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  1. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28409341/2020-chevy-corvette-c8-mid-engine-photos-info/
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    New lawsuit $1.2B

    That’s what prompted this lawsuit. Maybe they did the same thing with F150! They could have picked any Ford vehicle but F 150 has way more potential plaintiffs than the others. Total fishing expedition.
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    New lawsuit $1.2B

    My F150 exceeds the EPA estimates regularly. Bone stock.
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    2020 Corvette revealed

    No because it has nothing to do with absolute performance. To me the boxster has better styling inside and out and is smaller and lighter. Just my personal preference.
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    2020 Corvette revealed

    It’s the same interior just with different colors and trim. There is a reason nobody other than Dodge uses pushrods.
  6. I assumed that was a precursor to a formal warranty extension but haven’t seen anything yet. Check with your dealer.
  7. Yeah I see now Blue is the same as Aviator Blue Diamond (paint code FT). I prefer that over the Atlas Blue. Very sharp!
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    Pre-Collision Sensor Warning

    Adaptive cruise is actually quite handy and works well especially if you use cruise control a lot. That said, I'm sure the warning remains because you could choose to turn it back on at any time so it's easier and safer for them to just warn you no matter what. It may also be using the sensor for other things that are still active.
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    2020 Transit

    Mine also had a regular Transit Van for rent.
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    2020 Transit

    I just saw a Transit Chassis with a pickup bed (more or less) at Home Depot as a rent a truck. Looked very strange compared to the regular pickups they used to rent. What's the advantage or difference?
  11. Is that the Atlas Blue? I think my buttons only disappear when in map mode, otherwise they're there all the time. But I keep mine on the stereo screen when it's not on Nav so not sure about the others.
  12. Must still be tweaking them. The 3.3L ICE is only available on fleet orders and even there it's an option. I can't imagine why anyone would order that even for fleet use.
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    2020 Corvette revealed

    I'd still take a Boxster over a Vette for the same money. There is no comparison beyond the straight line acceleration. The only issue I see with the low starting price is they had to cut some corners to do that. I would have liked to see a more refined engine and a better interior and let it start at $70K. But then again I'm not a corvette buyer.
  14. Ford has encrypted their window stickers so you can't just change a vin number on an old URL any more, but I found this dealer webpage that works: http://mcmahonford.com/Look-Up-Window-Sticker/
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    2020 Lincoln Navigator Order Guide

    The commercials ruin any benefit of HD radio for me.
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    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.
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    Thoughts on Active Exhaust

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