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    Explorer King Ranch

    We considered waiting on the King Ranch Explorer for the interior color (not black, not sandstone), but were disappointed to see that they maintained the same exterior look as the other Explorers. It is too bad that Ford doesn't try to give the pricier Explorer models a cleaner/more upscale look like the Lincoln Aviator. With the King Ranch Explorer off the list, we ended up buying a 2021 Aviator Reserve II with the Roast interior before it even hit the dealer's lot.
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    Aviator Pricing

    I'd been searching for over two months for an Aviator for my wife. She had an X-Plan PIN and specific demands for color and equipment. We were almost ready to order when I found one on the dealer's website as an "inbound" vehicle and began email negotiations with the sales manager that sold us her last Lincoln. Starting at X-Plan, we still tried to negotiate a lower price. He said the lowest he would go was X-Plan (plus a $1K factory incentive) for two reasons: first, Aviators are their best-selling vehicle and new units are either sold right after arriving or even before as with our purchase; and second, given the chip situation, they probably weren't going to get as many more as they could sell. The day we went in to pick it up, he told us that he already had two parties interested in buying it if we didn't. It is a sweet vehicle; and, unlike my Expedition, the hands-free lift gate actually works like its supposed to! Happy wife...
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    replacing mirror cap on 2020 navigator

    If it is like previous mirrors, you have to "pop" the glass loose from the power adjustment motor to have access to the attachment screws etc. Now if you had zero-deductible glass coverage and the mirror itself was damaged, it could be an insurance claim.
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    How many Fords , or Ford trucks have you owned?

    I guess we're in a Ford rut... My Fords have been: Wifes: 5 Children's Ford vehicles: 1985 Bronco 1999 Taurus 1988 Mustang Convertible 2006 F-150 Screw 4X4 2018 F-150 Screw 4X4 1993 Taurus SHO 2011 Lincoln MKX 1997 Thunderbird 2006 F-150 Screw 4X4 2018 F-250 Lariat diesel crew 4X4 1996 Thunderbird (separated by 2 1998 Explorer 2009 Ranger 2019 Raptor Crew 1998 F-150 4X4 Scab Nissan Maximas 2001 Mustang GT 2010 Lincoln MKX 2020 F-350 Platinum diesel crew 4X4 2003 F-250 4X4 diesel crew and a Mazda CX-9) 2001 Ranger 4X4 Scab 2011 F-150 Lariat Screw 4X4 2020 F-150 Lariat Screw 4X4 2010 F-150 4X4 Screw 2001 Eddie Bauer Expedition 2011 F-150 Platinum 4X4 2020 Explorer ST ...and... 2019 Expedition Limited 2005 F-150 Lariat Screw 4X4 2013 Edge Sport 2005 Volvo and 2006 Mazda CX-9 (when owned by Ford)
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    Mid-Year Pricing Actions

    Thanks for the clarification. We learned our lesson about meager early model-year incentives when we ordered our Expedition the week the order banks opened...but sometimes you buy the exact vehicle you want at the time you need it and you take whatever discounts there are. We have specific wants, but we don't need a new vehicle yet, now so time is on our side. Lastly, the valuable information provided by members such as yourself, enables us to know more about the product than a typical salesperson usually does.
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    Mid-Year Pricing Actions

    Was looking..last week; when, to clear out the 2020s Lincoln offered $4,000 in rebates and 0% for 48 months financing which got my interest up, but nothing meeting our needs was available. I will be interested to see if the YTD sales figures justify a price increase, or whether it will take more cash-back to ramp up sales. Might be back looking when they have their next special event. Nicest thing about not actually needing to buy, is the ability to wait them out...or buy something else.
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    Is 2.0 engine adequate in Nautilus?

    My opinion (and I get it about "opinions") is that the Nautilus should have something bigger like maybe the 2.3 as the base engine, if for nothing else than to differentiate it from the Edge, performance-wise. The (former) MKX came with the 3.7na engine while the Edge came with the 3.5 na, not that there was a huge difference in performance but it gave you something additional when stepping up to the Lincoln. The 2.0 is probably better matched to the Escape/Corsair and considering that the 2.3 is an upgrade in the Corsair, it has the flexibility of being offered in different platforms. Now getting back to AWD, when you wear out or incur damage to less than a complete set of tires, you are more-or-less coerced into buying a set of four as the Ford/Lincoln dealers and most of the bigger tire chains (Discount etc.) will insist upon it. We were considering a Nautilus, but ruled it out as a potential future orphan and because we neither want nor need AWD, but would appreciate more performance than the 2.0 w/o the AWD requirement.
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    Heater duct door switching problem

    Google "Ford Taurus Blend Door Repair" Lotsa good info available.
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    Need advice on buying used Car

    Have the dealer raise the vehicle up on a lift so you can look under it. Keep your eyes peeled for damage, leaks, overspray, and/or parts with part number stickers on them. Then carefully look down the sides of the vehicle for imperfections or misalignment of panels and consistent edge gaps with hood and doors etc.
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    2010 Expedition AC Quality

    Sorta like your problem, I had a 2010 F-150 and the A/C in it was pitiful. The system was capable of cooling off the cabin, but whenever the discharge temps got low, the compressor would kick off. I believe that the concern then was for fuel mileage. There were several inventive owners who discovered that the addition of a resistor (or an adjustable rheostat) in a wiring connector behind the dash tricked the compressor into running longer and achieved better cooling. My son did it to his 2011 F-150 Platinum and it made a huge difference, At the time he told me about it, I was only using my truck for very short trips, so I never added one to mine. I used to have a link to the forum thread, but deleted it when I sold my truck. If it's any help, it was on one of the Ford truck forums, but I don't remember which. On edit, here's one: https://www.f150ecoboost.net/threads/how-to-mod-ac-to-blow-colder.12429/
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    2021 Edge Production Information

    Looks like a short model year. Could that mean a long awaited redesign is happening in 2022?
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    Expand CUV power plant options

    The wife's 2011 MKX is due for replacement at the end of the year. There is not much out there in either the Edge or MKX lines that allows for a little more (2.3 or 2.6 Ecoboost) get-up-and-go w/o mandating all-wheel drive. With a 4X4 Expedition as our other vehicle, we don't really need to upsize to Explorer or Aviator. I understand that certifying power plants is a complicated process, but we're probably not the only ones with this concern. As much as cars cost nowadays, you have to hang on to them for the long term so why not get something more "fun" to drive? Living in the SW, we have no need for all-wheel drive and the inherent costs that accompany it (ie. need to replace a tire and have to buy all four); and we have our other car for whenever we would.
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    2020 Expedition?'s

    Aluminum body, ten-speed auto and next gen. 3.5 ecoboost. Be advised that, it you're looking for a trim line above XLT, they're real proud of them. However, if you're not in a hurry, it might be worth waiting until the full-size GM SUVs come out next fall. Even if you don't care for the GMs, competition with newer models ought to make Ford a little more generous in their pricing structure.
  14. My son ordered a 2020 Superduty w/6.7...loaded Platinum on 9/4. Initially Ford showed it scheduled for delivery yesterday when all of a sudden its status was changed to "QA Hold." That was over a week ago and they are unable to get any new information on how long this will be in effect. Wouldn't be a big deal except it was bought in another state (deal too good to pass up) and he will fly in to take delivery there and drive back home. Can't change flight until new information surfaces. Any inside info would be appreciated. PM for VIN if needed. Thanks, Bob
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    2020 F-250

    Son is shopping for a 350 right now. He's been told six to eight weeks from order acceptance. They didn't say if "acceptance" means an order that is successfully placed, or one Ford has actually entered into the production schedule.