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  1. My statement above is not well said. I should have said I agree that those who want to ban Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) probably fall under the no planes and no meat category - but again that's not on the table. we are talking about CAFE standards to provide benchmarks or incentives to industry to improve efficiency. And I think the science that vast majority of scientists (not funded by the Oil Industry) support says global warming/climate change is happening and man is contributing to it. Government officials who say otherwise are ill advised or worse.
  2. I've heard of people that want to outlaw flying because air travel proportionally contributes a good amount of pollution per person served, same thing with meat eating. But I've yet to hear of any serious proposal to institute legislation limiting air travel or meat eating. That's a pretty far out there idea that as they say is going no where fast. Per https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/science/each-countrys-share-of-co2.html on a per capita basis only Saudi Arabia and Australia contribute more . And on a total Carbon Dioxide basis only China contributes more. So as one of the leading contributors and as leader of the Free World - what we do has a huge and important impact.
  3. "climate change alarmists" always love labels like that it, it speaks volumes. Problem is those who throw this term around apparently are referring to the vast majority of the scientific community that believes global warming is happening and humans are contributing to it? But hey, I'm sure some of those folks have uncles that were scientists so their superior knowledge of Earth Sciences is baked into their blood which sure beats disciplined analysis based on proven scientific principles.
  4. Auto manufacturers, including Ford, have stated many times that they as long as the fuel/emission standards apply to everyone they can meet the standards. And its not California setting the standard for the rest of the Country or even the group of states representing 40% of the car sales. Auto manufacturers are free to sell different versions of their cars. But they negotiated a deal on auto efficiency that they can live with and at the same time it moves the needle forward on efficiency, which is a good thing! Trump's claim that it brings in the new fleet quicker is short sighted. Ultimately the fleet is going to turn over - but the true, long term fix is advancing the technology to provide alternative propulsion systems for our cars and Trucks. And continually raising the efficiency - MPG/Emission - standards in a manner that the auto industry can live with is the way to do it. Granted slashing regulations will likely provide a short boost in economic activity - but isn't his record deficit spending enough to accomplish that. The Administration after Trump is going to be facing a huge challenge when the next recession hits - with interest rates already being pushed down and record deficit spending happening during the growth cycle, what tools will be available to stimulate the economy when it needs to be stimulated? Trump's administration on this is being guided by a mix of interests such as support from the fossil fuel industry, pandering to those that don't believe increasing CO2 concentrations or other pollutants in the air is a problem, and perhaps those that want cars to be made solely from steel and as body on frame with carburetors. I mean we are letting a man who believes the reason he looks orange is not because of his make up but because of LED lightbulbs and that Windmills are folly because when the wind stops blowing the emergency rooms at hospitals will not have power! And now his people want to "make washing machines great again"
  5. I bet the Pony on the grill adds at least 10 hp! Though seriously that Mustang Pony on the Grill does make the Focus look better, but that's because when I see the Pony on the grill It probably triggers my imagination of exterior elements and interiors designed with american affordable sports car philosophies. Though I don't think they will actually be putting a Mustang on the Grill of the upcoming electric.
  6. Fordowner

    2021MY Escape Facelift

    Chinese market escape looks like a hundai or kia and not in a good way. I have to see it in person but our Escape looks more agile or sleek than the small SUV's trying to be something they are not by slapping on enormous plastic grill (that is mostly blocked/non functional).
  7. Fordowner

    Hennessy Ford Bad, Mustang LED Taillamp repair

    Nalley Ford Service in Sandy Springs called Tuesday at 3 to tell me they had gotten the part in and the repair was complete. I picked the car up Tuesday before close. So they were done even before the estimated 2 days to get the part. I asked if they had been getting many of these warranty repairs they said no - stating their rule of thumb is once a certain type of repair starts popping up they will stock the part. Anyway a far far better experience at Nally than at Hennessey Ford in Chamblee - and while i'm hoping i don't have to get into the car market soon, Nalley will be the first place i go and where I go for future warranty repairs.
  8. Fordowner

