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  1. akirby

    F150 Hybrid News

    I didn’t realize the transit was using a new 3.5L. Why would they use both the 3.3L and the 3.5L in F150 and Transit? Unless the weight of the transit and f150 hybrid were just too much for the 3.3L.
  2. Effective Friday until 4/13. My guess is it will be extended, if your mayor and county commissioners didn’t do it on their own like ours did, you should keep that in mind at election time. They don’t need the Governor or the Presidents permission.
  3. That was my former county. Nothing surprises me about that one.
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    F150 Hybrid News

    Well that’s interesting. They’re assuming it’s the 3.5 ecoboost but I think it’s more likely that it’s an enlarged 3.3L NA.
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    Stay at home order

    Just a reminder - this is the employee forum. It’s easy to miss that if you’re using the unread activity streams.
  6. akirby

    2019/2020 Ford Edge Horn

    Or driving in the rain with no lights. I’ve often said that making auto headlamps required with default on and you have to manually turn them off is a much better safety improvement than DRLs. I can see how some will forget lights at dusk because the IP lights up independently. but most also ignore you when you flash your lights at them. Completely clueless.
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    Escape Hybrid Notes.

    Vignale trim takes the place of the Corsair in Europe and probably gets some of the same options. They did the same thing with Mondeo where it got a lot of the MKZ features because they don't sell Lincolns in Europe.
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    2019/2020 Ford Edge Horn

    Actually the safety aspect of DRLs is statistically negligible. The reason is simple - most t-bone or head on collisions are caused by the driver not looking at all or not paying attention, in which case DRLs won't help. Just look at all the youtube crash videos of people pulling out in front of others in broad daylight. No way they even tried to look. OTOH there could be a few situations in low visibility where they might help. I wouldn't go out of my way to turn them on, but I also wouldn't turn them off.
  9. Most people agreed that 5% per year was far far too ambitious and not at all realistic from a technological viewpoint. The new proposed 1.5% is much more realistic. As you approach the bleeding edge you force automakers to do strange things and/or you run into all sorts of unintended consequences. We need improvements but we don't need to go overboard.
  10. Personally I think if we quarantine the high risk individuals, test all restaurant and retail workers and limit the number of people in a business and disinfect common items and areas regularly then we could probably reopen businesses a little sooner. I think schools, concerts and sporting events are still too risky. Individual cities and counties would still need to shelter in place and close non essential businesses as outbreaks occur but hopefully they're localized. However, I understand that not everyone will follow those guidelines and it only takes a few infected individuals to spread it like crazy. Another month allows time to get medical supplies in place and develop more treatments and to clear most of the currently infected (but maybe not symptomatic).
  11. Luckily my wife and I both work from home 4 days a week normally, so this is just BAU for us.
  12. Is it a better fit in the Transit or does it have the same issues? I’m sure they were concerned about Losing sales to a Ram eco diesel.
  13. Or they underpriced the 200A for advertising purposes. It’s only projected at 25% of XLT sales. No question they’re shooting for premium pricing. Just have to wait and see how it works.
  14. Sorry it was an internal quote about February sales from the employee forum. And it was about retail sales not total sales.
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    2021 Genesis G80 Revealed

    Not that - the more recent one where they tried to build ever luxury car model known to man while ignoring utilities.
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