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  1. Hi there! I'll admit writing this feels somewhat awkward as I really don't like talking about myself. Most of the time, I'm churning out news stories and reviews for various places. But this is somewhat important. Next week, I'll be starting a new job with JATO Dynamics as a Specifications Researcher. Basically, I'll be digging into the various information about features, options, and other information on new vehicles. This may seem somewhat odd to be moving from a writing position to doing a bit of research, but it actually uses a lot of the skills and knowledge that I have gathered from
    11 points
  2. I, in no way, am arguing your logic.... because it makes sense. But, in selling Heavy Duty Rams... I have seen several truck customers opting out of the Cummins and going with the 6.4 motor. It is, with no doubt, a good gas motor in the Heavy Duty. The reasons vary. It usually comes down to the DEF and/or the fact that the customer isn't towing as much as they thought. I, for one, would not need (currently) to buy a diesel if I wanted a Heavy Duty truck. And the $8000 plus difference in cost would also be a factor in my purchase.
    6 points
  3. So much to say yet still missed the point made but whatever. Just the same old, same old from feverant fans who make assumptions about folks who dare to criticize their favorite brand and then sidestep their errors completely to go off on yet another tangent. Whatever floats your boat. Regarding the Regal, give me an AWD Tour X with a mythical 3.6L Turbo, and I’d be a happy man although I’d be happier had GM not killed off the CTS wagon. I will always be a little sour about that one.
    5 points
  4. At one time I tried to live up to your contribution.. but it was too hard.. and only lasted a few articles. Thanks for your dedication. And Good Luck with this new endeavor
    4 points
  5. Thank you for all the time you've put in here over the years. We all appreciate it.
    4 points
  6. Chevrolet didn't want to have Ford hogging the spotlight today in terms of heavy-duty pickups, so they spilled some more details on the upcoming Silverado HD at an event in Flint, MI. Let's start with some big numbers. Chevrolet is claiming all dually Silverado HDs are capable of towing over 30,000 pounds, with max being 35,500 pounds for a regular cab, 2WD model with the 6.6L Duramax Turbodiesel V8. This bests the Ram Heavy Duty's max towing of 35,100 pounds. Max payload sits at 7,466 pounds. To handle all of this weight, Chevrolet has beefed up the frame, axles, prop shafts, and improve
    3 points
  7. This was funny...ordered a DoorDash delivery of Indian food for lunch today, and the driver was the same red bearded Milennial I chatted w/ about 6 months ago w/ the black Tesla Model 3. I noticed the front fascia was scuffed and cracked..he said he had spun it into a snowbank last week. He said when it was really cold last week the door handles froze and it was hard to get into, and that he'd been having intermittent electrical issues inside..and that the touchscreen was hard to use w/ gloves (because the heater quit).
    3 points
  8. That car is so incredibly awesome. I remember getting a tour of the Mustang plant as a kid when the Mustang II was in production. Good times...and good memories of my father who is no longer with us.
    3 points
  9. Wow they managed to make it look smaller and like agile. I think the RAM looks the most luxo but this looks the most techy in top trims
    3 points
  10. After almost 2 years with my current Jeep, I'm definitely happy with the low mileage used approach (it was 3 yrs old with 25k, for close to $20k below the list of a new one).
    3 points
  11. The next vehicle has to be an SUV. Easier to get his elderly parents in and out of now that we're driving them around so much. But even still, I'm never allowed a wagon.
    3 points
  12. I'm not allowed to buy a wagon sadly
    3 points
  13. I am such a sucker for the Mustang. Even the II..... A couple of years ago, someone stuffed the 7.3 V10 in a II chassis! It was epic!!!
    3 points
  14. Cost usually. Going with the Powerstroke over the 6.2 liter is a $10k upgrade. I can't find the config with the V10.
    3 points
  15. GM already did the pushrod V8 transverse in a FWD platform back in the oughts...not the best configuration, IMO.
    3 points
  16. And low end torque, which is good for towing and Super Duty grunty stuff..
    3 points
  17. Good for toughness and more compact packaging.
    3 points
  18. I didn't think we'd see over 7 liters in a production engine again ever.
    3 points
  19. “U are a known Ford fan” Yeah, I’m not touching that other than to say that you are clearly not familiar with my work. Two Ford fans have been banned or walked away from here (and MT) at least partially because of my many criticisms of Ford. Not a bragging thing btw but just illustrating the pure absurd ness of even insinuating that I am a Ford fan much less a “known Ford fan”. LMAO if you seriously even think that.
    3 points
  20. The early Torinos. 1971. The hide-way-headlights are nice, but on the Torino, it reminds me of a 1969 Cougar. I prefer the Cougar's looks. Starsky and Hutch, but the Mercury version. A very dear family friend had one back in the day. A 1974 Mercury Cougar with a 351 Windsor I believe. Shyte brown. Kinda like this one if I remember the car correctly. As much as I hate that 1970s brown on cars, Im very fond of it on that Cougar. 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark 3 1974 Ford Thunderbird 4 door Convertible Town Car
    3 points
  21. So it's almost, but not quite a 460 cubic incher. Fabulous. Of course it will be tres useful in a truck like this. So heartwarming to see.
