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T-dubz

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    T-dubz got a reaction from tbone in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    I don’t know about you guys, but after 5 or 6 years I just get tired of looking at the same interior and exterior. OTA updates sound great for those 5 to 6 years I own it, but I’m still going to want something different after that. I wouldn’t buy a 2020 f150 if I just traded in a 2018. I would however buy a 2021 f150 because it looks different enough and brings a bunch of new features that You can’t add with OTA updates.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from kyle in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/15/ford-over-the-air-ota-updates-fewer-redesigns/
     
    what do you guys think about this? The OTA sounds awesome (really disappointed that the sport didn’t come with sync 4), but I hope the part about fewer redesigns isn’t true. 
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    T-dubz got a reaction from tbone in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    I don’t know about you guys, but after 5 or 6 years I just get tired of looking at the same interior and exterior. OTA updates sound great for those 5 to 6 years I own it, but I’m still going to want something different after that. I wouldn’t buy a 2020 f150 if I just traded in a 2018. I would however buy a 2021 f150 because it looks different enough and brings a bunch of new features that You can’t add with OTA updates.
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    T-dubz reacted to Deanh in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    don't forget, Ford sells a SHITE load more vehicles than Tesla...so, IMO the more you see on the road, the quicker they become ho hum and require facelifts via MCEs...OTA upgrades don't upgrade exterior design at all...its just software, last I looked buyers sway more toward looks than tech.... 
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    T-dubz reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    I don't think it will mean longer times between sheet metal or body structure redesigns but I do think it will mean longer times for powertrain and electronic overhauls. You can't update body structures for crash regulations over the air. You can improve electronic software and (apparently) powertrain efficiencies. 
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    T-dubz reacted to akirby in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    Tesla has no real competition right now so they can get away with it.  Ford doesn't have that benefit, especially with trucks.   I think it would only work if all mfrs did it at the same time.
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    T-dubz reacted to Harley Lover in Ford will space out redesigns thanks to over-the-air updating system   
    This would be an example of following part of Tesla's business model (fewer model changes in favor of OTA updates) that I think would fail for Ford. Do the OTA updates, but not to the exclusion of redesigns. You're not Tesla, Ford.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from kyle in 2022 Acura MDX Revealed   
    I actually like the design of Acura’s, especially the new TLX (it needs a larger backseat for its size though). This MDX looks nice too. The only problem is I don’t think the designs age well.
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    T-dubz reacted to probowler in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    Well cacti are green lol. I guess now we know why they called it that!
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    T-dubz got a reaction from probowler in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    Never said they were the exact same, I said they had a similar shape, meaning this style has been done before, it’s not something new. Like I’ve always said the sport is more of a continuation of the older escape.
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    T-dubz reacted to probowler in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I read somewhere that the fiberglass hardtop is heavier and might be a bit more insulating.

    Could be good test drive one and check it out in person.  That combined with the headliner might be enough to make it work for you
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    T-dubz reacted to probowler in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    What is it about the bronco that you don't like? Or should I ask why do you prefer the everest? The non-removable roof? Both the bronco and everest are ranger based. The everest imo is just a less capable bronco.
     
    Edit: just saw your post above explaining this 
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    T-dubz got a reaction from Broncofan7 in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    Well I kinda thought of it as the edge or explorer would be the regular version much like the escape, then the Everest would be the off road version like the bronco sport. There’s obviously the bronco, but I consider that a different segment since it has the removable roof. An off road oriented vehicle with a fixed roof and more luxuries is more up my alley. Basically a 4Runner competitor. 
     
    highlander = explorer
    4runner = Everest 
     
    I know ford won’t do it for the reason you said, but they did come out with the bronco sport when the escape was already in the segment. And a lot of the parts/development is shared with the ranger so maybe it wouldn’t be too expensive to make either.
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    T-dubz reacted to ice-capades in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I'd like to express a general observation about what I see as a change, not for the better, as to the general behavior on these BOF forums and message threads.
     
    There have been a lot of new members in the past few months that contribute by posting comments, even though a lot of those are made to get their post count up or for other reasons. I appreciate that they're active and participating even if a lot of it is "click bait" and just perpetuating disagreements between members. It's something else when differences of opinion on product and other subjects escalate to a personal issue. And some of this behavior is coming from members that have been here for some time which is disappointing. 
     
