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    BuzzyBud’s Words of Wizdom

    Rod, Your thoughtful posting caught me by surprise! All the threads you listed was an incredibly happy trip down memory lane. Thank you for that! Throughout my life I have been guided by a simple concept. The idea states, “The world should be a better place because a man/woman has lived.” As...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I have learned so much about the 2021 Bronco and genuinely enjoyed sharing my knowledge and joy with our wonderful community. As I attempted to convert from my 2021 order to a 2022 order, I encountered bumps in the road. Actually, my road ended, and I saw...
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    New Hampshire Off-Roadeo - October 8, 2021

    Excellent report! Thank you. For those thinking about attending NH Off-Roadeo, keep in mind it may close during the winter.
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    Making Progress on the Journey to Owning a Bronco!

    Last night I thought a lot about this journey to owning a Bronco and all the work done by many Bronco enthusiasts as they worked tirelessly to bring back the Bronco. For those who are new to Bronco Nation, I attached a link below. The video is titled “Bronco Celebration” and worth watching. I...
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    Making Progress on the Journey to Owning a Bronco!

    After a 64-minute wait, I got through to a genuinely nice customer support person within the Ford Marketing Division at 1-800-334-4375, option #3. I called to change my Bronco dealer to one who should have more allocations as based on the MY22 allocation formula. Although we had a very pleasant...
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    How do you transfer dealers

    Recently, I had a belief conversation with a dealer who saw nothing wrong with Ford “punishing’ the dealers (there are many more than just Granger) who saw an opportunity to undercut many of the larger Ford dealers with their price structure. Interestingly, I thought he might be equally...
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    How do you transfer dealers

    Hey @Laura once again I want to compliment you on your interest in understanding all the intricate aspects of trying to own a Bronco. Sometimes just trying is all that is needed. To help further your knowledge, permit me to share a few more observations based on my analysis of hundreds of...
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    How do you transfer dealers

    @Laura Bravo on your goal of understanding what the troops in the trenches are seeing. The number of allocations versus orders at a dealer is simply the beginning. What you may not be seeing is how both potential owners and especially dealers are working the system. Keep in mind, Ford is...
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    How do you transfer dealers

    @Laura, thank you for your efforts! Being able to transfer to another dealer seems to be only one hurtle to overcome. In my area dealers do not appear to be receptive to helping potential Bronco owners. I sense they are frustrated. Below is just one of the examples I am encountering. “After...
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    Today at Bronco Nation - Wed., 10-13-21

    First off, @Laura thank you for your understanding as displayed in the livestream. You are correct, as Bronco Nation works to create a community, communication is key. For most viewers of the livestream, they will not remember the content days, weeks, or months from now. However, they will...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    Rod, thank you for your kind words. It has been a long journey and I learned a great deal. Since it is human nature to gravitate toward the familiar, a part of me seeks to just get the darn thing in the garage. I will admit I engaged in extensive research and that was fun. Intellectual exercises...
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    Today at Bronco Nation - Tues., 10-12-21

    "Of course, there continues to be a lot of feeling surrounding allocations:" I am reminded of the line, “When the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the city experienced a heat wave.” (I have others, but one should be enough to communicate my thoughts. ;))
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    Some Ford Bronco Reservations Could Be Delayed for Years

    Thank you for posting the article! I particularly like the quote from Jim Farley, Ford CEO. For the record, Ford's very own CEO, Jim Farley, has been a proponent of this promise to the consumer, at least as a concept. Speaking to Reuters back in August, the executive said "We are really...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    What is not being discussed is the elephant in the room. The first year of the Bronco rollout has been “challenging” as potential owners switched out dealers, changed builds, jumped the line, all to get a Bronco in the driveway. I have been part of that behavior. Like many, I justified these...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    A wise person once said, “The emotions you feel when you seek an object can be very different from the emotions you feel when you obtain the object.”
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    This past summer I went through my phase of changing the build to get a Bronco sooner than later. Like many I went from 2-door to 4-door soft top. Did not help and quite frankly, I felt terrible. It felt like going into a shoe store seeking a pair of hiking boots and being sold a pair of...
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    just spoke with Ford Customer Service

    I suspect there will be many constrained commodities for the Bronco in 2022. Those who seek the lowest trims with the fewest options might snag limited allocations. Those Broncos may also appear in volume as stock Broncos for those dealers with excess allocations when they have no “buildable”...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    Yes, I plan to call the Bronco Support Team again on Thursday or Friday to seek a dealer transfer. It is my hope the answer will be different. As a side note, it took me over 90 minutes to finally talk to a person. Their telephone operators must be exhausted be the end of their shift. ;)...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    From my experience, most dealers will not tell you their 2021 allocations or their projected 2022 allocation. However, once you understand the new formula, you can study a dealer’s web site and begin to get an idea. As a case in point, look at the link below. Look at the number of Ford vehicles...
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    Bronco Support Team – Telephone Conversation.

    Clearly, the Bronco Support Team member I spoke with this morning had no such direction. Maybe she forgot to read the memo?! ;)