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Posted: 09/02/21 05:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just heard the GM part on tv news, looked HERE and found out it's hitting the others as well. Trucks seem to be getting the hardest knocks.
Our little Chevy dealer here only has 4 new vehicles on the lot, Ford dealer 20 miles away has maybe 20% of his normal inventory.

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Same here maybe 2 or 3 new units and thin on used.

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The Kentucky Speedway located in Sparta Kentucky probably has 5,000 Ford trucks just sitting there in their parking lot for over 6 months now.
Same thing at the Ford plant in Louisville Kentucky. Everywhere I look around here has Ford trucks just sitting now for 6 months or longer.

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Ford's KY plant just shut down one shift

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The car companies are having a hard time getting electrical components. I was told by a Ford salesman that many new cars and trucks are sitting in parking lots waiting for computer chips to arrive so that they can be installed and then the trucks can be delivered and sold.


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Wonder if the +40 or so container ships stalled outside the Golden Gate waiting to come into port & off load is part of the ‘shortage’ issue hitting automotive and just about everything else.

Wonder if other ports, like New Jersey are a ditto ?


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BenK wrote:

Wonder if the +40 or so container ships stalled outside the Golden Gate waiting to come into port & off load is part of the ‘shortage’ issue hitting automotive and just about everything else.

Wonder if other ports, like New Jersey are a ditto ?


Not as many, but stalled at anchor in Puget sound. Ie Seattle and Tacoma ports. Main issue local seems to be truck and train traffic. Getting things out of port property.
It will in juggernaut at some point in time. Ie 6-12 months.

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I ponder to myself whats going to happen 6-12 months down the road.
All those new vehicles, all manufacturers sitting on a pile of unfinished inventory, waiting for chips and other stuff.

All that will become last years model even though they are new...

Don't want to speculate, but I'm curious where the price is going to go once production resumes when shortages are filled.

Just for giggles I went to GM and built a nice fancy new Denali dually. 100K Canadian. Yikes!


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Anyone thinking to avoid these trucks as possibly problematic?


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time2roll wrote:

Anyone thinking to avoid these trucks as possibly problematic?


It might be because I like to think positive. I don't see much difference sitting waiting for a chip vs say a good, steering wheel, tires etc. It should in reality be a plug part in, drive way.
As I type, depending upon length of sitting time. I could see an issue with fuel in gazers, ie separation of gaz and alcohol.......

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