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  1. 2 points
    Got a text from my brother- he's having a new engine built for his '68 Firebird and they ran it on the dyno. First pull it had restricted oil flow & ate an intake pushrod. On the 2nd pull it ate an exhaust pushrod, so it was only running on 7 cylinders. Made 1,055 HP at "only" 7000 RPMs.
  2. 2 points
    Sweet ride. No Reserve: 38k-Mile 1973 Ford LTD Coupe http://flip.it/3RzB7S
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    Too Late, the Wrangler PHEV is out already on the roads being tested. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/20/2021-jeep-wrangler-phev-spy-photos/
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    Well, you and I can figure it out, but I find most folks are not so good at that interchangeable stuff.....could see them falling off on the freeway...🤣
  6. 2 points
    I love it in black. Matte Black being the favorite. Preferably in 'M" guise of course. But it looks good in any colour, to my eyes at least! Me too, the 4dr over the 2dr But the 2dr is sexy too.
  7. 2 points
    Just go over to the website and look up February sales results for GM or Ford and you'll see and he explains how it came about the numbers if it is wrong then it's wrong and we'll see at the end of this month anyway OK... U are entitled
  8. 2 points
    Grew on me from git, but I see where the changes can be polarizing. The comments about the side window resembling the Accord are with merit.. But again I think they were fine like this too add a bit of youthful flare.. Which is now desperately needed in the segment of midsized luxo cars. Hence I have never dogged out Infiniti for its efforts.. As the 5 series A6 and E class.. Along with the REGULAR CTS are very mature looking and that's who they tend to appeal to. Only when U get there M, RS, AMG, or V variants does a youthful appearance shine thru. This remedies that even on regular trim.. But alas. To each his own and we'll see how it fares in the market place. Personally, as I've said dozens of times before, I'm moving up to the CT6 for size and my, ironically, more mature outlook on things automotive
  9. 2 points
    The Suburban, Yukon(and Denali) XL, and Escalade ESV all exist as XXLs. Last month (Feb)total sales of the Escalade+ESV= 1967 Tahoe+ Suburban =7729 Yukon + Yukon XL= 4019 GM Full-Size SUVs= 13,715 Plus don't forget that the BIG CUVS Enclave and Traverse sold 14,811 Ford sold : Expy+XL =6407 Nav= 1411 Ford Full-Size SUVs = 7,818 GM has a lotta cushion considering that the Chevy and Cadillac brands all by themselves are still outselling the Ford/Lincoln combo.. before U throw in the GMC gravy.. BUT!!! the Escalade was down 29% while Nav was up 32%. I would say that the Lincoln is stealing Cadillac sales more than anything else.. plus the fact that the NAV is relatively new while the Escalade is 5 years on the market already. Hell I bought my Yukon in summer '14 because at the time the Escalade (Short) was selling out as they came into the dealer. Time for GM to go ahead and push out the new SUVs.. and I hear that they did a lot of homework to circumvent any of the current new competition from the likes of Ford/Lincoln, Jeep and BMW
  10. 2 points
    When you're only selling 7 a month, 70% sounds better than it is.
  11. 1 point
    Ford is adding 550 workers to their Kentucky plant that builds the Navigator and Expedition in order to meet surging retail demand for the big SUVs. Retail sales were up 35% which has netted Ford a 5.6% gain in market-share for the Expedition. The Navigator is doing even better with a 70% increase in sales. Ford has already increased line speed and split some jobs to multiple people in an attempt to increase production. Vehicle production will be increased after the July shutdown. Along with the increase in production, Ford will be starting an advertising campaign focusing on the size and spaciousness of the Expedition. Ford increasing job and production in the US stands in sharp contrast to the steep cuts of over 6,000 jobs Ford announced for Europe. View full article
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    I think that ELO and Boston were popular at about the same time, though each of these 4 groups had very distinct sounds. Music from the 70s had more variety than people give it credit for - Steely Dan sort of preceded these acts, Boz Scaggs was concurrent, and the disco era came after it, yet still all within the 70s. But then, the 60s had Motown and the Beatles running concurrently, and a lot more. Motown music is indispensable for a road trip ... today. In terms of pop, I'd say Hall&Oates and Toto were true to form 1980-1985. Today's music is just plain terrible, for the most part. As they say, "Kids today ..."
