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    2015 F150 Lariat

    Please update. 1FTEW1EG7FFB82835 Thank you.
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    2015 F150 Lariat

    Update please. 1FTEW1EG7FFB82835 Thank you.
  3. Have used your service before, thank you. Could you please track 1FTEW1EG7FFB82835 Thanks.
  4. roush235

    2015 Explorer Sport

    For anyone who is interested, my timeline: mid April: decided to get an Explorer Sport mid April until May 14: chased various acceptable incoming 2014 models within a several hundred mile radius of Houston; none ended up being available May 14: ordered 2015 model June 9: window sticker is available June 16: build date June 25: vehicle offloads from train into huge rail yard north of Houston July 10: pick up vehicle at dealer (southwest of Houston) Interestingly, it took over two weeks to make the 30 mile trip across town! But we now have it and we like it. It is my wife's daily driver and our long-trip vehicle. Thank you Cyberdman for your service.
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    2015 Explorer Sport

    bump for VIN 1FM5K8GT3FGA13948 please, before your summer break. Thank you.
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    2015 Explorer Sport

    bump for VIN 1FM5K8GT3FGA13948 please.
  7. Dealer B52731 Order code X100 Thank you for your service.
  8. On Friday I visited three Dallas/Fort Worth area dealers. Dealer #1 had 2 SE's on the ground, Dealer #2 had 1 SE, and Dealer #3 had 2 SE's, 1 Titanium, and.... 20+ no-option S's. I first thought "fleet order" but the cars were in the main sales area, not hidden out back. The stripper S model looks a little plain with the plastic wheel covers (not a surprise), but the Ruby Red Titanium with the smoky gray H-spoke 19 inch wheels is quite the looker. Why what dealer has what models is always interesting to me.
  9. When I heard Group 1 had bought Southwest Lincoln, I thought that maybe they planned to exercise the "buy low" strategy with respect to Lincoln's current 'state of affairs.' But now it is clear to me it was just a land grab. The dealership had been refreshed two or three years ago, so it would not be of the latest design.
  10. While we are discussing Lincoln topics: An article in today's Houston Chronicle notes that Group 1 Automotive is moving their southwest Houston Lexus dealership across the freeway into their recently purchased, larger Southwest Lincoln facility. Group 1's nearby Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealership is moving to the Lexus facility. There is no mention of the Lincoln dealership moving to the Buick (or any other) facility. In fact the article mentions that the Lincoln store employees have been offered jobs in other Group 1 stores. As someone rooting for Lincoln's revival, this is somewhat disconcerting news. I considered the Southwest Lincoln dealership to be a 'flagship' (at least facility-wise) with respect to Lincoln's new, tougher standards. The facility is very, very nice. Apparently Group 1 agreed. And it wasn't as if the location was demographically challenged; the facility is in an affluent, growing part of town. By my count, that means the number of Houston metro Lincoln stores is down from seven to four. Unfortunately two of the three which have closed are the two closest to me. http://www.chron.com/business/article/Southwest-Lincoln-to-close-and-become-Sterling-3802377.php PS I just checked Southwest's online inventory. They are down to just a handful of cars.
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    BON'ers, in real life

    Just wanted to let Ross know that I was in the Columbus area again last weekend, but I did not run into him. That would have been absolutely weird if it had happened again. By the way, a pic of the Roush.
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    BON'ers, in real life

    Missouri City
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    BON'ers, in real life

    Thanks Ross for the post. I am still amazed that this happened. I told my wife about it, she said "must have been driving a Mustang.". I replied, "No, a Fusion, but a nice one." That's what caught my eye, the decal cinched it. I'll post pics of the Roush when I get a chance.
  14. This move makes good sense. Consolidating dealerships, moving to a better facility, in a better part of town. It certainly fits the new Lincoln dealership model, as we understand it. I would be interested in reports from other metro (or non-metro) areas as to what is happening with their Lincoln stores. Here in Houston, which admittedly is a much larger metro area compared to Columbus, we still have at least five dealerships (not sure whether a small dealership on the east side of town is still in business), four of which are stand-alone.
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    Ford Boosts Production

    I was at the Houston Auto show week before last, on a Thursday. I would describe the attendance as "light" (at 1pm) or "moderate" (at 6pm). However, at the Ford display, I would describe it as "moderate" at 1pm and "heavy" at 6pm. It was definitely the busiest display. And the three Explorers on display were certainly the biggest attraction. There were crowds around them the whole time. A car salesman friend was working the floor. He has been selling Fords for almost twenty years. He and I had a lengthy visit about "the state of things." He noted they are selling the Explorers as soon as they arrive. Here are some of his other comments: -- overall, business is good. (I assume that would tie directly to how much money he is making.) "Compared to how things were two years ago, I can't believe where I am today." -- he has two customer orders for F150 EcoBoosts. -- the Fiesta is a hard sell due to 1) clearance pricing on Focus, 2) minimal ability for a salesman to make money on them -- most interest in the Fiesta is from twentysomethings; the advertising has worked -- he enjoys, but struggles with, keeping up with technology (i.e. MyFordTouch). This was accompanied by comments about his less-than-eager cohorts --- "lazy" and "would rather be outside smoking cigarettes". -- "There is almost nothing in the lineup I consider to be inferior to the competition." -- He regularly sees customers who specifically are there due to the lack of Ford taking bail-out money, and/or specifically are looking at Fusions instead of Camrys and Accords, due to Fusion's good reputation.
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