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On 6/16/2021 at 9:55 PM, regfootball said:

The styling was bad.  I do think if the Camaro, or a new model similar to it, went back to a hatchback design with a spacious cargo hold like the rageous, and all wheel drive option were out there. It would be a neat unique market offering. Or, maybe a non cadillac version of the escala?

A caddy version? Not sure there….

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11 hours ago, regfootball said:

WOW, So someone took the current model, put a few fresh bits on it and then punched it in the nose. What a face only the idiot designer could love. :puke:

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Had a great afternoon meeting Chris, his wife and son.

@A Horse With No Name Thank you for taking the time out of your trip to meet me with a wonderful face to face discussion with your family.

Got some great ideas for posts from our chat.

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For those that have wondered how big I am, Chris can attest that I am not a small man. He got to see my Escalade.

Safe flight home Kim and Chris. See ya soon.

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That new Tundra face..reminds me of Bane's mask. 

Speaking of Tundras, my CDJR dealer had two Tacomas and a Tundra on the lot--all 2018-2020, all silver 4x4s. And a dark blue '20 Ranger.  All low mileage used, parked out front w/ Rams and Gladiators. 

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I watched my son's first baseball game of the year.

He had a 50/50 game.

He went 2/4 with 3 RBIs. A single, a double and a walk. He came in all three times he made it to base.   No strike-outs.

He played shortstop. He made 2 fantastic plays to first ending 2 innings with the 3rd out ending threats of the opposing to to score.  

He also played 3rd base.  He overthrew to first on the last inning to make the opposing team tie the game with 1 run in with 2 outs. Easy play and the game would have been over and they would have won...  They eventually lost the game 8-7.  (we were the away team)  

He didnt feel too bad for losing.

He had fun.   His teammates were having fun.  It will be a great year for him, I think! 

 

 

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Seems BMW is now looking at a Luxury Truck. This concept is built on the BMW X7 converted to a truck.

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Then you have the custom house making their version off a X7 model.

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I would still hate the big ugly kidney grill, but this is way better than the badge engineering MB thought of doing with the Mitsubishi truck.

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18 hours ago, ccap41 said:

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Although I like several vehicles on the list, including the CT5 and GTI, no surprises here. 

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Not mine, restored Delta bandsaw. Huge fan of the art deco look with Delta. 

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30 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Although I like several vehicles on the list, including the CT5 and GTI, no surprises here. 

A few were surprising though. The EcoSport is clearly a POS if they can't sell their cheapest vehicle fairly quick. The Fusion also surprises because it's cancelled and I would have assumed there was cash on the hoods to move them so they didn't have old product on the lots. I would have thought the XT4 was moving a little quicker as well. 

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50 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

A few were surprising though. The EcoSport is clearly a POS if they can't sell their cheapest vehicle fairly quick. The Fusion also surprises because it's cancelled and I would have assumed there was cash on the hoods to move them so they didn't have old product on the lots. I would have thought the XT4 was moving a little quicker as well. 

Here is my rub with Ford, when they are good, theya re very good. some of their marginal productofferings are...marginal. They need to do what they are good at and forget about the rest. A high school baketball star isn't necessarily more rounded by joining the chess club, nor is a chess prodigy better off hitting the hoops. 

Fusion had enormous potential had sedans been more profitable and had Ford been willing to invest in it and update the design, two huge what ifs. 

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10 hours ago, ccap41 said:

A few were surprising though. The EcoSport is clearly a POS if they can't sell their cheapest vehicle fairly quick. The Fusion also surprises because it's cancelled and I would have assumed there was cash on the hoods to move them so they didn't have old product on the lots. I would have thought the XT4 was moving a little quicker as well. 

 

Well, I can see the the Fusion and Journey are discontinued, along with the Spark. The Caddies actually could use some cash on the hood, as they are still overpriced for what they are. The Ecosport and Trax just prove folks want the bigger stuff to drive around in. (Though we like our Trax) The others are sedans, and the Compass is simply played out, and overpriced for what it is a well.

Will be curious to see what else ends up on that list….

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