I "WAS" richports first order, but they screwed me around. So I went elsewhere. Lucky that you have a friend there. Hopefully that ensures you are treated better. My sales guy was good until his boss screwed me over on my innitial order, and then when I placed a new order, his boss screwed the deal up, and everything went south so I split.
Richports ST came front plated... Brown bros came front plated, Coastal came front plated... Key wests have all come front plated....
Doesn't look good or the no plate situation...
One of my prior vehicles, I ordered no front plate and it came in the trunk..
My ST unloaded off the delivery truck plated already.... Pissed me off too... Intend to write ford about it since it's in my order paperwork not to have one... But they hole punched anyways.. Can't fault the dealership, but I don't understand why other laces are getting no front plate installed while locally it seems to be done regardless.
I've not seen any local cars without a plate.
To be fair, I don't think it ruins the car at all, as far as looks go...and I strongly dislike front plates...... And if you custom plate+frame it.. even better. So I wouldn't worry about it too much... But I REALLY am dissatisfied that they went ahead and took a drill to my damn car AGAINST my request... All in paper... Not even the dealer.. But Ford. I would have put a front plate on.. but I had aftermarket solutions in place that did not involve putting holes in my bumper. So... thanks for that. I consider that vandalism!
My options were, take it as is, or leave it as is.... I wasn't about to go through the wait again and give up on having the first Green Envy around here..... Waited long enough already... And I certainly haven't smiled any less with the plate up front. But it's the "details" that make or brake good customer relations.. And that show a company actually cares about the "individuals" rather than just numbers.
Next time Ford brings me a plate, it better come with dinner... Usually my minimum requirement before I get screwed! I like to think I have a little class.