Interesting discussion. I have a new 2021 Reserve with standard suspension and 20" wheels and it rides much more harshly than my 2005 Lexus RX330 SUV and way more harshly than my 2007 Jaguar Vanden Plas (but that one does have pneumatic suspension). I think one issue is the tire pressure. The door sticker recommends 34 psi in the front and 38 in the back. But here's the kicker, the sticker says maximum weight for passengers and cargo is 1461 pounds. I guess that’s inside and maybe PLUS tongue weight of a heavy trailer. Most of the time around town it’s just me and maybe one passenger so the payload is over 1000 more than I typically have in the car. I assume Lincoln errors on the side of safety so they have one-size-fits-all tire pressure that assumes maximum payload. Any thoughts on adjusting tire pressure based on usage at the time?
My Navigator still has NOT been delivered. Been told it was released by the plant.
Am I being unreasonable by getting angry over a 6 month wait from order to delivery??? Whats the point of options and upgrade features if it takes this long to get a vehicle?
I cant imagine a prosperous future for Ford if this is going to be the way its going to be. Their system seems broken. Folks back in the 50s and 60s could get a car faster than this.
Why wouldn't this be all over the news????
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I particularly like Joe's job outlook that steel for the windmills required for green energy should be made in Pittsburgh (or NW Indiana if you prefer), not China. Now USS cancelled $1.5 billion investment in Pittsburgh area facilities. If China continues using cheap coal (possibly from the US) and cheap labor for steel, and we require unproven "green" steelmaking, guess which will cost more, and which will be more widely available? Sad part is Joe is from Scranton, PA originally, coal and steel country by any measure. Can't believe he believes a word of what he says, or more likely is told to say.
Dealers get allocation on a monthly basis with two exceptions. The initial allocation at the beginning of the Model Year is called the "System Fill" allocation and covers a two month period. At the end of the Model Year, the "Balance Out" allocation is also for a two month period. The initial allocation for the 2022MY Super Duty was a month ago so the next allocation won't be for another month.
Usually, a vehicle can't get scheduled unless a Dealer has available allocation and it applies to all order types (Stock, Retail, AZXD Plan) except Fleet which are handled through an entirely different process and have no impact on regular stock or retail orders. There are times when a retail order will get expedited scheduling but it's beyond any dealership control and doesn't happen on a routine basis. Should a dealership need to get a retail order scheduled on an expedited basis they can contact their Ford Zone Manager to have the order re-prioritize the order at "01" to expedite scheduling. If the Dealer doesn't have available allocation, the Ford Zone Manager can sometimes get another Dealer in their zone to give up allocation to help out the Dealer needing help.
Our dealership had a customer place a retail order back when Mark Fields was the CEO and the customer knew Fields. The regional office called us to place the order, we called them back with the order number, the order was scheduled within an hour and the vehicle was in the plant being built within two weeks!
(At this time mostly interested in 2022 Super duty) When does a dealership get there allocation? Do they get allocation for the year or is it monthly or ? (I was told not until scheduling starts)
I know there's a lot of problems in the production right now with the chip shortage, but if a dealership needed to get a (retail ordered) 2022 Super duty as fast as possible what would the dealership need to do to make that happen?
I've spent a lot of time on Blue Oval reading all I can and I know production won't even start till late June, just wondering what tools the dealership might have if they so choose to get a truck built asap.
SAE created a new graphic describing standard J3016 "Levels of Driving Automation". As mentioned earlier in this thread, BlueCruise is currently in the Level 2 category. Hopefully, Ford's advancements to the system over the years should eventually get it to Level 5.