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ANTAUS

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  1. Autoblog Last thing I would want, is my insurance company to see how aggressive i accelerate from a stop, my 14.9 mpg on my MKZ is reflective of that LOL
  2. I was thinking the same thing, I'm like "Hmm wonder how that Ranger Oil change acrobatics" will take place LOL
  3. ...I just can't get past that poverty-stricken instrument cluster. It reminds me of those of GM products of the early 90s...unadorned, unloved..
  4. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/14/2020-ford-f-series-super-duty-tremor-winch-option/#slide-2199953
  5. I really wish there would be one single button I can switch between, rather than having to go thru the menu and sub-menu and sub sub-menu, to change it.
  6. I remember the first time I test drove a friends new '92 Altima (nice color it was a deep blue almost purple). I was like "Wow dude, something wrong with your steering wheel, it vibrates and tugs when I slam the gas"... I get home tell my father and he's like "Thats called FWD, we have never had a FWD vehicle ever in this house, it's evil!"...And sure enough, since then I just can't LOL But yes I did put a reservation in for the Mach-E, but obviously I'll test drive it before I write a check. Hell, for the Tesla... what turned me off was the interior materials, the 90's Saturn Sun Visors, wind noise, the BMW-like A/C cooling (lack thereof), the "Chrysler Minivan" vibrating tinsy door slams that turned me off to the brand. Never know...
  7. Slow news day, so just a "What if" article... Autoblog
  8. That could be something to save money that Hacket can cut costs on. No need for a plebian 80's poverty level instrument gauge, just get the high grade one and install it across the board. Imagine the time saved on not having to design that cheapo version. How many instrument gauge clusters does the F150 have at this point? 4-5 ?
  9. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/06/2020-ford-shelby-f-150-super-snake-truck-announced-770-horsepower/
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    F is up 2-1/2% today

    As much as a "fan boy" I am with Fords, I can tell you how much money I have made by NOT having their stock. Sadly, I know...Just like when I worked for Federated Dept Stores, and Limited Corp, they would "match" So I would buy a whole bunch and transfer to something that WOULD make money. I wish Ford well, in that regard.
  11. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/06/lincoln-ford-sedan-electrification/
  12. Actually Nissan and Subaru have been adding extra accesories for purchase for their vehicles, for dogs...people eat that up. Even when I do a fund raiser for Dogs, the turn out is amazing. It's sort of like "helping Ethiopian Children get food", kinda support...can't say No to it...
  13. I use my homelink, I also use my Entry KeyPad, which I can see them removing next. Everything they want to remove is probably worth a few dollars, and it will really do nothing to bring the prices down. This will not end well. Last Sonata I inspected had much more attention to detail, than an MKZ/Fusion. NOT a good sign.
  14. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/04/ford-mustang-mach-e-dealer-advertised-pricing/
  15. IIHS *With the optional LED headlights
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    FCA and PSA in merger talks

    A collection of all the worse and unreliable brands all put into one. And I can't and I'm beyond frustrated Chrysler is even around...just when you think it'll die a certain death it always gets saved in some way. Its like a roach, sucker won't die....
  17. Well the benefit with Ford is, they are more experienced as a manufacturer so when they say it's coming out it will (oh well maybe with a hiccup or 2 like Explorer/Aviator)...Whereas Teslas Uglytruck...well, who knows when and if...
  18. Yes, the crossover craze will probably be more profitable but not offering a sedan, or low cost "vehicle", doesn't introduce someone to the brand that will later buy something bigger and profitable. Let's see how this plays out next few years. Last time I remember a purge like this was, I think 96-97-98, something like Mark8, Aerostar, Tbird, Cougar, Probe, Aspire, if I remember correctly.
  19. Test driving the Tesla, my take to the sales man was "This is a great car for people who hate driving"...all he did was show me all the toys and how it drove itself. And there I am noticing wind noise at 50MPH over my head, which was inches from the sunvisor...a sunvisor which felt chitzy as an Ipad cover in a GM product. A/C that never blew COLD air (I live in FL). Doors that sounded tinzy when closing. An armrest that belonged in a Yugo. But yes, he did point out all the gadgets. I countered with "My leather seats have cold air" and "I can change the lighting colors in my vehicle, can you ?" LOL
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