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    Lincoln Aviator Gas Tank issues

    Normally DTE is based on the last 500 mile avg. I don’t know if the PHEV is different.
  2. 1998 Mustang GT V8 225 hp, 290 lb⋅ft 2020 Corsair 2.0L Ecoboost 250 hp, 280 lb/ft
  3. Unless you rock crawl at 5000 rpm, I think you’re underestimating the 2.7L ecoboost torque.
  4. Plenty of time for a hot rod version after the launch. No need to complicate the launch any more than necessary. Don't want an Aviator repeat.
  5. You know he's only pushing the 2.7L because of the block material..... borderline spammer.
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    Climate controlled seats not heating seat back

    Do you have the standard heated seats or heated and cooled? Different mechanisms altogether. The regular heated seats with the element heats up fast. The fan version takes longer.
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    GM Delays Mid-Cycle Updates

    You’re just mad because Explorer and Escape sales weren’t terrible.
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    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    That’s water under the bridge. You have to look at it compared to last year. You don’t double market share overnight. And everyone here said it was priced too high so it’s no surprise it sold less. But let’s assume it’s selling on average for $2k more than the old model. That’s over $100M additional profit. Even more if the new one is cheaper to build. Now add Baby Bronco. Of course they could drop prices by $4K and sell a ton more of them but what would be the point?
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    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    Thy specifically said fleet sales were lower than normal 1Q.
  10. It's a much bigger deal if the 3rd row doesn't fold nearly flat. On our 99 Expedition you had to remove and store the 3rd row seat and that was a PITA.
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    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    10% increase in retail sales for the quarter with a big uptick in STs (versus Sport I assume since STs weren't out 1Q19). Sounds like a solid double to me on the profit forefront. Higher prices and more retail sales. Escape also did pretty well. If you take out a 12% drop due to the Virus Escape would have sold about 55K versus 60K last year. Again, higher prices and almost the same volume means higher profit margins and more revenue. So much for the "Explorer and Escape are failures" crowd......
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    GM Delays Mid-Cycle Updates

    Ford actually said F150 fleet sales were lower 1Q which I think is normal. Most of their fleet is weighted towards the middle/end of year.
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    F150 Hybrid News

    Agreed - but then why not use the 3.3L everywhere if it has the same power and better fuel economy? I still think the 3.3 just can't handle the extra weight of the F150 batteries or Transit.
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    GM Delays Mid-Cycle Updates

    It's possible GM and FCA has more fleet sales this quarter while Ford might be weighted more to later in the year.
  15. Ford has encrypted their window stickers so you can't just change a vin number on an old URL any more, but I found this dealer webpage that works: http://mcmahonford.com/Look-Up-Window-Sticker/
  16. Agreed but you've also got the opposite end screaming doomsday and demanding enormous sums of money be spent on it. Let's face it - both sides want your money they just want to use it for different things.
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    F150 Hybrid News

    I'm thinking hybrid mustang may not use the integrated motor 10 speed but instead have separate motors on the front wheels for better performance.
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    F150 Hybrid News

    But then that would also apply to all other applications. The only logical reason I can think of is that the 3.3L just didn't have enough power for the heavier hybrid F150 (batteries) and heavier Transit. Even then why not just use the 3.5L as the base in the F150 too - seems it would be cheaper and easier overall than having two similar displacements.
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    Climate controlled seats not heating seat back

    I assume you also have the cooled seats. In that case the heat is provided by the fan and not by a heating element in the seat. So they won't get super hot and it takes a few minutes. If they aren't getting hot at all then that might be a defect. There was a TSB for the cooling function but it may apply to heat as well since it involves the fan ducts into the seatback. Worth a question at the dealer. Also - the back won't get very cold either if you have cooling for the same reason - poor airflow. Not much you can do about it - Ford has done all they're going to do.
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    2019/2020 Ford Edge Horn

    Hard to say whether Ford paid for that or the dealer since it wasn't expensive. Either way some dealers just don't want to hassle with it either way and will just say that's the way it's built (which is true). If you want to try the dealer then do what TobyTime did and point out in the documentation that it says Dual note and that the new part is Dual note. Worth a shot if it bothers you.
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    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.
  22. 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.
  23. That was my former county. Nothing surprises me about that one.
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