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  1. Sadly, he's not wrong. The same gauge cluster in my 2017 Edge that was cool when I first saw it in my 2013 Edge is now really dated and looks low-def in 2019. The undersized and blurry tach (whether as a "gauge" or a tiny little vertical strip) is particularly underwhelming. The mish-mash of climate control buttons mounted on a slab of matte plastic is also unintuitive. I look forward to the refresh.
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    Fully Electric F-150 on the Way

    Throughout the 400 mile range on a tank of gas in my Edge, I still have 280 bhp (which, nominally, performs better when I've lightened the load by 16 gallons (6.3 lbs x 16 = 100.8 pounds)). However, with an EV, particularly a pickup used to haul or tow things, wouldn't its abilities diminish in lockstep with its state of charge? Thus, hypothetically, the EV F150 might be able to pull the 18 foot boat up a mild grade while at 80% charged, but not at 30% charged. When the EV is used as a toy to prove you're "woke," some minor degradation of performance at 20% charge is no big deal. But, when it's a truck used for a job, I'm not so sure "toy" status is sufficient.
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    TFL, Ranger at Moab

    Calling burnt orange "baby poop" would be the first reference to that color (by me) that wasn't profane. I'll stick with red (or black, or silver, or blue, or green, or gray, or white, or basically anything not orange), thank you very much! 😎
  4. There is definite Cadillac style; attractive if you think it is. Cadillac definitely has high performance available; cool if you think it is. But, I was always suspicious of GM's effort to turn Cadillac into BMW/Audi/Mercedes. I think they overestimated the American people. People only said they wanted a high performance sedan as justification to purchase a slightly nicer Bimmer or Merc than their neighbor had, because, seriously, they were never really going to take it to the track anyway. Has anyone honestly ever seen a Cadillac "tracked" on a road course? Worse, I am reluctantly consigning myself to the unavoidable truth that sedans (even really fast Cadillac sedans) don't sell and the future looks like a box on stilts.
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    2020 Ford Explorer

    So no one is going to mention Jim Farley's high-water pants?
  6. My experience with Continentals is limited to instances where FoMoCo used them as OEM tires. On each car, they have proved noisy and to have low treadlife. We too have an Escape ( 2017 Escape Titanium), but ours came OEM with the Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires. I'm a fan. They have proved quiet, very stable in the rain, surprisingly good in light snow, and to have worn well.
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    2019 Ford Ranger First Drive

    What a pleasant surprise to see such glowing reviews of the Ranger! Given the late-to-the-party introduction and the borrowed basis for some of the truck's parts, I had concerns. Compare these reviews to Car & Driver's absolutely brutal review of the Silverado in the Silverado/F-150/Ram comparison test in the January 2019 edition.
  8. Sitting at a red light today beside a 2007 Explorer, I noticed the Explorer's circle-dash design in its taillights is perfectly mimicked by the headlight/running light design of the Maverick. Also, big thumbs up if they use LED to light the big FORD letters in the grille like the picture seems to suggest. I haven't seen anyone else do that yet.
  9. Isn't the Tesla fanboy the same guy who would previously only buy a Toyota because they were the most reliable cars? The same guy that would only buy a Volvo because they were the safest cars? The same guy that would only drive a BMW because it's the "ultimate driving machine" (and then goes out and buys one with an automatic. The heathen.). Never overestimate the buying public.
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    Ford has made some genuinely revolutionary changes to the F-150, with materials, structural improvements, engines, and transmissions. However, their styling has been much more evolutionary. However, GM really stepped up to the plate with this new Silverado and knocked the ball out of the park with some revolutionary styling! Too bad it was a wretched foul ball that hit a spectator in the eyes. Who would have predicted that GM would crib the hideous body creases of a Nissan Titan? With the handsome (to my eyes, once I washed them with Visine to get the Silverado stain off my corneas) styling of the new Ram, I'm wondering if Ram will make significant inroads into Silverado sales?
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    '18 Mustang GT Track Pack 2

    So, one of the first promo releases was the sub-4.0 second drag feature--available only with the 10-spd automatic. Then, we get word of the Track Pack 2 that's only available with the stick. Aside from the obvious "save the manuals," and "real men drive sticks," I think it curious that Ford limited Track Pack 2 to manuals. I wonder if there is a cooling or programming issue with the automatics subjected to actual track conditions?
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    Acceleration - CT6 vs. Continental

    The Continental's 5-60 time is very impressive versus the CT6's engine. Odd, though, that the 50-70 passing time favors the CT6 and the 30-50 bears only a slight advantage to the Conti. I wonder if the CT6's 8-speed tranny is the advantage for passing maneuvers?
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    European Edge/Domestic Edge

    I am the happy owner of a 2017 Edge Titanium. My order was based on seeing the Euro Vignale. I was able to replicate the burgundy velvet paint and the 20" polished wheels, but obviously not the grille. Question: does anyone know whether the Vignale's shiny black egg crate grille would bolt in and replace the domestic Edge's grille?
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    2017 Ford GT- First ride

    I was concerned about the price, especially relative to the previous GT and, perhaps even more so because, well, there's only so much you can do with the sound of a turbo V6. My concerns also stemmed not so much from whether this would sell, but from where do you go from here? Will Ford challenge Bugatti's pricing next? But then there's this: "Yet in this realm, a car is overpriced only if it doesn’t sell, and the first 750 GTs—three years’ worth of production—are already claimed." So, I guess it doesn't matter!
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    New 2018 Ford Fiesta ST (UK)

    The 3-door version really helps give the car visual length and cleans up the side view. I'm curious what the high performance version of the 3-cyl sounds like.