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  1. akirby

    Maverick Test Drives

    It was almost impossible to have a first Gen Ranger as a family vehicle. Even in Supercab form it was a 3 seater at best. A Mustang was a better family hauler. You’d need another vehicle. Nowadays any truck can be a family hauler.
  2. That’s your preference and it’s fine but you’re now in the minority. The reason cars were so prevalent in the past is that trucks rode terribly, got terrible gas mileage, only had 2 doors and had none of the amenities that cars had. That started to change in the 90s and then crossovers came along which provided a car like ride and fuel economy and comfort with more utility and AWD. Then trucks got better with 4 doors and the rest is history. One last reminder that people seem to either forget or never understood: You can’t add 10+ brand new products (Bronco, Ranger, Maverick, Bronco Sport, Mach-e, Lightning, e-transit, 4 other Bev utilities) AND keep everything else in production without an enormous investment which requires huge capital investment and huge additional fixed overhead. When you rank all the projects and vehicles by cost, margin, ROI and strategic importance and overlay available resources, some things fall below the line and don’t get funded. That’s just how business operates.
  3. It’s pretty easy to brick the system but you can recover it.
  4. They’re also the only mfr with a BEV utility/full sized pickup/full sized van, 2 off road utilities and a full range of pickup trucks. You guys act like they just killed cars and didn’t replace them with anything new.
  5. You're overestimating the average person’s ability and willingness to do that type of stuff.
  6. In some cases but in others it’s just fewer combinations.
  7. I don’t disagree but what does that have to do with dealer pricing or supply chain issues?
  8. After buying the obd-II interface then taking the time to find, download and learn how to use it and hoping you don’t screw something up. Works great for the tech savvy folks.
  9. akirby

    New truck, first things to work on?

    Well that’s interesting. I stand corrected.
  10. The reasons have been discussed ad infinitum. Go do a search if you want to know. We’re not going to keep rehashing it.
  11. akirby

    New truck, first things to work on?

    Isn’t it Coil on Plug?
  12. akirby

    New truck, first things to work on?

    Spark plug wires? You do realize they’re low voltage now and are usually good for the life of the vehicle?
  13. You can push it to the first click, just not all the way.
  14. akirby

    2022 Expedition Order Guide

    Several years ago Ford moved a lot of National incentives to the local dealer associations so they could target market specific models and options. That’s why it’s important to put in your zip code or check with the local dealer.
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