Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 04/16/2022 in all areas

  1. I’ve got to give a shout-out to my salesman Kris Talbot at Ken Garff Ford in American Fork UT. My MIL, uncle and I all ordered at the same time but all had our trucks shipped within a few days of each other. My MIL’s truck has been sitting in the Salt Lake rail yard for a few days so my salesman drove up there himself (with his managers approval of course) and grabbed the truck so she didn’t have to wait any longer for it. They also are going to honor the original order price (like they should) since we ordered back in early September. With all the crappy stories with dealers out there, I thought I’d share a positive one! My truck is still on its way in Nebraska right now but hopefully it arrives soon!
    7 points
  2. After ordering on 18 October, my F-350 Platinum CCSB 6.7 became mine yesterday (15 April), just under six months. No 5th Wheel Prep, no Adaptive Steering, no bedliner.
    6 points
  3. Checked the Tracker this morning and it was no longer showing “Shipped Status” like it has been since 3/27. I knew the truck had arrived at the Port Richmond Railyard here in California on 4/8, and had been just sitting there teasing me ever since.
    4 points
  4. Still not quite my vehicle. Lincoln sent the offer letter for replacement of my 2020. After we sign and send it Monday, it should hopefully be just a few days to take delivery next week. I went to Fair Oaks for a car wash and she was in the back lot. I also got to sit in a 2022 Reserve that was running. The infotainment screen is nice and adds camera features. The graphics on the instrument cluster were more impressive as well. Will give my impressions of Sync 4, etc., after I take delivery. A few pics...
    3 points
  5. So here’s some pictures of the new ride. First two are fresh off the carrier. Second two are resting at home.
    3 points
  6. My MIL’s truck has landed! Only a little while longer until mine comes ? Ordered 9/7, arrived 4/15.
    2 points
  7. When the market gets back to normal and vehicle availability is widespread-those trading in an EcoSport are really going to see low resale values.
    2 points
  8. That would be a good idea. Keep T6 EVs prices as low as possible by doing this for a few years or its first generation. Then eventually shift the T6 EVs onto the TE1 architecture either during the MCE of the TE1 F-150 Lightning or wait until TE2 rolls out. I wonder if Ford would apply this with current Mustang Mach-E? If possible, use current Mach-E as basis for EVs of Escape, Edge, Maverick, new Transit Connect; for 'C2' sized EVs in North America. All within the next few years while the Mach-E gets redesigned into the GE1 architecture. By then the GE1-based Explorer/Aviator would have already been on sale. All to keep costs and prices as low as possible. Edited to add: This is exciting times we are witnessing with the April 26th celebration of the F-150 Lightning. A new era we are witnessing!! Can't wait to watch the livestream and see the truck succeed.
    2 points
  9. 2 points
  10. Trust me, I hear ya. I recently called my dealer and forced him to ask the inventory manager how many super duties they have on order and where I am in line. 2 Weeks ago he said they had 300+ on order and I was number 117. This is a high volume dealer in Central Texas known for selling primarily trucks (Mac Haik) Ford. But dang, that is still a lot of trucks ahead of me. Oh well. First world problems. I don't need the truck immediately. Just would be nice to have.
    2 points
  11. A shoutout to Ice Capades and Cyberdman for all of their help and information. She's at the dealership coming home soon! F350, Race Red, 7.3l, FX4, snowplow prep and more!!
    1 point
  12. Looking good, congratulations.
    1 point
  13. Since pickups are by far the largest segment and Ford dominates it, and if you add in the Transit EV, then Ford will be the most important BEV maker in the land. Unlike Rivian that can't seem to get out of its own way, Ford should be able to get out of the gate quickly with its production know how. To really make a difference in emissions, work trucks and vans is where you make the difference the most. Ford has hit the sweet spot.
    1 point
  14. Thanks for the info and the heads up.
    1 point
  15. Mullinax has over 70 Ecosports on their lots and probably sells no more than a few/month. At that rate, it will take years to sell them all. Before year is out, Ford and/or dealers will have to offer blow out sales to get rid of them. Not sure how Mullinax got stuck with so many Ecosports. The Ecosport from day 1 should have been hybrid only. Its small size and 50mpg would have made it far more sellable.
    1 point
  16. 2022MY EcoSport production doesn't balance out until 05/29/2022 so vehicles will be in transit for at least 2 months after that.
    1 point
  17. I can only guess logistics from the rail companies. I have to assume Ford wants these vehicles gone. And, it is confusing that both of you are Xray something lol. Not really....
