<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> When do they generally post on there website that a guy can factory order one ( build & price option) ? </div></div>
Ford usually doesn't update their website for a new model year until a few weeks after
dealers should have a few of the new models in stock. So I wouldn't count on that until some time in August.
However, Ford updates the dealer-only info websites much sooner. The dealer should have the new order guides some time in May, and then the dealers can begin ordering the new models some time in late May or early June. But there will be no prices published until about the time production begins in July.
I don't know how to grab a copy of a Canadian order guide, other than simply asking your Ford dealer for a copy, but Bobby Williams usually posts the USA order guides as soon as he gets them from Ford. The Canadian order guides will probably be slightly different than the USA version. For example, some years the Canuks could order leather delete option on a Lariat trim, but the Yanks have never had that option. Daytime running lights (DRL) have ben std on Canadian trucks for years, but not on USA trucks.
So here's a plan if you want to have the first 2009 on the block:
<ul>[*] Next Springtime, before May, obtain an X-Plan PIN. (It's good for a year, so don't worry about it expiring before you need it.)[*]Beginning in May, keep a close watch on Bobby's website at http://www.sunrisefordfleet.com
- and as soon as he posts the 2009 order guides, grab the one you want.[*] As soon as the USA order guides are available, then go to your Canadian dealer and ask for a copy of the order guide for the model you want.[*] Inform your dealer that you'll get back to him within a few days with your order detail, and you'll expect him to order your new wheels the first day that the "order bank" opens for the 2009 models.[*] Study the new Canadian order guide and list exactly the model and options you want to order.[*] Make your deal with the dealer based on X-Plan pricing. You won't know the exact price, but you don't need it if you make your deal for X-Plan price.[*] Have the dealer process the order as soon as the order bank opens.[*] Have the dealer call you every time the order status changes. And have him inform you as soon as the price guides are available. He may not receive a priced invoice until about the time he receives your truck, so don't get all wound up over not knowing the exact price. With the X-Plan deal, you'll get an excellent price, but you may not know the exact to-the-penny price until about the time the truck arrives at the dealer.[/list]