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rd618

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You gotta hunt online and be willing to possibly travel outside your area, but yes they do. my order is going on 3 weeks of chip hold with no end in sight. As soon as it went from in production to chip hold I started pinging every dealer in state until I found a limited 4x4 with either stealth or performance stealth. It took a few days, but I found a 4x4 dark matter gray limited max with stealth and HD tow pack same as my ordered stone blue stealth. The one I found had even more pack options as well as having the hands free lift gate still intact that was removed from my order. I obviously went up in price with a max and the other options not on my original regular limited order, but I like the extra cargo of max and the added options (CCD sport tune and 3.73 EDLS and cargo management) are nice haves. The real plus is being in my driveway and not sitting at KTP until end of time.
What was the price difference? It’s all about opportunity cost, for some it’s worth it to wait and save $5k than spend the extra to have it “now”. for others they need something now and the extra money is acceptable expense.
 

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What was the price difference? It’s all about opportunity cost, for some it’s worth it to wait and save $5k than spend the extra to have it “now”. for others they need something now and the extra money is acceptable expense.

Need and want are very different things. No one needs an $60-85k SUV let alone one that may carry up to a 25% markup on top of that. If you're buying one of these new now either you have very deep pockets or a very low IQ.
 

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What was the price difference? It’s all about opportunity cost, for some it’s worth it to wait and save $5k than spend the extra to have it “now”. for others they need something now and the extra money is acceptable expense.
went from 73K on my ordered Limited to to 80K for Limited Max(with extra stuff not on order). we had already sold our other family car thinking new one would be here by JUL/AUG and were down to just my Jeep Rubicon for 2 drivers, so ran the numbers and the extra $102 on the monthly payment buying the 80K now vs waiting for our order was worth it to have 2 cars again, now rather than who knows when with chip hold and shipping delays. the bump was a bit of a shock since I had such a good price lock but once I broke it down to how much more is my monthly, the shock wasnt as bad.
 

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Need and want are very different things. No one needs an $60-85k SUV let alone one that may carry up to a 25% markup on top of that. If you're buying one of these new now either you have very deep pockets or a very low IQ.
You are probably at least partially correct, but there are some things a vehicle in this class can do that very few other vehicles can accomplish - hauling your choice of 7 people or a 9000 pound trailer (although not at the same time unless most of the people are very small) and comfortably cruise the interstates for hours. And the other options that are capable of this combination have different compromises.

Yes it may be an expensive time to buy one due to world issues, but in my case the financials are finally working so I can buy a new car. And I assure you I have neither a low IQ nor terribly deep pockets - it is simply that timing is dictating that this is the year to do it.

Be nice....
 

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It is waiting on nothing, but to be shipped. I was told that when I called Ford, and that is what my dealer told me.
Did you receive yours and when? Mine has been awaiting shipment since early September. Just sitting in a rail yard. Expected arrival is this week but have heard nothing. Getting impatient myself!
 

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Wow. I thought I had it bad. I've been waiting for a '22 hybrid F150. Ordered in March, VIN'd and stickered in first week of September, dropped out of trim selectivity at Dearborn Truck 9/14/22 and still not complete. I have a friend whose '22 F150 Tremor was completed the first week of September and still hasn't received it in Ames, IA. My ford friends are guestimating a February, '23 delivery for me.

For those of us who remember the Soviet Union....one of it's defining characteristics was a combination of shortages and rationing (in addition to Totalitarianism, suspect voting machinery and censorship). New vehicles would sometime take more than a year to deliver.....a fact that seemed perplexing to Americans at the time.....Socialism is as Socialism does.
 
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