I waited six and a half weeks from the time I paid the dealer until the time I actually received it.
Consider this I actually bought a Ford Freestyle which would have been a nice vehicle for the family and gets outstanding gas mileage. But when they delivered it to the dealer and I watched. They backed it off the truck it fell and was damaged so I refused delivery. It was the last of the Freestyles with the options my wife and I wanted and its harder to find exactly what we want because I am a Soldier stationed in Germany and there really isn't much of a stock we can select from of U.S. SPEC cars and trucks. And because they have to be shipped by boat its not like we can just order one and wait since we had already sold my Durango since the Freestyle was being delivered that day.
After I calmed down we sat down with the dealer and we searched and searched for another replacement. They had nothing. Then about 4 days later they received the very first Patriot to Germany. I had already seen the ads, commercials and stories in magazines. So I had him search his stock and incoming database for a 4x4 5 speed. As it turns out they only ordered one and it was on a ship in the port right then. I couldn't pass this up so I took it. All it had to do was pass customs and be placed on a delivery truck for movement to my location. Those last two steps took six painful weeks sharing my wifes car and being dropped off at work then picked up at night. It down right sucked!
Then my salesman broke his leg...
Then when I picked my 'Riot up it was filthy, had salt and bird crap all over it... even had a scuff mark in the hood from where a strap had rubbed the paint in transportation.
Needless to say this was the worst experience I have had buying a truck/car or anything for that matter, but I have loved the 'Riot ever since I drove away from those bastards!
- 2007 Silver Patriot Sport 5 speed 4x4.
Mods: K&N AirCharger, RRO 2.125" Lift, Fuzion XTI 245/65R17's, a Blacked out muffler,
a Scan Gauge II and a Garmin GPSMap 60CSX