"How to Make Delivery Experience a Pleasure"
- John B.
Focus RS - Island Ford still had their 2016 allocation of 1 unit, so we ordered a Focus RS on January 10, 2016. Built in the Saarlouis plant in Germany, these are extremely rare cars and hard to come by. After what seemed an interminable wait, the car arrived on November 28, and apparently the whole dealership was excited about it. Justin personally got involved in the delivery of this car, from supervising the auto carrier off load, assigning his best performance tech Clark to do the PDI, and making certain that everyone was on the same page in delivering this car.
They gave me a video of the car being unloaded off the carrier. Took my special request list of delivery items (don’t do this, don’t do that, make sure this is done, etc.) and made certain it was followed, including a gas fill with Chevron 94. It helps that Justin is also a car guy who brought Roush officially in to his store, and they have sold a ton of upgrades as a result (mostly F150 blower and lifts additions). Someone will get a spectacular Grabber Blue 2017 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible out front which will retail for an extra $21K after Roush upgrades. Now at around 600 hp.
But here’s the thing; Tuesday I had access to their service shop to do a photo shoot and hang out with the PDI tech (Clark Fenton). Wednesday, our sales lady Sandra picked us up at our house to give us a ride into the dealership. It was her day off. After arriving at the dealership. Later, en route to the Chevron for a tank of 94 octane, we picked up a body panel screw in one of the Michelin Sport Cup II tires. It wasn’t clear if it happened on their lot or on the highway. Went back late in the day to have them check the source of the thump thump. Clark immediately went for a test drive and took the car straight onto a service lift, finding the screw. Bad news, they can repair hole but tire loses its speed rating. Their cost on a new tire about $490. They arranged for service shuttle to take me back to our house to get my spare wheels with snows (part of the factory order). Clark stayed beyond quitting time and mounted all 4 and I took the 3 good Sport Cup wheels home. They ordered a new tire and Justin said he would cover it. Not what I was expecting. Impressed to say the least. Oh, and because the car arrived in time for the Black Friday Cash Back incentive program, Edie Lang took $3500 off our bill of sale. It just doesn't get any better.