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- Dec 29, 2019
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- Owosso, MI
- 2021 Infinite Blue AWD ER Mach-E
More often it's not even the same city, or even same state. Dealers have a network to find the model closest to what you want. (At least other dealers, I assume Ford does too).You're an exception to most US car buyers. Most buy from inventory (sometimes that inventory involves a swap with another dealership in the city though).
And it's usually not "settling". Someone can always choose to special order if they want to wait that long. But there's usually pretty good inventory in most cities to find what you actually want in stock.
One other main reason for "settling" for something on the lot besides for timing, is often discount. Many of the discounts only apply to vehicles in inventory, and that can be thousands of dollars in savings depending on what specials are going on.