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  2. cal50

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    By a better economy , more jobs than people and lower taxes for people that WORK for a paycheck ? Were you in a coma for 8 years of Obama ?
  3. Emilner

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    Thanks, I will try that this week.
  4. mustangchief

    Finally, In Person

    Yes, I ordered mine with everything but the rear seat entertainment. 95 percent of my rear passengers will be dogs, they only care if the window will open or not. I'm curious to open the top also because my youngest dog likes to stand on the console and stick his head up in the X3. It has a small airfoil to block the wind and he likes to get just behind it. I've never shopped for a car where the salesmen new more, I've had the owners manual for a month looking over items people usually miss. I love to have fun asking questions and seeing if I get the BS answer or they go find out. I'm hoping to get it this week for a day, I'll find out tomorrow when my "Date Night" is. Getting some video and audio of the features and creaks and groans is at the top of my list. With the break in scheduling, I'm hoping they are tooling up for the Hybrid. Next time you get near one, have them put it beside a Navigator, so you can look at both about the same time. I think the Aviator dash has a cleaner appearance with better belt lines. JMO
  5. chassisgroupleader

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    It's called changing with the times. Companies like Sears went bankrupt because they did not evolve, FORD will evolve and Electric Vehicles is the future.
  6. chassisgroupleader

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    I think people were referring to me for the 27 years seniority and the "give me a signing bonus and keep things as they are," That's my personal opinion, you can choose whatever you want. I think we are getting great benefits, great pay, and great bonuses. All you guys complaining about the 2 tiers, they all have a chance of turning over, the only difference is the pension, and guess what. That's irrelevant because they get a 401K plan that is making them rich with the stock market right now. Keep things as they are and give me my signing Bonus!
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  8. Van sales for June '19 and year to date Vehicle...............June'19 (June '18)...............6MO '19 (6MO'18) Metris........................751 (618).........................3,798 (3,455) (+9.9%) Sprinter..................2,254 (2,190).....................12,227 (13,455) (-9.1%) Transit..................12,446 (13,533)..................73,107 (71,412) (+2.4%) T' Connect..............4,160 (3,124)....................19,853 (15,454) (+28.5%) Metris doesn't seem to have affected Transit Connect sales which have actually increased by 28.5% Transit and TC combined are heads and shoulders above any other van sales combination in these segments, if there had been any real need for Transit Custom, then Ford would have added it already. Edit
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  10. jpd80

    2020 Corvette revealed

    At the moment, National dealer stock of Corvette is around 4800 with about 800 of them manuals Anyone that wants a front engine Corvette has been given the message to get one while still available So if we see a "gold rush" of buyers this month, that might signal that many have bought their last 'vette.
  11. akirby

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    The commercials ruin any benefit of HD radio for me.
  12. akirby

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    Don’t use CarPlay - disable it. Start Waze on your phone then plug the phone in and it should prompt you. If not go to apps or applink in the menu and connect, Waze now replaces sync 3 nav (the nav button even changes to Waze). Works great.
  13. International96

    Performance upgrades for 2005 4.6L

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this (mods, it can be moved to the powertrain section if need be) I have a 2005 F-150 XL with the Triton 4.6L, 3.55 rear axle, only mod I've done to it engine-wise is the intake silencer removal (makes a slight whistle at times now, not quite like a turbo, though). What's the best way to increase torque and horsepower output? I'm aware that a tuner would help a lot, but I've never messed with any of that in person, but I've read up a little on the Edge Evolution 15051..What's the best one for this engine? Where's the best place for deals on a good one? Any input would be appreciated, thanks!
  14. This is my first post..Does know where I could I find a pdf version of the 2005 F-150 eSourcebook that dealers used? I know they have the whole entire binded book on eBay for like $44, but I'd like a pdf version if possible. I downloaded the 2006 model year book from Hiller Ford's website a few years ago and still have it, but they never had the 2005 version available in pdf form, just a generic html frame page. Its also this way with the 2004 models as well. I have a 2005 XL, and I'm interested to see what the eSourcebook lists about the 2005 F-150 models. I'm also curious about the 2004 models too. Thanks!
  15. Probably why it's compared to a Transit Custom, not a Connect.
  16. Sorry, it just boils my blood to hear what crap Ford gets up to behind the scenes, especially when they short techs on time to do work that will show Ford needs to pay for clutches or a new TCM. It's just mean spirited.
  17. Ididntdoit

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    Keep in mind, most of those California Democrats you're talking about are fellow UAW members, graduate students unionized by UAW. Because they have autoworkers best interest at heart. Think about it, the moment executive orders were set in place about gas emissions the UAW changed direction, knew autoworkers were no longer lucrative to bargain for and began unionizing nurses teachers graduate students anything they could legally unionize. It's not even about their political party because to get elected they will spew anything to get in office but once they're in true colors show and out comes the agendas they kept hidden during their campaigns. They smear each other one side lie to us from the other. Being an American is great we can make our own choices on who we vote for but not all have that type of common sense and will fall victim to the subliminal hate messages pounded into their heads by main stream media. Listen to the actual politician spew his own lies don't ever allow some gossip columnist pretending to be a political analyst interpret for you.
  18. Husker4theSpurs