    1 point
  18. I guess the final run-out shipment arrived from India this month. That's about 120 days sales in inventory which will last into late summer and balance of the 2022 model year selling season.
    1 point
  19. My opinion on Amps is when they work they're great. Mine crapped out after two years but I live in snow country where the norm in winter is snow, slush and road salt/sand. They have a 5 year warranty but when the pins in the brackets start getting tight, the motors can't retract or extend all the way and that's on you. I power washed them regularly and still had to remove the steps and soak the pins with every lubricant known to man and still couldn't get them to work when exposed to the cold. Our Expedition (under warranty) boards and my old Navigator both had issues. If you live in a warm climate they're fine but I'd say forget them if your truck is exposed to winter conditions. I ordered OEM powered steps on my new truck because they'll be under warranty for as long as I own the truck. If they crap out this time I'll just bring the truck in tell them to fix it.
    1 point
  20. Yes he contacted me in Feb to tell me he was cancelling a few things (spray-in bed liner, fifth wheel prep, etc) then contacted me back to say Ford wouldn’t let him change anything because the order had been moved to Priority 2. Congratulations on your 450 getting built, that’s great.
    1 point
  21. Yep give it time it’ll come back. If you’re like me I was sure I personally wore it out. Finally got confirmation from dealer it SHOULD be delivered 1st week of May.
    1 point
  22. 250k but yes that includes stock orders, Last I heard 33% of orders were retail but I’m sure SD is higher than that.
    1 point
  23. Thanks. That’s on top of the Salmo Creston. Breaking it in and enjoying a road trip
    1 point
  24. Remember though that a lot of those are stock or fleet orders. Retail orders have priority.
    1 point
  25. Precisely, most of the changes are packed in the chassis and unlike an ICE there’s actually less to go wrong….. A some point in the future when Lightning switches to TE1 architecture, I’m hoping that most of the existing battery tech, motors and control systems can be grandfathered over to the T6s - Ranger, Bronco and Everest. That would make an easier, more economical pathway to BEV by reusing tech that is already well amortised.
    1 point
  26. When you think about it, OKTB shouldn't take that long since the actual truck body is largely identical to its ICE counterpart save for those dumb light bars and some electronic features.
    1 point
  27. All Job 1 really means is full line speed. MP1 units are customer units but typically the first few hundred are for executives, demos, Jay Leno, Roger Penske, and charity auctions.
    1 point
  28. I’ve heard of this happening as well. Hope that’s the case !
    1 point
  29. Yeah I’m up in WA my eta is April 26th at the earliest. Doubt that will happen . We shall see
    1 point
  30. Dang that is crazy! 4 sounds like a dream compared to that, sorry to hear that though. I hope that it is still a quick process for you. I totally understand though, I cant pick it up before June 1 anyway, but I still have trouble being patient! haha. Good luck!
    1 point
  31. Thank you for posting this Daniel I will read into this tonight..... If things would have gotten any worse I would have been on the side of the road reading it , thanks again for the post!?
    1 point
  32. Delivered 7 months to the day after order placed. Invoice price minus $1000 Ford rebate, thanks to Herman Ford of Luverne, Minnesota for being an honest dealer in these greedy times. Drives great just like I expected, and thanks to everyone here for all the helpful advice, order guide access, and status updates!
    1 point
  33. Have you tried shutting the truck off and back on? Also open the door or something to cut accessory power to stuff like the radio. Maybe the old school unhook the battery? I found this as well. https://www.repairsmith.com/i/blog/how-to-check-engine-light-codes-without-a-scanner/
    1 point
  34. Mines due here in NM between 4/21-4/27 but have my doubts. The CSX tracking information I found here on the forum. Hopefully this link works.
    1 point
  35. April 26 is just the event date close enough to the date of production of the first customer orders, which is the preceding week. Likely they'll deliver those first few trucks then or soon after. I believe Job #1 was for dealer mannequins etc and has been happening for the last few weeks. Customer orders are all under Job #2 as per WBDO order sheets, which presumably starts around this week.
