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  1. markfnc

    2019 Titanium Hybrid

    I got a 2019 Titanium Hybrid as a rental. My 2013 Taurus SEL got rear ended. So I thought I'd post my thoughts on the Fusion. Good things: Interior is very nice. Leather is soft, door panels/dash all nice. Seats have good lumbar, and adjustment is flexible and easy Center Screen was easy to learn Dashboard "My view" is great and easy to learn. MPG so far has been 42, while my Taurus is usually 25-26 for same route to and from work. Radio sound good. All tech is nice, lane keeper warning, to close behind warning etc. 1st time with back up camera Bad: I don't like the turn knob gear shift, id rather have a traditional gear shift on console The key fob , push button start will take some time getting use to. Not mush to not like. My wives Freestar mini van is 14 years old with 205,000 miles, so this will go on the list for the next cat possibilities. How does the hybrid hold up? the gas motor turning off and on seems to me would not be good in long run. Anyone with over a lot of miles, what has been good or bad? mines based on 2 days of driving.
  2. I stopped driving it except weekends in 2015 (bought my Taurus) . My son turned 16 in 2017, and started driving to school. its now got 235,000 miles . Still going well. Its known as Big Red at my sons school . Paint still looks good, Leather seats in good shape.
  3. markfnc

    Vehicles owners keep 15+ years

    We will have our: 2005 Ford Freestar mini van. 200,000 miles next week +/-. 2007 Ford Explorer. 235,000 miles
  4. markfnc

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Had a 2003, still have a 2007 (233,000 miles). This new one looks awesome, exterior and interior. Glad towing is up more. I'd love it if it wasn't probably $45,000+ for what I'd want. My 2007 Eddie Bauer was $28,000 new. You can see it here in the background after I got the Taurus.
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    New to Me, Pre-Owned 2016 SEL

    I may be getting an Edge as a company car to replace my Taurus. Does the Edge engine have the same water pump issues as the Taurus?
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    2013 SEL water pump

    twice , 130,000 and 160,000
  7. markfnc

    2013 SEL water pump

    around 130,000 and 160,000
  8. markfnc

    2013 SEL water pump

    Ford did the repair of my water pump. that was at 88,000 miles. now I'm at 164,000. Did the repair extend the life, or am i fast approaching another $2,200 repair, or worse? anyone know?
  9. markfnc

    2013 SEL water pump

    Bad design having it internal. I saw yesterday that a class action law suit has been filed against Ford over the water pump issue. It would be a nice surprise if they issued a recall in response and i got reimbursed for some of my cost. 2013 Taurus (166,000 miles) a ton more issues than that of my 2007 Explorer (235,000 miles), and my wives 2005 Freestar (200,000 miles) Now rear passenger side door lock is having issues and door wont open from inside or outside. Unless you pull up on lock at the same time i hit the unlock button. Radio /cd randomly doesn't work after start. Have to remove key, get out of car and wait 10 sec then restart. then sometimes it will work again. Ready to be rid of it and get something else.
  10. markfnc

    2005 Freestar

    200,000 miles today. Roll on Freestar
  11. markfnc

    Is Ford in trouble?

    I'd think you could get to this format: Platform small Car looking 4 door hatch SUV looking 4 door hatch Fiesta Eco Sport Platform A Car looking 4 door hatch SUV looking 4 door hatch Van Focus Escape Transit connect Platform B Wagon looking 4 door hatch Car looking 4 door hatch SUV looking 4 door hatch Fusion/Mondeo Edge/Taurus Explorer Platform C Truck SUV Ranger Bronco (off road /towing) Platform D Truck SUV Van F150 Expedition Transit Platform E Truck F250/350/450 Platform F Sport Premium car like 4 door hatch Mustang Flex/Taurus
  12. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-ford-gran-torino-4/ 451 Miles, that's crazy. very nice. Not mine, just thought it was pretty amazing.
  13. thanks, i like the looks of the wagon a lot better. i'd really look at that.
  14. So, is that the difference between a wagon and a 4 door hatch, the window in the back area?
  15. markfnc

    C Max issues

    There are some really good deals on used C max with leather seats. Are there any issues with the 2015-2017 versions? Why are they not selling many?