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Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
6/28/22 8:33 p.m.

the lightning is built. it's moved from the dearborn plant to the rogue plant waiting on a transport. oddly enough my in laws bronco is in the same lot waiting. they have been waiting two years at this point. Wheels and a leveling kit have been priced lol

dj06482 (Forum Supporter)
dj06482 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/30/22 11:50 p.m.

Great news! Can't wait to hear your impressions!

Karacticus
Karacticus SuperDork
7/1/22 8:10 a.m.

Hopefully things go smoothly from here!

My X5 was waiting for transport from the factory in South Carolina for three weeks before I took delivery last weekend. 
 

When I picked it up, the North Liberty dealer  had their demonstrator Lightning on the lot. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/1/22 9:36 p.m.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/11/22 1:07 p.m.

Moved to shipped

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
7/11/22 1:44 p.m.

This is worse than watching Dominos Pizza make and deliver dinner via their pizza tracker.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/12/22 6:20 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I hope they put the spicy peperoni on this one!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
7/12/22 6:42 p.m.

I think that's pretty much guaranteed.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
7/12/22 7:05 p.m.

Like 12 GRM guys are showing up in Iowa City to see it arrive.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/14/22 12:58 p.m.

Still no word on delivery, sounds like with the third party delivery companies it just shows up one day. Weird how not streamlined this part of the process is. 

apparently ford invoices the dealer the day the truck is produced, so the incentive to actually get it into customers hands isn't that high.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
7/15/22 12:05 a.m.

That's pretty much par for the course for auto transport. Lots of variables go into routing and loading/unloading. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/18/22 7:55 a.m.

Today is the last date in my delivery window. looks like it still hasn't moved or been put onto a rail car or carrier. sad

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/19/22 7:22 a.m.

Window sticker dropped. Still waiting on the truck. 

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
7/19/22 11:50 a.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

When you special order do you pay MSRP or are you paying whatever the dealer says the market price is when your truck arrives to their lot?

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/19/22 12:42 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

They are making me pay msrp plus +250$

and if they try and mark it up when i get there they better be ready. 

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
7/19/22 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

Is that $250 or 25k? Lol

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/19/22 1:28 p.m.

$250

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
7/19/22 3:16 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

Thats great. My local dealers are doing at least $25k. I'd be more open to special ordering and waiting 7 to 8 months if I knew I could get it for MSRP + $250.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
7/19/22 3:21 p.m.

Based on some of Ford's comments of late, I suspect you could hit up some regional reps if they tried to adjust the price on a special order. Ford Corporate seems to fail to see the humor in it.

As for non-special-order Lightnings (do they exist yet?), that might be a different matter.

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
7/19/22 3:47 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Thank you! The only non-special orders I've seen are demos. Which are also MSRP + whatever they want. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/19/22 7:09 p.m.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
7/20/22 10:07 a.m.

Looks great!

 

The note reminded me, what home charging station are you using?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/20/22 2:52 p.m.

I cam across my first actual encounter with a Lightning today.  I live next to a country club and yesterday I had noticed that the owner of the local Ford dealership, who is a member, was driving one.  Today I got pictures of it in the parking lot.  

in this picture below I am trying to highlight that the independent rear has some beefy, what look to be aluminum, control arms! 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/20/22 3:06 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

I hope my pictures of another Lightning doesn't take away from the excitement of your soon arrival.  But, it just seems that this thread is the current epicenter of all things Lightning.  

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
7/20/22 7:27 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

no worries man!

 

the eagle has landed. pick it up tomorrow at 11am!

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