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daveromanjr

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  1. I drove the Town Car yesterday. And on Thursday of last week.
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    Done with Ford

    OK here's a name..... KEVIN
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    Done with Ford

    I wondering how folks here would take this. Ford is taking an enormous gamble here, I think. They kind of set themselves up for this to happen, in a way - the Focus, Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus (Especially) are long in the tooth. The Fiesta is the basis of the Ecosport, Focus is the Escape, the Taurus is the Explorer. I could see them being able to bring the Mondeo back as the Fusion if there is another enormous demand for a sedan. But just like when they dropped the Panther platform people crapped their pants and yet the sun still rose and set. The Accord is being outsold by the CR-V. Same with the Camry and RAV-4. Gotta go after low-hanging fruit. Hopefully they aren't shooting themselves in the foot. A bad dealer doesn't make the manufacturer bad. I was in and out with Lincoln with a grand total of about 40 minutes spent in the dealership.
  4. The time had come for the Edge to go since the lease was just about up. Got an '18 MKC with the 2.3 It's not Edge Sport quick but it does the job.
  5. A detuned, early 90's engine vs a modern day V6? Of course the V6 is more powerful.
  6. Congrats on the new-to-you Vibe!! Treat yo'self to some new driving gloves for such a special occasion. It's a shame your dealer wouldn't find you a stick shit one but I've always had a soft spot for those.
  7. And also lest us not forget Sean had them for several years. The last time I checked he was a bonafide resident of Michigan. Now everybody leave me alone I'm going to do a 0 to 60 in my 4 cylinder mustang and will obviously need at least a full week to hit 60. Somebody hand me my driving gloves
  8. Lest us not forget Brian is perfect so obviously it is my fault.
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    Southeast fall meet 2017 – October 7-8 2017

    That was ME, not "we". And DON'T DO IT - Sandy was ticked at me so bad for that.
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    Southeast fall meet 2017 – October 7-8 2017

    Oh I'm always the real deal it's just you folks who can't handle it.
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    Southeast fall meet 2017 – October 7-8 2017

    Much to like 2 people's disappointment I can't make it. My cousin is getting married and I'm a groomsman. The bastard wouldn't reschedule. I asked because The Price is Right Live is in Pittsburgh that weekend. So, in reality, this meet is like #3 on my list of things going on. Sorry!
  12. Just because I posted doesn't mean YOU have to post. Terrible.
  13. You forgot why you loved it? Aww... I'm so sorry to hear about your mind starting to go! Might I suggest some ginkgo biloba? I've attached a coupon just for you, it may help. Stay strong.
  14. Today I finished up fixing the random switches on my Town Car's door panels that didn't light up. On my passenger door panel the power door lock switch didn't light up and on both doors the heated seat switch did not light up. I bought new switches for a nice price on Tasca's website and finished that. In doing so I found out why my driver's door panel makes so much noise when shutting the door - All the tabs are broken at the base of the door panel right by the side that is nearest to the passenger door. What stinks is that the mounting point is broken off of the door panel so I think to fix this I'd need a whole new door panel. New switches are worth it but a whole new door panel isn't and I can learn to live with the slight noise when you shut the door. Additionally I had a Kenwood stereo put in the Town Car. I was originally going to go with a touch screen but decided against due to cost and thinking a touch screen just looks out of place on a car like this. This unit has several color options and I can match the stock green lighting exactly. I usually keep it on a blue with the bottom lights going through a light show of all the different colors it can do. I love having Sirius and bluetooth in the car now. It's still not the same look as stock but I am happy to have the additional functionality. Also was able to get some pics of my two cars together. The Edge doesn't get driven much now that it isn't bad with weather here. Town Car has a slight AC refrigerant leak that appears when it is hot out, otherwise the Town Car is good to go for a while. The AC has been a long-standing issue - Nick and I seem to agree it's just either a hose or coupling that has a slight leak that is made worse by the heat. When it is hot out the AC blows a little cold, but give it a little gas and it belches out frigid air. Today it was nearly 90 according to my weather station (Pittsburgh weather, folks! Tuesday we barely will reach 60) and it's the first day it felt warm in the car. The Edge is a fun car to drive, I love the utility of a crossover and sheer power of that 2.7. But the Town Car is still my favorite.
  15. Nick why aren't you using your psychic powers to inherently know things anymore? You should KNOW!
  16. I may be adding a fluid to my vehicle this week. Not sure and I don't want to say which fluid it is. But yeah!
  17. My favorite part of this post is the pictures with my car in them.
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    Southeast Spring Meet March 11-12, 2017

    And by the way a huge THANK YOU to Nick (aka Bull Geek aka "Red") for his hospitality. I'm sorry we trashed the floor of your house and I may have left major mud pits when drifting into your lawn at speed during the Exploder's last drive. I'm also a little sorry for taking your ice cream cone out of your hands and eating it myself at dinner Friday. Your southern hospitality is second to none.
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    Southeast Spring Meet March 11-12, 2017

    Took this picture on Friday. 4 people were there (Nick, Sean, Anthony and myself). 12 cars...all FoMoCo.
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    Southeast Spring Meet March 11-12, 2017

    It was great seeing everyone and meeting new folks! I hope I wasn't too loud and brash. And Kevin I apologize about your sinuses and iced tea. "You flooring Chris' SHO caused the Roadmaster to throw the Check Engine light" - Sean
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    Southeast Spring Meet March 11-12, 2017

    *it's The grammar police will be here between 10:00 and 10:30.
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