- February 25, 2011
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- 2020 Explorer ST
Awesome, Thanks for the pictures!!
For those keeping score, I just noticed that the invoice date on mine with a build date of 5/21 flipped to 6/25/19, it had been stuck at 5/8 and without the EPA mileage. Now it has the EPA mileage. Hopefully (and it's just hope) that means mine will be on one of the next trucks to Columbus.
Also, because I have a bad case of OCD, I've been able to track Explorers on the Cassens site bound for Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and some Michigan destinations. I'm not sure if they ship beyond that for the Explorer. I just try to find the biggest Ford dealer in each major metropolitan area, then look them up on Cassens, then check their deliveries.
Ford has finally released your car. It is now in the shippers hands waiting to leave the plant.
There is no ETA yet in the system.
Awaiting Shipment - Released Ford Chicago Assembly, IL Jul-08-2019, 00:00 EDT
Thanks - Cassens seems to be struggling getting these vehicles shipped. The earliest build date I've seen them ship is 6/4 and the latest 6/15 and they really aren't shipping that many loads out. I suppose there could be other factors in play like maybe it is buried behind cars going via other shippers or Ford builds in some sort of geographic order but neither of those really make sense to me. It's probably just that Cassens can't handle the surge (and they had to go through a drought while the plant was shutdown for a couple of months).
It has to be driving some bean counters somewhere crazy that there are these units ready to ship and they can't get them out and sold.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes Cassens to ship it now that it is released.
I stopped by my dealer on a whim and they had just off loaded my Explorer an hour ago. They said they could have it ready this evening, so I will be trolling the Ford site for that private cash offer while I wait, lol
If you get an offer, you won't be able to claim it for up to 48 hours. The offer takes a day or two to load in Smart Vincent for the dealer to claim it. You'd have to put off taking delivery till most likely Sunday.
Congrats on the new ST!
If you remember, mine was one of the first cars you tracked on the Cassens site. I took delivery on 7/1 so been driving it about 10 days now. I just posted a 700 mile review in the Stock 2020 discussion group. I have many of the same thoughts as you.
Good luck exploring all the new features and congrats again.
Congrats that it is finally here!! Love the 3rd pic. The light, dark and shading looks amazing!
Will have to show my wife when she wakes up. I'm going to steal that pic and post it for the guy who was tracking it for me/you.
can you check something for me. When you go into the massaging seats, if it is like the Lincoln I was looking at, you have 2 options at the top. One shows you 5 rows across the seat and you can hit the plus/minus on each row to adjust the air pressure in the seat (shoulders, lower back, butt, upper thigh, lower thigh). Then the other is your massage tab and if you hit that, that's when it massages you.
Can you just confirm that is how it works too in the Explorer? Trying to see if it is the same system or if the Lincoln is a step up.
I believe the Aviator allows you to extend the cushion to some degree for more thigh support. Did you happen to notice if the Nautilus has that feature as well?Well that is a damn shame. The Lincoln had two in the bottom. For me, it is my legs that get antsy and uncomfortable during long drives and that's where the massaging would help over the upper back (wtf)...
I believe the Aviator allows you to extend the cushion to some degree for more thigh support. Did you happen to notice if the Nautilus has that feature as well?