  14. 1 point
    Seems the First Jeep Gladiators are rolling off the assembly line finally.
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    Try it now. I just cleared the cache.
  16. 1 point
    ^ Same here. Similar situation with highlighting somebody's text to quote them.
  17. 1 point
    Not really into the matte finishes, but that dark green at the bottom is delicious.
  18. 1 point
    Interesting, Guess BMW had that car in a variety of Matte finishes: Matte Bronze Matte Green M6 version in Matte Black M6 in their Green is Nice.
  19. 1 point
    Okay, but I wonder about their source since GM isn't publishing monthly numbers anymore. I'm genuinely curious because I would like to get access to those number myself.
  20. 1 point
    Yes..especially in brown...love the shape. I thought the 4dr looked better than the 2dr version.
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    Maybe the fear is if they make the trunks on sedans too big it will cut into CUV sales..
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    It took me awhile to warm up to the 6 Series Grand Coupe, partly because I did not want to admit that I could like a BMW. But in the end, I put all that bias aside, and saw it for what it truly was...a beautiful car. The 4 Series Grand Coupe is also nice. Its sleek. But one has to like that sorta thing in the first place (sloping, fastback, coupe styling on sedans) to truly enjoy the looks of it. But, that style, has been over done by many brands over the years, I must admit. That look has become generic. There was a time when it wasnt generic though. I dont understand one thing though. Why are designers afraid to go back to sleek designs, but with a trunk? Why must a fast-back look to a sedan automatically mean that there is not trunk lid? ( I like that modern fastback look, but cars in the 1990s did that sleek look better IMO) Or C pillar designs that are not copied from one another? I understand high belt lines are the culprit and the reason for those maybe for safety regulations...beams inside the doors, thicker A-Pillars for crumple zones to protect the cabin and the like... But that still does not change the fact that sleekness does not always mean no trunk lid, and the complete lack individuality concerning the shape of the windows back and front... All the cars I posted, (and there are many more), they all have a UNIQUE design to ALL the window area, front and back of the car that blends in beautifully with the roofline of the car, the doors and the side profile of the car... If you analyze the Olds Aurora with the Chrysler 300M, you would realize that the greenhouse, the roofline, the slopes, the windows the way they flow, the design of the profiles, are very very similar between the two....yet very very very different... I just dont get it with today's cars and CUVs/SUVs... I wouldnt be THAT much against CUVs had they not all looked the same...
  24. 1 point
    The only one of BMW's Gran Coupes or Gran Turismos I liked the looks of was the 6 series Gran Coupe..was a beautiful car, IMO.
  25. 1 point
    Well, I don't like their other "Gran Coupes". I can't imagine shorter proportions are going to make this look good, look at Escala -> CT5.
  26. 1 point
    Well, I don't like their other "Gran Coupes". I can't imagine shorter proportions are going to make this look good, look at Escala -> CT5.
  27. 1 point
    No, you have to divide that number by 3. GM only reports numbers quarterly now.
  28. 1 point
    So then this would say BMW is joining the likes of Toyota, Chevrolet, etc. in whoring out an auto to every Tom, Dick and Harry they can! FWD is the New Ultimate Driving Machine? GM beat them to this by what 30 years? @balthazar
  29. 1 point
    I am sure that the new Escalade will come out sooner than later given the results from Ford and Lincoln.
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    Do I get a Millennial Hug to make me feel better and Trophies all around so we do not forget to include everyone both winners and losers? Course according to the 21st century parenting guide, there is no more winners or losers. Everyone is equal.
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    That's what training videos and manuals are for.. of course, to make this appealing to a younger market it should be dynamically reconfigurable via a phone app...transformers!
