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  1. akirby

    Mach-E Delay

    Well Oakville is in Canada so.......
  2. I don't see any danger in it feeling sluggish on its own. It has more power than a 2004 Mustang GT 4.6L V8.
  3. akirby

    Mach-E Delay

    In Oakville they're retraining them to build battery packs and I'm sure at some point assemble electric motors. And because this will be a staged transition over many years they can manage it through attrition. There will be far less variants of BEV powertrains compared to engines and transmissions so powertrain engineering will probably take a hit but again a lot of that can be managed through attrition over several years.
  4. I get it for MFT but sync 3 always displays the temperature on the screen. My MKX never had any temp display other than the screen. On the Aviator it was always redundant.
  5. The temps are on the sync 3 screen. The ones on the climate panel were redundant.
  6. Oh so it was redundant to begin with. Our MKX only has it on the screen.
  7. I missed that. How do you see the temp to adjust it?
  8. Doubtful they were eliminated, but very easy to find out. Have the dealer check another vehicle.
  9. According to build and price it includes the hitch which is easy to add and an oil cooler which you may or may not be able to add easily, but you need the 3.0L Ecoboost to get 5600 lb capacity.
  10. Oops. I was thinking of Ford corporate, Good point.
  11. You must be joking. Nothing looks like Bronco Sport and nothing in the segment performs like it. It’s the opposite of a RAV4 and buyers are crazy about them. You’re just biased against it because it’s not a “real” Bronco.
  12. Not less jobs for Ford. They’re redirecting resources not scaling back.
  13. Simple - they want to force behaviors through laws. Higher taxes is a way to punish the rich who obviously got their wealth by cheating the system or by blind luck - they couldn’t possibly have earned it. And then redistribute that wealth to the less wealthy. Or force changes to protect the environment such as BEV adoption or shutting down oil production. Of course they never consider the negative impacts or whether these policies actually work or accomplish the goal as long as it makes them feel like they’re helping.
  14. The problem is keeping a market alive requires continued investment which requires capital and other resources. By exiting a market or market segment those resources can be diverted to BEVs and other new vehicles and technologies. It’s likely faster and cheaper to exit now, revamp the business while enjoying more profits which should accelerate the transformation, then re-enter markets with new products where it makes sense. It’s like buying a really old house - sometimes it’s better to tear it down and rebuild from scratch than to try and fix it up.
  15. Exactly. Every dollar that a business pays in taxes comes from their customers who buy their products and services. Raise taxes and they’ll still make the same profit but we’ll be paying higher prices. Fix the personal tax code so the executives who get millions pay their fair share without loopholes. A company like Ford with 250k employees generates roughly $4B a year in federal income tax. With less taxes businesses can grow and create more jobs which in turn funds more income tax. If these corporations decide to funnel the extra money to executives then they pay more taxes. I just don’t understand the anti-business pro govt philosophy because the govt is only funded by businesses who create jobs.