June 7, 2011 - My New Truck
Earlier this year, I decided to get a new pick-up to replace my 10 year old Explorer. Starting in February, I got sales literature and did other research to define the features that I wanted. One of the features I was pretty sure of was a newly developed turbo-boosted V6 engine. Ford was not yet making trucks with this engine, so I waited until some had been delivered to dealers before ordering. On April 5, I spent the afternoon with Irene, a salesperson at Walker Ford, specifying a new pick-up for me. They submitted the order the next day; the truck was scheduled to be built on May 6, which it was; and it was moved from the factory to a holding area for a spray-in bedliner early the next week. Unfortunately, it waited there for nearly two weeks until a number of trucks were ready for the bedliner. Finally it was loaded on a train car for transportation to Jacksonville, and then to a car hauler for the final trip to Clearwater.
I took delivery this afternoon.