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Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, SUV
Jun 26, 2005 (7:43 pm)
Have you seen the actual photos of the 2006 Explorer and Mountaineer? What about the Fusion, Milan, and Zephyr? How about the Mustang? The Fusion and Exploer show the new look of Ford, and the Montego, Mountaineer, and Milan the new Mercury look. Both looks are more classy and sophisticated than many competitors, and the Ford interiors are much nicer than the plain, even cheap interiors some of the others are now selling.
#2642 of 3348 Re: Ford Design [fsmmcsi]
Jun 26, 2005 (8:35 pm)
I agree with everything you said......What happened with the Freestyle? Also, the 500 and Focus? The Focus when it first came out, looked "cutting edge." Then they "squared it out" to look as boring as the 500. So three of the models IMHO, are extremely boring!
#2644 of 3348 Re: Ford Freestyle [chuck1]
Jun 26, 2005 (9:39 pm)
Chrysler and Nissan have the artists today, for sure. Ford is going for a "corporate recognition" look, DNA if you will. And I sort of like it, but they could jazz it up a bit.
#2645 of 3348 Re: Ford Freestyle [chuck1]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:12 am)
It's just you. It looks NOTHING like a mini-Explorer except for the blue oval. It looks like a Taurus station wagon.
#2646 of 3348 Re: Ford Freestyle [daryll44]
Jun 28, 2005 (8:21 am)
That's a BRILLIANT observation!
Jun 28, 2005 (6:10 pm)
2004 Mercury Mountaineer
Does anyone know if I have a device (gps unit - RM300) plugged into the power plug and have the unit turned off, does it drain any battery power? there is a green light on the cord of the device that always stays green? I was wondering if this is drawing any power?
Also, does anyone know of anyway to stop the power plug from providing power when the vehicle is turned off? I would rather have my gps turn on when I turn my vehicle on and turn off when the vehicle is turned off.
#2648 of 3348 Re: Power plug [bjohnrini]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:13 pm)
i would leave the gps unit on, then check it about an hour later. i think you will have your answer.
#2649 of 3348 I believe that if the
Jun 28, 2005 (7:56 pm)
green pilot light is on, at least you know that the line is live with voltage...now, if I put a radio on the wire, but the radio is off, then the line is live, but the radio is off, so no power drain (altho the pilot light itself is a tiny drain on the battery...if left like that in an airport for six weeks, you could return to a dead battery)
I would unplug the cord, or stick it into a power outlet that is connected to the ignition switch, rather than a live plug 24/7...
#2650 of 3348 Power plug (Cig. lighter is live)
Jun 28, 2005 (8:31 pm)
Teh always live cigarette lighter (power point) is one of the best features of Ford vehicles. I want it that way. For example,I want my cell phone to charge when the car is off, not just when it is on.
The tiny amount of power going to the turned-off GPS unit would be an issue only if you had the car parked for a long time.