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  • Ford Fiesta, Focus transmission lawsuit reaches multimillion dollar settlement

    01/29/2020 4:55:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Cnet ^ | 1/28/20 | Sean Szymkowski
    Ford Focus and Fiesta owners have had many days in court, but finally, it appears a long-running class-action lawsuit will wrap up. According to court documents filed this past Friday, first spotted by the Detroit Free Press, the Blue Oval has agreed to settle a lawsuit surrounding an allegedly faulty transmission found in the 2011-2016 Fiesta and 2012-2016 Focus. The dual-clutch transmission, named DPS6, has for years been the focal point of consumer complaints. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, alleged that Ford lied about the problems in the cars and continued to sell them to buyers, allegedly blaming them for...
  • Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3.4 million

    01/10/2020 10:44:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | 01/10/2020 | Daniel Trotta
    It was the highest price ever paid for a Ford Mustang at auction, according to David Morton, marketing manager for the auction house in Kissimmee, near Orlando. The buyer has not been publicly identified. The unrestored muscle car, its "highland green" paint looking rusty and black upholstery splitting apart, starred in a 10-minute sequence in the 1968 film, getting airborne a few times as it sped through the hilly streets of San Francisco. The car was auctioned without a reserve, or minimum sale price, a risky decision that could have forced the owners to sell low. McQueen filmed with the...
  • Behind a U.A.W. Crisis: Lavish Meals and Luxury Villas (perks like a $6,500 steak dinner and golf outings and gear costing $80,000)

    12/26/2019 4:43:17 AM PST · by karpov · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2019 | Noam Scheiber and Neal E. Boudette
    On a single day in December 2015, Gary Jones, who resigned last month as president of the United Automobile Workers, spent more than $13,000 of the union’s money at a cigar store in Arizona. His purchases included a dozen $268 boxes of Ashton Double Magnums and a dozen boxes of Ashton Monarchs at $274.50 each. “Hi Gary, Thank you & Happy New Year,” read a handwritten note from the store. The purchases, documented by a federal complaint filed against a union leader in September, were part of more than $60,000 in cigars and cigar paraphernalia that Mr. Jones and other...
  • More Engineers Come Forward Over Ford’s Bunk DSP6 Transmission

    12/07/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 104 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 6 Dec 2019 | Matt Posky
    “We’d raise our hands and be told, ‘Don’t be naysayers.’ We got strange comments,” one engineer claimed. “It seemed the ship had sailed. After that, if you ask questions, you’re accused of mutiny, so you put your head down and make it work. Good people tried to make it work. But you can’t violate the laws of physics. It’s a mechanical catastrophe.”
  • 21 Reasons Not To Believe Christine Blasey Ford’s Claims About Justice Kavanaugh

    12/03/2019 9:05:27 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2 Dec 2019 | Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
    The ACLU recently awarded Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. It is unclear why politicians and pundits still claim to believe Ford, given the lack of evidence in support of her serious accusations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California recently presented Christine Blasey Ford with its Roger Baldwin Courage Award. Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, nearly derailing his Supreme Court nomination. Many Democratic politicians and members of corporate media proudly announce that they “believe” Ford and believe that Kavanaugh should be impeached. ... 1. There Is No Evidence that Ford and Kavanaugh Ever Met...
  • Mexico Unveils First Highway Paved With Recycled Plastic

    11/28/2019 8:38:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | November 25, 2019 | FreightWaves, Benzinga
    The first-ever highway partially made of reclaimed plastic was inaugurated in Mexico on Nov. 13. The 2.5-mile stretch of highway in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico used 1.7 tons of recycled plastic, or the equivalent of 425,000 plastic packaging units, according to Dow Plastics Technology Mexico. "The advantage of using recycled plastic products is that they can be used on all types of highways, not only in high-performance products, which can extend the life span of any paved road," Paula Sans, Dow Mexico's director of packaging and specialty plastics, said in a release. The newly paved stretch of...
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Starts at $44,995, First Deliveries a Long Way Off

