Current New Vehicle Market

MDShelby

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
3,366
Location
Maryland
I had reached out to Nick for a an Explorer ST, but gave my local guy a chance. We were going back and forth on a 22 (they had 4 of them) when he became ill and was off for a couple days. A 2023 showed up wile he was off and we switched to that one. After a lot of back and forth, picked it up Saturday afternoon. Clincher was 36 months at 0%.

I have already reached out to Nick and thanked him for his help, I certainly think no less of him, please continue to send him your business.

IMG 3682 1.JPG
 

DriftwoodSVT

1996 Bronco
Established Member
Joined
May 27, 2006
Messages
7,505
Location
Blanco, TX
The Drive
The Drive
FollowView Profile

Ford Is Paying Bronco Order Holders $2,500 to Buy Something Else​

Story by Rob Stumpf • 2h ago

It seems like everybody and their mother wants a Ford Bronco nowadays. The Blue Oval's off-roader has been a hit since its revival, resulting in a year's wait or more for some loyal—and extremely patient—customers. Supply is still struggling to meet demand, and Ford is now willing to pay buyers $2,500 to cancel their Bronco order for something else.

They are cute. The majority I see are women driven, and they don't know how to acknowledge previous generations of broncos.
 

ford fanatic

Four Eyed Freak
Established Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
3,545
Location
Darlington, Md
I had reached out to Nick for a an Explorer ST, but gave my local guy a chance. We were going back and forth on a 22 (they had 4 of them) when he became ill and was off for a couple days. A 2023 showed up wile he was off and we switched to that one. After a lot of back and forth, picked it up Saturday afternoon. Clincher was 36 months at 0%.

I have already reached out to Nick and thanked him for his help, I certainly think no less of him, please continue to send him your business.

View attachment 1777879
That's nice! Apple Ford in Columbia?
 

VegasMichael

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
May 31, 2010
Messages
5,018
Location
Empire State
I haven't had any issues and I currently own 5 ford Vehicles. Can you give some examples of Shotting Craftsmanship from Ford? Serious question. not trolling.
Not even any recalls? I bought a new 2014 Explorer and it has been recalled for half a dozen different things. Just got another recall a couple weeks ago which I haven't addressed yet.
 

Tezz500

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Established Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
10,004
Location
Home for the Mentally Retarded
Not even any recalls? I bought a new 2014 Explorer and it has been recalled for half a dozen different things. Just got another recall a couple weeks ago which I haven't addressed yet.
Sure but minor shit like:
windshield wiper motor on the F150.
Backup Camera on the ST.
Airbag on the 13 Shelby.

the only thing we initiated was the Backup camera and it just needed a new wiring harness..
 

Tezz500

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Established Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
10,004
Location
Home for the Mentally Retarded
Eh I've seen it. It's not any worse than the other manufacturers though.
Thats kinda what I was getting at...

In my opinion the quality has improved... Im sure you still get the occassional "Built on Friday" hunk of shit... but Ford has been FAR Better than the Mopars I owned in the early 2000s.
 

Relaxed Chaos

Faster!
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2007
Messages
1,456
Location
Wisconsin
I haven't had any issues and I currently own 5 ford Vehicles. Can you give some examples of Shotting Craftsmanship from Ford? Serious question. not trolling.

Sure.

2008 Mustang. 50K miles.
- Door panels fell off
- Convertible top literally unraveling
- tail light bulbs constantly failing
- t-stat housing continuously breaking
- Constant amp draw leading to 1 year battery life
- water leaks through front cowl and around rear top, soaking the carpet constantly.
- Rides like shit, shifts like a truck
- My god, the rust!
- Looking forward to selling or crushing this POS soon

2015 SHO 90K miles
- blend door failure
- significant seat wear
- Exterior panel gaps growing
- Windshield washer pump failed at 25K miles.
- sway bar end links replaced under warranty
-Exterior plastic panels falling off
- Mirror fogging under the glass
- heated seats reduced heating and getting slower
- I suspect my torque converter is failing
- Earned reputation of water pump, timing chains, turbos, ptu, rdu failures for lots of cars (but not mine yet)
- My god, the rust! Including the front seat frame, trunk lid, paint peeling under exterior plastic panels, rear bumper completely rotted out (Except for the brake rotors... They look brand new)
- 2-3 more years and this one will be sold

2016 GT350 15K miles
- body panel and bumper gaps growing in size that are unadjustable
- overall poor fit and finish inside and out, with lots of really cheap components
- Weird rusty parts for a car that's seen rain maybe 5 times
- Developing piston rattle, not sure what to do because dealer says it's "normal"
- Earned reputation of oil consumption and engine failures (so far mine is fine)
- I love driving this car, but cripes they could have done better.

