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  1. akirby

    GT Tax Credit

    That's not how it works. The dealer is not the owner of the vehicle - Ford Credit owns the vehicle. And they would almost certainly use most if not all of that to subsidize the lease, although I guess that's up to them.
  2. Street price on the Explorer should be around $42K. There were reports of the telluride and palisade advertised for $10K over MSRP. I don’t think they’re selling for that but MSRP wouldn’t surprise me. I still think they’re underpricing the market on purpose and will raise prices later. And I think Ford will add some rebates and lower MsRP if necessary. But you have to hand it to them for creating a desirable product.
  3. Based on what I saw in the focus group I’d say that’s a safe bet, although it might be pricey.
  4. If she had sat in an Aviator she would have likely had the same impression. Why not at least a Limited or Platinum if she wanted the nicer interior? Hyundai/Kia are putting luxury interiors into plebian platforms and for a lot of folks that's all that seems to matter.
  5. "So it's going to look like a Ranger".......
  6. There is nothing bad about the interior. You guys act like it came out of a Yugo....
  7. In my opinion as long as the ergonomics are ok most buyers will go by exterior styling, price and features before they would ever do a detailed comparison of the interior quality.
  8. Well it's not a BEV so it won't even be on sale or matter in 5 years, right?
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    Mustang Mach 1 mule?

    That's the GT500 engine without the supercharger.
  10. I think Portrait is better if it's lower down like RAM. I don't think they wanted to change the entire center stack to do that and it was cheaper and easier to just replace the smaller screen with a larger one and keep the rest of it the same. Now that's a change they could make for 2021 if they wanted to.
  11. And I expect them to do that with regards to fit and finish type stuff, but I don't see them doing wholesale changes for at least 2-3 years.
  12. That's a cute line but not necessarily accurate. Almost any design can be better - the question is whether it's so bad that it turns away customers. If somebody (and it doesn't have to be a Ford owner of fanboi) sees the Explorer and likes the way it looks and then goes and drives one, is the interior so bad that they're going to walk away? Or is it just bad in a side by side nitpicking comparison with another vehicle? Huge difference between "it could be a lot better" and "it's so bad sales will tank and it requires an emergency refresh".
  13. That has nothing to do with the interior quality which is the only thing I was referrring to in regards to whether it needs an "emergency refresh".
  14. akirby

    NG Ford Fusion Mule Spied

    C2. That's why a lot of the mules are hacked up Focii.
  15. It's not so bad that it needs an "emergency" refresh. A few running changes would help but I doubt most customers who see it on tv or on the road and go drive one will be nitpicking that much. It's a little disappointing but it's not a disaster.
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    1.5l oil capacity

    It may have changed mid production or it was a typo and the dealer info still says 5 qts - and they're too lazy to check it. Just make sure to tell them next time - maybe put a sticky note on the oil filler cap!
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    It’s possible but it’s strange that Ford would announce that if it wasn’t true.
  18. akirby

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Nope. Cleveland. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/03/06/ford-cleveland-engine-plant-begins-production-of-the-new-twin-sc.html
  19. akirby

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    The 2.0eb for North American vehicles comes from the Cleveland plant in Ohio.
  20. akirby

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    It’s only $2500. Go troll somewhere else.
  21. akirby

    Key battery low replace soon display

    What part of THERE ARE TWO BATTERIES” was confusing? You only changed half of them.
  22. It was Rivian not Ford, and I don’t know for sure that they got to see anything. That was just a guess. But these are run by a 3rd party and in my experience they just want buyers in the right demographic.
  23. Whatever that revenue stream happens to be it doesn’t go to Ford it goes to the shop doing the repairs.
  24. akirby

    GT Tax Credit

    Close enough
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