    11/21/2019 7:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 200 replies
    www.caranddriver.com ^ | Nov 18, 2019 | By Joey Capparella
    Reservations are open, but the first Mach-E models won't reach customers' hands until around a year from now. ============================================================== The new Ford Mustang Mach-E will start at $44,995 and range up to over $60,000. Several different configurations will be available including Select, Premium, California Route 1, GT, and GT Performance Edition. Reservations are open now for a $500 deposit. The first vehicles will start arriving in late 2020, with other models reaching customers throughout 2021. ===================================================================== Ford has already released pricing information for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, which starts at $44,995. The newest member of the Mustang family...
  • California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

    11/18/2019 12:41:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 108 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2019 | David Shepardson (editing by Tom Brown)
    California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased $58.6 million in vehicles from General Motors Corp, $55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $10.6 million from Toyota Motor Corp and $9 million from Nissan Motor Co. Last month, GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and members of the Global Automakers trade association backed the Trump administration's effort to bar California from setting tailpipe...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Makes Rare Public Appearance to Accept ACLU Courage Award

    11/18/2019 7:13:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    Yahoo/NR ^ | 11 18 2019 | Tobias Hoonhout
    Christine Blasey Ford accepted the Robert Baldwin Courage Award on Sunday night from the Southern California chapter of the ACLU, thanking the organization for its “leadership in the struggle” in a rare public appearance since coming forward last year to accuse Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous.” Blasey Ford said. “I was simply doing my duty as a citizen, providing information to the Senate that I believed would be relevant to the Supreme Court nomination process. I thought anyone in my position would of course do the...
  • Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford accepts ACLU ‘courage’ award (nukepuke alert)

    11/17/2019 11:18:21 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17 2019 | Associated Press
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — In a rare public appearance to pick up an award, the woman who accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she had a responsibility to come forward, NBC News reports. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, spoke Sunday after she accepted the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU of Southern California in Beverly Hills. She said: “When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen. I understood that not everyone would welcome my information,...
  • California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

    11/15/2019 8:09:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2019 | Don Thompson
    California announced new rules Friday for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with it against the Trump administration. Officials immediately barred state agencies from buying any sedans that only run on internal combustion engines, with exemptions for certain public safety vehicles. The state has about 40,000 vehicles, about 8,400 of which are sedans. Starting next year, it will require state agencies to buy only from companies that recognize California’s authority to set greenhouse gas and zero emission vehicle standards. Only BMW, Ford, Volkswagen and Honda have decided to back California and endorse stricter...
  • Will The Crash in Autos Drive The End Of This Cycle?

    10/30/2019 10:03:12 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies
    Schwab resources ^ | 28 October 2019 | Jeffrey Kleintop
    Key Points •The last global economic cycle ended with a housing bust; will the bust in auto sales end this cycle? •Auto sales have crashed, the unsold inventory and delinquent debt may worsen well into 2020. •This auto-led downturn may be less damaging to the global economy than the housing bust was 10 years ago, but automobile manufacturing still accounts for a sizable amount of production, debt, and jobs. In 2009, the world economy was starting to climb out of a housing-led downturn. Ten years later, a downturn in auto production following tumbling car sales is driving a bust in...
  • Harrison Ford, Climate Hypocrite

    10/25/2019 4:58:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2019 | John Eidson
    Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s most famous climate crusaders. He owns multiple extravagant homes, plus a reported 12 private planes, nine motorcycles and six gasoline-powered automobiles. His private plane collection includes two gas-guzzling corporate jets. Even though his opulent lifestyle depends upon copious amounts of fossil fuel energy, he speaks forcefully about his commitment to fight climate change. ... His multiple real-estate holdings include a 14,000 sq. ft. megamansion in the heart of one of the most exclusive areas of Los Angeles. He also owns a magnificent Jackson Hole, Wyoming estate, the plans for which he sketched out in...
  • Amazon Orders 100,000 Vans From Electric Startup Rivian By 2024 [Updated]

