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Trader 10

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    U.S. Mississippi Valley
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    illinois
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    2011 Fusion 2015 Edge

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  1. Yep. Forgot about the EcoSport and Conti.
  2. I believe that the 20 Fusion will be the only North American Ford with the 6 speed automatic as well as the 2.5 and 1.5 engines. I would think Ford could save money by eliminating these power plants and going to the 8 speed and 1.5 I-3 (with the 2.0 I-4 remaining available).
  3. I suspect this goes to the reason that Ford apparently will produce the Fusion through at least the 2023 model - it can't find new products that will return better than the Fusion currently does. If Fusion continues to sell anywhere close to current volumes the next couple of years, I"m guessing Ford will bring a new Fusion to market by 23 or 24. Just conjecture on my part.
  4. I guess it doesn't if you don't care about your dealers or factory efficiency (I suppose you can just close a factory or two).
  5. My concern with the Explorer is that, as good a vehicle as it looks like it will be, sales will decrease due to the large price increase.
  6. California is the 5th largest economy in the world due to its pushing green? Baloney! Oil has been a big factor in Propelling California to its current economic position.
  7. 2018 calendar year sales for TC were 32,000 and the little truck will be lucky to sell that much. No way those two models can keep a factory viable. I wonder if the 21 Fusion will get updated with new power trains since it looks like it would be the only model left using the 2.5 and 1.5 engines and the 6 speed auto.
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    NEW 2021 F150

    This was rumored about 2 1/2 years ago. At that time, stories had the 4.8 replacing the 5.0 in the 2018 Mustang and F150. It was mentioned then that the new engine would have dual fuel injection. The 2018 5.0 did get the dual injection so I'm guessing the story is wrong now as it was then. With all the emphasis on the ecoboost V-6's and as good as the 5.0 already is, it doesn't seem likely Ford would go to the expecnse of designing a new small V-8.
  9. Trader 10

    NEW 2021 F150

    They were also used a lot on the farm to haul grain (with side boards to increase capacity). They unloaded a lot easier with no wheelhouses to deal with.
  10. Does any manufacturer make a turbocharged hybrid?
  11. Trader 10

    F150 shootout

    The 2.7 was the real star. It was quicker to 60 than the 3.5 in the stock trucks.
  12. As a Ford enthusiast, this angers me. You announce $4 billion in investment in July and then in April admit that you've overestimated the application? "The applications will be narrow because the problem is so complex"? Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this. More evidence that idiots are running the company. How does Hackett survive this? They've announced billions in spending reductions to fund autonomous cars, money that is desperately needed to fund new vehicle development that would actually pay off. Oh well, what's $4 billion pissed away?
  13. Mediocre? I don’t know that you could call it mediocre compared to a 76 Pinto. Built on an outdated platform, way underpowered and overpriced. It’s at the bottom of the new car pecking order.
  14. I would think Ford would be ecstatic if the truck and Maverick sales total 150K. That leaves half or more of plant capacity unused.
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