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  1. Everything in Chicago and Illinois is corrupt. And yes, a lot of mafia ties....not kidding.
  2. Honestly, if Ford/UAW can't get it under control just close the plant. I don't want them to do that but if it can't get with the program then do it. As a stockholder and a Ford supporter, results matter.
  3. I don't think one review, of material and tuning preferences is anything related to and engineering or design flaw. Engineering flaw example, DCT's. Material usage is not that. Suspension tuning/smoothness is a preference
  4. From my extremely limited experience with the union reps, they play favorites. We've seen that these positions (union reps) aren't impervious corruption and poor decision making. Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done once these folks are elected.It's like hitting the lottery for these folks that get in these positions. Again, this is just my experience in a stamping plant that no longer exists (in it's stamping form). And yes, there was a lot of bullying/racism, and unacceptable behavior that got overlooked.
  5. What flaws are these? I keep hearing manufacturing issues, nothing suggesting that that there was an inherent engineering/design issue.
  6. I keep reading about how awful the Chicago plant is, as far as racism, bullying, people not doing their jobs (aka quality issues) and lack of management leadership. By all accounts, the Explorer/Aviator launch has been an absolute failure. How much of that falls on Chicago vs Ford's generally poor launch woes? How does Ford correct these systemic issues?
  7. My point is, how do you know how much margin they have in these vehicles? It seems like they are taking Nissan approach to price/volume, which is risky. JD Power initially quality is kind of useless. I'd be more interested in how many Kia/Hyundai's are on the road after 10 years. If you think they are great value and good quality, then by all means buy one. They can have every option as a much more premium car but how do they get the price so low. Some from labor, some from SK government, and some from poor engineering? I don't mind people having a different opinion of these two utes, but I think they have been grossly over-hyped as the luxury SUV's that undercut the non lux crowd. I don't think their powertrain/FE is anything to write home about. Yet, that has been glossed over as, a cheap price and nice interior seems to be the winning factor in the media's eyes. I doubt a couple thousand dollars is really going to stop someone from getting a limited vs XLT. Maybe it will to the subprime thousand aires? We shall see what the consumers think and how it all plays out.
  8. All I can go buy is past KIA warranty as I haven’t looked at their current standard. Having to replace a timing belt at 60 seems unreasonable.Many other things do as well. Just remember, nothing is for free.
  9. And you know profit margin because...????
  10. That 100k warranty is only if you follow their ridiculous maintenance schedule. Not sure if it has to been done by a dealer or authorized shop.
  11. My only problem with the Car and Driver comparo is that that the was 49k. At that point why not use a base Explorer Limited? Fully loaded Koreans or XLT Explorer just seems at little off. Also, why wasn't a Honda or Toyota in here? It just seems the Korean twins have the price beat on everything.
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    Fusion styled crossover?

    Ok. That makes sense. Thanks!
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    Fusion styled crossover?

    So this our Taurus X replacement? Is it roughly the same size or smaller? It's hard to tell.
  14. jcartwright99

    Unknown Mule (most likely NG Edge)

    Sorry to hear about your squeaks and rattles. My 2017 does not. Only had 2 issues with mine one super minor the other one not. Both were take care of under warranty. 1. Sunglass holder wouldn’t stay shut. 2. PTU leak A coworker I know had a KIA that required timing belt changed around 50k. She didn’t know this as she didn’t read the manual. Her warranty claim got denied after she had an engine issue a blown engine at 65k. If you have squeaks and rattles and it bothers you, take it in. Take a video with your phone while it’s happening. It’s kinda pain I know but a good dealership will usually be able to find the issue. It’s up to you to use or lose that warranty.
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    Unknown Mule (most likely NG Edge)

    Sorry to hear about your squeaks and rattles. My 2017 does not. Only had 2 issues with mine one super minor the other one not. Both were take care of under warranty. 1. Sunglass holder wouldn’t stay shut. 2. PTU leak A coworker I know had a KIA that required timing belt changed around 50k. She didn’t know this as she didn’t read the manual. Her warranty claim got denied after she had an engine issue a blown engine at 65k. If you have squeaks and rattles and it bothers you, take it in. Take a video with your phone while it’s happening. It’s kinda pain I know but a good dealership will usually be able to find the issue. It’s up to you to use or lose that warranty.
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