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  2. Random Thoughts Thread

    Pretty cool! Lots of cars all over the place...
  3. comfier than a dog house, i guess...
  4. Camaro is a steal at the price you pay for what you get compared to this over priced Italian pasta.
  5. Hey; 211 MPH! Just 6 MPH shy of the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro!
  6. February Car Spotter

    The '95-99, designed by long-time GM stylist Bill Porter. In general I like them, but they're almost TOO round. '90s stuff isn't my bag, anyway. Toro & Riv had another distinctive, extremely uncommon separation; from '66-78, tho both were E-Bodies, the Riv was on a RWD chassis and the Toro was of course FWD. It's a great illustration of the autonomy of the GM Divisions thru the '70s (along with the high-mounted brake lights - which BTW; the Eldorado never incorporated).
  7. February Car Spotter

    You're right. I had forgotten all about that. So weird that the Riv and Toro were so different at that time, yet so similar in their last rendition (together). There was what I called the "oval Riv" that continued on for a while after the Toro departed.
  8. Random Thoughts Thread

    1929 Cadillac V8 tow truck, pulling a bus ~
  9. Raj Nair, Ford’s President of North America has left the company effective immediately after an internal investiga https://t.co/2hbjcA0Kww

  10. Porsche News: Diesel Is No More At Porsche

    I think diesel will be no more at every car brand within a few years.
  11. This thing sounds pretty crazy, I didn't think they could get that much hp or that kind of top speed out of the 488. This thing is going to be a track monster and I think stomp on the Huracan Performante and McLaren 720S.
  12. I heard he put a deposit on a 2019 Silverado High Country.
  13. ouch sounds like sexual harassment hit them like everyone else. I do wonder if all of the complaints are valid though.
  14. Raj Nair, Ford’s President of North America has left the company effective immediately after an internal investigation revealed behavior that was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct." “We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration. Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett in a statement. The Detroit News reports the investigation stemmed from an anonymous complaint accusing Nair of unspecified behavior. Ford wouldn't go into detail about the behavior "to protect the privacy of those involved." “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused. I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future,” said Nair in a statement. Nair had been Ford's North American president since last May. Before that, Nair was Ford's chief technical officer. The company said a replacement would be announced in the near future. This is the latest black eye to hit Ford. Back in August, the company agreed to pay $10.125 million to settle an investigation into race and sexual harassment at two of their plants by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In December, the New York Times published a scathing report talking about the culture of harassment at the two Chicago plants that had been going on for a number of years. “This comes at a particularly bad time for Ford, which only last spring ousted Mark Fields as CEO. Investors and analysts have been unhappy with the seeming lack of a clear direction for Ford, especially in terms of future mobility services," said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with Auto Trader in an email to the Detroit News. "The pressure is on Jim Hackett, anointed CEO last spring, to lay out a clear road ahead for Ford.” We'll keep you posted on any new developments come to light. Source: Ford, The Detroit News, Reuters Press Release is on Page 2 Raj Nair, Ford’s President Of North America, Exits Company DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today announced that Raj Nair, executive vice president and president, North America, is departing from Ford effective immediately. The decision follows a recent internal investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior. The review determined certain behavior by Nair was inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct. “We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett. “Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values.” Said Nair: “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused. I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future.” Nair has been president of Ford North America since June 1, 2017. Prior to that, he served as Ford’s head of global product development and chief technical officer. Nair’s replacement will be subject to an announcement in the near future. View full article
  15. Raj Nair, Ford’s President of North America has left the company effective immediately after an internal investigation revealed behavior that was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct." “We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration. Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett in a statement. The Detroit News reports the investigation stemmed from an anonymous complaint accusing Nair of unspecified behavior. Ford wouldn't go into detail about the behavior "to protect the privacy of those involved." “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused. I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future,” said Nair in a statement. Nair had been Ford's North American president since last May. Before that, Nair was Ford's chief technical officer. The company said a replacement would be announced in the near future. This is the latest black eye to hit Ford. Back in August, the company agreed to pay $10.125 million to settle an investigation into race and sexual harassment at two of their plants by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In December, the New York Times published a scathing report talking about the culture of harassment at the two Chicago plants that had been going on for a number of years. “This comes at a particularly bad time for Ford, which only last spring ousted Mark Fields as CEO. Investors and analysts have been unhappy with the seeming lack of a clear direction for Ford, especially in terms of future mobility services," said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with Auto Trader in an email to the Detroit News. "The pressure is on Jim Hackett, anointed CEO last spring, to lay out a clear road ahead for Ford.” We'll keep you posted on any new developments come to light. Source: Ford, The Detroit News, Reuters Press Release is on Page 2 Raj Nair, Ford’s President Of North America, Exits Company DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today announced that Raj Nair, executive vice president and president, North America, is departing from Ford effective immediately. The decision follows a recent internal investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior. The review determined certain behavior by Nair was inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct. “We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett. “Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values.” Said Nair: “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused. I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future.” Nair has been president of Ford North America since June 1, 2017. Prior to that, he served as Ford’s head of global product development and chief technical officer. Nair’s replacement will be subject to an announcement in the near future.
  16. I'm not sure how the Euros do it but the U.S. OEM's typically do their own calibrations regardless of who is providing the controller. I'm not saying that is the case here as I just don't know for sure. The possible exception may be the Cummins diesels in the Rams and Titans. Since the Cummins name is all over the vehicle, my guess is they would want some role in the calibrations.
  17. I mostly wonder how many households with 2 luxury brand cars have a pick up as a 3rd vehicle though. Because a household with a 328i and a F150 is more middle class America, than reason for Mercedes or Lexus to build a pickup to cater to them. The reason Rolls-Royce and Bentley have SUVs, is because they found the majority of their owners also own an SUV and they didn't want them spending that money on a G-wagen or a Cayenne or Range Rover. I think if Lexus or Mercedes were going to jump into pickups it would be for similar reason, demand from their own customers for it.
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  19. The Animated Gif Thread

    Hayabusa powered?
  20. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    There are a surprisingly large number of them on the market at the moment. Last summer when I was checking there were only a few. There is probably close to a dozen now. Here are a couple more Syclones for those that are as enamored with them as I am! $25,900 - California $19,900 - California $79,995 - Arizona Ultra Rare Marlboro edition $18,000 - Colorado
  21. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    I didn't look that ad over too closely as I was just posting an example. If I wind up buying one, it will be much cleaner than that one. I agree after looking at the pictures that one looks like it could have had some odometer tampering. At the very least it did not have the most caring owner. On a side note, it is pretty easy to find a clean one in the $28k-32k range with 40k miles or less. I've been eyeballing them for months now. If the right one at the right price turns up locally, I may jump on it.
  22. February Car Spotter

    Industry's first high mounted stop lamps, debuted on the '71 Toronado, adopted on the Riv in '74.
  23. Random Thoughts Thread

    Seems stormy water is ahead for autonomous auto's and the mapping they use to get around. This PDF is from Financial Times which requires a subscription. driverless_cars__mapping_the_trouble_ahead.pdf
  24. I doubt they are worried about emiles since they have the Polestar sub-brand that is pure EV to help offset their e-miles for hybrid auto's. Course lots of questions around China's policy so be interesting to see how this all works out.
  25. Random Thoughts Thread

    This list is broken into two columns with the sex listed at the top, column on the left are the top 25 auto's bought by men, column on the right is the top 25 bought by woman. Interesting column lists of autos I say.
  26. afaik China requires 31 e-miles wonder how/if they'll make changes
  27. Random Thoughts Thread

    I loved the way the Headlights opened and closed. Like a crab claw, so very Cool!
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