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  1. My sister is in Ocala, FL and gas there is at $2.86 per gallon for regular.
  2. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven) $3.29 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf $3.39 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo
  3. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven) $3.29 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf $3.55 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo Gulf prices dropped this morning but not at the Citgo station. I'd expect the Citgo stations to drop by tomorrow as they usually drop within a day of the Gulf station. Even so, CT gas prices are traditionally above the national average due to the zone pricing and other factors.
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    Ford November 2023 Sales

    Sometimes it's best to look back to put things in perspective!
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    Ford November 2023 Sales

    LOL... I can beat that as we advertised new 1986 Thunderbirds for $8,888! We stocked 100 Thunderbirds, split 50/50, new vs. used and sold 600 per year until Ford started to kill the Thunderbird in 1989 with massive standard equipment changes and price increases. We were the largest Thunderbird dealership from Washington, D.C. to the Canadian border. Don Imus on WNBC in New York did our commercials "live" Monday thru Friday mornings, between 7:00am - 9:00am, 48 weeks per year.
  6. It's very possible that the recent news regarding the Mustang Mach-E likely losing all tax credits was a factor in relaxing the advertising policy along with the high inventory currently in stock. I'd expect further price adjustments or incentives soon.
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    New Light & Medium Duty News

    Direct Link... https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/73614-ford-means-business-in-big-trucks/#ipsLayout_mainArea
  8. Ford Mustang Mach-E Can Now Be Advertised Below MSRP https://fordauthority.com/2023/12/ford-mustang-mach-e-can-now-be-advertised-below-msrp/ The automotive retail landscape has radically changed with the proliferation of digital storefronts and fixed prices, with the latter trend a core feature for automakers who decided against the franchise model. Ford – with more than 3,000 franchised dealers in the United States – has struggled to offer a similar buying experience, as no two Blue Oval dealer will likely have the same price, at least for certain vehicles. As Ford Authority reported back in 2019, the automaker prevented its dealer network from advertising the Ford Mustang Mach-E below MSRP in an effort to appear more like a manufacturer that sells vehicles at a fixed price. It followed suit with a similar policy for the Ford F-150 Lightning, and as of 2022, Lincoln dealers cannot advertise deals above MSRP. Now, the automaker has changed its tune, according to Cars Direct. According to the site, 2022 and 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E EVs can be advertised at a price, payment, or offer that is derived from a starting price below MSRP. It is unclear if this will have a major impact on sales however, since dealers were always allowed to sell the EV at any price they desired. In any event, the change comes at an inauspicious time for the company’s first dedicated EV. In a few weeks, it will likely lose out on the federal EV tax credit and therefore become more expensive for shoppers that qualified for the incentive. And despite some price cuts, it remains more expensive than its top competitor, the Tesla Model Y. Still, it recently regained its status as a Consumer Reports recommended vehicle and sales are up 45 percent through the third quarter of 2023. At the moment, it is also unclear if this policy change will impact how EV sales will operate in 2024, since the new retail certification model is expected to launch in January. Fixed prices for EVs is a central part of the sales program, along with other requirements for dealers to install EV infrastructure on site. The company has recently relaxed some of those requirements due to supply chain issues regarding EV chargers.
  9. Just my thoughts and opinions... thinking back to the days of watching journalists such as Walter Cronkite, when journalists were actually highly respected and reliable for the information they reported. Mainstream U.S. media has become so politicized that it's become impossible to rely on their reports without spending a lot of time crosschecking other sites to try to determine what the facts are and attempt to filter out the media's political bias. News headlines are so often misleading or completely false related to the actual articles or reports and much of it online is "click bait" to produce higher web statistics to support increased advertising revenue. One of the major news outlets routinely posts completely unrelated items (entertainment and celebrity news) on their business pages or posts as news outdated stories that were reported elsewhere a week or more earlier. Something's wrong when major U.S. news stories are reported by the Daily Mail (UK) and/or Sky News (UK) hours and hours before U.S. media sources and provide more information, etc. The other related matter is the problem of U.S. companies adopting "woke" policies to appease shareholders and others and then facing the backlash for the errors of their ways. If you want to be successful long term, run your business but stay out of politics! Just ask Anheuser-Busch InBev, Disney and others how their new woke policies have worked out!
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    Ford November 2023 Sales

    The United States of F-150 https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2023/12/06/see-where-americans-reside-in-the-united-states-of-f-150.html Ford F-150 is an important part of Ford F-Series, America's best-selling truck for 46 years. Here's a look at some notable states in the United States of F-150. F-150 is part of F-Series, America's best-selling truck for 46 years. Utah loves that PowerBoost. Nevada loves Raptor. Idaho makes the ground shake with Tremor. Alaska goes for the max trailer tow packages. Florida buys the most 4x2s, while Vermont likes the 4x4. Whatever your needs, there’s an F-150 for you. F-Series is an American icon, and is powered by American ingenuity. Our F-150s, like all of our F-Series trucks, are assembled right here in the USA. Our competitors can’t say that. F-Series creates over 500,000 jobs across America. Here's a snapshot of the United States of F-150 and what features are most popular in certain states.
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    2024 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Your Dealer has 24/7 access to the most recent order status updates.
  12. There is much disagreement on the state of BEV sales, customer demand, future outlook, production plans, etc. and media reports are a major factor in influencing public opinion. There may also be confusion on what information is actually factual depending on bias, disclaimers and other factors that allow so-called "facts" to be manipulated in order to better serve the originators' desired objective. Whether you agree or not, I'll state politely that your post goes overboard and could be considered as a personal attack on Deanh. You could just agree to disagree and leave it at that.
  13. Sorry to hear about East-West Lincoln closing after so many years. On the plus side, Koons is a large dealership group with good customer service and a good reputation from my experience with them a number of years ago.
  14. Nevada Location Could be Home to World's Biggest Lithium Deposit (09/12/2023) https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/nevada-location-could-be-home-to-worlds-biggest-lithium-deposit-2903178/ An ancient volcanic lakebed on the Nevada-Oregon border could hold the largest known deposit of lithium in the world, according to a recent study paid for by a mining company looking to extract the precious metal. The deposit inside the McDermitt Caldera may hold between 20 million and 40 million metric tons of lithium, an amount that would stand as the world’s largest single deposit of the silver-white metal key to the production of electric vehicles, scientists wrote in the study published in the September issue of the journal Science Advances. Funding for the study “was provided by Lithium Americas Corporation,” the Canadian mining company behind the Thacker Pass open-pit lithium mine currently under construction in the southern part of the caldera on the Nevada side. Even if the estimates prove to be high because of variations in sediment thickness, the amount of lithium inside the clay beneath the ancient caldera lakebed “would still be on par with, if not considerably larger than,” the 10.2 metric tones of lithium found in Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, previously considered the world’s largest deposit, the researchers wrote. The U.S. currently has just one producing lithium mine — Silver Peak in Esmeralda County — while worldwide demand for the metal is expected to surge in the coming years. The sheer volume of lithium believed to be inside the McDermitt Caldera firmly cements Nevada at the epicenter of the modern-day gold rush for green energy that likely will intensify as the Biden administration pushes vehicle manufacturers to ramp up electric vehicle production as part of the president’s “clean energy” agenda.
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    New Light & Medium Duty News

    North Georgia Ford Dealers would most likely be a FDAF type organization, although smaller than most. The FDAF's can vary depending on the number of dealerships, regional structure, etc.