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  1. phil

    If you use PAAK, What do you use to hold your keys

    Apparently wildfires can disrupt electric power. It can be inconvenient to have your electric garage door opener inoperable when you want to drive your car to escape fiery death. Politicians "solved" this problem by outlawing the sale of any garage door opener without a battery.
  2. phil

    If you use PAAK, What do you use to hold your keys

    I just leave the key in the car. I figure it's easier and the odds against theft are good enough.
  3. phil

    If you use PAAK, What do you use to hold your keys

    Meaning, the reason you still use keys is that you do not have a battery backup? I do have a battery, but sometimes wonder what happens if the opener fails somehow. It hasn't happened in the past 20 years, but there can be motor failures, broken springs, etc. I go without keys and figure I'll...
  4. phil

    Low Voltage Battery Replacement Timeline?

    They say AGM batteries last longer than the wet-cell variety, maybe twice as long. But then again, they say a lot of things. Mine needed replacement after about a month.
  5. phil

    Digital Rearview Mirror Installed

    I agree that Ford should do that. The Chevy Bolt has had a rear-view mirror/camera for years, and it was one of my favorite features of that car. I don't understand why manufacturers are not doing this for many more models; I think it would sell cars.
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    Update dang those dealerships GET YOUR GAME FACE READY !!!

    The pacifist often does better than the fighter. He just has to be willing to walk out.
  7. phil

    Adaptive Cruise Nearly Causes Accident

    Tesla would say "All of the time", not just "much of the time". That is, the driver is always responsible, and the system is never responsible. I imagine Ford would agree. I agree, too. These systems are not ready to guarantee safety, and the driver must remain vigilant. That's what the...
  8. phil

    BlueCruise - "Keep hands on steering wheel"

    Is the 80mph limit new? When did they add that? I can find no mention of such a speed limit in the Owner's Manual. Shocking, I know. Nor is there any useful info under ford.com/support, either under BlueCruise FAQ or elsewhere. Is BlueCruise documented anywhere for users?
  9. phil

    Ford gives dealers 2 months to accept new rules or stop selling EVs.

    Google says there is no such place, but there is a Bugtussle, KY, which is close to Tennessee. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bugtussle,+KY+42140/@36.625887,-85.8845672,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88665c276ca9c1b9:0x2021f975f2eefa0e!8m2!3d36.6258878!4d-85.8758124 We must get to the bottom...
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    Update dang those dealerships GET YOUR GAME FACE READY !!!

    That is a sensible attitude. What remains to be seen is whether the market does settle down in a few years. Or will it disintegrate?
  11. phil

    Ford gives dealers 2 months to accept new rules or stop selling EVs.

    That wasn't Carson. It was The Beverly Hillbillies. And apparently, there are several real places named Bugtussle. None of them in Tennessee, as far as I can tell.
  12. phil

    “Private offer” anyone?

    Sounds like the offer is for money from the manufacturer to the consumer. I don't see why the dealer would have any problem with it. No doubt someone more knowledgeable than I can give you a better answer.
  13. phil

    “Private offer” anyone?

    I thought it was fair to them, too. They can either keep Select and get the smaller discount, or upgrade to keep the technology package and get a bigger discount. Either way, they're treated fairly. All the delayed deliveries are no doubt disappointing, but it seems like Ford is trying here...
  14. phil

    “Private offer” anyone?

    That's a very fair offer, right?
  15. phil

    SVS.. My turn

    That may well be. But I am old enough to remember when major American auto manufacturers were actually capable of servicing the cars they sold, and their customer service was not a nightmare. I wonder whether we will ever see such marvels again.
  16. phil

    Ford gives dealers 2 months to accept new rules or stop selling EVs.

    True. But maybe Ford is ok with that. And maybe I will apply to become a Ford EV dealer in one or more of those locations. OK, probably not me, but someone who sees good potential in the business.
  17. phil

    Family Resemblance - new ICE Mustangs (7th gen S650 platform)

    Hard to believe they did not go with the flower wheels. What was Ford thinking???
  18. phil

    Just confirmed - no eta on HVBJB replacements for GT

    My offer was $3k higher than they offered 7 months ago.
  19. phil

    What to do with the Queen.

    Bury her. Just as the Brits are doing.
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