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EDITORIAL: City Manager Can Drive Cheaper Vehicle

Lapse in Judgment Shouldn't Overshadow Performance


Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:34am

Ford Motor Company

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

Just four months ago the Lake Wales City Commission leased a 2019 Ford Explorer XLT for the police department. That vehicle apparently wasn't good enough for City Manager Ken Fields.

Instead Fields wanted the 2019 Ford Explorer Limited, which comes loaded with luxury, comfort, power and cosmetic features not included in the XLT. It also comes with 60 monthly payments of $773.17 – about $227 more per month than what the XLT costs.

The Limited is a really nice vehicle. It comes standard with many upgrades, such as remote start, a heated steering wheel, front view camera with washer, a ha...

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