Another Strike possible next week

Mine has been in production since the 8th. I might regret getting spray in bed liner instead of line x. Although I'm hoping it's done by Monday or Tuesday and gets out before shit hits the fan.

Update, Mine has a date next to in production so I'm assuming it's actually getting built right now? Previously it appeared "in production" w/no date
The date showing under “in production” means the build will begin that day (might complete the following day). Hopefully it’s before Friday next week. Bed liner may be a problem and push you into holdups related to the strike. Fingers crossed.
 
Mine has said "in production" with a date of 2/7/24 under it for 10 days.... My 2015 F350 Platinum has had zero issues 145K miles on it. Quality of build has been great! Bought my wife a 20 Explorer ST one of the first ones off the line...... 1 hour after picking it up it was dead in a shopping center parking lot. They had stripped the stud on the starter during assembly, rigged it to work for a short time..... After waiting 3 weeks to get that repaired it was all downhill after that. Great fun to drive but wasn't worth the headache of being at the dealership all the time. Dealer treated us right and moved in to an expedition with no issue then bought a 22' Expedition Timberline for her and other than the paint everything else has been great. Paint was not so much lots of issues but the dealer took care of them all.
 
The date showing under “in production” means the build will begin that day (might complete the following day). Hopefully it’s before Friday next week. Bed liner may be a problem and push you into holdups related to the strike. Fingers crossed.
I'm regretting not getting line x for multiple reasons but with the spray in is after the actual build by 3rd Prty makes me think the uaw doing the strike won't hinder my build. Maybe I'm just being optimistic.
 
We have had a Bronco on order since October with an estimated build time of 4-5 months, still no build date. At this time odds are that we won't take delivery of it when it does get built lol. There are tons of Bronco's on dealer lots now, most with discounts shown, even Bronco Raptor models as well.

Had a 20 Explorer ST and it was an absolute pile... Glad I sold it! In hindsight I should have got the wife a VW Atlas or something else, oh well lol.

That VW would have been a giant turd too.
 
We have had a Bronco on order since October with an estimated build time of 4-5 months, still no build date. At this time odds are that we won't take delivery of it when it does get built lol. There are tons of Bronco's on dealer lots now, most with discounts shown, even Bronco Raptor models as well.



That VW would have been a giant turd too.
Wild considering a year ago my buddy ordered a bronco raptor at msrp and when it showed up dealer said 15k more or you can't have it.
 
Wild considering a year ago my buddy ordered a bronco raptor at msrp and when it showed up dealer said 15k more or you can't have it.

Local dealers were still asking full MSRP and even over on the Raptor model until late last year. But since the beginning of the year the market has stagnated and interest in the Bronco is slowing.
 
Local dealers were still asking full MSRP and even over on the Raptor model until late last year. But since the beginning of the year the market has stagnated and interest in the Bronco is slowing.
I’ve noticed that too, now I’m seeing broncos marked down and raptors marked around $50 under msrp for a “discount”.
 
Stating the obvious - unhappy workers don’t produce high quality products. This is really not good news for buyers with new orders.

Most of the assembly workers don’t care about the UAW politics. I asked my former co worker (a skilled tradesmen at KTP) about the strike threat this week. His response “first I’ve heard of it”.
 
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After reading the CEO's comments I would be thinking twice about buying another Ford vehicle. It's never upper managements fault!
 
After reading the CEO's comments I would be thinking twice about buying another Ford vehicle. It's never upper managements fault!
Plenty of good stuff is built in Mexico if that's what you're getting at.

Toyota plants in the US are not unionized and their cars are fantastic.
 
Plenty of good stuff is built in Mexico if that's what you're getting at.

Toyota plants in the US are not unionized and their cars are fantastic.
I believe the 6.7 PS engine is built in México. I recall researching where different parts where built and found the PS was built in Chihuahua, Mexico.
 
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After reading the CEO's comments I would be thinking twice about buying another Ford vehicle. It's never upper managements fault!
After reading the CEO's comments, I'll continue to buy Ford vehicles. I would proudly buy a Mexican-built Ford over supporting this socialist Union BS.
 
I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to place an order. About placed an order right before first strike. But the more I read the more I'm discouraged about the unions, Ford, quality control. So still in holding pattern. Multiple dealers have given up on me placing an order.

Ive been a forward Ford supporter all my life . And this will probably be my last truck. But I can't pull the trigger.

Guess will keep driving my 19 F250 6.7L Black Widow 4wd that just turned 26k miles.
 
Like many of you guys, I have always tried to support Made in USA stuff but it seems like most of the USA workers don't actually want to work any longer. But they want to double their wages, anyway. Being in CA commercial construction for many years, it seems like every year, there are fewer workmen that really want to work anymore. This is even more true (here) since the pandemic started in 2000. With the government handing out our money like it was free water for doing nothing, there was no incentive to do good work or to do much more than a minimum amount of work, just to keep your job. I have no real idea what grievances these Ford workers have nor how legitimate these grievances may be, but with a quickly softening economy, I am not sure they have chosen an ideal time to burn their employers. Although Ford is now making money hand over fist, I'm thinking this glut of outrageously high prices, won't last very much longer. Don't really know but all this seems really unstable to me, at this point in time. I'm hoping you guys all get your trucks before this mess comes crashing down in Kentucky. Best of luck to you all!
 
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