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Old 07-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #1551
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Train hauling cars to Tampa crashed south of Louisville yesterday. Don't know where it was from or what was on it. Pictures at
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #1552
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Train hauling cars to Tampa crashed south of Louisville yesterday. Don't know where it was from or what was on it. Pictures at
By watching the video there appears to be a white 4-runner in one of the derailed cars and it looks like a red mustang in one of the others. Here is the link to the site with the video:

http://www.wave3.com/story/15011393/...ter-derailment
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:35 PM   #1553
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funny. i was just talking with my sales guy about this. he said it was full of a bunch of new ford cars, including focussssss going to new customers. said something like 4 carriers worth of cars were damaged.

sadly, looks like those folk are going to be waiting a few weeks longer.

also, regarding the plant vacation closure next week he said that what they are doing is 1/2 the plant will be off the week of 7/4, and the other half will be off the following week. production operation will not be shut entirely down, but will be slowed (i guess, roughly, in half). so production will continue, just slower. my target delivery date is still for the end of july (with my luck it will arrive when i leave town for vacation). it also only involves assembly, and not painting, finishing, etc. so if your car makes it through assembly before the shut down (well end of today) then it should move through the next two weeks just fine.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:04 PM   #1554
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Oh no! I hope the car I "tracked" was truly my car! Because supposedly it's already in Tampa. I'm in Tampa and I feel bad for all those future ford owners!
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #1555
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I wonder if the damaged cars just get repaired by the insurance company. That would really suck to get a brand new car that had to be repaired before it even got delivered.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #1556
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funny. i was just talking with my sales guy about this. he said it was full of a bunch of new ford cars, including focussssss going to new customers. said something like 4 carriers worth of cars were damaged.

sadly, looks like those folk are going to be waiting a few weeks longer.

also, regarding the plant vacation closure next week he said that what they are doing is 1/2 the plant will be off the week of 7/4, and the other half will be off the following week. production operation will not be shut entirely down, but will be slowed (i guess, roughly, in half). so production will continue, just slower. my target delivery date is still for the end of july (with my luck it will arrive when i leave town for vacation). it also only involves assembly, and not painting, finishing, etc. so if your car makes it through assembly before the shut down (well end of today) then it should move through the next two weeks just fine.
Wonder if they get repaired and sold as new? Hopefully not!
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:02 PM   #1557
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probably "scratch and dent"..
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #1558
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Wonder if they get repaired and sold as new? Hopefully not!
Much of the time, they do. Shipping damage is fairly common, especially with overseas shipping. In those cases they have VPC's the cars go to after being unloaded where repairs and touch-ups are made before going to the dealer.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:28 AM   #1559
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I ordered 6/6. Received an email with the VIN on 6/25. Scheduled build week of 7/18.

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I have yet to see a photo of an Oxford White hatch with the painted wheels. Do they exist?!?
Follow up to my previous post:

Window sticker now shows up in system with a build date of 7/21.

Still have yet to see photos of an Oxford White hatch with the painted 17's. Therefore, I'm declaring myself the first until someone shows me otherwise!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #1560
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I just got an update from Norfolk Southern that the train with my car should be arriving in Chicago in the next couple hours. It is finally getting closer.
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