    1 point
  36. Last year, I needed to run a new line out to my garage to feed an electric garage heater, so I decided to up-size the conduit and ran #6 to add a 14-50R outlet, which I may never use/need. But, at least it's there in the event a guest needs it, or this house is sold. Copper ain't getting any cheaper, so I'm glad I did it when I did. HRG
    1 point
  37. Carbonized gray looks so good! Can’t wait for it with the BAP on my rig.
    1 point
  38. Picked it up today. Just have to bring it back next month to get the winch installed. Having trouble uploading the pictures but i'll keep trying
    1 point
  39. Here is a link that was posted earlier in this thread that explains the process. https://www.focusrs.org/threads/the-ford-ordering-process-explained-from-start-to-finish.908/
    1 point
  40. So from the amount of activity on here I’m guessing the people who received scheduled emails are few and far between.i didn’t get one either, maybe we all get one next week, if they schedule next week. Best of luck to everyone
    1 point
  41. The new system will most likely still be called Sync; Sync has already operated on both Microsoft, and QNX operating systems but the name never changed. Probably be Sync 5
    1 point
  42. You can’t keep the same old design forever. It needs to evolve. There will be plenty of cues to identify it as a Mustang.
    1 point
  43. I agree with the above, I think the author of the article is full of crap on most of his claims. Our first plug-in was my wife's 2013 Fusion Energi, then I also got one so we had his-n-hers for a couple years, then I moved to a Volt, then Bolt, now Kia Niro. Our (mostly mine since I have a long commute) total miles among those since 2013 is about 430k miles total among those cars. 210k of those are in pure EV which is a lot of skipped oil changes and the only maintenance I do is replace tires at the same rate as an ICE car (just replaced them a few weeks ago and got 75k on the OEM set). The PP above is right, most EV owners charge at home at night with a L2 charger (and the author is full of it, a Tesla can charge on a L2 charger as well and do NOT need a 75A charger at home) and only need to stop at the high speed chargers on rare occasions. If you live in an apartment building or would otherwise have to rely on using the high speed chargers on a routine basis, personally I think you're nuts to have an EV as your only method of transportation. IMHO the best mix for a 2-vehicle household is an EV for one and an ICE or PHEV for the other so when it's time to take a long trip then you leave the EV at home. Probably the most common question of those who have never had an EV is "well don't ya have to replace the battery every few years?" because everyone's done that every few years in their ICE for forever so it's the mindset, but like the PP above stated it's only needed if there's some failure of some type. As long as the High Voltage Battery (HVB) is liquid cooled (we loved our Fusion Energis but the HVBs were air cooled and the heat killed their capacity over a few years, like with the earlier Nissan Leaf models) then that battery should last for many years. And on reliability, I think the author is also full of it there, at least from my own experience. Of all the miles we've driven the biggest EV-related problem we encountered was the HVB cooling fan went out on my Fusion Energi and was replaced under warranty and out of the shop 2 days later... so ours have been very very reliable. EVs are definitely not for everyone but for those who have purchased them most are very satisfied and this AAA survey said 96% of EV owners would buy/lease another the next time they need another vehicle (https://magazine.northeast.aaa.com/daily/life/cars-trucks/electric-vehicles/buying-electric-cars/) which is a pretty high rate and if an EV was such a PITA the rate would be far lower.
    1 point
  44. lol...conspiracy theory...I wonder if the color of said vehicle was Area 51???????
    1 point
  45. Thanks for the correction! For some reason, I was convinced that Lariat's were only produced at Dearborn because of the other high-end models, etc. that are exclusive to the Dearborn plant. However, the Lariat Black Appearance Package (195) is exclusive to Dearborn. Attached is a more recent VIN Guide for reference for those interested. Ford_2021 VIN Guide.pdf
    1 point
  46. Plant Specific Content: Dearborn (DTP) 3.5L Hybrid engine (99D) Limited series (900A) Platinum series (700A/701A) King Ranch series (600A/601A) Tremor Series (400A-402A) STX Black Pkg (191) XLT Black Pkg (193) Lariat Black Pkg (195) Platinum Black Pkg (197) Max recline front seats (91S) Power Running Boards (18P, std 601A, 700A/701A, 900A) 6" extended chrome running boards (18L) 6" extended dark grey accent running boards (18S) Continuosly Controlled Damping (61D) Smoked Quartz tinted clearcoat exterior paint (TQ) Star White tri-coat exterior paint (AZ) Code Orange (CN) Kansas City (KCAP) Heavy duty payload package (627) Regular cab (F1C/F1E) Super cab w/163" wheelbase Manual Front Windows (F/X1C/E 100A) Space White exterior paint (A3) Race Red (PQ)
    1 point
  47. The rear bumper looks like it has black hole in it...other wise looks good outside of ruining the name
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...