encourage custom ordering that saves money on inventory manufacturing, they offer incentives to those who purchase custom vehicles. For example, those who purchase select custom Ford vehicles are eligible for a $1,000 bonus cash offer. You'll also be able to lock in interest rates, making a custom vehicle an intelligent financial investment.

How to Custom Order Your Vehicle

Before you choose to custom order a vehicle, you should ask yourself if it's the right decision for you. If you need a vehicle right away, you can always peruse our new Ford inventory to see if there's a vehicle that matches your needs. You can also call or stop by the dealership to discuss your requirements with one of your friendly and knowledgeable Ford experts. But if you decide to go custom, it's a fast and simple process. Follow these steps, and you'll have your custom vehicle on the way in no time. 

You can navigate to our custom order page and peruse the custom-eligible vehicles. When you find one you like, you can select "Start Your Custom Order" to begin the process. After you fill out a form with your contact information, we'll be in touch. At this point, we'll guide you through any available options you have and help you make choices that are right for you and your budget. When you're satisfied, we'll submit your order to Ford. Then, all you have to do is wait for your dream car to be made.

At your local Planet Ford Dallas, we know that a new car is an investment, and you want to get a vehicle that matches all your needs. A custom order can be one way to do this while also receiving some great benefits. We hope you'll try out this new car buying method for your next purchase. If you have any questions about custom ordering or our available inventory, you can contact us today. We can't wait to help you find the ride of your life.

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