Dealer Delivers Bad News on Hardtops

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My dealer just called and told me he was told by Ford that they are not building any hardtops due to “commodity constraints” and that it will likely be 2025 before they build those again, that they are only building soft tops . The dealer thought that they may be giving us a “worse case scenario” but that’s only his opinion.

Has anyone else heard anything similar? What are your thoughts?
 

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Hate to say it but that would be breaking news all over the auto industry if that was true. Very, Very doubtful that there is a 3-4 year delay
That is what I was thinking and why I thought I would ask on here. Y’all would probably be the first to hear, if anyone.

Something else that struck me odd is that he wanted me to go online and create another order as a soft top. This was after I told him I had to think about it. Is he just trying to get another order for their dealership? Weird. I’m not settling for a soft top. That’s not what I want. I’d rather wait, and buy something else, if it’s truly going to take that long.
 

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My dealer just called and told me he was told by Ford that they are not building any hardtops due to “commodity constraints” and that it will likely be 2025 before they build those again, that they are only building soft tops . The dealer thought that they may be giving us a “worse case scenario” but that’s only his opinion.

Has anyone else heard anything similar? What are your thoughts?
I have a VIN and a preliminary build week of 12/20/21 for a 4 Door Hardtop. I really hope your dealer is wrong… :LOL:
 

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My dealer just called and told me he was told by Ford that they are not building any hardtops due to “commodity constraints” and that it will likely be 2025 before they build those again, that they are only building soft tops . The dealer thought that they may be giving us a “worse case scenario” but that’s only his opinion.

Has anyone else heard anything similar? What are your thoughts?
Call Ford Customer Service and ask them. So go outside of your dealership to get the truth. (800)392-3673.


I'm suspicious!
 

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My dealer just called and told me he was told by Ford that they are not building any hardtops due to “commodity constraints” and that it will likely be 2025 before they build those again, that they are only building soft tops . The dealer thought that they may be giving us a “worse case scenario” but that’s only his opinion.

Has anyone else heard anything similar? What are your thoughts?
Call Ford Customer Service and ask them. So go outside of your dealership to get the truth. (800)392-3673.


I'm suspicious!
Thanks Bronco Girl. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
 
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Yeah me too. This would be like atomic bomb news. I would bet more on your sales rep is confused about the mod top(which is delayed until at least my23) and the MIC top. Big Ford keeps saying they have that problem licked and are shipping trucks with that top, to include all the Dirt Mountain holding pen trucks. That would be a pretty big swing in from what they said like yesterday. Not impossible, but not likely.
 

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I think we can comfortably put this one in the "bad advice" column. Over on the Forum page for 2-door deliveries, there are numerous posts about people recently receiving their 2 door builds (and not just dirt mountain ones).

Rest easy, BroncoFred. If you want a hard top, you'll get it before 2025.

However, if you wanted a PAINTED Hard Top AND ordered the hard & soft top combo... then 2025 might be your date
 

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If your dealership is asking you to place a new order and not just change your order to a soft top. I would put my money on he is just trying to get a sale sooner.
Good point. I was thinking the same, why wouldn’t he just have me change my order? I think, like you said, he wants a sale sooner AND I think they wouldn’t mind putting my HT on the lot with a big markup when it does arrive.

Thanks for the reply!
 
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It's "fake news." LOL

No, seriously. I think you're right, Fred. Your dealer is just trying to sweet talk you into something you don't want. Something he knows he has a shot at getting built. I spoke with a salesperson today who said their dealership cannot even order a hard top because all they have allocations for are four-door soft tops. I think they may just want to keep people interested, so they're offering the path of least resistance just to guarantee a sale.
 

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It's "fake news." LOL

No, seriously. I think you're right, Fred. Your dealer is just trying to sweet talk you into something you don't want. Something he knows he has a shot at getting built. I spoke with a salesperson today who said their dealership cannot even order a hard top because all they have allocations for are four-door soft tops. I think they may just want to keep people interested, so they're offering the path of least resistance just to guarantee a sale.
Thanks… I think you’re right. Pisses me off! I was so, so disappointed after his call. I’m going to hang in there with my hardtop order and drive my Hyundai Sonata into the ground in the meantime! Hahaha
 

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there is hope. I just got "built" status after being parked on dirt mountain waiting 2 months for a replacement hardtop. Let's hope that's a sign that the new hardtops are making it through QC. I was a November MIC 1.0 replacement so they are well on schedule. If you want a hardtop i'd stay the course.
 

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there is hope. I just got "built" status after being parked on dirt mountain waiting 2 months for a replacement hardtop. Let's hope that's a sign that the new hardtops are making it through QC. I was a November MIC 1.0 replacement so they are well on schedule. If you want a hardtop i'd stay the course.
Thanks Travis. You’ve given me hope! I can rest easy tonight. Tomorrow I get on the phone with Ford!
 
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Thanks Travis. You’ve given me hope! I can rest easy tonight. Tomorrow I get on the phone with Ford!
Look at all the photos coming off the production line, many are MIC's so again obviously your rep is a little lacking upstairs LOL
Ha! He is for sure. I just hope he doesn’t screw up my order. May have to go over his head from now on.