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    rperez817 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Ford Stock Inventory Reframing Launch   
    As long as dealers encourage more retail sold orders as Ford is recommending, the Inventory Framing program described in this thread is good for customers.
     
    In the past, some dealers have been reticent to do retail sold orders. Those dealers instead pushed customers to choose dealer stock new vehicles that don't match their preferences or do a dealer trade. Both of those approaches are customer unfriendly.
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    rperez817 reacted to FordBuyer in Chip Shortage May Change The Way Ford Does Business Forever   
    I've been signed up to Ford Credit Account Manager thru Ford Pass that makes paying monthly payment very easy avoiding snail mail. It had other features also and keeps you updated on your account and latest Ford Credit  programs. Have been avoiding Auto Pay however as don't want too many hands in my checking account. Must be a control freak. 
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    rperez817 reacted to FordBuyer in Chip Shortage May Change The Way Ford Does Business Forever   
    I just heard that Ford Credit is starting a new program where established Ford Credit customers in good standing for at least 10 months will be able to buy any new Ford vehicle with 0% financing no matter what interest rates are at any point in time saving Ford customers thousands of dollars. Nice perk. 
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    rperez817 got a reaction from UJ8 in Order Wait Times for Ford Vehicles?   
    Good luck with your car shopping jcartwright99 sir. Among non-Ford vehicles, avoid Hyundai and Kia if you don't want to pay over MSRP. Demand is so strong on many of their vehicles there's practically a bidding war going on between dealers and customers trying to buy them new.
     
    Consumer Reports analyzed new car sales transactions and came up with the 2 lists below.
     
    Models that sell for the most over MSRP
    2022 Kia Rio 2022 Chevy Spark 2022 Hyundai Venue 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 2022 Kia Telluride 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric 2022 Hyundai Sonata 2022 Kia Sorento 2022 Kia Seltos 2022 Hyundai Tucson 2022 Hyundai Accent 2022 Kia Carnival 2022 Chevy Camaro 2022 Kia K5 2022 Mazda 3 Models that have the biggest discounts off MSRP
    2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2022 Ford F-150 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2022 Ram 1500 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 2022 BMW X3 2022 Infiniti QX50 2022 Infiniti Q60 2022 Genesis G70 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
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    rperez817 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in GM plans $6.5B EV investment at two Michigan plants   
    I wonder if this means GM will start shipping via rail again from that plant. Hasn't happened since they built the G6 and the CN Orion subdivision is about to be abandoned otherwise 
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    rperez817 reacted to Harley Lover in GM plans $6.5B EV investment at two Michigan plants   
    More movement by GM on the EV front. The Orion plant will be announced as an EV plant with battery assembly added:
     
    The greenfield battery plant will supply 2 other GM EV plants:
     
    This is another indicator of the blueprint the OEMs will follow for EV production, i.e. battery assembly on or nearby EV production. The new battery plant is expected to generate 2,000 jobs itself.
     
    https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-plans-65b-ev-investment-two-michigan-plants?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20220121&utm_content=hero-headline
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    rperez817 reacted to sullynd in Chip Shortage May Change The Way Ford Does Business Forever   
    Mach-E will no longer offer hands-free tailgate starting with those built after 1/3/22.  The assumption is this is due to chip shortage. 
     
    The sensor on my Mach-E is awful anyway, to the point I’ve stopped trying to use it.  The one on my Edge is flawless. 
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    rperez817 reacted to almostcammy in How is everyone financing these pricey trucks?   
    Cash for me as well. I paid cash for my current truck so I have that to put toward it. With these crazy values lately it's currently worth more than I paid for it, so that will help reduce the cost to upgrade. 
     
    I've had many auto loans over the years through my credit union but I'm not eager to take out another one.
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    rperez817 got a reaction from jose in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    F-150 Lightning Order Bank Opening Playbook attached. Page 21 mentions Ford's Ad Covenant Program for F-150 Lightning. Note guideline #4.
     
