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Harley Lover

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    Cadillac Lyriq EV Teased

    I *think* that's the single motor version that is being offered first. The dual motor version comes later (I think).
  2. What is the current thinking about what these 2 vehicles will be? Sort of ID 4 sister and a 'sport fastback' version of same?
  3. Wouldn't it almost have to be MEQ? Doesn't Ford have a contractual obligation to use x amount from VW?
  4. Ford are showing this at SEMA, I wish there were some practical (read:affordable) way to offer something like this to the marketplace: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2021/11/02/all-electric-f-100-eluminator-concept.html
  5. My goodness, I guess they didn't get the memo that IC is dead: This sounds like a really strong engine and a very good replacement for the V6. Many attributes that are favorable. More details at the link. https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/stellantis-revives-inline-six-engine-2-twin-turbo-engines-debut-year?utm_source=dont-miss&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20220325&utm_content=hero-headline
  6. Ford's explanation of the problem: Can Ford correct this issue without a loss of fast charging capability? No idea. It pisses me off that Ford's development process did not catch something like this before it ever made it out the door. Fast charging in particular is a selling point to many EV drivers, particularly those that don't have a level 2 charger at home and charge at public fast charging sites. It's just such a basic capability that it's inexcusable for this problem to have made it to the public.
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    Blazer EV spotted

    Here's the Honda companion model for comparison:
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    New Escape With No Camo

    x2 Maybe we won't get a good look at the inside until they introduce the refresh - maybe July?
  9. This is not a good look for what is arguably one of Ford's headline products.
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    Buick Wildcat Concept

    Blah blah blah new concept: I like how the screen is implemented in the dash in a more 'traditional' manner:
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    Buick Wildcat Concept

    Because in their wisdom they decided to this Electra:
  12. Poor analogy. A better analogy would having to find the McDonald's he likes. No one does that because they're all essentially the same. They all sell the same products for the same price. Now we all have had a bad experience at a given McD's, but by and large the stores are held to the same standards and McDonald's is able to police its franchises for adhering to their 'formula'. Using this analogy (and it's your analogy), why should the average consumer need to search through several Ford dealers? BS. I understand your frustration because you obviously hold yourself to a high standard and deliver for your customers, but you need to listen to what most posters are telling you here: you are truly an exception, not the rule. Probably every one of us can tell stories about dealership experiences that are similar to the negative ones posted here. I truly believe there are dealers that set high standards and strive to be the best. There are too many dealers that don't, and the franchise model (along with local politicians) protect them far too much.
  13. From the Detroit Free Press: Using the handy dandy calculation provided earlier in the thread but updated for Ford's official figure: Quick math- 46,161 sold so far in 2022 35,023 sold in 2021 81,184 total Figure about 50% (I think that might be on the high side) are V6s 40,592 Documents filed by Ford with NHTSA say 25,538 Broncos may have this problem works out to about a 62.9% (0.62913) failure rate I don't believe for a minute that the failure rate is that high - Ford had to provide the total number of engines potentially involved - but those here who have dismissed this situation because of the anecdotal number of reports on a Bronco forum are maybe jumping the gun a bit as well.
  14. This includes the teaser from yesterday about OHAP, but more: A lot to digest here, but good news for many facilities - especially Flat Rock and OHAP.
  15. Ford would appear to have interesting options if the decision is made to manufacture batteries. Solid Power, a company in which Ford have an investment stake (along with BMW and others) has made solid progress (pun intended) on solid state batteries: https://cleantechnica.com/2020/12/11/solid-state-batteries-theyre-everywhere-theyre-everywhere/
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    2021 Ford Bronco Engine Failure

    Read this thread:
  17. And EV Bronco won't look like IC version. Right? I don't think so...
  18. Sorry but not in the marketplace. The Edge could be found routinely with discounts from $4-10k depending on the model. There's a reason it's dead man walking, otherwise why wouldn't Ford continue it?
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    3,000 New Jobs for Michigan

    The only additional shift mentioned specifically is
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    Buick Electra X Concept

    Well, apparently this is the Electra concept that is previewed by the Wildcat concept:
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    OHAP Major announcement

    Over on GMI, Borg said OHAP will build " the vehicle is a chassis cab version of the next-gen TE1 Lightning 🤫. TE1 Lightning is also getting a SuperDuty version btw."
  22. I agree Ford did a great job on Maverick, and frankly made it a category killer. Why can't Ford do the same for Escape? Does anyone in this conversation believe that Ford really tried with Escape in the same manner they tried with Maverick? No. Way.
  23. As DeluxeStang wrote: The current Escape simply cannot represent Ford's best effort in styling, can it? I hope not. As I wrote above, it has good bones, but Ford seems to have phoned in the styling and the interior design. It certainly reeks of cost cutting inside. Jay Mays once said it doesn't cost any more to design a good looking vehicle than a poorly styled vehicle. Ford just simply tried to design this product to the lowest common denominator and it shows. I have hopes for the refresh - I intend to buy a plug in!
  24. I agree with your sentiment - Ford has a good product with brand equity in Escape, but allowed the finance group to cost cut the current gen (particularly the interior) to mediocrity. Remember when Mulally said that every product would be best in its segment? The Escape fails that metric. It has very good bones - the hybrid and plug in models are good/very good from an engineering stand point, but don't "stand out above the crowd" as you wrote. At some point, Ford will run out of niches to fill, and they will have to design, build, and sell a competitive product in a competitive segment. I wish they would not 'cut bait' here, and elevate their game on Escape - which agrees with what you wrote.