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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:14 pm

fbitz777 wrote:oh well that was wishful thinking that the '17 FFE with its increased range would spark more production

but again I tried to order one 4 months ago and they now claim there is no allocation anyhow.
Actually that means a lot more people want the FFE, Ford just isn't willing to build them.

Supply and demand: clearly there is enough demand to sell the car out for the rest of the year. Ford needs to kick up the manufacturing more.
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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:01 pm

I'm retired from Ford and ordered a 2017 FFE six weeks ago (Apr 19) through their "Z" plan (retiree discount) here in Livonia, Michigan. We'd purchased a 2016 ICE Focus hatchback from that dealer's inventory for my wife last November and I was impressed with how quiet the hatchback had become; it replaced a 2005 Focus sedan. I couldn't believe it when the salesman actually printed up information on a C-Max they had in inventory and pointed his pen at what I would pay (less, by a couple thousand dollars), just in case I'd rather buy a hybrid. I remained calm and polite because he'd said he was obliged to offer that car to me. This Ford was my plan 'B,' however. The month before I ordered, I'd really tried to buy a Hyundai Ioniq Electric, although it would have cost far more.

With Tesla suing Michigan and GM building their Bolt, Ford must develop a competitive 'everyman' pure electric. I won't care if the next generation Focus Electric comes out before this year is over or reclaims cargo volume or costs less or has greater range. I'd been in love with the Th!nk when Ford owned 51% of them, but that never happened.

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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm

And the Leaf sells over a thousand montly for an inferior car compared to the FFE. SMDH..
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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 am

Don't forget it costs more than the FFE or at least it did back in '14 when I bough mine.
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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:41 am

triangles wrote:Don't forget it costs more than the FFE or at least it did back in '14 when I bough mine.
The Leaf costs a LOT more than the FFE. Hence why I have an FFE :D
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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:39 am

scottt wrote:
triangles wrote:Don't forget it costs more than the FFE or at least it did back in '14 when I bough mine.
The Leaf costs a LOT more than the FFE. Hence why I have an FFE :D
They are literally giving these away now.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... nd-of-june
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Re: FFE ...is it on the rebound? 407 sold in March!

Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:59 am

Pearl wrote:
scottt wrote:
triangles wrote:Don't forget it costs more than the FFE or at least it did back in '14 when I bough mine.
The Leaf costs a LOT more than the FFE. Hence why I have an FFE :D
They are literally giving these away now.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... nd-of-june
Looks to be for a lease though. Leasing doesn't work (make sense) in VA where I am as you owe sales tax on the full purchase price. Bought my FFE. Plan to run it till the battery goes no more.
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