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22 minutes ago, Deanh said:

as for the Stangs...the shocks have been a primary reason for delays...and that's been well published,

Which is why it's inexcusable for the dealership not to know or not to inform the customer.

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1 hour ago, akirby said:

Which is why it's inexcusable for the dealership not to know or not to inform the customer.

if its a well published issue that's just plain laziness....I have personally been REALLY frustrated ( obviously ) trying to find out reasons for other order delays...in fact it was almost as if Ford did NOT want me to know.....

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The  2019 Mustang GT delays are not due to issues with the PP2. I have 2 GT's, neither with the PP2 or MagneRide Suspension, that have been shipped in the past few days. One sat at the plant since 10/03/2018 and was just loaded on a rail car yesterday. The other was loaded on a rail car on Monday  and is now in transit going through PA. Both vehicles were released after the Throttle Body Replacement notice so those cars should be okay. I've gotten sold out of (2) Mustang Demo's in the past 2 weeks so I'm anxious to get back into a GT to drive soon!

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On 11/20/2018 at 5:30 PM, Deanh said:

if its a well published issue that's just plain laziness....I have personally been REALLY frustrated ( obviously ) trying to find out reasons for other order delays...in fact it was almost as if Ford did NOT want me to know.....

Trying to get information from Ford about delays is worse than pulling teeth as they don't want the information to become public. Its about as frustrating as trying to use the search function at the FMCDealer.com site!

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8 hours ago, ice-capades said:

The  2019 Mustang GT delays are not due to issues with the PP2. I have 2 GT's, neither with the PP2 or MagneRide Suspension, that have been shipped in the past few days. One sat at the plant since 10/03/2018 and was just loaded on a rail car yesterday. The other was loaded on a rail car on Monday  and is now in transit going through PA. Both vehicles were released after the Throttle Body Replacement notice so those cars should be okay. I've gotten sold out of (2) Mustang Demo's in the past 2 weeks so I'm anxious to get back into a GT to drive soon!

So you're saying there is an issue with the throttle body assembly and they are delaying orders to mediate the issue?

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1 hour ago, Magnetic said:

So you're saying there is an issue with the throttle body assembly and they are delaying orders to mediate the issue?

Usually when that happens they don't delay orders per-se. They build it then fix them after the fact before they’re shipped out. They generally know based on shipping dates on the parts what is effected and what isn't and they test every car anyway so they know exactly what car needs what repair. 

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On 11/22/2018 at 6:12 AM, ice-capades said:

The  2019 Mustang GT delays are not due to issues with the PP2. I have 2 GT's, neither with the PP2 or MagneRide Suspension, that have been shipped in the past few days. One sat at the plant since 10/03/2018 and was just loaded on a rail car yesterday. The other was loaded on a rail car on Monday  and is now in transit going through PA. Both vehicles were released after the Throttle Body Replacement notice so those cars should be okay. I've gotten sold out of (2) Mustang Demo's in the past 2 weeks so I'm anxious to get back into a GT to drive soon!

The car that was at the plant since 10/03/2018 (Velocity Blue, #300A, Automatic, Black Accent Package, Ford Safe & Smart, Active Valve Performance Exhaust) is on a Canadian National Railways rail car and at an intermediate stop in Ohio with a dealership ETA of 12/07/2018. Mustangs headed in our area aren't usually shipped via Canadian National Railways so I don't know yet what the final rail destination is. It could be going to Newark, NJ, Selkirk, NY or East Brookfield, MA. 

The other car (Oxford White, #301A, Automatic, Black Accent Package, Ford Safe & Smart, Active Valve Performance Exhaust, Enhanced  Security Package, Navigation System) was on a CSX Transportation rail car and arrived at the Twin Oaks, PA ramp last night with a dealership ETA by 12/01/2018. It'll be hauled by either United Road or Fleet Car but may be delayed until there are enough vehicles headed in this direction to fill a carrier.