    I recently left my dealership after nearly 35 years managing new vehicle inventory, ordering all new and fleet inventory and managing the in-house advertising agency. That's after working in the entertainment business for 15 years including 8 years as a Business Agent for the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) and other capacities. On average I used to order $500,000 worth of inventory on average each week and managed an advertising budget and production in excess of $500,000.
     
    I miss the times when member posts were on topic and contributed to the subject at hand. Recently it's a matter of trying to get past understanding what the poster's intention was and whether it had anything to do with the subject at hand or some other purpose. 
     
    I may not agree with a lot of the opinions posted in message threads on topics discussed here at BOF but I don't make it personal. I may not agree with opinions expressed here but I agree that we have a right to disagree. 
     
    This is my opinion only and my observation of changes I've seen in the past few months. Hopefully, my observations and comments will help contribute to a more understanding and positive approach in the future.  
     
     
     
     
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    T-dubz reacted to ice-capades in 2021 Explorer King Ranch and Timberline   
    King Ranch (K7L) will not be available until Job #3, which launches in June 2021. I haven't seen anything from Ford yet regarding Timberline. We'll know more once the 2021 Explorer Order Guide is updated to include the new specifications.  
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    T-dubz reacted to jniffen in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I'm up in the Twin Cities, what I can't understand that many have lived here a number of years, but every first significant snow fall, it's like they've never driven it before.
    Hundreds of accidents the first day.  I guess they think "I've got 4WD/AWD, so I can go as fast as I want."
     
    The best part?  If the weather is dry enough, the snow disappears, if the next major snow is several weeks later, it's like the first snow fall, hundreds of accidents again.
     
    Also I too see the original Escape in the Bronco Sport, eh if it worked once...
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    T-dubz got a reaction from FR739 in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I like the styling, but it’s not revolutionary. It’s basically the same shape as the previous escape. I don’t think best in class 4wd or off road capability will really matter either. Sure it’s a selling point, but in the end this is still going to be a daily driver for the majority of people. Accessories are great but really how many roof racks do you need?. Jeep also has the better colors in my opinion and I’m not a Jeep fan by any means.
     
    The sport wins on style. The others win on price. The features are a toss up.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from jose in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I mean if you can see the similarities I don’t know what to tell you. It’s plain as day to me. 
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    T-dubz got a reaction from ehaase in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I think you are down playing how big a factor price is, especially in this segment. Here is a list of the incentives for its current competition:
     
    compass - up to $4250 depending on trim
    cherokee - up to $3750 depending on trim
    Renegade - up to $3500 depending on trim
    Crosstrek - no incentives but the top of the line model starts at $27k so it has a substantially lower price. 
     
    There is a substantial price difference between the going rate for the competition and the msrp of the sport. IMO the emotional purchases will go away with the early adopters and the sport will be just another crossover in a year. It will need to be more competitive on price.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from FR739 in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I like the styling, but it’s not revolutionary. It’s basically the same shape as the previous escape. I don’t think best in class 4wd or off road capability will really matter either. Sure it’s a selling point, but in the end this is still going to be a daily driver for the majority of people. Accessories are great but really how many roof racks do you need?. Jeep also has the better colors in my opinion and I’m not a Jeep fan by any means.
     
    The sport wins on style. The others win on price. The features are a toss up.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from probowler in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    Never said they were the exact same, I said they had a similar shape, meaning this style has been done before, it’s not something new. Like I’ve always said the sport is more of a continuation of the older escape.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from FR739 in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I like the styling, but it’s not revolutionary. It’s basically the same shape as the previous escape. I don’t think best in class 4wd or off road capability will really matter either. Sure it’s a selling point, but in the end this is still going to be a daily driver for the majority of people. Accessories are great but really how many roof racks do you need?. Jeep also has the better colors in my opinion and I’m not a Jeep fan by any means.
     
    The sport wins on style. The others win on price. The features are a toss up.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from Schpark in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    I’m pretty sure you have to get the optional package to get the leather steering wheel. Seems like a big oversight to me and it was mentioned in several of the reviews I read. I haven’t had a plastic steering wheel since the 90’s and it’s not like I’m driving luxury cars over here.
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    T-dubz got a reaction from akirby in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    That’s crazy seeing how stock is completely different around the country. The dealers around me are the complete opposite, but of course there’s no need for them here. When the weather rarely gets bad, everyone just stays home.
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    T-dubz reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Bronco Sport Impresses   
    Maaaaaaaaybe a Jeep Renegade but that's probably a stretch. 
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