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  1. Trader 10

    '21 March Sales/Chart

    Toyota is supposed to be coming out with an all new Tacoma within a year, so Ranger won’t be competing against an old design from Toyota when the NG model arrives. Fuzzy has hinted that the next Ranger will be impressive, which is encouraging.
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    '21 March Sales/Chart

    I suspect that the extreme cold that occurred in much of the U.S. during the middle two weeks of February helped inflate everyone’s March sales, but regardless Ford’s increase looks like it was the lowest in the industry. Nice to see Escape posting better numbers in March, but even adding BS sales to Escape shows Ford way behind RAV4 (47048 March sales) and CR-V (37711). BTW Toyota and Honda sold lots of cars in March - 32541 Camry, 30908 Corolla, 19968 Accord, and 24522 Civic sales.
  3. The one on my 2015 Edge does drag on steep driveways.
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    2023 Transit Connect

    There’s no doubt the Mach E is a great car and shows what Ford can do when it commits to building best in class vehicles. However, it is expensive and relies on the federal $7500 tax credit. I doubt sales of 150,000 annually can be reached without the subsidy to buyers unless Ford cuts the price significantly. Plus, can enough batteries be sourced to get to that kind of a volume in the next couple of years?
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    Rust on 2021 F150s

    How does Ford fix this on affected trucks? Would seem to be expensive to do properly. Maybe send a check to owners as compensation?
  6. Like your list, though I would have to have a fully restored 1959 4 door Cadillac.
  7. Trader 10

    Ranger Interior

    Fuzzy, any speculation as to a job 1 date?
  8. Not unless they’re priced similarly to ICE CUVs. That’s a huge switch in less than 9 years. As has been mentioned, there are a lot of customers who won’t be able to charge at home. The switch isn’t off to a very good start - customers aren’t exactly beating the doors down to buy Mach E’s. Meanwhile, the Bronco Sport and Bronco demand is off the charts. Cost, the question of battery availability, poor range, slow charging, insufficient grid capacity, and resistance to change by the customer are all issues that will likely slow the changeover from ICE to electric.
  9. https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/10/ford-maverick-independent-rear-suspension-spy-photos/
  10. I would also, but is it Europe only?
  11. Trader 10

    Bronco Price Gouging?

    Regarding the MME, are any dealers discounting from sticker price? (Is Ford trying to prevent dealers from doing so)?
  12. Trader 10

    EVs and Their Drawbacks

    Far ahead of not much more than zero isn’t saying much. Tesla’s charging network is still woefully inadequate. The closest Tesla charger to where I live is 45 miles, and that is the case across a lot of the U.S. Unless you can charge at home, that’s not going to work.
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    Sales Results January '21

    I doubt Ford has any issues supplying plenty of 2.0 power plants - I wonder if the issue is with either the off road suspension or updated AWD unit that comes with the 2.0.
  14. Trader 10

    Sales Results January '21

    It may be normal for sales to fall off a year after a new model launch - the problem is Escape sales were significantly lower for the 2020 model compared to 2019. Some of the decline was Covid related, but if memory serves correct, Escape was down more than the competition. The Escape is in my opinion is a good value and offers a better driving experience than almost all of its competitors, but is far too bland. I don’t believe a refresh will help sales much - a new top hat is needed. Otherwise Ford will continue to have to sell them with big rebates and I can’t see how they will make any money selling them with 3K or more rebates.
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