    AD COVENANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES
    5 guidelines that must be followed in order to be compliant:
    (Note: The first three guidelines are the same as Ad Standards)
    1. Clearly disclose any stacked incentives in the body of the ad and refrain
    from stacking multiple conditional offers.
    2. Refrain from language that implies the dealer has a Company-supported
    advantage over other dealers.
    3. Must include Destination & Delivery charge (D&D) and all other customer
    charges in advertised vehicle price.
    4. Dealers may not advertise or promote eligible vehicles at a price, payment,
    or offer that is derived from a starting price that is below MSRP, less
    available public incentives.
    – Dealers may derive their price, payment, or offer from the AZ-Plan
    price only in states where A/Z Plan sales exceed 20% of total sales.
    The use of A/Z Plan pricing must be clearly disclosed in the body of
    the ad.
    – Despite the restriction on advertising, dealers can transact with the
    customer at any price they choose (at, above, or below MSRP).
    5. Dealers cannot advertise free or discounted products, services,
    accessories, or other non-monetary enticements related to the placement
    of a reservation or purchase of an eligible vehicle
    2022 F-150 Lightning Order Bank Opening Playbook-1-3-22.pdf
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    rperez817 reacted to Mirage Flatter in How is everyone financing these pricey trucks?   
    Our new truck is for retirement as well, and will be the last we ever buy.  A big reason for buying it now was as a hedge on inflation.  If we'd had to finance it, we wouldn't have it.
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    rperez817 reacted to RFT2112 in How is everyone financing these pricey trucks?   
    I am trading in a 2018 CCLB SRW Denali.   Will write a check for the difference which should be no more than 10k. 
     
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    rperez817 reacted to Fogbelly in How is everyone financing these pricey trucks?   
    Cash. 
     
    I learned long ago not to make installments on depreciating assets.
     
    (Some might suggest that these trucks won't depreciate....at least for a while).
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    rperez817 reacted to Rangers09 in How is everyone financing these pricey trucks?   
    Not planning to finance, will write a cheque for the balance after the trade-in.
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    rperez817 got a reaction from jose in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    F-150 Lightning Order Bank Opening Playbook attached. Page 21 mentions Ford's Ad Covenant Program for F-150 Lightning. Note guideline #4.
     
    AD COVENANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES
    5 guidelines that must be followed in order to be compliant:
    (Note: The first three guidelines are the same as Ad Standards)
    1. Clearly disclose any stacked incentives in the body of the ad and refrain
    from stacking multiple conditional offers.
    2. Refrain from language that implies the dealer has a Company-supported
    advantage over other dealers.
    3. Must include Destination & Delivery charge (D&D) and all other customer
    charges in advertised vehicle price.
    4. Dealers may not advertise or promote eligible vehicles at a price, payment,
    or offer that is derived from a starting price that is below MSRP, less
    available public incentives.
    – Dealers may derive their price, payment, or offer from the AZ-Plan
    price only in states where A/Z Plan sales exceed 20% of total sales.
    The use of A/Z Plan pricing must be clearly disclosed in the body of
    the ad.
    – Despite the restriction on advertising, dealers can transact with the
    customer at any price they choose (at, above, or below MSRP).
    5. Dealers cannot advertise free or discounted products, services,
    accessories, or other non-monetary enticements related to the placement
    of a reservation or purchase of an eligible vehicle
    2022 F-150 Lightning Order Bank Opening Playbook-1-3-22.pdf
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    rperez817 reacted to Deanh in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    Trade in values are WAY above what they were a year ago as well....don't hear any complaints from customers when their trade in is worth 10k more than what it should be......market is crazy for sure...
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    rperez817 reacted to kyle in 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Revealed with 664 HP, 400-Mile Range   
    Not that it meant much but I had two and loved the midgate. Side pockets hardly ever used but midgate went down way more than I anticipated. 
     
