Create a Ford.com account and install the phone app. It's the same one that will allow you to do things like remote start the vehicle. About 10 days after you link your vehicle to your account you receive the points.
Long McArthur Ford's rep had mentioned some notes on regional constraints for it in the early scheduling so people started taking it as gospel that hybrids were going to be late production or something. Although at the same time there's been multiple people with hybrids that have been moved to...
They're just reward points you get from purchasing things like services at a Ford dealership. Relevant to Maverick buyers purchasing a new vehicle gets you 42,000 or the equivalent of $210 which you can spend on parts, accessories, or services.
KBB uses something like a 3 month rolling average and used auction prices (and therefore present trade-in value) are reportedly starting to cool down. That said it's also worth checking Carvana, Vroom, Auto Lenders Go, and Shift.
Ford's been building out of the Hermosillo plant for decades so presumably they're satisfied with the output. And any auto factory is going to have vehicles that require mid-line and end inspection quality rework.
It would be nice if the Lariat at least came with auto dimming rearview and even better sideview like my Fusion has. Which reminds me to also add to the list blind spot mirrors or possibly order OEM non-BLIS mirrors that have them built in.
Got an auto-dimming rear mirror and a set of Nokian Rotiiva tires to replace the hybrid all-seasons just in time for WNY winter. Will grab some aftermarket 17" rims to mount them on or find someone to trade the Lariat wheels for. Hopefully some lower profile aftermarket splashguards come out...