How Long Does It Take?
Delivery time varies, based on where the car is made and how many people ordered vehicles ahead of you. A vehicle manufactured in Europe could take roughly three months to arrive in the U.S., while a domestically built vehicle should take about eight weeks.
In our I-want-it-now world, it can be difficult to imagine waiting eight to 12 weeks once you're ready to buy a new car. But consider this: Your car is likely the second most expensive purchase you'll ever make, and if you're like most people, you'll keep it for at least five years. In this situation, doesn't it sound like a good idea to order your car from the automaker? Sure, you'll have to wait, but you'll get the exact make, model, color and options you want.
An alternate route to the factory order is to consider a dealer trade. Dealers have powerful search tools that can zero in on cars with specific options. The dealer may be able to locate a car even when your search comes up short. This approach has its pros and cons, so take a look at this article on dealer trades for more information.