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akirby last won the day on July 23

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  1. Lighten up - he actually works for the railroad and his description isn’t wrong.
  2. Surely it’s still under warranty? Let the dealer figure it out.
  3. Because you can’t always use cruise control and sometimes you don’t want the computer shifting for you. E.g. descending a mountain at 25 mph or downshifting just before you pass someone so you don’t have to wait for it to kick down on its own. Generally speaking though it shifts fine by itself under most circumstances.
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    Chip update

    Sure sounds like they have to opt in.
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    Ford Inventory Discussion

    Because they’ve been selling every one they get in? You can’t go by just what is on the lot at any given time. They may only have 5 but may have sold 25 that you never saw.
  6. I think either Webasto fixes their manufacturing issue permanently and they replace the tops over the next several months or they get a new supplier and replace them. I don’t see any other choice. Unfortunately neither one is a great option, but it’s great to hear it isn’t dampening your enthusiasm!
  7. Why wouldn’t they manually downshift if the truck has that capability?
  8. Order guides are usually released when the order bank opens.
  9. akirby

    2021 Ford Lariat

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    Where are the Window Stickers?

    One has steel wheels and one has rubber tires………
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Ask the dealer to show you your order status in the system.
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    Trucks sitting idle waiting for chips

    Ford tries really hard to build customer orders first but sometimes it’s not possible for a variety of reasons. They do not put stock orders ahead of retail (sold) orders if at all possible.
  13. The warranty doesn’t start u til the vehicle is sold, and there is no difference in a truck sitting in Michigan vs sitting in your driveway.
  14. That’s easy - they make more money on the aftermarket policies.
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    Chip update

    If the dealer has 100 trucks sitting at the factory they can’t sell them. If they have 100 sitting on their lot and 20 modules, they can sell any 20 out of the 100 trucks this week, and another 20 next week as they get more chips and so on. Yes it might turn into a logistics nightmare but to me it’s a better option than having nothing to sell.