Somewhere there is a '20 Lariat that exists without an engine cover which was standard equipment because it now resides beneath the hood of a certain '21 .
There are a number of elements on the front of the vehicle intended to reduce the severity of injuries sustained by pedestrians as the result of a collision. Bumper height, hood height, and placement of certain components out of sight. Hood hinge design and placement is another element. As I understand, this contributes to why we see a lot of similar dimension and designs of front ends across various models and manufacturers.Please explain...
read the article. still a little confused but maybe engine cover design makes a difference in a front wheel drive transverse engine vehicle where after impacting the bumper, grill and actual hood the pedestrian makes some form of contact with the engine. on the taller, tractor engine setup of the ranger any pedestrian relying on the actual foam engine cover to blow is already SOL.There are a number of elements on the front of the vehicle intended to reduce the severity of injuries sustained by pedestrians as the result of a collision. Bumper height, hood height, and placement of certain components out of sight. Hood hinge design and placement is another element. As I understand, this contributes to why we see a lot of similar dimension and designs of front ends across various models and manufacturers.
For details of the engine covers, here is one article written on the subject.
this can be argued....what you paid for was what was on the build sheet.that said, i expect to get about 500 comments saying i don't need an engine cover. before you folks start hating remember two things:
1) i paid ford for these items (twice in fact for the cover and required hardware - about $100).
and 2) this is not a plastic decorative cover - it is made of dense foam that has two functions: The foam acts as a sound deadener and helps mask the fuel injector ticking noise (i spend hours echoing in the mcdonalds drive thru and trust me there is a noticeable reduction. the cover also helps to retain engine heat (this is important in both summer and winter. much fuel is wasted bringing a cold or cooling off engine back to operating temperature. and you may feel hot during a summer heat wave but unless you are neglecting your maintenance the engine does not.
thanks,this can be argued....what you paid for was what was on the build sheet.
even if you believe you were or should be getting more.
all the footnotes, and disclaimers you can find in documentation gives Ford the leeway to make these types of changes.
this is from Ford:
this is from the 2019 Brochure, printed in Nov2018. Incidentally, it lists only 4 tie downs from that date, even though the change was mid point through the year.
this is the disclaimer at the bottom that pretty much covers it all.
1) that page you attached isn't in the brochure i have. maybe that is a build sheet. that is not offered to the buyer either during any negotiation or at delivery. but if that is supplied to the dealership, and all they have offered you is a brochure and a showing of a vehicle representative to the one your will order or search for, than the dealership and their sales team would be responsible for declaring any changes to the negotiated deal.i guess you can complain all you want, but in the end, if you weren't satisfied with what was delivered, you don't accept it until its rectified.
driving it off the lot after signing on the bottom line, and then finding out a few things later to complain about...you've lost the fight already.
I just sent this to my salesman. They're supposed to add every incentive available. But they aren't very customer friendly. I ordered through Military Auto Source.And at the same time offering an additional $1000 on orders to keep people from canceling to buy from the competition. The salesman I ordered with three weeks ago is working on getting this applied to my order.
When you order, the price negotiated is usually locked, as are incentives at the time of order. If the price went up, your dealer added it.I just built my truck on Ford build and price which is a '21 with Tremor package built the end of March arrived at the dealership end of April and noticed that the MSRP went up exactly $1000.00.
Explains Ford's generous order rebate of 1K they are offering.