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  1. Not recommended for off-roading, however. (Thanks for the flashback to the hilarious Top Secret! movie...)
  2. Doubt it's an issue. At least the name has not yet been a problem with other "Thunderbird" brands, like the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
  3. While Ford stock has been down the last few days, analysts have of late been turning bullish on the stock. Wells Fargo just recently initiated coverage of F at an "overweight" rating with a price target of $15. See: https://pulse2.com/ford-stock-price-nyse-f-15-target-by-wells-fargo/amp/
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    Bronco to get own showroom

    If you look at % forested statistics, at 41.7% forested (not too much behind 48.5% for Oregon), New Jersey is hardly all built up. Lots of people think that because they only know what the state looks like from the Turnpike as they drive through it.
  5. He's also able to explain Ford's strategy going ahead better than Hackett, which isn't too hard to do.
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    Bronco to get own showroom

    So, like the old Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, this is now a Ford-Bronco dealer?
  7. Gurgeh

    Lexus LF-Z concept debuts

    Don't sell Lexus designers short! Here's the Lexus 2021 LX:
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    Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck body leaked

    I stand by my earlier category. It isn't a truck, it's an open-air crossover.
  9. Yesterday Investor's Business Daily highlighted F as stock of the day. https://www.investors.com/research/ibd-stock-of-the-day/ford-stock-hits-buy-zone-electric-vehicle-shift-speeds-up/ "Ford Motor (F) is the IBD Stock Of The Day as the nation's No. 2 automaker wins converts on Wall Street with its revamp. Ford stock hit a buy range. "On Monday, Wells Fargo initiated Ford stock with an overweight rating and 15 price target. Analysts at the firm cited the pace of transformation under new CEO Jim Farley, who took the helm last October. " 'The turnaround is a massive change,' said analyst Colin Langan. 'Ford is no longer focused on having a product for all markets, but rather focused on delivering products in segments with competitive strength — pickups and SUVs.' "Under Farley, he added, Ford seems to be accelerating its shift to electric vehicles. That includes a new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, part of 'one of the strongest lineups in decades,' Langan said. "Other new vehicles include a refreshed version of Ford's bestselling F-150 pickup and resurrected Bronco brand of SUVs..."
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    Ford Inventory Discussion

    I understand the shorthand, but technically the supply shortages are not due to Covid-19 impact, but to government shut-down policies intended to combat the Covid-19 outbreak but which also ended up wrecking economies, throwing people out of work, and disrupting global supply chains. It is heartening to see how fast much of the economy is coming back now that these policies are starting to be reversed, but undoing all of the supply chain damages will take time.
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    Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck body leaked

    Looks like an open-air crossover. Agree with CKNSLS that this is more of a lifestyle vehicle and may well be successful as such.
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    Genesis Concept X

    What's with the long hood on a BEV? I think it is a handsome car, but that hood makes it looks like a 1970s-era Jaguar with a V-12 under the hood.
  13. Here's an interesting cut on 2020 Q4 luxury (well, premium, with the addition of a Buick Enclave) mid-sized 3-row SUV sales in the United States. It shows that Lincoln Aviator sales pushed past the Cadillac XT6 and got close to the Audi Q7. It's impressive, but remember these are U.S. sales only. Lincoln lacks the global reach of its European and Japanese competitors, and its sales are still dwarfed by the big three: BMW X5, MB GLE and Acura MDX. Though honestly, the X5 and GLE are closer to Nautilus size than Aviator, and what percentage of them are sold as 3-rows these days? I just wish FMC hadn't canceled the Nautilus' redesign. The second mid-cycle refresh for 2021 is nice, but it is still starting to get a little long in the tooth. https://fordauthority.com/2021/03/lincoln-aviator-sales-numbers-figures-results-q4-2020/
  14. Awry? Ha, it served its purpose. It got lots of people talking about VW's electrification. Reminds me of the old story about P.T. Barnum when he was interviewed by a woman who told him that she was writing a book, and that it would contain something disagreeable about him. "No matter, madam," was his reply, "say anything you like about me, but spell my name right — P. T. B-a-r-n-u-m, P. T. Barnum — and I’ll be pleased anyway."
  15. This Cars.com article says that even with the current chip shortage -- which means higher prices and less selection available at dealerships -- it is still better to buy now than wait, as chip-shortage-fueled automotive production cuts will get worse before they get better. See: https://www.cars.com/articles/global-microchip-shortage-makes-now-the-time-to-shop-for-cars-432067/
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