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kyle

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  1. Around the 3:40ish mark they had a ray of red vertical lights against the wheels-I would think they are measuring something, but any idea what that test does?
  2. This is a cluster F in very high proportions and not going away anytime soon. The quicker they settle this the better off they are going to be, but unfortunately, Ford's accounting and legal team cxck block this stuff from getting past them and the customer's pay the cost-just a terrible way to run a business. On another note, did anyone read the comments? First one I read is from our old friend RJ! Sounds a little cranky but good to know he is still around. Richard Jensen • 3 days ago No the buck stops with that idiot Alan Mulally. He was a cancer at Ford and the effects of his reign are still being felt by problem this this garbage transmission. His entire business model was “profits now, recalls later”. He cut quality to an almost non existent level. It’s astounding how bad he was at at Ford. Fields was the fall guy for Mulally. Fields genuinely tried to do the right thing and fix what Mulally did but his plan wasn’t fast enough for the Ford family. So they went out and found some fool that sold furniture to run an automotive company.
  3. Thought the same thing and if 95% of Explorer owners won't pop their hood, than maybe 99% of Lincoln owner's won't either:) I got through most of the clip and while I think they did a good job with the Explorer-it did not reset any goal posts. For me, the Kia Telluride is star in that segment and would get my money.
  4. Not sure how this played out but I come more from the dealer's perspective and disagree completely that they are trying to take advantage of you, bend you over, etc. By far, most dealer's are very good and ethical. Having owned a service shop for years, I can tell you shit happens. But the dealer should be more than willing to split the cost with you-no way should they be charging you full customer pay labor/parts. Push back and get with the Service Manager or GM. If you had them do brakes/rotors they already made some good profit there on that RO along with a pinion seal, they should be more than accomadating in this situation. Good luck with your Mom-hope things work out ok.
  5. Camilo was on that GM design show a few years ago and very talented....
  6. kyle

    D DAY AT FORD

    Wow that is surprising since most of those guys have around 12-15 dealerships and like you said, they are the main contact for any dealer. Not sure of your volume, but maybe they are moving even mid-tier stores to a call center?
  7. kyle

    D DAY AT FORD

    This would not be good but sounds like their is some merit there.... “The bottom line is that Ford’s announced job cuts are absurd," said market analyst Jon Gabrielsen, who advises automakers and auto suppliers. "No one who analyzes the Ford situation believes that 7,000 job cuts remotely scratches the surface of what will be required for Ford’s long-term longevity." He added, "Adam Jonas, the most respected analyst in the business, estimates that Ford will need to cut an additional 23,000 salaried workers through 2022, for a total of 30,000 since late 2018. My own estimate, arrived at separately and before his report came out, indicated an additional 22,000 cuts would be needed." https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/05/21/ford-job-cuts-analysts/3754205002/
  8. Looks like Ford is implementing their re-org this week...... https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/05/20/ford-layoffs-dearborn/3739354002/ Good luck to all affected and hope things work out!
  9. kyle

    NEW 2021 F150

    Got your logic-I think they would just give you an optional upgrade cost to add that and not add it as standard. Either way, it generates costs and revenue.
  10. kyle

    NEW 2021 F150

    Not sure I follow that......no cost to me is when Ford gives you the option of either axle and they are the same price. There is no way this will happen-they charge for different axle ratio's and just about anything else that the consumer will pay for-which is a hell of a lot at the high end market.
  11. kyle

    NEW 2021 F150

    I still see the fixed mast antenna-shocked that it is still there and wonder what the hell it does these days that cannot be added to the shark fins everyone has moved to? Ram did away with their fixed mast antenna so it must be possible.
  12. kyle

    NEW 2021 F150

    That is to damn funny not comment on......since when does Ford have anything "no cost" on their higher end trucks! If it happens, it certainly will not be free:)
  13. So what is your question?
  14. Hackett is not the guy designing and building their products and no I will not give him credit there. Ford has a lot of talented people that do a damn good job of designing and building vehicles-Hackett is hardly a product guy and looks like he was driving a Lexus ES300 sedan before he came over to Ford-or maybe a Buick. And you are right it is the execution of the strategy that will determine if he was successful and I have not seen anything that changes my opinion. This is based on way to many off the record comments and grumblings by senior management that have been posted in articles. Then add on the way he is telling his employees we are going to restructure the business and you will get to work with your team members to enact changes and then they will reduce head count. That is just so messed up and kills morale. If everyone was saying this guy is the best thing that ever happened to Ford and a great leader than I would feel differently. Like I said, I hope I am wrong and he carries this off but the jury is still out.
  15. This is the first semi positive article I’ve read about this guy and I’m still not a fan. Hardly impressed with his strategy’s since everyone in the industry is pursuing the same so its not like he’s some type of genius. Hope I am wrong but still don’t see this ending well.
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