Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





2011 Ford Explorer

1252628303133

Comments

  • new_fordnew_ford Posts: 2
    Did you get any deal from Gentilini Ford as they are not easy to deal with??
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,597
    I'm betting that Ford was forced to make some change that had the potential for an adverse effect on FE.

    Is this fact or just a WAG on your part??

    Again - answer the question or is deflecting easier??

    Flood the market..??!! Wouldn't that be like....90 days of inventory on each dealer's sales lot...??

    Actually more than 60 days is flooding the market.
  • swhildinswhildin Posts: 6
    I think so especially since I turned in a lease I have only had for 16 months (a Ford Edge). And I can't tell you how much i love the explorer - It would be have worth it to spend a little extra to have it!
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    My brother has a '10 Fusion Sport with the same 3.5 v6

    Do they come with the 3.5L now? Didn't know that, thought they were still putting the 3.0L in the Fusion..... That would be one peppy car!
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,627
    Do they come with the 3.5L now? Didn't know that, thought they were still putting the 3.0L in the Fusion..... That would be one peppy car!

    Starting in '10 Ford offered a Fusion Sport that has the 3.5 standard and is the only way to get the 3.5 in a Fusion. It definitely is peppy.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,444
    Not only that, the 3.0 got a new top end in '09.
    Now rated @ 240 hp.
    Our '09 Escape with that engine and 6 speed trans gets about 22 mpg vs our '04 3.0 (200 hp) with 4 speed, which averages about 19 mpg.
  • After being assured by our Ford dealer that the wait for a factory ordered 2011 Explorer would be no longer than 6-8 weeks, I ordered our first American car at the end of Jan. After 3 months I've heard only that the car was "born" on 3/24 and is sitting in a lot in Illinois awaiting transport. Unfortunately our dealer doesn't seem very motivated to find out when this car is being delivered, and I get the same answer when I call for my weekly update. What is going on???? I've been told to rest assured that I'm not the only one waiting... instead I'm wondering if maybe I should have bought another Honda Pilot. What is the delivery delay?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,444
    That is the question everyone wants to know the answer to.
  • swhildinswhildin Posts: 6
    Not really sure what the delay is - i know they can't get the black paint from japan. but I do know for a fact they are worth the wait - got mine after a 3 1/2 month wait and i love it!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,444
    edited April 2011
    I just went through my usual dealer stock check and there is some new inventory available. There is a Bronze color I have not seen before.
  • new_fordnew_ford Posts: 2
    What are the customers going to do if they need body work and how do you match a paint job that has paint that is not made anymore??

    Repaint the complete vehicle???

    This might turn ugly.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    "The shortage of freight cars has added anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to the time it takes for new cars to reach dealers, forcing auto makers to park finished vehicles near plants around the country."

    Rail Woes Hit Auto Deliveries (MarketWatch)

    Anyone heard any better theories?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Outstanding! Now, is that 3.0 a version of the older Duratec, just improved? Not that I have a problem with that, just wondering. It was a great engine.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I bet Sherwin Williams will make an aftermarket paint that will match perfectly. They do for about every color made right now.
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,627
    The the updated 3.0 is still the same duratech. It's just been massaged to put out more power. I think most of the improvements are in the valvetrain.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,597
    What are the customers going to do if they need body work and how do you match a paint job that has paint that is not made anymore??

    The paint is currently unavailable because of an ingredient made in Japan. Don't forget, Ford doesn't make the paint - it buys it. So whoever is supplying the paint - PPG, Dupont, BASF, et al - will find another source for the ingredient.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,444
    edited May 2011
    OK, but who wants their car repainted with a brush or a roller? ;)
  • bob431bob431 Posts: 1
    Since when did FORD start building cars in JAPAN? I am confused I want to buy AMERICAN, not Japanese, why can't FORD get paint in America?

    Bob
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,597
    edited May 2011
    Bob - one key ingredient in the Tuxedo Black paint in made in Japan:

    "A Japanese supplier provided a patented substance called Xirallic, used to give the red and black paints a slight metallic glitter. Ford is working with its paint supplier to find another substance that can be mixed in, instead, spokesman Todd Nissen, said." money.cnn.com

    It also affected Chrysler, Honda, Toyota and Honda. On a positive note, that plant which is 35 miles from the crippled nuclear plant, reopened yesterday.

    It's a global economy Bob. In fact, the company that makes Xirallic is Merck - a German company. Further, Ford makes cars all over the world and at one time made Model T's in Japan.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    I had dropped off my Fusion for a squawk noise(which did not happen once in the two days I let them have it), and just wanted to see the new Exploder. They had one on the lot, sold about 4 the week prior to the day I was there. Its nice, not as nice as the Flex, but the Flex can't do what the Exploder can. What shocked me though, the price, $47K! $47,000 for one! Holy cow. I can buy a Superduty diesel for that price. It is a totally new vehicle, inside and out, and it should do well, if it can rock climb like the older ones, it will do even better, but since it's on a Uni and not a frame, that might not be possible.

    I'm curious though, why doesn't Ford advertise the Flex like it does the Explorer and other cars? It's a unique vehicle in their lineup, right between the Taurus and Explorer, and a very well made car.
Sign In or Register to comment.