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papilgee4evaeva last won the day on October 8 2017

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About papilgee4evaeva

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    Research Triangle, NC
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    2007 Infiniti M35x; 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium; 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
  1. papilgee4evaeva

    GM to close Oshawa (Canada) plant

    Noting how almost all the other luxury brands have dropped the SWB versions of their large sedan models in the US in favor of the LWB variants, Cadillac would be following suit in replacing the CT6 with the CT8 Escala. But that's just a wild guess on my part.
  2. papilgee4evaeva

    2020 Silverado HD

    That's the very definition of "butterface."
  3. papilgee4evaeva

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    The press release says that these will be the engines available at launch. I'm guessing a true base engine will come later... 2.3EB most likely?
  4. Question: why not install only the more robust 6F50/55 across the board? Is there a technical reason, or is this a cost-saving measure?
  5. papilgee4evaeva

    Edge ST races Focus ST & Fiesta ST

    My fault, then. I'm very sleep-deprived these days. At any rate, I like the idea. The only other mainstream manufacturers that could make a competitor using off-the-shelf parts might be Volkswagen (Tiguan R) and Honda (CRV Type R), and I believe the latter couldn't care less about making a fun CRV. Someone else mentioned that the Kuga was getting the ST-Line treatment across the pond (read: no extra power). That would be a waste of time for our Escape here... either make it hot or don't bother teasing us.
  6. papilgee4evaeva

    Edge ST races Focus ST & Fiesta ST

    All you said was "SUV," though, so...
  7. papilgee4evaeva

    RANGER 270HP/ 310 TQ

    Detuning an engine for truck duty isn't uncommon at all. Ford does the same thing with the Coyote, and Mopar does the same thing with the Hemi engines. I, too, am curious as to how the engine will fare in a truck.
  8. papilgee4evaeva

    Edge ST races Focus ST & Fiesta ST

    Is Dodge not volume anymore?
  9. Seems like the first 3 model years after the platform switchover were the worst. I haven't heard of nearly as many problems from 2016 onward.
  10. Courtesy of Autoblog I had a similar problem with my old Rainier. Couldn't shift out of park despite the shifter being free to move wherever it wanted.
  11. I'm not so sure that the 9HP and 8HP are that closely related, except for the manufacturer. Also, Honda just came out with their in-house 10-speed. I think it's gonna replace the ZF box before long.
  12. I forgot to add in Toyota (Lexus) using a 10-speed now. Gotta remember, though, Ford is quite literally one of the last mfrs to go beyond 6 speeds, if not THE last.
  13. FCA (9), J/LR (9), Mercedes (9) and Honda (9, 10).
  14. Reduces carbon emissions too. That's the other big thing.
  15. "Avoiding or reducing displacement taxes in Europe" is my best guess.