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Harley Lover

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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from 1984Poke in '23 Escape May Get New Trim Names   
    Yes. For example:  
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from MadManMoon in Chip makers have a message for car makers: Your turn to pay   
    I thought the group here would find this interesting - the view from the chip OEM side. The linked article begins with this preface: 
     
    Here are some quotes: 
     
    And finally this key observation, which helps explain what Farley has been saying about needing to hire a new kind of employee:  
     
    I encourage everyone to read this article - it's one of the best I've seen lately in laying out the issue from the side of the chip companies - it explains what lays ahead for the OEMs, particularly as they transition to more EV production.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chip-makers-have-message-car-makers-your-turn-pay-2022-08-03/
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    Harley Lover reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Oh hell no. I'll definitely never ever buy a new car with that kind of bullshit going on. They can kiss my ass. 
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from j2sys in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    What I see missing from the OEM side is the competence to actually create 'gotta have' software features that would create demand on the consumer side. Use navigation as an example - why pay for factory maps when you can use Google or Apple Maps or Waze? Frankly, I would never use an OEM nav map with these superior options available. 
     
    The reality is that Apple and Google are eons ahead of the OEMs with these consumer features, because they have been supplying them on their phones for years, and refining the product over that time. As someone noted, Ford has a leg up on its commercial offering, and should press that advantage. On the consumer side, they are woefully behind and won't catch up - Apple and Google aren't standing still on their phone offerings.
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from twintornados in Ford Dealers Would Face Even More Scrutiny Under Proposed FTC Rule   
    It doesn't "single out Ford dealers", it's the article from a Ford centric site that singles out Ford dealers. The proposed rule would apply to all dealers:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/06/ftc-proposes-rule-ban-junk-fees-bait-switch-tactics-plaguing-car-buyers
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    Harley Lover reacted to paintguy in Two Divisions   
    Maybe I'm wrong, but I just don't see someone looking at a Focus competitor (say Civic or Corolla) looking at Bronco  or Ranger. Same with Fusion competitor customers and putting them into Maverick or Bronco Sport. I know of a number of people who have avoided Trucks and SUVs for one reason or another for decades. When they ask me what Ford offers and I explain the options, they say, "Oh, Ford doesn't have anything for me". Granted, this part of the market is smaller, and is shrinking, but the imports offer an alternate. Dodge still has Charger and Chevy still selling Malibu and Impala, albeit they are barely hanging on.  
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from twintornados in Ford Dealers Would Face Even More Scrutiny Under Proposed FTC Rule   
    It doesn't "single out Ford dealers", it's the article from a Ford centric site that singles out Ford dealers. The proposed rule would apply to all dealers:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/06/ftc-proposes-rule-ban-junk-fees-bait-switch-tactics-plaguing-car-buyers
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from twintornados in Ford Dealers Would Face Even More Scrutiny Under Proposed FTC Rule   
    It doesn't "single out Ford dealers", it's the article from a Ford centric site that singles out Ford dealers. The proposed rule would apply to all dealers:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/06/ftc-proposes-rule-ban-junk-fees-bait-switch-tactics-plaguing-car-buyers
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from Dequindre in 2023 Maverick Tremor   
    Images from Ford: 
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from rperez817 in Danbury Man Clocked Driving Corvette 161MPH   
    Surprised they didn't haul him to jail and tow the car to impound. Seems like speeding figures like those would merit that response.
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from rperez817 in Ford to Fund Its EV Efforts in Part by Laying Off 8000 Workers   
    Disagree on minivans - at least when it comes to Toyota and Honda. Toyota is sold out on the new Sienna hybrid, with waiting lists at dealers. Since Toyota just dropped significant investment into the Sienna to move it to their global chassis (I forget the designation) along with giving it a standard hybrid drivetrain, Sienna isn't going anywhere. If anything, they might add PHEV capability to Sienna from off the shelf parts already in use on RAV4 prime.
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from j2sys in Ford Escape Active   
    Continuing on, here's the image of the Euro Focus interior posted earlier: Note the difference in the IP panel below the screen, different vent locations, and much different IP controls than the 2022 Escape. 
    Now, note the location of the vents in the spy shot of the 2023 Escape image - they seem to be located identically to the Euro Focus image, suggesting that the 2023 Escape dash will mimic the Euro Focus, which is obviously different from the current Escape.
     
    Also: the screen shown on the 2023 Escape seems to be a cheapened version of what is shown in the Euro Focus. Oh well.
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    Harley Lover reacted to LSchicago in 2024 Mustang to be revealed at Detroit Auto Show   
    I really liked the 2018 Refresh, enough that I bought one. Ordering a 23 Maverick Hybrid next week. 


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    Harley Lover reacted to MGolden in 2023 Maverick Tremor???   
    Here is a pic of our Lariat FX4 with a 2in lift and slightly bigger tires.. This little truck is a blast to drive. I cant keep my redneck daughters out of it!
     
     

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    Harley Lover got a reaction from j2sys in Ford Escape Active   
    Continuing on, here's the image of the Euro Focus interior posted earlier: Note the difference in the IP panel below the screen, different vent locations, and much different IP controls than the 2022 Escape. 
    Now, note the location of the vents in the spy shot of the 2023 Escape image - they seem to be located identically to the Euro Focus image, suggesting that the 2023 Escape dash will mimic the Euro Focus, which is obviously different from the current Escape.
     
    Also: the screen shown on the 2023 Escape seems to be a cheapened version of what is shown in the Euro Focus. Oh well.
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from kyle in Blazer EV spotted   
    Here's the Honda companion model for comparison: 
     
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from ehaase in Toyota Crown coming to NA as high riding Sedan   
    I don't see how this will be any more successful than the Avalon it replaces.
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    Harley Lover got a reaction from ehaase in Toyota Crown coming to NA as high riding Sedan   
    I don't see how this will be any more successful than the Avalon it replaces.
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    Harley Lover reacted to jpd80 in Ford Quality Czar Says Issues Should Subside in 2023   
    No he hasn’t, Ford is subsuming the problem by locking in sole manufacturer in vertical integration, Ford needs at least two suppliers to keep each other honest on price and to guarantee supply if the unthinkable happens.

    We know that Ford doesn’t cover supplier risk management property and just screws down rice with sole supplier agreements and then wonders why things blow up in its face.
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