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Everything posted by blwnsmoke

  1. Great find. Thanks!!
  2. Goodmorning, Could you look this order up? Wondering if a build week or day has been assigned yet. VIN 1FM5K8GC7LGA02284 Thanks
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    2020 Explorer

    Could I get an update? Thanks!! 1FM5K8GC7LGA02284
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    Gladiator: Ike Gauntlet

    Fixed that for you.
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    Explorer ST First Drive Review

    Ummmm... they got 0-60 in 5.1 seconds!!
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    2020 Explorer Reviews

    Too lazy to read through all this again. One of the articles said they averaged 23.1mpg in the Explorer hybrid in their test route. Now I know a short test is not representative of real world but if this is accurate, this will be a big fail.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Who knows what options that ST curb weight had. Mine had most of them and I trust Fords invoice over a 3rd party review. This is 1 of mine. I did not choose the smokers ash tray, wheel locks, DVD, rubber mats. Could all these add up to 95lbs more? I dont think so.
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    TFL: Silverado 1500 diesel

    omg.. the front of that truck in that video shot is just... Ughhhh.. I swear the media tries to use the ugliest versions of the truck as advertisement lol.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    ok, just got a copy of the invoice for my ST. Tech package, moonroof, track pack, roof cross bars, mud flaps.. it is 4,606lbs. So it is about 260lbs heavier than the base weight.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Wow, and the ST is 4,345lbs. So Aviator is already 550lbs more and the GT is 1,333lbs more. I haven't researched competitors but one really thinks the GT will be in the 4s being over 1,300 lbs greater then the ST at a 5.5 0-60?
  11. What in the..... oh just nevermind. I give up.
  12. Just some points of reference. First 2 screen shots are dealer orders. 3rd is from the link that talks about it. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2020-ford-explorer-teased-in-beijing-will-be-made-in-china-and-chicago-125276.html
  13. From what I have read, it is a 10r60 going in the Explorer, not 10r80
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    Production Week Scheduling Timetable

    Exactly what I was told. Although one of my STs was pushed out from July 24th to Aug 4th, my other ST order is still showing June 24th to be built as of yesterday. Looks like everything is good to go.
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    Production Week Scheduling Timetable

    This was the same person who said all builds before the ok to buy is given are crushed lol.. So take that for what it is worth. I was told on a few occasions that they were shooting for the 13th. I got word on the 13th around 130pm that it was given a few hours prior. Havent heard anything of the contrary yet.
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    Production Week Scheduling Timetable

    All I can say is the QC manager of CAP said it was given for Explorer only (not hybrid)
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    TFL Towing: F150 vs F250

    It's not the tow rating that is the downfall, it is payload.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Maybe the 3.0 will have a detuned version in the GT. Just like the Platinum Explorer has the same 3.0 as the ST but has 365HP instead of 400HP. If the GT is detuned, that means more HP for the electric motor to hit the 450HP.
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    Ordered: 2020 Aviator

    Ok to Buy hasn't been issued on the Aviators. It will continue to push out until that is given.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    ^^^ I agree. I am sure 1 of the 7 drive modes (Sport?) will have 100% full electric assist with the gas engine and it will really move off the line.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Of course it will be, It has 50 more hp and at least 185 more torque. As I already said above, it is also almost $20k more. You can't compare the two.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    No way, the GT will kick its butt. Was referring to the standard Aviator as he mentions . A Build and Price on the GT requires the GT1 package to be similarly equipped as the ST which puts it at $78,000. That's almost $20,000 more in price. You can't compare the two. My post was more referencing his quote of "I've seen both in person now and there's plenty of "extra" substance to justify the Aviator's pricing,"
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Pristine White is a different paint code so it is a different color. White Platinum is more of a pearl color. This Pristine White is truly White. It reminds of of the Audi White.. It is truly bright and true. Don't think you can get more white if that makes sense. This is nowhere near White Platinum Tricoat.
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    Finally spent time with new Aviator

    Coming from someone who isn't a moderator on here.. Calling yourself a "somewhat expert" and stating how you have driven over 1,000 cars and 15 years in the auto journal industry etc, one would think that they would know Standard Ford/Lincoln practice as this has been going on for... well, as long as I can possibly remember (more then the 15 years you have been in Auto Journalism). If one is going to try to prove/show/state their credentials, be sure that you know what you are talking about. Sorry, not sorry. Although you have a decent review, there are a few things that I would disagree with. Of course the Aviator is more luxurious and offers more than the Explorer has BUT the Explorer ST will outperform the Aviator in every other way except Luxury. It will corner better, handle better, accelerator faster (we will see about braking better) etc. The ST is tuned for performance. I will agree with you that Lincoln has a real winner with the Aviator regardless.
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    Charges for test drive damage

    I am not a lawyer nor attempt to give legal advice. But typically in these types of cases, one has to be negligent to be found guilty (the dealer). If a rock came off another vehicle in front, the dealer was not negligent. I'm not sure if the dealer is responsible for this type of damage (maybe their insurance company) as they were doing what they should have been doing, test driving before returning to the customer. This is not like they rear ended someone and caused an accident. This also reminds me of when my Explorer got a dent in the passenger door. They called me up and asked if there were any previous dents.. I said no. They told me that there was a small one now and they are getting a PDR over today to pull it out. Apparently what happened was the back lot was so full that they left it in their front lot where customers park when shopping for cars. Someone there dented my door when they opened their car door. In this instance, the dealer was certainly negligent by not securing the vehicle and protecting it. That's my 2 cents.. YMMV