Buyers with expensive tastes fueled Ford Motor Co.’s 5% September sales surge. True to form for model redesign launches, high-end ’04 F-150s barely stayed on dealer lots long enough to cast shadows, Ford says. This contributed to the best September sales results ever for the Ford F-Series – 31% higher than September of 2002 and 9.4% higher than the previous September record set in 2001. Sales of F-150 Lariat models were unexpectedly high. The take rate for the new F-150’s top ...

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