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  1. 7 points
    Problem is wherever they go, they turn it into California: v2, v3, v4...you get the picture. Note to Californians and New Yorkers: When you leave your congested traffic, insanely high taxes, sanctuary cities, open borders, safe injection sites, free range homeless 'camping', and ridiculous, invasive strangling rules/regulations for a better place, PLEASE remember why you left when voting in your new state.
  2. 7 points
    California is the poster child for making stupid decisions just because it makes them feel better.
  3. 5 points

    Unifor contract update

    The deadline is at midnight and we have been told not to walk off the line when our contract expires at 11:59. Press conference was supposed to be today at 3pm, it got delayed til tomorrow Sept 22 at 10am. The government is saying that they’re gonna invest 500 million Canadian into OAC for EV production. I find all of this interesting. No agreement has been publicly announced as Dias still saying they’re far apart on some issues. Word is Ford wants to invest 2 billion into OAC. I’m surprised at all this EV talk especially since Ohio is slated to get Electric SUV production. I thought maybe new edge new nautilus possibly fusion active. Will know lots more in the next couple days
  4. 5 points
    That was always going to be the case, even the upper echelon of Ford corporate knew that.
  5. 5 points
    As Ford's stated publicly, they already have far more 2021 Bronco reservations than they can produce for the 2021 Model Year if most of those reservations are converted to orders. They may lose some reservations/orders because of the long waits that some customers will have even though they're saying that they'll be adding new appearance packages, etc. to make it attractive for those waiting a long time to continue waiting. The Bronco Sport will do very well, especially once they start arriving at dealerships by the end of the 2020CY and start showing up on the road. And once they're in stock and dealerships park them out front they'll stop traffic with people that want to take a closer look. The BOF members are enthusiasts and know well what vehicles are in the pipeline but the public doesn't, for the most part, until they see the new vehicles advertised or on the road.
  6. 5 points
    That’s the new color - redwhiteyellowblack quad coat.
  7. 5 points

    2021 Ranger STX Special Edition

    https://fordauthority.com/2020/09/2021-ford-ranger-stx-special-edition-package-available-with-fx2-and-fx4/ packages is $995. Seems like a no brainer if you like the stx. You will pay $999 just for the wheels on ford parts. On top of those you get the 8” touchscreen, sync 3, dual zone climate control, interior accents and privacy glass. It’s a nice look.
  8. 5 points
    its absolutely idiotic...my wife works for the DMV...she was recently handed a 10 % pay cut, 2 days mandated furloughs and no overtime...apparently the cutbacks were to assist in bolstering California's deficit. Newsome himself didn't take the pay cut apparently. I personally think they would have been better off launching a full blown audit to address misappropriation of funds into such questionable pet projects as Bullet trains to no where, Sanctuary cities, pandering to Illegal immigrants, a fleet of unused BMW I3's, etc etc ...list is long. Perhaps those funds could have been better utilized to bolster first responders regarding wildfire issues, addressing an antiquated electrical grid to avoid rolling blackouts during the yearly heat wave, let alone necessary PPEs if theres ever a pandemic...I literally feel like banging my head against a brick wall sometimes...
  9. 5 points

    7.3L Gas F350's - 40k mile update

    We have a small fleet (13) of f350 trucks all configured the same or very similar; cc, 8ft beds, 4.30 rear, gas engines. Loaded with tools they weigh in daily at 10,000-11,000. All but 2 have 6.2L engines. The other 2 have the 7.3L and are nearing 40k miles already and i thought i would share some general observations. First, the 7.3L combined with the 10 speed is a major power upgrade! It seems to never be working hard compared to the 6.2. It might seem strange, but the ride is quieter with the 7.3 as the engine isnt reving all the time to make power. There are times we tow a large compressor or diesel generator and the new powertrain shows major improvement. The electric assist power steering is a nice upgrade. My opinion is that it provides some feedback of the terrain but not near as much as the old hydraulic setup, which could be harsh. The biggest surprise is the improved fuel economy. The 6.2l trucks are consistant, with daily/normal driving we see low 10mpg avg. Both of the 7.3L are now at low 12mpg. The power and driveability improvements were really great, but this mpg increase is a major bonus. If the 7.3L stays reliable for the long haul, Ford has a real winner with this combo. We are waiting on 2 more pickups and a f450 stake body (which the orders have been delayed twice) and cant wait to get them into service. Matt
  10. 5 points

