I ordered mine January 27th. Got a call from the dealer saying he just got a VIN February 14th. He also said the projected build was the first week of April "and if there aren't any part shortages etc. then ...maybe the end of April, but in May is more likely". 😉
Hot Pepper Lariat Crew, RWD/ Locking Diff, 501A, trailer tow pkg., splash guards, chrome pkg., chrome running boards, keyless entry, sprayin bedliner,
hard fold tonneau cover
MSRP $41,830 X Plan $40,238
Now, I actually like that idea...Mustang ST ties in with the rest of the line of ST labeled performance vehicles since the rest of the ST line also relies on Ecoboost engines for more powerful performance and Mustang GT is a cut above all the rest with its legendary and iconic 5.0L V8.
Correct me if i'm wrong here but wasn't the Platinum introduced as a way for Ford to fill a segment without doing an Aviator?
Maybe it has served its purpose and now looks a little redundant with Aviator there, but hope buyers prove me wrong on that..
July delivery is very optimistic for a retail order 2020 Explorer. Per standard practice, the initial scheduling will be for stock orders only until the "OK to Buy" status is reached. Ford is telling Dealers not to expect 2020 Explorer's to hit the ground until July. So by the time the "OK to Buy'" status is reached and they start scheduling retail orders, those retail orders may not arrive until a couple of months later. Unless, of course, Ford makes an exception and starts scheduling retail orders before the "OK to Buy" and holds the retail units until then. Still a little early to know what they'll do and we may not know until sometime after Job #1.
The Explorer Platinum is a very low volume model appealing to the specific few that have to have the top-of-the-line and can afford it. A lot of these price increases have to be improving Ford's profit margin as the increases look to be a lot more than just for additional content, etc. Ford will maximize their profit margin but probably do little if anything the increase it at the dealership level.
So true, especially with the Active Valve Performance Exhaust on a GT! When the weather's nice I find myself turning the radio down or off so I can listen to the exhaust sound, especially as you go through the shift points.
Hmmmm… Ford's been doing more frequent updates to the Mustang in recent years and may have a some surprises for the 2020MY Mustang. Even so, it would be hard to believe that we'll see the hybrid version so soon. We'll see.