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  1. you can see smoke from the tires when the brakes were hit... but way too late. #Autopilot
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    Buick Envision

    Guess I should have read the last sentence lol
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    Buick Envision

    I really like the top 2 pics, do not like the front of the 3rd pic.
  4. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/ford-police-interceptor-utility-destroy-153100565.html Ford has rolled out new software aimed at disinfecting the interior of its Police Interceptor Utility vehicles to help officers minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. The solution raises the cabin temperature to above 133 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes between vehicle deployments, which Ford says is long and hot enough to disinfect touchpoints. It’s available now for all Police Interceptor Utility models dating back to 2013.
  5. https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-says-tesla-immediately-173400044.html After a week of decrying coronavirus shelter-in-place orders that have left Tesla's main factory shuttered and unable to produce vehicles, Elon Musk says the company may move its factory out of the state. "Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately," the chief executive said on Twitter Saturday morning. "The unelected & ignorant 'Interim Health Officer' of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!" That was followed up with a threat to move Tesla's headquarters outside the state. "Frankly, this is the final straw," he replied. "Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA."
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    2021 Toyota Sienna Debuts

    It almost looks like the front bumper rear ended it and left an impression.
  7. This was moderator approved to post. For 8 years I've built a relationship with a Ford dealer for ESPs. He had originally misquoted my ESP and honored it without even telling he misquoted by $400. He ended up taking a $300 loss on the deal. So during these 8 years, I've been trying to refer people to him because it is very difficult to find a standup guy to honor an error (I didn't buy a vehicle from him so there was no backend money made). Long story short, he sells to forum members Ford ESPs (genuine) at Dealer cost and I've had 500+ members buy from him across 49 states (I'm a moderator on 2 other forums). I have zero affiliation with him and I do not make any money or get paid any other way. Anyone in the US looking to buy a Ford ESP, please PM me and I will connect you with his contact info. Again, this is straight dealer cost, no profit to be made. --------- Because of the success of this and the phenomenal deal I worked out, I decided to contact a Canadian dealer via email to see if they would be willing to work anything out. The 2 finance managers and GM met after my email and also contacted the US dealer that I've been dealing with and have agreed to discount them. Any forum member in Canada can get a Ford ESP for $200 over cost. This is an exceptional deal for Canadians because of how much more money they are up in Canada. This arrangement just started a few days ago with them. If anyone is interested, again please PM me. I do not want to mention either name or contact info in the forum as I do not want to have this considered advertising. But feel free to ask any questions if you like.
  8. And yet it was just announced Tesla's next factory will be in Texas.. https://electrek.co/2020/05/15/tesla-factory-austin-texas/
  9. Standup guy that Musk is.
  10. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/2019-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-rolls-172100460.html Haven't seen this happen with any other vehicle but article makes it sound like it has.
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    IIHS crash test cause Jeep to flip on its side.

    100% incorrect. Rollovers — even partial ones like those that occurred in the Wrangler tests — are especially dangerous crashes, in part due to the risk of complete or partial ejection. This is a particular concern in the Wrangler, which has a roof and doors that can be removed. The Wrangler also lacks side curtain airbags designed to deploy in a rollover to keep occupants inside.
  12. interesting.... Pricing for the redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade was revealed yesterday, with the various trim levels ranging from $77,490 to $101,290 including $1,295 destination. And while we also learned that all-wheel drive will be a $3,000 option, what's surprising is that the optional 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine will cost $0, this according to official pricing info released by Cadillac. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/report-diesel-engine-no-cost-154800556.html
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    No cost diesel option in 21 Escalade

    No he wasn't. When I only mention the SD with a take rate of 2 to 1 (6.7 vs gas) and he says "most of those are commercial", it certainly didn't mean F150.
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    No cost diesel option in 21 Escalade

    As far as the f150, yes I agree. As far as the SD, I don't believe that. Look at all the Lariate Ultimates, Platinum, KR and Limiteds. Majority are 6.7 and they are not commercial trucks. As far as commercial goes, yes I believe majority buy the 6.7 as well. Now the question is, how much does the 7.3 bite into the 6.7 sales.
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    No cost diesel option in 21 Escalade

    Superduty 6.7s are 2 to 1(diesel to gas).. so much for a lost cause.
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    New 2020 Navigator

    Wax??? You need to ceramic coat that beast!!
  17. so 2 years past original launch date at a minimum... Must be loving all those interest free deposits.. https://www.engadget.com/tesla-semi-delayed-to-2021-222022916.html
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    Tesla Semi delayed till 2021 (minimum)

    You are correct, wrote cyber truck on accident but my response was for the Semi Truck. Again, 2 years passed planned date and thoroughly enjoying all those interest free deposits.
  19. The kit includes a K&N high-flow drop-in air filter and the equipment needed to upload the new engine and transmission tune. The company claims an extra 45 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 60 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. Ford didn't specify if that's at the power and torque peaks, so we reached out for details and will update this post when we hear back. The tune also updates the shift timing and characteristics for the Ranger's 10-speed automatic, apparently giving it "crisper, more precise shifts." This isn't the first engine tune for the Ranger on the market, other companies have released their own, but a perk of the Ford example is that it's legal in all 50 states, yes, even California. It also comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty when installed by a Ford dealer or ASE certified technician. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/ford-ranger-gets-extra-power-132500161.html
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    2011 Explore Wheel Corrosion?

    Some examples of 5th gen rims..
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    2011 Explore Wheel Corrosion?

    Yup, once a small spot opens, water gets in and it just keeps spreading.
  22. Driveline vibration.. https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/threads/driveline-vibration-st.485014/
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    2011 Explore Wheel Corrosion?

    if the finish is spider webbing, it is unfortunately common on the 5th gens. My 2011 had it as well after about 5 years and just kept getting worse.
  24. Several Explorers have had the same issue. https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/threads/brake-issue.483026/ Vibration could be striving (drive shaft) or bad wheel balancing. Have them road force balance each tire. There should be no vibration from "big wheels". I have 21s on my ST and it drives very smooth.