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T hawker

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  1. When is the new interior design (aka: Corsair/Aviator) due for the Nautilus? Will Lincoln wait until 2023?
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    2019 Ranger Lariat

    Very nice, I like it. Congrats!
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    Questions for the Aviator

    Guy's, does anyone know of a web site that provides the design details of the Aviator's 3.0 TT engine? Not looking for EV details. Thanks in advance. Steve
  4. Can this thread be moved to the Courier forum?
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    2022 Courier/Ranchero for NA

    I agree, 100%
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    An actual small pickup

    I am probably on the far end of the spectum for softer rides. Would like to push mfg's to nicer, quieter rides though. I never did have a problem putting those big cars through a corner, yes tires would holler a bit, well quite a bit, you just needed to pay attention and know how to drive. Perhaps this is due to learning how to drive in a 1973 LTD Country Squire wagon. I would be driving the MKX today if my dealership was cooperative. They refused to order a 2018 while three 2017's were sitting on their lot. I went across the street and bought the 2017 Acadia, I already liked them, have the SLT2 so have all the bells and whistles. My mother has had one for a year at that time so was very familiar with the ride qualities and because of that I had the dealership swap the 20" standard SLT2 wheels with the 18" wheels from the SLT1. Goes from 55 series to 65 series tires which puts the ride just a notch under the MKX, but then for $15 to $20K savings worked out just fine.
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    2022 Courier/Ranchero for NA

    I do like the Ford front end. Looking forward to an AWD 2 door variant. Can anyone verify that the possible North American 2022 Courier is the P758 platform? I say possible because the magazine articles I have read don't say for sure this is going to happen.
  8. Just FYI, we have a new "Courier" forum under the Ford Product Discussion Forums. Would love to hear what others have to say about a new Ranchero.
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    An actual small pickup

    We have a new "Courier" forum to discuss the possible North American unibody 2022 Courier. This may be the P758 platform that has been discussed on this board.
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    2022 Courier/Ranchero for NA

    Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:52 AM Hope the looks are closer to these: https://www.motor1.c...pickup-renders/
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    2022 Courier/Ranchero for NA

    I've copied the following from the Wish List topic: Posted 15 September 2018 - 09:30 PM So perhaps Ford is listening. News articles identifying a unibody subcompact truck possibly being built in Mexico for the 2022 model year are circulating. This vehicle may be based on the Focus platform, some have also mentioned Fusion. At first I thought, bringing back the Ranchero? I'm all for that, but a Focus sized car? Until I did a little research, I am a fan of the original Ranger. Love the size and capabilities so I compared the 2018 Focus to the 1991 Ranger, regular cab, short wheelbase 2wd. This is what I came up with: Measurement 1991 Ranger 2018 Focus Length 176.5" 172.8" Wheelbase 108 104.3 Height 63.7 58 Head Room 39.2 38.3 Leg Room 42.4 43.1 Hip Room 52.7 53.9 Shoulder Room 54.6 55.6 So basically all of the measurements are real close except for the height, the Focus is about 6 inches lower. The Focus is available with AWD, 2.3L I4 EB putting out 350 hp. Don't believe a "Ranchero" needs that kind of power so perhaps detune the engine to 349 hp. I would love to have the Ranchero return. I know there as been discussions on using the Courier name. To me I don't care what Ford calls it, although I would prefer Ranchero.
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    An actual small pickup

    It's possible. I also remember the Mercury Grand Marquis commercials with the guy cutting the diamond in the back seat going down I believe a cobble stone road. Try that in one of today's sedans The last really nice riding car I remember is my parents 1990 Town Car, it just needed another 100 hp.
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    An actual small pickup

    I call it comfy cozy
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    An actual small pickup

    Sorry, I can't agree with your statement. Most "modern" cars ride like rocks, I want to be completely isolated from the road. I don't want anything transmitted through the steering wheel, seats...nothing. If I'm going to pay a small fortune for a vehicle why would I want to feel or hear tar strips, lane delineators, a blade of grass? I've purchased a lot of cars and I've test driven dozens more. Even the luxury brands have horrible ride quality today. Last year I test drove the Continental, MKZ and MKX back to back. The best one in my opinion was the MKX AWD with the drive line in "comfort" mode, was not impressed. Today's standards are transmit as much road "feel" to the driver as possible...wtf.
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    An actual small pickup

    That's why I bought the 2014 F150 SCrew. It was quiet and smooth, but thought it was ridiculous to buy a 6000 lb vehicle to get those two features. Learning to drive in 1978/79 I was use to smooth quiet vehicles, LTD's and T-Birds. I did not need anywhere near the hauling or towing capacity the F150 supplied. I only used the bed once for a dump run, those items that were longer then the bed allowed, I would use the trailer. The lift over height was so high I would need to get into the bed to retrieve cargo, a major pain in the … Most of the time the cargo was placed in the back seat. So for me, just a regular home owner needing to occasionally haul a larger item an original Ranger or Ranchero is perfect. Not too large, low lift over height, decent mpg's and it will easily fit in the garage. Some of you may remember Ford sending some Fairmont Futura's to National Coach Works in Los Angeles. Most believe less then 200 were converted into "Ranchero's"
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