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ice-capades last won the day on October 15

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    Former Ford Dealer Advertising & Inventory Manager

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    2020 Gt500 order sold to someone else

    Any documentation (Signed Buyer's Order, e-mail, etc.) to support the purchase agreement will be helpful.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Forget there being 3,000 Ford dealers as the majority can't sell above a F-550.
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    New light & medium duty news

    A quick look at Ford's Vehicle Locator shows (17) 2020 F-600 Chassis Cabs within the closest 300 dealerships, furthest being 180 miles away... 1 Retail Order, 2 Stock & 14 Fleet. Oldest unit manufactured 50 days ago. Some fleet units may have been ordered for specific fleet accounts but not to be delivered until a future date. There is no F-650 inventory showing in the same search area. OTD (Order-to-Delivery) for bodies, etc. to be installed can be a month or longer plus installation time. Inventory, regardless of order type, will show in Dealer's inventory until reported to Ford as sold and delivered. There's little reason for a dealership to advertise F-600 unless they're a large dealership and have extra inventory or inventory that was ordered for a customer that cancelled for some reason. Dealers cannot cancel inventory orders once they're scheduled. Hope this helps!
  4. 2021 Bronco Job #1 Date or timetable hasn't been posted yet. Job #1 for the 2021 Bronco Sport is Monday, October 26th.
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    Order Guide Updates

    The 2021 Transit Order Guide has been uploaded to the Dealer Order Guides section.
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    2021 Transit Order Guide

    2021 Transit Order Guide View File 2021 Transit Order Guide Submitter ice-capades Submitted 10/24/2020 Category Transit  
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    2021 Transit Order Guide

    Version 10/23/2020


    2021 Transit Order Guide
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

  9. Good Evening can you provide any build info for this vin# 1FT8W3BT1MEC17978

    1. ice-capades


      I do not have access to tracking information. You'll have to make a request in the Ford Employees section. 

    2. wjwolf
  10. Hello, fellow skater! I am trying to get a window sticker for my classic 1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI. The vin is: 1MRBP96F1CY681454. It appears you are getting thousands of requests for help. I can certainly be patient! Thanks, sir.

    1. ice-capades


      Ford's database for Window Stickers only goes back to 2008MY mostly. You'd have to search elsewhere online for a 1982MY Window Sticker.

    2. John McCall

      John McCall

      Thanks for taking the time to respond!

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    Hummer EV unveiling this fall (spy pic too)

    Still no. Never seen a Bolt.
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    Hummer EV unveiling this fall (spy pic too)

    I don't think I've ever seen a Chevy Bolt on the road. As for the Chevy Volt, there's one in town that I see on occasion and actually think it looks far better than any Prius. One of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in CT is only a mile from me.
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    Lincoln May Expand To India

    There's no question that there are dealerships that Ford would like to get rid of but the franchise laws protect some of the worst, especially those that violate state advertising regulations. The advertising regulations are fairly consistent among states are are primarily concerned with deceptive advertising practices. There are dealerships that exclude destination charges in their advertised sale prices, include rebates and incentives that are only available to select customers (College Graduate, First Responders, etc.) and even include trade value and/or money down. Those dealerships can be fined but otherwise stay in business. After nearly 35 years managing advertising for a number of franchises that my boss owned over the years (Ford, Dodge, Hyundai) I'm well familiar with the regulations in CT, MA, NY & NH. In general terms, Ford can only take limited action against dealerships that violate various Ford policies and standards. Ford can restrict vehicle allocation, cut dealership payments for certain programs, etc. but can't terminate a dealership's franchise unless they violate the franchise agreement.
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    Lincoln May Expand To India

    The state dealer associations are strong, well funded and quick to flex their influence by lobbying legislators when there's a threat to the franchise laws. Years ago Ford wanted to take over a number of CT dealers, eliminate the smaller sales points and then rebuild the remaining points as Ford super stores. Ford's plan didn't last long and was abandoned.