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ice-capades last won the day on December 31 2018

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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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    2019 Mustang GT Fastback

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  1. 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.
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    Explorer pricing announced

    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.
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    Mustang EcoBoost be renamed to Mustang ST

    Agreed. Ford makes too many nomenclature changes on the rest of the vehicles. Leave Mustang alone!
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    2019 B&O sound system

    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.
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    2019 Ford Mustang Color Guide

    Dark Highland Green is exclusive to the Bullitt as noted in the 2019Mustang Order Guide.
  6. 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.
  7. PRODUCTION WEEK SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF 02/18/2019 2019 ECOSPORT Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/15/2019 & 04/22/2019 2019 EDGE Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 ESCAPE Retail Scheduling 2019 EXPEDITION Scheduling for Build Week 03/18/2019 2020 EXPLORER Startup Scheduling on 02/28/2019 2019 F-150 Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/18/2019 & 03/25/2019 2019 FIESTA Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 FLEX Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 FUSION Retail Scheduling 2019 MUSTANG Scheduling for Build Week 04/15/2019 2019 RANGER Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 F-SERIES SD Scheduling for Build Week 03/18/2019 2019 TRANSIT Scheduling for Build Week 04/08/2019 2019 TRANSIT CONNECT Cleanup Scheduling. Final 2019MY Transit Connect Orders Due on Thursday 02/21/2019 2020 LINCOLN AVIATOR Startup Scheduling on 02/28/2019 2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Scheduling for Build Week 04/15/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKC Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKT No Scheduling 2019 LINCOLN MKZ Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAUTILUS Scheduling for Build Weeks 04/08/2019 & 04/15/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR Scheduling for Build Week 03/18/2019
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    2020MY Production Schedule

    Should there be any change to the 2019/2020MY Mustang changeover schedule it'll appear in a future FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) which is usually released late Friday night. If there are any changes, I'll post that information as soon as it's available.
  9. 2020 Transit Connect Order Guide View File 2020 Transit Connect Order Guide Submitter ice-capades Submitted 02/14/2019 Category Transit Connect  
  10. Version 02/11/2019

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    2020 Transit Connect Order Guide
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    2019 Mustang Order Status/Scheduling

    It depends on a Dealer's Mustang allocation which changes every month. There's lots of information online here at BOF about the ordering and scheduling process which will answer a lot of those questions.
  12. As Fuzzymoomoo stated. When the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens it is open for all dealers.
  13. Wow... NuCar Carriers is certainly a name from the past! I can only speak from my own experience (33 years!) but not a lot has changed over the years. The only time cars were shipped convoy direct from the plants to dealerships was when Ford had their plants in New Jersey and the plant in Norfolk. Everything goes by rail now although the logistics are a bit different with changes to rail carriers, plant locations, etc. Right now I'm dealing with more car carrier firms than in years with vehicles going to rail ramps in Newark, NJ, Selkirk, NY, Mechanicville, NY, Twin Oaks, PA and East Brookfield, MA with vehicles being hauled by United Road, Fleet Car, Tribecca, Virginia Transport, Diversified Automotive and Brothers. United Road took over Fleet Car last month. Vehicles going to the Selkirk and Mechanicville ramps (45 minutes apart) are all going to start going only to the Selkirk Ramp will make things more efficient although Brothers is very good and delivers vehicles within 48-72 hours upon arrival. Overall quality goes to Diversified Automotive but the East Brookfield Ramp is a nightmare with vehicles sitting there for weeks at a time because they only haul Expeditions and Super Duty's which caused load configuration problems and they don't have enough volume coming to our part of CT. Years ago about 90% of Ford product for us went to Diversified's ramp in Davisville, RI and vehicles arrived with 48 hours like clockwork! The contracts with the car haulers are also renegotiated, go out to bid, etc. and every time a contract is moved to a different carrier the transportation logistics change. Hope this helps.
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    2020MY Production Schedule

    Considering the history with the E-Series and the full size Transit to date, I wouldn't look for an AWD/4WD Transit from Ford but contact Quigley about their conversion.
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    2020MY Production Schedule

    The latest FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) still shows a Balance Out Date for the 2019MY Escape on 07/19/2019 and a Job #1 Date for the 2020MY Escape on 08/05/2019.
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