My experience with FoMoCo as far as factory ordered vehicles, has been poor, when compared to my experience with European ordered cars.
For example I have ordered 3 Volvo's, and each time the wait time was 6 weeks, and cars all were delivered exactly as I had spec'd.
My one experience so far with Ford North America, I ordered a ZX5 Focus ( I am in Canada),the end of October 2004, the car was delivered to the dealership the last
day of February, 2005. We had ordered cloth seats, as both myself and wife do not like leather,5 speed manual, and side air bags but of course the car had leather. I know most people would be happy with the free leather, but when you specifically factory order to get what you want, it is disappointing to say the least.
During the waiting period I also had to fend of the dealerships attempts at unloading ZX5's on his lot, plus the frustration of no idea when and what was the status of said car. from Ford head office or the dealership.
My assumption is that Ford North America does not promote or prioritize factory orderd vehicles.They (Ford) certainly did not show any concern in my case.
My brother just went through the same ordeal with his factory ordered F250, the truck arrived, but not the right paint colour/color.