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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Update on Ford and the UAW proposals https://fordauthority.com/2023/09/ford-contract-proposal-progress-outlined-by-uaw/
  2. That is part of the problem, the tech hasn't settled down to a point that you might regret buying one, your better off leasing IMO for the next 5 years.
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Good luck my friend, this is going to get ugly and drag down a lot of different companies and people.
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    That is all fine and good till reality hits the workers in the face when they can't pay their bills and mortgages. Which I already think is on some of their minds. I think Ford might be in a better position here in that regard. It just seems like the UAW leadership is being an asshole just to prove a point...when in the grand scheme of things they are actually closer then they want to admit?
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    hasn't gone on long enough IMO, maybe in 30 days or so, but otherwise lots of damage is gonna happen between now and then.
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Do you think the union is being militant about things because of the past 20 years and some of the shady stuff that happened with FCA?
  7. Someone down the street from me has a charger on a pole at the end of his driveway, which is about 15-20 feet from his house.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    It wouldn't happen most likely for another 24-36 months anyways...and most likely go to the Bronco first, since it is due a refresh
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    But does it offer Powerboost option with it?
  10. silvrsvt

    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Because the Press or Unions make it...because it is easy to vilify a single person then say the stakeholders. Its a false equivalency.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    I can see that happening as CAFE gets more onerous. It would solve slotting issues with different engines.
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Its a lot of repetitive motion on the assembly line and not as much button pushing as you make it out to be. I know limited production engines are more hands on with less automation, which would require more skill.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    Don't believe everything you read either...your interpreting things third hand and Ford isn't going to show their hand unless they want to.
  14. But this was also during the time that cars where stuck on 95 due to snow/etc....which makes me think its nothing more then an wives tale.
  15. But what you might run into isn't the same as it is in other places where there is a larger pentation of EVs and thus more charging options. Using yourself as the primary criteria as to why something may or may not work normally isn't a good thing. As for misinformation-Look at the reporting of EV fires and other things EV related in the news-ICE cars catch on fire just as much if not more as EVs do. Industry Analysis have stated that if its EV related, it leads because it bleeds and there is a lot of controversy around them, which exists because people have no clue as to how they work. Consider this one-I heard a story from my 75 year old father in law that one of his friends that was coming back from Florida during Christmas time saw Telsas with their hoods up pulled over on the side of the road...why would they have their hoods up if they ran out of charge? Stuff like this gets into peoples heads and its hard to change their options of it or they read something that is half cocked just to get page views for advertising that just becomes confirmation bias.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    I agree with you on that-many people are moving out of the NYC metro area into my area of NJ (well this has been happening over 40 years now) but I just wonder where are these people who are buying the houses in NY getting money to pay for them so these people can relocate?!
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    Yes, but using the Bronco as the poster child-Ford has raised prices on it for the past two model years. My Big Bend V6 vs a 2024 Big Bend (give up the V6 for vinyl seats and 12in display) is $50,645 vs $48K for 2022...and other models have seen a more significant increase in price, which IMO is Ford taking the ADMs instead of the dealerships. A friend of mine just got a Wrangler Sahara 4XE that was pretty well loaded for $58K that was $70K(!) pre-incentives
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    https://theicct.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/real-world-phev-us-dec22.pdf Actual executive summary: So they discovered that people aren't using the plug in part of the hybrid as much as they "should" be doing.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    The only difference is battery size and the ability to recharge it externally. Given the way that Ford is doing hybrids with powershift transmission, there won't be a non-plug in version, because it really doesn't make sense to offer it because the pricing wouldn't be that big of a deal. Plus having the power to run things is another selling point vs extra MPGs and extra power.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    I'm really not sure what to make of it...people where paying 10K ADMs on Broncos without fail two years ago and the housing market is just insane-a house that was worth 200-300K a few years ago with a flip is worth over 500K now for something with less than 1000 sq ft house in a town I live next door to. Autos are the same thing-seems like there is no limit to pricing as long as the monthly payment is "affordable".... Not sure if we are at the cliff yet when it comes to this stuff.
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    So the question of the hour is will the 2.3L PHEV find its way into the Explorer and Bronco in North America. When is the 2024/5 Explorer getting shown off?
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    I wasn't calling you out on that, just saying it
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    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    the Powerboost F-150 is EPA rated at 23 all around vs 19/22 for the Tundra, so almost losing 50% of your MPG rating (13 MPG) is a bit insane and has nothing to do with Lightning-esp when it has range issues towing.
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    UAW Demands 46% Pay Hike

    Couldn't that be said the same about the UAW? No they chose to strike instead.
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