Retail Deliveries Of The Ford F-150 Lightning Have Begun

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This is great news for eager buyers.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles of the year. Even before its production officially began last month, the truck was sold out. This is clearly already a huge success for the Blue Oval, and the positive reviews of prominent celebrities like Jay Leno, noteworthy YouTubers, and genuine motoring journalists have only helped to boost its image. But to all those people who helped the truck sell out, the question of when deliveries would begin was a big one. Fortunately, retail deliveries began last week, and now the first of these has made its way to a very excited F150LightingForum user.

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This example is a Platinum trim finished in Iconic Silver. Ordered by oneguynick (real name Nicholas), the vehicle is reported to have taken five weeks from his production date (April 18) to dealership delivery yesterday (May 26). The Michigan resident had originally had a May 20 2021 reservation which was later converted on January 7.

"I wanted to mention that my dealership carried the exact quoted price, and there is no dealer fee on top of what my build + taxes already included," says Nicholas. "Granted, it's a tiny town and Richardson's [the dealer where he placed the order] is known to take care of folks, but given the posts of others, I wanted to mention they were doing the right thing."

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It's encouraging to see that there are still some dealers with scruples out there, as most of the news surrounding the first-ever electric F-150 of late has been centered on the exorbitant markups that dealers are adding, despite warnings from company CEO Jim Farley that punishment for such opportunism would be swift. A new plan has also been implemented to better ensure that dealers have no excuse for ripping off their customers. Hopefully, this will be effective and Ford fans can get the truck at the attractive prices it was marketed at. For reference, a Platinum trim should cost you no more than $54,000.

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