I called several FORD dealers in North Texas for one of my customers and they have SOLD COMPLETELY OUT of their CREW-CAB 08 F-150's. FANTASTIC!!!!!
January sells figures for FORD should be significantly better than GM,Chrysler,Toyota and Honda.
In 30 days we will find out just how good sells were in January. FORD stock has every reason to hit $10 by the end of 09.
Surely Jan 09 sells figures will be higher since FORD offered employee pricing AND cash rebates. This offer was suppose to expire on 1/5/09 but I was told by the dealer it has been extended to 1/12/09.
Since FORD has reduced its 09 vehicle production, they may end up selling out of the 2009 F150's before years end. Lets hope gasoline prices remain low and we could very well see some impressive sells figures from FORD.
So your predictions are based on one area.
Come to where I live and see how many trucks are sitting on the lot. You cannot give them away. and this is farm country!
Not sure we share the same outlook.
"January sells figures for FORD should be significantly better than "
Let's wait and see first. This is how investors get into trouble....
Maybe the dealers in your area will send them down here.
Its damn near impossible to find an 08 FORD CREW-CAB in north TEXAS. With employee pricing AND $12k rebate the dealers cant keep them on the lots. I've got several customers wishing they could find one.
>>I called several FORD dealers in North Texas for one of my customers and they have SOLD COMPLETELY OUT of their CREW-CAB 08 F-150's<<
I would hope so. They needed to clear out the leftover '08s for the new '09 model.
I had an '85 model, base trim level with the 3.8L V6/automatic. I also had a '96 model, LX trim level with the 4.6L V8 and the factory handling package(the "Sport Option"). I bought the '85 model used. The '96 had to be ordered to get what I wanted on it, but it was worth the wait! Outstanding car, and money well spent.
My current ride is an '08 Sport Trac, which I bought new a couple of months ago.
I wanted an '02 T-bird when they came out, but the starting price of $35k was too much at the time(I purchased a house not long before the car came out). I'll like to have one someday ...
If the opportunity ever presents itself, I'd really like to own an Amos Minter-restored T-bird. His restorations are the cream of the crop.
Nope, no head gasket problems on either car. If memory serves, the 3.8L head gasket problem started showing up on 1993-1995 models or thereabouts? I'm not sure now.
The '96 did develop the well-known crack in the intake manifold's front water passage, but the dealer found it during a routine cooling-system flush. Ford replaced the manifold under the terms of a recall, and there were no further problems.
Thats good to hear. I always wondered why car manufacturers went to composite intakes. The failure rate has to be 100's of times higher than metal intakes. In fact, I cant remember the last time I heard of a metal intake failing.