Author Archive: George Peterson

Author Archives for George Peterson

2021 Ford F-150 – How Good Is It?

Without Driving It, An Assessment
The 2021 Ford F-150 is Ford's most important product. Competition is gaining fast, so Ford is launching a new F-150 for the 2021 model year. The sheetmetal is new, but the styling is familiar. The interior is all new, substantially upgraded. It should be more comfortable, higher technology and more functional. This iteration of the F-150 keeps Ford in the lead over the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is an excellent compact luxury crossover SUV. It is the right size. It looks good. It goes fast. It is very quiet. It's not perfect. Getting ALL THE OPTIONS turns out not to be a good move. Some extra features are not as good as standard features.

AutoPacific Status in the Pandemic

Still Pedal to the Metal in Auto Research and Analysis
AutoPacific is up and running as usual.  Two years ago, we sold the Automotive Futures Center in Tustin and began working from our homes.  The stay at home directives have not really made our work life any different.  Our New Vehicle Satisfaction Study is in the field and we are expecting results in a few weeks.  Our person-to-person field research – product clinics and focus groups have been put on hold.  A clinic scheduled for late March was pushed back to late summer, if then.  We have been fielding online surveys, interviews and focus groups.  Working with our clients, we have developed techniques to help them determine the dynamics of the market and also ways to accomplish virtual product clinics.

Ford Sedans Are Gone

Ford is Quickly Catching Up With Lost Sedan Volume

Ford Sedans Gone  When Ford announced years ago that it was dropping sedans, the industry gasped.  In the November 18, 2019 issue of Automotive News the monthly summary of North American production showed goose eggs for Ford sedans for the first time.  Zero for Fiesta.  Zero for C-Max.  Zero for Focus, Zero for Fusion, Zero for Taurus.  Since the Lincoln MKZ is built alongside the Fusion, it too shows Zero.  The only 4-door sedan left in the Ford Motor Company lineup is the Lincoln Continental.  One interesting data point on the chart is a last gasp surge in production for the Ford Flex.  Ford produced almost 3,000 Flex XSUVs in October.   That is more than twice the rate in September.

Using 2018 production as a comparison, Ford has dropped 365,345 units from its production.  All are “cars”; [...]

Mustang Mach E Plays Bodystyle Card    

Ford Bets on XSUV Bodystyle with Electric Mach E
The Mustang Mach E adds a needed electric vehicle to the Ford lineup. It uses iconic Mustang DNA to give it emotional appeal. It is more than an appliance, it is a fun to drive sporty crossover SUV.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach E  

The Future of Exhilaration
The reveal of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E shows that Ford is finally serious about entering the electric vehicle space. They have chosen to introduce an electric crossover SUV with the styling DNA of the Ford Mustang pony car. The performance specifications and price positioning of the vehicle appear to be spot on. At first, the Mach E will be eligible for the federal $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles. It appears that Ford has not missed a trick with its new electric XSUV.

RIP Ford Flex

Easiest Vehicle To Live With Ever
Ford just officially announced what the industry has known for years.  The Ford Flex has been discontinued following its eleven year run.  2019 is its last model year.  I owned two Flex models.  A 2009 Flex Limited and a 2011 Flex Limited with EcoBoost.  While the 2009 was an outstanding vehicle, the EcoBoost powertrain in the 2011 transformed the product.  It was extremely fun to drive.  It was one of those vehicles that you could just think of where you wanted to be on the freeway and, voila, you were there.

2020 Ford Explorer XLT – More and Less

All New Explorer Suffers from High Engine Noise
They used to call them "ASAP Running Changes". That is what the all new 2020 Ford Explorer needs in relation to its high volume base 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. While the powertrain, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, feels pretty good. All of the goodness is dampened by engine noise. This needs to get handled before word gets out that the high volume XLT is a noisy alternative in the competitive SUV wars.

Lincoln Corsair – Great Luxury Entry Point

High Price Might Dampen Demand
The all new 2020 Lincoln Corsair is based on an entirely new front wheel drive platform shared with the Ford Escape compact crossover SUV.  While Corsair is based on the Escape, there is now significant differentiation between the two vehicles.  The Corsair is much more upscale than the Escape.  Its design is elegant and materials are top notch.  It’s powertrain choices are a significant step up.  At-a-glance, Corsair has design DNA from the all new 2020 Lincoln Aviator.

