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  2. No matter what, it still kills the Tesla 3 on looks, it’s so great to see Ford really taking a shot at a decent BEV and hopefully lifts some negativity
  3. I'm still not sold on the fake grill but I think the overall shape is going to be really good. Can't wait to see it without camo in 5 days.
  4. novanglus

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    ..not well. I have hauled a lot of lumber in my day, and hauling it in a compact truck is far from ideal. (Owned several F150/250s, Rangers, and B4000s).
  5. novanglus

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    ...someone who can afford it. The top-line Rivian won’t be much cheaper. You aren’t getting 180kWh of battery for less than $100k. So, the price isn’t that different, but one is far more useful as a truck. Hell, the B1 SUV probably has the same size “bed” as the Rivian (looked it up, it does 49” x 61” vs unknown x 55”), and it is an SUV (and looks awesome). They're definitely aimed at different customers. Me, I want my EV truck to be an actual truck, which is why I would never buy anything with a 5-5.5ft bed. Hell, you couldn’t fit a weed eater in a 5.5ft bed. Like I said, I think the Rivian is cool as hell, but it really doesn’t fit in the truck category (a 55” bed is 4’ 7”, that is silly small, by comparison a Fridgeline is 49” x 60”).
  6. boredinbirmingham

    Build or wait?

    The real determining factor will be what type of seating you want for the second row, if you want bench you should probably order. Unless something has changed the large majority of the Reserves are captain chairs. That’s just my 2¢. We ordered ours and it took the hassle out of the search. Some people love the thrill of the hunt, some don’t.
  7. Assimilator

    2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

    Toyota and Lexus has been doing this for awhile, although they've been fairly mild motors.
  8. It should have at least a 20 mile EV range whereas the hybrid would only do a mile or two (if that). But it does sound like they're going to market this as a performance option so we'll see how it performs.
  9. fuzzymoomoo

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    We're already looking into it. Not super worried about while car seats are needed.
  10. akirby

    Awd/power train warning light

    You probably misunderstood what was said. There might be a software update available to address an issue that causes a warning light but the light doesn't come on because it thinks it needs an update. Doesn't work that way. Sounds like the dealer got lazy and just applied a software update hoping it fixes the problem without doing proper troubleshooting.
  11. Assimilator

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    It's a luxury truck, like many trucks sold today, just as the F-150 BEV will likely be. The real work truck for Ford is a Hybrid. Eventually BEVs will be work trucks, but towing with BEVs is TERRIBLE for range. I'm actually not sure how they are going to crack that, it basically ensures Hybrids are the future for a big part of their Truck business while BEVs will be unique. I am REALLY curious to see what their Hybrid powertrain can add to towing in the F-150 (They are Hybridizing the 3.5L EB), although it may not really be the main focus The F-150 BEV gets a unique architecture, it's not just an upfitted F-150. It's also quite a bit further out to the point it's likely arriving after Rivian, assuming Rivian doesn't delay. But I bet it arrives around the same time as the Tesla Cybertruck.
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  13. Assimilator

    2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

    Just think of the drivetrain as an Escape PHEV with an AWD motor, I believe it's supplied by GKN. I'm not sure how powerful it's going to be and if it will add significantly more zip like the Aviator GT, but that's my assumption.
  14. I'm wondering if this setup will deliver better FE than the hybrid Escape. It has me interested...
  15. HotRunrGuy

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    Maybe something like this down the road? https://www.cupholdersplus.com/narrow-bench-seat-cruiser-console.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI16qOhsjl5QIVS_7jBx2lsQhrEAQYAiABEgKhvfD_BwE HRG
  16. 70 Stang

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    The Rivian will be much more capable and larger than a Ridgeline.
  17. I talked to our parts department this morning and learned that many of the wheel locks are specific to certain models, wheels, etc. Just seems strange that a simple item like wheel locks, available as a factory order option, are difficult to get for a model that's in production. But then again, we're talking about Ford/Lincoln!
  18. Yes, I get the feeling that Focus’ bigger engine and heavier vehicle weight were just too much for this type of ‘box - was that a FOE lead decision or cost targets laid down by Ford nth American? I only ask because you mentioned that DPS6 was never supposed to go in Focus, was it supposed to get the 6F but extra cost, yes? Either way, Ford got its fingers burned again with a design that couldn’t be fixed to the customers satisfaction strange that in 2015 global update Focus went to 1.5 EB and 6MT /6F auto trans - beautiful combination by the way.... I think that there’s still enough embarrassing emails and documents around to maybe force ford to settle this but to say there’s any smoking gun pointing to safety concerns us a stretch. The lawyers will smell blood but in the end, owners will just get a settlement and move on. GM got away with the “ignition lock gate” so everything else is not so hard to resolve.
  19. Hello, have a 2019 edge titanium, the warning light went off for the awd/power train and brought to the dealer and they said it was just for an update well 3 weeks later and its on again, just wondered if other edge owners are getting "updates" and having to bring in theirs or are they just bs ing me before I yell. Thanks
  20. fuzzymoomoo

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    Only complaint I have so far and it's really not going to be a relevant one until the kids are out of car seats, no arm rests on the middle row seats.
  21. rmc523

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    I'll throw them in the fridge so they stay cold on the way over
  22. MY93SHO

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    Who's going to pay $125,000 to haul plywood and sheetrock?
  23. Assimilator

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    I've had MANY new cars, and only once have I found this sheet stuck under the hood liner. It was a custom build I ordered as well so I kept it. I'm sure I still have it somewhere, although I don't have the car (2011 or 2013 MKX I think).
  24. akirby

    Goodbye Focus, hello Flex

    It's probably just a one-off color - slightly different with a different paint code. They do that a lot.
  25. akirby

    Rivian/ Fully Charged interview

    You don't need 4' between the wheelwells, just between the bedsides. I used to carry 4x8 plywood sheets in my 95 Ranger.
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