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kyle

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  1. I’ve been a subscriber to him for about a year now and honestly think he has one of the best channels on YouTube. This guy is right down the middle and a performance/value geek. Last year he had the Challenger, Camero and Mustang-all top line models and he picked the Mustang even though it was the least powerful. Plus I love how he puts a vehicle on a lift and goes over it from underneath. I don’t know anyone else doing that.
  2. I work for Navistar (International Truck) so I hope you are wrong:) Our dealer's are very excited about where we are positioning this truck and definitely have Ford right in their cross hairs. What is interesting is from a long term perspective-we are partly owned by VW and if Ford and them get together in some joint ventures, this deal kind of complicates things.
  3. While every product has not been real successful there is no denying that they have a strategy and like you said, made painful moves long avoided by others. That took a hell of a lot of balls to walk away from Europe, Russia and Brazil. Plus by any measure, they are significantly more profitable than Ford. Sure maybe the upcoming Ford products will be all they are cracked up to be, but there are no guarantees that will happen. Plus it is not like they are doing anything unique here. Every car manufacturer in the world has some type of EV and likely a Hybrid strategy.
  4. I don't necessary have a problem with the hybrid and battery emphasis but this is hardly anyone on this board would of figured out. What I don't like is his management style and that he is running an automotive company. Look across town and tell me you would not want to have Mary Berra running the company and their senior leadership. She has brought about a lot of change in the company and been very clear in their business. I personally would take any current industry leaders over Hackett. Hell, get Ghosn out of jail and let him run the company. On top of that, I don't think this has a happy ending......Bill Ford has misfired several times, so he is hardly a genius when it comes to picking the leaders of the company.
  5. Yup.......like he said, "I had already moved on." This guy needs to move on to some social think tank, not run an automotive company. And for all those that think getting rid of the veteran leadership that is complaining (anonmously for sure) is the answer, well that is even worse.
  6. One thing I noticed was the guys cell phone stuck in the cup holder slot. If the guy testing the vehicle uses it like that then to me there is a design problem. Looks like there is a slot right in front of that spot but not big enough to hold a larger smart phone and cover. I will reserve final judgement when I see near production versions or get inside one. I like some of the initial design and glad they are going in a slightly different direction than the past 5 years of Ford products.
  7. kyle

    2020 Explorer Spied

    Good to know-I was just skimming thru the article and then looked at the pics and it just looked odd. I also think they will add a chrome option which is just a cap.
  8. kyle

    2020 Explorer Spied

    So after reading the changes to the mirror combinations and looking at the side view pics with the flat black mirror and high gloss A/B pillar, must say that looks like crap and cheap. I would seriously question why they don't have painted mirror options.
  9. Fair enough 95% of this forum is opinions and I hear the responses loud and clear. Ill be more sensitive next time I critique something to keep the peace:)
  10. Fair enough 95% of this forum is opinions and I hear the responses loud and clear. Ill be more sensitive next time I critique something to keep the peace:)
  11. I am not evading anything. I've shared my comments and taken shit for it-good or bad. Done.
  12. What a stupid comment. If Ford thought it was such a great design they would of kept it the same in the F250. I pointed out that you cannot easily see what gauge you are looking at and that all they needed to do was make the gauge needle thinner. It is my right to point things out, if you don't agree, so be it. But I am not going to give passes when things don't make sense.
  13. Are you a tech? If so it would be logical to you but I should just be able to look at the gauge and not think C/H L/O or whatever. I could look at 100 IPs and Ill damn near guarantee none of them will cover the icon with the needle. All they have to do is make the needle same size as it is for the Speedo and RPM. Its just a piss poor design.
  14. This design makes sense since the icons for the gauge are visible. On my buddies F250 XLT they changed the gauge needle so it is more easily read. Wonder if it is the same IP supplier for the 150 and 250? My gut says yes but not sure.
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