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Moosetang

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  1. Hmmm...no, sir, I don't like it. I'm holding onto a bit of hope for when I see this finalized and in the flesh, but so far I'm pretty let down. The Aviator is just completely great execution of the things Lincoln wanted to do with their vehicle while this....isn't. The front has a derpy face, the sides are poorly executed, and the center stack looks like GM designed it. Woof.
  2. Well done to FoMoCo, Lincoln, and everyone who has their hands in this vehicle. Looks amazing, and great specs. I eagerly look forward to reviews.
  3. Moosetang

    GM to close Oshawa (Canada) plant

    Given the state of affairs, there' essentially 2 things politicians could do to impact GM's plans here. One would be to drive materials costs down by ending the tariff war, the other would be to offer infrastructure/recapitalization loans (or at least gov-backed loans) to pay for modernizing and retooling the plants to produce the vehicles GM needs to sell. Since neither is likely (and both would probably need to happen for it to work), finger-pointing is what we get. Tax breaks and photo ops with His Orangeness aren't gonna keep those plants open, and nobody's going to quasi-nationalize the company by passing laws forbidding the closing of plants.
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    2020 Explorer Spied

    Knee-jerk reaction is the nose looks, well, bad.....though not disastrously so. Certainly a let down compared to the very good Lincoln (concept) nose and the baby Bronco. Rest looks decent. Completely willing to believe the final product will come across better. Still, was hoping for a home run and I'm just not seeing it.
  5. Lest we forget Ford designed some nearly perfect rideshare/new mobility electric cars years before such things were a thing.
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    Ranger starts production

    All-new frame is interesting, it brings me to wonder if the "Made more like NA wants" Ranger coming in a few years might be re-using that frame (maybe adapted for things like Vs). Seems like a large investment for a short run if not.
  7. Yeah that face continues to be not great on the Edge. I remain nostalgic for the 3-bar, against all sanity and logic.
  8. Pretty glowing review, nits aside, and looks like it's certainly worthy.
  9. Moosetang

    Ford GT Designer Dies

    F cancer, man.
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    Chassis cab Ranger

    How does a Ranger tell you to turn your head and cough?
  11. Can we get a boxer flat-4 with it?
  12. So does Contintental, I think it will be fine.
  13. Just because someone on Breitbart says it's happening that way doesn't make it so. Canadian government and Canadian steel industry officials have pointed out that there's no massive stream of Chinese steel "posing" as Canadian steel for import into the US. And that imposing blanket tariffs on Canadian steel is further hurting their ability to fight cheap Chinese steel on the opem market. If Trump really wanted to fight Chinese steel dumping, he would be imposing greater tariffs on China, not Canada, and hammering Xi Jinping about currency manipulation. Strangely, though, at every opportunity he's let them skate. And suddenly, right after the Chinese goverment dumps money into a Trump-brand building prohect, he's cut a deal to create thousands of jobs for a Chinese company which is guilty of massive industrial espionage in the US. That's what happens when you elect a successful scam artist out to milk his office for all its worth.
  14. Part of this equation is going to come down to how the cars Mustang competes against react to the new market reality. If the other pony cars and imports that Mustang is battling scale back their refresh cycle to save money, Ford likely will take a somewhat similar route. On the other hand, it's possible some of them will crank up the refresh tempo in order to compete more effectively, in which case it will be interesting to see how aggressively Ford responds.
  15. Moosetang

    Strip Musk of Tesla chairman role?

    It's interesting to me that neither Musk nor those with interest in/influence upon his company have realized that what Tesla needs is a Gwynne Shotwell. Gwynne is the President and C.O.O. of SpaceX, and is generally the person whose job is to translate Musk's high-concept ideals and desires into a pretty well-functioning (though far from perfect) company. And because she is known to be competent and business-savy, when investors and the like need someone to reassure them that SpaceX isn't off it's rocker they can go to her rather than trying to pierce Musk's personal reality bubble.
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