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  1. 5 points
    My chariot on the way to LA for the auto show. A Star Wars themed 737.
  2. 5 points
    How some EV fans talk about maintenance on IC vehicles :
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    As with anything, the loudest complainers get the most attention. Reality will show in a couple years with sales results as to whether Ford made a good or a bad decision....
  5. 4 points
    I recently posted 'how the EV tax credit works', but I had it wrong. Want to correct the gist of it here. I was under the incorrect impression that the credit offset the amount you owed when you FILED. My wife [who was an economics major, has worked for a major investment house for a few decades, does our taxes and is one smart cookie] explained to me the credit goes against the TOTAL fiscal tax liability. This would include any check you write at filing time AND your taxes paid during the year, most of which came out of your salary. The bottom line as explained to me by this smart cookie is, anyone who is remotely fiscally sane (income high enough to get financing I guess) and buys an EV is likely to get the tax credit. A single filer who's Adjusted Gross Income is $100K pays $18,713 according to Google, which is comfortably in excess of $7500. I formally retract my accusation that advertising a EV with the tax credit modifying the MSRP is "borderline criminal".
  6. 4 points
    I wish they didn't use Mustang name on the crossover. "Mach E" would be cool and sufficient name by itself.
  7. 4 points
    Sometimes, one has to "just say no" to specials and coupons. I clipped a handful of Long John Silver coupons on threw them into the console. At midday, I was hungry and the light bulb went on. I used one. I got 2 pieces of fish, 2 sides, and 2 hush puppies. I then regretted it. I didn't get sick or anything. The food was just gross. I threw out the remaining clipped coupons. Perhaps that's why 5 years lapse between visits to LJS. Again, like Nancy Reagan once said, "just say no." The "Tour de Costco" is almost guaranteed to have a better outcome.
  8. 4 points
    I'm an I.T. Project manager specializing in infrastructure projects or mergers and acquisitions.. Basically, I build/upgrade/tear down/move big server projects. I happen to work in the energy sector right now, but I'm pretty sector agnostic. My job translates well to any sector.
  9. 4 points
    w00t! I got a Camaro convertible for my rental car here in Texas.
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    BAH... Purists are always pissed about something... Corvette purists are pissed that the Corvette is now mid-engined... Porsche purists are STILL pissed that air cooled 911s are long gone... Hockey purists are pissed because the game of hockey is now actually played on the ice instead of having WWE style battle royales happen on every other night. Baseball purists are still pissed because of the designated hitter rule in the American League... Phoqu'em!!!
  12. 3 points
    News Flash: No matter what Ford sells, you won't be sold on it.
  13. 3 points
    It’s not a rebate. It’s a tax credit. In the fiscal year you buy the EV, IF you owe MORE than $7500 on your federal income tax, you can take that reduction against what you owe. Only in the single designated year. If you owe the Gov’t $800, that’s your EV credit; $800. If the Gov’t owes you money back, your EV credit is $0. And most people do not intentionally set their witholdings up so the Gov’t pockets $7500+ from their biweekly checks. That’s like $290/check. So when your Model 3’s sticker says $54,321, you are signing loan paperwork to pay $54,321 (down payment, etc, aside). This is why I feel Tesla and any others are being grotesquely / borderline criminally misleading by saying that $54,321 Model 3 is $46,821. ’Ghost carrot’.
  14. 3 points
    LOL, they also programmed it to cheat on tests.
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    A billion to develop/certify, for like 300 sales per year.
  17. 3 points
    Every car would need it for it to be successful
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  20. 2 points
    Gotta love the pictures and Videos they have on the media site. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/multimedia/album/2020/mustang-mach-e.html https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/multimedia/album/2019/2019-la-auto-show.html Reservations are made here on a refundable $500 deposit. https://www.ford.com/suvs/mach-e/2021/ Full Media kit and additional info is found here. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/11/17/all-electric-ford-mustang-mach-e.html Gotta say, I am very excited for this to quote the media page. Ford also will offer two special performance versions. The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds2, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo3. The GT Performance Edition, meanwhile, is targeting a comparable 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range to a Porsche 911 GTS.3 Both GT configurations are targeting an estimated 342 kW (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 lb.-ft.) of torque.2 In addition to blistering acceleration, Mustang Mach-E will be available with Brembo’s all-new performance Flexira aluminum calipers, which maintain the functionality of a fixed caliper while being designed with the dimensions of a floating caliper. The GT Performance Edition is equipped with a MagneRide® damping system, adaptive suspension technology that lets drivers hug the road while delivering an exciting, comfortable ride. EXCITEMENT Performance gives new meaning to the word ‘electrifying’ Mustang Mach-E delivers three unique drive experiences – Whisper, Engage and Unbridled – each offering finely tuned driving dynamics packaged with a distinct sensory experience. Features include custom-designed vehicle responsiveness such as sportier steering controls, ambient lighting, sounds tuned for an authentic all-electric experience, and dynamic cluster animations that are tied to driving behavior. When the vehicle launches, a new Mach-E 4 all-wheel drive system will be available that can apply torque independently to the front and rear axles to deliver impressive acceleration and improved handling over the rear-wheel drive model. Ford tuned this system to provide excellent traction on the road, rigorously testing the vehicle in wet and snowy terrain to help control for slippery conditions. Mach-E is the first production vehicle to be tuned by the Ford Performance team utilizing Ford’s racing simulator in North Carolina. “Whether you want to really feel its performance capability or are looking for the quiet atmosphere that electric vehicles can offer, the Mach-E harnesses the power of electrification to create a unique driving experience while retaining that unmistakable Mustang feeling of freedom,” said Ted Cannis, Ford enterprise product line director, global electrification.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    It’s called having an open mind which is sorely lacking for some. As long as Ford doesn’t bitch this up (i.e. the Explorer/Aviator launch), they may actually be on to something here. Still not crazy about that oversized tablet though. That is a maintenance and damage nightmare waiting to happen.
