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  1. To me, under Mulally, Ford pushed above its weight class on interiors, and charged higher than they were before, but it was worth it. Fields then just let everything coast. Now we have Hackett in charge, and it seems like they still want to charge that higher pricepoint, but want to give average interiors. Overall, the interiors aren't horrible, but there are some definite cost cutting areas (gauges on lower end Escapes, for example). It feels like there are some areas where they could definitely improve, but they're not as horrid as reviews make them out to be.
  2. Info for that has dried up, unfortunately. I've not been able to make the charts in a while.
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    Courier FWD Trucklet

    Vehicles, and namely pickups and their usage by customers have vastly changed since then, though.
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    Courier FWD Trucklet

    But could you get a more equipped trucklet for that price, vs. a lesser equipped Ranger? People like features.
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    Autoextremist om Ford

    As I said at GMI: Ford is PDL's punching bag as of late, especially now that Farley looks to be in line for CEO, and PDL has beef with Farley for the reasons mentioned above. He'll rotate between Ford/Farley, GM, and Sergio, and now Sergio is gone, so he's got one less thing to harp about.
  6. Interesting, I thought it'd be closer than that. Even so, it gave us additional things to talk about. It's still a fairly active forum, but it's far from how it was years ago (that's not a fault of anyone), so it's always nice to have more contributors (unless you're mlhm or that P71 guy 😛 )
  7. I actually do enjoy having him around, as even if the info isn't always correct, it gives us more to discuss. The problem lies with when there's any sort of disagreement or alternate viewpoint with him/the info, it's the end of the world and means he decides to leave.
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    Courier FWD Trucklet

    As someone pointed out, they'll probably sneak an absolute base model under the 20k barrier, but won't make many of them. Borg is reporting on GMI that the next gen Ranger won't arrive until 2024, which seems rather far off.
  9. As mackinaw said, he'll reappear from time to time, and while a lot of his info is good/informative/right, sometimes it's incorrect (nobody can be right 100% of the time) and when that's pointed out, he'll leave for a while and then reappear months later. He's also saying the US won't get the next gen Ranger until 2024? Which seems rather far off.
  10. Well, when you can't figure out how to turn markets around and instead just sell them all, that helps.
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    No Escape ST planned

    I guess the Maverick-based crossover will be our EcoSport replacement here.
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    Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck body leaked

    Hmm, I barely see any in my area. Old or new models.
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    No cost diesel option in 21 Escalade

    He was referring to F-150
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    No Escape ST planned

    Oh, I think Puma should replace EcoSport, not having both.
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    No Escape ST planned

    A lot of people buy Souls, HRVs, CHRs and whatever the other competition is called.
  16. They could give it unique front and rear clips and leave the middle (and interior) the same.
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    Courier FWD Trucklet

    The vertical lines you see at the top edge of the tailgate (roughly in line with the M and K) are just lines the software places at a point where a new curve/surface starts. I used this type of softeware for work, so I'm familiar with how it looks. The 3 notches in the top of the sheetmetal are in similar locations to the F-150's outside of the tailgate step. Looking at the sheetmetal of the F-150's tailgate+step, on this Maverick, there are no cut outs for the step supports or the step platform itself (here's a picture for reference) in the center of the tailgate. You can see in this photo the 3-4 large cutouts in the center of the tailgate for the step components on F-150's tailgate: (sorry this image won't display on the thread here for some reason, you'll have to click the link) https://i.imgur.com/1XglMy2.jpg[/img] Similar cutouts to the outer ones on the Maverick photo can be seen under the black plastic on the outside of the F-150's tailgate [/img] [/img] I don't like the Courier name - it just sounds weird. I also don't think many will think of some 70s Maverick when looking at this.
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    No Escape ST planned

    EcoSport raises its hand. They'd make more on a Puma than EcoSport.
  19. I thought it was free through May 15th? Went to tune in on the Mustang and it didn't play anything.
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    Tesla stock

    He wasn't before?
  21. Yeah, but it sounds like they let this one lapse and are now renewing it, no?
  22. Well, there goes the thought that the Ford-Rivian partnership was in danger.
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    Courier FWD Trucklet

    Where do you see a tailgate step?
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    No Escape ST planned

    Apparently they're going to come out with a Puma ST in Europe: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/01/ford-puma-st-crossover-200-horsepower/