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  1. Well said. In addition, Ford was a much different company then and Mulally's objectives were much more involved in dealing with a company that was spread too thin and unable to support the product development costs for so many unprofitable brands. And people wondered by Mulally pushed to drop Mercury and sell off Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar & Volvo. Lincoln survived only at the insistence of the Ford family and their sentimental/emotional ties to Lincoln.
  2. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/08/04/fords-farley-rode-iconic-ford-brands-customer-needs-ceos-office/3290498001/ I saw this article a few minutes ago and thought that it was a good outline of what Farley's actually done at Ford as pointed out by akirby in recent posts.
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    Ford Maverick tailgate leaked

    The EcoSport may be dated but it's the "price leader" now in the Ford lineup and usually has heavy incentives making it easier to overcome its shortcomings compared to the competition. We have three dealership employees that have bought EcoSport's and they're all happy with them.
  4. The 2021 Explorer Order Guide is available for download in the Dealer Order Guides section.
  5. Farley's the latest "golden boy" to be anointed for the CEO's position. Time will tell but we're rid of Hackett and stuck with Farley now.
  6. It's Ford's corporate culture. No one's been able to fix it. Too many more concerned about job preservation and career advancement instead of doing what's best for the company long term. And every time there's a management change previous plans get scrapped and replaced with the latest "better idea".
  7. https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/ford-ceo-jim-hackett-to-step-down
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    2021 Mustang Production Information

    Dealers won't get their initial allocation for the 2021MY Mustang until after the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and the initial wholesale allocation is offered. The initial "System Fill" allocation normally covers the first two months of production. The 2021 Mustang Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB opens.
  9. With all the information we now have about the 2021 Bronco, the reservation system, etc. and all the elapsed time... does Ford really need another 9+ months before they can start production?
  10. Ford's Vehicle Locator shows 26 2019 Flex's in stock at the closest 300 Dealers.
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    2020 Lincoln MKZ Production Information

    Had Ford not restricted the past few years of Taurus production to fleet sales only, the Fusion would have been the next generation Taurus and the Taurus legacy and sales would have continued.
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    2020 Lincoln MKZ Production Information

    Sorry but is it all that important? It's not like MKZ/Fusion were around all that long and there's all the speculation about Ford bringing back the Fusion nameplate in another form.
  13. Anything related to 2022MY is only speculation at this point. For some Ford and Lincoln models, the 2021MY Job #1 Dates are so late that they could actually skip a Model Year and introduce them as 2022MY's.
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    Ford Maverick tailgate leaked

    Sorry but it's still apples vs. oranges. F-150 SuperCrew isn't the same as a 4-door full-sized SUV an then you have to consider comparable trim, options, etc. You can spend nearly as much for an F-150 SuperCrew as an Expedition.
  15. Too early to tell about SEMA in Las Vegas this year. All the major conventions have been cancelled for this year including CES in January.
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