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    must choose a Ford fleet car

    Thanks folks - looks like a Fusion! I have finally found a place to live and the drive to work will be on major streets, so FWD should do, even in Chicago. Really appreciate all the helpful comments.
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    must choose a Ford fleet car

    I have been looking for skid pad testing on the 2013 Fusion AWD vs FWD - how much grip do you really get, particularly compared to a FWD GTI. I see Golf and GTI all over north Europe when I'm over there. If I was not required to get a Ford I would not even consider them. I have regretted...
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    must choose a Ford fleet car

    I just went back to the Ford site and found specs easily this time, so never mind on that. Thanks for the info. - - - Updated - - - sadly Mustang is not on the allowed list....
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    must choose a Ford fleet car

    New job and lucky to get a company car I get to specify to a certain extent BUT I am limited to Ford. I am a German car fan and know nothing about Fords. And the Ford website is less than informative - technical specs are impossible to find. Looks like the 2013 Fusion (Mondeo in the EU) will...
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    Driving a my 911 after 3 months?

    mine sits on a trickle charger over winter and I have not had any problems - always put her away with a full gas tank because the manual suggests this - can't wait for the salty roads to give way to spring so we can drive again
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    How to Improve TGUSA

    Really disappointed with TG US - first off, how about a focus on American cars? TG UK spends half their time on UK cars, and most of the rest are EU cars. Rarely something from the USA because they are not from there. Anyway, maybe it will encourage Detroit to make something decent? The...
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    Dealer add-ons

    Thanks for the feedback. The LoJack seems crazy expensive given the car would be garaged every night. The tires are 19", and rim damage is also covered along with tire damage. Given the brutal winter, potholes are plentiful! I like the idea of not having to wax the car, but if this stuff...
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    Dealer add-ons

    I'm picking up some new wheels next week. Of course the dealer has a long list of suggested extra stuff. Wondering if anyone has experience or an opinion on the following: Cilajet - apparently what they spray aircraft with. Purported to reduce drag a bit and make waxing unnecessary for many...
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    2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK

    Has anyone driven this car enough to form an opinion? Big commitment from a short test drive!
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    It was really old before the Dole-Kemp campaign! It was really old before the Dole-Kemp campaign!
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    Question - a friend has a large collection of Classic American muscle cars. One day I will get to his place with my camera. When thios day comes, should these be random, or would it be better to start an "American Muscle Car" sightings thread?
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    not what you expect to see in the Memphis suburbs not what you expect to see in the Memphis suburbs Went to the neighborhood Thai place for dinner and had a nice surprise in the parking lot. Usually in this area it is wall to wall SUV. Sorry for the poor quality... I was shivering! Bentley...
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    1956 Maserati 1956 Maserati Not my photo - sent by a friend not on this forum. Hopefully no one will mind too much, since it is fairly rare to see such an old Maserati.
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    Top Gear demotivators

    I need to learn how to make these. Meanwhile the photo of James and the overly striped sweater could be tagged something like : "Horizontal Stripes - how to emphasize belly girth"
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    Do you skip 'star in reasonably-priced car' segment when watching Top Gear?

    When the star has white hair it is likely to be a boring lap, so usually skip it. Since we never have TG live in the USA and BBCA has picked some rather random times (particularly for older episodes), I always watch on DVR, so skipping is easy! Can we PLEASE get the Polar Expedition on BBCA...
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