That dealer is around the corner from my house. I bought my first mustang from them (they were on Main Street in Smithtown then). I wouldn’t buy anything from them ever again. Which is a shame, I need to order a few service vans (looking at Ford Transits) and it would be convenient to go there.
It also reduces chip count on chips that are harder to get. Solid state relay drivers, which it uses, are in high demand and short supply. That’s why Chevy wasn’t shipping with heated steering wheels and DFM.
I agree. The economic storm is just starting. If you think grocery prices are high now, they’re going to get a lot higher. Buyers that were hoping to stretch their budgets to get this generation are probably going to be priced out of these cars even at the current prices.
Re-reading the original statement from Ford, they may have made a change to the moulding near the door. Airbag advances have made them smaller, leading to smaller moulding, making it a little easier to get thru the door with a helmet. Just a guess.
The BMW M2 isn’t very far off from the DH expected pricing. Power is down a little, but it’s available in a manual, and roughly the same size. I recently saw a comparison of the M3, Mach 1 and another car. The Mach 1 beat the others out in overall driver enjoyment.
Overall I like it, and I’m definitely planning on ordering a DH with handling pack. I’m hoping the screens on the dash don’t sit up too high and block the view over the hood, and that Ford provides a migration path from Sync 4 to Automotive OS (maybe thru a dealer upgrade procedure).