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twintornados

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About twintornados

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    Ford fan for a long, long time.

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    2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve

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  1. twintornados

    ahhh sweet bliss

    Question... I was wondering if there is a way to use ForScan to add a button on the main screen that gives you the ability to turn off the screen like you can if you get into the settings and turn it off....at night, while driving, I have found it nice that I can turn off the infotainment screen in the dash by getting to the settings, but would love that there could be a "short cut" button on the main screen to turn it off without having to wade through the settings menu.
  2. So, by "affordable nameplate" do they mean a new Ford branded vehicle or a vehicle under another moniker and sold through Ford dealers? JMC Yusheng 330 comes to mind...cheap, CUV design, made in China via joint venture between Ford and JMC for domestic Chinese market.
  3. twintornados

    Ford Otosan-Commercial Vehicles

    JMC Heavy Duty Vehicles is part of JMC and builds Ford based trucks for the Chinese market under their own label. Interesting to see that JMC also builds E-Series Ford van for the Chinese market.... http://auto-che.com/v/jx/jx5040xxypsh-171-ford-e-series.html
  4. In my market, there was a local Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealership and in the next town over there was two Ford dealerships and a Lincoln/Mercury dealership. The two Ford dealerships got into a bidding war to get the Lincoln/Mercury dealership lines when the L/M dealer decided to call it quits and the owner retired...One Ford dealership prevailed over the other so the dealer that did not get the line instead came into my market and bought the F/L/M dealership in my hometown because they wanted Lincoln....when the recession hit and Ford first shuttered Mercury, then they decided that two Lincoln dealers within 12 miles of each other was too much for this market and revoked the Lincoln line at the Ford store in my home town, the big dealer that bought shut down the Ford store since it made zero sense to them to have two Ford dealerships in their chain within 12 miles of each other competing for the same sale. The Ford store in my hometown is now a Mitsubishi dealership when the Auto Group that owned the property dumped it after pouring about a million dollars into renovations...my guess is, that is the likely reason why the "local" auto group was later bought out by Lithia....
  5. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Since Audi is 99.64% owned by Volkwagen and vehicles like the Q3 are based on Tiguan, A3 is based on VW's MQB chassis (which underpins a LOT of VW corporate vehicles from SEAT, Skoda, and others) and their upcoming EV units are based on Volkwagens MEB chassis....my statement stands. Audi is nothing but a VW rebrand....see? makes a lot of people upset, but those same people think nothing of deriding a Lincoln as nothing but a rebrand of a Ford. We all know Audi is not merely a rebrand of VW, so why is it so hard to believe that Lincoln is not merely a rebrand of Ford?
  6. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Several cars that share the same architecture and come down the same lines (its called "flexible" assembly lines) and are not considered "badge jobs" only if there is a Ford Oval on the factory door. Even your supplied link shows that they are not merely a "badge job".
  7. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    But, the point is, they are not doing it now and haven't been for a long time, yet still people try to trivialize a Lincoln by referring it as a badge job....it isn't.
  8. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Exactly my point - everyone goes off the rails when you call a Cadillac a rebrand of a Chevrolet, but think nothing when it happens and a Lincoln is trivialized as nothing but a rebrand of a Ford. Same people lose their minds when you state that an Audi is nothing but a rebrand of a Volkswagen.
  9. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Then you haven't looked under a Camaro then.....
  10. But they prefer to shop at the local Chevrolet / Buick / GMC dealership instead? In my market, the chain that owns the combo dealership just re-built their former stand along Acura store that was then converted to a "auction" house for their used cars for a bit is now the Buick / GMC / Cadillac site, but whenever they refer to the "new" store in advertising it is always either "Carbone Buick / GMC" or "Carbone Cadillac" ...like it is two different locations, but in truth, it is only one store. The former location for those marques is now "Carbone Chevrolet" whereas prior to the "big move", it was "Carbone Chevrolet / Buick / GMC / Cadillac"...the ultimate irony is that the whole sh-bang is now owned by Lithia....
  11. twintornados

    MKZ to be Renamed Zephyr, go RWD

    Great suggestion, wonder where I heard that before.....however, it is still a great idea
  12. twintornados

    Mobil 1 oil rebate

    Like this one?? https://mobiloil.com/en/promotion/mobil-promotions/mobil-1-rebate-2019
  13. twintornados

    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Oh, I'm sorry....where in my comments did I say sedan??
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