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About ice-capades

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    Ford Dealer Advertising & Inventory Manager

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    U.S. Northeast
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    Hamden, CT
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    2018 Mustang EcoBoost Fastback

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  1. I have a 2019 Mustang GT Fastback (#300A, Automatic, Ford Safe & Smart, Active Valve Performance Exhaust) that was ordered for dealer stock and reported as "Produced" via Vehicle Visibility as of 10/03/2018. I contacted Ford's BAC (Business Assistance Center) on 11/06/2018 and received the following reply... We have identified the unit in question is affected by a plant hold. Projected timing for release of this vehicle is 11/02/2018 at the earliest while another hold has yet to have a release date established. This date indicates when the vehicle may be released from the plant, but is subject to change. Note that I contacted the BAC on 11/06/2018 and they said that the projected release date was 11/02/2018. I contacted the BAC again this morning and received the following reply... We have identified the unit in question is affected by a plant hold. Projected timing for release of this vehicle is TBD. The BAC never gives information on the reason(s) for a plant hold. Unfortunately, plant holds are all too common for the Mustang in addition to the usual shipping issues out of the Flat Rock plant. My Mustang Demo was sold about three weeks ago and I was going to wait for this car to drive but am now driving a leftover 2018 Mustang EcoBoost. As frustrating as it is, better that any issues are addressed at the plant. Hope this helps! 1FA6P8CF7K5128977_WS.pdf
  2. I have a stock order 2019 Ranger 4x4 SuperCrew w/Lariat Trim that Vehicle Visibility reported as being in production as of 10/31/2018. Strange as I've never seen vehicles show as being in production prior to the scheduled Job #1 Date, especially for an all-new model! A mid-December shipping release and "OK to Buy" would be a welcome surprise! As far as scheduling for the new Ranger, all I'm seeing or hearing is that only Lariat SuperCrews are being scheduled so far which isn't surprising for Ford.
  3. My post was related to scheduling but I think the attached list of scheduled plant "Down Weeks" will answer your question. The information is from last week's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) and is mostly related to fleet orders in regard to priority codes and OTD (Order to Delivery) times which are much longer for fleet orders. FDNB_1846_2018-11-09_Plant Down Weeks.pdf
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    2019 F-150 Production Information

    The "OK to Buy" status has been achieved for the 2019 F-150's. Retail orders will start scheduling on Thursday, 11/15/2018.
  5. The "OK to Buy" status has been achieved for the 2019 F-150's. Retail orders will start scheduling on Thursday, 11/15/2018.
  6. Before anyone asks the question. The will by no vehicle scheduling for any Ford or Lincoln models for next week... the week of 11/19/2019 which is Thanksgiving week in the USA. After this week's scheduling on Thursday 11/15/2018, scheduling will resume the week of 11/26/2018 with scheduling done on Thursday 11/29/2018.
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    2020 Ford Mustang Build Dates / JOB1

    From the latest (11/09/2018) FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the latest 2019/2020MY Mustang production schedule. 05/03/2019 - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 05/16/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change 08/08/2019 - 2019MY Balance Out Date 05/14/2019 - 2020MY Order Bank Open Date 06/13/2019 - 2020MY Scheduling Begins 08/12/2019 - 2020MY Job #1 Date
  8. The "OK to Buy" status has not been achieved yet. Retail orders will not start to schedule until then.
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    2020MY Production Schedule

    Attached is the most recent timetable for 2019/2020MY production. FDNB_1846_2018-11-09_2019MY-2020MY Production Schedule.pdf
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    October 2018 Sales

    Other than driving past a local Lincoln Dealer a few times, I've only recently passed a Continental on the road and saw one that was parked near me at a strip shopping mall. From a distance on the road the Continental front end isn't all that different from a Jaguar and looking at the Continental up close in the parking lot left me totally underwhelmed. It may look good in the promotional photos but in person there's absolutely nothing distinctive, stylish or luxurious. The Lincoln Dealer is a joint Lincoln-Jaguar dealership and the Jaguar franchise was just bought by a large auto group that owns about a dozen franchises.
  11. I checked a few times yesterday and again a few minutes ago but there are no updated Lincoln order guides this month.
  12. The "OK to Buy" status has not been achieved yet for the F-150 and there is no F-150 scheduling next week.
  13. Ford has updated the order guides for almost all vehicle lines. I'll upload the revised order guides to the Order Guide Section later this morning. There are no updates for Lincoln models as of this morning but I'll check again later this morning.
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    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Retail orders won't start to schedule until after the "OK to Buy" status is achieved which may not happen until sometime in January. There's also a Retail Order Verification Program in place which requires dealers to upload retail documents (signed Buyer's Order, Driver's License, etc.) for verification before the order will be eligible for scheduling.
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    2019 Edge OK to Buy

    The ActiveX seating material is vinyl!