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Must be honest, I also have a reservation for a Cybertruck but the Lightning looks much more practical, 60/40 at this point toward Lightning. Have been watch the industry closely especially the work of Munro & Assoc. I am not an anti ICE guy, I have an F450 for hauling my RV but an EV seems super practical for a daily driver and running to Lowes or the grocery store.

Not a big fan of pouch battery but time will tell, I do believe Ford knows this launch is critical to their future so I think they will get it right.

I look forward to all of you insiders pumping out the knowledge you gain to keep us informed on progress.
 

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I have a CyberTruck reservation as well and might buy the F150 and possibly sell it when the CyberTruck does eventually come out. Additionally, I am going for the Tri-Motor and that should be in the 500-mile range which is important for towing and going camping here in the PNW.
 

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I have a Rivian R1T reservation and a Lightning reservation. I bought a Tesla Model 3 new for my wife in 2019. We bought the FSD full self driving upgrade for $6k in Sept 2019 with the promises it would "be available later this year". We still don't have it. Paid for it - haven't received it yet. Anyone with a CT reservation will be sorely disappointed.

My R1T reservation was $1000. That is a serious commitment. That is an amazing truck and they have already started deliveries. A bit smaller than the Lightning, but for my use and in my experience, the F150 is too big (2014 Super Crew FX4 Ecoboost and a 2005 SC).


I placed a reservation on the Lightning because of its ability to backfeed into my house, as we were in the market for a backup generator anyways.

But -- the reason I am here. Has anyone else had their reservation cancelled? I never got a communication from Ford, I only see that I have a "RV01 Kowalski Ford" $100.00 credit on my credit card bill. Looks like a refund to me.

I called the dealership and, of course, got zero info from them.

Ford's chat is closed as is their phone system.

Anytime else seen, heard, or know if this?

I reserved within 3 days of the banks being open and if I have to start over again I'd be seriously in a lurch as my Tacoma lease ends 9/2022.
 

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I also looked at Tesla and the CT. But got turned off by the poor reliability ratings and service issues. Consumer Reports has them at the bottom of their list. We also don't know pricing or availability from Tesla and they are constantly changing their pricing and specs. The CT was unveiled two years ago and where is it? Most of their current models jumped 10K in price in the last 8 months alone. Where is the promised EV that everyone can afford?
 

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I have an update about the post I made earlier about my $100 deposit being credited back to my credit card.

1. The dealership was worthless in helping me out with this matter, even though they had at least 10 other people calling with the same question.

2. I called the Lightning hotline and eventually spoke to a human. The rep there told me that "after a certain amount of time deposits on the books get refunded when an order does not get filled."

3. I called my dealership back and let them know what the rep told me. I essentially got a, "why are you calling to bother me with this info" vibe.

4. About two days after speaking with the Lightning reservation person, I got an email from Ford saying that my dealership had been bought out and that the deposit I had for the Lightning was going to be credited to the credit card I used to place my reservation. There email also said that I still have my reservation and that I would not need to resend the $100.00.

I did not contact the dealership with this new info. They can figure it out on their own.

Finally, it is pretty unsettling to think I could lose my reservation spot because the dealership I reserved through was bought by another dealership.
 

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I have an update about the post I made earlier about my $100 deposit being credited back to my credit card.

1. The dealership was worthless in helping me out with this matter, even though they had at least 10 other people calling with the same question.

2. I called the Lightning hotline and eventually spoke to a human. The rep there told me that "after a certain amount of time deposits on the books get refunded when an order does not get filled."

3. I called my dealership back and let them know what the rep told me. I essentially got a, "why are you calling to bother me with this info" vibe.

4. About two days after speaking with the Lightning reservation person, I got an email from Ford saying that my dealership had been bought out and that the deposit I had for the Lightning was going to be credited to the credit card I used to place my reservation. There email also said that I still have my reservation and that I would not need to resend the $100.00.

I did not contact the dealership with this new info. They can figure it out on their own.

Finally, it is pretty unsettling to think I could lose my reservation spot because the dealership I reserved through was bought by another dealership.
Whew!

This is yet another of the problems the dealership model still poses.
 
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