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rperez817 last won the day on November 23 2019

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  1. This is great news. With fleet sales unlikely to return to levels prior to the Covid-19 induced downturn anytime soon, hopefully Ford will continue ramping up its efforts selling non-commercial vehicles to real, retail consumers.
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    Tesla stock

    TSLA share price is now past $1,200. Tesla is now the most valuable automaker in the world. Barron's said Tesla hit a home run. https://www.barrons.com/articles/teslas-deliveries-ev-strong-what-wall-street-is-saying-51593708177 '
  3. Yes sir, I test drove a 2020 Escape SE FWD at Autonation Ford several months ago while taking care of maintenance for my Ranger. Engine NVH was every bit as horrible as professional reviewers claimed. My salesman to his credit recommended the SE Sport Hybrid version, which I also test drove and was much much better. Hopefully Ford can get supply chain issues for hybrid HV batteries sorted out as FordBuyer mentioned so that it can produce more Escape Hybrid models for the U.S.
  4. What lie is that? That 2020 Escape is an unqualified success?
  5. Good suggestion FordBuyer sir. The 1.5L 3-cylinder Ecoboost engine delivers adequate power and fuel economy. But its NVH characteristics are awful. Bad enough to be a deal breaker, even for Ford loyalists.
  6. Escape sales trends may improve if Ford gets more hybrid and plug-in hybrid models produced for the U.S. market.
  7. GM reported 9,205 XT6 sold in the U.S. for 1st half of 2020. It was the third among all Cadillac models in sales volume after XT5 and Escalade. https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2020/jul/0701-gmsales.html Ford and Lincoln sales for this period should be released within the next few business days.
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    I don't recall any car reviewers hating the use of recycled materials in the automotive industry. Where did you see that FordBuyer sir?
  9. Yes sir. 2Q 2020 sales results should be released soon.
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    F150 reveal set for 6/25

    Yes sir jpd80. Ford's emphasis on catering to existing owners of their products is smart business. The loyalists are Ford's best customers.
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    F150 reveal set for 6/25

    Most retail consumers who buy LD full size pickup trucks use them primarily for commuting/people hauling duty. For many of them, the latest and greatest truck (any brand) is a status symbol. The towing and cargo hauling capabilities of all LD full size pickup trucks, including Ram 1500, are far beyond what most consumers need. Same deal with power, it's more than enough for any engine on any full size pickup truck model today. Reliability is below average for all LD full size pickup truck models except Toyota Tundra according to Consumer Reports. Areas where Ram 1500 excels are also the things that matter to retail consumers. Transmission (ZF 8HP, the best torque converter automatic ever made for cars and light trucks) Ride quality, thanks to coil spring rear suspension or air suspension Interior design Safety (Ram 1500 was the first and only LD full size pickup truck to win an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award in 2019)
  12. Solution is simple. Have EPA, NHTSA, and other federal government bodies involved in air pollution and GHG regulations adopt the CARB ZEV standards for passenger cars & light trucks and for commercial trucks and vans in all 50 states. This approach has been applied before. For example, the current EPA Tier 3 standards for criteria pollutants match that of CARB LEV III. So automakers can use one set of standards for the whole U.S.
  13. Automotive and transportation industries, including manufacturing of commercial trucks and vans, are heavily regulated in the U.S. By aligning regulations with the industry's own end game (100% electric), and by providing businesses with greater certainty for future product planning, governments can help these industries reach the goal faster. That's what CARB is doing.
  14. Thank you for sharing the Autoblog article 7Mary3 sir. You are correct, the shift to BEV and possibly FCEV commercial trucks & vans is inevitable. Regulations like CARB's can help accelerate the shift. It won't be long before the U.S. federal regulations are harmonized with CARB ZEV mandates for commercial trucks & vans as well as for passenger cars and light trucks.
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    news coming....

    I like my "worst built on the planet" 2018 Model S 75D a lot, more than any motor vehicle with 4 wheels I've owned over the years. My wife and I expect our Mustang Mach-E will be a very enjoyable car too. Autonation Ford got our order in last week. Hope to take delivery in early 2021.