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rperez817

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    rperez817 reacted to bzcat in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    Thunder is probably PHEV. That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.
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    rperez817 reacted to jpd80 in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    Or more like Ford grabs a good name before the competition thinks of using it on one of their models…
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    rperez817 reacted to ford20 in California shakes up auto industry, says all vans and trucks must be electric by 2024   
    I hope that Ford signing on with the EPA and CA it means that they will start producing EV 650 & 750's for the near future. As it currently stands, Freightliner is the only real serious contender I believe in the class 5, 6,  & 7 markets with ther EM2 and a range of approximately 200 miles. International and Peterbilt/KW also have trucks similar, but I don't recall them already out and testing. The only problem is with the eM2 being $400,000 per unit. 
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    rperez817 got a reaction from jpd80 in Motor Trend First Drive of F-150 Lightning   
    F-150 Lightning has broad appeal. In Autolist's BEV pickup truck shopper survey last year, it was the top choice overall and for each of the following segments. Survey: Ford’s Electric F-150 Pickup Tops Rivals from Tesla, Rivian, GM (autolist.com)
    Past/current BEV owners Past/current pickup truck owners People who have never owned a pickup truck All age groups above 35 years old Only among younger shoppers (younger than 35) was F-150 Lightning not the top choice.




     
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    rperez817 reacted to jpd80 in Motor Trend First Drive of F-150 Lightning   
    A ton of full sized crew cab pickups are bought with little or no intention of towing, maybe on the odd occasion. Heck orders are showin that most Lightning buyers are not repeat F150 buyers, so Lightning is pulling lots of sales form everywhere except F150 which is good but shows that maybe Lightning is seen as more of a big sedan and expectations are different?
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    rperez817 reacted to j2sys in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    After all, light(ning) moves faster than sound (thunder).
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    rperez817 reacted to Havelock in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    Have you ever watched the movie Cars?  Lightning McQueen calls a competitor Thunder because lightning comes before thunder.  Thunder can't be the top model.
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    rperez817 reacted to 92merc in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    When the vehicles are available, Ford needs a commercial with AC/DC Thunderstruck playing.
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    rperez817 reacted to bzcat in Ford trademarks 'Thunder' name for F-150, Ranger and Maverick - Autoblog   
    It's a nice parallel to Lightning so I'm guessing they are going to be PHEV models.
     
     
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    rperez817 reacted to Ken_Ferris in Most miles on Fusion Hybrid   
    I have a 2017 with 190K and counting.
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    rperez817 got a reaction from Ken_Ferris in Most miles on Fusion Hybrid   
    A Fusion Hybrid taxicab I rode in Washington, D.C. several years ago showed something like 262k miles on the odometer.
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    rperez817 reacted to akirby in "Prepare for a brutal future" Farley tells dealers   
    It will eventually apply to ICE as well.  It’s just an easier sell for BEVs due to limited volume and limited batteries and the unique things that dealers have to do.
     
    My guess is Google is developing a new integrated ordering and tracking system for Model E that will later be adapted to ICE.
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    rperez817 reacted to slemke in "Prepare for a brutal future" Farley tells dealers   
    Yes, but it shouldn’t be only for BEV.  The way we buy goods has changed over the years, but the franchise laws and car buying experience hasn’t caught up.  Saving $2000 per vehicle is a huge cost savings.  Not getting that scale of savings by removing some lighting and chrome trim.  I’m all for it. 
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    rperez817 got a reaction from akirby in "Prepare for a brutal future" Farley tells dealers   
    WSJ reported that Jim Farley met with 300 Ford dealers to discuss the rules Ford is establishing for BEV sales, based on zero new car inventory at dealers and a 100% online sales approach. https://www.wsj.com/articles/fords-talk-of-new-ev-selling-rules-rattles-some-dealers-11656504003
     


     
    Some dealers get it, and understand the importance of a totally different approach when it comes to selling BEV. Quote below is from Rhett Ricart, a dealership owner in Ohio.


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    rperez817 reacted to jcartwright99 in Titan Is A Being Axed.   
    2024/2025 looks to be when the plug will be pulled on the Titan. Honestly, I don't think anyone will miss it except for the folks looking to score a good deal on a full size truck. Yet, another automaker realizing that the American pick up market is one of the most competitive segments out there. You can't release a truck and barely update or innovate, and expect to have much market share. Only Toyota can do that and that's only based on their reputation for quality. 
     
    From Jalopnik
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    rperez817 reacted to Harley Lover in Cadillac Lyriq EV Teased   
    I *think* that's the single motor version that is being offered first. The dual motor version comes later (I think).
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    rperez817 reacted to Chrisgb in '22 JDPower Initial Quality Study   
    The world is in upheaval, but Louisville is still in Kentucky 
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    rperez817 reacted to j2sys in '22 JDPower Initial Quality Study   
    Whoops.  Copy/paste fail.  Fixed.    
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    rperez817 reacted to akirby in Ford Dealers Would Face Even More Scrutiny Under Proposed FTC Rule   
    All for it but the wording seems vague on what it would actually prohibit.
     
    My ideas are to force dealers to provide a signed buyers agreement showing the exact sale price and any fees.  Cap doc fees and make add-ons strictly optional where the buyer must opt in not opt out.
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    rperez817 reacted to Chrisgb in '22 JDPower Initial Quality Study   
    Buick Envision is imported  from China (SAIC-GM)
    Buick Encore and Encore GX, Chevrolet Spark, Trax, & Trailblazer are imported from South Korea (Incheon, GM Korea)
    Buick Enclave  and Chevrolet Traverse are made at Lansing (MI) Delta Township Assembly
     
     
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    rperez817 reacted to j2sys in '22 JDPower Initial Quality Study   
    Lincoln Nautilus is based on, and built alongside, Ford Edge at Oakville Assembly in Canada.
     
    Lincoln Aviator is based on, and built alongside, Ford Explorer at Chicago Assembly in Illinois.
     
    Lincoln Corsair is based on, and built alongside, Ford Escape at Louisville Assembly in Kentucky.
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    rperez817 reacted to DeluxeStang in '22 JDPower Initial Quality Study   
    Interesting on the midsized truck findings. Tacoma owners always go on and on about how reliable their trucks are. But it seems like this current gen has had a lot of issues. Shows that perception is often more important than reality much of the time.
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    rperez817 reacted to akirby in F150 Lightning Range   
    LEDs don’t use much power.
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    rperez817 reacted to 7Mary3 in California shakes up auto industry, says all vans and trucks must be electric by 2024   
    I don't think this signifies embracing the so-called 'woke' philosophy.  What it really means is automakers are looking for a unified set of regulations nationwide that they can adhere to without the risk of unexpected or regional changes.  Since the California Air Resources Board has the right to create its own standards (at least as stringent as the E.P.A.'s) building vehicles to C.A.R.B. standards better ensures some regulatory predictability.  Not to mention the fact that any state has the right to adopt C.A.R.B. standards in lieu of E.P.A. standards, and many states choose to do so.  Funny that a large percentage of the inflation we are currently experiencing is caused by high oil prices, wouldn't it be helpful if less oil was used for transportation?     
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    rperez817 reacted to slemke in "Prepare for a brutal future" Farley tells dealers   
    Continuous revenue stream.  That’s the latest trend.
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