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    Our Volvo doesn't have AM radio and I have to say I miss it ... especially for local sports radio and postgame Husker talk. FM is good for local HS sports too. Or course I can just stream it on my phone, but it's more trouble to do that. I hadn't heard about all the panel alignment issues. I was super close to getting one last year and have been glad I held off. I think I will be back in the market in a year or two. We have two toddlers and a minivan currently and it's just too convenient with those sliding doors and the like to give up while they are still small. I really would rather be driving a Navigator though ... we will use it for road trips with the in laws, so I feel like we need to go with the L but I'm not sure about driving that around and negotiating parking lots and the like.
  19. AutomotiveAddicts

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    I'm pretty certain the engine noise, if proven to be artificial through certain speakers, will NOT interfere with the stereo/music sound. I've noticed on may vehicles that I've reviewed that any engine sound pumped through the speakers essentially goes away with certain stereo volume levels. Plus, with such a sound system on the Aviator, the tones were very clear and defined and I didn't notice any distortion or change at speed during my drive. I believe the auto-speed-dependent-volume control was set to OFF as well when I went through the menus.
  20. AutomotiveAddicts

    Finally, In Person

    Oh, please be sure to share your experience when and if you get to drive it! I want to mostly hear about the Dynamic Handling Package's suspension system if it really adapts to "read or preview" the road ahead somewhat like the Mercedes-Benz system does. I am curious to see what type of effect it has on bumps and dips in the road for adjusting the adaptive dampers in a proactive way. Did you order yours with the Dynamic Handling Package?? Also, funny to hear about how they thought something was wrong with the suspension system. From me playing with the pre-production unit last month with the Dynamic Handling Package, it looks as if the suspension is very active and makes several adjustments depending on the weight load and has a set of features to automatically lower when the vehicle is approached and/or a setting to lower upon exit of the vehicle. I want to know more about those features/functions and how much can we customize in the system apart from the drive modes pre-selected heights. Yes, I'm a nerd!!! But I want it to be good money well spent. I've experienced all types of suspension systems and am hoping this one is "good". We shall see.
  21. AutomotiveAddicts

    Finally, In Person

    Sounds pretty much dead-on for what I experienced, my friend. I can't wait to get ours. And YES, I too noticed that the screen, despite it "sticking out like an iPad", didn't look or feel out of place. They certainly did it justice for more of a natural feel throughout the cabin. The smaller steering wheel, which I mentioned in my review, also rings true to my experience giving it more of a "sporty" feel. haha. In all, I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who shared these very thoughts and "feels" when experiencing the new Aviator. We will be sure to share more notes before and after we get our cars. I am getting all sorts of positive comments on the look of the Aviator and most are like "I didn't realize that was a Lincoln, wow" or the typical, "Wow, this blows the Cadillac XT6 out of the water". Fun stuff... and funny... but true.
  22. AutomotiveAddicts

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    again, i only had limited time but i did notice a hint of the fake sound ... however, it was mostly at near full throttle that i noticed it. I probably only notice it because of how picky i am with my test drives... and... the car was very very quiet initially on idle and cruising. i’m sure it is not a deal breaker, after all, you can disable it via some method . i did with my ford focus rs... very easy. next time i drive one i will spend more time and report back.... if that’s before i get mine. lol
  23. msm859

    2020 Corvette revealed

    Well that might be interesting. My first 3 Vettes were all convertibles. My C7 is a coupe. May be. tough - the exposed engine looks pretty sweet on the coupes.
  24. Gurgeh

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    If you have the super premium audio system, you'll get a better audio quality from HD radio than from Sirius/XM. However, Lincoln's new deal (what is it, 6 month free trial?) with Tidal HD streaming service might be the best of the three.
  25. TIGER66

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    #1-he’s not racist, your listening to people tell you he’s racist and I believe he even had a black girlfriend. #2- the cage is only locked on 1 side going toward the states, it’s wide open going in the other direction. #3- as far as I am aware of we are not in Iran and I don’t know about Yemen. When I get depressed about current situations I go to my Tesphe account and look at the gains then I read about the Auto jobs coming back from Mexico and China.
  26. Thanks YT90SC, the lack of sufficient time paid to the tech is the main reason I suggested it's flawed, though your point about not trusting their factory techs also wasn't completely lost on me. I did a lousy job of saying that by only mentioning how our shudder has always been much worse when the vehicle's hot, which isn't unique to our car. I also should have skipped any comment on the dealer's work, because I have no reason to believe nothing was done the couple of times we had it in for other reasons and I asked them to check it based on 14M01. I'm really just annoyed by this latest development. What knuckleheads would try to quietly offer a pseusdo-extended warranty for one week with no advance notice. I don't win lottos, and this was no exception. Just adds insult to injury for someone like me that has tried to patiently wait out a solution while living with the limitations. It's the wife's car and she still likes it, even if the TCM did scare the hell out of her on the expressway the day before it took a complete dump. And all in all, at 110k with one TCM, one seal replacement and cleaning (yeah, it was done early), I don't think it's been as bad as some make it out to be. On a personal note, I sure hope you're appreciated at your dealership. What sounds like a high level of competence and commitment makes you one valuable "asset".
  27. dark270

    UAW-Vote Democrat 2020?

    well sadly, trump is not a buffet, where u can pick and choose what u want, then reject what u dont want. so u are ok with racism, ok with locking kids in cages and ok with illegal wars(iran and yemen) ? so when are u signing up to go fight in draft dodgers wars?
  28. fordtech1

    2020 Corvette revealed

    By the way, I wonder is that’s just a promotional car. The rear is way too high up like it’s missing weight.
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