ADM was a sideshow - big one but like picking cotton by hand in Alabama, doomed to rapid extinction. I don't agree with banning D2C in the slightest but "cheaper to consumer" is doubtful. The guv should have let D2C thru and then let Ford and the dealers go after each other's throats.
just charter a cessna or ultralight and 'buzz' the plant. I would be very surprised they have airspace restrictions... Or better yet, ask the Chicom's to send their next weather balloon over Flat Rock. Not even the USG will interdict it.
If all you NP guys write a letter "Free my Night Pony" or "NP Libertas" with your order number, or something and send it US Mail signature required to ATTN Bill Ford, C/O VP Ford Customer Relations (Mustang) that'll get someone's dander up!
The mail room will be pissed but you can imagine the...
the secondary paint shop can't process more than 13% of main line rate. Since it costs quite some millions to build a paint-shop, they are unlikely to invest the money. So NP optioned cars are in a world of hurt and get pushed WAY back in the priority queue.
Ford needs to call an audible and...
scratch the black roof and you'll see the body color underneath. The entire body is painted in one go. The black roof is a re-finish operation just like painted stripes are. The body has to be masked off and and a much smaller paint shop handles the deed, not the automated paint shop.
hey now, this is a rant thread and fair game. I consider the Black package one of the all-time dumbest. But I was also providing solutions. I may be "trouble" with one hand, but I also try to dish out "helpful" where I can.
the problem is they don't paint it during assembly, they do it AFTER. So it has to go to the "rework" shed. And apparently the units/hr of that operation is so bad it puts a major crimp on thruput. IMO Ford needs to break out the black roof into a separate SKU.
not familiar with the headlamps, but people tint those all the damn time. mirror caps just pop off, get some from a black car. The price for the genuine black spoiler is probably redonculous. But any good body shop can remove the original and put the new one properly.
and in houston why would you even want black? Don't you have a heat-management problem as it is? For $1000 you can buy yourself some vinyl, actually GOOD wheels that are black and a can of plastidip or official emblems if you must.
I can see how the c8 gets boring... Is the c4 stick? Turbo just too mellow?
True I haven't had a chance to do a proper test drive on one.
Then again if I lived in FL I'd get a subscription to Sebring or end up shooting myself in the head.
magnE, there's an E in the word.
The GT/PP may be using the v3 system. We don't know for certain. The DH is supposed to be using the v4 product just like GM has been for C8 and Blackwings. Whether Ford decided to do a better job this time around on the tuning is anyone's guess.
hey, I have a name! :)
If Ford made any changes they would have at least mentioned something in passing along the way pf their upteen media events, and interviews, and so forth. So far, not one word.
No, that is not proof.