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I wouldn't read into what railroad owns the railcar it's sitting on, there's still railcars out there with markings for railroads that have been defunct since the 70s. They’re pretty interchangeable. 

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41 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

I wouldn't read into what railroad owns the railcar it's sitting on, there's still railcars out there with markings for railroads that have been defunct since the 70s. They’re pretty interchangeable. 

Understood but the rail car information comes from Ford via Vehicle Visibility and the rail carrier information is usually reliable as it's not from the markings on the cars. Thanks for the feedback though.

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31 minutes ago, ice-capades said:

Understood but the rail car information comes from Ford via Vehicle Visibility and the rail carrier information is usually reliable as it's not from the markings on the cars. Thanks for the feedback though.

Maybe perhaps instead of just heading through Appalachia it's going through Canada instead? I know there's a concerted effort among the railroads to mediate traffic through the eternal bottleneck known as the northeast corridor that you sit right in the middle of. 

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12 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

Maybe perhaps instead of just heading through Appalachia it's going through Canada instead? I know there's a concerted effort among the railroads to mediate traffic through the eternal bottleneck known as the northeast corridor that you sit right in the middle of. 

Good idea but I've never had a vehicle that traveled through Canada.

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It just occurred to me what probably happened. CN took the car out of Flat Rock and south to Ohio where they interchanged with either CSX or NS. CN doesn't really go that Far East into Ohio but they do have an interchange somewhere near Defiance (I think).  Probably CSX as they go farther into New England than NS does. 

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Agreed!

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18 hours ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

Maybe perhaps instead of just heading through Appalachia it's going through Canada instead? I know there's a concerted effort among the railroads to mediate traffic through the eternal bottleneck known as the northeast corridor that you sit right in the middle of. 

FWIW, CN isn't just a Canadian carrier--they have rail lines as far south as Mississippi.

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5 hours ago, SoonerLS said:

FWIW, CN isn't just a Canadian carrier--they have rail lines as far south as Mississippi.

True, but they don't go very far to the east in the US. CSX and Norfolk Southern own pretty  much anything east of Ohio, especially through the Appalachian mountains. 

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The Velocity Blue Mustang GT was transferred from Canadian National to CSX Transportation at the intermediate point in Ohio. As such it'll be headed to the Twin Oaks, PA ramp and then hauled by United Road. The Oxford White GT arrived at the Twin Oaks ramp a few days ago and was marked "Hot" for expedited delivery but may sit for a bit until they can fill a carrier with vehicles headed to this area. 

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On 11/25/2018 at 2:47 AM, SoonerLS said:

FWIW, CN isn't just a Canadian carrier--they have rail lines as far south as Mississippi.

That’s correct - the CN obtained trackage from Chicago to the Gulf when it acquired the Illinois Central RR in 1998. 

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The White GT (301A, Automatic, Black Accent Package, Active Valve Performance Exhaust, Navigation) arrived from the Twin Oaks, PA ramp and was delivered via United Road yesterday morning. It was prepped and detailed after I left the office yesterday and was inside the service department waiting for me early this morning and is now in Demo service. The photos don't do the car justice!

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Dude, you are spoiled! LOL!

Very nice!

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Gotta say, I don't like the new 5.0 engine cover

 

also it's missing a pedal ;) 

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Send that back to the factory - they forgot to paint it!

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Meh still not really a fan of the updated Front end of the car-doesn't do anything for me.

 

 

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Engine cover helps keep the DI/HPFP noise down.  I prefer the lower front end compared to the earlier models.  Likely better aero and definitely better visibility.  When you have white, it will always look right.   

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5 hours ago, brucelinc said:

Engine cover helps keep the DI/HPFP noise down.  I prefer the lower front end compared to the earlier models.  Likely better aero and definitely better visibility.  When you have white, it will always look right.   

 I drove a 2015 model before I ordered my 2018.  I also prefer the lower front end of the 2018.

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