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  1. Drew Dowdell

    1985 Lincoln Town Car promotional video

    One of the neighbors when I was growing up got one of these Town Cars after just having Coupe and Sedan Devilles for years. Oddly enough, the Town Car was a major downsize for him, but he needed it as he had recently put one of the Devilles through the back wall of his garage trying to park it.
  2. Yeah, they way cheaped out on the current Focus. It was a step backward from before the refresh.
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    In another climate I might be interested in a convertible, but not here in Pittsburgh. The last time I was in Houston I had a Camaro convertible for 4 days and I only put the top up once while I was driving it.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    I think it just has to be the wire and a dryer outlet.
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    Other Hobbies besides cars

    @balthazar you sir have a lot of projects not even counting the cars. Mini-barrels or... what? I can't imagine having room for lots of full sized barrels.
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    GM investing $56M over two plants

    GM has announced total investments of $56M for capacity expansion to be spread over two of its existing manufacturing plants GM said in a press statement. $20M will be going to its Romulus Michigan propulsion plant to expand capacity of 10-speed transmission manufacturing. The investment will be used to purchase additional machining equipment. GM 10-speed is used in their full-size rear-wheel drive SUVs and trucks. The Romulus plant currently employs about 1,350 people and also builds V6 engines. Expansion of the Romulus plant implies GM is preparing to expand the transmission to more models. An additional $36M in investment will go into its Lansing Delta Township plant to expand production and get ready for the refreshed Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers. Built in 2006, Lansing Delta Township is GM's newest manufacturing facility.
  7. GM has announced total investments of $56M for capacity expansion to be spread over two of its existing manufacturing plants GM said in a press statement. $20M will be going to its Romulus Michigan propulsion plant to expand capacity of 10-speed transmission manufacturing. The investment will be used to purchase additional machining equipment. GM 10-speed is used in their full-size rear-wheel drive SUVs and trucks. The Romulus plant currently employs about 1,350 people and also builds V6 engines. Expansion of the Romulus plant implies GM is preparing to expand the transmission to more models. An additional $36M in investment will go into its Lansing Delta Township plant to expand production and get ready for the refreshed Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers. Built in 2006, Lansing Delta Township is GM's newest manufacturing facility. View full article
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    It was just too small. It should have been a Regal convertible instead of a Verano convertible.
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    Other Hobbies besides cars

    Sadly, I've lost my taste for most alcohol. I do like skiing, but I rarely get to go. I've only been twice this year. The first time it was so cold that when I would breath, my breath would freeze my mask to my beard!
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    Mercedez Benz News Curtains for the Mercedes-Benz SLC

    I always liked these from new. The original had very questionable reliability though. Then they got that gonzo nose for a few years. The Z3 was still a better looking car.
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    Audi News: Audi wants to give you all the green lights

    They should deploy this in Pittsburgh. We're one of the primary test cities for autonomous driving.
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    Geneva 2019: Subaru Teases New Crossover Concept: Comments

    While its hard to tell, I think this is one of the times @smk4565 was joking.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    I always rent "up" from what I currently own, so I'm usually the reverse.
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    GMC News: GMC Introduces Refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia

    The Omega platform is going away. GM is consolidating on a new platform soon called VSS. I've been told by a Cadillac rep that starting with the XT4, the shifter and other such switch gear will be shared up and down the lineup. That was a Johan thing though, so it may not hold by the time the Escalade gets here.
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    Lincoln Corsair to get Plug-In Option

    Back in June we reported that the Lincoln MKC would be changing its name to Corsair. While previously used as an Edsel name, Corsair fits in with Lincoln's nautical naming theme for some of their SUVs, Corsair being a small sailing vessel. Now, this week TTAC has uncovered a NHTSA document showing the engine lineup for the coming small crossover and it includes a plug-in hybrid variant. The plug-in hybrid will be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder likely borrowed from the Fusion S. In that application it makes 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. There is no word on driving range yet, but one thing that is for sure is that the PHEV version is only available in all-wheel drive. Two other powertrains will be available but they are the 2.0T and 2.3T carried over from the existing car. When will the Corsair arrive? That's anyone's guess, but our guess is that like its bigger brothers the Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Aviator, it will be unveiled at the LA Auto Show this coming November.

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