Pack of milk sized engine for a SUV = new Explorer

Discussion in 'The "Other" Bench' started by Shakar, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Shakar

    Shakar New Member

    The trend of downsizing car engines become hilarious - you could find mid-size Ford Mondeo (Fusion in US) with 1.0L engine in Europe or 1.4 Jeep...
    And now Ford continue the struggle - new Ford Explorer has 2.3L turbocharged engine.
    What do you think about all this guys?
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  2. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    I think that you are not a Buick nut when your first post is about a Ford.
    I smell something fishy going on here..... :confused:
  3. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Noticed the same thing, Erik...keeping an eye on it. :TU:
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    LOL funny stuff
  5. Bogus919

    Bogus919 Silver Level contributor

    Also, why is somebody who lives in FL comparing models that are not sold in the US?
  6. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Maybe because in the next few days he will edit his signature and put commercial links in it?

    Check this thread :Comp:

    And nothing happened to remove this person.... :Do No:
  7. 72newbiebuick

    72newbiebuick Gold Level Contributor


    I don't know about the discussion around decreased engine sizes to SUVs or such but I will say I had a 2.3 turbo in my '87 T-Bird turbo coupe (the longer style of bird like the 70's Monte) and it had NO problem moving that mass of metal.

  8. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    M.Akram has now been banned. Thank you for pointing it out to the mods. Unlike Santa, we cannot be everywhere all the time and seeing who is naughty or nice.

    Until the OP on this thread does something untoward, I'm leaving the thread open and their status intact. If anyone notices that their signature changes with links inserted or anything else improper, please click on the link to report the thread.
  9. Bogus919

    Bogus919 Silver Level contributor

    My uncle had one of these and as a kid he took me for a ride in it and put a dollar on the dash-board and told me if I could grab it I could keep it. Each time I reached for it he would hit the gas lol.... never got it.
  10. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    105.gif Probably hard to do when you were strapped properly in a car seat. :laugh::laugh:
  11. Bogus919

    Bogus919 Silver Level contributor

    Eh, seatbelt laws were pretty lax in the 80s, same with carseats.... especially in small towns.
  12. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    If the car was really fast, that dollar would fall on your lap :bglasses:

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