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MadManMoon

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MadManMoon last won the day on November 24 2019

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  1. I can't stop staring at it...what an abomination! I have to say, though - the effort is well-executed, even if I think the design itself is hideous.
  2. I'm biased, because I own one, but I think the complaints about the Escape's interior are exaggerated. It also helps that I have a 2007 Shelby GT500 - talk about garbage interior! The hard plastic all over the interior of that thing is dismal, and with its age now it's a rattling mess. I'll also take the cleaner, simpler lines, both inside and out, on the Escape to the overwrought styling of most of its peers.
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    Genesis GV70

    I see that C pillar and I think two things:
  4. Shouldn't that be S550, not S197?
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    Genesis G70

    I love the new Genesis grille, but the side profile is too derivative of the BMW 3 Series - just like the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Both are still gorgeous cars, though. I'd take the Genesis before a BMW or Alfa, primarily for price and reliability.
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    Those poor explorers..

    This reminds me of an anecdote I read years ago (and still haven't been able to verify)... It was claimed that, sometime in the early 2010s, Ford lost more F-Series pickups to transportation accidents than Honda SOLD Ridgelines in a year. 😄
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    Those poor explorers..

    What the heck happened?! Never mind - just watched the GIF. Ouch!
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    Early Broncos On The Move

    I opened this expecting to find prototype Broncos or Bronco Sports, because I read "early" as "early builds." This was a pleasant surprise!
  9. The big one for us is leather seats (three dogs, and it's far easier to get dog hair off a leather seat than out of cloth seats!), and that still starts at Lariat. But your point is well-taken - the truck does seem to have more standard features than the previous generation, which always contributes to the increase in MSRP. Plus inflation, of course.
  10. https://shop.ford.com/build/f150/2021/#/select/ Some interesting price increases here. Spec'd out an equivalent 2021 to my wife's 2019, and the MSRP went from $64K to $73K, and only $2.5K of that is the PowerBoost powertrain cost. These trucks are getting mighty pricey!
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    Forgive my ignorance, but what does "No Scheduling" and "Cleanup Scheduling" mean? "No Scheduling" doesn't mean the plant isn't running, I presume - just that they're executing previously scheduled builds. Thanks for providing this interesting insight!
  12. As an engineer-turned-program-manager, my favorite quote is, "In order to complete a project, it is necessary to shoot all the engineers."
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    My New Toy.

    Beautiful! Enjoy it!
  14. That does make sense. I'm curious to see over time if the GT500 gets its own higher rate separate from the base/GT Mustangs, since that's supposed to be a track-focused car as well.
  15. It was, especially since back in '07 the GT500 was the same cost as a GT, and according to the price quotes (and confirmed by users on Mustang6G), it's the same cost for a 2020 GT and GT500. So the GT350 is a major outlier here.
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