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  1. Git r done! I need these used F-150 prices to come down.
  2. Looks like my next pickup in 2040+ will be a Tundra instead of a F-150.
  3. Six Major Automakers Agree to End Gas Car Sales Globally by 2040 "However, the governments of three of the most significant car markets—the United States, China, and Japan—refrained from joining the pledge, as did major automakers such as Toyota, Volkswagen, and Nissan-Renault." https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38213848/automakers-pledge-end-gas-sales-2040/
  4. Another error by Roman at TFL... Tanner Sterling2 days ago Just a FYI that this truck was never at Hastings Ford Lincoln in Nebraska. You should ask your selling dealer to recheck where they actually got that truck from. I can tell you that is was never in Hastings, NE and it originated in a completely different state. A simple Google search of the VIN shows that it was also at another dealership, also in that state, not Nebraska. Please stop referencing the Ford store in Hastings, NE as your video is creating an injustice to the wonderful people that work at that dealership. ----------- The Fast Lane Truck 1 week ago (edited) Correction: The Ford Dealership in Hastings, Nebraska contacted us and said they never had this truck in their possession but that it came from a dealership in Kansas. The dealership we purchased the truck from fixed the Raptor and now the mirror switch works.
  5. James Phieffer1 day ago There's a lot of whining in this video. Roman didn't do his homework, and now is paying for it. He bought a truck that was likely driven by various sales people, hence the mileage. And the mirror switch was broken, which he would have noticed if he did something as basic as adjust his mirrors before he drove off the lot. And then he makes this huge fuss over "I was told it was a 2020", as if he'd somehow been lied to - and shows us the door sticker, that tells us it's a 2020, built in November '19. And if this dealership is right next door, and they're great, then why didn't he talk to them first? This is why I tend to ignore TFL posts with Roman. He's just gotten really whiny. I'll stick with the rest of the crew.
  6. Roman and his guys mess up again, don't do their homework and Roman takes no responsibility. I'm just saying.
  7. #Ford #F150 #Raptor We Just Bought A Brand New Ford F-150 Raptor, And It Was A PAINFUL Experience: Here's What Happened!
  8. About 150 General Motor Co. dealers are parting ways with Cadillac instead of investing in costly upgrades required to sell electric cars, according to FOX Business. GM recently gave the dealers the choice: accept a buyout ranging from $300,000 to more than $1 million to exit the brand or spend about $200,000 to upgrade their dealerships for the sale of electric vehicles. About 17% of Cadillac’s 880 US dealerships agreed to take the offer to end their franchise agreements for the luxury brand, because many of them own other GM brands like Chevrolet and Buick and don’t sell many Cadillacs. That decision illustrates that even as the value of electric vehicles rises, many car industry insiders remain skeptical about selling and investing in the products. Dealers are weighing costly facility investments like electrical-system upgrades against uncertainty about demand for the vehicles, which now account for about 2% of U.S. vehicle sales. Some retailers say they are putting off orders of electric models, worried they will sit too long on their lots. Even in markets where electric vehicles are more popular, like San Francisco, dealers say the lack of commuting during the pandemic has led to a drop off in demand for cars like GM’s Chevrolet Bolt. https://nypost.com/2020/12/06/unplugged-cadillac-dealers-ditch-brand/
  9. 1. 2020: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/steelworkers-union-hails-victory-in-aluminum-dumping-case-811682301.html Steelworkers Union Hails Victory in Aluminum Dumping Case NEWS PROVIDED BY United Steelworkers (USW) Jan 16, 2020, 06:00 ET "OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) union is hailing a ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to prevent the dumping of Chinese extruded aluminum products into the Canadian market. In its ruling released this week, the CITT renewed a previous order that unfair dumping of subsidized Chinese exports of aluminum extrusion products threatens the viability of Canadian producers and the jobs of their workers." 2. This is the Chinese plan. Send aluminum to Canada to become Canadian ‘aluminum’ to be shipped to the US. But it hurts Canadian companies, too. 3. But Canada said it was tariffing China? China can send it to a third country like Britain and then it becomes British steel. 4. Also China could pay the Canadian tariffs and use other unfair practices such as massive subsidies, currency manipulation, or sell it below cost and flood the market to drive everyone out of business. 5. This also doesn't address that Canada promised not flood the market WHEREVER it came from before they signed the deal in the first place. And the fact that the deal included steps to monitor for and avoid import surges. 6. No evidence? In May 2020 aluminum from Canada surged 87% when compared to the 12 months prior. In June it was the highest since they have been trying to get it down. 7. But Trump is mean and going back on the deal? Wash Post reports: "Trump’s reimposition of tariffs doesn’t violate the new trade deal — known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — because the ability to impose tariffs is covered in a side deal. 8. I know some people like to put blame on the US for everything and excuse socialist Canada and take the side of Communist China, but it is more complicated than just one side is being unfair, orange man mean. 9. As for Ford F150s, Ford address this on the 2015 F150. Cost goes up only a little for alum. They sell one extra gizmo and it pays for it and they make even more profit than before without the added cost of aluminum.
  10. It's Canada going back on the deal. Chinese aluminum is being routed through Canada to evade import tariffs.
  11. Bryan1

