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    Window Sticker Lookup

    The Window Sticker has not yet been released.
  2. Here's a new one for the books... New 2019 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible produced and shipped by rail to the rail ramp in Twin Oaks, PA for delivery by United Road car carrier to CT. Vehicle received by United Road, dispatched and loaded on August 29th for delivery to the dealership. Vehicle not received and status on Ford's Vehicle Visibility reports changed to "Pending Update" after the delivery ETA had lapsed but Ford did not track or trace the vehicle. I contacted United Road and was informed that they subcontracted the load of vehicles to an independent carrier and that they had been unable to reach the carrier and the driver was not returning their phone calls. The next day United Road suggested that we report the vehicle as stolen to out local police department. The vehicle was delivered at 6:20pm that night, fortunately in good condition but with 25 miles on the odometer. Vehicles normally arrive from the plant with 2-3 miles with vehicles randomly selected for emissions testing usually arriving with approximately 15 miles on the odometer but with a special sticker attached to the windshield disclosing that the vehicle had been selected for emissions testing. Strange... vehicle dispatched and loaded for delivery and then shows up 2 weeks later after being reported stolen the same day!
  3. A lot of the 2020MY Explorer's arriving at dealerships lately were those produced prior to the OK to Buy. Most have them have the repair notices inside the vehicles. Even so there have been a lot of damage claims, far above average, for paint chips, gouges and scratches. One 2020 Explorer ST received had paint chips right next to the left taillight that was very visible requiring the vehicle to go into the body shop for the Left Rear Quarter Panel to be repainted at a total repair cost of approximately $750.
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    VIN #1FTRF12W35NA34831 - Window Sticker is not available. Window Stickers are generally available for Model Year 2008 and newer. VIN #1FT7X2B64FEA04183 - 2015 F-250 SRW 4x4 SuperCab (XL Trim, 142" WB) 1FT7X2B64FEA04183_WS.pdf
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    2017 Fiesta ST 3FADP4GX1HM150687_WS.pdf
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    2018 Escape SEL 4WD 1FMCU9HD0JUD25640_WS.pdf
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    2009 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 2FAHP71V69X146361_WS.pdf
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    2017 F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew 2017 F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew (Canada) 1FTFW1EG0HFB71375_WS.pdf 1FTFW1EG2HFB94107_WS.pdf
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    August Sales?

    The 2019 Edge is doing very well for us the past 3 months and is also a good alternative to those that don't need the Explorer's 3rd row seat. Strong demand for 2019 Edge Titanium AWD''s w/Titanium Elite Package which we're having trouble keeping in stock. We're in CT and buying Edge Titanium's from dealers in PA to meet demand. Unfortunately, a number of customers buying or leasing the 2019 Edge ST's are complaining about the ST's seats. Changes for the 2020 Edge should help grow sales even more with increased availability of the SE AWD which includes more standard equipment at an even more attractive price point.
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    August Sales?

    6-month leases? Where and through what sources? Doesn't make any sense.
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    August Sales?

    I'll have to look at the current residuals for Ford's leases but historically they're competitive or slightly on the conservative side. And don't even bother to look at Mustang residuals as Ford does not want to lease Mustangs.
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    August Sales?

    I just changed it to August Sales
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    Production Week Scheduling Timetable

    Basically the same thing. The first step in the scheduling process is for the order to be scheduled for a production week. The VIN number is assigned at that time. A short time later the production schedule is reduced to a specific scheduled production date. The actual production process, as reported, starts days before the scheduled production date which is explained in the scheduling process post, referenced in my reply above, in the Ford Motor Company Discussion Forum.
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    Production Week Scheduling Timetable

    Scheduling information is available in the Ford Motor Company Discussion Forum. If you don't have a VIN number your vehicle will be scheduled for production sometime after the week of 10/28/2019. It could be scheduled for production the week of 11/04/2019 if your Dealer has scheduling allocation and there are no commodity/option issues with your order specifications. VIN numbers are assigned at the time the vehicle order is "Submitted to the Plant" and scheduled.
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