    09/19/2019 3:24:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 19 Sept 2019 | Justin T. Westbrook
    Earlier this year, Amazon invested $700 million in MichiganÂ’s electric car startup Rivian, but now the company has built on that with an order for 100,000 vans to hit the roads by 2024, which is a lot of vans. These vehicles leverage much of the technology developed for the R1T and R1S, including battery, powertrain, thermal, controls, electrical network and connectivity platform. This commonality will drive meaningful scale benefits across all Rivian-manufactured vehicles. The vehicle body and interior design, application software and suspension have been developed specifically for AmazonÂ’s last-mile delivery operations, ensuring these vehicles fit seamlessly into the Amazon...
  • Pin the Asterisk on Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford was motivated by politics, her lawyer assert

    09/17/2019 12:09:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/17/2019 | william mcgurn
    It’s just shy of a year since Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the Supreme Court. On cue, the New York Times on Sunday published a “previously unreported story” claiming that as a Yale undergraduate at a “drunken dorm party,” Mr. Kavanaugh had his pants down while friends pushed his genitals “into the hands of a female student.” The accusation is similar to Deborah Ramirez ’s assertion last year in the New Yorker about another drunken Yale party. What has happened since is familiar. No sooner is the “bombshell” story dropped than it starts to look like a dud. It...
  • Christine Blasey Ford’s Lies, and the Father of Lies

    09/10/2019 3:12:26 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 23 replies
    The Stream ^ | 9/9/2019 | John Zmirak
    John Zmirak Christine Blasey Ford lied. She’d played a coy game behind the scenes, advised by Soros lawyer Debra Katz. They worked with Senator Feinstein hoping to force Brett Kavanaugh or President Trump to back down and withdraw Kavanaugh’s name in disgrace, his good name destroyed based on anonymous whispers of an unproven sex assault. When that failed, Ford sat down for days of rigorous coaching like a presidential contender before a debate. Or an actor before a Broadway debut. Then went before the U.S. Senate and the world and on cue lied under oath. She knew she would never...
  • Union Workers Vote to Authorize Strikes While Negotiating with GM

    09/04/2019 7:16:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2019 | John Binder
    Union auto workers voted, by a large majority, to authorize strikes while the United Auto Workers (UAW) union negotiates contracts with General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler. UAW members voted about 96 percent to allow union workers to strike while UAW leaders negotiate contracts with GM, Ford, and Chrysler — a vote that merely authorizes strikes and does not indicate that strikes will be held. UAW President Gary Jones said in a statement:
  • Ford Shows Most Powerful Street-Legal Mustang With 760 Hp

    08/05/2019 12:40:21 PM PDT · by amorphous · 121 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Aug. 5, 2019 | Associated Press
    DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500. The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that Ford promises will shift smoothly on commutes and quickly on the track. The engine is hand-built at a Michigan factory and comes with unique pistons and other parts. It can crank out 625 foot-pounds of torque, a measure of rotational force.
  • WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? Government big enough to give you everything (TR)

    07/30/2019 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 14, 2019 | Bill Federer
    WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? - "Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to..." President Gerald Ford stated in Rockford, IL, March 11, 1976: "People say ... why don't you expand that program, why don't you spend more Federal money?... I don't think they have understood one of the fundamentals ... I look them in the eye and I say, 'Do you realize that a government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have?'" Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S....
  • Car of Centenarian Restored to Honor Late Wife (UK)

    07/26/2019 6:09:12 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 July 2019 | Gary Gastelu
    "100-year-old's car restored as tribute to him and his late wife" When John Ball purchased a classic Ford Consul sedan from Vic Gamble in Wales, U.K., he didn’t just get a car, but also a story. Gamble told him bought it in 1960 while on vacation with his wife when their car broke down and that they went on to take trips in it for over half a century. After Elma died five years ago, Gamble frequently drove it to visit her grave. When he finally had to let it go in 2017, he unwittingly sold it to the right...