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kyle last won the day on April 7 2019

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  1. I can't see much different (on my 13" laptop) with either and you are correct that the KR"s big effort is inside....but I guess I was hoping for something more on the exterior given this is the first trim they've added since launch? The inside looks great (besides that friggin massive tablet staring back at you) though.
  2. Geez what a half baked effort and they could of at least had some unique exterior trim elements. I’m in Birmingham Alabama for a few days and next door is a Ford dealer They had two Explorers unlocked so i checked out the interiors and still see glaring quality issues which would drive me fucking insane if i to look at it everyday. Big panel gap around the center stack where the trim from both sides was misaligned and sticks out some. Glove box latch and rear seat fold down latches took an exceeding amount of effort. I messed with them several times and was just perplexed by this type of oversight. The small bin in the center console is not only cheap but the carpeted trim doesn’t even closely fit into the bin. And one of these vehicles had a noise coming from back of the dash like a switch was opening /closing. Maybe that is corrected at PDI but not sure. In many ways I think the Explorer is a pretty good vehicle but was hoping some of these oversights would of been corrected by now.
  3. So you are saying Infiniti/Nissan have a chance than:) You are splitting hairs and I think damn near most of the respondents understand the context of the question and want to pass along accurate information respectively.
  4. kyle

    2022 Nissan Frontier

    Fair point and Yes and no.....I just don't think the Gladiator or Ridgeline buyer cross shops into the that segment.
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    2022 Nissan Frontier

    It is class leading IMO....the whole segment has poor quality interiors besides the Gladiator and if you want to include the Ridgeline. I think the exterior looks excellent and interior decent but puzzled by some of the blank switches and that dead knob to the right center stack. Overall nice job, and the market just got more competitive.
  6. Well we are definitely seeing Farley continue to revamp the company globally, though it would seem that this type of decision has been in development for probably a few years.
  7. Ford to Spend $1 Billion in Biggest South Africa Investment (msn.com) So this is where they are allocating resources....have no idea what that market looks like but likely better chance of a ROI than Brazil.
  8. Super clean engine bay! Love it.
  9. That is the reality folks and we can bitch all we want but those industries are not coming back here. Everyone has contributed to this and it has been a long time in the making, as other countries grow and prosper, they want the same shit we do.
  10. kyle

    Tesla unveils Model S Plaid and Plaid+

    I'm seeing that they have a regular steering wheel option-thank goodness, since I cannot imagine driving with that type of wheel. Got to give kudos to Tesla for pivoting and adding a center screen behind the wheel and I dig the dual wireless charging pads.
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    Mach-E Delay

    I would be pissed as well....they must of come across something and are holding them?
  12. Smart move by FCA or whatever they are called. Allows them to compete in the 5 or 7 seat segment and has a lot of brand name cache. Interior to me looks fantastic and love the attention to detail. Even the glove box door latch has some design to it, instead of just a simple latch. Agree with Akirby about the screen angle but have to think that is more of an illusion of the photograph and in reality it is a non-issue. Haven't seen pricing but I would not be surprised if the bulk of the models are not in the 50's and stretch into the low 60's?
  13. Here is a aftermarket key fob site with a variety of options. Not sure of your year/model but this will be less than a dealer. I don't think this needs dealer programming but not positive. If it was European or high end Asian, forget it. https://www.keylessentryremotefob.com/2018-Ford-F-150-Key-Fob-s/10403.htm
  14. Can you imagine if Hackett was there! Jay wouldn't of babbled on about washing machines and Zenith tv executives running companies. I also love Jay's optics about how he views all the leaders of the industry with car guys/gals/engineers running the show with usually the end result better products.
  15. Does "accruals" mean costs? Also with the data showing a spike in late 2010 and this conflicting with RP's CR data would some of this be explained by model roll over? RP's is showing 2010 models-late 2010 data will reflect 2011 models also.....but sorting thru all of this you could also say that some of those warranty costs could of been from a 2008 Explorer since standard warranty was 3/36? Data overload for me-i'm not an engineer or pretend to be one.....just glad to see them making changes and hopeful that will lead to results. There is no way Ford/Lincoln should not be on par with at least the Koreans!