    Hennessy Ford Bad, Mustang LED Taillamp repair

    Thanks bbf2530 and understood. I dropped my 1 year old Mustang off at Nally Ford in Sandy Springs on Saturday. Bryson the Service Advisor, let me know that the techs were not in on Saturday but would look at it on Monday. I said I would leave it anyway. I got a text from him saying if I ever wanted to check in I could call him or text him back (which i liked because texting takes up less of my time - vs. going through a phone tree to reach your advisor when he's not on the phone). He then called me before 10 AM this morning, Monday. Said it was a module that will take 2 days to arrive. Far better service than Hennessy Ford saying in 2 1/2 business days they had not diagnosed it yet and that it could take 2 weeks. In the past I never had a problem at Hennessy or its predecessors, (Tim Stewart Ford, then Malcom Cunningham Ford, then Hennessy). perhaps it is the Service Advisor I got at Hennessy. I will let you know when I get the car back, though it seems like a fairly simple repair since it's a specific part in the electrical system.
  9. Fordowner

    Hennessy Ford Bad, Mustang LED Taillamp repair

    Thanks, While my other 2 Fords and my past Fords are from there, bought this one at the end of the 2018 model year off the lot of another Ford Dealer as Hennessy had very few. But yea, I understand if that is the problem, but they should be up front enough to say that rather than take my car and do the Oil Change and waste my time by not looking at it for 2 1/2 days. Silly me I thought their excessive mark ups were incentive enough to take my car. Is warranty repair unprofitable for a dealer's service department?
  10. My 2018 Mustang rear led turn signal, break light and emergency flashers stopped worker - the tail light/parking lights work and the 3rd break light works and everything on the front works. I have looked around the internet because I'm thinking this must be happening to other stock led mustang tail lamps. But haven't found anything. However in talking to dealers it has happened. My problem is I brought it in to Hennessy Ford in Chamblee GA on a Monday afternoon, called Wednesday AM. because I had not heard anything, was not called back so called again late Wednesday afternoon and was told they had not even looked at the issue yet...but they did the oil change - (to which i said the car was brought in for the taillights the oil change is just the tack on job). I took the car back because they wouldn't tell me when they would get to it because they are backed up! So over 2 days and they can't even look at it so the part can be ordered? Problem is it is a Warranty covered repair so I guess I have to find another Ford Dealership....right? Its also interesting that this is the one time they don't bombard me with the Ford Viewpoint survey requests.
  11. Fordowner

    New Escape

    Upside down has a sort of a Mr. Bill .... OH NO!! feel or perhaps more sluggo. ... or Debbie Downer
  12. One of the analysts was speaking about the tax code giving companies incentives to add to their fleets (oh that's where my tax cut went) guess that is part of Fusion's sizeable gains. Also odd that MKT and Flex went up. Fiesta is also higher than i would have thought, though perhaps that is fleet expecially in light of no Foci for sale - suppose that could also be individuals who want a small Ford, but geez the interior of the Fiesta is soooooo dated, hard to believe people who came in for a Focus would want the Fiesta. Explorer sales are down more than I expected, granted some are waiting on the new one but still.
  13. Fordowner

    New Ford Puma

    Not a deal breaker but I'm not a fan of the usb port lying on the surface by the shifter, that area in cars accumulates dirt or other particles that could clog up the port, not to mention liquids falling. Also hope they have a second usb port for the passenger. The 12v port (fka / cigarette lighter) seems like it may be obsolete soon - though I guess that needs to stay for now and it has a cover so dirt or water are not an issue. The passenger airbag light sure takes a prominent position on the dash, seems like they could have come up with a better use of that dash real estate. Otherwise i agree its a very good looking interior - just hope the base or lower levels look good also.
  14. Fordowner

    bought a new car yesterday

    Better if you said..... made the mistake of getting a Camry and came back ....... Anyway how does the Fusion compare to the Camry? Does it have the full Nav/Sync screen? Or do all Fusions have that these days?
  15. What about people who already sold the cars and took a lower trade in from Ford due to the diminished market value caused by the dual clutch transmission