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mustangchief

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    15 F-150 Plat, 15 Mustang LE, 18 Audi Q5

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  1. mustangchief

    Finally, In Person

    Yes, I ordered mine with everything but the rear seat entertainment. 95 percent of my rear passengers will be dogs, they only care if the window will open or not. I'm curious to open the top also because my youngest dog likes to stand on the console and stick his head up in the X3. It has a small airfoil to block the wind and he likes to get just behind it. I've never shopped for a car where the salesmen new more, I've had the owners manual for a month looking over items people usually miss. I love to have fun asking questions and seeing if I get the BS answer or they go find out. I'm hoping to get it this week for a day, I'll find out tomorrow when my "Date Night" is. Getting some video and audio of the features and creaks and groans is at the top of my list. With the break in scheduling, I'm hoping they are tooling up for the Hybrid. Next time you get near one, have them put it beside a Navigator, so you can look at both about the same time. I think the Aviator dash has a cleaner appearance with better belt lines. JMO
  2. mustangchief

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    I guess you drive around in complete silence, what combustion car can you do this in? I may be one in one thousand, but the stereo rocks like mad and the orchestra symphony's are pure bliss. Yes, I am an audiophile with an enormous playlist. If the engine noise interfered with my music, only then would it be a deal breaker. Even listening at a reasonable 78db (where you should listen at, the app is available to measure) I could not hear anything but music. I did push the RPMs up above 4000 while checking out the stereo. You could always get a hybrid?
  3. mustangchief

    Finally, In Person

    Had to go back and look at her again today, they parked her next to a Gator so I could compare. The Aviator is in the approach or showroom height. It seems a lot lower, but not so much at normal height. It also makes the Gator styling appear old and boxy. Heard one customer shopping Gators say "wow whats that?"
  4. mustangchief

    Finally, In Person

    I got a private preview of the local Dealers loaded Reserve. The owner was going to take it for the night, but they thought there was a suspension problem (Does anyone read manuals these days) Any how after the owner left, they discovered there wasn't a defect, but you had to select the drive mode again after playing with it. Crisis averted, but owner had left for the day. I knew it arrived earlier with the new explorers, so as I drove by, I spotted them moving an Explorer limited to the showroom. OK, Right turn Clyde. Went back and first salesman said no one was allowed in and they didn't have the key, the owner kept it. So I drooled over the outside a bit, went in to have a look at the Explorer, next salesman wanted to sell me the Explorer, moments later the GM popped around the corner to say hello, asked what I was up to? Said "Man I saw her on the side and just had to stop" too bad the owner took off with the keys". What? No, I have the keys he said. I gave him the 220lb linebacker puppy eyes and he said "can't wait until tomorrow can you" A quick nope and we were off to play. I don't get to drive it until the owner takes it to show off to his friends, said I'd probably get it Monday for 24 hours😀😀😀😀😀 Five smiles right there. OK, so here is my impression of my first visit: The top 10 1. Love at first sight, I am not a professional reviewer so forgive my articulation. 2. Did I say love at first sight yet? Holy bat-mobiles it is really handsome in person, the pictures do not do it justice. The new Explorer looks better than last years, but the Aviator will not be mistaken for its cousin. 3. Next wow moment...SHUT THE DOOR...wow is it quiet, I could not hear a word outside or the traffic going by. Compared to the Nautilus beside it, I could hear traffic faintly. Inside the Aviator was like being in a sound booth where they check your hearing. 4 The 28 speaker stereo...They had not tuned the radio yet, so I took it upon myself to tune to the local classic rock station, what a treat to blast AC/DC. The depth of field was amazing. I can't wait to personalize mine. 5. You'll fall in love with the sexy/handsome look It was just a wow moment walking up to it. It doesn't scream manly or feminine, it just screams look at me. 6. The steering wheel feels oh so sleek, sporty like. It is smaller than the Gators and the push to talk button at the 10 o'clock position was long over due. It just feels natural there. 7. The display seemed unobtrusive despite its size, I think it is some kind of designer trick. When you are navigating the menus it seems huge, but sit back look a the road ahead and you barely notice it. Maybe I'll notice it more when I live in it for 24 hours. 8. It was 94 out and the A/C was refreshing cold almost instantly, but it should be right? The engine noise was barely noticeable while revving the engine. 9. The seats were the same as the 30 ways in the Gator, so yes they were very comfortable. And the big test for me, was stretching my legs all the way straight without tangling in the pedals. 10. The double pull to open the hood...no more searching for that secondary latch...genius!!! The only negative thing about today was realizing it would be many more months until I get mine...at least I get this one early next week to rock and roll.
  5. mustangchief

