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Trader 10

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    illinois
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    2011 Fusion 2015 Edge

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  1. There wasn’t much science and engineering involved here - just a bad business decision on a questionable at best concept. The mobility business is a big money pit of losses. Ford is foolishly chasing this with funds needed for future product development. One reason investors are concerned about the company.
  2. Trader 10

    2020 Ford Explorer

    The Silverado 2.7 I-4 has gotten pretty good reviews. The 2.3 Eco would provide better performance and fuel economy than the 3.3 with similar numbers to the Ranger given the F150 isn’t much heavier.
  3. Trader 10

    2020 Ford Explorer

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 2.3 Eco (or maybe a slightly bigger version of it) replace the 3.3 as the base engine in the next generation F150.
  4. I would hope that the new Escape and Corsair are lighter. The 2.0 is overdue for a significant upgrade; hopefully that happens with the 2020 models. A 270 or so hp 2.0 should be enough for an Escape ST model.
  5. I always thought synthetic oil roughly doubles oil life as long as a premium quality filter was used.
  6. Running synthetic oil with a premium filter would mitigate some of the hassle as it should allow 10 to 15,000 miles between changes.
  7. Amen. The 2.0 gives away nothing to the 3.5. Apparently the 3.5 will be discontinued when the Flex and Taurus die.
  8. Trader 10

    2022 Compact Pickup Details

    I can’t see Ford offering this in the U.S. Ford is exiting business they can’t make a good return on and this thing would have to be priced so high to get a decent return that sales would likely be very low. Compared to the Fusion sales would likely be far less and at lower prices.
  9. I wouldn’t think Lincoln would offer anything less than the 2.7 in the Aviator. IMHO the 3.3 and 2.3 aren’t premium enough for this price point. I hope Lincoln offers just the 2 3.0 power plants in all versions.
  10. “Fully competitive”? I suppose as long as you ignore powertrains. The Fusion is roughly 5 mpg less than Camry, Accord, Altima, and Malibu. Other than the limited volume Sport model, and swapping out the 1.6 for the similar 1.5, Ford has done nothing to upgrade the Fusion’s engines since the current car was introduced as a 2013 model and is using the same 6 speed auto. Everyone else is a generation ahead in powertrains.
  11. Trader 10

    2019 Mustang GT

    That’s correct - the CN obtained trackage from Chicago to the Gulf when it acquired the Illinois Central RR in 1998.
  12. 2019 2WD F150 2.7 335 HP/400 Torque. 20/26/22.
  13. The Maverick was in no way, shape, or form a sports car. When it was introduced it was Ford’s cheapest car. It did eventually have the 302 but it still handled like the economy car that it was.
  14. When this comes out, I’m gonna buy one and chauffeur silvrsvt around Jersey in the third row.
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