I do not understand Ford's decision to balance out all remaining '22 orders without having an answer for this question in place.'We have not finalized the decision on price protection or private offer at this time. We are working on the transfer codes for moving the 2022 orders into a higher priority scheduling and I will get those to you once they are finalized.'
Positive, if frustrating news. Provides some hope for the rest of us. Are you able to share your body style and options list so others can see if there might be any overlap with our orders?
Ford prefers that you pay the extra $6KJust called the Marketing number and found out my 2023 order that was submitted on July 5th has a VIN with a build date of 9/12/22. Go figure. I would have preferred to have my 2022 order fulfilled and not pay the extra $6k!!
The ibuprofen that I just took for my lousy left rotator cuff disagrees! 😃I did not order the PSD on my '22 HR, EXT, AWD because I thought $900. was excessive and I was concerned about things getting trapped in it when closing. I also did not want to pay to have it repaired when its breaks. I'm not the Hulk, and I can assure you after living with my van 3 months it was the right decision for me. The sliding door is well balanced and very easy to close. IF you've had a shoulder replacement I get the need, but otherwise, you may want to drop the PSD. JMHO
I'll be F5ing the website like a madman on July 29th.I’m going to be VERY curious if you get your window sticker 10 days before the build date. You are 10 days ahead of me and I’m still skeptical that it will happen.
Hi there P. Fluffy 🙂, check your private messages/conversations box, I sent you something.Honest to god it was the feature of a new van that I was looking forward to more than almost anything else. Everything else was more of a nice-to-have, but I'd have done without if they weren't available.
funny i have started to shop 4x4 econolines again, most 4x4 have barn doors (clears larger tires easier) and i thought to myself--well thats a win. i loved the bard doors on my old econoline 4x4 7.3L dieselThe ibuprofen that I just took for my lousy left rotator cuff disagrees! 😃
Messed up shoulder aside, I've always hated sliding doors. I WISH they offered the barn doors on the high-roof model, because I'd have paid any reasonable amount of money for those instead of a sliding door, powered or not. The power slider is my way of assuaging my intense dislike of the zzzzzzzzzzzwhump . . . wait dang it that didn't do it, let me try again zzzZZZWHUMP okay there now it's closed.
Honest to god it was the feature of a new van that I was looking forward to more than almost anything else. Everything else was more of a nice-to-have, but I'd have done without if they weren't available. Like seriously, I'd have dropped the Ecoboost, the Synch4, the adaptive cruise (as long as I still got basic cruise), 360 camera, blind spot, all of that if it meant getting a van. That stuff was more "oh that's cool I might as well".
But dang do I want that power sliding door.
I'll answer you. And I got my 2022, so fortunately I'm not in a position to act on it myself, but here's what I would do and say.And so in this scenario you're going to show what signed contract and the judgment is going to be what when Ford doesn't show? I'm playing the Devil's Advocate here...
To be perfectly clear on my perspective, in case you haven't followed my post relating to the balance-out issue for 2022,: Ford and their Dealer Network FAILED every last person who was balanced out!
The Dealers failed by not providing a signed contract with terms, the buyers failed by accepting this fact.
Ford failed by not producing vans and then trying to shaft balanced-out buyers with no price protection (to date), and practically no communication during the waiting period.
Is this unfair, immoral, and possibly illegal? Does it suck? YES.
The question remains; WHAT can be done to get REAL results and satisfaction for these folks? So far I haven't seen that plan on this Forum. If you are a brilliant legal mind, sitting on the sidelines, THIS is your cue to step forward with your ideas and position.
My old van was a 2008 E-350 with a 20" fiberglass high roof, a former wheelchair van with the 6.8L V-10 and barn doors. His name was Chester (Because when I showed it to my friend, the first words out of her mouth were "Oh god that's the sort of van that Chester the Molester would drive". And the name stuck)funny i have started to shop 4x4 econolines again, most 4x4 have barn doors (clears larger tires easier) and i thought to myself--well thats a win. i loved the bard doors on my old econoline 4x4 7.3L diesel
Your van, give or take the odd option, is virtually identical to my van that has been balanced out 2 years in a row now!W3U with pretty much everything.
There is no rhyme or reason to this fiasco. Not sure if you used the same dealer but it may have something to do with dealer allocation. Maybe it's time to use a different dealer. Even with my one year of getting balanced out, I also ordered a van through CrossleyFord to try and increase my odds. Since I knew that they were a high volume dealer.Your van, give or take the odd option, is virtually identical to my van that has been balanced out 2 years in a row now!
I'm a bit weary and somewhat afraid to line up for strike 3.
So, if we have a my22’ van order with you , do we wait or submit a my 23 and get whatever ford plans for us ( price protection , priority ) added after , or once we submit our my23 order would it be too late to add?So communicating with the Ford Transit Brand Group and here is what they are telling me at this point.
'We have not finalized the decision on price protection or private offer at this time. We are working on the transfer codes for moving the 2022 orders into a higher priority scheduling and I will get those to you once they are finalized.'
I have the 18 page bulletin that covers the Fleet & Commercial Transits and ALL other vehicles related to Fleet/Commercial designations. So waiting for this same bulletin that covers the Retail Customer orders and will have this once it is sent to me. As stated before the Commercial & Fleet Transit orders do not have any price protection.
I don't get it. When is a Mercedes not a Mercedes?good luck with that "mercedes"