Warning, make sure the dealership has not replaced or repainted this bumper (or any Dealer it has visited). This is the type of car a Dealership is willing to trade due to this issue. I don’t know the retail laws in Texas, but many times a component replacement (Bumper) does not need to be disclosed like other transportation damage. And if this was an accident by the Dealer, many times it gets brushed under the carpet. I don’t think this car would have made it past Final inspection if Ford Final Assemby “forgot” to put on the stripes. Something smells, sorry.Yes, the OTT stripe is on the sticker, as verified from the internet Ford window sticker. We know who the original receiving dealer was, and we will be calling them this morning to see if they noted it when they received the car from the truck. Interestingly, they originally had a $10K ADM on the car, which I find surprising if the car came off the truck missing the stripes on the nose. We'll be calling that dealer's new car manager this morning to see what they have to say. If the story checks out, great, though it is still curious why they wouldn't have filed a mis-build and have Ford make it right.
Color choice: thanks! I've seen the car in my dealer's detail bay, and it is beautiful in person! I just want to make sure that if I'm buying a car represented to me as new and original, that it really is new and original. I don't intend to ever sell it, but if the future ever brings me hard times and I have to, I want to make sure I don't take a bath on it.