    2020 Corvette revealed

    Meh! I like the car looks, but if you didn't tell me it was a Vette, I would never guess it was. The HP is very under whelming for a big V8. I'm sure the 95K version will scoot, for 60K, I'll still take a Roush Mustang or GT350. I saw the green one on R&T, OMG Ugly.
  6. mustangchief

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    Thank You, it helps quite a bit. I doubt I will spend much time in the rear unless being chauffeured by the kids when they visit or I visit them. My biggest apprehension jumping in early was the "Drivers Box" I love long drives (10 hours+) but hate the cramps and back pain associated with. I drove Denali XL's from 2003 to 2015 when I got the F-150. The F-150 is surprisingly more comfortable on the road than the Denali (after GM went to a firmer seat). Older and stiffer, I'm looking for the "old man sports wagon" to haul the wife and dogs on long trips. I love the Bimmer for zipping to work (23 miles of interstate) but anything longer and I need to stop and stretch. I'm a fan of the Bimmer seats for sportiness , they are nice for short drives, comparable to my Mustang. I'm happy to hear real positive reviews. I'd never expect Lincoln to say they made something uncomfortable, and their boasting had me worried a little that they over exaggerated. I expect a little fluff, but great to see they didn't get too far fetched.
  7. mustangchief

    I Drive the Aviator Reserve

    Thanks for the review and more importantly saying you are 6' 3 I might be a smidge shorter 6' 2 and 3/4, but 6' 3 with shoes. I'm about 220. One of the reasons I went with the Aviator was the seat comfort on long drives. The noises should easily be drowned by the stereo or my wife, which ever is louder at the time. My daily driver is a BMW X3 and my F-150 is the long haul driver and tow vehicle. You do a lot of reviews and assume you have driven Bimmer X series. How was the steering feel, comparatively. I'm not looking for precise as that is a driver quirk, just in general. The seats are the same as the Gator, do they feel the same height wise? Goofy questions I know, and I'm chomping at the bit to get in one this weekend. This has been the longest week I've had in a while just waiting. I've only seen it from 200 feet away. It looks good, but my biggest worry is roominess and comfort. As another person roughly the same size, could you expound on comfort? Thanks again
  8. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    Two 50 amps, wow! You are ready for multiple full level 2 stations. I'd do the same if doing a retro fit. I have a 20 amp outlet for charging golf carts, it will be slow but will work. Someday if I go full EV, I'll have to pull another 20 to install a level 2 charger.
  9. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    The Charging stations come with the car and plug into an outlet. They could get by with a spare cord, but I believe Lincoln division is requiring the charging stations to let folks courtesy charge while visiting.
  10. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    I bet if you ask your dealer, they have already requested/ordered the station and have a mech or two doing the online training. They have to do training all the time, not a big deal. With the PHEV Corsair and Ford products all gaining spark plugs (who would have thought 30 years ago a spark plug would be and actual plug on the side, also has a spark plug ever plugged in? I've always screwed them) I think all dealers will be E certified or out of business.
  11. mustangchief

    NASCAR Popularity Continues To Fade

    Bracket racing, NASCAR, Pro Sports in general have too many cry babies who require special rules so they have a chance to get lucky and win! and yes IMSA too.
  12. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    Yes, you have to buy from an authorized EV dealer. EV and BL are different. To be EV Authorized they need a charging station and certified/trained mechanic. My dealer does not have the station yet, but it is on order. They allowed me to order the EV. You may need to check with the closest dealer to see if they are. 3 months ago my local dealer was not showing on the build and price locator. They are not trying to make it hard on you, they are making it hard on Ford/Lincoln dealers to try to nudge the separation. End game is stand alone Lincoln Dealerships, making a distinct line between Ford and Lincoln.
  13. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    Hopefully you can get in one before Saturday.
  14. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    LOL, Maybe, the ones I've seen came off BNSF autoracks. BTW, when these were tracked, they were in Battle Creek to start, guess this is where they were stored before OKTB.
  15. mustangchief

    Aviator GT Order

    The first two reserves arrived locally, they are holding them from the public until the 20th. The manager said they are going to have 90 date nights with the loaded one (potential customer gets the Aviator for 24 hours) then sell it. I'm number 1 on the list to take it. Unfortunately we don't have a BL Dealer within 120 miles. I really want a flight themed one, just not worth it, with no BL perks.
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