    2 points
  22. Me either. Why not just twin turbo the 5.0 V8 they already have? I don’t get why they still isn’t an ecoboost V8. And it can’t be fear of turbo in a pick up because the F150 is mostly turbo and the diesel in the heavy duty is turbo. I also thought that V10 died in 2010 that engine was old 10 years ago.
    2 points
  23. I would like to point out that this truck can tow almost 12 of my Ford Focus.
    2 points
  24. This thing is really moving.
    2 points
  25. Thanks. One brand fans don’t get that some of us can point out the flaws in new cars (and old cars for that matter) and not be a fan of an opposing brand or never intending on buying new in the first place. Just because I choose not to buy new does not mean that my opinion is not valid no matter what some overcompensating person says (And no, I am not referring to anyone specific here). Hell, if you ask me, it makes me financially smarter to not pay a mortgage payment on a $70-100K car or truck. Let natural depreciation take care of the bulk of money waste there and then take advantage. It’s h
    2 points
  26. On a side tangent, FCA needs to do an 'LA Rams' edition of the Ram in purple and yellow...
    2 points
  27. What were people still buying the gas V10 for? That's what this is replacing.
    2 points
  28. I remember riding in one at about age 6...my brother was a salesman at the local Ford dealer in the mid 70s, he'd come home with cars like a black '74-76 Thunderbird, dark blue '72 Gran Torino Sport, '76 Mustang II Cobra, etc...
    2 points
  29. Factory made VW half cab, very rare.
    2 points
  30. It lacks the sound soul and fury of the flat six Porsche has had since forever. Give me the 6 over the four. The Push rod V8 a lot of people can handle....not naming names...
    2 points
  31. Here.. put one of these two pushrods in there and see what happens
    2 points
  32. This was my thinking. Smart move to utilize the torquey design. Aren't there still rumors of a 7 liter going into the Rams?
    2 points
  33. It doesn't have a 2-speed transfer case, no. I certainly don't see any of the engines having enough low-end torque to do that unless he was flooring it at the time AND it was a 3.5 Ecoboost. Furthermore, I don't think 4x4 models have "2wd mode". Only a few SUVs have that and I don't think Explorer is one of them. Explorer is AWD all the time. Even still, if there was a 2wd mode, it would be the front wheels that had power at the time.
    2 points
  34. There is still room for a naturally aspirated 3.6... maybe not as a GS, but still.
    2 points
  35. This is just another application that GM needs to drop the 2.7T in. Enough of this 3.6 already.
    2 points
  36. Agree on the CTS wagon, for sure.
    2 points
  37. Then maybe I'm wrong.. I'm confusing U with someone else.. Who are U? Actually.. Doesn't matter to me in the end.. U know that. Cause U know me. pfft Sorry I don't put much thought into posting these days.. but today I'll put a little thought into it.. GM, Ford, Chry.. all have a much more storied past, with two still remaining steadfast in RWD motivated vehicles... way more than Hyundai. Personally I like the diversification of GM's portfolio of vehicles. My only complaint about the company as a whole stems from their heavy reliance on the 3.6L in so many vehicles that would benefit
    2 points
  38. You are correct. I’ve never had a brand allegiance but I had been really liking Cadillac until lately. That little exchange is a great a example of why I took a little break from the forums. I just can’t take certain things that seriously anymore.
    2 points
  39. And I would agree with this 100%!!! I would own a Hellcat/Red Eye first. Or a Scat Pack. A Mustang GT, any engined convertible, GT350 in second place and Id skip the Camaro entirely. Maybe Id do a Trans Am 455 SD from Trans Am Depot in 3rd place instead of an outright Camaro.
    2 points
  40. Funny thing about 60s-70s Fords is the engines are usually pretty solid and reliable. It’s the bodies that rusted horribly here in the land of salty roads.
    2 points
  41. 2019 GMC Terrain SLT AWD 2.0t in Sedona with Black Package. What do you guys think of this FWD-biased lease appliance?
    2 points
  42. Oh man, good luck to you and I hope you enjoy your new position.
    1 point
  43. The big GMC Denali trucks grow on me all of the time.
    1 point
  44. Then maybe you should wake up to the future that is coming. Oil Companies have as Shell will have their stations outfitted with Chargers for pay just like in Europe starting this year as they go about installing all across North America. Read the future here:
    1 point
  45. Agree with your assessment, the Camaro is sterile.
    1 point
  46. I'm going to have one sooner or later. Some details I love the about the Challenger---huge number of variations available, manual available, multiple V8s, an actual trunk, a 2dr w/ frameless door glass, hefty, RWD, and 4 distinct headlights, not melted lighting globs. The car has so much character in a retro modern package. Slyman's Tavern in Independence, OH has a great selection of beers...the corned beef sliders were delicious.
    1 point
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