  23. 2 points
    I don't like them tying the identity to the Mustang name...will be very polarizing. Will it have parking lot crash mode for running over pedestrians? (I love Mustangs, grew up driving them...but Mustang for me means 2drs, RWD a V8 and manual available...this is something completely different).
  24. 2 points
    This is great news to try and keep the sedan alive but it feels like a slight miss without the V6.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    Maybe GM and Ford can do the same thing and cut sedan prices across the board. CUVs are the hot things now.
  27. 2 points
    Depends if they can snag that post office contract or not.
  28. 2 points
    Right, this is the truth, get the merge done, then start by looking at what needs to be cut to stop blood loss or kill off non-profit generating products. Dell Technologies like any other mega merging company did this with keeping everything till the merge was done, then reviewing everything and spinning the marketing story on how we can serve you better with this selection of products and that the few features missing are on the road map to be added to the new focused product line. I say in 2 to 3 years after the merger is finished, we will see the Guillotine start happening to the product line.
  29. 2 points
    I cannot dispute that point of view. However, it doesn't seem like an unjust law, to me.
  30. 2 points
    @USA-1 Great link ... with a lot of history. As good as GM V-6s are today, I did get to experience the odd-firing (Buick) variant back in the day ... and it was not pretty. I'm sure the basic engine structure would go for the long haul but the timing chains would not. I wonder how many of those V-6s of 1975-1977 vintage are still on the road today, even if with ridiculously low mileage. I always look at the badging of the vehicle if I see one of these on the road. The link lauds the Chevrolet in-line 6. Our family had one. I don't know what the moniker (not stovepipe, Fireball, Vortec) was for the 250 c.i., 1 bbl., L6 that was around in the '70s. My dad had this engine in a base LeMans. The sound was different than that of a GM V-8, that's for sure. However, it seemed to be every bit as smooth and dynamically balanced. My dad preferred Olds and Buick; however, this basic Pontiac was the most reliable car he had ever owned. And, isn't it nirvana to look at an old inline 6 and be able to touch every spark plug ... with nothing in the way?
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    Enjoying the fall weather...cool at night, 50s-60s during the day..trees in color and leaves falling.... first pic from my backyard yesterday, other pics from a local beach I visited yesterday after work.
  33. 2 points
    Too bad GM did not do something similar (but better) version of this. Lambda platform vehicles were very good, but GM needed something to stand out. The Flex could have used a five-seat version too. Not all of us need a seven seater.
  34. 2 points
    Motor Trend's 2019 Best Drivers Car ranking: 12. Toyota GR Supra 11. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 10. BMW M850i XDrive Coupe 9. Lamborghini Urus 8. Bentley Continental GT V8 7. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 6. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 5. McLaren Senna 4. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 3. BMW M2 Competition 2. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 1. Porsche 911 Carrera S Man, I really want that Shelby ...
  35. 2 points
    Two words for SUV coupes. “f@#king worthless”.
  36. 1 point
    Heh-heh..speaking of grilles, the G90 grille kina reminds me of the '60 Chrysler Saratoga grille.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Thank you. I'll find something fast I think. Plus I will get an awesome severance.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Haven't eaten at a Long John Silvers in maybe 15 years..pretty bad IIRC. A random eating experience I do miss, though...I miss having an IKEA nearby...I used to go to the one in Chandler, AZ periodically for lunch or breakfast.. tasty. Never been a Costco shopper, with Amazon I rarely need big box retailers.
  41. 1 point
    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2015-volkswagen-e-golf-sel-premium-one-year-review/
  42. 1 point
    Pretty sure they will. Barrett J always has a Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford area. Ford had the new GT there in 2017.
  43. 1 point
    And you know good and well which motor I’m referring to as it is the same motor that was implied in your last username (again, this on top of your constant GM defending AND Ford bashing). If you’re going to lie about it, at least try to be more convincing about it.
  44. 1 point
    I do like the look of these Alfa Giulia's front end, the triangle grille makes it look like it should have a rotary in it. Obviously we all know it doesn't, but a unique look none-the-less. Too bad they're so unreliable. What about Ferrari? I think they're mostly pretty good. Lambo's are kind of fireballs, but the Prancing Horse is pretty sweet.
  45. 1 point
    Would love them to go back to calling it a Skyline EV that is a true Godzilla of the road.
  46. 1 point
    I think maybe because we all saw how it looks without the cladding and it is so much better. Other models with cladding do not have anything to compare it too.
  47. 1 point
    It's factual that it is useless unless there are enough vehicles using it. 17% of new vehicles will never cut it. Like I originally said, AGAIN, unless all of the manufacturers get together and all implement it together, it will be damn near useless.
  48. 1 point
    This is actually to address that.... it will filter out the unsafe driving bits and smooth out the good driving bits. It should make those bad drivers more predictable.
  49. 1 point
    I think what will help the lone contract trucker as well as small companies is that companies like UPS, FedEx and Waste Management have all built their pumping stations to be also open to the public. This helps spread the use and cover the cost. I know the west coast is far more ahead of the Fuel cell and EV trend than most other areas of the country, but as Warren Buffet has stated about his own purchase of multiple train companies, the sooner they convert from Diesel generation to LNG generation the cleaner and quieter the planet becomes for the health of humanity. In it for everyone to have a healthier life.
  50. 1 point
    Maybe the next BMW is the GRAN DAMME (in blue as well) I mean, it looks like they are trending that way anyways
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