Reminder: You Can Still Order a Ford Pickup Truck
We’re heading into the official summertime here in the United States, and along with that come the summertime sales where dealerships are trying to move metal. Many dealerships want to move the cars and trucks on the lot so badly that they conveniently forget that they can order a truck for you, or trade with another dealership to get what you want. Considering how easy it is to do that, it’s a bit of a surprise they forget.
I remember one Ford I purchased (it was a car, but same process), the dealership actually let me order the car. I keyed the thing and hit the submit button, and BAM! The car was built and shipped to my dealership. It’s so easy even I can do it, which is saying something.
Over at The Truth About Cars, their resident number cruncher recently penned a piece about why there are no base model trucks for sale on dealership lots. There are no work trucks that can easily be purchased.
Drive by most dealerships and you’ll notice the same thing. We’ve even talked to dealerships in the past about inventory and they’ll tell us that the higher-spec models fly off the lots, while other models sit.
So the piece over at TTAC doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. But remember, the Big 3 truck makers, including Ford, still let you order a truck. No, you can’t have something they don’t offer, but the work truck of your dreams is just a few clicks — and a little bit of waiting — away.
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