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:cry: I saw a post elsewhere that XLT was sold out now for the upcoming 4th wave.
Can anyone verify? Please don’t respond if you do NOT know for sure. Stay on topic thread please. Thanks.
 

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What is the source of this rumor about XLT and Platinum being sold out?
 

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Someone ordering posted to this thread as well:

XLT is sold out with either battery.
Lariat is still available with both batteries.
Platinum is still available.
 

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This makes me so angry that Ford would not produce the # of models that were closely statistically desired. It's not about profit this early in the EV evolution. Give customers what they want, make them happy :(
 

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This makes me so angry that Ford would not produce the # of models that were closely statistically desired. It's not about profit this early in the EV evolution. Give customers what they want, make them happy :(
As indicated by ChasingCoral, Ford allocated a higher number of Lariats….

I still argue though that they would sell more XLTs if they had a bigger allocation but likely a lot less profit.
 

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Ford certainly has their statistics in hand to manage their own build expectations from the public, and since they are a 'sales' organization they are going to try to maximize not only the numbers of vehicles produced to sale, but also the profit per vehicle, which we might all assume is the Platinum version. I think if the PRO model was the ONLY model they released, they'd still most certainly have a BIG WINNER on their hands, and it would still possibly become the overwhelming BEST SELLING VEHICLE in the market.
But, the business is not just numbers, at least not just the numbers of vehicles, but the profit per vehicle. Some customers will always default to the Highest model possible and the most 'add ons' available, it's just their thing. I could buy TWO of these Pro trucks for that price, though.
On the converse, if Ford wants to saturate the market and actually quickly become that prestigious holder of the most sought-after vehicle in the market, they might want to build what the masses want - an affordable truck, like the Pro model that they advertise the exceptional pricing for. Henry Ford did just that.
 

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Remember that at this point Ford is limited in the number of batteries they can get to build these trucks. No matter what models they made, they would still only make about 20,000 this year.
 

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Remember that at this point Ford is limited in the number of batteries they can get to build these trucks. No matter what models they made, they would still only make about 20,000 this year.
Crossed my line of thought when ordering. Making fewer ER packs means they can build more units overall in MY2022. Will they build mine, though?

Having said that, for my use the SR is plenty anyway. Maybe 4 trips a year now that would require charging away from home. ER might reduce that to 3. Maybe.
 

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agreed, as my situation, even with multiple trips per year well over 100 miles, and sometimes towing, will not make me feel the 'need' to spend an astonishing amount more just to have 70 more relative miles, which is only 35 miles one way, if you are trying 'not' to stop and fast charge.
 

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With my Wave 4 order 'forcing' me to order a Lariat, I decided to go with the extended-range battery. When you factor in the value of the extra EVSE and improved charging curve possibilities and range and resale value, it seemed like the thing to do at that high price point.

I can't believe I went from deciding on a $58,000 standard range XLT 311A w/tow pkg (because of the 18" tires and cloth seats) to an $80,000 leather-trimmed Cadillariat truck w/carbon 20s. :sick::eek::sick:
 

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With my Wave 4 order 'forcing' me to order a Lariat, I decided to go with the extended-range battery. When you factor in the value of the extra EVSE and improved charging curve possibilities and range and resale value, it seemed like the thing to do at that high price point.

I can't believe I went from deciding on a $58,000 standard range XLT 311A w/tow pkg (because of the 18" tires and cloth seats) to an $80,000 leather-trimmed Cadillariat truck w/carbon 20s. :sick::eek::sick:
What, no Platinum? ;)
 
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