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Gone but not forgotten

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Flying68, September 19, 2019.

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  1. Flying68

    Flying68 Active Member

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    Today I said goodbye to my beloved companion of the last 7 years and 11 months. Together we have been to the tops of mountains. It sheltered us from the wrath of Zeus, sacrificing itself but reemerging after 2 months in ICU. It survived chocolate milk spills, several regurgitations of stomach contents, hail storms, snow storms, and two encounters with inattentive drivers but it never failed me when I needed it. It was finicky at first until we worked through some issues, and required a bit of first aid. But in the end it was worth it. Thank you. I hope you go on to serve someone else as well as you have me. Thank you for the last 156,572 miles.

    PS: you still look as good as the day we met (almost that is). 20190917_202156.jpg 20190918_154232.jpg 20190918_153417.jpg
     
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  3. Flying68

    Flying68 Active Member

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    I may lurk from time to time but with this new big boy, I probably will be moving on.
    Went with a 2019 Expedition Platinum 4x4 in Magnetic Metallic with Medium Ceramic interior. $12500 below MSRP with dealer discount RCC, FMC Bonus Cash, and a PCO. They gave me $7500 on my '12 Explorer Limited 4WD. They also included aftermarket window tinting. Doc fee was $249 and delivery was $200. Did the deal over the phone and text messages. Dealership is 125 miles away, they drove it up, we signed the paperwork, they drove the trade back. 20190918_192125.jpg
     
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  4. ExPlat

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    I like your story, it has a happy ending...:chug:
    I also like that Expedition, it's a beauty, enjoy!

    My 2000 Expedition EB 4WD lasted me 10 years and 150k miles, was a terrific vehicle.
     
  5. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Congrats. I have had man Expedition rentals and have loved every one of them. You will be very happy with it.
     
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    That is one amazing dealer! That is how business should be done!

    I had a very similar experience when buying my GMC, the dealer brought the truck to me and I signed the paperwork on my dining table, 15 min and I was done.

    I wish the Explorer buying experience was the same...but yeah that was not something I would want to relive...
     
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  7. KayGee

    KayGee Well-Known Member

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    It seems like a decent deal for what is a relatively high demand SUV, but I've not seen dealers don't go that far out of their way for a sale unless they are desperate or have a huge gross.

    Anyway, that is a nice looking vehicle in a nice color.
     
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  8. Flying68

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    I will plug them. Bill Knight Ford of Stillwater, OK. The driver said they deliver all over the country. They even had a vehicle headed out to California, (driver was flying back). Gabbie was my sales person.
     
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