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  1. A dealership near me,,, https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190613/this-is-a-mess-hundreds-of-complaints-against-st-charles-area-car-dealerships HRG
  2. HotRunrGuy

    Charges for test drive damage

    This Stealer is probably banking on the fact that the vehicle owner is 1200 miles from home, needs his vehicle to get home, and isn't going to spend the $$$ traveling back and forth to fight us in court. So, let's bend him over and take his money. By now, this dealerships name should have been posted, so the social-media side of the world can get involved. HRG
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    Charges for test drive damage

    Besides the fact that I like how Steve Lehto writes, here's some advice,,,, https://jalopnik.com/your-car-was-damaged-while-in-the-shop-who-pays-1677368418 HRG
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    '21MY F150 video

    any why aren't they lifting the covers off the other ones at the Hotel? HRG
  5. Thanks. The Wifey decided she'd rather have an Edge than an Explorer, so we picked-up a new one last weekend. HRG
  6. No, you said 95% of owners. Go back and look at your post. If you are NOW saying 80% of 2020 Explorer owners might never open the hood themselves, that might be more believable. HRG
  7. Most = 51+%, I agree. But, your 95% claim reeks of hyperbole. HRG
  8. Pretty much everyone I know raises the hood to add WW fluid or check the oil. Of course, I'm fairly closely aligned with the Tool & Die trade, we're not afraid of a little dirt on our hands,,,,, HRG
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    2018 NHRA rule change for PS

    Now how is the guy in the left lane gonna' see the tree? HRG
  10. Sir, what data do you have to back up your number? https://www.foxnews.com/auto/many-americans-dont-know-basic-car-care-study-finds HRG
  11. From the 2019 Explorer Order Guide, the "base" model was anticipated to be 5% of total model sales. Not sure why you think that is the important range to be in? You seem to want to compare the 2020 XLT to the 2019 Base, which doesn't make sense to me. Compare equivalent trims, with similar equipment. HRG
  12. Let me offer up a pair of window stickers. The 2014 is the one I just traded in, the 2020 is one I was looking at. Nearly identical 200A 4WD XLT's with the tow package, after 6 model years there's only a $4400 difference in MSRP's, yet the 2020 gets better mpg, has Sync-3, Co-Pilot 360, rear camera, etc. I'm not sure the "huge jump" in price is there. HRG 2020 Explorer.pdf 2014 Explorer.pdf
  13. just to clarify, per the latest Order Guide dated 10/1/2018, the 2.0 is no longer available on the SEL, AWD or not. HRG
  14. Agreed. Although, now that the Transit will have a 4WD option in 2020, it does make an interesting alternative,,,,,, HRG
  15. I did 100-mile searches around both Chicago and Detroit, not a single 2.0 (either one) SEL available. How many are in your area? HRG
  16. HotRunrGuy

    Family Affair

    Thanks to my brother for the Z-plan sponsorship, and to I-C for the back-channel information he provided. HRG
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    Full size Bronco mule?

    Not today's drawing,,,,,, https://www.michiganlottery.com/games/fantasy-5 HRG
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    Full size Bronco mule?

    Damn that 5.5' box on a regular cab looks good,,,,,, HRG
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    Family Affair

    Nice! If all goes well this weekend, I'm have my wife's new '19 Edge sitting next to my daughter's '18 Escape. HRG
  20. Jeez, the Tacoma sales numbers are staying strong. HRG TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY May 2019 -- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE -- 2019 2018 DSR % VOL % 2019 2018 DSR % VOL % TACOMA 22,832 21,380 6.8 6.8 101,390 93,970 7.9 7.9 TUNDRA 10,657 10,062 5.9 5.9 44,619 45,837 -2.7 -2.7 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP 33,489 31,442 6.5 6.5 146,009 139,807 4.4 4.4 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK 122,324 115,5
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    Musk on the Tesla Pickup... hahahaha

    Remember the Tunda/Space Shuttle event? That was 292,000#. https://jalopnik.com/how-a-5-600-pound-toyota-towed-a-292-000-pound-space-sh-5951454 HRG
  22. HotRunrGuy

    Musk on the Tesla Pickup... hahahaha

    Did you see this line? An F-150 starts as low as $52,000. HRG
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    2020 Ford Explorer

    I wonder if that's a function of the gear ratio? The 2020 Explorer is listed as using a 3.58, the 2019 Ranger uses a 3.73. HRG
  24. I realize that these haven't hit the lots yet, but anyone have an opinion on how the Atlas Blue compares to the Performance Blue offered on the Edge? The wifey liked the PB on an Edge ST we looked at this week, but I'm thinking we may stay with an Explorer. HRG