    I'm impressed with the new Silverado.  Have a buddy working as a supplier to this thing and they’ve been pushing this product hard for 2 years now trying to catch Ford.  Now let’s see how much the Chevy dealers put on their addendums:)
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    rperez817 got a reaction from twintornados in Electric Vehicle discussion thread - Ford related   
    Winnebago Industries announced its e-RV concept vehicle today at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. This vehicle is based on Ford Transit chassis and Lightning eMotors powertrain. It is the 1st all electric, zero emissions RV from a major RV manufacturer. Winnebago Industries Reveals e-RV, All-Electric Motorhome Concept at Florida RV Super Show - Winnebago Industries (gcs-web.com)
     

     
    The Winnebago Industries e-RV concept vehicle is an entirely new, all-electric, zero emission RV that incorporates an advanced drive train and battery package that also powers all the living area systems of the coach. Key features of the e-RV concept vehicle include:
    In-vehicle appliances aligned to optimize energy usage and battery performance while maximizing comfort and functionality. Key elements include 350-volt DC power for the water heater and roof mounted air conditioner with heat pump, 110-volt AC for the induction cooktop and the refrigerator, which can also operate on 12-volt DC power for enhanced flexibility and convenience. Flexible battery charging source capabilities, that allow for charging at home, campgrounds and dedicated charging stations. Charging time is around 45-minutes at high-current charging stations. Evolving battery technology and applications continue to drive capabilities and mileage range increases are anticipated as the concept vehicle further develops. Currently, an industry standard, 86-kWh battery configuration provides a range of 125 miles while powering on-board systems. This range will meet the needs of a majority (54%) of new RV buyers who prefer to make trips under 200 miles (1). An integrated control system that enables operation of subsystems, optimizes load and efficiency, and displays system information and controls on a digital display. The control systems can be monitored through a tablet or smartphone app. High performance wireless connectivity through a residential grade wi-fi network via dual-modem router that enables high data streaming levels. Premium galley amenities including a modern, marine-grade refrigerator, slide out induction cooktop, and matte black sink fixtures. The bathroom includes a toilet and contemporary fixtures including a detachable, handheld shower head. Materials throughout the e-RV concept vehicle are selected with a preference for eco-friendly and sustainable options. This includes sustainable, recycled cork-rubber flooring and woolen wall appliques to enhance thermal and wall insulation. A chassis based on a readily available Ford Transit platform that has been modified with an advanced electrical power system from Lightning e Motors that powers the drivetrain, vehicle controls and living quarters.
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    rperez817 reacted to ice-capades in 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning   
    The Job #1 Date for the 2022 F-150 Lightning has not yet been announced. 
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    rperez817 reacted to akirby in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    While the GM letter does mention selling vehicles in excess of MSRP it doesn’t actually prohibit it and dealers have been selling corvettes above MSRP for years.  What they are actually prohibiting is the same as Ford - charging additional reservation fees or increasing the price after the order is placed.  The ADM warning is a bluff.
     
    If the customer agrees to pay $20k over MSRP up front and that’s what they are charged then GM has no say and neither does Ford.  
     
    You may not like it but it’s not illegal, unethical or against the franchise agreement.
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    rperez817 reacted to jpd80 in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    Can’t argue with that.
     
    I can tell you that in ROW markets, the word discount hasn’t existed in Ford vocabulary for quite a while.
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    rperez817 got a reaction from JX1 in 2022 Lexus LX600 Revealed   
    1st teaser picture of 2023 Toyota Sequoia was released today. Official debut is expected to take place in the next few months.
     

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    rperez817 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Flat Rock down weeks end of february   
    Scheduled down time for some maintenance according to a friend who works there
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    rperez817 reacted to Dlcorbett in Expedition/Navigator Build and Price   
    Comparing kbb to what's on lincoln for the 2022 nav, the kbb build and price seems very reliable.  
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    rperez817 reacted to akirby in Ford warns dealers about F150 Lightning orders   
    But it’s still buying well below MSRP.  And the dealer was also discounting off MSRP and selling near invoice in most cases.
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    rperez817 reacted to Harley Lover in Ford Mondeo released   
    It's official: Nope:
     
     https://www.motor1.com/news/561416/2022-ford-mondeo-not-coming-europe/
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