Originally Posted by Joe Z
Are you saying what I am saying...??
I have special ordered Two different Lexus IS models.. I know the process very well here in the USA.
~ Joe Z
we could order any amount of cars (but there were never many of course), doesnt matter the allocation... 90 days is usually enough for their to increase production/allocation, unless there is some huge demand on the vehicles.
I actually understood you as if they picked those special orders from only already incoming vehicles, sorry :-).
as you said, every distributor, for instance TMS in the USA, plans for their own orders, so they order straight from the factory, 90 days in advance... and every distributor in the world does the same, so factory can plan the production properly. When new Rav4 came out in 2006, we had 10 month waiting lists, so bad that they fired our product planners ;-).
I suspect that Lexus Japan does it differently, but that the difference makes their vehicles more expensive, because they really are.
I ordered at least few hundred of those, probably more... hard to remember, it is now 3 years that I am not doing that anymore :-)