    7.3L Gas F350's - 40k mile update

    The 6.7PS is a $8455 option over the 7.3Gas. You can buy a lot of gas for $8455 plus the money you save on maintenance.
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    Calling it a Mustang is exactly why so many people knows it exists. There was literally nothing in the Ford brand's names that could have conjured brand awareness. Falcon, Galaxie, Fairlane and Fairmont were popular cars, but the names have been put out to pasture so long, they wouldn't have worked. Had they named the Fusion the Taurus instead, and it had the same popularity, then it would have been possible to name it that, but Mustang still would have been the much better choice. After all, despite being a CUV, they didn't go with Explorer mach E, because that didn't even have the brand awareness that Mustang brings. So as a Mustang owner and a Ford fan, I have to admit I would have gone along with Mustang Mach E as well.
  13. 5 points
    Can't California just break off and drop into the Pacific like so many people wish it would!!??
  14. 4 points
    Sport reservations are fractional to those of 2dr 4dr... but how many Escapes were reserved prior to production beginning? CR-Vs? RAV4s? It's a very important product, especially given the market changes between its design and launch. Those I know don't have any doubt it will do for them what they need... and neither do I.
  15. 4 points

    '21 NACTOY Nominee's

    I'm assuming it has to be in production before the end of the calendar year, thus its exclusion
  16. 4 points
    That's not something that Ford will disclose. You may have considered switching but I think that you're one of the few. They're totally different vehicles appealing to different markets.
  17. 4 points

    Infiniti QX60 monograph concept

    You’re right no resemblance at all.
  18. 4 points
    It's California - they don't need to make sense. Um. We already discussed that earlier - rainbows and unicorn farts. I don't think any of us don't think it'll happen, or necessarily have a problem with it. The problem is the timetable and the realities of that. And not only that, the bigger problem is perhaps the infrastructure for it.
  19. 4 points
    It's not a matter of being a Luddite, it's an issue of improperly allocating resources. How in the hell does the California government think they're magically going to be able to keep up with this extra electrical demand when they can't even do it now and their problems are getting worse with no viable plan to fix it?
  20. 4 points
    Americans stopped caring about European policy and opinion when they crossed that great ocean to start a new society. Make a better argument, without the name-calling.
  21. 4 points
    Sorry but the days of a V8 being available in the Navigator or Expedition are over. There's little need for a V8 in either with the technology and benefits of the newer 3.5L EB powertrain. The need for a V8 is different for the F-Series.
  22. 4 points

    Unifor contract update

    Guys. Clearly they're going to have a Mustang-badged truck soon. Duh #expandedMustangfamily!
  23. 4 points
    It's an interesting thought. I am not sure Ford could of pulled it off, without some major compromises The Dodge Charger really started out as a Chrysler 300. The Camaro platform was built to be a Cadillac sedan from the start. The Chevy SS wasn't much of a hit. The Mustang is already kinda porky right now with that platform. Now to make it a competent sports sedan they would need to extend it and make it bigger (more weight/money) or try and lighten it up (even more money). Now most rear wheel drive sedans offer AWD these days. That would add more cost and even more weight. We'll just say a mustang based sports sedan would start at roughly 35 and fully loaded probably around 60. Is there much a market for a Ford sedan at that price? Possibly, as the Charger sells respectably. Do people want to spend that much money on a Ford sedan when they can get a Explorer ST in that price range? I don't have the market research to answer that question. What would of made sense was to make it a Lincoln. However, dumping money in developing a 4 door Lincoln sports sedan based off of the Mustang when even luxury sedans were being abandoned for luxury CUV/SUV's might have not sounded like a good idea.
  24. 4 points

    Unifor contract update

    I will still be disgusted if Ford imports vehicles from China. Don’t see what this China love affair is about.
  25. 4 points
    It's the communist... er, California way