How to custom-order a car from the factory

A few years ago, we’d have told you that ordering a car directly from the factory was possible but difficult, often costly, and involved a long wait. But not so today. Due to current supply shortages, buying almost any car can be difficult, often costly, and can involve a long wait. Custom ordering changes those factors, but less than it used to.

Under normal conditions, Americans became accustomed to buying a car from dealer stock. Traditionally, we map out some idea of what we want through online research. Then we negotiate with a dealership to get as close as we can to our desires and often drive our new car home the very same day we first set foot in the dealership.

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But car shopping doesn’t work that way everywhere. Many Europeans are accustomed to custom-ordering

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