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Q & A Session... - Ask a Ford Dealer

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by 13COBRA, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Yes. When the truck is brand new, they come right off. The longer they've been on, the harder they are to remove. Also, the longer they've been on in hot climates, the more likely there is to be sun damage to the paint and there will be a noticeable difference between where there was bare paint, and where the decals had been.
     
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  2. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Established Member

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    We had someone buy a new Raptor with all the bedside stickers and wanted them taken off..

    But ya, you might need to use a little heat to help persuade them off. Then the truck will most likely have to spend a day with a detailer
     
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  3. 19Mystic96

    19Mystic96 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've been looking at ordering a 2022 F250 tremor. are the wait times (12-16wks) still realistic with covid set backs and parts availability? or could it be much longer than that?
     
  4. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    At least.

    They haven't even started producing 22s yet.
     
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    19Mystic96 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    ah. yea they told me they were taking orders, but production hasnt started yet. they said 12-16wks after they start production.

    when does production usually start?
     
  6. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    "Usually" isn't even in Ford's vocabulary right now. They stopped 21 orders about 5 months soon than usual. I haven't see a set in stone start date for MY22 yet.
     
  7. 96_slow4.6

    96_slow4.6 my car is really slow Established Member

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    Is it better to get the order in sooner than later? Or because of the chip shortage it won't matter because the trucks will still be partially assembled?
     
  8. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I would get the order in sooner rather than later.
     
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  9. 7upstang

    7upstang Active Member Established Member

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    Currently in the middle of purchasing a truck out of state. Taking a loan out through Bank of America for part of the loan and paying the rest with a check. This is going in my company, so I have provided the EIN to them as well. Sales guy text me today to send a picture of my Social Security card because they have had fraud recently. Never in my life have I provided a social security card. Told the finance manager this wasn't going to work for me. Is this standard procedure for an out of state client?
     
  10. HuntFishCobra

    HuntFishCobra Formerly MarkOPKS Premium Member Established Member

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    I bought my cobra in Iowa (KS resident) at a dealership up there. Gave them my credit card for a $500 deposit and that was it until I got there to do the credit app.
     
  11. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Will you be going to the dealership to pick it up?

    Sent from my Potato
     
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    7upstang Active Member Established Member

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    No I'll be shipping it in.

    Bank of America overnighted them a check.

    I don't understand when I told him I wasn't comfortable with it they didn't make a big deal out of it anymore. Kind of weird.
     
  13. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    That is super strange.
     
  14. Blk91stang

    Blk91stang Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Are there benefits or downsides to leasing for 2-3 years then financing at the end of the lease?

    My GF had a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport she did this on and it worked out well for her (so we think) where she kept a lease payment under $400, then financed after keeping the payment under $400. I have no idea what the money factor or rates were but she was content. We ended up selling it to Vroom for her MSRP price so she pocketed $6K after making mostly lease payments and 50K miles.

    She ordered a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport S which MSRP'd for closer to $40K with a lease payment at $400. We're afraid she won't have the same situation at the end of the lease and the finance may be too high for her which she could always try to sell and hope it held up well value wise to get out from it. Financing right from the hit, 7 years at 7% puts her at a $650/mo. payment so she's rethinking the whole thing and might now look elsewhere. What are your thoughts about her still going forward with a 3 year lease and financing or selling towards the end of it? I'm 50/50 thinking it may not be wise but I can't not think they hold their value extremely well and maintenance/parts are all easy to come by. Plus she'll really enjoy it. If there are any details or variables we should be concerned about, your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Since you work for Ford, what are your thoughts about the Ford Ecosport? That might meet her budget if she doesn't go with the Jeep.
     
  15. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Leasing right now is great, residuals will be HIGH. In three years, it won't be worth what her residual is, so she can just turn it back in. At that point is where she'll have to decide whether leasing the next one is the right move or not.

    Also, I think you meant 6 year (72 month loan) not 7 year (84 month loan). Rates are significantly lower than 7% with decent credit. We see a lot in the 2-3% range.

    I'd lease now, and look at buying later.
     
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  16. Blk91stang

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    They said they would do 84 months with $0 down which comes out to $640.09. Assuming the tax/title/fees get wrapping back into the loan it would put it around $43K which is around 7% to come up with a $640.09 monthly payment. I don't have exact numbers except the MSRP which was $39,500.

    I'm thinking the only way to go with this is lease it and see what happens at the end of the lease or go with a cheaper car all together. Do you have an opinion on the Ecosport? I assume it won't hold value at all compared to the Jeep.

    Thanks again for your time. We're in Eastern PA and I know you ship but could be interested in working with you as well on a new car.
     
  17. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    No, the EcoSport won't hold the value like the Jeep will.

    I promise at the end of this 3 year lease, the Jeep will be worth less than the buyout cost.
     

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