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Fergus as Delivered
This is what Fergus looked like inside, when we took delivery of him. Sure, we could have waited several weeks or even months to get exactly what we wanted. But it turned out that he arrived with some little extras that we didn't know we wanted ... and those have proved to be very useful.
How it worksThose of you that have purchased your own Transits - heck, that have purchased any vehicle at all - know exactly how it goes:
Do you have that model with cruise control?
I don't think there's any question that some of this went on around our purchase of Fergus. But there was another factor at play, and that was our desire to buy from stock. We had specified a base model, asking only for cruise control, an opening window in the side cargo door, and windows in the back doors. But those small, additional requirements limited the availability of vehicles. If it came from stock, it might well have other options besides.
A little diversionIt may be worth taking a moment to describe here our experience of buying Fergus over the Internet. Ultimately we heard from ten or more dealerships in and around a large Texas city. I would grade their salespeople as follows:
Most of the others took a day or more to respond personally. One took over a week.
The really priceless part of the whole business was that our super-competent salesperson located the vehicle we wanted actually in the city. In fact, it was sitting on the lot at the dealership where the mildly competent salesperson worked.
What Fergus came withIn the event, Fergus came with: