NayNay, thank you for the update.I just did a long post in https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/leonardtown-ford-reservation-holders.7952/ and it answers some of the questions.
The earlier December date has been pushed to late December possibly early January. As a side note I am being told this is not due to Ford but because of Covid and the delays it has created around the world (with building and shipping) that Ford's vendors who create many parts for the Bronco are not completely ready to go yet. Ford is waiting on them.
Of course, but it is more communication than we get out of the mothership.Yes, but remember I am a dealership going by what my rep has told me.....
And it WAS (IS) FANTASTIC!I just did a long post in https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/leonardtown-ford-reservation-holders.7952/ and it answers some of the questions.
Maybe because Ford needs some type of beginning inventory level OR that a particular vendor is not even open at all?i‘ve read that the ordering postponement is due to supplier/ supply chain issues due to Covid. I can see how supplier Covid issues can delay the start of assembly and delivery, but I can’t see how supplier issues affect ordering. Unless supplier issues are so significant that the issues may cause Ford to change Bronco features. And Ford did say that B&P snafus won’t be fixed until next year. So I think some changes and more delays are coming our way.
Sounds like my clueless call today.. Kept asking me if I knew the difference between the Bronco Sport and the "full size" Bronco. I kept saying "I have TWO reservations, including a FE" I would hope I know what I reserved.I got a voicemail from my dealer. It is below. Looks like ordering will be in January.
Hi Craig this is Robert at Ted Britt Ford in Chantilly. I was just calling cause I saw that you were wondering when we start the ordering process for the Ford bronco. I didn't mention whether or not it was a full-size or the bronco sport I'm assuming you were asking about the full-size. We did already start ordering the sports which should be here probably by the end of the month or early in January but the full-size are not gonna start hitting the ground until probably April timeframe. That being said we don't actually start the ordering process until around January to February. It is a 2 to 3 month process when it actually gets ordered to when they start to hit the ground so I haven't started the process yet but I will definitely keep you in the loop. Please let me know if you have any questions meantime feel free to reach me on my cell. Thank you.
Could very well be. Someone who works for a tire company posted here that they were shutting down a tire plant for a while Due to Covid. if Ford needs but can’t get a beginning inventory before opening the order banks, they have 2 options. 1 - wait until the supplier can get all of the parts to Ford, or 2 - find a different supplier. And a different supplier could change Bronco specs.Maybe because Ford needs some type of beginning inventory level OR that a particular vendor is not even open at all?
I did not say I either way. But I got an email again confirming my reservation.Sounds like my clueless call today.. Kept asking me if I knew the difference between the Bronco Sport and the "full size" Bronco. I kept saying "I have TWO reservations, including a FE" I would hope I know what I reserved.
Soooo, I we will be getting those Filson Seats in our FE's? Ford would make us super happy.If the delay is true I personally don’t care too much. But what I do hope is that behind the scenes they have been taking our feedback into account and making a few wanted adjustments. No guarantee that is the case... but I’m hopeful they’ve taken any actionable intel and used it. They obviously aren’t going to make everyone happy but there are definitely a few things that could make the launch just a bit better.
What I do know is that ford cannot mess this up. And while blame covid is a lame excuse and can’t explain everything, I’m hopeful that some of the people behind the scenes are fighting for us and making some refinements.
In addition to these timing changes the team continues to actively listen to customer requests and as a result we will offer a new black interior to First Edition customers (more details to follow).On the 13th day of Christmas...