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  1. That includes at least 5 Mullinax dealerships scattered throughout central and south Florida. But the main dealership in Apopka is HUGE, even bigger than Bill Brown in Livonia, MI. During normal times, an easy 1,500 new vehicles sit at that dealership. Huge fleet sales go out of there. Yes, and if the Apopka dealer doesn't have what you want, then another Mullinax dealer will probably have it and drive it over. They also ship free anywhere in FL. Off U.S. highway 441, Mullinax built a huge hill and on top sits a Raptor and dealership stretches at least 4 to 5 city blocks. You practically need a shuttle to get from one end to the other. Biggest dealership I've ever seen, and I thought Bill Brown was big with all the Ford employee A plan business. The Phillip's Toyota dealership in central FL is huge also, but not the fleet business of Mullinax. Phillip's Toyota has the biggest service area I've ever seen. They sell a shit load of RAVs and Tacomas. And Highlanders.
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    2022 Ford Focus Facelift Revealed

    Well, there isn't that much difference between a Focus hatchback and Escape. Interiors and styling cues are pretty close. And Escape hybrid gets far better mpg than Focus here ever did plus roomier interior and cargo room. Hard to make a case for Focus here anymore. The new Corolla Cross makes the sedan Corolla look pretty lame also. People want multifunctional vehicles now. Sedans aren't multifunctional. Took me a while to get that, but it has sunk in since owning a Crosstrek and Escape now
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    2022 Ford Focus Facelift Revealed

    Maybe it's because Ford offers luxurious Lincoln lineup here and not in Europe. If you want a gussied up Escape, then buy a Corsair Reserve or better yet Black Label Aviator.
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    2022 Ford Focus Facelift Revealed

    I bet the ST-Line is coming to the 2022 Escape some time during MY since it's basically a raised Focus hatchback. And yes, Ford should install the front Focus nose clip and grille on the refreshed Escape. Very attractive.
  5. I see that incentives are starting to return as inventory picks up. Mullinax is advertising $1,750 incentive on new Escapes. Good deal on a hybrid. Certainly better than a month ago. Mullinax inventory has gone from about 375 vehicles to over 1,500 in last 6 weeks or so. Over 450 F150s and over 250 F250s.
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    Maverick Test Drives

    You are probably correct....just thinking how Ford could price the lower trim levels to put it in Ecosport price range since BS will now be Ford's smallest CUV. Next redesign of Escape should be stretching its wheelbase giving it the same cargo space as outgoing Edge....70+ cubic feet.
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    2022 Ford Focus Facelift Revealed

    Yeah, really tired of these Ford statements on new products like Evos...."for China or Europe only." I guess North America is only seen as a bunch of pickup driving Yahoos.
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    Maverick Test Drives

    With the Ecosport leaving soon and no replacement in site, the BS then becomes Ford's smallest CUV. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ford offer a BS base level trim with manual and fwd. Subaru does it with the Crosstrek except for AWD being standard. Ford will need a CUV priced in the low $20,000 range that is smaller than the Escape. So BS is only one that fits the bill. Maverick fits the bill in some ways, but it's not a CUV.
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    Tourneo Connect press kit

    Reminds me a little of the Kia Soul which sells very well. Bring it here.
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    Maverick Test Drives

    Patience grasshopper. Wait a couple years and Ford will come out with all kinds of models including Timberline.
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    Considering buying some Ford Stock

    And as Ford has said....consumers don't want sedans...they want SUVs and pickups. Recently saw a woman trying to cram a basketful of Sam's Club items into a Mustang covertible....it was grim to watch. I love little hatchbacks like the Fiesta, but sedans do seem archaic now.
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    Considering buying some Ford Stock

    Hmmmm... Ford has the Escape hybrid, plugin, Corsair plugin, Aviator plugin, Explorer hybrid, Maverick hybrid, Mach E, and Lightning already in preproduction phase. That covers the center of Ford's lineup.
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    Considering buying some Ford Stock

    No, Space X is a private company with a private stock valuation of $100 billion. Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world. Space X is now launching thousands of constellation satellites that offer worldwide internet service. Too bad though that Musk is killing himself with lack of sleep and weird ass thoughts. He sure is a visionary though.
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    Maverick Test Drives

    Housing prices are crazy. Anyone buying a first time house in this market is crazy. It's like funny money. I see a huge housing bubble forming. We bought our house here in Central FL in 2016, and values have soared 50%+ during this time.
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    Maverick Test Drives

    With Covid, it's especially hard keeping staff and hiring replacements. At my Ford dealership, most of the veterans took retirement during the worst of covid. They were very good and knew how to treat customers and satisfy them. However, some of them were way overweight and knew covid could get them dealing with customers and staff all day. So they booked.
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