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  1. 4 points
    Now I just need to sell a 2015 200S. If anyone knows someone who is interested, let me know! I picked up a 2018 Cadillac CTS Luxury 2.0T a couple of days ago. Here are my initial impressions: The suspension is not as stiff as I have heard other people say. It absorbs the bumps pretty well with no real harsh impacts but it does squirm around quite a bit on the heavily potholed Michigan roads The 2.0T is a bit unrefined but has plenty of power for the application The stop/start occasionally causes the car to shudder on the stop and almost always causes a shudder on the start. It is pretty quite though. Kind of the opposite of the stop/start on our Pacifica. On the Pacifica it is smooth but loud. The 2018 version of CUE is vastly improved over the version I drove a few years ago. It oddly enough is still slow on the Radio station changes using the steering wheel buttons, though. I've only had it for a couple of days and I still haven't explored all the features yet. I'll post more comments as I get more familiar with the car. If you guys have any questions, let me know!
  2. 4 points
    i would think the regurge 'Tri-Power' it would be turbo + supercharger + electric motor assist
  3. 4 points
    Wanted GM to bring a variant of the Tornado here years ago to replace the S-10......of sorts.
  4. 4 points
    Exactly zero of those 2-liters will make the torque of the Hemi... at full throttle... at part throttle... A 365hp 5.7 liter is far more drivable than a 356hp 2.0 liter because ZERO LAG. I don't know why it never will sink into your brain.. any motor will make 365 hp if you spin it fast enough. .. that doesn't mean you'd want to drive it. Spin your grandmother fast enough and she'll make 365hp too. Lets assume she can lift 5 pounds at 1 foot reach from her. Do that at about 383,000 rpm and she's cooking up 365hp. This is an extreme example, of course, but would you want to drive a 365hp car with a torque spec like that? That's barely a lawnmower engine. Before you bring up max torque at low RPM, you only get that at full boost which you also only get at full throttle. A 5.7 has more torque available at part throttle than a 2.0T.
  5. 4 points
    Before a Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk can haul ass FCA needs to get off theirs and actually build the Grand Wagoneer.
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points
    The horrific misappropriation of the name 'Tri-Power'.
  8. 3 points
    He can be a bit yappy...but he's mostly mellow and fits in with the pack..
  9. 3 points
    I saw somewhere yesterday was National Mutt Day....have two of them--a Chi-Terrier mix (Beardsley--gray boy) and a Terrier mix (Raine--red girl), in addition to the purebred Yorkies.. love 'em, had them almost 4 years... Adopted as a pair from a rescue in AZ.
  10. 3 points
    Quarter mile : 9.2 @ 151 MPH
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  13. 3 points
    Would be neat to see this engine in a Lightning revival...short bed regular cab, suspension tuned to sporty w/ a sporty interior..
  14. 3 points
    Looks wise inside and out this makes me think 2008...
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    It's smooth, inexpensive, reliable, delivers good torque, and is reasonably fuel efficient for a V8. WTF is wrong with that? It's also the only way to get a V8 in a sedan at $33k or 370hp in a sedan at $33k. If you're looking for the most horsepower for dollar... Hemi is where its at.
  17. 3 points
    Just stop. You're wrong so many times in this post and I'm only at 83% battery left.
  18. 3 points
    Well the thing is that it may be outdated yes, but Dodge makes it wildly available and it’s not an inexpensive option - they don’t force packages on top of packages with the 5.7 HEMI. It’s demerits are par for the course reliability and power similar to Chevy’s small block 5.3. But honestly I’m satisfied that in 4000 lbs plus vehicles that the Hemi V8 is featured in, the twin turbo V6s and now even four cyclinders would offer barely any real world FE advantage. And it’s port-injected too, so no carbon build-up!
  19. 3 points
    I really like how there’s some cars that also have dual injection, cleans off the buildup on the DI and gives efficiency benefits too.
  20. 3 points
    I agree with you on retaliation by China and the EU, since they will not stand for this. But does he understand that? I think not.
  21. 2 points
    No, No, No. If there are 25% tariffs then it should punish GM just as much as it punishes Toyota or Honda. First off I believe there should be no tariffs on anything, but if there is a 25% tariff then everyone should get screwed.
  22. 2 points
    Hey man bring back all those retro names, to relive the greatest of the past. To make Tripower great again. To make Blazer great again. To make Mach 1 great again. To make Lincoln great again. To make history great again. To make great again, great, again.
  23. 2 points
    First off, i hope for the best for Sergio and his family. Manley seems well qualified to assume this role. I hope the transition goes ok, down the road, I wonder if this alters the course FCA seems to be on with regards to starving Chrysler and Dodge.
  24. 2 points
    Mike Manley has been chosen as the replacement for the seriously ill Sergio Marchionne as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO today. A source tells Automotive News Europe that the decision was made during an emergency meeting of FCA's board of directors today. "With reference to the health of Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) communicates with profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr. Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours," FCA said in a statement released a few moments ago. "As a consequence, Mr. Marchionne will be unable to return to work." As we reported earlier this morning, Marchionne has been dealing “massive” and serious complications after surgery to his shoulder. Marchionne was planning to announce his successor next April during the company's announcement of 2018 financial results. Manley joined DiamlerChrysler in 2000 as the director of network development for the UK branch. He would hold various positions at DiamlerChrysler and Chrysler before being named CEO of Jeep in 2009. Under his leadership, Jeep has expanded into other markets and sales have quadrupled. He would also be named CEO of Ram Trucks in 2015. Manley prevailed over two other FCA veterans: CFO Richard Palmer and COO of Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, Alfredo Altavilla. Source: Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA Announcement July 21, 2018 , London - With reference to the health of Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) communicates with profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr. Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours. As a consequence, Mr. Marchionne will be unable to return to work. The Board of Directors of FCA, meeting today, firstly expressed its closeness to Sergio Marchionne and his family and underlined the extraordinary contribution, both human and professional, that he has made to the Company in these years. The Board resolved to accelerate the CEO transition process that has been proceeding over the past months and named Mike Manley as CEO. The Board will therefore propose to the next Shareholder Meeting, to be called in the coming days, that he be elected to the Board and serve as an executive director of the Company. In the meantime, in order to provide for his full authority and operational continuity for the company, the Board has with immediate effect granted Mr. Manley all the powers of CEO. He will also assume responsibility for the NAFTA region. Mr. Manley and his management team will proceed with the implementation of the 2018 – 2022 Business Plan as presented on June 1 of this year, a plan that will further assure FCA’s strong and independent future.
  25. 2 points
    I get the sense that a few of the regulars on this forum are sort of taken by Mavericks ... possibly for their humorous qualities.
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