  34. 1 point
    Its similar in size to the current 5 series.. I think they probably dropped the size a few inches to 194-195 inches. It's currently (CTS) 195.5, while the 5Series is 194.6. So yeah.. I could see that. I think what U are gonna see is a tweener pricing strategy more than anything else.. but the escalated trims will raise the prices to the same level as the German competition. My guess still is that the CT5 is going to be priced like the now $40K BMW 330i, but obviously larger.. SO I figure starting around $45K with the 2.0LTT, which is still $8K less than the 530i. Most don't realize that is what is done with the CT6 and XT5 already. A CT6 starts out at $51K, but in luxury trim where in truth the 7series, for instance, doesn't even have a competitor (4cylinder engine) .. but once U get to the level where a 740i starts... the CT6 Sport 3.0LTT swoops in with a price point that isn't far behind at $70K.. and if U go Platinum.. it is right on top of the 740 at about $88K. I think the confusion comes because there is an idea that the A Class/CLA and A3 are the proper spots for compact luxos and the segment leader, 3Series has now grown to almost previous gen Camry size. To me the CT5 is a nice departure.. that may flip the script and bring in new buyers that were turned off by the still perceived snooty look of even the current CTS. Lets face it.. as beautiful as it is, the GEN3, it still comes off as more of an STS, or mature Mid-Size than it does 5Series, boring but Camry-ish look for millennial. This CT5 looks genuinely sport in both forms
  35. 1 point
    Low demand = low prices there, Chief.
  36. 1 point
    Problem is/was; the CLA sedan was also in the 3-series / c-class larger compact niche. I think that's why MB shrunk the a-class a bit. Regardless of market intentions, the initial comment I made was addressing interior vs. exterior dimensions.
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    It’s the song we can always sing along to...
  39. 1 point
    For the sake of not being banned, I’ll keep my mouth shut. That said, the plant will not go to waste.......
  40. 1 point
    Come on Eileen, huh? Ive had Come Dancing in my head the past two days. I did not hear the song anywhere. It just popped in there just like that!
  41. 1 point
    Heard while channel surfing in my car yesterday. It sort of fits to hear "Come On, Eileen" the day after St. Patrick's Day.
  42. 1 point
    The early failure rate for start-up auto ventures was tremendous. Have a book here at hand, American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles 1891-1996. It catalogs 1,250 makes... maybe 25 remain?
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    I’d assume the smaller trunks are related to the more aerodynamic short deck fastback shapes. Crumple zones are nothing new, the 80s Merc S class had them and a big trunk.
  45. 1 point
    I thought they downsized the CT5 from the CTS to become a tweener again like how the 1st and 2nd generations CTS were.
  46. 1 point
    I think it's hilarious that you are like the personal embodiment of a GM product. You're every bit as classless, and as much a piece of trash. It's no wonder you love them so much. @Drew Dowdell Is there any reason why we let let this vile, GM leg humping garbage pile continue to plague this site?
  47. 1 point
    This is very exciting, I wonder if one could get a longer bed then to replace the standard 4.5' bed. That would allow them to build a single truck with bed length options. The future of trucks / SUV's based on a skateboard concept is what will bring true customization to peoples orders as they can mix n match what they want in their auto. EXCITING TIMES!
  48. 1 point
    According to RivianForums.com, Electric vehicle startup Rivian has filed for a patent on an innovative new reconfigurable bed system for the Rivian R1T pickup truck. The system is comprised of different moduals that can be swapped out depending on what use the owner has in mind. Users would be able to choose from a flatbed, a cargo bed, a bed with side rails, and a couple of bed cap options. The bed system shows off one of the advantages of the skateboard style platform that underpins the R1T and Rivian R1S. The truck will be able to detect which module is installed and adjust things like suspension dampening, ride height, and braking to best match the new configuration. This is the second patent filing for Rivian that involves modularity. The first was a removable truck bed auxiliary battery to extend the driving range of the vehicle. Hit the source link below to visit Rivian Forums and check out their renders of possible configurations of the R1T reconfigurable bed system. Related:
  49. 1 point
    A. You said "cannot afford", I responded to that, and your response back centered around 'computer engineers'. I don't associate that profession with being unable to afford a car. B. The vast vast majority of people store at least some items in their vehicles for various reasons. Some keep a LOT of items in their vehicles (nothing wrong with that). Still others work out of their vehicles. These types of consumers aren't going to be in this market. C. I do NOT relish the thought of getting inside a vehicle regularly where who knows who has been doing who knows what. People treat public use items in generally terrible ways.
  50. 1 point
    Yeah. China is a truly protectionist country. They already have a 25% tariff on all imported vehicles. While I would rather not see the plant close down, GM needs a product that sells like hotcakes that will keep Lordstown open. Ideally, Buick would make the Encore and the Envision (as well as the Trax and Equinox/Terrain) in Lordstown rather than SK/China.
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