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With that business model there must be a substantial profit margin to the dealer to take all those risks. A monthly rental fee for demo cars and potentially being landed with a £50k car if the buyer cancels! The margins might be better than what we initially thought.

It sounds more like turning the dealer into some kind of franchise rather than a partnership with Ford.

I dont think they are waiting for x amount of cars before shipping. I think shipping was delayed after finding the (secret) defect.
I don't think there is that much of a margin which is why it is a gamble for the dealers. It is why only certain dealers are even selling the MME and not ALL dealers. Those who preordered but haven't yet confirmed will be hearing from their dealers soon to commit to a confirmed order or risk it being cancelled. Most dealers are independents who sell Fords. If they wanted to change brands they could.





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Shame Fords new 0% finance offer emailed today doesn't extend to the MME, that would have been sweeeeeet

Get 0% APR with Ford Credit*, plus 3 months deferred payment^ and a £1,000 upgrade saving~ on selected vehicles.


The Small Print:

* 0% APR representative available for new Ford Cars on Ford Options. Retail only. Finance subject to status. Freepost Ford Credit. Excludes Fiesta ST, EcoSport, New Puma ST, Focus Style, Focus ST, Mustang and All-New Mustang Mach-E. New Puma (excluding ST) and all Kuga EcoBoost petrol engines are only available on 0% for 2 year Ford Options.
 

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Not much. That's the date mine said last week. Ford are supposed to give us updates on our cars progress. My status on my ford account still only shows ordered. Although it was built 6 weeks ago it is not showing as in production even. I'm beginning to think that the only update that I can trust will be when my dealer rings to say it is in and he wants my money. I'm fed up trying to second guess where my car is. I can't even get onto Grimaldi's schedule to see what ships are scheduled now.
Came across this schedule - its the only Grimaldi vessel I have found coming into Southampton in the next 2/3 months - fingers crossed there are some Mach-E's on board!
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I just got my a partial VIN from my dealer. I didn't realise there was more! Does anyone know what digits 5 and 6 are for ER RWD UK model? i.e. 3FMTxx
 

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I just got my a partial VIN from my dealer. I didn't realise there was more! Does anyone know what digits 5 and 6 are for ER RWD UK model? i.e. 3FMTxx
WF0TR1. 3FM is for the US market
 

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Shame Fords new 0% finance offer emailed today doesn't extend to the MME, that would have been sweeeeeet

Get 0% APR with Ford Credit*, plus 3 months deferred payment^ and a £1,000 upgrade saving~ on selected vehicles.


The Small Print:

* 0% APR representative available for new Ford Cars on Ford Options. Retail only. Finance subject to status. Freepost Ford Credit. Excludes Fiesta ST, EcoSport, New Puma ST, Focus Style, Focus ST, Mustang and All-New Mustang Mach-E. New Puma (excluding ST) and all Kuga EcoBoost petrol engines are only available on 0% for 2 year Ford Options.
Yeah some amazing incentives out there. The nearest one for me would be the Kuga. Great discounts on it. Poor discounts on the Puma though. The price difference between those is quite slim. I'm moving from kuga and do a lot of miles so for now sticking with the mache.

At the rate things are going i'll have saved up enough cash to make the finance part of the deal a considerable amount smaller.
 

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While we await our cars, I’m still planning road trips. Interesting report up today on the real word rapid charge capabilities (from a US review): https://www.greencarreports.com/new...fast-does-the-ford-ev-charge-up-on-road-trips

Anyone know if the Plug&Charge function will work with any UK networks like it does with Electrify America? I assume this would only work with rapid chargers, like the one in this review, so maybe the IONITY network which we know we get a deal on via FordPass.
 

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Spotted in the UK, possibly in Essex?

Possibly taken with a late 1990s digital camera prototype from Fisher Price.

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“Enhance.”

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“ENHANCE!”

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That's a little better. Enjoy! 😁
Here’s another local shot, looks like a different colour Mach E, and this is at the Gridserve charging hub in Braintree:

 

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Here’s another local shot, looks like a different colour Mach E, and this is at the Gridserve charging hub in Braintree:

That brings the delivery day a little closer(hopefully). Got to be the first UK plated RHD car we have seen so there is at least one in the country. Lets hope more come soon.
 

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You are, of course, correct. My bad. It's far too early. Wishful thinking
There's a word for that where you see what you want to see 😂 I did the same at first.
 

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