I have a '66 mustang too. It runs and drives, but needs some TLC at 56 years old.

I've been a Ford guy my whole life, but I think I'm done buying Fords. The new S650 does not interest me. They can **** off with those flat touch ipad screens.
 
Last edited:

SHOdown220

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2006
Messages
1,906
Location
North Carolina
I haven't had any issues and I currently own 5 ford Vehicles. Can you give some examples of Shotting Craftsmanship from Ford? Serious question. not trolling.

My new 22 mustang manual trans shifter rattles like hell from the shitty plastic 2-piece reverse lockout I suspect. Otherwise it seems like a well put together vehicle.

Eh I've seen it. It's not any worse than the other manufacturers though.

Unfortunately all vehicle manufacturers have issues. I work for Honda which people still think are king of reliability but I can’t count the number of a/c compressors, fuel injector sets, head gaskets, turbos, dash harness, entire floor harness, Audio Units, transmissions, piston rings the list goes on that I’ve replaced on cars well under 100k miles, a lot of those under 40-50k miles. Not to mention Honda thinks their parts are made of gold so everything is priced twice what a ford part costs.

At this point I figure buy what you like and hope for the best.
 

Rb0891

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2020
Messages
2,609
Location
Indiana
Jesus you guys are making me scared of buying a new car. I went out on a limb and bought a freaking Buick a few years ago. Over 150k and have only had it on once for a TSB. 2 sets of tires and plugs at 100k and that is it. Still on original brakes somehow. I don’t even like GM…
 

SHOdown220

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2006
Messages
1,906
Location
North Carolina
Jesus you guys are making me scared of buying a new car. I went out on a limb and bought a freaking Buick a few years ago. Over 150k and have only had it on once for a TSB. 2 sets of tires and plugs at 100k and that is it. Still on original brakes somehow. I don’t even like GM…
It’s not as bad as we make it out to be. Just pointing out every manufacture has issues, always has always will. My dealer sees 130-150 cars in service a day, so we are bound to see a lot of issues.

My 16 focus ST went 116k miles with regular oil changes and one check engine light fixed by a recall before I traded. My wife’s civic did 165k miles on fluid changes, filters, and I literally replaced the tires once and brake pads once. Original plugs even. Deer totaled it still running strong.
 

VegasMichael

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
May 31, 2010
Messages
5,018
Location
Empire State
I've had about half a dozen recalls for rear toe link on our 13' Explorer Sport.
That's what mine is for. The notice stated that if I still lived in Las Vegas(my former residence until last year and the address Ford has on record) that I could ignore it. But if I lived or planned on taking the vehicle to where the roads are salted during winter months I need to get it done. I don't know if I will or not.
 

hockeylover86

Member
Established Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2007
Messages
385
Location
Michigan
I haven't had any issues and I currently own 5 ford Vehicles. Can you give some examples of Shotting Craftsmanship from Ford? Serious question. not trolling.
Ford has had some big issues recently. Current Explorer launch was terrible. 3.5 NA V6 engines with the internal water pumps failing taking out engines. 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L ecoboost engines with the slit open deck blocks flowing coolant into the cylinders taking out engines. Hoping my 19 Edge wont see that issue. Its bad enough when I open the rear doors they drop what seems like 3/8" inch, and nobody uses the back doors much. Everyone has issues, but Fords have been big. (edit forgot about the focus transmissions)
 

5.0 Hatch

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2005
Messages
767
Location
Gulf coast
Out of my circle of friends and family, the ford f150 definitely have the most problems. Including my own 2.7 that had 3 leaking oil pans and ended up trading it in with a leaking driver side head gasket at 61k miles. Yep... Just outside the power train warranty with no help from ford.
 

Users who are viewing this thread



Top