Thanks for this review and writeup.
I had ordered a Lightning with the optimistic plan to tow our Escape 19. Glad to see someone gave it a shot.
I ultimately chickened out last week after considering our personal situation and bought a Tundra HV.
We do about two camping weekends a month...
And thanks for all your efforts in all of these threads and behind the scenes!
I definitely feel bad being a data point contributing to the current onslaught of anti-EV nonsense, but I’m hopeful for the next couple years.
At least the Tundra has a battery and a kind of full EV mode at lower...
I've got good news and bad news:
Good news is that the truck finally went to "Built" last night (9/21 production day - Lariat ER)
Bad news that I may get roasted for is that I completely chickened out at the last minute and went and bought a Tundra Platinum HV and cancelled my order.
This happens every once in a while in my Polestar 2 as well. First time it happened, I was certain I hit something because it was so violent, but it was just the car slamming on the brakes because there was a curb behind me.
Suppose it's better than actually backing into something but damn...
Saw some folks with 9/21 production dates finally went to built.
I'm still sitting in "In Production" hell. How many are left at IP for this group? Wondering if the truck will even show up before December at this point, being on the west coast.
Obviously dealers can play whatever games they want, but the general procedure for most dealers is that you are eligible for the incentives that were available during your order OR when you actually take delivery, just not both (unless your dealer wants to of course).
So if you ordered during...
lol I had the same experience as you, where they basically told me what the tracker said (In Production) and that I should just look at the tracker. Soo yeah guess I’ll just wait until the dealership calls me to tell me if it ever actually shows up because the chat certainly wasn’t useful.
I’ve got all the same dates as you, except it’s a Lariat ER and I’ve had absolutely no movement. Still showing In Production with the last update being September 22nd.
So welcome to the club; it’s seemingly not exclusive for any particular trim or option.
May just be the fact that you have to permanently modify the truck's frame.
That's a turn-off for me, personally. I'm fine with permanent frame modifications for significant suspension changes on a high performance vehicle, but for just mildly lowering the rear of a $80,000 pickup truck, it...
Just a data point update:
My 9/17 blend date, 9/21 "In Production" date is still listed as "In Production" as of this evening.
Since I asked my salesperson about the $7500 cashback incentive, I also asked if she had any better details than I'm privy to on Ford's website.
She said the truck is...