Lincoln Tops Satisfaction Charts

Lincoln Adds Aviator and Corsair to Overtake Cadillac
Lincoln tops AutoPacific's 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Research winning top brand, Navigator top luxury SUV, Nautilus luxury crossover SUV. More coming with all new Aviator and Corsair by the end of 2019.
Back to top

male enhancement: depressant pills cialis online before and after viagra weight loss testosterone booster viagra usage prescription drugs that give you energy what is the price of cialis sex tablet for man how to naturally increase penile size avg male penis size vacuum on penis male enhancement toys penis vacuum device erect means how to message the penis how to get a womans sex drive back average guy penis do male enlargement pills really work average penis size 17 sex pill for man big dick fast where to buy andro 400 improve testosterone levels teva pharmaceuticals viagra malegenix pills vidalista 60 mg herbal viagra amazon rectal dysfunction do pumps really work over counter viagra alternative when was viagra introduced how to get a woman in the mood cost of 100mg viagra 5 white pill best vitamins for men ginseng dosage for ed sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction size of micropenis contact spotify support british journal of urology it works reviews by doctors black wife sex supreme boostr viagra over the counter usa alpha monster advanced scam pulling penis pro complex reviews enhanced male orgasm staminax pills sex after 60 for men size matters pills is sildenafil over the counter hcg triumph reviews panax ginseng ed semen pills niacin benefits for men male enhancement pills hong kong how to get a big penis naturally

weight loss: best green tea for weight loss does keto boost really work wendy red velvet weight loss yoga routine for weight loss paxil weight loss best protein powders weight loss weight loss dinner recipes unexplained weight loss in men top weight loss supplements gfriend umji weight loss trx weight loss weight loss depression armageddon weight loss weight loss shakes that work teen weight loss pills average weight loss on metformin running plan for weight loss beginners teatox for weight loss does depression causes weight loss best cbd for weight loss guaranteed weight loss diet protein powder shakes for weight loss plexus slim weight loss tips phil mickelson weight loss bontril weight loss weight loss clinic whittier skipping for weight loss healthy tuna recipes weight loss calorie counting weight loss beach body diet pills best morning shake for weight loss vitamin shoppe weight loss pills weight loss food tracker weight loss machine diabetes diet weight loss cinnamon and honey weight loss recipe chicken broth for weight loss weight loss pills today tonight orovo detox weight loss pills reviews blood pressure and weight loss top rated weight loss pills for women weight loss training plan diet pills online dr brennan weight loss program cheap prescription diet pills online holly willoughby weight loss diet pills good spinach kale smoothie weight loss paxil and diet pills best weight loss pills ephedra weight loss diet for breastfeeding moms batista weight loss dexatrim max reviews julianne hough weight loss fat burning pills walmart diet pills adipex buy super keto pills slimlinic keto pills

vape: west coast vape supply coupon vape machines for sale the clear vape pen instructions tigers blood vape juice magnetic vape smok factory reset minnesota vape shops led vape smok g priv 220w tc vape starter kit are uwell crown coils kanthal or ss mesh rta smoke eater prebuilt coils e cigarette icd 10 vapor seller coupon codes vape juice with 0mg nicotine laravel vapor alien 220 firmware nike football cleats vapor carbon clubhouse ecig how does water vapor get into the atmosphere best vapor mod 2016 totaly wicked ecig e cigarettes for sale online ecig shops in ocala florida everything i need to know about vaping which ecig pods are easiest to refill 80w box mods jungle fever vape juice snowwolf 200w vs voopoo drag blueberry e cigarette cartridges uwell crown 2 compatible battery e cigarette xname tastes xname are nicotine salts safe health effects of vaping no nicotine uwell crown rafale x rda smok g priv baby granddaddy purple starter box mod kit max box mods stores that sell vape pens uwell whirl 22 tvl delta squonk voopoo swuonk super tank mini top cap box mod brands smok gx350 firmware upgrade vape tool kit 50 watt vaporizer vicks vapor rub remedies wismec rx200 parts new aspire tanks smok tfv4 coils gvg vape uwell nunchucka starter kit smok xpro 80w voopoo u2 coil stove top vape coil

cbd oil: does cbd oil have thc green road cbd is hemp oil cbd patient focused neurology cbd oil how to use smoking cbd bud hemp cbd vs cbd cbd oil no thc drug test lazarus naturals cbd review podiatrists brisbane cbd cbd oil for aspergers does cbd interact with medications cbd for stroke victims cbd crumble for sale what is cbd in medical terms top 10 cbd cbd full name 20 cbd oil hustle butter cbd cbd oil on cigarette cbd multivitamin cbd oil for skin rash does cvs have cbd oil cbd oil 30ml birkenstock store sydney cbd if i use cbd oil will i fail a drug test ned hemp oil cbd for indigestion medterra discount code can cbd oil cause headaches worse def is cbd federally legal 2019 definition of occurring cbd oil and kidney failure as well as cbd oil vape pen starter kit free nih marijuana study cbd candles am i high best of kevin the office quiet brain halo cbd were you there song ibis hotel sydney cbd thymocytes definition doctor who midnight watch online dystonia cbd oil cbd dosage for migraines cbd oil specials fragile x gene reviews importing cbd oil from china cheapest high potency cbd vape oil hemp oil cbd pets do i need a prescription for cbd cbd oil hemp seed for wisconsin cdg testing bocannaco cbd oil arizona where to buy swell cbd oil