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How often are you getting updates on a "factory order"?

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum' started by AZGeek, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. AZGeek

    AZGeek Semi-informed Member

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    Somewhat related to the wait time questions:

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii-2010-prius-main-forum/104258-wait-times.html

    http://priuschat.com/forums/prius-v-main-forum/101986-order-factory-wait-times-4.html

    I am about 4 weeks into an expected 8 - 10 week wait with little to no news from the salesperson who took my order. :noidea: Is anyone else waiting on an order getting more information? If so, please share your secrets on how you have been successful. :thumb:
  2. jchall30

    jchall30 New Member

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    My dealer told me that they would have more information on my order when they get there mid March allocation sheet in. I'm guessing that will be at the end of next week. Hoping then they will have a little more info for me. We shall see. I hope this doesn't turn into a 4 or 5 month ordeal. :eek:
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    stream Senior Member

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    Unlike some manufacturers, Toyota does not has a process for actually ordering a specific car configuration. The dealer can preference (I believe that's the word they use) a particular configuration to be included as part of an upcoming shipment by communicating it to their regional office. The regions will attempt to accommodate the request, but my understanding the dealer doesn't know anything more until they get a list of their incoming allocation, which is a short period before it arrives at the dealer.

    Contrasted with BMW, for example, where you configure the car and you can track the car's progess through the factory and shipping process.
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