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  • 02-04-2013, 02:56 PM
    ausrutherford
    Some dealers have a few, just not all. Probably in the Cali or Midwest areas only though.


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  • 02-04-2013, 02:41 PM
    TurboS40

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    I went to the Lincoln dealer today to get an oil change and walked around the lot. They only had 2 '13 MKSs a TON of MKXs a few MKTs and a lot of Navigators. I asked a salesman if they had any '13 MKZs and he said no and no one does and that they are delayed till March!
    Money is being wasted promoting a product that isn't even at the dealership. You don't need a marketing degree to know that if you advertise your product, you better have the goods available when people show up.

    The MKC better not have any flubs.
  • 02-03-2013, 02:42 PM
    2b2

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by MKII View Post
    ...I cannot believe this is what Mulally's vision is. Maybe he is too hands off in this department and depending too much on his underling to get it done properly.
    so 'they' say:
    Mark Fields - Why he's rated higher than his boss: Detroit buzz is he's already doing Mulally's job on a daily basis...



    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    - Bespoke 1.0
    - a surprise MCE (or 2)
    - 8 speed tranny
    - Nano v6
    some^ would be very Very good
    All^ could even be more than enough
    think I'm deciding that the Bespoke Program won't start until after FlatRock comes online and takes the pressure off
  • 02-03-2013, 01:40 PM
    germeezy1

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    If there are truly unfilled MKZ pre orders, and those who have expressed interest are waiting an extended period of time there are heads that need to roll in Dearborn. Lincoln can ill afford product launches that are compromised in any way.
  • 02-03-2013, 03:02 AM
    MKII

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Looks to me like Mulally's goal of a One Team, One Ford, moniker is not working at the North American assembly plants QC departments.
    Getting them out the door to the sales floor rather then getting them out the door in tip top condition seems to be
    the weak link. And it ain't being reported properly at the weekly Thursday meeting.

    I cannot believe this is what Mulally's vision is. Maybe he is too hands off in this department and depending too much on his underling to get it done properly.
  • 02-02-2013, 10:38 PM
    falcon lover

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Mercury & Buick Fan View Post
    That sounds about like my local Lincoln dealer the last time I took my car in for service. They had 3 MKS's only 6 MKX's 1 MKT 2 2012 MKZ's and no Navigators. I wonder why such big delays on the new MKZ.
    Why the delay? Ineficient Job on the production department! Mullaly needs to fire someone because this disastrous MK Z launch
  • 02-02-2013, 08:37 PM
    Mercury & Buick Fan

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    I went to the Lincoln dealer today to get an oil change and walked around the lot. They only had 2 '13 MKSs a TON of MKXs a few MKTs and a lot of Navigators. I asked a salesman if they had any '13 MKZs and he said no and no one does and that they are delayed till March!
    That sounds about like my local Lincoln dealer the last time I took my car in for service. They had 3 MKS's only 6 MKX's 1 MKT 2 2012 MKZ's and no Navigators. I wonder why such big delays on the new MKZ.
  • 02-02-2013, 07:03 PM
    Andrew L

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    I went to the Lincoln dealer today to get an oil change and walked around the lot. They only had 2 '13 MKSs a TON of MKXs a few MKTs and a lot of Navigators. I asked a salesman if they had any '13 MKZs and he said no and no one does and that they are delayed till March!
  • 02-01-2013, 08:15 PM
    2b2

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon lover View Post
    Mullaly is seeing very close t.he Lincoln sales. He will not give the Green ligth to the produccin of the MK C if the MKZ dont sell enough units. The de decition point must be in the next Sixth months. And i dont see a good start for the MK Z
    yeah
    tho I'm fairly optimistic about the Z's prospects,
    I might spend most of 2013 (half-)waiting for a shoe to drop.

    Still hoping for *some* more activity from Lincoln
    & the other half-of-me thinks we MIGHT see it soon
    - Bespoke 1.0
    - a surprise MCE (or 2)
    - 8 speed tranny
    - Nano v6
    some^ would be very Very good
    All^ could even be more than enough
  • 02-01-2013, 03:06 PM
    falcon lover

    Re: Ford Reports a 22 Percent Sales Jump in January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    not quite that fast for either reliable data nor decision imho, FalconLover:
    pre-orders not yet filled will inflate Feb sales tho slowly building inventories will keep off-the-lot sales down ... give it until summer to even out
    but
    not to open old wounds, the MKC really ought to give them their 18%+ annual sales increase which will make it harder to kill Lincoln (like the Tracer woulda made Mercury) so the next decision point imho is the launching of the MKC;
    If all goes according to plan (production shown in NYC, Job1 not delayed) then I can believe FLincMoCo's commitment...until the next decision point...
    Mullaly is seeing very close t.he Lincoln sales. He will not give the Green ligth to the produccin of the MK C if the MKZ dont sell enough units. The de decition point must be in the next Sixth months. And i dont see a good start for the MK Z
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