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akirby last won the day on July 19

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About akirby

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    fordmantpw's alter ego

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  1. akirby

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    The commercials ruin any benefit of HD radio for me.
  2. 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.
  3. akirby

    Thoughts on Active Exhaust

    That’s cool but doesn’t it hurt power when it’s closed?
  4. akirby

    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    If you use Waze with applink there are no extra steps compared to factory nav. i agree on having more customization on the stations - should at least have 12 or more presets at a time and being able to mix media would be nice. but I don’t understand why you’d want FM if you have satellite. I can’t stand all the commercials.
  5. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    The question is whether Corvette buyers will go for that stuff like Porsche buyers. Completely different demographic. I do applaud the effort but I think they’d be more successful if they kept C7 as the entry level and moved C8 upmarket.
  6. akirby

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    They turned off the fake engine noise on the Edge ST a few months ago. I suspect they’ll do the same with Explore/Aviator or you’ll probably be able to do it with Forscan.
  7. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    I don’t but I think it’s safe to say there is a ton of gross profit in each one. The question is how much R&D went into it.
  8. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    Ford has a history of supercars with 3 generations of the GT/GT40. GM only has the Corvette. They can probably get $150k for a special edition C8. I think they should have kept and updated C7 and made this a more sophisticated clean sheet design with more advanced engines. But that’s not how GM thinks.
  9. akirby

    My ailing Fusion

    Does it clear if you restart the vehicle immediately? If so it’s probably a bad sensor. If it really is overheating and it’s full of coolant then I would suspect the fans. With the AC on high the fans should all be on (can’t remember if Fusion has 1 or 2). If not replace the fans with an OEM unit which includes the controller. Do not buy a Dorman. Might be the thermostat but those are designed to fail open not closed.
  10. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    It is for a limited production vehicle but that wasn’t the point. The point was people are willing to pay over $400k for a GT because it’s a special car. I don’t see anyone ever paying that much for a GM vehicle.
  11. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    The Ford GT beats the Corvette in one important area - revenue per vehicle. Nobody is paying even half the GTs price for a C8.
  12. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    Has nothing to do with Ford loyalty. I don't care for Corvette styling, although the C7 has grown on me. My favorite sports cars would be 2019 Ford GT Porsche 911 GT3 Ferrari 458 Porsche Boxster S speedster Mustang GT350/GT500
  13. Sounds like they're going to announce an extended warranty today, which they should have done years ago. They did the TCM already.
  14. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    I'd be willing to bet they bring back the C7 with manual for the purists within a year.
  15. akirby

    2020 Corvette revealed

    I'd take any Mustang over a Vette any day of the week, regardless of price.