    TFL: Transit 350 AWD

    With a MY sticker from a dealer lot. Farley hasn't released Roman from Ford jail yet.
  12. Bryan1

    New gen Raptor pics

    More articulation and better ride I guess.
  13. Bryan1

    2021 F-150 Order Guide

    Forgot to tell you. Thanks for posting this back in July.
  14. Over here it's the same. A Quick Lane just means they can do some things faster without an appointment.
  15. Couple more points. From Yahoo Finance: Ford’s Jim Hackett had a bold vision—but couldn’t improve this all-important financial metric A key metric shows that Ford’s numbers got worse under Hackett’s leadership. The yardstick is Cash Operating Return on Assets, or COROA, developed by leading accounting expert Jack Ciesielski. COROA measures the cash generated from all the factories, inventories and other assets invested in the business. Those total assets are the denominator. For the numerator, COROA uses cash from operations, but eliminates the effects of leverage and taxes by adding back cash payments for both to get “Operating Cash Flows.” What you see from COROA is a pure measure of management’s stewardship of all the dollars entrusted to them by shareholders. For 2016, the year before Hackett took charge, Ford had an average of $266 billion in total assets on its balance sheet (including accumulated depreciation). It recorded $19.85 billion in cash from operations from those investments for a return of 9.2%. By Big Manfacturing standards, that number seemed middling. It trailed auto parts-maker Borg Warner by a wide margin, but almost matched conglomerate Danaher (9.2%) and edged out GM (8.6%). But over the three years spanning 2017 to 2019, while Ford swelled its balance sheet, it produced less cash from all the extra investment. Over that period, its total average assets rose from $266 to $290 billion, or 9%, while its operating cash flow fell by $2.2 billion, to $17.64 billion. In other words, it posted a negative return of 8.5% on the $26 billion in added assets. As a result, its COROA dropped from 9.2% in 2016, to 8.2% in 2019. [cut] That Ford has long been generating inadequate returns on capital, and that those returns are falling, is reflected in its stock price. At the close of 2019, its shares stood at $9.30, their level in 1987. In the pandemic crisis, Ford’s shares have sunk to $6.84, dropping its market cap by one-fourth to just $27.2 billion. Even at these levels, though, Ford is not a buy. The reason is fundamental: It’s stuck in a ferociously competitive, low-margin business. It also faces governments and unions that pressure automakers to keep outdated factories running to preserve jobs, and impose three levels of regulations governing emissions, safety and fuel efficiency. Plus, competitors are constantly launching hot new models, and matching or beating them requires multibillion investments that take years to pay off. Ford’s best option for getting profitable is getting smaller. It can get there if it focuses in two areas, its highly lucrative SUV and truck brands, and electric cars that promise big growth in the years ahead. That course would force Ford to forget about building a glorious future to match its storied past—and instead settle for building a steady, reliable vehicle that can stay on the road. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-jim-hackett-had-bold-211518776.html ------------ And Motley: Ford getting third CEO in four years When Jim Hackett replaced Mark Fields in 2017, investors were hopeful he would be able to successfully accelerate Ford's shift to the future of transportation and return to the days of profitable growth that have evaded the company since Alan Mulally retired in 2014. After just over three years in the driver's seat, Hackett's run as CEO is set to end on Oct. 1, with, at best, mixed results. Hackett came in with the explicit goal of accelerating Ford's development of electric and autonomous vehicles and making the company more nimble and profitable. He's achieved the former, but the latter has, so far, evaded the company. Longtime Ford and former Toyota executive Jim Farley has been tapped as Hackett's replacement. Farley has been at Ford since 2007 and was named CFO earlier this year in a move that was expected to be at least partly an audition for the top job down the road. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/08/04/sp-500-news-amd-stock-surges-disney-loses-billions.aspx 3 CEOs in 4 years? That doesn't sound like that was the plan.
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