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Old 09-20-2022, 11:55 PM   #26
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Find a Ford dealership with intregrity. Ordered my F350 dually Nov '21, purchased May '22. Paid MSRP Nov '21 price, between Nov-May Ford raised the base price by $3K, the salesman/dealer I worked with honored the Nov '21 MSRP price.
So what you’re saying is, Ford just like every other auto manufacturer raised prices due to increased cost in materials, parts, labor, and shipping. Big shocker.
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Old 09-21-2022, 01:04 AM   #27
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What i'm getting is that he found one of the few dealers with integrity who stood by the initial deal...
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:29 AM   #28
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Ford has also admitted they don't care about hybrids or electrics for racing, which I support. You watch racing for a thrill as much as anything and quiet/silent cars are no thrill.

https://www.motorsport.com/general/n...port/10371372/
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:29 AM   #29
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Ford has also admitted they don't care about hybrids or electrics for racing, which I support. You watch racing for a thrill as much as anything and quiet/silent cars are no thrill.

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Old 09-21-2022, 11:14 AM   #30
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While i'm no electric green guy, don't claim it will save the world, will burn fuel till I die, i'm also not delusional, it's new, it's different, it's not the end of the world....


Hate electric, all good , but no thrill
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Old 09-21-2022, 12:15 PM   #31
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While i'm no electric green guy, don't claim it will save the world, will burn fuel till I die, i'm also not delusional, it's new, it's different, it's not the end of the world....

Nitro RX UK Group E Final - Lydden Hill - YouTube

Hate electric, all good , but no thrill
That was entertaining to watch; this is a good arena for EV racecars - no refueling required, fast paced, a good amount of contact, sideways action.

I'm willing to bet an EV trophy/stadium truck race would be at least as entertaining.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:27 AM   #32
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While i'm no electric green guy, don't claim it will save the world, will burn fuel till I die, i'm also not delusional, it's new, it's different, it's not the end of the world....

Nitro RX UK Group E Final - Lydden Hill - YouTube

Hate electric, all good , but no thrill
You can have rallycross. I don't find the new stuff very entertaining. It's usually about who gets the hole shot and they only pass if they hit each other.
I usually fall asleep when I try to watch FE.
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Ford Makes a Big Announcement
The automaker has just given a death kiss to a technology that was hyped by the auto sector until recently.
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Ford wants to waste no more time. It is for this logic that the group has just forced the breakup of Argo AI, its subsidiary for the development of autonomous technologies, of which Volkswagen (VLKAF) was also a major shareholder.

Ford and Volkswagen had invested billions of dollars in Argo AI in 2017 with the hope that it would allow them to bring driverless vehicles on the roads under specific conditions by 2021. But by withdrawing its support for Argo, which is now forced to close for lack of new shareholders, Ford seems to admit that autonomous technology is not ready for now.

The adventure was costly since the brand with the blue oval recorded an impairment charge linked to Argo AI of around $2.7 billion for the third quarter, thus causing a net quarterly loss of $827 million. Volkswagen has not yet published its results but it is more than likely that Argo Ai has also caused a financial hole for the German giant.
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Ford CEO reveals two of three Ford dealers buy into all-electric strategy
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Ford Motor Co. has secured commitments from two of every three dealers who plan to go all-in on selling electric vehicles, CEO Jim Farley revealed during an interview Monday afternoon.

Of the estimated 3,000 Ford dealers in the U.S., 1,920 have enrolled in the voluntary Model e Program for the initial 2024 to 2026 period, the company confirmed to the Free Press.

Customers shopping for electric vehicles will soon see signage that identifies dealers as Model e Certified Elite or Model e Certified. This is significant because it also tells the public the location of fast chargers needed to "fuel up" electric vehicles.

Of those that enrolled:• 1,659 chose to be Certified Elite with full sales and service capability• 261 chose to be Certified with full service capability, limited sales and a lower investment cost.

Initially, Ford said its dealers needed to decide whether they wanted to pay an estimated $500,000 to $1.2 million to install the charging infrastructure to achieve the special certification status. If dealers don't have charging stations, they can't service the electric vehicles. A second period of certification will take place in 2027, after Ford has begun releasing its new electric vehicle lineup.

The dollar figures provided were exceptionally conservative, the company has said.

The Model e Certified dealer will have one DC fast-charger starting Jan. 1, 2024, for public use, with two plugs. These dealerships will provide repair and get a limited supply of electric vehicles to sell. The Model e Certified Elite dealer will have two DC fast-chargers for public use and provide full service with access to a full inventory for customer purchase.

"We're betting on the dealers," Farley told reporters in September. "We're not going to direct (them). But we need to specialize. … The main message I have for the dealers, which I've never said before, because I never believed it was true, is that you could be the most valuable franchise in our industry. But you have to pick, just like we're betting."

He and members of his executive team met with reporters between dealer meetings at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, immediately after breaking the news to many of its dealers in the U.S.

Dealers who declined to enroll for 2024 to 2026 will have another opportunity to enroll in 2025.

Super Duty trucks, which have internal combustion engines (ICE), continue to be a key revenue source for Ford. The ICE Age will remain for years to come, even as the industry evolves, Farley has said.
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This is very interesting to me. AS much as I do not want an EV at this time, The death of the dealership may be worth it. It would be a sacrifice for the good of all mankind.
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