Jump to content

The Ford Order Tracking System Is No Longer Available.  THANKS Cyberdman For Making Available All Of These Past Years.  More Here.


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by fuzzymoomoo

  1. Yep, it’s absolutely stupid. There’s many, many things about the way this state is run that is very very stupid and I have no hope it will ever change either.
  2. See I already have a plan in my head for when I move to run my house off of a combination solar/wind with battery backup (particularly in the outbuilding(s) where energy demand won’t be nearly what the house is) and basically cut DTE and their BS unreliable service completely out of the equation. Michigan law says I can’t be completely off grid since I have children but I can come damn close. Added bonus in becoming an electrician is I can study the applicable codes and do the installation myself when the time comes.
  3. If the parts supply chain can get their collective shit together we could easily add a third shift to MAP. Rumor is they’ve really wanted to for the last 2 years but there’s been many, many weeks where we can barely run 2. It’s a disaster and it baffles me that it hasn’t gotten any better at all. If nothing else change the build ratio to include more Rangers and do mandatory 10x5 and 3 Saturdays a month but again, parts.
  4. You know, it would be nice if we could get that thorough of a lineup here and really stick it up Tacoma’s ass. Alas, it will never happen.
  5. I don’t see maximizing available space being a priority for T3. I see it as being more of the Rivian RT1 in that there’s a lot of cool gadgets and, frankly, gimmicks with the looks more in line of the Silverado EV. It’s proven Lightning can work in its current form factor based on history now the focus needs to be making the drivetrain better and more efficient with the ability to charge faster. We’re kind of talking in circles
  6. I have my doubts with the new leadership. I predict more of the same and more scandals
  7. It won’t be resistance for stupid mouth-breather reasons, it will be necessity until range limitations are figured out.
  8. I like the suggestion from earlier in the thread about retaining Lightning for fleet/work truck buyers.
  9. Farley has been pretty clear about his hatred of dealers without being blunt about it. IMO they’re actively trying to piss off the dealers as much as they can then in another few years offer buyouts and get rid of as many as they can so they can move to this agency model they’re rolling out in Europe.
  10. https://www.clickondetroit.com/business/2023/03/24/fords-tenn-plant-could-make-500k-electric-pickups-per-year/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wdiv Jim Farley said the same thing:
  11. If This is still accurate the Ranger BEV isn’t due until 2029. It’s probably Gen2 Lightning or something equivalent.
  12. I’ll say this about that: don’t eff around in Taylor. Taylor PD doesn’t play.
  13. I don’t think it will be unibody as I’m sure they’re still going to want to market it to be able to do truck stuff. If anything I think it will be a skateboard type chassis similar to the Silverado EV.
  14. Both have sale tags hanging from the windshield.
  15. I’ve never seen one at any of the other 3 dealers in my immediate area, one of which I drive by every day.
  16. I don’t understand how Raptor allocation is handled. Everyone complains about not being able to find/get one and yet my dealer currently has 2 for sale front and center in front of their building, with no ADM to boot.
  17. They also don’t want to have to build more Rangers at the expense of Bronco production. One makes way more in North America than the other, I’ll leave you all to figure out which is which
  18. Being totally honest, it’s a bit of a crapshoot. It’s entirely plausible you will have it before 4/17 but it depends on how quickly it’s loaded and shipped if there’s no shipment holds on it (i.e. part shortages) and how quickly the railroad gets it to Florida.
  19. China had a version of it for a while not that long ago. Not sure if they still do
  20. The vast majority of buyers in the US haven’t the slightest clue of what is or isn’t sold in Europe, nor do they care. I think it’s a non-issue.
  21. Im already planning on my next new car being my last because of potential nonsense like that. Just locked up the flex long term yesterday because of it.
  22. It’s not the satire that bothers me, it’s the fact that there’s serious well documented and very public quality and reliability issues and this is the kind of stuff they’re focused on…. Time and a place and right now this is not the time.
  23. Im trying to be ‘vaguely specific’ here so a. I hopefully don’t get myself in trouble and b. Account for any possible delay that might pop up as production ramps up.
  24. Or you have the Brokest city in the country (Detroit) who can’t afford the switch and a bunch of rural farmers whom BEVs aren’t a good option for at the moment.