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  1. $4,995 over the 3.3L V6, $4,000 over the 2.7L turbo V6, and $3,000 over the 5.0L V8.
  2. The 7.3L engine shown above isn't impacted by CAFE related fuel economy regulations, as it's only used in commercial vehicles (class 2-7 trucks with GVWR over 8,500 lbs).
  3. Good points rmc523 sir. In addition to Ford, BMW, VW, and Honda also sided with California to retain the higher Obama era standards. The U.S. DOJ actually started an antitrust investigation last year against those 4 automakers. Not surprisingly, Ford, BMW, VW, and Honda were found innocent of any wrongdoing here. What all automakers want is regulatory certainty.
  4. Since this thread is in the Ford Motor Company Discussion Forum, it should be noted that Ford preferred the stronger Obama era standards for fuel economy and GHG emissions. Ford sided with the state of California rather than the Trump administration. In any case, there is no evidence that the Trump administration's standards will significantly improve vehicle performance and safety, save consumers money, or have any major impact to the U.S. economy.
  5. Yes sir, 3.0L PowerStroke V6 is produced at Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC).
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    GM Delays Mid-Cycle Updates

    Delays to previously planned product enhancements may become the norm among all automakers soon. Covid-19 disruption to the automotive industry is unlike anything these companies have faced in the 21st century.
  7. Michelin Primacy A/S self seal tire option, size P255/55R20 is offered on Limited and Platinum versions of 2020 Explorer. $195 option for Limited (gas 2WD and 4WD) Standard on Limited Hybrid 4WD Standard on Platinum 4WD Other Explorer trims with P255/55R20 tires use the conventional version of Michelin Primacy A/S. Here is some more info about Michelin's Self Seal technology. https://www.michelinman.com/michelin-selfseal-technology.html
  8. The B&O system may not be much, if any, improvement. I remember that Savage Geese analyzed the high end 14 speaker B&O system in Explorer Platinum. He found it delivered some of the worst sound quality of any OE car audio systems he's ever tested. The thread linked below has the Savage Geese video review. Go to 6:02 in the video for the audio system analysis.
  9. Looks like Ford is ready to produce GE Healthcare/Airon designed ventilators at its Rawsonville, Michigan plant in 3 weeks. An official from the White House commended Ford and GE Healthcare on its effort. Press release. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/03/30/ford-to-produce-50-000-ventilators-in-michigan-in-next-100-days.html
  10. Well said TobyTime sir. Quality and feature set for 2020 Explorer is horribly lacking for the prices Ford's asking (before rebates and other price discounts). Motor Trend in its SUV of the Year 2020 competition said this. And you are correct, Ford does have a glut of Explorers and other vehicles. Last month Ford had the highest "days inventory" number of any automaker in the U.S. at over 90.
  11. Motor Trend wrote a follow-up article comparing the 3 best selling vehicles among the 9 tested. Highlander vs Pilot vs Explorer. https://www.motortrend.com/news/honda-pilot-ford-explorer-toyota-highlander-3-row-suv-comparison-test/
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    2021 Genesis G80 Revealed

    Yes sir, the model Cadillac pioneered in 1905 and was later used by all other global luxury car brands: build brand reputation by building a better car.
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    2021 Genesis G80 Revealed

    To build the Genesis brand in a way that ensures it remains relevant. In the luxury car market, there are 2 tiers. Tier 1 includes the brands the command respect. Tier 2 brands desperately want respect. Genesis is currently Tier 2. A necessary condition to get it up to Tier 1 is to offer luxury sedans as good or better than the Tier 1 brands. That's what Genesis is doing with new G80.
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    2003 Sport Trac

    Thank you DonnyHacker sir. I agree with akirby that it looks like a good deal. Definitely one of the better kept 1st gen Explorer Sport Trac I've seen. I'm down the road in Fort Worth. As with any used vehicle, be sure to do a through pre-purchase inspection by an independent mechanic if you're interested in moving forward with this deal.
  15. Yes sir TobyTime. I think it goes beyond that though. Ford has been on a "de-contenting" binge in the past few years not just with Explorer, but nearly all Ford branded vehicles for the U.S. market.
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