I've special ordered the majority of my new Fords since 1986. At first is was a 6-8 week wait. Then came my '20 Ranger in 13 weeks. The thing I question is manufacturers group builds together to streamline production. With dealers ordering white, silver, and gray cars all with back interior, and a few options that's fairly easy to do. When they go to the special order system, and customer orders are all over the specturm of options it may become harder to group them. And, I understand dealers concern that someone wanting a car will just go down the street to get what they want if they can't find it on the Ford lot. Plus, they'll have to train a lot of lazy Americans that have no idea on how to special order a vehicle. They walk in, and say I want an Explorer. Then starts the long arduous job of finding what they want on that Explorer, and it goes on and on. It'll take a salesperson the entire day to order someone a car.